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Out for a Light Walk
Out for a Light Walk

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Challenge: We Have A Story To Tell (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Everglades
Date: Aug 4, 2013
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2013


As Docpjv's stated 'we all have a story to tell'. Like many of my ideas this has been waiting for some time. This is Magritte meets Pink Floyd meets Surreal meets the Everyman's journey.

Originally I & my friend Andy, were holding off onto this photo shoot till the challenge most suited for it would roll around. But then I thought about Peter's indomitable spirit in light of his fight against the cancer that threatens to overtake him. He carries his light with him on his journey. Every day is another day spent living. Some days are blue skies with white clouds while others are overcast. But even on the worst days dealing with the pain, Peter has vowed never to let the cancer let him stop from living. His light, his spirit, sustains him on his journey - his path that extends to the horizon.

So it was time for the Magritte/Floyd/Everyman to step forward into the light. I can think of no better way to tell this story then by paying homage to Peter and those who choose not to let cancer define their lives. They are the one who do not go gently into that good night, but instead their light shines brightly as each day is *lived*.

So about Andy and the suit:

Our friend Andy is a big Pink Floyd fan. So much so that he MADE the costume pictured on the album cover, Delicate Sound of Thunder. The light bulbs are rubber look alikes that he sewed onto the suit. Like my husband, myself & the kids, Andy and his family likes to dress up in costume for Halloween and/or Comic Cons. My wardrobe addition to add to the suit was to make the 'floating' hat that is a nod to Magritte.

Place: 19 out of 91
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2013 10:07:23 PM
What is that.. Pink Floyd? Magritt? I forget. Long story. bump
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08/13/2013 10:06:18 PM
Clever idea
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08/13/2013 06:24:00 PM
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08/13/2013 06:02:04 PM
I don't totally get this, but it's fun!
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08/13/2013 05:43:17 PM
I love the idea! :)
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08/13/2013 05:31:04 PM
What a great idea!! How did you do the hat trick? Love it
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08/10/2013 10:20:15 PM
So very strange and wonderful. I can't help but feel that this would have been SO much better in b/w. Plus a slightly tighter crop. I love images that make me wonder "how", and I hope you'll tell us :-)
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08/10/2013 08:09:48 AM
I like this for its unusualness and effort taken.
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08/10/2013 04:48:08 AM
heheheh, pink floyd meet Magritte forever :D
The hat not quite aligned detracts a bit from your effort, unless it's flying away.
I can't help to think that it would just be the case for the heavier pseudo HDR processing which I don't normally like. The alternative would be to show the bulb lights or to use transparent ones, at least in my eyes of course.
One interesting thing is that if I squeeze my eyes the bulbs turn into giant drops decorating the suit, which is quite a wicked effect, but I digresses :D

You can tell this image intrigued me, well done, good job.
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08/07/2013 04:47:22 PM
I'll bet that brightens someones day.
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08/07/2013 01:16:14 PM
Do I hear the Delicate Sound of Thunder? Nicely done, love it!
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08/07/2013 12:47:20 PM
Delicate Sound of Thunder anyone?
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08/07/2013 12:29:59 PM
cropping on the right side might help clear up a little distraction :)
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08/07/2013 09:47:11 AM
Do not take pictures, make them. Well, you impressed me with a fresh originality. May your light always show you the way!
Thank you very much for sharing your art with us. 9
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08/07/2013 12:28:30 AM
Nicely bizarre
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