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kiwiness


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Challenge: Transparency II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Living room
Date: Oct 30, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2005

The most difficult part in this is to get everything lined up properly. Take a photo of the scene without the laptop. Then put that photo on the laptop as a background. Line everything up and take the second photo.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.9064
Avg (commenters): 7.9545
Avg (participants): 6.5062
Avg (non-participants): 7.1721
Views since voting: 19008
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 203
Comments: 132
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12/30/2008 08:19:03 PM
wow, so creative and perfectly executed
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12/25/2008 06:35:31 PM
Arrrghhh, this is terrifying!!!

Good shot, but arrrghhhhhhh!

:)
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08/15/2008 09:08:11 PM
This is too cool. What a nifty idea and awesome execution. It's been a while, but I'm just now seeing it.
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01/25/2007 10:37:15 PM
This is AMAZING!!! Fantastic shot!! I love Japanese horror movies and this should be the cover art!! GREAT SHOT!!

Jack
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11/10/2006 11:04:33 AM
amazing photo. very creative with excellent execution. WOW!
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08/08/2006 04:39:30 PM
i am sorry its too late but i have to say my opinion ,
i cant tell u how fantastic this photo is !!!
even the concept of making it is unbelievable ,
amazing work :)
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03/21/2006 08:38:40 AM
Saw this after you won the ribbon for Literacy...Damn, this is SO freaky! I love it..love it love it!!!
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11/13/2005 09:08:52 AM
OMG ! You amaze me with your eye and talent. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. I love the tones in this one.
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11/13/2005 07:36:39 AM
Amazing work Gary, congrats on another well deserved ribbon! She looks really scary and the presentation fits this mood very well.
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11/12/2005 11:07:49 PM
very emotive...superlatives galore on this one!
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11/12/2005 07:47:05 PM
So amazing! I just don't know what to say!
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11/11/2005 05:46:24 AM
Congrats! Great choice of subject!
One of the most scary movies I've ever watched! :)
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11/10/2005 07:14:21 PM
excellent work
congratulations
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11/10/2005 04:40:21 PM
Originally posted by dimitrii:

Excellent job, reminds me of this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/48/thumb/9611.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/48/thumb/9611.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
But done way, way, way, way, way better!
Since I know how hard this is to do, you get 11 from me :)


Hehe a real dimitrii photo :) Very cool!
11/10/2005 03:53:25 PM
awsome job it looks great
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11/10/2005 03:31:14 PM
Excellent job, reminds me of this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/48/thumb/9611.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/48/thumb/9611.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
But done way, way, way, way, way better!
Since I know how hard this is to do, you get 11 from me :)
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11/10/2005 02:47:25 PM
Great shoot. I took one like it awhile back but I like yours much more
Check it out
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11/10/2005 02:17:07 PM
thats so crazy how long did this take you?
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11/10/2005 02:15:28 PM
thats so crazy how long did this take you?
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11/09/2005 11:47:11 PM
Wow amazing job! So glad to see a ribon for you!
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11/09/2005 11:06:18 PM
Gary! you're a genius!! :))
I really love it... simply fantastic...
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11/09/2005 07:51:54 PM
way to go muffin!
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11/09/2005 06:48:25 PM
That's awsome
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11/09/2005 06:32:27 PM
Brilliant idea. Congrats.
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11/09/2005 06:13:50 PM
Fine, fine!
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11/09/2005 11:16:57 AM
One of the coolest pictures I have EVER seen!!!!

We almost named our daughter Samara.
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11/09/2005 10:22:46 AM
Gary, my friend.... long time no see. But always a pleasure to SEE!!! :-)
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11/09/2005 10:13:42 AM
Jeeeeeeeeez. That didn't take long.
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11/08/2005 11:09:56 PM
you still da man
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11/08/2005 10:33:31 PM
Wow, very nice photograph. Took a lot of work probably. Admititly, that is REALLY creepy. Congrats on your red ribbon!

