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the cloudmaker
the cloudmaker
nikant


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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: Mar 8, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1244
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2005

Well.. simple idea and easy to shoot. Coulnd't find the exact cloud I had in mind but here's a try.

Camera in macro mode and focus at my hand..

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 271
Avg (all users): 7.0270
Avg (commenters): 7.7727
Avg (participants): 6.7965
Avg (non-participants): 7.1279
Views since voting: 4284
Views during voting: 796
Votes: 371
Comments: 68
Favorites: 11 (view)


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08/10/2007 01:05:09 PM
genial!!!
11/19/2006 12:05:39 PM
cool idea! simple and so great
03/16/2005 12:25:51 PM
Like you said, such a simple idea, and you did a great job with this :)
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03/16/2005 10:06:25 AM
t his is super creative - i LOVE the simplicity !
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03/16/2005 09:04:29 AM
I don't know what it is about this shot that would make people think it's mine. I mean, seriously, would I hold something in my hand at the bottom right of the frame so that it looks like part of an interesting background? Sheesh!

Congrats on 5th. Wish I'd thought of it. ;-)
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03/16/2005 02:06:24 AM
What a brilliant idea and so well done! Congrats on your 5th placing!
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03/16/2005 01:30:13 AM
Well.. Thank you all. A 5th place in my first dpchallenge is a good thing I suppose :)

All comments about DOF are correct. The setup could have been done much better (and maybe achieve a better place) but my time was limited then.

Congrats to the winners!

Here is a surreal Cloudmaker ad that I made afterwards and I like a lot.
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Message edited by author 2005-03-16 06:51:38.
03/16/2005 12:10:01 AM
A stroke of genius. This image excells because it also pulls from all camps to make the upward journey to the top 5. Even the purist will hail it. Congratulations on your 5th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 11:23:05 PM
Super Creative-- 8
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03/15/2005 09:48:16 PM
Clear cut and interesting. Bumping up.
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03/15/2005 08:24:05 PM
very creative
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03/15/2005 07:39:38 PM
Great concept and execution. Well done. I wonder if you could have had a smaller aperture to get a more parfocal shot from can to clouds. Congrats.
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03/15/2005 06:59:38 PM
This is one of the best!
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03/15/2005 06:29:20 PM
This is one of the simplest photos in the challenge and one of the most effective. Good job, good job, good job.
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03/15/2005 06:16:40 PM
soo simple ..yet very surreal..i like this one very much
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03/15/2005 03:37:31 PM
Lol. A larger DOF would have been good, it sems the lighting conditions would have allowed a smaller aperture. Sharp clouds would have made the illusion perfect. 7.
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03/15/2005 01:35:34 PM
Nice shot and no banana in it. I can't believe how many people think bananas are surreal!
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03/15/2005 01:08:45 PM
Very unique. I really love what you've done here. 10
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03/15/2005 12:38:22 PM
Looks like something I might have done- LOL. With a little more DOF on those clouds, I'd expect a ribbon. With that much blur, though, I think you might have mist it. 8
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03/15/2005 09:35:55 AM
KOOL !!!
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03/14/2005 09:18:37 PM
VERY well done!
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03/14/2005 05:32:32 PM
good idea.
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03/14/2005 10:58:24 AM
like it..!
(^o^)
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03/14/2005 09:15:42 AM
cleaver
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03/14/2005 09:12:06 AM
This is pure genius
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03/13/2005 09:46:24 PM
Love it!!! This looks real and surreal at the same time. I love the juxtaposition.


