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Pedro


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Challenge: Moods (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: At home in my dungeon
Date: Apr 26, 2005
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

As I mentioned in an earlier challenge....sometimes I'm an idiot :)

Yeah, it's fishing line. No, it didn't really hurt. The lines lasted on my face for about 3 hours afterwards [thumb]175758[/thumb]

I was going to shoot this anyway, just cuz I had the idea to do it and I thought it would be funny. Then the moods challenge came up and it seemed to fit, so the timing was nice. I actually intend to do a whole series like this, but not just faces; whole bodies and stuff all bound with fishing line. I'll post them if I ever get around to it.

*edit: 65 comments and 10 faves so far with a day to go before the challenge ends...that's way more important than a ribbon, which is cool because i'm quite certain this one won't win one. I had a riot shooting it. thanks for all the great comments so far.

P-ness

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(only editing was the duo conversion and a little cloning on one of the lines)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.1640
Avg (commenters): 8.6833
Avg (participants): 7.1277
Avg (non-participants): 7.1859
Views since voting: 17070
Views during voting: 674
Votes: 250
Comments: 118
Favorites: 85 (view)


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12/08/2006 10:53:57 PM
Oh you are such a genius!!!! I would kill to come up with creative ideas like this and then be able to pull them off in execution.

Except. . .for some reason, I'm finding myelf wanting a fruit snack. . . .eeeeee. . .now THAT is scary!!!!! :)

I want to be the 38th 10 here :)

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02/24/2006 05:13:28 PM
i really admire your creativity and the intriguing simplicity of your shots. i browsed your photos and i especially love your portraits. well done! *fave photographer*
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12/19/2005 07:45:20 PM
Very creative! Well caught!
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11/22/2005 03:45:56 PM
This makes me think of Hannibal Lector gone worse!

Great eye intensity. You look almost quilted! Love the filter too. Just helps add to the oddity of it.
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11/22/2005 03:21:07 PM
Well, this is actually the 10th time I look at this photo ;) Now its time to say, even though you do not need any more comments, that its fabulous. I really admire the "pain" you went through! Too bad you did not get 1th place!
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09/08/2005 09:08:56 PM
Excellent image. Great take on Lozoya's Quiltman. It looks like it would hurt. Definitely disturbing! Great job.
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09/08/2005 02:41:39 AM
Wow...awesome image and very creative. I am pleased I got to see your movie otherwise I wouldn't have seen this image.

Judi
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08/22/2005 03:06:36 PM
The coolest shot! So effective!
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05/15/2005 12:55:25 AM
Awesome idea man, congrats!
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05/12/2005 10:36:03 PM
Way to go, Pedro! You rock, dude!
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05/12/2005 08:43:27 PM
Congrats good buddy. Very well done.
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05/12/2005 09:23:14 AM
Very cool shot!
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05/11/2005 09:30:15 AM
Technically Outstanding, and visually, VERY nice... Favorite! :)
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05/10/2005 06:50:56 PM
You look a bit highly strung to me.
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05/10/2005 06:13:22 PM
Excellent photo, Pedro! Definitely unique! Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2005-05-10 18:13:38.
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05/10/2005 03:38:33 PM
You are so ugly !Don't show up at my bar after dark :-)

You have great imagination,artistic genius !
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05/10/2005 12:54:55 PM
Congrats! Good work. I just really wish I would learn to think of stuff like this. Like scalvert says, it's a great way to keep your head from getting too big :)

Message edited by author 2005-05-10 12:55:38.
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05/10/2005 12:31:28 PM
Disturbed by Pedro, (Peter Marlin), was an excellent entry challenge.

Pedro is very imaginative and skilled at finding ways to enter the DPChallenges. And through his own admission, he states that he thought that this photo would not win him a ribbon.

Like all unique artists, you make art for your own challenges and hope others will agree with your work. If this disturbs anyone, how about the nudes that appear every once in a while in our forums and challenges.

