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markwiley


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Challenge: Halloween VI (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Nov 2, 2015
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2015

What do you do after spending a day working a technical conference? Head back to your hotel room for a bath. Sort of. I imagined this image at idle times during the conference, and I wondered what to use for some blood. I didn't want anything that would permanently stain the hotel bathroom floor/walls red. Then, I thought of using chocolate syrup and shooting b&w. Fortunately, there was a 7-eleven across the street. I had imagined more limbs. However, the tub was small and I quickly got tired of pushing the shutter and having 10 seconds to climb into the cramped tub at odd angles each shot. I imagined more "blood" but I didn't want to spend the night trying to clean up the mess. So, this is what I ended up with.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 47
Avg (all users): 7.0875
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 7.3462
Avg (non-participants): 6.9630
Views since voting: 1170
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 80
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/16/2015 05:15:14 PM
That would certainly mess up a good day.
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11/12/2015 05:28:10 PM
Nice to see your yoga class put to good use.
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11/12/2015 07:47:25 AM
It is really creepy, congratulations.
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11/11/2015 11:05:10 PM
jesus I wish this was mine!
Awesome idea, and execution Mark!! Absolutely love it. The attention to detail-- fabulous!
Reading the backstory cracked me up as I visualized you working to get each frame.....I shoot so many selfp's that I've wondered what I must look like getting into character and position.....but I can only imagine your contortions. haha!

Congrats on the ribbon. So well deserved!!!
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11/11/2015 06:29:50 PM
Oh Mark, how gruesome! And the story is too funny. I wonder what the management would have thought had they seen this before you cleaned up :)
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11/11/2015 05:54:35 PM
This is freaking awesome.
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11/11/2015 02:49:49 PM
it's all just too late ... sorry for your loss(es).
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11/11/2015 11:26:59 AM
Holy crud...excellent "execution"...lol Seriously...good work
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11/11/2015 09:30:28 AM
Productive way to spend an evening on the road. I would be at a bar.
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11/11/2015 08:48:28 AM
That is definitely some great use of idle conference times! I love how you managed to produce this perfect entry while being away, without access to all your gear and props. Inspirational. Congrats!
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11/11/2015 07:20:29 AM
My top pick. Way to go Mark.
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11/11/2015 02:16:16 AM
Ha well done Mark. It is interesting to see what people get up to in hotel rooms. Superbly executed.
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11/11/2015 01:43:24 AM
Congratulations, I liked this a lot.

As to what the hotel staff may be thinking about the chocolate "help" cries I am not sure. But then I guess hotel staff are used to quite a lot of weird stuff in the rooms :-)
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11/11/2015 01:35:01 AM
I thought it was a spoof of Marat in the tub. But I'll give you this: you have a very elegant hand!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2015 09:10:32 PM
Gruesome. Cleverly contrived. Looks very uncomfortable.
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11/10/2015 07:38:01 PM
Great tones and shadows and texture.
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11/10/2015 05:09:36 PM
This is my favourite picture in this challenge, and the only 10 I gave out. I truly hope that you receive the blue.
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11/10/2015 07:01:44 AM
Good concept, great processing.
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11/09/2015 10:24:14 PM
Excellent use of expert editing. Great tones and texture. Me thinks you have a winner here =D
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11/09/2015 08:32:51 AM
good stuff 9
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11/08/2015 11:00:28 PM
Creepy so creepy. Great job, I am not sure I can say I like because it is so gruesome, but it seems perfect for the challenge.
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11/07/2015 06:38:32 PM
Love the backward foot, must have been fun to shoot ;) (bump of 1).
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11/06/2015 02:18:41 PM
great title, so gruesome. My winner for the challenge!
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11/04/2015 03:21:46 PM
creative idea
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11/04/2015 08:20:42 AM
very simple and effective, much more like what I was expecting from this challenge!
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