Message edited by author 2005-11-08 22:40:04.
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11/08/2005 07:52:42 PM
Fun stuff, Gary! Welcome back!
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11/08/2005 02:33:38 PM
Great idea Gary. Hmmm I bet a real smart guy told ya how great this idea was.... :-)
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11/08/2005 02:32:23 PM
woww coooooool!!!!!
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11/08/2005 10:57:23 AM
wow creative idea! I like its very much!
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11/08/2005 09:51:02 AM
Originally posted by sher9204:

so, this is who you think my self-portrait looks like, huh? lol...you sweet talker! :P


Originally I wanted to ask you if you could be Samara, but you live too far away :)
11/08/2005 09:45:41 AM
so, this is who you think my self-portrait looks like, huh? lol...you sweet talker! :P
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11/08/2005 07:11:43 AM
Originally posted by goodman:

you can't come back and win a ribbon! dork ;)


Sorry :)
11/08/2005 06:48:04 AM
you can't come back and win a ribbon! dork ;)
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11/08/2005 01:54:04 AM
Dude, ya still got it! Glad you're still around! Glad ya don't submit much anymore as it gives the rest of us a chance! :-P
Kudos
TC
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11/08/2005 01:12:07 AM
Just amazing. You're a genius. I've never thought of this.
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11/07/2005 11:07:06 PM
You are just TOO damn good dude. next time i hit New Zealand (January 2006) Im coming to stay at your gaff so you can give me some pointers between beers.. Great work, back on top where you belong.. Welcome home.

PS-You do realize that if you'de of used a MAC then this would of been blue right? *wink*

Typos

Message edited by author 2005-11-07 23:08:43.
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11/07/2005 11:04:38 PM
Congratulations, Gary, on your red ribbon. Good work.
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11/07/2005 07:45:30 PM
And what a come back! Congrats! If you keep submitting it's going to be a fight for 2 ribbons...lol!
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11/07/2005 07:39:15 PM
Wow! this is too sweet. You could have titled it "The Geek Squad From Hell"
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11/07/2005 05:01:57 PM
Welcome back to your "home" page, Gary! We've missed you. ;-)
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11/07/2005 04:23:34 PM
Wow, I really like this picture~ Awesome Samara.
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11/07/2005 02:59:29 PM
The Kiwi man is back!
Samara is scary... Fantastic setup, great light and very creative! Nice to see you back here Gary! Congratulations with the ribbon!
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11/07/2005 02:53:55 PM
Very cool shot Kiwi! Congrats!! I'm so glad you're back!
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11/07/2005 02:17:21 PM
Very nice picture..
I loved it..
Perfect!
You should have won first place!
Kiss
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11/07/2005 01:20:50 PM
I didnt have time to vote on this challenge, but if I had I would have give this 10. An amazing work of art!
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11/07/2005 11:41:31 AM
WOW!
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11/07/2005 11:31:05 AM
That's remarkably well done. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/07/2005 10:09:56 AM
wow!
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11/07/2005 09:59:49 AM
Kiwiness is back!!! I am glad you submitted after so many months....What a great idea - very creative; Great model;
"echt leiwand" wie die wiener sagen ;-)
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11/07/2005 09:46:07 AM
Very powerful shot. You're so creative and this is a well deserved ribbon.
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11/07/2005 08:27:13 AM
awesome. i gotta say, looking at this at 6 am when i just woke up from a nightmare, creeped the hell out of me.
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11/07/2005 08:12:37 AM
Really Creative!!
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11/07/2005 08:12:12 AM
Very nice and creepy, excellent job in the tecnical end as well! A friend of mine is the actual actress who plays "Samara" in The Ring 2. She was the stunt double in the original. She's a beautiful lady, 3 hours of makeup everyday to cover it up! I'll have to send her a link to this, she'd really get a kick out of it.
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11/07/2005 08:01:44 AM
nice work - fine image
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11/07/2005 07:33:16 AM
Its great to see you back Gary. I always enjoy seeing your work. Another outstanding and original work of art.
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11/07/2005 06:07:41 AM
Congrats Garry! I guess you are back now huh?

Hows the sheep?
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11/07/2005 05:31:56 AM
Thank you for your comments, appreciated! I think I'll enter challenges more often now :)
11/07/2005 05:12:00 AM
Fantastic concept for the challenge - great job :)
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11/07/2005 04:37:29 AM
A good concept neatly executed. Congrats.
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11/07/2005 03:51:43 AM
Congrats :)
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11/07/2005 03:32:08 AM
úúúú mr Kiwiness is back :p
congrats on the ribbon dude!
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11/07/2005 02:54:16 AM
How many photo's is this? The arms don't look all that realistic, almost as if they were added to the original image! It's an awsome image although I doubt it was one photo?

