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Last Supper
3rd PlaceLast Supper
De Sousa


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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Lisbon
Date: Sep 30, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2007

This was staged on purpose to create this photograph inspired by the famous painting The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. I followed a lot from Da Vinciís master piece, did some research on other works and added my own interpretation.

The Last Supper specifically portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus said one of them would betray Him. All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock. I focus my attention on Jesus, Judas and Peter, so the main changes I did compared to the original were with those three.

But letís see whatís going on; From left to right:

The first apostles form a group of three, all are surprised.

The second group of three is where Judas is. He is the only one with his back facing Jesus. Peter is in this group too, and looks angry and suspicious. He has placed the knife on the table near to him to have control over that weapon. If someone will try to reach the knife he will get it first not letting anyone else use it. But he doesnít believe that someone from the group could betray Jesus. The most probable situation would come from someone in the outside, so he his looking at you.

The next group of three. One is clearly upset; another looks stunned, with his arms wide open; he's falling because all the strength in his legs has gone. Meanwhile, one of the apostles appears to be requesting some explanation.

The final group of three. Two of them are turned toward Simon, perhaps to find out if he has any answer to their initial questions.

Jesus is at centre with both hands turned upside receiving the Divine light over Him. All of the angles in the composition and light draw attention to Christ.

The number 3, which is an allusion to the Holy Trinity, is the main key to this work. All the composition is based in a triangle with focus on Jesus; and the shape of Christ's figure resembles a triangle too. The Apostles are forming groups of three. There are three objects on the table representing the Holy Grail (A cup for the wine, a plate for the bread and a knife to divide the food). There are 3 seated apostles on the right side of Jesus and another 3 seated on the left side. If you count the number of open fingers (in the hands of the Apostles) youíll find 72 fingers which is multiple of 3. Three Apostles in the left side and a further 3 in the right are wearing black. Three have their faces hidden. There are 3 tattoo skulls. And so on...

There are a lot more references to the number 3 in this work. I purposely created some but at the end I could find a lot more. I'm sorry that 640px doesn't do justice to all the details in this photograph.

Thank you for the nice comments and support.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.3938
Avg (commenters): 8.7606
Avg (participants): 7.3438
Avg (non-participants): 7.3993
Views since voting: 30081
Views during voting: 873
Votes: 325
Comments: 214
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01/26/2013 11:52:24 AM
This is fab.
10/27/2012 01:22:01 PM
Holy .... ;p

69 x 10 , is that a record?
01/01/2011 10:30:28 AM
This looks amazing - has the feel of a Discovery or TLC show print ad.
01/29/2010 11:09:03 AM
This is one of my favorites, I just stumbled upon it & it is amazing.
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04/07/2009 12:16:58 PM
NOt only is this an absolutely amazing portrayal of "The Last Supper", but your explanation of it was fantastic as well. I am so glad I happened upon this piece of art.
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01/21/2009 01:19:00 PM
Just realized something about this shot.

THIRD place? Is DPC completely INSANE?

:facepalm:
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12/04/2008 05:31:37 PM
This is a brilliant piece of art - and theatre direction too. Fantastic job.
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10/13/2008 09:03:42 PM
Wow! I love this photo so much... Would you consider making it available as a print for us mere mortals? :)
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09/05/2008 09:06:12 PM
i love it man its amazing
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08/17/2008 06:41:58 PM
Incredible shot!!!
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07/27/2008 10:30:10 AM
Jorge, just ran across your photo again. And I still feel the need to tell you that IMO this may very well be the BEST photo I've run across on DPC yet. Love it, absolutely love it.
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07/15/2008 04:42:33 PM
I think I saw this picture on MTV.....
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06/25/2008 09:30:18 AM
I just stumbled upon this photo again. I have to say, it's one of the best I've seen on DPC. The setup and mindfulness that went into this is just amazing. I've actually showed it to people who are neither on DPC nor into photography.

It would probably look utterly stunning in large in a cool frame on the wall.
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05/28/2008 11:43:38 PM
I would love to buy a print of this. Will you ever consider selling? It's just amazing!
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03/03/2008 03:02:28 AM
i had to check to make sure that i had commented on this one before...
in reiteration,
i see 12 photos a week on dpchallenge, and this one is still one of my top 5 in the last 6 months
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02/07/2008 08:49:04 PM
Originally posted by goodman:

photograph of the year imo.
bump :)
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02/03/2008 11:33:58 PM
unbelievable talent, you amaze me...
How this is not your highest scoring image, I don't know. IMO your best effort and execution.
wow.
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01/16/2008 04:47:53 PM
I apologize - profusely, and at length - for not putting you into my favorite photographers before now. Very cool work (not just this). Well thought out and executed. You rock.
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01/01/2008 08:12:40 PM
Originally posted by goodman:

photograph of the year imo.


