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Taking a Break
Taking a Break

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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD110
Location: my backyard
Date: Sep 22, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2004

yes, I actually was this dirty!

the mud made cool patterns and I paused to take a time out and take a shot. in photoshop: sharpened, b/w, dodge/burning of mud spots as well as spaces between bricks for contrast. also cloned out bracelet, and part of necklace.

Place: 136 out of 148
Avg (all users): 4.5765
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 4.5368
Avg (non-participants): 4.6139
Views since voting: 908
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 196
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2004 09:17:03 PM
Well, I liked it and think you got ripped off points-wise. But remember artists, and innovators and those ahead of the times are usually ignored and/or misunderstood.
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10/04/2004 01:33:03 AM
I wasn't sure if it was intended to be "disturbing," but took it as a positive factor if it was ... this was one of my highest-scoring photos.

Maybe you were composing with your subconscious ... something to do with your username perhaps ...

"An interview with Simplicianus, the future successor of St. Ambrose, who told Augustine the story of the conversion of the celebrated neo-Platonic rhetorician, Victorinus (Confessions, VIII, i, ii), prepared the way for the grand stroke of grace which, at the age of thirty-three, smote him to the ground in the garden at Milan (September, 386)."
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 07:39:27 PM
10/03/2004 01:36:32 PM
An interesting take on the challenge - it doesn't shout "complex" exactly, but close enough. Black and white is well printed. Unusual to say the least.
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10/02/2004 10:20:12 PM
nice try but in IMO this is just not in good taste
10/02/2004 09:57:18 PM
This looks like the kind of edgy, obliquely-referenced image I'd submit, even though I'd know in advance it would probably get hammered ...

(I'm SO sorry, I just HAD to ...)
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10/02/2004 05:22:09 PM
I don't know why but this look contrived to me. It just does not bring out the true laborer. Good photo though and of course, it is just one guys opinion. Good luck.
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10/02/2004 01:35:31 PM
great image
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10/01/2004 08:39:09 AM
Ok, wow. This made me stop to look at it longer. Very unique. I'm not sure what it is exactly. Is it blood on the person? I usually hate grain in photos, but I really like the way it's done here. The tones and textures in this shot are great. Altogether still very mysterious feeling. I'll be interested to see what other people see in this image, and what the photog's vision is.
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09/30/2004 09:34:07 AM
Taking a break from a killer day :) The B&W works well, the graininess also comes over okay for me. It's a little gruesome though which usually doesn't work so well in DPC so I will be interested in seeing how this ends up. Also the tie to complexity might be a little too vague here.
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09/27/2004 09:24:14 PM
I rated this so low because I didn't see where it fit the theme and could see no reason for the grusome content.
09/27/2004 10:32:07 AM
My favorite shot.
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09/27/2004 09:49:43 AM
I missed the complexity I guess
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09/27/2004 01:13:12 AM
Interesting use of push processing. I like the crop, leaves me wondering what is going on.
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