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Magritte's Muse (929261)
Magritte's Muse (929261)

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Challenge: DQ Deja Vu (Expert Editing)
Collection: Artworks
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Date: Sep 26, 2013
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2013

Hard to say what some voters wanted from this image. I found one of the most difficult DQed entries, I recreated it in an extremely faithful way and still I have one 3 and several 4's. I chose the hardest path and it didn't pay.

Place: 9 out of 41
Avg (all users): 6.6500
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3810
Avg (non-participants): 6.7458
Views since voting: 1010
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 80
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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10/04/2013 10:23:45 AM
Amazingly faithful to the original in subject, detail, and technique - I love Christophe's comment. Congratulations on the top ten, Alex.
And the fact is, we never "know" for sure what we (being the voters) want until the voting is over LOL Frustrating when the result is disappointing, but equally pleasing when it's unexpectedly better than we dared hope. We get our "fun" in strange ways here :)
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10/04/2013 08:44:37 AM
I think yours is better than the original. If the most faithful recreation were the standard, you would have won in a runaway.

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10/04/2013 08:04:31 AM
An astonishing retake. Kudos to you and your model!
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10/04/2013 03:34:12 AM
Congrats on the finish.
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10/04/2013 01:57:44 AM
Alessandro, thank you so much for your re-creation! It is a great honor that you choose one of my images. The result is stunning, so close to the original: I first thought I entered my old entry by mistake!
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10/04/2013 01:09:53 AM
OMG I thought I was THE Gyaban Expert... You got me!!! Totally freaking awesome!!!
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10/04/2013 12:53:11 AM
Astonishing recreation! her left hand ... the carpet ... the dress
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2013 08:51:49 PM
Interested to see your lighting set up.
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10/02/2013 11:42:45 PM
Again??? LOL guess I'll have to give it the score I did the first time!
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09/27/2013 11:10:13 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

A very good redux of the original. Lighting is great. But there is something about the pose that seems forced. Hmmm, I think it is the hand position under the apple. It just seems too stiff. The hand pose on the top is great and more naturally posed -looks like she is casting a hold spell on the apple. My only other critique is that those dropoff areas on the back wall where the spotlight fades to black are a little to hard edge. It only really comes to my attention when looking at Magritte's silhouette in the fact that the top of the head area becomes less defined. Other then that it is a good tribute piece.
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09/27/2013 03:16:25 PM
A fun image to pay tribute to. I don't like the cut-out job in the background, (it's too apparent) but mostly this is a good job, highly accurate.
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09/27/2013 01:46:03 PM
Incredibly faithful recreation.
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09/27/2013 03:54:59 AM
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09/27/2013 02:37:30 AM
That is an incredible re-creation!
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