Les is absolutely correct. My favorite photo at DPC to date.
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01/01/2008 08:50:05 AM
photograph of the year imo.
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12/24/2007 11:11:40 AM
Fantastic Shot, as in all of your work.
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12/04/2007 05:58:48 PM
Been a christian for years... This is one of the most inspiring pieces of art I've seen. Love it. (in referance to the comment below- yeah I too don't think Jesus would have actually have had a tatoo; but I dont believe it to be a sin. However I do love the symbolism of it...) I hope you don't mind everyone looking into the piece! lol Is this ever going up for sale?
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11/21/2007 07:43:13 PM
Very interesting perspective.
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10/27/2007 11:30:21 AM
A very neat shot De Sousa, quite impressed, really love your take on the last supper, i like everything about it, very well done, favorited.
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10/24/2007 09:31:48 PM
I've seen and looked over this picture about 100 times. I have only one problem with the picture. I'll get to that in a bit.

I think the idea of Jesus hanging out with this group of people is great! Who is to say Leonardo Da Vinci painting is real or the truth. Don't be angre with me. This is just my opinion!

The problem I do have with this photo is the tattoos on Jesus. I'm sorry but tattoos are a act of sin. Jesus did not sin. He was flawless unlike us. I have three tattoos myself and I'm far from perfect! I have to say that I'm a huge Jesus freak! I think mpeters said it best "The followers of Christ were rough men, with a couple of exceptions. My reaction to your tatooed men is probably similar to the reaction of society to Jesus' disciples.

But why Jesus tattooed?

Message edited by author 2007-10-24 21:38:59.
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10/24/2007 09:13:19 PM
... I thought I was editing this post....guess not. Look above this one :)



Message edited by author 2007-10-24 21:33:47.
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10/24/2007 03:41:08 PM
One of my favorite photos on this website.
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10/17/2007 06:06:56 AM
I just came back to this shot to read some of the comments. I still think this was the most brilliant image of the challenge, one of the best I've seen in a while. The amount of work that went in to the setup alone is worth a ribbon.

I'm quite certain the handful of low scores were people who felt this image to be "blasphemous", when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Well done, and once again congratulations on a masterpiece.

Message edited by author 2007-10-17 06:07:50.
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10/16/2007 05:33:42 AM
It's a blue ribbon by far!!!
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10/16/2007 03:36:27 AM
Jorge don't stop submitting to the challenges. Your work is professional, you try to learn us how we must work if we want to raise our level .
Your IMAGINATION is something else.....This photo is a master piece

The first place is the only place for this photo

Message edited by author 2007-10-16 03:38:33.
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10/15/2007 11:31:46 AM
Excelente trabalho. Um 3º lugar não é suficiente para este tipo de trabalho, pormenor e dedicação. Parabéns

Excellent work. A 3rd place it's not enought for this kind of work, detail and dedication. Congrats
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10/15/2007 10:01:03 AM
A Brilliant Work of Art. I love all the tattoos and jeans juxtaposed by the pure white lace tablecloth and red underneath making me think of the blood about to be spilled. Wow, I will be coming back to look at this again and again. CONGRATS!
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10/15/2007 08:22:36 AM
excellent work, congratz !!
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10/15/2007 08:08:17 AM
Brilliant idea well executed. Congratulations!
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10/14/2007 11:11:44 PM
this picture is absolutely outstanding. an awesome idea that was very well thought out.

to me, this is first place.
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10/14/2007 10:37:43 PM
at least this one is interesting. 1 and 2?
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10/14/2007 10:28:38 PM
Outstanding!!!!! VERY well done. Congrats.
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10/14/2007 08:09:47 PM
brilliant
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10/14/2007 03:59:17 PM
ok.. the 4 people who gave it a 1 are probably just going around on a second free account giving 1's to everyone in order to raise their own averages, as for this picture, WOW. You are truly a master. And have very good friends willing to pose for you. Although I would not want to walk into a dark alley and find them waiting for me at the end.
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10/13/2007 07:13:40 PM
I don't understand the 1's. Great shot
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10/13/2007 06:33:05 AM
Jorge - I have just finished reading the write-up and am truly impressed by the level of research, thought, and effort that went into this shot.

