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Keith Maniac


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Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Earth
Date: Mar 6, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

For me, this is a very comforting view of the afterlife. Don't know if it's true, but it sure would be nice if it was.

Click here to see my setup for this shot. (Don't click if you don't want the mystery spoiled!)

Post Challenge: WooHoo! My first Blue Ribbon! Special thanks to all the commenters! Your comments are much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 178
Avg (all users): 7.1800
Avg (commenters): 8.1481
Avg (participants): 6.6338
Avg (non-participants): 7.3493
Views since voting: 10987
Views during voting: 541
Votes: 300
Comments: 72
Favorites: 50 (view)


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02/03/2009 03:27:43 PM
You are really plumbing the depths of creativity with your shots, the set-up doesn't spoil it, this is beautiful, fav'd
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10/25/2006 08:35:25 PM


Message edited by author 2012-07-04 09:18:09.
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03/29/2006 10:35:10 AM
I agree with metatate. CREATIVITY is the key. I also used a cut out in my 1980's entry, and it got a LOT of flack afterwards. Glad you ribboned with yours, although it was still nice to receive such flack on my own. It gives me pride to have the flack for some not knowing the "how to's" of a rendition. A ribbon would have only been a bonus. Kudo's to you and your idea for this. It worked well for you :) CONGRATS!
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03/21/2006 11:43:55 AM
Your style is difinitive of why this web site is a success. Original yet simple ... your use of "ordinary desk lamps" with conventional things people might find around the house is inspiring.
In an era where people tend to think that photoshop can do anything and everything (a false idea of course) ... One has a reality check when seeing clean, barely altered images right off the camera.
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03/21/2006 09:46:44 AM
Congratulations buddy! Awesome and very creative, I saw the setup. I'm impressed.
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03/21/2006 07:42:24 AM
Hi Keith,

This is a amazing shot.... Genius set up..... your realy deserve your bleu.... congrats..

Simpa
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03/21/2006 02:20:55 AM
This is a brilliant idea and setup!! I love it. Congrats!
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03/20/2006 05:36:51 PM
This is amazing. Just plain genius. Well done and congrats on your blue!
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03/19/2006 11:42:00 PM
horribly brilliant and wonderfully executed!!!! Well done and congrats!
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03/18/2006 04:22:23 AM
thanks for posting a setup! more people should do this.
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03/16/2006 04:39:36 PM
Sublime! Beautiful, fascinating and "real-looking". Comforting, too, I must say.
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03/16/2006 03:56:15 PM
WOW! That just blows me away! So So deserving of Blue!
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03/16/2006 01:44:44 AM
Sweet!! I've been hitting the front page for a couple days before this thumb catches my eye and I think to myself that I hadn't looked at this yet, so I click it and WoW! Very cool. Had I voted this challenge this would've set the bar - a 10. Congrats Keith!!

...peeks at setup shot...

Freakin brilliant! You da man! ...this week anyway. :)
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03/16/2006 01:22:09 AM
Congratulation!
I want to beleive in the Afterlife this way...
Your setup is also very impressive. Good work.
Good thinking, good work.
In this case I must emphasize that you really deserved this ribbon..
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03/15/2006 11:29:55 PM
This is wonderful, Congratulations on your blue.
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03/15/2006 08:07:37 PM
Great Idea and set up! Well deserved win Congratulations!
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03/15/2006 07:03:14 PM
Congratulations on your first blue! Very creative image - LOVE the setup. Well done.
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03/15/2006 06:26:01 PM
Thats brilliant! Congrats.
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03/15/2006 04:29:01 PM
This is tooooooo much!
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03/15/2006 01:43:10 PM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon. I wasn't sure if I wanted to check your setup because your entry image is just so fantastic. Now I'm glad I did check. What an brilliant idea - well done!
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03/15/2006 01:07:54 PM
Great concept, setup and execution. Congrats.
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03/15/2006 12:40:42 PM
This is one of those photographs that made my jaw drop!

And then you kindly showed us how you did it - beautiful, just beautiful.

Mucho kudos.
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03/15/2006 11:49:04 AM
A unique employment of basic tools to produce an outstanding visual effect that is very fanciful. Congratulations on your well earned BLUE!
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03/15/2006 11:42:25 AM
What a great idea. The image evokes the theme in a pure way without being overly literal.
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03/15/2006 11:13:14 AM
This is an amazing shot Keith. Wonderful and comforting. Congratualtions on your ribbon!