Benjamin
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11/07/2005 02:18:43 AM
Oh, kiwi, right dead on (I've seen both movies and this is really like Samara)You could do a publicity for the actual movie :-))

Nice to see you back.
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11/07/2005 01:34:26 AM
OMGosh! This is amazing! You rock, Gary! Now I am going to be afraid to go to sleep. <soni looks around for her kitty>
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11/07/2005 01:25:39 AM
great shot, Gary...congrats on your ribbon! *hug*
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11/07/2005 12:37:26 AM
WHAT?
Only 2nd place?
Have you lost your touch?
Hahaha congratulations!
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11/07/2005 12:32:36 AM
Nice to see you back in the competitions!
(Looks like Joey's had a subtle influence on you...?)
Congrats! Nicely played!
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11/07/2005 12:21:59 AM
Had a feeling... :-) Congratulations to you!!
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11/07/2005 12:21:52 AM
Very creepy! Excellent!! I like the b/g in this shot.....adds to the mood/atmosphere!! Congrats Gary!
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11/07/2005 12:18:21 AM
Congratulations on your RED. This image is simply superb!
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11/07/2005 12:18:00 AM
You were robbed of the blue! But congrats on 2nd! This is FABulous!
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11/07/2005 12:17:50 AM
its a cool photo, but im almost as sick of these types as I am of cat shots lol
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11/07/2005 12:08:26 AM
Congrats Gary ...love this shot!
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11/07/2005 12:07:14 AM
Congrats on 2nd place! Terrific shot!
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11/07/2005 12:07:02 AM
um, oh yeah, sure, you make it seem so simple...
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11/07/2005 12:06:26 AM
very cool! congrats!
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11/07/2005 12:06:12 AM
Super, Gary! Big congrats on your ribbon!
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11/07/2005 12:05:45 AM
wow... sweet photo straight out of the ring.. i love it. well done
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11/07/2005 12:05:34 AM
Congrats! Awesome!
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11/07/2005 12:05:33 AM
Congrats. ONe of my favs!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2005 11:09:41 PM
Returning for comments:
A strong composition with interesting background to bring out the mystique in the subject.
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11/06/2005 10:53:37 PM
like it
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11/06/2005 10:42:53 PM
Wondefully spooky image. The alignment is absolutely spot on! Great job! Too bad for the background though. They're a bit distracting. 9
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11/06/2005 09:33:56 PM
nice composition, interesting effect, but its just not working for me. Too many little distracting elements.
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11/06/2005 07:57:08 PM
Awesome job! Love the expression & pose! Excellent processing too.
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11/06/2005 12:41:34 PM
Hi K ! Very Cool.
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11/06/2005 12:28:42 PM
iinteresting shot - like the model and the pose... background really detract from the shot
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11/05/2005 11:02:12 PM
Exremely creative and creepy.
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11/05/2005 06:35:45 PM
This is brilliant.
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11/05/2005 02:42:49 PM
This concept is overdone but your execution is best I could recall.
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11/05/2005 10:04:03 AM
The colors are amazing -- great composition. Well Done --8--
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11/05/2005 05:51:20 AM
Microsoft Transparency XP? Nicely done. Perfect fit.
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11/05/2005 12:15:47 AM
Very well done. I like the lighting a lot, especially on the model's right hand and left arm. Like the light is natural light coming through a window, with a tree blocking some of it...

Add in the model's haunting face and you've got a winner. Good job.
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11/04/2005 07:40:57 PM
The hands and especially the left (for me) arm look weird. Alignment is perfect. Colors in your screen look better than the ones outside it.