The attention to detail, and the technicals are magnificent.

Very impressed.

Perhaps they should have a chart to measure the highest number of 10's received in a challenge - this would surely be up near the top.

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10/12/2007 03:47:01 PM
You even finished in position 3 which is perhaps more fitting that getting the blue ribbon!
This is a very powerful photo which is very thought provoking. I commend you for attempting such a BIG task, not only in the execution of the shot, but for sharing in your understanding of what is going on beneath the surface of the shot. To me, this goes beyond what we generally classify as 'photography and interpretation' and enters into a realm of discernment and genuine insight, which few care to venture.
Congratulations
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10/12/2007 12:35:26 PM
Jorge, this is really impressive. The time you took to arrange groups of three throughout the photo and the result make this a true work of art. I believe this heartily deserved the blue ribbon.
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10/12/2007 01:07:38 AM
great concept, beautiful implementation.
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10/11/2007 11:34:06 PM
The fact that this shot received almost twice as many 10's as the images in first and second place pretty much says it all.

Okay, so it probably doesn't say it all.... but, for once, I'm not feeling particularly controversial.
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10/11/2007 08:37:14 PM
Very original, very cool...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon Jorge!
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10/11/2007 06:52:22 PM
Very good.
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10/11/2007 03:53:09 PM
Congrats Jorge, funny you should do this take on this challenge as we recently had a very big ad campaign that was controversial here in Iceland based on the last supper and guess where it was shot... In Portugal of course!

//www.arimagg.com/Home/CAMPAIGNS/LastSupper/
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10/11/2007 01:31:41 PM
wow, I love how thought out this photo is.
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10/11/2007 12:40:44 AM
as a Christian, as a photographer, as a human being, i love this picture! amazing. adding to favorites....
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10/11/2007 12:30:49 AM
freak ya!
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10/10/2007 11:59:08 PM
You were my only 10 I gave out. This is brilliant!!!!!! You are brillinat!!!!!!!
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10/10/2007 11:58:20 PM
this is great
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10/10/2007 09:04:18 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon! Excellent image quality.
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10/10/2007 08:00:34 PM
congrats on this ribbon of yours its well deserved one too!!!

I love the character in this photograph has......just awesome
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10/10/2007 07:32:46 PM
i agree. shame on who ever voted a 6 or under on this

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 19:33:39.
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10/10/2007 07:17:31 PM
I honestly believe this belongs in the wall of a museum just as much as the inspiring painting. A truly breathtaking work of art. It must be quite a sight in full resolution.
A word for those who voted 1, 2, 3, or 4: shame on you.

Será que há um lugarzito no CCB para esta obra de arte? Se não, que tal no Centro Português de Fotografia? Um forte abraço de PARABÉNS.
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10/10/2007 06:29:19 PM
Wow!! What an excellent idea for a group portrait. I love the lighting and the overall capture
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10/10/2007 06:06:32 PM
Congratulations! Beautifully done.
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10/10/2007 05:54:59 PM
outstanding. you never cease to amaze me.

where did you find all the models?

congrats - blow it up into a poster.

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10/10/2007 05:16:58 PM
excellent
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10/10/2007 05:02:26 PM
A wonderful take on the painting. I love it...very modern and yet you can see the original coming through.
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10/10/2007 04:48:19 PM
Congratulations. This is fantastic, I know I said it before, but it bears repeating. Woooohoooo 69 10s. Proof positive!
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10/10/2007 04:11:28 PM
This is one of the best shots I've ever seen on DPC... or anywhere for that matter. I'd love you to post a larger version somewhere so we can see the detail.

Excellent work.
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10/10/2007 03:50:58 PM
I honestly don't know how to express how much I love this shot. You always have top notch work and creativity, but to be honest this is leaps and bounds above your previous stuff in my opinion. I want a big print for my office, are you gonna make them available?
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10/10/2007 02:17:28 PM
Brilliant!
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10/10/2007 02:14:59 PM
I told you!!! Congrats on this winning image!! Well deserved ribbon!
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10/10/2007 01:53:43 PM
Mais uma fita. Parabéns. Fantástica imagem!
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10/10/2007 01:21:03 PM
This is just brilliant. Congratulations! Cheers, Sandra
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10/10/2007 01:01:09 PM
Perhaps for another challenge - if, rather than taking a flippant snapshot, you would apply yourself and spend a little quality time considering your approach - you may get the blue.
; )
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10/10/2007 11:55:47 AM
Of course, only the 3rd place could be perfect for this image
As 21.gif yanko said: - This is unreal!

