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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: forest
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Unable to enter this into fantasy because my cameras date was set a day ahead (for some weird reason). Lets see how it does in the free study! lol

WOW! Thanks everyone for the great comments and score! This is actually a self-portrait taken in a forest, the black background of the “portal” is a cloth…. I never expected this to do so well in the Free Study! Thanks again! :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 622
Avg (all users): 7.6269
Avg (commenters): 9.0833
Avg (participants): 7.5533
Avg (non-participants): 7.8431
Views since voting: 32406
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 201
Comments: 85
Favorites: 187 (view)


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06/26/2008 02:26:32 AM
I hope you don't mind a second comment - I try and keep up with developments in digital cameras, but you do much more with your 'old' 300D than I do with my newer 400D. Despite developments and so-called progress, I see some wonderful images taken with what is often thought of as a creaky old camera.

Just goes to show a good workman can use what some think of as an inferior tool, what a good sculptor can do with an 'ordinary' chisel - Move over, Michelangelo!

Many of us are driving our Racing cars to just post a letter - (I live 120 feet from a post office), and tend to make sow's ears out of silk purses, and make something leaden out of Gold

I may have to try buying one on ebay ........ Hmm!

Message edited by author 2008-06-26 02:30:15.
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06/26/2008 02:16:54 AM
Very nice shot!
Sorry about the date thing - I like the idea of the black velvet - wouldn't this be so interesting too if you could superimpose a shot of you coming out of the frame, with the frame being hung halfway up a tree, and the supporting cord showing the frame hanging from a tree - or even in a vineyard, with you picking the grapes and eating them?

Or even, pouring liquid out of a frame suspended over a pond, a bath, or some such shot! (maybe turning the tap off or something complicated like shaving yourself from out of the mirror)- these are things I wish I'd done, but no digital possibility when I was young enough

Anyway, great picture!

It is good that you are young enough to be model in many shots - I wish I had done more of that when I could - I watch future pix with interest - best of success for future pix!
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02/13/2008 04:25:27 PM
Very nice...how did you make your piece come to life?
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04/23/2007 01:53:34 PM
wow.... good job! this is truly wonderful.
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09/14/2006 10:59:10 AM
Good!
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08/17/2006 01:47:12 PM
Hi - I'm interested in your camera's date setting. I had a similar problem which led to a DQ, and Iknow some others had this (all Canon owners). My date skipped forward too.

Cheers
Jon
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07/28/2006 03:26:37 PM
DUDE! AWESOME photo! :) Great DOF, rich colors, and a creative idea to be sure. I can't wait to try a similar shot one of these days. :)
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04/27/2006 12:43:01 PM
Hey elsapo-

Look at my lame attempt at re-creating your portal.

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04/23/2006 12:18:36 AM
very creative, almost a mystery, the way it looks. great job!
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02/14/2006 11:00:59 PM
Very Creative! It looks like you have came from the present and have taken a portal into the Rennisance Era
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02/11/2006 08:31:20 AM
Fantastic photo. Really just a terrific job in composition and setup, and the color is superbly balanced. Very fun to boot. Well done.
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02/10/2006 08:02:56 PM
This is crazy good. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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02/10/2006 10:10:54 AM
I love out-of-the-box shots like this! Well deserved! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2006-02-10 10:11:06.
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02/10/2006 07:52:45 AM
This is so good, I just don`t know where to start !!
Amazing creativity and beautifully handled.