The mood is rahter dark. It might fit the idea but I am unsure about it. 7 for now.
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11/04/2005 04:38:48 PM
Way cool. Is it legal? I've done this same thing before and seen lots of others but this is one of the better ones. Everything seems to line up just right.
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11/04/2005 12:22:40 AM
One of my winners. 10
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11/03/2005 09:36:43 PM
this is soo cool---curious of how it was done---very creative-9
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11/03/2005 08:37:29 PM
Looks like Joey.
Only critisizm - the background doesnt fit the mood.
I know this is hard, good work!
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11/03/2005 08:13:53 AM
Very clever. I like the stairsteps going back behind the subjects head as a bit of visual interest. The lighting and shadow throughout is very interesting and creepy. Well done! 9
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11/03/2005 04:27:31 AM
Great movie....great shot!
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11/02/2005 08:49:21 PM
well done ...very creepy...nice setup
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11/02/2005 07:48:45 PM
Unique capture. Bravo
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11/02/2005 06:37:05 PM
yeah... almost right except the arms should be infront of the screen rather than coming out from behind :)

love the idea though! now im gonna freak going to bed!
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11/02/2005 01:03:03 PM
Nicely composed, good job.
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11/02/2005 12:12:15 PM
This is wonderfully done. I particularly like the lighting around the laptop, giving the whole thing a very dark feel.
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11/02/2005 10:55:06 AM
I think you've done a very good job with your transparetn desktop shot.
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11/02/2005 01:07:39 AM
I have to give you a 10! Awesome concept! I would have chosen a little less grunge on the left, but it is the best I have seen yet! Congrats!
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11/01/2005 09:03:38 AM
Very nice. It must have taken lots of time to get this lined up right. Time well spent in my book. Excellent!!
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11/01/2005 06:06:39 AM
Nice Idea!!! Great composure...
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10/31/2005 07:50:26 PM
nicely done.
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10/31/2005 07:46:59 PM
Been done before, of course, but this is well executed. Was Samara the name of the girl in The Ring? Man that movie creeped me out. Your attempt at looking like her (if this is indeed what you're going for) was great too. The only criticism is the background. Why did you pick the stairs? They don't add to the atmosphere. 7
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10/31/2005 05:54:21 PM
I like this idea. It looks great. The only thing I would change is the dead space at top. Maybe center more on the laptop screen. 8
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10/31/2005 04:46:00 PM
reminds me of a horror movie! great effect!!
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10/31/2005 02:10:58 PM
Wow that is great. How well done. Love it!!! 10
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10/31/2005 09:42:06 AM
that is creepy!!!!!! but very awesome photo, i wouldve cropped out the background, but still a great job!
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10/31/2005 08:35:47 AM
oh I wish I would have thought of this, fantastic! reminds me of the movie the ring though 10.
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10/31/2005 08:09:46 AM
I've only gone through about ten entries, but this is the second laptop shot...interesting. Seems to be a popular prop :-) Nice composition and setup. Dark and grunge seem to work well here on DPC - good luck in the challenge.
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10/31/2005 07:37:25 AM
Good ole Samara. Excellent execution! 10.
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10/31/2005 05:29:45 AM
quite quirky, but fun, effective....I like it. How did you do it? The detail in places looks a bit over-Neat-Imaged.
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10/31/2005 03:18:51 AM
I thought of doing something like this but with the windows backgound in there. You have done it perfectly especially using a "Live" background. Very well done.
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10/31/2005 02:10:48 AM
CREEPY.......... but fun as heck.
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10/31/2005 02:08:21 AM
THIS IS AWESOME! 10!
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10/31/2005 01:45:19 AM
Clever. I hope everyone else can get the movie connection. There are some issues I have with the angles, but everything else is great.
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10/31/2005 01:36:06 AM
The Ring III - man, the first movie spooked me out enough, now I have to worry about Samara coming out of my PC monitor! Thanks a lot! I'm logging off now. <10>
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10/31/2005 12:26:11 AM
wow. creepiness. Tthe colours of the place for some reason make me think of a church, which makes it doubly so. I don't know if it was possible with the pic, but personally I would have liked to see a bit lower of a crop (more desk/computer), as I think the top third of the image is a bit distracting rather than aiding the overall picture. (-: -7
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10/31/2005 12:17:15 AM
oh thanks. now i can't sleep!
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10/31/2005 12:08:46 AM
Wow! rEaLy COol. i aM rEaly envious.
Beatifully mAde, niCe worK.
Great ARtistic feel to it. Yes!
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