Avg (all users): 7.3938, 73938 is also a multiple of 3 ;)

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10/10/2007 11:50:20 AM
I just read the notes, and I'm amazed at all of the thought, preparation and staging that went into this. When I commented before I thought it was a sort of haphazard set-up with gangsta' disciples in a modern room, but when I see how much you put into it I'm very impressed. Well deserved ribbon.
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10/10/2007 11:11:02 AM
Wow! Just....Wow! This is your best yet. Actually, it's the best I've seen on this site in awhile. I'd like to see a large print of this hanging on a wall somewhere.
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10/10/2007 10:58:53 AM
Congrats. ONe of my favs and it's so original.
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10/10/2007 10:41:43 AM
I wish I would have voted this would have been a ten! Really shows haow the last supper could have looked if it happened today. As group phots go this is an awesome example, congrats on the ribbon.
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10/10/2007 10:30:19 AM
WOW.......what an absolutely phenominal shot.....not only technically, but most important to me.....meaning and emoting something from people! This was really a brilliant piece and really quite inspiring. Not to mention COMICAL! I just LOVE this! Great going there and congrats on the ribbon! Much deserved. BTW...it's been added to my faves!

*To the complete IDIOTS that scored this a 1-4.....PBBBTTTT.....quit voting!*

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 10:33:15.
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10/10/2007 10:02:25 AM
Jorge, I LOVE THIS! Technically, it's flawless of course like all your photos, but what touches me is that I really believe that if Jesus were here in the flesh today, these are the kinds of folks he would call friends. He would be hanging out at his last supper with them, and prob'ly not the suits and ties that show up in church every time the doors are open, then leave the church and look down their noses at people who are different.

Thank you for giving us all the inside scoop on the thought and attention to detail you paid in setting this up. You and your friends are absolutely THE BOMBS!!!!

Adding it to my favorites too!

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10/10/2007 09:51:44 AM
No offence to the top 2 entries, but i definatly think that this one is a clear winner. Mostly 10/10 scores. Not something you see happen often. But hey... you came 3rd ;) maybe it was fate.
Great work.

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10/10/2007 09:47:15 AM
Wowee, look at all the comments! Great modern rendition. Congrats on the ribbon! Well done.
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10/10/2007 09:45:51 AM
Amazing job! Congrats on including as much detail as you did. Very impressive!
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10/10/2007 09:18:42 AM
Just an incredible shot my friend. I love your interpretation, and how much you really put into this. Each man has a feel and expression on his face that gives you a story. Love the break down of you shot, and the story behind all the different aspects of your work. Very well thought out and lit of course. It seems to be very difficult to have this many in your shot, and yet to have all perfectly representing the disciples. Well done! And also love that all of these are my Portuguese brothers!! Parabens!
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10/10/2007 09:13:28 AM
The only thing missing is that one of them should be a woman! ;D

Now I wish I had voted on this challenge. It would have been such a thrill to find this. Then again, it was thrilling to find it on the front page. The poses that you got from these guys are very impressive. Formal yet expressive.

The only reason this didn't get a blue is that you offended some people. That's a great reason for not getting a blue!
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10/10/2007 09:08:21 AM
You really put a lot of thought into this.
It's quite inspiring.
Congrats.
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10/10/2007 08:56:33 AM
Outstanding! Enjoyed reading your photographer's comments, too. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/10/2007 08:53:52 AM
Great image Jorge!!! I thought this might get tanked by some who might see it as sacrilege but happy it made it to the top. My first thought was that it reminded me of Renee Cox's Last Supper that Rudy Giuliani got upset about and started a censorship campaign over.

edited:just noticed that you got four 1's. Glad they got shouted down by the 69 10's. Yah!

PS:Do all the people in Portugal look like that?

