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Ouch, no serviceable parts inside!
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graphicfunk


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Challenge: Broken (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Dec 9, 2004
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125 - strobes
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2004

Selected neck area and applied levels to lighten. Inversed selection and applied levels to darken. Used clone to perfect neck area and ide cable. Sponge to saturate and desaturate and burn and dodge. Levels, curves and one more selection to darken background with levels. UM

Wore black turtleneck around head. head taken earlier in day, printed and mounted on 1/4" plywood.
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The challenge for me here is not the effect but rather the very soft lighting needed to have the photo of the head match the image.
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see original file://www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=153208

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 177
Avg (all users): 7.1777
Avg (commenters): 8.3438
Avg (participants): 7.1771
Avg (non-participants): 7.1782
Views since voting: 16758
Views during voting: 613
Votes: 197
Comments: 103
Favorites: 49 (view)


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03/09/2006 06:35:53 AM
Your creativity is astounding! This is so well-planned and well-executed...creepy but cool! Adding this to Favs.
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12/01/2005 07:19:12 PM
Great to see your imagination working overtime!
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08/16/2005 05:06:12 PM
This is incredible. Who needs photoshop?! - Now why can't I have ideas like this? :)
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05/18/2005 12:29:20 AM
Amazing use of photography knowledge. No digital art here, this is the real thing. Excellent work!
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03/07/2005 08:58:59 PM
Daniel-
This is fabulous, why don't I see the back of the shirt collar. Did you try it with that showing and decide it was better this way, just blacked out? -bob
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12/23/2004 02:28:26 PM
You are my hero Daniel!
Once again, just remarkable work.
I knew this was yours when I saw it in the "Broken" challenge and I had no doubts at all it had the photographic integrity that is consistent with your other work.

I'm glad you continue to dazzle all of us here with your creativity. This is uncommon work and unusual talent for DPC. It is all too often and to easily dismissed as "Photoshopped" and digital art manipulations. My hats off to you for continuing to share your creativity as you do. When even some of the best photographers are fooled by your techniques, it clearly shows your skills.

"Imagination is more powerful than knowledge"- Albert Einstein

Cheers,

Gringo
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12/23/2004 10:54:38 AM
I knew something was bothering me ... I don't think the word "Ouch" in the title is necessary. Instead, you could phrase it exactly the way the warning stickers are phrased, and make an even a stronger connection (IMO) to the subject by calling it
No User-Serviceable Parts Inside

I have no suggestions on improving the photo though ... great work : )

Message edited by author 2004-12-23 10:55:19.
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12/23/2004 09:03:18 AM
It is soooo good you comfortably deserve the top slot. Way to go!!!!

manny
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12/23/2004 07:37:17 AM
Clever idea, congrats to you!
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12/22/2004 03:30:31 AM
Congrats Daniel! Awesome work! :o)
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12/21/2004 01:02:26 PM
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I wish to give everyone; a very warm thank you for your comments. I am more than flattered. Thanks evryone!
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Message edited by author 2004-12-21 13:05:02.
12/21/2004 07:40:47 AM
So this was yours. :) Congratulations Daniel on a well deserved first place. As I said in my comments before the results...I would have given this a 20 if I could have. :)
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12/21/2004 03:47:41 AM
Now look how many kind comments you got :) I am going to be one of them :)
Maybe some day I will be capable of doing such stuff myself :)
Congratulations. Anyway who could've done it if not you :)

Bravo
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12/20/2004 11:45:45 PM
Great job in taking the challenge to a different level!
I think most of us who have been here a while had an idea who's entry this was ;)

Congrats not only on the photo, but also on being a positive influence on this site.
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12/20/2004 08:19:58 PM
Daniel, Congratulations!!! You always do such a wonderful job of each and every challenge that you enter. Well deserved winner!
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12/20/2004 08:11:26 PM
Way to go Daniel great job and congratulations on the blue!!
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12/20/2004 07:50:41 PM
What a fantastic photo. A well deserved blue ribbon. Your ability to turn an idea like this into such a great photo is amazing.

Also, thanks much for the comment on my photo.
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12/20/2004 07:00:47 PM
Just read your explination. Bravo!
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12/20/2004 05:10:59 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! I initially gave this a 6 because it was so good that I thought it must have been a major clone job. Then I came back to it right before the challenge ended and bumped it up to a 10 when I realized that the head was a cutout photo. I didn't even notice the IDE cable until I read your description. Great work!
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12/20/2004 04:37:45 PM
Congratulations Daniel for your Blue Ribbon for this great image. Creatively and technically this is a winner! WOW!!
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12/20/2004 04:11:09 PM
Having another good week, I see. Congratulations on a well-deserved blue!
Edit to add: That is one of the weirdest voting break-downs I've ever seen!

