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 This image was disqualified from the Out of Balance challenge.
Magritte's Muse
Magritte's Muse
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Out of Balance (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 9, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2011

Thanks all, I'm very glad of this finish :-)

As the title suggests, the photo obviously tries to give a fantasist explanation for Magritte's work genesis, hence the hat and the apple.

I tried to propose different levels of "out-of-balance-ness":
- gravitationally: the woman is not in a very stable position
- visually: the big head silhouette is close and dark while the main subject is far and bright, putting the emphasis on the apple.

Lighting setup:
- Softbox from the upper left
- Silver umbrella from the right as fill
- Backlight (the strobe was fixed to the ceiling, pointing behind the subject)

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I'm quite surprised about the DQ, since I've been using the very same studio background technique for the last 6 months. I think 6 or 7 entries using the very same technique have even been validated by the SC: I had no clue I was on the rules' edge.

That being said, I can live with that, and I will come up with a new way of achieving the results I want in my next shots.

Thanks all for your kind support comments :-)
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

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01/22/2011 12:27:35 PM
your images are very inspirational to me! Makes me want to go out and create!!!!! :)
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01/22/2011 12:12:46 AM
OUCH! It really hurts...I know. Grat image in any case Christophe
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01/21/2011 11:13:30 PM
Pity, such a great photograph
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01/21/2011 12:53:34 PM
sorry about your DQ, too, Christophe! As much as I like to be in the front page, I feel bad that it is at the expense of losing your great image.
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01/21/2011 11:00:29 AM
I am so sorry for your DQ Christophe. I hope there is some mistake that can be rectified with the site council. This is a great image.
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01/18/2011 02:24:41 PM
If only I had 1/10 of your imagination! How incredibly striking. I love that the silhouetted face is almost unnoticeable when you first look at the photo. Then after a few seconds it seeps into your line of site.

Congrats on the red and another awesome shot!
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01/18/2011 01:30:39 PM
You rock!! Every time I check in here - you are on the front page. Kudos to you on another great piece of art. I am mistified by your ability to conceptualize and execute - Go Christophe!!
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01/18/2011 11:51:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/18/2011 12:19:12 AM
Awesome Picture very nicely capture the image too much creative and congrats on the red.
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Earl Nunes
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01/17/2011 03:16:56 PM
congratulations on another one for your growing collection! :) Nice work, as always.
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01/17/2011 12:47:38 PM
Well, there you have it. Obviously well done - I'm just the lame one that didn't get it :)
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01/17/2011 11:10:59 AM
This is just fantastic!!! Very creative and very well captured! congrats on the red!
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01/17/2011 05:09:02 AM
Congrats on the red, Christophe. Another proof of your overboarding creativity!
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01/17/2011 03:05:16 AM
Way to go. Congrats!
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01/17/2011 01:07:26 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Congrats on yet another ribbon, Christophe! I have to know, is that really her hair?


Thanks Johanna :)
She has long hair, but not THAT long! In fact it isjust braun wool that we braided: not very realistic, but I really wanted the line as a link between the silhouette and her.
01/17/2011 12:53:16 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon, Christophe! I have to know, is that really her hair?
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01/17/2011 12:26:46 AM
Congratulations on an awesome photo and finish in a really tough challenge!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2011 11:20:51 PM
Beautiful arrangement with the model. And then the silhouette makes this even cooler.
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01/16/2011 10:39:58 PM
The brilliance of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban!
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01/16/2011 10:04:51 PM
yes this is Magritte's esprit



I'm putting it into the Posthumous Art Gallery

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01/16/2011 07:35:23 PM
amazing shot. really arresting.
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01/16/2011 12:32:26 AM
I find this image a little too contrived for my taste. I also don't really feel like I get it, I guess like a poem I might not understand - which doesn't mean it's a bad poem, just means I don't get it.
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01/13/2011 08:19:25 PM
Quite surreal, looks like a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban photo.
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01/13/2011 06:45:43 AM
Very artistic and effective - number 1 for this challenge
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01/13/2011 03:32:21 AM
i dont really understand what is meant by balance, so i have just been looking at this as a free study, that being said, WOW! this one makes you stop. almost like a Silverfoxx shot but she almost always uses herself in shots. Very strange and arresting.
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01/12/2011 04:35:21 PM
OMG, there's a creepy dude watching! took a few seconds to see it
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01/12/2011 09:55:16 AM
Very creative, well done 8
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01/11/2011 10:59:35 PM
totaly awesome betting this is one of the top 3
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01/11/2011 06:55:13 PM
Magritte's muse meats Isadora Duncan, scarf included
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01/10/2011 05:35:22 PM
I don't completely understand it but it's a very cool shot.
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01/10/2011 03:11:05 AM
masterly lighting, very creative concept, edge of the carpet looks a bit cut-out, but that is nit-picking.
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01/10/2011 01:21:44 AM
This is exceptional. Truly marvelous lighting, pose, and the enigmatic silhouette profile. Is it his vision. Is it her nightmare? Splendidly conceived and art directed.
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01/10/2011 12:13:20 AM
great image...really good lighting and an interesting silhouette. 8
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