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 10:16:39.
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10/10/2007 08:10:10 AM
De Sousa, this is an amazing image. I keep coming back to it. I love what you have done conceptually, as well as aesthetically. You have come back to prove yet again what kind of cool stuff you can do with hot-shoe flashes. Would love to see how this looks as a large print.
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10/10/2007 08:02:51 AM
Superb, superb, superb!
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10/10/2007 06:46:47 AM
superb work, subtle and in your face at the same time. this should have won - it has the greatest latitude of thought and emotion of the three top. well done indeed!
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10/10/2007 06:32:13 AM
Da Vinci in a West Side Story format.... nice idea.
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10/10/2007 06:19:24 AM
Jorge, I run out of superlatives. Technique, lights but above all creativity are blue ribbon stuff. Subject has offended some and unfortunately with it some unmerited low votes, take those away and your masterpiece tops 8.
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10/10/2007 06:10:03 AM
Good work. I am stunned that you only used so few light to light upp the picture. and only using the 580 flass.
This picture of last supper have been used so many times but your version is very nice
*Keep upp the good work.
Lydur
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10/10/2007 06:05:12 AM
Stunning effort! This is such a fantastic interpretation of the Last Supper. Congrats on a special image.
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10/10/2007 05:15:29 AM
Jorge, you're back! I was wondering where you were. This image is stunning and now that I read about all the details I'm even more impressed. I'm glad it did so well.
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10/10/2007 05:02:21 AM
Excellent Repro! The use of tattooed, apparently biker-types, is IMHO the cultural equivalent of the original Twelve's station in Life! Nicely Done! Congratulations! :)
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10/10/2007 04:46:50 AM
This is probably very close to what it would look like today if Jesus was among us. He did not pick the rich and "beautiful" to join him. Not even the priests. He chose the "scum" (to others) and he is also said to have not looked as beautiful as we all picture in our minds.
Thank you for sharing this great picture.
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10/10/2007 04:38:16 AM
The real in depth study & excellent execution! Congrats!!
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10/10/2007 03:51:51 AM
Absolutely superb! Wonderful work.
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10/10/2007 03:34:16 AM
Well I guess this had to finish 3rd. That's the only reason I can think of for why this didn't win. Unreal Jorge.
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10/10/2007 03:29:22 AM
Leaves me speechless. There should be an extra ribbon for this. Must be a new highscore in comments, too.
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10/10/2007 02:11:53 AM
Damn dude, you got robbed. This deserved so much more, its amazing. You know those 1's 2's and 3's are just jealous competition, keep it comin.
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10/10/2007 02:02:28 AM
This is so cool, very interesting and innovative. such a dynamic group shot with some strong symbolism. i love it
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10/10/2007 01:42:40 AM
voters got it right for a change. congrats, well deserved.
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10/10/2007 01:31:16 AM
Outstanding interpretation. This was worth the effort.
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10/10/2007 01:21:40 AM
Congrats on an outstanding shot, both in concept and execution.
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10/10/2007 01:20:51 AM
Fantastic, Wow !!
Congrats !
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10/10/2007 01:17:54 AM
If an image ever deserved to dethrone the legendary pool table shot, this may have been the one. Do you work for a living? ;) Congrats!

The followers of Christ were rough men, with a couple of exceptions. My reaction to your tatooed men is probably similar to the reaction of society to Jesus' disciples.
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10/10/2007 01:14:34 AM
this should have ribboned...dpc is weird...jaja
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10/10/2007 12:59:17 AM
Wow.
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10/10/2007 12:53:05 AM
Stunning - smart, creative, deep, beautiful. Wish I could see this in a larger version.
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10/10/2007 12:50:28 AM
Your creativity continues to astound. Congrats yet again!
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10/10/2007 12:49:56 AM
There's so much going here, it's great! :)

This picture is worth more than a thousand words, it's an entire book.
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10/10/2007 12:49:25 AM
brilliant! I love the contrast from the tattooed apostles and the (relatively) unmarked 'Jesus'.

I also like the simplicity in their attire which generally consists of whites, blacks and denim blues. Very much in keeping with a working class group. The shirtless aspect is quite suitable for the customs of the place and time. Fantastic choice for Peter.

