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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Dublin Ireland
Date: Mar 2, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2005

Flash extender was mounted on the camera lens.
The rings in the image are the concentric circles from the fresnel lens. I could make the rings less obvious by not sharpening this much, but I like the rings and I actually sharpened a lot to show them.

SB-800 was placed to the side and fired remotely using D70's commander mode. The light beams are reflections from the fresnel lens.


- Decreased exposure
- Increased contrast using curves
- Cropped to aspect
- 2 passes of Usharp Mask

Place: 98 out of 271
Avg (all users): 5.2770
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.1121
Avg (non-participants): 5.3465
Views since voting: 1202
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 361
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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01/14/2006 06:24:44 PM
nice work here - do you listen to Pink Floyd? a few of your images remind me of typical album cover art from that crew.
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03/29/2005 08:19:18 PM

Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:11:11.
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03/16/2005 09:43:34 PM
Its a great concept and photo. I won't say that it should have done better, but I'll say "This is DPC".
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03/16/2005 02:18:48 AM
Wow - this is an extraordinary concept and execution and I gave it one of my highest scores in this challenge. Shows how much you and I know. ;-)
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03/16/2005 12:31:11 AM
Hard to believe this scored as low as it did, but then, it is DPC!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 07:26:58 PM
Quite interesting and very captivating. 7 Another bumb because this image imparts a sense of despair with the single element. Good work.
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03/15/2005 10:11:20 AM
"The Scream" redone. Interesting shot!!!
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03/14/2005 12:33:41 PM
I like the effect used.
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03/12/2005 08:43:10 PM
The bizarre distortions are appropriate, but don't appeal to me personally. The circular lines throughout the image are curious. Some kind of filter?
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03/12/2005 02:00:27 PM
Intriguing - especially the circular lines of texture. Wish I had a clue what those white areas are though I appreciate that in surrealism I don't need to know...
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03/10/2005 06:46:03 PM
Cool idea. Was this taken through a TV movie? Or perharps on yourself? I'm curious as to how to did the spiraling effect?!. Colours are interesting and composition is interesting. I do not think of this as surreal tho. 6
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03/10/2005 06:24:55 PM
I really like this. It makes me look at it for a long time.
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03/09/2005 10:32:24 AM
the scream? dentist?
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03/09/2005 06:56:58 AM
Great looking! Dare to share how it was done?
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03/09/2005 01:35:19 AM
Truly art meets photography. The Scream comes back to us through photography.
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03/09/2005 01:11:07 AM
Too abstract, not very "surreal" I am afraid. Nice image though.
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03/09/2005 01:09:59 AM
I like this pic. Great composition. The "grain" works well IMO in this case. Not sure if I like the bright "spikes"(?), like to see it without them. Nice job.
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