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Death Painted Life
Death Painted Life
aznym


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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Sri Lanka
Date: May 13, 2007
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125sec
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.8636
Avg (commenters): 8.6552
Avg (participants): 6.5625
Avg (non-participants): 7.0357
Views since voting: 3234
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 220
Comments: 52
Favorites: 16 (view)


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07/24/2007 01:54:45 AM
This is a great image, very well composed with beautiful tones and very emotive. Excellent job!
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06/01/2007 12:31:06 AM
Love this image, this was my favorite in this challenge.
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05/23/2007 08:54:48 AM
Excellent photograph...I really liked the moody style of this. Congratulation on the HM!
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05/22/2007 08:06:52 PM
Fantastic composition, Aznym. Congrats on your 5th place. Very arty... I keep staring at it!
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05/22/2007 08:02:18 PM
Only someone with your unique visionary outlook can pull off such an articulate study. You have managed to cut your path and share with us some highlights of your artistic journey. Congratulations on your 5th place finish!
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05/21/2007 10:14:38 PM
great shot! well done!
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05/21/2007 02:17:06 PM
Truly beautiful, a really great shot. Congrats on top 5.
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05/21/2007 01:02:48 PM
my favourite
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05/21/2007 12:28:16 PM
This is honestly the most CD worthy image in the bunch right down to the font. Really nice work.
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05/21/2007 11:26:55 AM
This was one of my picks for a Ribbon, great shot well done
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05/21/2007 08:50:28 AM
Love the photography of this shot. Congrats on the high finish!
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05/21/2007 02:45:10 AM
Congrats on your 5th, very well done!
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05/21/2007 02:24:36 AM
great stuff
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05/21/2007 02:07:11 AM
my blue ribbon in a challenge of many excellent quality photos. superb.
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05/21/2007 01:08:24 AM
minimum means
Maximum impact
absolutley great stuff
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05/21/2007 12:15:53 AM
congrats on the top 10! well deserved.
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05/21/2007 12:08:20 AM
wow..
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05/21/2007 12:06:22 AM
Congrats. One of my favs!!!
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05/21/2007 12:04:59 AM
awesome man
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05/21/2007 12:02:34 AM
congratulations on top 5! beautiful work.
this should have ribboned!!
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05/21/2007 12:02:33 AM
sweet! what a perfect 'gift' ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 09:28:33 PM
Fabulous. Looks just like an album cover.
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05/20/2007 04:27:53 PM
I like this one a lot. Great gradient background and overall tones
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05/20/2007 02:21:37 PM
Nice, clean, simple cover. Nicely done ... I can see this on the shelves. 8
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05/20/2007 02:56:45 AM
One of a very small number that actually looks to me like a REAL album cover. I would have prefered the title to have a dash between the first two words; just would have made a bit more sense to me. But, I can see it being the other way too. Love the colors, composition, and DOF. 10. (My top favorite in this challenge.)
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05/19/2007 09:38:06 PM
Death Painted Life consisted entirely of drummers. Leo sang, sometimes, or maybe moaned. It was hard to distinguish any words. Jacklyn, the only female drummer, fell in love with Leo on the night of their first recording. It was raining. They all loved the rain, God's percussion, and a simple joy infused their playing. You can hear it best on track 3, "waterlunge"... but as I was saying, Jacklyn fell in love with Leo that night, the way he closed his eyes when he sang, the way words seemed unimportant to him, the way weather surrounded them both. You can hear her love best on track 5, "wellington" and her drum solo on track 8, "calla halo", is surely nothing other than the sound of her heart about to burst. All her life she had felt invisible and here she was now, a drummer in a group of drummers... who would notice her? who could even hear her? but Leo's gentle vocalese seemed to fill her with presence... was it his presence or her own? she didn't care. There was now some color within her outline. People were looking at her. They could see her!

it turned out Leo was gay. Sorry, Jacklyn. Jacklyn? Where did you go? her name is fading from the liner notes! But I can still hear her holding the songs together, like those things in a leaf that look like veins...

10
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05/18/2007 02:28:33 PM
excellant
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05/17/2007 10:55:04 PM
Fantastic image, great overall composition with the font.
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05/17/2007 05:40:54 PM
Wow, I love this shot. The high contrast, the incredible detail, that texture of the dessicated leaf and then the surface beneath, the wonderful shapes of the light and shadows, the composition with the leaf and darkness of the background below and the lighter lines of the surface leading away upwards... oh yes. And I like the text position and font too. Yup.
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05/17/2007 09:37:46 AM
Not only looks like cover art, but is also an excellent photo on its own merit. Nice job!
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05/17/2007 08:01:30 AM
you dof really adds drama to a very simple image.....great job....your font is excellent
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05/17/2007 03:08:29 AM
This has got to be in the top 3! Amazing shot. The lines, the focus, the colours, excellent
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05/17/2007 02:58:55 AM
very nice album cover. the text goes great with the background. there's some nice detail in the leaf though some parts are overexposed. very interesting!
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05/17/2007 02:24:28 AM
eerie and a 10
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05/17/2007 12:51:46 AM
best so far.

ok im back, this is the best. one of only a few that actually look like an album cover rather than a average photograph that has had alphabet spaghetti thrown up on it.
10
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05/16/2007 07:20:42 PM
Looks like a real album cover. I love the font. Where did you get it? Good choice of subject and nicely processed.
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05/16/2007 04:08:04 PM
looks like it could be an old grundge bacnd cover, like pearl jam or silverchair or something. I like!
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05/16/2007 08:19:00 AM
Very good. Similar title to one that was running round my head pre-challenge.. should be an easy top 10. good luck
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05/16/2007 06:33:02 AM
Fantastic processing. Extremely effective image that fits well with your chosen album title. 8
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05/15/2007 07:35:50 PM
nice choice, everything fits.
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05/15/2007 11:44:59 AM
this is beautiful, i love the tones and the dof. very nice one.
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05/15/2007 10:54:25 AM
lovely texture
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05/15/2007 09:00:30 AM
excellent image - great use of light and the graphics/ font is perfect
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05/14/2007 07:32:44 PM
Simple with pleasant contrast. Looks like an album cover too. Back to bump you up to 8.
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05/14/2007 06:08:08 PM
I think this is the entry which look most like a real album cover nice and simple
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05/14/2007 04:45:22 PM
very very cool! I especially love the background.
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05/14/2007 03:22:46 PM
This is really awesome - best yet. 10.
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05/14/2007 12:11:17 PM
Very cool, I like the simplicity
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05/14/2007 08:13:28 AM
goos shot, like the graininess and toning. picture and typography go well together
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05/14/2007 03:32:13 AM
Excellent photograph, very nice simple presentation.
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05/14/2007 01:16:13 AM
Very cool photo. I don't think I've ever seen a leaf decay like that.
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05/14/2007 12:17:33 AM
WOW, this is fantastic!!!! 10
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