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03/13/2005 08:17:09 PM
Very creative!
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03/13/2005 12:54:06 PM
good idea. like the simplicity.
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03/12/2005 11:59:36 PM
terrific idea! If only the cloud were in focus too the effect would be amazing. I can appreciate how hard that is to do though. very nicely done.
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03/12/2005 11:04:23 PM
simple and to the point! / simple y al grano!
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03/12/2005 08:51:14 PM
clever idea
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03/12/2005 02:08:28 PM
So simple yet very effective in the strangeness quotient. Like it a lot! 8
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03/12/2005 11:58:57 AM
Heh, funny photo
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03/12/2005 11:37:11 AM
Nice execution!
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03/11/2005 11:44:30 PM
Very original shot! Quite unique as well! I love the composition and the angle. The DOF works perfect as well! Somehow, i find a little more contrast could do some good on this shot. Nice work! 8
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03/11/2005 02:43:52 PM
interesting...
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03/11/2005 07:41:08 AM
clever, but more tricky than surreal. Oh yeah, and how is tricky working for you? if its your bag, go with it.
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03/11/2005 06:41:06 AM
simple but great one of my favs
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03/11/2005 04:04:22 AM
Great concept.. I love it!! 9.
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03/10/2005 07:40:18 PM
This is very clever. I like it.
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03/10/2005 04:35:18 PM
hehe, cute idea
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03/10/2005 02:57:03 PM
Excellent shot! 8
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03/10/2005 11:56:08 AM
OMG...great entry from an obviously clever mind. Perfectly executed and just what the Dr. ordered for this challenge...10
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03/10/2005 10:29:26 AM
I like this picture because i like the way the sky is directly behind the hand with the spray can. And the hand with the spray can is so close. The idea of the image is very good for surrealism. Very ncreative idea!
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03/10/2005 10:15:39 AM
I really like this image. I like the coloring in the photo first off. Secondly I like the overall concept in general anyway. This is a very interesting idea. Nice work.
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03/10/2005 07:30:40 AM
My first thought on seeing this - 'I wish I'd thought of that,' this shot has scalvert written all over it - and in the likely even that you are not, in fact, said individual, just take that as a huge compliment to the creativity you've exhibited here.
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03/10/2005 06:09:57 AM
Good shot!
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03/09/2005 05:54:46 PM
thats awesome!
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03/09/2005 05:29:22 PM
So cool!!! Good luck!!!!! - 7
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03/09/2005 04:57:59 PM
Great great shot... just for laughs..it is the freeons in those cans that are killing the atmosphere...but thats just me overthinking it. This should ribbon.
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03/09/2005 04:56:36 PM
Cool concept!!
The bg is too out of focus for me though.
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03/09/2005 04:49:56 PM
ho ho, i did a search on istock as well and saw this photo... nice idea.
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03/09/2005 03:09:25 PM
Simple,welll executed,brilliant.I love this pic and think it will ribbon.
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03/09/2005 01:53:20 PM
Love it... looks simple but so very effective 9
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03/09/2005 01:00:17 PM
great idea, good luck
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03/09/2005 11:38:06 AM
This is pure surrealism in a Magrittish way. I am amused and I give it a 9
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03/09/2005 10:02:01 AM
Hmmm... I think of only one thing when I see this - scalvert. Excellent. :o)
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03/09/2005 06:05:00 AM
This is definately my favorite composition of 'em all. "Clouds in a Can" wonderful ;)
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03/09/2005 05:53:52 AM
Brillant! Very clever and so simple, why didn't I think of it?! 10
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03/09/2005 04:19:08 AM
hey thats a very cool idea! very surreal! nice! well done!
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03/09/2005 04:08:52 AM
Exceptionally clever, I absolutely love it. Though I have only viewed thumbs thus far I admit, I can't see how this won;t be a ribbon. Sensational. 10 I can't wait to see who did this one!
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03/09/2005 02:50:49 AM
cool idea. would be better with a deeper DOF.
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03/09/2005 01:23:30 AM
Pretty cool.
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03/09/2005 12:57:36 AM
Very cool idea, it comes off well, but the hand could have been a little less in focus maybe.
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03/09/2005 12:34:44 AM
heheh
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03/09/2005 12:12:29 AM
this is so original..such a creative idea and so well done..I LOVE the focus!!
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03/09/2005 12:09:24 AM
Very nice! One of the first I came across, and should be a contender! Nice work! 10
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03/09/2005 12:03:33 AM
What a clever idea... good luck
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