Message edited by author 2004-12-20 16:11:58.
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12/20/2004 03:59:46 PM
Congratulations on a very well made and thought out image.
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12/20/2004 02:37:53 PM
Congratulations Daniel a real graphic and funky image.
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12/20/2004 02:15:12 PM
WOW! Daniel! Great job!! Very original!
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12/20/2004 01:23:30 PM
I didnt realize editing to this degree was aloud within the rules on DPC. Regardless, damn nice job and very original!
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12/20/2004 12:07:10 PM
Congratulations Dan, great creativity and technicals; well deserved and this was my only 10 of the challenge.
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12/20/2004 11:39:33 AM
Congratulations, you deserve this!
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12/20/2004 11:38:09 AM
Congratulations - well deserved! I knew it would do well.
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12/20/2004 11:35:45 AM
Congrats on the blue Dan!
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12/20/2004 10:55:11 AM
Holy smokes. Great shot, very creative! Congrats!
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12/20/2004 10:53:36 AM
congrats on this well deserved blue!! :)
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12/20/2004 09:40:03 AM
Congratulations! Very clever and well deserved blue!
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12/20/2004 09:02:26 AM
Congratulations, Dan. Another superb piece of work. Your concepts and the final results are amazing.
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12/20/2004 08:54:15 AM
Your imagination and sheer talent is humbling. Congrats Dan!
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12/20/2004 08:21:03 AM
Very good work Dan...very creative. Congrats on your well deserved Blue.
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12/20/2004 08:07:31 AM
congratulations- i thought long about how this was done, but couldn't figure it out. scored highly.

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12/20/2004 07:52:57 AM
Great work Dan! So cool to see people taking it to the next level with props and making them look so real. Lighting is perfect.
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12/20/2004 07:38:25 AM
damn dan!

I don't know what to say...
this is amazing! the lighting looks terrific, everything about this image is top notch! excellent job!!!
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12/20/2004 07:31:38 AM
Dan, Congratulations on a well deserved blue! This is an amazing shot. I should have known this was one of yours.
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12/20/2004 07:10:43 AM
Great job Daniel!
Amazingly though up image
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12/20/2004 06:09:35 AM
My hat is off to you. This is brilliant, and oh so creative. The blue goes to the best image in the Challenge! Congratulations Dan!
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12/20/2004 06:08:40 AM
I`ve great admiration for people who put this amount of work into producing something eyecatching.
I was almost certain this was yours Dan..as it has all the hallmarks.

Very well done.
Congratulations.
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12/20/2004 05:00:32 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on this headless history.(and thank you for always bumping my photos up when you return).
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12/20/2004 04:25:35 AM
Brilliantly done! A well deserved ribbon - we are all in awe!
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12/20/2004 03:34:34 AM
Very Well done and very creative. You DESERVED the Blue Ribbon CONGRATULATIONS daniel
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12/20/2004 03:27:50 AM
So glad to see you "blue". After your kind words to all, its nice to see receive the same comments on your work. Congrats !
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12/20/2004 02:16:32 AM
Just incredible!!, congratulations, you're a master
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12/20/2004 01:22:04 AM
only one winner here, congrats.
its easy to run out of superlatives when describing
your work!
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12/20/2004 01:07:08 AM
Daniel Congratulations on your Blue ribbon You are just so clever
anyone can think images up but you carry them out perfectly
I am in awe
Great one!
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12/20/2004 01:02:52 AM
Woohoo! Way to go Daniel! This one is awesome!

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12/20/2004 12:54:43 AM
NOw I know why you are so good. Your kind is not human. :)
Congrats! Extremely well done!
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12/20/2004 12:47:19 AM
You are not only creative and original, you are also technically superior and entertaining. You are a top notch participant in DPC and I always look forward to enjoying your entries. Congrats on you ribbon.
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12/20/2004 12:44:21 AM
Gee... what a surprise (not). Congratulations on the inevitable result of your efforts!
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12/20/2004 12:39:13 AM
That is seriously clever, and a very well deserved blue ribbon indeed!
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12/20/2004 12:32:30 AM
What a lesson in creativity! VERY well deserved ribbon, congratulations!
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12/20/2004 12:31:00 AM
Awesome idea and execution. One look at this amazing photo and you know it's going to be a winner. Congratulations!
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12/20/2004 12:30:59 AM
Great shot and well thought out. Congrats you deserve it!
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12/20/2004 12:27:16 AM
Very well done Dan, congrats on the ribbon!
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12/20/2004 12:22:50 AM
Wow! what amzing idea and shot!
Daniel - I knew this one would be yours :-)
Congrats on the ribbon. You well deserve it!
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12/20/2004 12:22:34 AM
My apologies on giving a very low score on what I assumed to be a faked effect. I shoulda known by the fact that it was approved by the s/c that it was legit. (Still faked IMHO but legit within the guidelines of the rules) I still wouldn't have given it a very high score cause I think it's gimicky (and I don't go too much for gimmicky shots) but it didn't deserve my (one of three) one...
Congrats on the ribbon.
TC
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12/20/2004 12:18:59 AM
Great effort! I well-deserved blue, and thanks for your great comments on my entry. They took a lot of time and thought.