Congratulations.
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02/09/2006 10:17:28 PM
Simply amazing, and the creative idea is sticking, very well done and very well deserved award. Cheers,
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02/09/2006 11:50:19 AM
What an amazing idea. Brilliant!
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02/09/2006 01:17:07 AM
Amazingly simple and holds my attention, looking at the detail
Congrats on your rib2.gif Jason and your new personal best!
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02/08/2006 06:52:48 PM
Congrats. A fine example of a good idea flawlessly executed.
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02/08/2006 04:24:18 PM
Great shot and set-up Jason. A well deserved ribbon. Van
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02/08/2006 02:09:48 PM
"Never expected this to do so well" ????? Bah humbug! This picture is awesome! WAY TO GO!
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02/08/2006 12:05:07 PM
OH yeah! This rocks! On of my favorite shots on dpc. Congrats!
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02/08/2006 11:54:54 AM
AWESOME....NICE PIC!!! Would love to try and reenact this
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02/08/2006 11:36:17 AM
GREAT PICTURE and GREAT THINKING!!! Congratulations!
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02/08/2006 10:36:44 AM
Great photo ! Congrats on your ribbon !
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02/08/2006 10:18:35 AM
So glad you ribboned with this. Did you see how many 10s you got? Wow.
Will you be framing this to hang in your house? I hope so.
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02/08/2006 10:14:25 AM
Atta boy Justin, I had a feeling this would ribbon. Well done!
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02/08/2006 10:07:53 AM
I like this muchly...awesome in it's awesomeness!!!! :)
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02/08/2006 09:30:45 AM
Excellent idea and photo. Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/08/2006 09:19:13 AM
Congrads! Good idea and an exelent execution!
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02/08/2006 08:49:39 AM
You took a concept and pushed it farther, excellent work! near perfect, Noone has pointed out a single flaw, thats an accomplishment in itself. Congratulations.
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02/08/2006 08:21:48 AM
Excellent work. Congratulations!
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02/08/2006 07:53:38 AM
nice work - good set up - congrats !
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02/08/2006 07:29:18 AM
Congrats! This is great!!
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02/08/2006 07:27:54 AM
Most excellent. Congratulations!
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02/08/2006 05:02:20 AM
Congratulations on your Red! Great picture.
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02/08/2006 04:41:04 AM
The best of the three ribbons.
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02/08/2006 04:33:07 AM
Congratulations on your Red!
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02/08/2006 04:17:14 AM
Won-der-ful. Creativity and execution simply perfect.
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02/08/2006 03:17:28 AM
Great Idea and execution! Naughty naughty setting the date ahead hey.:-)
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02/08/2006 02:55:20 AM
WOW... You gotta show us some outtakes that didn't work so we can see the setup or make up a tutorial! This is truly too cool!
TC
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02/08/2006 02:38:55 AM
Woohoooo!! WTG Justin! I was so glad to see this incredible image in a challenge.
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02/08/2006 01:38:44 AM
A huge congrats Elsapo......very creative and brilliant colours. You got one of my 10 votes for this one.
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02/08/2006 12:55:37 AM
Very impressive :)
I almost thought it was copy and paste, very well done!
Yeah, it it has been in Fantasy challenge, it would probably do very well to. Very very creative! congrats on the ribbon.
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02/08/2006 12:54:13 AM
Congratulations, Justin, another beautiful image! You're good.
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02/08/2006 12:54:11 AM
Nicely done, Justin! Glad you missed "fantasy" now?
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02/08/2006 12:49:28 AM
Hey Justin: you have outdone yourself here! Congratulations on your RED.
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02/08/2006 12:48:26 AM
Justin congrats on this image. For a big field in this challenge, once again you have proven to have a great eye in composition and originality. Great job!
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02/08/2006 12:35:39 AM
Super creative. Thought you might be inside of a black box. This would have been great for fantasy, but it is good you had that little date mixup.
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02/08/2006 12:31:46 AM
Hehe... congrats on the red Justin. I told ya' so! ;-P
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02/08/2006 12:24:11 AM
Yes! So glad this ribboned. Really like this.
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02/08/2006 12:21:09 AM
magnificent
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02/08/2006 12:20:20 AM
Congratulations Justin! I'm glad to see this made it into a challenge.
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02/08/2006 12:19:05 AM
Congratulations! So well deserved!!!
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02/08/2006 12:18:44 AM
Congratulations! Very cool idea and well carried out.
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02/08/2006 12:15:32 AM
congrats, i really loved this photo, guess I am not the only one! CONGRATS!
Tell how you hid yourself in the background of the portal. This is just very creative and I love that it is outside.
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02/08/2006 12:11:24 AM
Nice work man...nice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 11:34:23 PM
How did you do this??? Good job.
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02/07/2006 11:29:26 PM
Flawless, love the colors, I like that you chose a fancy guilded frame and then set the model in the dried grass and leaves, 10
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02/07/2006 05:30:21 PM
Fantastic picture. Love the idea and the execution is terrific. Great neutral hues and blur to the background, really brings out the subject well. Excellent imagination and creativity.
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02/07/2006 04:44:42 PM
I really love the idea & the fact that the background of the "photo" is black. great colors. 10!
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02/07/2006 01:24:32 AM
looks like caleb.
the illusion here is brilliantly done, and the colors are gorgeous. great expression and positioning of the body. this reminds me of some of peter jackson's cinematography in 'the fellowship of the ring.'
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02/06/2006 03:33:04 PM
I like this!
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02/06/2006 11:29:35 AM
Love the light and colors. Really interesting photo. Great color saturation and clarity. 10.
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02/06/2006 09:27:57 AM
Very cool - is the whole background a printed image? Great effect.
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02/05/2006 11:10:26 PM
Very well done.
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02/05/2006 09:31:23 AM
Hey, I like this. Very creative, good job.
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02/04/2006 10:56:34 PM
Man you are kicking some serious ass lately. This is fantastic work. I really want to know your set-up for this. 10 and favorite.
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02/04/2006 06:55:18 PM
Finally....i get to hand out a 10. A ribbon contender for sure.
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02/04/2006 12:56:26 AM
Very clever idea and very well done - 8
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02/03/2006 04:59:56 PM
Very creative. Looks great! I love the look of wonder in the subject's eyes.
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02/03/2006 12:43:07 PM
I love the technique and use of DOF. Good saturation too.
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02/02/2006 07:08:42 PM
Excellent capture. I predict a top ten.
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02/02/2006 04:24:16 PM
Awesome, awesome, awesome. The gold tones are a great contrast to the darks in the frame, a great idea, well executed...a shoe in for top 3, if not #1...good job/good luck
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02/02/2006 12:23:30 PM
that is so awesome!
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02/01/2006 11:12:12 PM
now this is a VERY cool shot 10 I have seen the frame thing before but this is a fresh take, good luck I hope you ribbon
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02/01/2006 10:53:03 PM
Very creative. Nicely executed. Good job keeping the inside of the frame black. Perfect DOF. Nice expression on the model. Well done.
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02/01/2006 09:58:31 PM
Cool shot!
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02/01/2006 07:52:11 PM
Awsome
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02/01/2006 07:00:02 PM
Very cool - nice creativity!
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02/01/2006 01:33:48 PM
really nice image. good concept and composition. I love the setting you chose and the frame works well with it. well done.
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02/01/2006 11:36:58 AM
Lot of portals going on. Mine was one in the Fantasy challenge and I have seen quite a few since. :) This one I like a lot. An 8.
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02/01/2006 11:04:41 AM
Elsapo!!!!! Sure is a cool image. I can't wait to find out how you did it! Great - imaginative.
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02/01/2006 09:39:07 AM
masterful processing..beautiful balnce in lighting..
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02/01/2006 08:38:04 AM
I just really love this. Would've been an excellent submission for a surreal theme.
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02/01/2006 01:50:49 AM
Really impressive. Nice idea, flawlessly done. You could not have chosen a better background for this.
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