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1st Place:::::::::: CYBORG 3000 ::::::::::
AlexSaberi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: HOME
Date: Jan 16, 2006
Aperture: 13
ISO: 125
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Portraiture, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2006

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Wow! Thanks you guys so much for the votes. I cant believe it.

This wasnt a double exposure. It was made with a cyborg mask I made in photoshop aligning it in photoshop to my face. Then printed it out.

This was carefully stuck to my face only partly on my rightside. The lighting setup needed to be mainly from my left side to create the darker blended right side.

The lighting was a bowens 500watt flash head fired into an umbrella. I deliberately underexposed so as to keep my right side dark.

In photoshop I brought out the mask. Burnt and dodged it with curves and hue/sat.

The right side had many curves layers and,slight burn on the neck. hue sat. USM USM and then the all important
NEATIMAGE. I did this to create an artificial skin like a Cyborg would have. It made it nice an waxy.

Anyway thank you all very much for the kind comments! Cheers.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.9381
Avg (commenters): 8.9333
Avg (participants): 7.5352
Avg (non-participants): 8.0682
Views since voting: 24027
Views during voting: 733
Votes: 291
Comments: 94
Favorites: 42 (view)


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01/24/2008 06:23:40 PM
this is Great like how you've intergreated this composit Great Job
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11/21/2007 01:00:34 PM
Wow!
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12/21/2006 09:06:14 PM
wow i love this picture! i like the use of USM and neatimage for the skin, it works very well. The skin does like semi-fake, great job.
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11/27/2006 07:45:36 PM
its a fav of mine. I have an idea though. try blood effects and makeup on right side of face to make it look like your skin was torn .
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03/05/2006 08:59:29 AM
Visually very striking...

But: It seriously looks like the whole thing was just photoshopped, by using an image from Terminator 2. (I'll have to take your word on that I guess). Even if the technique you quote is real, I still have some thoughts over whether it is Okay to print out a photoshopped image, and then to photograph the printout. This is very much an indirect way of photoshopping, not so?

Forgive the negative note - you achieved a striking result. Just wondering...
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02/03/2006 07:51:37 AM
hot stuff...what next?
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02/02/2006 03:56:44 AM
What amazing eyes you have - Large, Clear, Wonderful Colour - If you are not a model, you should be. Trust me

The Photo is great too - Very nicely exposed, very crisp where needed, I look forward to seeing more of your work. An inspiration to me. Thank you very much
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02/02/2006 12:15:26 AM
a masterpiece... but I would love to see a backstage photo.... not cause I don't trust your technique but just to learn.... how to lighting that way.... please don't explain that with words... an image is really much better
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02/01/2006 08:33:54 AM
Fantastic photo, congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/31/2006 06:16:31 PM
Not much into most of the fantasy stuff, but this photograph is spectacular.

Congrats on your blue !
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01/31/2006 11:10:51 AM
Originally posted by goodman:

blue ribbon! if this doesnt get in the 8's i'll eat my membership :)

lol I think as it was sooo close we'll give you the benefit of the doubt... Congrats on the ribbon Alex and fantastic score!
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01/31/2006 06:56:34 AM
Alex-This is just fantastic. Congratulations on your ribbon. I'm positive we'll be seeing more of you on the front page soon enough.

Edit:I was right and it didn't take too long at all.

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 04:52:32.
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01/31/2006 06:21:05 AM
Incredible skill. Well deserved blue!
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01/31/2006 01:42:10 AM
Stunning work,well done
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01/31/2006 01:23:19 AM
Absolutely the best submitted! Congrats! Well done.
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01/30/2006 08:35:17 PM
what does double exposser mean, or how do u do it, i just dont get it
//adam
great pic by the way
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01/30/2006 06:35:47 PM
congrats - i had this nabbed for 1st, and scalverts for 2nd or 3rd ;}

well earned !