Chad
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12/20/2004 12:06:54 AM
Oh Coool, Daniel! 10 from me! Congrats! RoB
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12/20/2004 12:03:09 AM
hey!!! congrats daniel!

a well deserved blue! congrats again!
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12/20/2004 12:02:32 AM
Congrats Daniel--incredible effect!
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12/20/2004 12:02:31 AM
Outstanding!
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12/20/2004 12:01:24 AM
YES. YES, YES!!! Awesome photo can't wait to try this.
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12/20/2004 12:01:16 AM
As always, an impressively thought-out shot -- I'm glad to see it wearing a ribbon! Very well deserved!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2004 11:47:03 PM
OK, I'm sure everyone has said the same things, 'Wow, how did you do that'. I feel like you should have a tutorial ready for after the challenge ;-) Great job, I'm still amazed at this photo. I might add more when I pickup my jaw of the floor.
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12/19/2004 10:36:44 PM
I would definately like to know how you did this legally. Great job on the validation and the challenge.
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12/19/2004 09:20:35 PM
huh?
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12/19/2004 08:56:30 PM
I have no idea how you managed to do this within basic editing rules...Edit: I mean advanced.... but Im sure you knew that. And that is precisely why I'm giving you a ten. There better not be a blank space in the description of this photograph :).

Message edited by author 2004-12-20 00:14:10.
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12/19/2004 08:08:46 PM
I must say this is unique ! A few users may want to know how you did this ! Great !
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12/19/2004 07:30:30 PM
Brilliant
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12/19/2004 06:58:32 PM
This can only be graphicfunk. Terrific technique, fantastic idea and a nice ribbon it is. :-) Congratulations Graphicfunk!
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12/19/2004 02:12:54 AM
perhaps cut the fingernails, since you can't help but look at them when you try to look at the face. no idea how you did this, but VERY creative interpretation.
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12/18/2004 09:51:31 PM
This happened to me once, glue and windex works good.
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12/18/2004 06:27:43 PM
Very nice. Makes me laugh.
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12/18/2004 06:02:15 PM
wooooow, amazing!
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12/18/2004 05:22:48 AM
Erm, excellent.. Validated!
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12/16/2004 08:39:30 PM
Quite original and unique. gotta give you a 10 for creativity and humor.
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12/15/2004 07:27:44 AM
Composition: 6, Technical: 7, Appeal: 3, Challenge: 9, Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
Bumping up, really still does not appeal to me ;-), however being honest with myself, I have to re evaluate my prejudice and look at it with a focussed mind. Knowing the members I'm sure they will score this well.
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12/15/2004 12:00:56 AM
Wow. Very inventive. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is curious as to how you did it. I'm also sure it'll do very well.
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12/14/2004 09:58:41 PM
This is insanely clever. You got me stumped completely. It's technically good too. 10.
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12/14/2004 07:41:22 PM
lol, what a great idea! Theres only one person on DPC that can come up with this type of stuff ;) Very well done...
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12/14/2004 04:58:30 PM
Good idea, well executed.
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12/14/2004 04:52:34 PM
Clever.
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12/14/2004 09:37:24 AM
Would have given this a 20 if I could have, but had to settle for a 10. This is by far the best in this challenge and if it doesn't win something wrong. Congratulations on a awesome entry.
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12/14/2004 06:13:45 AM
Heheh, good stuff. B/W would give it an interesting retro sci-fi feel I think
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12/14/2004 03:54:30 AM
Composition: 9, Technical: 10, Appeal: 10, Challenge: 10, Overall Score: 10 (weighted)
I see where it says the photo has been validated, but...??? I am dying to hear how this was done!
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12/13/2004 08:12:45 PM
Ten.
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12/13/2004 06:04:28 PM
This is some wild stuff! I can't figure out how you did this. I like the extra negative space on top emphasizing the missing head. Congratulations on an original idea.
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12/13/2004 01:08:08 PM
Funny! Nicely done - perfect exposure and focus against the right background.
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12/13/2004 01:04:59 PM
Serious points for sense of humor and creativity. Well executed. Expect this to either ribbon or be DQ'd. Hope you ribbon.
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12/13/2004 12:13:29 PM
I think you should get a validation sticker on this pronto, I shall retrun when there is :)
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12/13/2004 11:22:06 AM
can't wait to see how you did this one!
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12/13/2004 11:05:43 AM
Most Excellent, You've got a winner here... congrats
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12/13/2004 10:57:27 AM
Very neat pic. Not sure if/how this was done under the rules, but cool non the less.
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12/13/2004 07:47:10 AM
I'm really interested to hear how you did this within the rules. 10
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12/13/2004 06:43:56 AM
I'm looking at the winner here! Brilliantly done
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12/13/2004 05:18:23 AM
Okay, this is just an absolutely amazing shot. This is one of the best and certainly one of the most fun photo manipulations of its kind that I've seen. Great job!
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12/13/2004 02:52:09 AM
Very vreative. Nice shot
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12/13/2004 02:00:03 AM
Hmm...This would be an impressive feat without the aid of photoshop. I can see you printed your head but I cannot figure out what you did to your neck on up. Cloned out? In any event, this is one my top picks! Well done.
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12/13/2004 12:28:50 AM
Congrats on your upcoming ribbon. 11
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