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Challenge: Battle Of The Sexes (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: England
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2007

In camera overlay of 2 RAW files converted to B&W high contrast ans sharpened (maybe too much?). I like the feel of this image a lot and for that reason I submitted. I'm sure it will get bashed by the voters, but to me, the battle of the sexes is fought within, the way we think, the way we feel, so for that reason also I feel this image reflects the Battle perfectly.



WOW!!! Thank you all very much, I never expected to get a ribbon. Some great comments, We took around 100 shots before we got a good line-up, you should see some of the ones that got away, monster city, great fun to do, Im still learning about the camera features and how to use them properly.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.7576
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.4255
Avg (non-participants): 6.8295
Views since voting: 9404
Views during voting: 633
Votes: 264
Comments: 75
Favorites: 8 (view)


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06/02/2008 04:35:10 PM
Only just saw this - this f**king rocks MAK! The ribbon is nice but seriously, this is one of those 'above ribboning' shots. Innovative, wickedly executed and maximum impact. I don't think the contrast is overdone at all...very stylish. Kickass work dude...
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03/03/2007 03:02:35 AM
Simply SUPERB!
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01/28/2007 11:50:07 PM
Congrats Marac! :)
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01/27/2007 03:36:23 PM
Congratulations on your Red. Outstanding editing and execution... well done!
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01/26/2007 12:25:58 AM
Marac, this image has it all. It succeeds at a level far beyond the usual DPC "look", conveying its message with incredible intensity. You've transcended the challenge and created "art" using the theme as a springboard. For what it's worth, I have no quarrel with the double-exposure issue; I'm well aware of how much work went into making this one work :-)
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01/24/2007 07:06:03 PM
Congrats on a great image Marac...I would have to say I think it was right on the border as far as being in the rules, but if it's legal, then it's legal, and a worthy ribbon winner...perfect execution
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01/24/2007 05:42:22 AM
You followed the rules as set for the challenge. I really can't understand why people complain. You clearly show patience. Great job.
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01/24/2007 03:38:56 AM
Originally posted by TooCool:

Way overprocessed... Violates the spirit of the rules in that you used two exposures. I know you did it in camera but IMHO it shouldn't be allowed. My 2 cents worth... Take it as you will.
TC


Thanks for sharing your opinion...

Message edited by author 2007-01-24 04:10:55.
01/23/2007 09:43:33 PM
Way overprocessed... Violates the spirit of the rules in that you used two exposures. I know you did it in camera but IMHO it shouldn't be allowed. My 2 cents worth... Take it as you will.
TC
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01/23/2007 06:15:55 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Nice job!
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01/23/2007 09:44:37 AM
wow! this is yours? congrats boss!
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01/22/2007 06:30:12 PM
Originally posted by PurpleFire:


MAK - Thought this was validated during voting? I saw the 'This image has been validated' at the time.

I knew this was yours, and is excellent. I gave this the highest of the lot - shame you missed the blue again!


Thanks mate YES it has been validated and was validated during the challenge. I am happy to get the second ribbon I just hope my luck can hold out longer so I can maybe get another soon.
01/22/2007 05:59:36 PM
Congrat´s Marac, the two of you will obviously make very beautiful babies, just make sure they are not split down the middle like this though, hehehehe :)
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01/22/2007 05:49:03 PM
Originally posted by Cutter:

Originally posted by MAK:


Oh dear.... When did this happen? I thought anything IN CAMERA was fine.



I pm'd SC a couple of weeks ago and they said the rule "create your entry from a single capture" takes precedence over the "you may" section of anything in camera. I had a similar idea and since I am a new D200 owner was looking forward to this feature as well. Bummer.


MAK - Thought this was validated during voting? I saw the 'This image has been validated' at the time.

I knew this was yours, and is excellent. I gave this the highest of the lot - shame you missed the blue again!

Message edited by author 2007-01-22 17:49:35.
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01/22/2007 12:42:30 PM
Originally posted by MAK:


Oh dear.... When did this happen? I thought anything IN CAMERA was fine.



I pm'd SC a couple of weeks ago and they said the rule "create your entry from a single capture" takes precedence over the "you may" section of anything in camera. I had a similar idea and since I am a new D200 owner was looking forward to this feature as well. Bummer.
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01/22/2007 12:41:34 PM
Omedetoh darling! That is great shot annd i know how diffecult to get that shot. Well done!
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01/22/2007 12:39:15 PM
Originally posted by Cutter:

Unfortunately image overlay is now illegal....nice idea though.


Oh dear.... When did this happen? I thought anything IN CAMERA was fine.

Thank you everyone for all the GRATS etc Im really happy to get my 2nd ribbon (Larus says the 2nd is the hardest one to get).
01/22/2007 12:33:56 PM
Congrats MAK, very cool image :o)
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01/22/2007 11:30:12 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, highly deserved. In fact I found this the most interesting entry of the challenge, an image that crosses the line from a nice capture into art.
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01/22/2007 10:04:35 AM
Unfortunately image overlay is now illegal....nice idea though.
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01/22/2007 09:21:59 AM
Very intriguing! Haunting -- in a very cool sort of way! Congratulations!!!!