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01/30/2006 06:21:08 PM
Congratulations! I like it!
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01/30/2006 12:45:07 PM
Perfect interpretation. Love it.
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01/30/2006 11:30:47 AM
Brilliant. Congrats on your blue!
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01/30/2006 10:15:11 AM
Congratulations! Certainly a well-deserved blue ribbon. Fantastic job - love it!
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01/30/2006 09:12:46 AM
A big Congratulations on your well earned blue. Speaking about recreating an inner vision this is certainly a 10. The concept was handled with great attention and technique. You are beyond doubt a talent to watch.
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01/30/2006 08:53:11 AM
So GREAT to see this SUPERB image here!!! Really creative and perfectly executed!! Congratulations!! Well deserved!
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01/30/2006 07:46:55 AM
This is very cool. Congratulations! Amazing...you didn't get a single 1, 2, or 3, even from the usual morons. Great job...and your un-cyborg eye is very nice. :)
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01/30/2006 06:36:35 AM
Congrats. on another ribbon and personal best score. Awesome entry! Interesting how you achieved it.
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01/30/2006 05:48:48 AM
WOW! Just fantastic. A great concept, perfectly executed. Congratulations on your blue!
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01/30/2006 05:45:56 AM
very very well done ! Had to be blue ! :-)
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01/30/2006 04:26:54 AM
Wow! Way cool on the idea and so incredibly well-done. Congratulations!
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01/30/2006 03:56:51 AM
Excellent!
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01/30/2006 03:42:39 AM
Fantastic shot - ribbon well deserved
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01/30/2006 02:48:59 AM
Haha, told you you were the next one to ribbon with the 5D :) Holy smokes though, you really had to set the bar high for the higscore with the camera, guess I will just have to pull an 8+ score out of my sleeve now...

Congrats on the blue :)
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01/30/2006 02:43:07 AM
"Beeing human was ok, but beeing a cyborg has so much to offer".

Cool image:)
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01/30/2006 01:33:23 AM
Cool image, congratulations!
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01/30/2006 12:55:39 AM
Resistance was futile! Congratulations, really well done!
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01/30/2006 12:46:40 AM
Congrats, dude. Highest rated 5D photo yet on DPChallenge... And the next highest 5D pic is almost a whole point lower.

Kudos.
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01/30/2006 12:44:43 AM
congratulations - awesome image! I bet it is a double exposure, one of the model (photog) with a single light from the left, and another of a "robot" with a single light from the right. But the execution is flawless!
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01/30/2006 12:43:38 AM
Great work on this, Alex! Many congrats on your blue!
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01/30/2006 12:19:53 AM

wow! Great job. I join the group wanting to know how. Come on, share.
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01/30/2006 12:18:53 AM
thats some deft post-processing there...well done
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01/30/2006 12:17:35 AM
Great lighting and post work. Congrats on the blue.
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01/30/2006 12:16:58 AM
Terrific work, the reduced skin pores make it seem even more like an alien or cyborg.
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01/30/2006 12:11:54 AM
i was nearly right, almost an 8! very good cuz. oh wait i dont even know you. lol
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01/30/2006 12:11:39 AM
Awesome image; now HOW WAS IT DONE?
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01/30/2006 12:10:02 AM
So how was it done? I feel ripped off when we vote on these images and the photog can't be bothered communicating with us. Grrrr.

Message edited by author 2006-01-30 00:11:33.
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01/30/2006 12:07:57 AM
awesome!! congrats on the blue ;)
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01/30/2006 12:06:37 AM
Congrats. This is so well deserved!!!
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01/30/2006 12:05:12 AM
I called it alex! Congrats!
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01/30/2006 12:05:04 AM
I knew this one would win. Now HOW DID YOU DO IT???
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 08:29:13 PM
Great....Would like to know how you did that. 10
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01/29/2006 08:06:11 PM
Would love to how it was done...great job.
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01/29/2006 05:06:03 PM
Interesting, good work.
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01/29/2006 02:51:28 PM
WOW!
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01/29/2006 07:38:34 AM
You blended this quite well. Very fantasical. Great lighting.
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01/28/2006 12:17:31 AM
What can I say, expertly captured, very crisp, creative and a perfect fit for this challenge. This will be a ribbon photo for sure. Good Luck
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01/27/2006 10:56:28 PM
That is better that StarTrek could do!!! Excellent job, love the eyes. 10
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01/27/2006 09:52:55 PM
Very good. Top ten IMO
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01/27/2006 11:10:48 AM
This is awesome! Terrific execution matching up the skeletal machine to the head structure. Top notch transition, color tones, focus, lighting. Perfect.
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01/27/2006 07:29:43 AM
Well done!
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01/26/2006 11:17:17 PM
Nice!
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01/26/2006 09:18:39 PM
This is one image that stands above all others in execution and technique. By employing the first zone to aid with the effect the image maintains and holds viewer attention as it makes the eyes jump from dark side to light. Bumping way up. Good luck.
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01/26/2006 03:58:22 AM
awesome pic - love the effect. Dying to find out who's shot this is.
This guy has beautiful eyes - assuming both look like his left eye. [10]
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01/26/2006 12:31:04 AM
the skin and eye of the human component of the cyborg are actually more interesting than the robotic side. is this your fantasy though? indestructible aspect is cool, but the red eye will scare away the fairer sex. well done all the way around.
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01/25/2006 11:12:39 PM
very interesting shot. usually the neatimage overdose is a certain low scorer but here it is very well used, adding that needed waxy look. I like the extra sharp focus of the eye as well as the look & feel of it. Really fantastic shot. A sure ribbon winner. 10, Good luck!
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01/25/2006 10:40:18 PM
Dude! This thing gives me the creeps! I LOVE IT! On to my faves and if this image doesn't break top 10, I'll break out the bionic bat!

