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The madonna of the leaves and rain (2005)
The madonna of the leaves and rain (2005)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: kloof
Date: Mar 4, 2005
Aperture: f7/1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2005

curves, crop.

mannequin is just about worn out,
we have this connection, sorry can't
be helped.

taken on the tennis court after the rain,
industrial tape in the garage was crying out
to be used.

score below par i'm sure, last 'safe' pic didnt
do well anyhow :)


Statistics
Place: 20 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.2372
Avg (commenters): 7.9565
Avg (participants): 6.2661
Avg (non-participants): 6.2252
Views since voting: 2805
Views during voting: 745
Votes: 371
Comments: 38
Favorites: 23 (view)


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05/16/2007 02:23:51 AM
very nice!!
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03/18/2006 06:32:52 PM
I took a look at your portfolio and really enjoyed it. This one is certainly one of my favourites.
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03/21/2005 10:14:26 PM
congrats on 20th. i agree that it should have been higher.
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03/18/2005 04:20:46 PM
Great image Lesley! It really should have scored higher.
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03/18/2005 01:45:56 PM
a fine entry to this challenge. one of my top picks. keep it up.
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03/16/2005 07:08:17 PM
Congratulations on your high placing with this VERY surreal image. GREAT Work very artistically presented!
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03/16/2005 12:33:21 PM
Lesley: I love your style. Keep up the great work :)
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03/16/2005 10:22:12 AM
Once again......an outstanding submission from the South African surrealist and mealie tamer. Lesley.......you ROCK!
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03/16/2005 08:38:13 AM
This should've won a ribbon, I am dissapointed.
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03/16/2005 12:29:43 AM
Lesley: this is an admirable study. Your work is just so refreshing and one never knows what will come next, but I always look eagerly at your future entries. You do have the rare gift of a good artistic eye.
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03/16/2005 12:15:28 AM
i really need to find a mannequin...i'm just loving these pics! true art...should have placed MUCH MUCH higher!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 11:22:16 PM
Another very good take at the challenge-- one of my few 9's
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03/15/2005 01:22:58 PM
Very original and well executed.
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03/15/2005 01:12:19 PM
Very unique. I really love what you've done here. 10
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03/15/2005 12:29:48 PM
wierd, but with an artistic eye. good contrast and lighting.
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03/15/2005 11:44:06 AM
nice gritty feel, while still maintaining a surreality.
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03/15/2005 11:42:38 AM
strangely disturbing... i like it.
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03/15/2005 09:31:13 AM
wonderful captures the contest idea exactly
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03/15/2005 02:21:20 AM
This seems familiar for some reason. Good one.
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03/14/2005 06:06:56 PM
In awe.....Absolutely my favorite photo ever in DPChallenge. You're obviously at where I want to be someday. Even with some other excellent photos, I feel that this is the clear cut winner. .......still can't seem to look away.


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03/14/2005 05:36:19 PM
This is some very hard work you got there! I love it. Colours are very nice and toned down at the same time. The mood is dark but full of emotions. Composition is wierd and interesting. I'm not too sure about the DOF, but that's probably why i like the shot so much! This is definatly in the lines of Surrealim, in a sick and twisted way ;) 8
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03/13/2005 02:25:50 PM
this manaquin looks strangely familiar (I hope it's just that you've used this element before and not that I'm imagining it! LOL) you have captured a great sense of surrealism - interesting composition and juxtaposition of elements - one of my ribbon picks this challenge -- well done!
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03/12/2005 11:57:39 PM
Hi Les :) Excellent work, I really like the weirdness of it...
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03/12/2005 02:07:12 PM
Not only is the content fascinating but the composition is really very strong in this one for me. The exact crop at top and bottom, the slight angle and the horizontal placement - all are just spot on. 8
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03/12/2005 12:03:58 PM
Wow, I must say. very well done, top3. 10 (not blue)
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03/11/2005 01:40:11 PM
Finally. Someone understands surreal.
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03/11/2005 06:33:16 AM
really impressiv modern surrealism
well done
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03/10/2005 06:27:07 PM
Very surreal!
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03/10/2005 12:02:46 PM
fantastic surreal image!!
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03/10/2005 04:23:35 AM
The sudden old.....

"God created sexual desire in ten parts; he gave nine parts to women and one to men." Shia maxim

.......my breasts the sudden old of death

my womb.......
wild with singing
now
that the rain has come
and your kiss is sitting like a tree
on the pink of my flesh.

I am your red Madonna!
Madonna of bottomless places!
Madonna of the midday-noon!
Your mad Madonna!
Your wild Madonna!
The Madonna of your heart!

I am your bloody Madonna!

.......................my breasts the sudden old of death
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03/09/2005 11:36:10 PM
love the maniquin but don't care for the background
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03/09/2005 11:19:09 PM
A very interesting image. The leaves give the feeling of something dying and the joint of the arms has the shape of a keyhole. The tape represents supression. Attractive in many ways with daring colors. Good lighting and the tape give it a very modern look. 8
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03/09/2005 07:11:21 PM
This is defintely surreal, in fact it is about the most surreal I've seen yet... except for mine, of course!
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03/09/2005 12:19:26 PM
Seems more abstract than surreal.
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03/09/2005 10:49:16 AM
I see this as a poster on my wall. Love your work.....as always.

take a 10!!
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03/09/2005 02:05:25 AM
Nice image.
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03/09/2005 01:09:12 AM
awesome.
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03/09/2005 12:21:14 AM
Wow, this turned out great in color!
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