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Human After All - Daft Punk 2005
1st PlaceHuman After All - Daft Punk 2005
Samantha_T

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Challenge: Album Cover (Expert Editing)
Date: Jan 21, 2014
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2014



[Jan. 28th, 2014 04:09:46 PM]

We are human, after all.
Much in common, after all.
We are human, after all.
Flesh uncovered, after all.
~Daft Punk

Thanks for all the awesome comments! I LOVE Daft Punk and I was happy to give my version of an old album of theirs a shot. I am also happy they are still relevant and making music today! I didn't watch, but heard they did well at the Grammys!

I am actually a little disappointed in myself on this one, in that I procrastinated a bit with coming up with a final idea and only left myself with about 6 hours for shooting and editing on the day of submission. As someone who is usually a perfectionist, it has driven me crazy having to look at the few things I needed to finish up. :) A more final version can be seen here: //www.flickr.com/photos/samanntran/12109167875/

I am also hoping to be back around DPC and in more challenges now that the holidays are over! Jason and I spent two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia for Christmas and New Years and before that I was too busy with my side photo biz and trying to get the edited shoots out to my clients before we left! Things have calmed down and hopefully I will be able to participate more.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 71
Avg (all users): 7.8880
Avg (commenters): 9.1667
Avg (participants): 7.5957
Avg (non-participants): 8.0641
Views since voting: 5133
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 125
Comments: 50
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/03/2014 06:46:00 AM
This is superb! A well deserved win. (I was away during voting on this)
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01/31/2014 08:07:16 AM
As Pharell stated in the Grammy Awards, "The Robots (Daft Punk) would like to thank their fans for their support".

This totally represents Daft Punk in that special way that they use their music. This picture IMHO is just pure BRILLIANT.

I am in pure AWE on this picture.

A very well deserved Blue Ribbon. Congratulations!!!

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01/30/2014 09:21:18 PM
this is unbelievable!
Congrats!!!
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01/29/2014 09:59:24 PM
There have been a few 'cyborg' type shots in the past. However, none were quite as well done as this one. Well thought out composition, excellent lighting, color and contrast balance in processing, and blending. Flawless really.

The concept seems to be futuristic obviously (I have to admit I have no idea who Daft Punk is), but there is a certain relevancy to the present depicted here in an oblique way. Perhaps it is my imagination.

Flaws - yes, mostly if not entirely in the reflection, but who cares? That is not the subject here and only plays a minor supporting role. Very well done!
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01/29/2014 04:56:05 PM
Fantastic image and I am happy to hear you plan to enter more challenges.
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01/29/2014 03:56:54 PM
You're right. Your FlickR post looks better, but this one also looks very nice and creative. Congrats!
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01/29/2014 03:51:45 PM
Congratulations, so cool!
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01/29/2014 03:13:20 PM
Congrats on the blue...really well done.
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01/29/2014 01:04:15 PM
This is really amazing, Samantha.

That wire under the skin? Brilliant!

Congratulations on your blue! It really is the best of the bunch.
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01/29/2014 12:56:00 PM
Congrats, Samantha. It was no contest :)
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01/29/2014 12:27:07 PM
Quite cool and very well done -- congrats on the blue!
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01/29/2014 10:23:17 AM
Congratulations on winning the blue for this beautifully crafted image.
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01/29/2014 10:06:24 AM
Exceptionally skillful work. Congrats on the blue!
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01/29/2014 08:43:51 AM
I rushed out and bought the album...... :)
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01/29/2014 08:28:48 AM
You must really be a perfectionist, because clicking back and forth, I don't see any differences between this and the one you posted on flickr. But then, I've never been very good at "how are these different" games.

