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Challenge: A Photographic Tribute to Bob Dylan (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Nov 1, 2016
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2016

[Nov. 8th, 2016 07:35:06 PM]

It was a great pleasure for me to create a surreal image again. Thanks to the so inspiring Dylan's songs, it became easier to translate feelings into colors and shapes. I am very thankful of the opportunity, and of course, very thankful of the kind feedback: it is very motivating.

Let me share "Not Dark Yet" lyrics with you:

Shadows are falling and Iíve been here all day
Itís too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
Iíve still got the scars that the sun didnít heal
Thereís not even room enough to be anywhere
Itís not dark yet, but itís getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing thereís been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just donít see why I should even care
Itís not dark yet, but itís getting there

Well, Iíve been to London and Iíve been to gay Paree
Iíve followed the river and I got to the sea
Iíve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ainít looking for nothing in anyoneís eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
Itís not dark yet, but itís getting there

I was born here and Iíll die here against my will
I know it looks like Iím moving, but Iím standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I canít even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Donít even hear a murmur of a prayer
Itís not dark yet, but itís getting there

Place: 1 out of 40
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Views during voting: 140
Votes: 53
Comments: 14
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11/11/2016 11:19:09 PM
I haven't visited in a while, gyaban, but I see definite improvements in your technique. Your attention to detail in the lighting, shadows and blending here is something I don't think I would have seen a few years ago. It looks great!
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11/09/2016 08:24:19 PM
I love the drains! Ha!

Congratulations, Christophe!
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11/09/2016 10:25:47 AM
You are truly an artist. Congrats once again
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11/09/2016 09:23:00 AM
always inspiring! Congrats Christophe!
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11/09/2016 06:20:24 AM
Top draw
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11/09/2016 05:29:56 AM
First of all congratulations on the blue ribbon.

I feel honoured that you share these amazing creations with us. I know you must spend a great deal of time in planning and execution of these superb images so thank you for putting this effort to entertain our eyes and our minds. I hope you go down in history as a famous French artist - you sure deserve to.
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11/09/2016 04:32:24 AM
I think you came back to your highest levels with this one. What a super image!
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11/09/2016 01:04:42 AM
You are the master of surealism. Congrats.
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11/09/2016 12:14:12 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved blue
There is still someone who gave you a 1, how rude and unfair.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2016 11:21:45 PM
Very disturbing image Christophe~ Looking forward to reading the notes. I'm trying to work out what a jug of water and sink-hole drains embedded in one's forehead are picturing, I'm sure with your wild imagination you will come up with something that either makes sense to you, and no one else.
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11/08/2016 08:11:00 PM
Sharing top spot. 10
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11/04/2016 03:52:17 AM
Magnificent on so many levels - you captured the entire song in one photograph. As always, you are an artist!
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11/03/2016 01:54:02 PM
Sometimes I think you're an alien. Where the hell you find all that inspiration to each time come with such a great concept. A 9 from me.
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11/03/2016 11:49:32 AM
One individual who opened himself up for nourishment. I'm sure there is more here than my eye can unscramble right now.
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