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Challenge: Rubber Band (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Oct 28, 2013
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2013

Needless to say, I'm surprised this ribboned with such a low score, but I'm happy that it did. :)

The reason the look of agony on my face is so convincing is because the pain was real. It took about 10 minutes to get all these rubber bands on my face...I wanted to put more on the bottom half but it was so painful by then that I had to just take a quick handful of shots before yanking them off. The skin on my face stayed red and very sensitive for a good 6-7 hours.

I know a lot thought it looks pretty disturbing and actually I agree, it looks unsettling to me, too.

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments.

Place: 2 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.1702
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 6.3103
Views since voting: 1902
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 94
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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11/06/2013 01:23:39 PM
Looks like a movie poster for the next Saw movie! Well done, congrats!
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11/06/2013 12:49:33 PM
This image had a lot of impact. Different than your typical rubber band/face shots.
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11/06/2013 12:18:28 PM
Knew this would finish well. Congrats, Mark. Quite a departure from your usual fare :-)
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11/06/2013 11:25:32 AM
Where's the aftermath pictures?!?!?!

And will it be your next year's "phobia" shot? :)

Congrats on the red! (on your profile, and on your face, and... :)
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11/06/2013 09:51:16 AM
Fine, now I will NEVER get that image out of my head. LOL Nice job, man.
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11/06/2013 08:44:51 AM
Being someone who did the same style shot, and not half as well, I commend you and I really liked the feel of the shot. I particularly liked the red rawness of the eye. There is a prisoner of war -Gitmo meets mummy feel here as well, and the lighting is spot on as well.

(If this all occurred in front of an impossibly beautiful tropical harbor sunset, you avg score might have been 8.5)
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11/06/2013 02:13:35 AM
That is incredible! Looks painful
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11/06/2013 12:57:02 AM
WD Mark!
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11/06/2013 12:43:46 AM
You are on a roll. Congratulations on the Red. But I may never think of rubber bands in the same way again....
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11/06/2013 12:15:03 AM
This is freaky and gross, sorry!!!!

But i can see why it ribboned, so low of a score though!
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11/06/2013 12:11:03 AM
Man, your eye looks seriously tortured. Nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2013 12:52:30 AM
Of the seven images of guys wearing rubber bands on their face, this might be the best. Fabulous lighting. Might even be a contender.
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11/04/2013 07:28:38 PM
An overdone idea, but this is an interesting take
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11/03/2013 11:38:48 PM
Not an original idea but great light and powerful/painful all the same! Not sure where the idea originated and if it symbolises anything?
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11/01/2013 11:09:59 PM
Scary, I like the lighting and the facial expression is very realistic.
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10/31/2013 10:55:42 PM
Not sure my wife would let me hang it on the wall, but good lighting and dramatic effect. The framing is excellent also. Nice work.
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10/30/2013 03:16:46 PM
Excellent idea. There are times I actually feel like that.
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10/30/2013 01:16:33 PM
this photo made me think of many titles..."Rising from the dead"..."the mummy"..."A ray of Light"...good work
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10/30/2013 12:10:20 AM
Creepy and loaded with despair. A fight nearly lost. Big story, perfectly lit and executed.
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