Do you use the Sigma 500 with the IR trigger or the optical slave with your Canon flashes?
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10/10/2007 12:42:56 AM
Jorge, this is just astounding work. Loved it the moment I saw it. Sorry I didn't take the time to comment earlier. You have impressed me on many levels.
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10/10/2007 12:36:26 AM
Great idea; well researched and done! Congratulations.
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10/10/2007 12:33:56 AM
Congrats! Awesome picture!
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10/10/2007 12:31:34 AM
This is a really cool, masterful interpretation!
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10/10/2007 12:27:00 AM
Fantastic shot, beyond fantastic, I am astounded by your shots, simply amazing. Congratulations!
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10/10/2007 12:25:41 AM
This is WAY cool...and I love your explanation. Thanks for taking the time to type it all out. Congratulations on a unique and interesting shot for this challenge. I'd really like to see this in a larger format. I also hope you give each one of these guys a print! They earned it.
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10/10/2007 12:19:54 AM
Dang, I love your retrospect in this. Amazing how you took the time and interpreted a very well known scene in your own view, and showed it in your art. I really like how you showed Peter in this, gave him a bit more personalism somehow. Well done sir, and congrats on your ribbon!
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10/10/2007 12:19:05 AM
Congrats on a masterful interpretation, and wonderful execution. Arguably the most forethought given to an image on the entire site. It's hard to say that with a 7.4 you were robbed... but I'm inclined ;O). Well done!
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10/10/2007 12:15:30 AM
I don't understand how this shows religious profanity in any way; I'd say just the opposite!
It's simply wonderful, in the true meaning of the word.
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10/10/2007 12:15:25 AM
Wow!!! Jorge, I'm really glad I was mistaken and most people really appreciated this work of art.
Congratulations!!!!!
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10/10/2007 12:14:10 AM
Congratulations!!

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 00:16:56.
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10/10/2007 12:11:02 AM
WOWSA...YOU ROCK BABE!
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10/10/2007 12:10:08 AM
A totally amazing photo! Just awesome...
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10/10/2007 12:08:00 AM
Wow! After reading about all the details, I appreciate this one even better! Congratulations on yet another recognition of your talent.

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10/10/2007 12:07:49 AM
Wow! Welcome back... you were robbed. ;-)
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10/10/2007 12:06:56 AM
Awesome, Jorge! Look at all those 10s (I was happy to be one of them). I guess those 10s were countered by those 1s, 2s and 3s! What a fun and complex undertaking and a well-deserved ribbon.
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10/10/2007 12:06:00 AM
Thought this would win the whole thing. An honor to be on the same page!

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 00:07:14.
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10/10/2007 12:02:24 AM
Grats, this was really cool. First thing I thought was 'cover of iggy pop's next album'.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 11:19:34 PM
Very creative. One of the best so far. 8
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10/09/2007 08:15:41 PM
This is SO COOL!!!!!
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10/09/2007 05:43:00 PM
great setup and nice shot. That's a lot of ink in that room!
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10/09/2007 02:14:32 PM
Jorge, you have outdone yourself on this one. I'd love to see this in an 11x14 or bigger.
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10/09/2007 11:30:09 AM
woah, tough crowd great idea and well lit
9
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10/09/2007 11:18:34 AM
Clever idea - excellent shot!
ETA: Simply stunning!
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10/09/2007 09:40:38 AM
This is pushing it for me.... technically its good.
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10/08/2007 10:28:01 PM
very creative idea for the challenge, well lit and thought out
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10/08/2007 08:49:24 PM
interesting image...light is not the best , but it was probably not under your control if this was shot on a teathrical stage.

you may get hammered because of the religious profanity involved in the image. good luck!!
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10/08/2007 07:52:09 PM
This is awesome!
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10/08/2007 06:51:12 PM
This is absolutely AWESOME - LOVE IT
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10/08/2007 06:41:33 PM
OK, this is just great, nicely lit, well posed.. probably a theatre group or something right?? whatever, meets the technicals, slightly quirky, good shot.. I bet 640 pixels doesnt do it any justice.. 9 all the way and a top 5 finish at least.
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10/08/2007 12:18:00 PM
Wow! ~10
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10/08/2007 11:59:34 AM
Wow...
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10/08/2007 11:49:18 AM
This is amazing. I love it. I'm not even offended either. Haha. :) 10 (If this doesn't ribbon, I'm disgusted.)
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10/08/2007 09:55:42 AM
Great shot. I like the lighting and the contrast with the bad-boy types playing Jesus and apostles. Of course, Jesus was a rebel and did hang out with different types of people.

I would've liked a cropping of the top making it more short and long like the last supper picture I normally see.