Look the other way if digital art "disturbs" you.
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05/10/2005 12:19:47 PM
Outstanding! Very weird...I mean creative...lol.
Congratulations on your yellow. Should have been blue!
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05/10/2005 11:17:33 AM
Hey Pedro
Great idea, congrats on the ribbon! Certainly a lot of mood and emotion in this shot. Very creative!
Do post the series!
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05/10/2005 09:08:08 AM
Congrats Pedro- that's a clever solution to keeping your swelled head intact after all this praise. ;-)
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05/09/2005 08:59:22 PM
Holy moly, this is incredible. Somehow I recognized you, which I can't believe. Well, I'm growing my hair back now...I wanted to be like you...but this new fishing line craze is just too much to keep up with. I'd love to see other shots from these experiments if you have them somewhere.
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05/09/2005 08:50:58 PM
Congratulations! Wonderful, creative image!
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05/09/2005 06:23:01 PM
Awesome Pedro.
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05/09/2005 05:34:44 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this amazing portrait of a very disturbed mood. Excellent work!
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05/09/2005 03:51:37 PM
Congrats Pedro - another fantastic image and well deserved ribbon! :-)
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05/09/2005 01:44:06 PM
A simply incredible and, yes, disturbing image. Dark tones are perfect. Very, very creative.
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05/09/2005 12:14:46 PM
Nice work P, congrats on the win :-)
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05/09/2005 10:51:15 AM
This is crazy and cool at the same time....lol Very interesting, good job!
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05/09/2005 10:20:29 AM
this calls for a celebration amigo!!! 21 faves as I type this. i am a rank higher than you but i am quite positive that you will beat me on faves. well-deserved. congrats.

manny
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05/09/2005 09:50:20 AM
Hey hey P man!! Congrats on an original shot! Love it!!!
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05/09/2005 07:12:13 AM
Ah, fishing line. So cool. Congrats!!!
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05/09/2005 07:06:21 AM
Congrats! A completely awesome shot...too cool!
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05/09/2005 02:48:09 AM
Pedro, Congratulations. Love what you have done.
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05/09/2005 02:17:51 AM
Alright! Congrats on your ribbon with this fantastic shot!
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05/09/2005 01:58:07 AM
This is a great picture, well deserved ribbon. Congrats !
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05/09/2005 01:34:22 AM
I knew this would place in the ribbons, can't wait to see the rest.
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05/09/2005 01:33:51 AM
Thats wicked !

I was like.. how the heck did you do that, then read the description.. Very cool :)

Congrats on the yellow!
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05/09/2005 12:46:30 AM
you big beauty! [not]

you have to see my comment on blue ribbon first.
WELL DONE and congratulations
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05/09/2005 12:43:48 AM
That is so twisted, but awesome too. My face really starts to hurt if I look at it too long.

Congrats man, great shot.
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05/09/2005 12:35:14 AM
wonderful! well deserving of a ribbon - many congratulations!
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05/09/2005 12:08:40 AM
A masterful execution done to perfection. Here you have outdone yourself and setting a new bench mark. Great work and congratulations on your yellow. This image caught my attention at once.
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05/09/2005 12:04:24 AM
Great work P-ness!
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05/09/2005 12:03:38 AM
congrats pedro. Quite a scary looking site :)
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05/09/2005 12:03:03 AM
Well...

