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Lost Dreams
Lost Dreams
srbrubaker


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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Home
Date: Mar 4, 2005
Galleries: Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2005

Stark landscapes and repeated elements are recurring themes in surrealist paintings. So are things that don't make sense. Magrite loved logical contradictions; but Dali liked to tap into our subconscious depicting things evocative of dreams. The snail shell might be seen as a symbol of childhood innocence or of the beauty of the natural world. The faded rose is one of faded personal beauty and youth. Here they are set in contrast with the stark realities of the black and white world we inhabit consciously.

A photo of the Maine Coast taken this fall was overlaid with seashells and a yellow rose. Lighting was mostly natural, from a north facing window, some white fluorescents provided fill. Curves were adjusted. USM and Gaussian blur for the glowing effect. HSL

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 271
Avg (all users): 5.9710
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 5.7075
Avg (non-participants): 6.0879
Views since voting: 1318
Views during voting: 549
Votes: 345
Comments: 24
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/29/2005 10:29:19 AM
I really LOVE this photo and am very impressed by how you achieved it!
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04/29/2005 08:49:16 AM
this came 34th? cmon people, this is a top 10.
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04/29/2005 08:41:43 AM
Awsome...simply superb !! Beautiful composition, colors, depth and above all even title is heart throbbing. Love it all:)
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03/16/2005 05:46:37 AM
I want to thank everyone who voted and especially those who left kind comments; the encouragement is extremely helpful.
03/16/2005 01:49:22 AM
I can't believe this didn't make top 10. What a stunning image...
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03/16/2005 12:26:28 AM
This was my top pick and one of my favorites on DPC ever. Stunning.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 11:49:00 PM
Simple. Beautiful...a definate 10
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03/15/2005 05:52:52 PM
beautiful collection...superb shot
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03/15/2005 01:00:08 PM
I really love all the shapes and the light in this 10
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03/15/2005 12:22:20 PM
this image has lots of potential. I like the "scrapbook" feeling i'm getting from it. But i feel a bit of the power is lost by the precision of the arrangement of the shells.
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03/15/2005 09:34:08 AM
I like it
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03/12/2005 12:15:47 PM
A well though out composure with a good dream-like affect.
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03/12/2005 04:56:20 AM
"Last night I saw your corpse
you were moist and naked in my arms
I saw your skull
I saw your bones tossed by the morning sea
onto white sand under a hesitant sun
Crabs fought for your flesh
notheing was left of your bloated breasts
yet, that's how I preferred you
my flower"
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03/11/2005 05:26:09 PM
I bet it got validation requests, I love it. Probably the most surreal shot of all. 10
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03/11/2005 01:17:49 PM
This an image which could have been much stronger by simplification. I love the background and the rose's stem reaching across like a bridge is great. Yes, I know, the shells represent the variety of lost dreams, but fewer would have been better to take advantage of the nice background. 6
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03/11/2005 01:12:24 PM
A feast for the eyes
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03/11/2005 09:57:55 AM
Gorgeous. I love the soft , dream-like, focus. The shells alone wouldn't have done. The rose really makes this photo. Excellent.
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03/10/2005 12:03:17 PM
very surreal work of art, beautifully done!
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03/09/2005 10:27:10 PM
This is pretty cool, dreamlike... 8
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03/09/2005 01:28:36 PM
I like it
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03/09/2005 01:25:03 PM
this is very nice, has this painting quality to it, and at the same time is undeniably, a photograph... 8.
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03/09/2005 01:21:59 PM
I like this a lot looking forward to the details. Good luck with this
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03/09/2005 11:36:05 AM
Wonderful combination of the Ansel Challenge witht he Surreal challenge, which is surreal enough in itself LOL. 9 from me
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03/09/2005 01:33:49 AM
This will be IT. I am in awe.
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