That's some great work in six hours.
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01/29/2014 07:25:29 AM
Very well done - there was very little doubt in my mind this would not get the Blue despite the incredible competition. A work of art!!
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01/29/2014 05:14:47 AM
Congratulations Samantha on your well deserved win! I love your ideas, and it is a pleasure to read that you will be able to enter more in the future :)
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01/29/2014 04:12:55 AM
Absolutely brilliant... I think this is one of the best Expert Editing shots I've ever seen. Touch of humor too... Many, many congrats on your win, Samantha.
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01/29/2014 04:02:42 AM
Fabulous,Congratulations.
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01/29/2014 02:30:16 AM
Crazy cool!
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01/29/2014 02:23:10 AM
Sorry [user]SamanthaT[/user] I thought it might have been the work of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban . Really well deserved win. It was the very best by far.
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01/29/2014 02:21:18 AM
congratulations! awesome image!
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01/29/2014 01:35:24 AM
Congrats on the blue! Awesomely amazing.
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01/29/2014 12:28:35 AM
As usual, I am in awe of you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2014 11:50:17 PM
That's some superb work. Congratulations! I'd be surprised if it didn't ribbon.
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01/28/2014 09:38:04 PM
This is pretty 'wow'!
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01/28/2014 09:10:12 PM
Got this as my number 1, love the creativity.
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01/28/2014 08:15:30 PM
A timely entry with Sunday's Grammy results. Top-notch PS skills at work!
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01/28/2014 03:17:40 PM
Must be the rejected paramour of the robots, with not unsubtle hints of Miley Cyrus (not to the robots' taste?). The clean rendering and design suit an album cover. voted earlier
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01/28/2014 12:49:41 PM
Your images are always great and I find myself opening all Expert editing challenges just to see if you and Gyaban entered and find your next great creation. You have definitely done it again with this one.

The only problem with becoming a expert editing fixture on DPC is that people will start to pick apart your images even more because they sense it is yours and want to find the flaws so they have something to critique on. Which is the main point of DPC IMO. That being said I wish the reflection matched. It was the first thing I noticed. Luckily for you it is the one and only flaw.

I think your score will stay pretty high regardless of the reflection because all together this is a fantastic image. Great work yet again.
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01/28/2014 09:45:30 AM
That intense, especially the cords visible under the skin.
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01/26/2014 11:04:07 PM
Very ceative
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01/26/2014 08:58:15 PM
By far the best utilisation of the expert editing in the challenge, and a great photo too... this is my tip for the blue ribbon, and the 10 I'm about to give will probably help. :)
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01/26/2014 07:23:42 PM
You continue to amaze. Great composition.
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01/26/2014 01:09:06 PM
Spectacular.
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01/25/2014 05:19:02 PM
Really like this. Should be top 3. A big 10 from me.
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01/24/2014 11:40:10 PM
Excellent work!
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01/24/2014 08:28:37 PM
YES
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01/23/2014 10:21:09 PM
Top 3
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01/23/2014 01:18:00 PM
Gonna predict this as the blue... very well done!
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01/23/2014 11:12:49 AM
What would happen if you plug her in
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01/23/2014 04:35:46 AM
Brilliant as usual. With a lot of truth in it for our time. I`m a kind of the digital revolution (I grow up with the techniques which rules our world today, they are mainly part of my job) but I don`t agree with every aspect of them. Most young people today don`t reflect the consequences of the new parallel digital world.
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01/23/2014 03:36:40 AM
The winner. Congrats ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban 10
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01/23/2014 02:02:02 AM
Absolutely brilliant. Well done. Enjoy that blue ribbon. Faultless! 10
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01/22/2014 08:32:14 PM
Really cool concept Nicely done.
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01/22/2014 08:24:46 PM
oh wow lady, you KILLED this! :O
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01/22/2014 07:42:28 PM
One of the things I like the most about your images, Samantha, is how incredibly "clean" they are. Really magnificent, if weird :)
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01/22/2014 04:07:51 PM
This is an interesting image and a creative idea! To me I would almost say the only thing out of place is the pants - everything else looks robotic.
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01/22/2014 02:03:02 PM
A tour de force sci-fi fantasy. The under-skin wire is really well done, though the plug-into-the-wall power source seems a bit impractical --- unless it's just for a recharge. The gallery of outlets, eyes wide open and mouths agape, provide a nice comic touch. I also love how the patch of color seen when she unzips her skin is echoed in her bangles.
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01/22/2014 11:55:23 AM
My winner, wonderful in most every way.10.
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