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Challenge: Surrealism II (Expert Editing)
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2014

Surrealism is something I felt the need to study a bit for this challenge as I felt unfamiliar with the concept. After reading about surrealist art, I realized that the fantasy/whimsy images I usually create are not far off from surreal! :)

My first thoughts of surrealism go straight to Dali and while I love his work I don't feel I necessarily see the world that way, so I struggled with a concept at first.

I have loved reading everyone's thoughts and opinions on this one!!


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Place: 1 out of 51
Avg (all users): 7.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 7.2353
Avg (non-participants): 8.2281
Views since voting: 2401
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 91
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/30/2014 12:24:45 PM
Love this!!!!!!! A fantastic piece of creative expression!! WTG!!
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08/29/2014 06:07:42 PM
Congratulations Samantha! What a beautiful creations, certainly what of your most splendid ones. I love your use of DoF to make the main characters pop out of the set. A brilliant image, if I dare to say so ;)
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08/29/2014 12:27:43 PM
Having trouble understanding the story here. If the people have light bulb heads what are the giant light bulbs laying around them? Are they giant severed heads?
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08/29/2014 10:50:52 AM
I love your attention to detail in this one - particularly the reflection in the left bulb. Awesome stuff. Congrats on the blue.
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08/29/2014 08:25:00 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Amazing image
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08/29/2014 08:04:26 AM
Wow, I didn't think this was you at all, Sam! Very well done, I wish I had even a smidgen of your PS skillz. Grats on the blue!
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08/29/2014 07:59:17 AM
So very well done, as usual. Congrats on a very well deserved blue.
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08/29/2014 06:06:15 AM
Amazing image, love the concept and the way you played with the light is wonderful. Congrats on the Blue!
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08/29/2014 04:55:28 AM
I thought Christophe had been at the spuds. Congrats.

Message edited by author 2014-08-29 04:56:37.
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08/29/2014 03:41:45 AM
Congratulationssss on the VERY WELL deserved blue!
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08/29/2014 02:49:04 AM
Congratulations on the blue...and placing in your top five photographs. Neither is easy to do.
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08/29/2014 12:17:44 AM
Congratulations!!! I love this... Where did you ever find those folks with light bulbs for heads?? Are they the aliens that are stealing the toilet paper from my bathroom???
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08/29/2014 12:05:14 AM
A worthy winner.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2014 09:41:25 PM
I love this kind of environmental image. There is a quality about this that reminds me of Samantha's work.
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08/28/2014 09:35:28 PM
Great concept and the execution is great. One of my ribbon choices.
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08/28/2014 04:14:39 PM
Another creative idea and flawless execution -- right down to the reflections int the glass.
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08/28/2014 03:55:27 PM
Exceptional concept flawlessly executed. Superb work!
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08/28/2014 02:07:00 PM
Wonderful work with light and lamps!
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08/28/2014 01:23:05 PM
oh ...
the only living person (??) left in a desolated world ?

mpressive job with the shadow of the bulbs on the floor
and the Out of focus objects

voted , back to comment
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08/28/2014 11:17:27 AM
Great story, and to me this is a perfect image telling that story. I like the desolate looking ground and trees, and the placement of the light bulbs I think is great. 10 from me.
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08/27/2014 05:26:39 PM
good idea! should have switched to led bulbs? love the post-apocalyptic moodiness.
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08/27/2014 04:32:15 AM
My choice for the blue. Superb processing and theme.
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08/24/2014 10:41:30 PM
already voted-
So weird but so good:))
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08/23/2014 06:38:15 PM
WOW!!! My favourite!
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08/23/2014 08:00:22 AM
One of the uppermost images this challenge.
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08/22/2014 11:19:48 PM
Best in show award, congrats. Well played.
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08/22/2014 01:36:16 PM
That's a lot of "severed heads" scattered around; even one falling from the sky... Absolutely cool ad surrealistic concept. You are either Gyaban or as good as him in this niche:-)
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08/22/2014 09:25:23 AM
The thumbnail suggested gyaban but the full size reveals Samantha T.
10 from me without hesitation.
If I had to make a tiny suggestion it would be a cooler skin tone (more deathly) and a little orange glow along the top of the dress near the lit bulb.
Congrats on a superb image.
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08/22/2014 12:43:41 AM
I miss the old lightbulbs... *sigh*


This is very well done, Samantha! Kudos to you!
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