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Piss Angel
Piss Angel

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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-S500
Location: In my house on a desk.
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Aperture: F2.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Inspired by Andres Serrano.

Color balance, curves, cropped.

Place: 182 out of 188
Avg (all users): 4.2564
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.1143
Avg (non-participants): 4.3171
Views since voting: 1197
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 234
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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02/08/2006 01:01:36 AM
man, it must be frustrating to have taken such an impressive tribute photograph and receive such a bummer score.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 07:19:42 AM
I'm not quite sure what a "piss angel" is?
I do like all the "stuff" floating around it though.
Give is an embryonic look and feel.
01/27/2006 05:59:37 PM
okay... I get it... first picture I've come across without a tribute that I actually know who the tribute is to...
01/26/2006 08:00:30 PM
I admire your courage and creativity with this shot. I was amazed at the ruckus that your inspiration 'Piss Christ' raised. I am curious as to what your score will be. I give you a 10!
01/26/2006 04:05:06 AM
I don't understand your title. Unfortunately the image suffers from lack of interest which might be your potential downfall.
01/25/2006 12:45:37 PM
Part of the fun of the challenge is comparing the photos to the work of the photographers they're paying tribute to. I can't figure out who that would be in this case. I actually like this image as an abstract. DOF is interesting. Texture is interesting. Title diminishes the work, IMO.
01/25/2006 04:05:59 AM
one of the few I've seen so far w/o the artist's name in the title - that can actually get away without the reference by name. Subject-wise, I have to say I'm not a fan of shots that focus primarily on figurines... I feel like it's kind of like taking a macro of a dollar bill. In this case, it's like a macro of a dollar bill in a jar of urine. (Were you faithful to your title?)

The original photo derived a lot of its power from its sanguine color and careful use of texture and light - not to mention that it's a crucifix with the hanging body of Christ in a jar of piss. No angel can equal the impact of the Son of God for impact in this context.

I wonder what you learned while making this picture.

Aside from those two points, one of which is definitely personal bias and the other of which may be needlessly comparative, I think this is a good picture. There's enough detail to hold interest - and a well-placed highlight on the halo - with enough obscured to create a sense of depth and mystery. The diffuse lighting through the liquid creates an eerie glowing effect around the figurine. It will be interesting to see how this one scores.
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01/25/2006 03:35:16 AM
I found the original offensive...this is not much better...it is supposed to be a tribute to a photographer not an artist
01/25/2006 02:49:44 AM
I had no idea what this image was about until someone I was chatting with happened to mention Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ", so I looked it up. You just jumped from a 5 to an 8. It's an excellent tribute to the original, plus you got cojones even doing this in the first place. I'm sorry you didn't include the photog's name in your title, I think very few people are going to get this, though I may be wrong.
01/25/2006 02:48:55 AM
Who's the tribute to? This is a disturbing image and title, my first 1

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