"Told you so!"
Ahaha I love you Pedro
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05/09/2005 12:01:29 AM
told ya! :)
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05/09/2005 12:01:20 AM
Congrats Pedro!
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05/09/2005 12:00:53 AM
Woo Hoo!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2005 11:36:57 PM
freaky! definitely conveys a disturbed mood. great lighting and i like the negative space. lol...you're so twisted. :P
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05/08/2005 07:43:41 PM
great lighting great model great concept
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05/08/2005 04:47:30 PM
Uhhh I Iike this one. I'ts maaaaadddd..
that must have been painfaul
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05/08/2005 04:34:13 PM
I LOVE THIS PHOTO!! I'm adding this to my favorites!
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05/08/2005 04:23:38 PM
Great contrast. I like the color tones used here. 9
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05/08/2005 08:40:17 AM
wow - love his eyes, love the comp. love the contrast and tones. 9 from me!! Good luck
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05/07/2005 11:56:35 PM
Yeah that looks disturbed.
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05/07/2005 11:03:58 PM
This photograph is amazing. Did the photographer crease the subject's skin with fishing line?
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05/07/2005 08:13:57 PM
This guy looks quite tied up. Very good effect. Amazing!
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05/06/2005 09:18:22 PM
This is very different, I like it. Good job.~10
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05/06/2005 04:25:40 PM
Really cool picture... very twisted...the texture of the skin is truly wonderful, nice dramatic light...so psychotic. What really makes this so disturbing is how the subject is addressing the viewer with his eyes...the kind of stare that appears to follow you around the room ( I actually got up and walked around the room I'm in to test this theory) just a really effective picture...EXCELLENT!
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05/06/2005 01:21:31 PM
This is truly disturbing. My guess is that he wrapped himself in string and then took it off for the picture. For an essay on mood this is dynamite. (Could also go in the dreams challenge as a nightmare.) Makes me shudder.
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05/06/2005 11:25:32 AM
looks very disturbed, great composition and lighting, big 8 :)
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05/06/2005 05:02:06 AM
That must have hurt ;)
After the Challenge I'm going to look you up, to see who this is....
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05/06/2005 02:28:56 AM
perfect 10 great work just tell me you didn't keep the model that way for too long
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05/05/2005 11:54:28 PM
great balance
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05/05/2005 11:40:30 PM
Now that is disturbing! Good job with the lighting. It's mysterious and wicked.
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05/05/2005 09:53:55 PM
Wow! Really captivating. I could tell just from the thumbnail that this was a creative and moving shot. Wonderful lighting and impecable focus. Great cropping and nice frame. 10 (+)
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05/05/2005 09:29:47 PM
i'd really like to know the story behind this .. but then maybe not ... certainly high marks for photo execution and thought provoking
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05/05/2005 06:21:53 PM
Is the model or the photographer disturbed? This image disturbs me. Which is what it is meant to do I guess. The eyes cut right through me. I'm sure it will do well.
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05/05/2005 03:43:21 PM
ouch. Interesting effect with the fish line assuming that is what it is.
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05/05/2005 11:48:15 AM
Very much so. The contrast is perfect and the detail in the white areas is excellent. 10.
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05/05/2005 07:36:46 AM
WOW what a fun shot!! Lighting is great, very crisp, and perfect composition. I can oly guess you used thread to get the bizare effect on the face. One of my top 3 picks this challenge. So great a shot I had to push the DQ button to beleive it. I realy hope to see a ribbon beside this one when the voting ends 9 !!!
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05/05/2005 05:26:58 AM
very cool. big 10 from me. love it
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05/04/2005 08:43:32 PM
this gets my wow vote...great idea... good luck I think this should do very well
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05/04/2005 07:48:01 PM
Incredible...great idea and should do well.
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05/04/2005 06:25:12 PM
powerful. 10
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05/04/2005 05:02:03 PM
Man, is that monofilament fishing line? That has to hurt being pulled tight..enough said about pain: this is great! I love the expression in the eyes, and the hard light from right is perfect; left side of frame in blackness works as the face just slides away into the darkness. . creativity plus!...9
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05/04/2005 10:33:17 AM
Woa, very strong and unsettling shot. Highly imaginative. Very effective lighting. One of the best shots this challenge.
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05/04/2005 10:14:16 AM
that you, Gary? ... tough to tell. Sorry if it isn't :)

perfect shot - 10!
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05/04/2005 08:37:25 AM
Excellent idea and superbly executed. Scary.
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05/04/2005 06:19:33 AM
You win... I quit :).....