Message edited by author 2006-03-15 11:13:46.
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03/15/2006 10:54:41 AM
A true product of genius and determination. It's a pleasure to see such creativity on exhibition at this site. Warm congrats Keith!
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03/15/2006 08:58:56 AM
It is always good seeing creative shots and new ideas. Well done!
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03/15/2006 08:14:08 AM
congratulations for creative thinking!
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03/15/2006 07:11:47 AM
Congrats on the blue - very well deserved...
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03/15/2006 06:20:15 AM
Congratulations on the blue, very well deserved!
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03/15/2006 04:25:56 AM
This is fantastic. Well done and well deserved blue.
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03/15/2006 04:22:38 AM
You are wery clever, didn't figure the paperclips out.
Congratulations.
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03/15/2006 03:49:12 AM
Congratulations on another great shot!
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03/15/2006 03:38:42 AM
Fantastic image - and such a simple set-up!
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03/15/2006 03:03:00 AM
Congrats Christopher. This is a well deserved blue. Sharp thinking resulting in a strong image.
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03/15/2006 01:54:26 AM
Congratulations... very well deserved!
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03/15/2006 01:24:17 AM
Holy crap that's a good imagination you got there...wonderful photo and one of the most justified blue ribbons I've seen...for creativity and photographic skill and minimal PhotoShop...Love it.

Clint
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03/15/2006 12:37:33 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats on the blue!
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03/15/2006 12:32:10 AM
Congrats, Keith! This was one of my top 2 picks. Great job!
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03/15/2006 12:31:23 AM
Sweet. You Rock.
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03/15/2006 12:31:19 AM
Congrats. Thanks for spoiling the mystery :)
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03/15/2006 12:22:38 AM
geez ... finally ...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 07:31:23 PM
Oooh this is cool... works really well. More arty than typical photo so might be voted down by DPCers but I think it's clever.
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03/14/2006 05:24:27 PM
I don't know how you did this, but it is a novel and effective picture.
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03/14/2006 11:58:29 AM
I find this image very lovely and interesting. 10
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03/13/2006 11:55:20 PM
I think this is very interesting. Love the play on shadows to get the effect you did. Good luck in the challenge.
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03/13/2006 07:57:56 AM
Very nice!
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03/13/2006 02:02:11 AM
Great composition and good interpretation of the challenge.
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03/12/2006 04:49:09 PM
Love this
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03/12/2006 02:20:33 PM
Entrancing, this looks like a ribbon to me. Can't wait for the How-To.
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03/11/2006 05:13:47 PM
This is a really cool picture, love your creativity.
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03/11/2006 04:23:14 PM
Ok so they made you validate. May I ask how you did it? Very cool!!!
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03/11/2006 02:10:00 PM
And we got a winner!
Amazing....
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03/10/2006 03:39:55 PM
VERY nice tunnel effect, and good contrast down near the people. One of my favorites...hope it does well. 10
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03/10/2006 01:07:35 PM
Really cool effect.
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03/09/2006 10:08:01 PM
Very interesting.
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03/09/2006 08:18:21 PM
I like it! be very interesting to see how you dod this post challenge!~
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03/09/2006 11:29:05 AM
Well What can I say I like it.. One of my two 10"s this challenge.
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03/09/2006 10:36:31 AM
Very cool looking effect.
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03/09/2006 01:57:46 AM
Can't wait to see the "how it was done" on this one.
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03/08/2006 06:28:27 PM
love the shot and the idea, good luck
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03/08/2006 02:51:13 PM
The optics are interesting.
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03/08/2006 01:19:39 PM
Gosh This is fantastic!
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03/08/2006 01:05:23 PM
What a good idea.
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03/08/2006 09:50:54 AM
nice i'd love to know hwo you did this effect
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03/08/2006 09:27:56 AM
I love the graphic look of this. 10
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03/08/2006 07:06:50 AM
Wow that's nifty - Really good idea and image ... how'd you pull that off >??? 8
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03/08/2006 05:54:36 AM
I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you met the basic challenge rules...
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03/08/2006 05:45:23 AM
good take on the challenge, in my opinion :)
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03/08/2006 02:10:38 AM
This photo makes me happy....
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03/08/2006 12:47:44 AM
awesome! we have a winner :)
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03/08/2006 12:13:38 AM
fabulous 9
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