Very nicely done! I love the seemless overlap in this double exposure ;) 10
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01/25/2006 05:34:32 PM
LOL. sux
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01/25/2006 01:17:58 PM
Great idea and well done my only grip is a little to much noise has been removed. I would have liked to have seen more detail in the skin 9
01/25/2006 11:13:42 AM
that's good ! ... I've bumped up my score ... but i hope you don't bump my image out of the top 3 with yours :) 8
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01/25/2006 09:57:50 AM
How did you do that??? great picture
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01/25/2006 04:58:22 AM
"WoW", "WoW", "WoW' lost in space, this is just brilliant..... Should ribbon for sure..... Not my cup of tea, but so very well done.....EXCELLENT........
Every time I see this image it gets better, and better.....I am giving you a ten.
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01/25/2006 01:17:32 AM
Cool!! I'd love to know how you did this!! Looks very good!
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01/24/2006 11:11:31 PM
A great combination of imagination and photographic skill. The forehead seems a little too smooth, but this will easily finish in the top 5, if not ribbon. 10
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01/24/2006 06:56:58 PM
great image but I think too much neatimage or whatever it was... 8
01/24/2006 02:41:50 PM
very cool!! don't know if that would be MY fantasy to be half machine but this is very well depicted!!
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01/24/2006 09:15:35 AM
Nicely done, Love the stark reality on the right vs the imagination on the left. Very believable!
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01/24/2006 06:56:17 AM
A ribbon!
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01/24/2006 12:02:45 AM
Great job ... colors are great and the sharpness is most excellent
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01/23/2006 09:39:04 PM
Double exposure with a terminator bust? I hope so at least, because if it is a combination of two images it will be disqualified. After staring at it too long the black seam between the two part starts to look odd. I think that it is just a little too abrupt of a transition to total black on the forehead. Overall it is pretty good though...as long as the exposures were done in camera...
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01/23/2006 07:36:57 PM
Wow! Very nicely done! I can't wait to read how you did the split image work. Great lighting and sharpness!
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01/23/2006 05:58:43 PM
really cool..!! 10
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01/23/2006 04:00:52 PM
very clever composition - better at full size for sure
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01/23/2006 01:47:02 PM
You should have named this T3000. Interesting idea. Excellent lighting. 7
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01/23/2006 01:16:44 PM
Totally black picture is no picture because black is not a picture subject, picture is to tell a story, but black is good as a shadow in picture not more than 3-20% of picture for me, if black goes over 50% it is not a picture in my mind, but portrait and idea is really good so you get 5 points

p.s. This black background is getting really boring here on this sight
01/23/2006 12:51:05 PM
Very effective. Great lighting.
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01/23/2006 12:45:08 PM
this is excellent, the best in challenge
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01/23/2006 10:13:00 AM
Nice!!!! Looks great!!
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01/23/2006 09:58:46 AM
Nice and sharp!!
I like it!!

Not very original though:/

astalavista...
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01/23/2006 09:51:47 AM
very impressive shot. Great editing too. 10.
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01/23/2006 08:05:59 AM
How? 10!
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01/23/2006 07:56:05 AM
Very cool! Fantastic job on this. 10
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01/23/2006 05:10:29 AM
sweeeeet
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01/23/2006 03:15:29 AM
great ps work and a great shot...this should do well
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01/23/2006 01:24:10 AM
Ok, you win!!!! 10
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01/23/2006 01:07:21 AM
blue ribbon! if this doesnt get in the 8's i'll eat my membership :)
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01/23/2006 12:12:45 AM
great illusion, well put together .. could be a ribbon here
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