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01/22/2007 08:32:43 AM
Wow! Second ribbon in a month. You are becoming a major force to reckon with. Awesome shot and well done.
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01/22/2007 07:39:35 AM
Congratulations on this really unique entry!
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01/22/2007 07:27:55 AM
GRATS!! Awesome job.
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01/22/2007 06:35:22 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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01/22/2007 06:14:16 AM
Deserved ribbon.. nice one!
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01/22/2007 05:11:47 AM
CREEPY or what? congrats!
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01/22/2007 05:02:14 AM
Congrats MAK.
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01/22/2007 04:33:33 AM
Great idea, excellent image. Congrats on the red.
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01/22/2007 04:15:50 AM
Congrats on a 2. best PB. You have got to go for a 7 now. :)
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01/22/2007 02:55:03 AM
Congratulations on a fantastic and original image.
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01/22/2007 02:48:42 AM
Great original shot and a very well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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01/22/2007 01:41:08 AM
Way to go, MAK! Many congratulations.
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01/22/2007 12:52:27 AM
Very interesting shot and well done. Nice finish, congrats.
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01/22/2007 12:28:13 AM
Great shot and spoke to the challenge so well. Excellent work! Congratulations on the red!
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01/22/2007 12:23:23 AM
Wild image! Very Very Cool! Congrats!
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01/22/2007 12:23:22 AM
Good idea. A bit hard to look at but well done at the same time. Congrats on getting the RED.
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01/22/2007 12:14:49 AM
So when's the sex transplant coming? :P Congrats!
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01/22/2007 12:14:13 AM
Nice shot bro! I was really curious to see how you did this one. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my photo too!
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01/22/2007 12:13:51 AM
Thought provoking and innovative well done
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01/22/2007 12:04:32 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2007 11:46:09 PM
Very strange picture... and so well done. I give it a 10 for unusual idea and excelent technical execution.
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01/21/2007 03:09:38 PM
WOW, Did you have Boxot done?
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01/21/2007 12:18:40 PM
The lighting is very good and so is the idea.. like the gritty feel..
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01/20/2007 09:33:51 PM
A bit creepy but who cares! The morphing alignment looks so perfect. Can't wait to see if you've left some details from the photo shoot for us.
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01/20/2007 09:30:07 AM
great out of box thinking
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01/20/2007 05:49:15 AM
Very striking as well as technically brilliant, i would be very interested to see how this was done? I'm guessing kind of double exposure with part covered lens? It's a great potrait even without that element so i think you'll do very well
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01/19/2007 09:37:36 PM
Freaky but well done.
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01/19/2007 05:23:30 PM
Really neat, but I would've liked a more central division of the face (i.e. - some of her nose & chin to appear).
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01/19/2007 09:38:57 AM
Great idea - interesting photo!
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01/18/2007 08:23:16 PM
Absolutely fantastic - fascinating!!!
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01/18/2007 04:38:51 PM
I cant stop looking at it, its very well taken ! Good lightning, contrast, focus. 9
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01/18/2007 08:40:38 AM
How cooool! This is great I love the composition and use of the different shades of black and grey.
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01/17/2007 07:31:17 PM
That looks very unusual. It kind of hurts my brain if I stare at it. Well executed. I feel that a bit less beard on the woman's side would have helped to impart the concept a bit more effectively. The ear gets more attention than it deserves because it is so bright. (Unless your message is that we should listen to each other more.) At first I didn't like this image but it has kept me looking at it and thinking longer than any other image I've ever seen on this site. This one is right up with the winners for me.
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01/17/2007 05:41:30 PM
nicely done 7
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01/17/2007 02:11:45 PM
If you made this legally for the challenge. Then WOW Great idea love the ligthing and the choice of B&W
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01/17/2007 03:46:22 AM
Great image. Bizarre but great! Certainly one of the better images in the challenge.
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01/16/2007 10:47:53 PM
This is great. You did a wonderful job expressing this.
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01/16/2007 09:35:54 PM
Well blended, good light, excellent detail, disturbing image. I like it.
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01/16/2007 04:21:49 PM
good very strong telling image should do well
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01/16/2007 12:22:15 PM
spooky...reminds me of one of alexsameri's...
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01/16/2007 06:46:20 AM
whoa... creepy.. this is one of the more original photos iv seen in this competition. The B&W is a nice touch. this out of what iv seen would be in my top 5.
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01/16/2007 03:32:30 AM
WOW!!! what else can I say, but wow!
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01/15/2007 10:07:57 PM
interesting and very different shot ... those eyes are amazing ..
the entire image is very dramatic .... =8
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01/15/2007 07:29:06 PM
Without a doubt, the blue ribbon in this challenge.
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01/15/2007 02:07:18 PM
I have absolutely no idea how you achieved this under the rules - but it looks fantastic!
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01/15/2007 01:29:17 PM
A disturbing image, very well executed and lit. Perhaps a bit oversharpened, but practically perfect. At least a 2nd place ribbon from me.

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01/15/2007 10:19:50 AM
very original and very well done
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01/15/2007 08:07:19 AM
Best image of the bunch. If this is in-camera double exposure, then the alignment is perfect.
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01/15/2007 05:50:05 AM
good work!
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01/15/2007 03:20:16 AM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 2/2
Focus: 2/2
Creativity: 2/2
Aesthetics: 2/3
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01/15/2007 01:31:02 AM
VERY SCARY!
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01/15/2007 01:27:02 AM
I had this same idea - you pulled it off well. ha ha ha ha
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01/15/2007 12:40:25 AM
Great concept, and you pulled it off nicely! I have no idea how you did that, but it looks great. The ear and neck seem a little bright though, and it draws my attention to them. 7
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01/15/2007 12:24:13 AM
Witty idea! A tad too dark, but great photo.
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