Good Luck. I'm giving you high scores.
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10/08/2007 02:18:11 AM
oh, way cool... i like it a lot!
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10/08/2007 01:12:04 AM
I'm interested in knowing why this was going on - if not specifically for this image. The cup seems to need a little more attention but the scene is absolutely surrealleous-tistic.
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10/08/2007 12:52:10 AM
neat concept. great composition, execution.
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10/08/2007 12:46:50 AM
Clever. Composition is interesting, as are the tattoos. Highlights are a bit too hot.
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10/07/2007 09:16:42 PM
Holy cow, what a powerful piece. The hands express so much with your fabulous lighting.
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10/07/2007 09:00:05 PM
So congrats on the blue ribbon. I think this is one of the most imaginative images ever displayed here and predict that your final score will certainly be in the 8's. Anything less would be just silly. Congrats on a very memorable entry.
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10/07/2007 05:13:43 PM
Excellent idea and photo.
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10/07/2007 01:39:20 PM
incredibly creative. cool.
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10/07/2007 10:02:13 AM
It looks as though great deal of effort and coordination was required to complete this shot. i think it was worth it.
win or lose it is the best thing I have seen on this site in a long time... Awesome ... good Luck
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10/07/2007 03:56:13 AM
great stuff! excellent set up.
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10/06/2007 10:38:51 PM
OK, who ate the bread? Love the colors and the chaos! Good work.
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10/06/2007 09:54:54 PM
not my favorite but shows great creativity
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10/06/2007 09:11:32 PM
Good idea, excellent composition. Well done!
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10/06/2007 06:52:45 PM
Very well done, someone who understands what a portrait is!! 10
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10/06/2007 03:14:48 PM
wow...10
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10/06/2007 12:56:16 PM
Just brilliant!
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10/06/2007 09:58:10 AM
Absolute WOW factor for me. The creativity level as well as the technical level are excellent. You may get blasted on this one, but I find it a great way for some to better identify. There are a couple of hot lighting spots, but that isn't terribly distracting. Wish I could see the face of the guy on the far left. Great execution!
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10/06/2007 12:23:13 AM
Creative! Hope you aren't getting crucified by the voters though.
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10/05/2007 11:37:12 PM
Hmmm mixed feelings on this but give you an 8 for image quality psart
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10/05/2007 10:29:00 PM
This is an absolutely spectacular entry. It is probably one of the best efforts I have seen in the little over a year since I've been here. I would like to give this a 12 or 13, but that isn't possible. I am just so impressed at the amazing convergence of so many messages. A true work of art.....I am totally in awe! 10 10 10 10 10 10
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10/05/2007 09:40:25 PM
nice contrast
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10/05/2007 08:33:31 PM
very very cool, I bet I know who took this! Should score very well

That tatoo'd bunch is perfect for the modern day effect on a classic image. I'll bet the society in the time of Christ viewed his followers like we view those guys. That is what makes the image so special.
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10/05/2007 07:56:54 PM
Great idea - 10
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10/05/2007 07:13:41 PM
Great set-up! I like the hair light on "Jesus"
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10/05/2007 06:12:28 PM
That is a truly superb take on an old image. Brilliant, with some superb detail in all the tattoos. Every time I look at it i see more and more in it. If this doesn't "Blue Ribbon" then there is no justice. I don't think i can say more but this is f**king great. 10+
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10/05/2007 05:19:35 PM
Very artsy. Great composition. Great message. Great lighting and great execution. 10.
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10/05/2007 05:15:15 PM
Stunning, my Fav of the challenge 10+++

came back to bump to 11, damn, only goes to 10!!!
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10/05/2007 04:49:32 PM
what!!!!!!
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10/05/2007 03:49:12 PM
Oh my word I can only begin to guess at some of the comments (and votes) that this picture will have generated for you

OK from my perspective

Are you a blasphemer? - No
Is this offensive - Not to me
Is it attractive - Not to me (but I am not a big fan of tattoos)
Is it a good idea - Hmmmmm possibly a little cliched in the big wide world but a very good concept for this challenge
Is it well executed - Pretty much so
Is it well composed - Yes

All things considered I give it a 7. Hope you feel the comment is fair
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10/05/2007 02:58:05 PM
Wow, what a bunch; that's alot of tatoos. You did great on the lighting, and detail of each person's placement, excellent!
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10/05/2007 01:16:38 PM
I like the idea. Would have been even better if you sticked closer to the original. Nevertheless, this is a very good picture. Great lighting and a clear focus on 'Jesus', without ignoring the others. (9)
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10/05/2007 10:46:35 AM
Wow, I would say that this shot is great. I like the composition, and the way you balanced your models in a symmetry pattern. 8 from me.
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10/05/2007 04:41:38 AM
professional setup and lighting, but somehow doesnt have the wow factor, the cheap props distract.
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10/05/2007 02:33:18 AM
Great imagination and composition. Hope it does well. Very clever. 10
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10/04/2007 11:00:47 PM
Oh, how I wish I could have been there when you explained the picture you wanted to take! %}

