DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
In the beginning...
1st PlaceIn the beginning...
Judi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In the Beginning... II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jul 27, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2013

This is definitely a male and a female.
I wanted to represent the two genders but of the same soul.


Originally posted by Bear_Music:



Tell us, is it a photoshop composite or a construction? I'm assuming the latter...


It is a combination of both. The two models were laying on a cold winter morning, on a concrete ground in the shade. The ground was covered with a tarp, then a very large backdrop. The backdrop was pulled in towards the centre to create a crater. 10 meters of hessian was then used to over the crater wall to add depth to the nest and provide a background texture throughout the backdrop. Bags and bags of coconut fibre and wet bark was then layed around and inside the nest. The two models then layed into position whilst I placed more hessian, coconut fibre and wet bark over and around them. I stood on top of a ladder and took the shots. As they showered to get the itchy dust and fibres off them I then made another nest out of the same fibres and added twigs into the weave.

I then merged the two images and added dirt and bark overlays to create the ground surface over the backdrop.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 38
Avg (all users): 7.8391
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 6.7391
Avg (non-participants): 8.2344
Views since voting: 5413
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 87
Comments: 37
Favorites: 13 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
09/04/2014 10:06:25 PM
Amazing Judi............
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/23/2013 12:11:10 PM
amazing image.
i keep visit here from time to time..if you don't mind..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/14/2013 07:15:17 AM
Wow Judi!! Great shot!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/13/2013 01:23:05 AM
Superb Judi! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2013 03:44:42 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Exceptionally beautiful in a quiet way.


+1. Congrats on your well deserved win, Judi.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2013 11:48:48 AM
I love reading about how you accomplished the image, which is a beautiful and well-conceived and executed image! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2013 09:53:16 AM
Amazing stuff, Judi! A well-earned blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2013 11:57:44 PM
excellent composition, Judy. Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2013 11:41:21 PM
Congratulations Judi. Nice to see this finish where it had to.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2013 10:03:02 AM
Real challenge these days is not just getting the blue... but getting the blue by beating ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gyaban :)
Nice photo ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2013 06:13:11 AM
Right combination of imagination and hard work ...
Superb as always.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2013 03:59:14 AM
Hot toddy for the models. Luverly stuff, Judi.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 05:49:01 PM
It is just beautiful -- I love how it all blends. The models are wonderful, but I just love looking at the tones and the nest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 05:23:55 PM
Judi, this is fantastic! Just marvelously done. The more I look, the better I like.

Tell us, is it a photoshop composite or a construction? I'm assuming the latter...

Just SO well done!...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 05:04:55 PM
Judi...once again you're amazing. I miss you on facebook (but understand why).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 04:14:06 PM
Wonderfully imagined and expertly executed. Excellent job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 12:24:01 PM
Love it Judi! Absolutely wonderful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 10:30:27 AM
Beautifully done Judi!!! Love the outcome....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 05:58:54 AM
Originally posted by ytshuva:

wonderful image.
I think that one should be the male in order to make the begining :) 10!


ooops...: yet, I gave a 10.. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 05:10:59 AM
Congrats, this got a 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 03:58:30 AM
exquisite Judi congrats on the blue
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 01:04:11 AM
I agree with Christophe: the colors are just splendid, and the concept is lovely. Congrats on the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 12:50:42 AM
great concept, well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2013 12:19:50 AM
Dayum, Judi - you never cease to amaze! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2013 11:41:05 PM
Beautiful. Wonderful depth in the colors and textures. Creative idea. My favorite in this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2013 10:27:35 PM
Lovely sense of fantasy - a new world we haven't heard of yet. So when's the book coming out? voted earlier
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2013 10:26:01 PM
Well conceived, beautifully done. Top pick. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2013 09:31:56 PM
Sweet... Nice idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2013 06:50:47 PM
Exceptionally beautiful in a quiet way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/05/2013 12:58:41 PM
Really super. Good creativity and well composed. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/04/2013 02:19:17 PM
Like this very much and hope it makes it to the top.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/03/2013 05:53:03 PM
This could be sold as a poster.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2013 05:29:34 PM
Fantastic entry, Judi! I love your conceptual images, and this must be my favorites of yours. The harmony of colors is just perfect, and the setup is superb.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2013 10:55:04 AM
Well thought out but would have loved to see the nest in a tree or tucked away in some grass. Still really enjoy this as is. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2013 09:49:06 AM
So cute!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2013 02:28:43 AM
wonderful image.
I think that one should be the male in order to make the begining :) 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2013 12:20:04 AM
This is really a great piece!!! This should definitely be the blue. Awesome job!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2022 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 05/18/2022 05:59:51 AM EDT.