Fantastic shot... terrific lighting and use of negative space, in all serious, this is probably a little TOO disturbing to win over the masses and the blue, but you've got my first ten of the challenge.
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05/04/2005 02:53:00 AM
More than disturbed, this picture transmit to me a feeling of being trapped. Very shocking picture, very creative and wonderfully executed ... I specially like the depth of the eyes, that trap my attention and doesnt' let me go.
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05/04/2005 02:14:17 AM
Man ! This is intense.
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05/03/2005 11:15:59 PM
and disturbing as well. at least now i know why it never bothered you that i liked slayer and stuff, cause you are clearly weirder than me. :)
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05/03/2005 10:53:34 PM
WOW
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05/03/2005 08:23:01 PM
Nice scarey shot, a little more light on the left perhaps. Hope that didn't hurt, and if it's a self portrait, I hope I don't meet u in a dark alley lol.
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05/03/2005 05:14:31 PM
Very ingenious & well done... The offset subject and b/w shadows really emphasize the feeling. (9)
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05/03/2005 12:08:19 PM
wow, cool. Great lightning.
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05/03/2005 10:40:22 AM
Freaky effect - was it done with elastic bands? Very nice
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05/03/2005 05:54:55 AM
I find this photo a little bit disturbing if I may be honest, it´s very powerful and I don´t really "like" it in the normal sense but I gave it a very high score due to the fact that it affects me. Wouldn´t be surprised to see this end up close to the top or even on top. I especially like the lighting and the composition.
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05/03/2005 02:32:58 AM
Is this me?
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05/03/2005 01:47:21 AM
Pedro ? I vote you
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05/03/2005 01:21:12 AM
Wow if this isn't "disturbed", nothing is! Just fantastically and deliciously gruesome. Masterful use of lighting to maximize the utilization of shadows. Intense. 10
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05/02/2005 11:03:52 PM
Really like the lighting and set up. The eyes grabbed me right away, and that's what I look for in portraits. 10
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05/02/2005 10:46:14 PM
Well - I feel disturbed! so that is good! Great idea with the fishing line. Love the lighting and crop! 9
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05/02/2005 08:37:22 PM
string tied to face? looks painful - very odd but interesting 7
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05/02/2005 07:53:56 PM
Scary! The lighting really adds to the mood. 7
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05/02/2005 06:55:00 PM
This was somewhat disturbing. Not sure what to make of it, but like the b & w and one side of his face in shadow. I think that adds to the disturbing quality of the picture.
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05/02/2005 06:18:25 PM
I agree.....
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05/02/2005 02:17:57 PM
Very disturbing, but good!
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05/02/2005 01:49:15 PM
How the hell did you do that - looks painful!!!! But great photo! (Is this a new way to use dental floss?)
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05/02/2005 10:35:33 AM
not getting the mood thing, bit I like the image
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05/02/2005 10:04:50 AM
10 Not only did I just see all the Hannibal re-runs this weekend but I'm reading a spooky book!! This is so ....bizzare that I can't look away. :) Fantastic light, focus.
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05/02/2005 09:29:27 AM
yes, disturbed without a doubt. great idea and great execution; should easily rank in the top three.
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05/02/2005 07:24:52 AM
this is definately disturbing, great photo and great take on the challenge!! good luck.
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05/02/2005 06:37:12 AM
Blue all the way! Well done.
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05/02/2005 06:26:57 AM
more "out of a horror movie" than disturbed! good shot
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05/02/2005 03:09:40 AM
I'd me mad not to love this image. Going to come back and play Brain Damage from Pink Floyd with this.
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05/02/2005 02:38:15 AM
eew, what a scary yet very effective effect!!
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05/02/2005 02:00:37 AM
very.."outside the box" gj 10
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05/02/2005 01:25:47 AM
Very disturbed. I bet that hurt. *10*
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05/02/2005 12:59:05 AM
Yeah....you know.............driving a Murano will do that to anyone. Excellent shot. I see a definite ribbon.
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05/02/2005 12:56:24 AM
great capture, nice use of fishing line or whatever kind of wire used. the eyes tell a lot. GL
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05/02/2005 12:49:05 AM
Ouch!!! I would say you captured the mood of 'disturbed' rather well. The hard shadows really work to your advantage here. This is a very unique and gritty image. Artistic even!
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05/02/2005 12:29:50 AM
Wow. That is one stunning image. I gasped out loud. Incredible.
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05/02/2005 12:22:04 AM
Kiwiness?
I'm not 100% sure, but I say it's you!
Great shot! Nothing else to say.........9
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05/02/2005 12:15:54 AM
this is brilliant
I take you have bound the face with that invisible magicians cotton... how long did it take for the marks to go
I think it needs a bit of space above the head at the top...but still a 10 from me
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05/02/2005 12:10:58 AM
Hey pet-ah
Good choice with this one, same your eye was so dark on the other one.
Either way, your getting in the top 10 and possibly a medal. I guarantee it baby
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05/02/2005 12:10:33 AM
Extremely!
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