Excellent done all around! great job!! (9)
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10/04/2007 08:44:06 PM
Irreverent, but excellent. (9)
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10/04/2007 01:50:18 PM
Wow! this is pretty good. I am suprised you tried this with all the hub bub lately about recreations of the "Last Supper".
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10/04/2007 11:40:33 AM
excellent concept equally well executed. i hope people vote "objectively" for the photograph 10
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10/04/2007 10:35:06 AM
Not sure how to take this, but it's well done.
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10/04/2007 05:35:47 AM
uh-oh. Great idea and very well executed, I have a feeling someone is going to be offended. Just for that you get a 9.
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10/03/2007 11:02:00 PM
LOL this is brilliant - I love it! The back lighting behind ..umm.... your main character, the poses, the colors, the clarity..... all work together so well.
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10/03/2007 10:40:31 PM
Funny !! I am sure you'll p.o. a few. Photographicaly speaking, the light you placed to the right of or directly above the camera could have been less harsh; as it is, the blown out JC body is less than visually appealing. Also, the hair light is a bit too strong, in my opinion. A better image than most in this challenge though.
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10/03/2007 09:01:59 PM
This one's MY blue ribbon choice. Fantastic!
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10/03/2007 08:43:05 PM
Very Cool! Wonderful interpretation!!
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10/03/2007 08:30:51 PM
stunning group portrait - not sure of the religious implications, but that aside, great job.

Message edited by author 2007-10-10 03:45:09.
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10/03/2007 08:04:12 PM
pushing some buttons with this image - I like it!
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10/03/2007 07:30:30 PM
This is amazing. I only wish I could view it larger. Congrats on a great picture.
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10/03/2007 06:58:54 PM
Hehe, love it! Great lighting and expressions of everyone. Unfortunately, there will surely be people who feel "offended" by this image. I hope they're not too numerous and you'll get a good score!
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10/03/2007 03:56:35 PM
thats not cool (sick)
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10/03/2007 01:16:27 PM
Is this a play? I can't imagine where you would find 13 guys in tattoos to pose for a portrait like this. Great job though.
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10/03/2007 01:10:47 PM
WOW! this is fantastic! awesome setup and lighting! i really love the characters too!
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10/03/2007 01:01:23 PM
sacreligious? maybe. really unique? definitely. i like it.
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10/03/2007 12:01:52 PM
Mastery of light. Very well executed, composed, directed.... everything. Pedro maybe?
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10/03/2007 11:54:36 AM
Very Unique. Alot is going on, but all is in focus and your main attention is where it should be. Great capture.
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10/03/2007 11:53:40 AM
Absolutely brilliant!!!
Though you risk the misunderstanding from many of the voters, so expect many low votes for the controvertial theme. Good luck! (10)
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10/03/2007 10:51:08 AM
That is GREAT!!!!! I'm sure you'll get blasphemous comments. LOL Funny and well done.
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10/03/2007 09:48:40 AM
Best of the challenge in my opinion. I think the backlighting definatley makes the image. Gives the dude in the middle a halo-ish effect. Awesome promo shot.
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10/03/2007 09:45:14 AM
This is simply awesome. When it appeared on my screen I immediately thought "ribbon". My only 10.
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10/03/2007 09:22:48 AM
I really like this. Love the tatts! great idea for the challenge. Way to put some effort into it. Good Luck!
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10/03/2007 09:07:59 AM
Great shot! Great concept. Nice lighting!
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10/03/2007 05:42:42 AM
Oh Wow! This is GORGEOUS. I've only found 2 images in this challenge I'll be giving top marks to. This is one of them. Amazing shot, good luck.
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10/03/2007 05:34:58 AM
This is awsome!!
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10/03/2007 03:56:29 AM
Can I leave a comment now?? Love it!!! Hehehehehehe!!
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10/03/2007 03:43:04 AM
A satire of "Da Vinci code"? hahahaha...Nice, but as photo 7
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10/03/2007 02:06:07 AM
love it
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10/03/2007 01:50:17 AM
Unlike many of the entries, your photo is actually set up and is, therefore, a real portrait. Above and beyond going above and beyond just meeting the specs, this is a great, interesting, technically spot on photograph and, hopefully, with my 10 in the mix, you will snag a ribbon with it. I really can't think of anything it needs (OK, maybe you could have lost the scissors or whatever is on the table on His right. The constraint of 640 pixels makes details like that lost).

Great work!
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10/03/2007 12:49:37 AM
cool shot. Best I've seen so far. 8
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10/03/2007 12:35:38 AM
Just WONDERFUL - I don't know who they are, but this is cool!
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