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Challenge: What is the Matrix? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 775
Location: Sydney. Well, it was shot here.
Date: May 17, 2003
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2003

The setting is a rectangle vase, lying down with a paper doll attached in the bottom. The lighting is a house lamp, setting against wall corner and ceiling. The shot is through the vase with colour balance setting to create the green tone. Post processed in PS by pushing hue to make the tone closer to The Matrix scheme, no cropping.

Place: 8 out of 140
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06/01/2003 10:16:08 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
Hi Trinn!

First of all, I can't believe someone figured out what this was!

Ok, the composition is a strong area for this shot - it's one of those "holy cow, how'd they do that?!" shots. I like the feel and the way everything looks. I would have cut dude's hair a little straigher but that's just me.

Obviously you said in your comments that you hued it to be more Matrixy and you got it there. Nice neon greens.

I wish the top was more like the bottom, actually. I don't like the harsh light on top, but I do love the overall lighting here.

Subject matter
Very nice visualization ahead of time. Excellent use of the Matrix theme.

Overall so you had a helluva good shot. Excellent finish and nice work. Happy shooting!
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05/29/2003 02:10:27 PM
That is amazing! You're pretty creative given the props you worked with. How in the world did you visualize this, simply amazing?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2003 02:03:29 PM
good job. nice pic.
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05/26/2003 11:55:45 AM
the figure (I assume it is a cut out?) has a cartoonish feel to it, I'm really curious as to what is actually the green material -- is it a container of some sort? :)
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05/25/2003 11:02:36 PM
Nice and creepy. I like it! If you ask me, and i may be entirely wrong, i see a bit of foolery here :) A cutout cardboard figure and one of those industrial glass vases (i used one once for a submission) set on a nice reflective surface such as a highly polished table, glass, or a mirror. Just guessing. Would have liked it more if the top green shape would have been blackish as well to keep my eye on the center. 8
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05/24/2003 10:13:24 PM
Just saw reloaded tonight - yes you do portray the portal well - is this the bottom of a green bottle with a cut-out Neo? I like the color - the ripples of color eminating from the "door" - a creative interpretation
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05/23/2003 04:08:36 PM
IT'S GUMBY!!! Just kidding. I love the lighting here. This says Matrix more than a lot of photos on this challenge.
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05/22/2003 07:36:00 AM
Interesting image, good work. 8 Morgan
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05/22/2003 06:06:57 AM
how? Would guess that this was a glass vase or something with an action figure at the bottom. Great pic, nice green colors - 7
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05/21/2003 11:37:13 PM
hehe.. that kind of looks like Johnny Bravo
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05/21/2003 01:48:24 PM
very interesting and moody lighting and set. the character's head looks like Gumby.
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05/21/2003 01:38:41 PM
nice idea this picture was done very nicely. It looks very nice and looks like you took alot of time into this picture.
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05/21/2003 07:32:44 AM
Great idea...great realisation !!!
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05/21/2003 04:59:37 AM
i really like the effect from the glass you used. the reflection of lights and the little paper cutout (?) is smart
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05/21/2003 03:42:57 AM
Bery Nice Shot! i like the composition... ammmmmmm 9
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05/21/2003 02:21:42 AM

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