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Del Primo Christ (The First Christ)
1st PlaceDel Primo Christ (The First Christ)
AlexSaberi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: May 4, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Emotive, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2006

Thanks everybody for the votes!

I should have checked the italian translation I know! Del Primo Cristo (of the first christ). Anyway I thought it sounded good.

The cross is actually my wooden coffee table. The photo was the inverted.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 207
Avg (all users): 7.1683
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0183
Views since voting: 12725
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 208
Comments: 73
Favorites: 22 (view)


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09/03/2006 05:22:51 PM
Haha look at this man! You've got quite a few in your portfolio now, nice to see it grow! I like the lighting and contrast in this picture and the slightly bleached look. You best ring me sometime too.
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05/20/2006 12:05:23 AM
Great as usual Alex. This is why you're in my faves. Good stuff.
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05/19/2006 08:01:30 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!
Welcome back Alex.
Very powerfull and moving image.
Well Done.
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05/18/2006 02:56:26 PM
Great idea and execution...solid work!
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05/16/2006 01:55:48 AM
Your da man! What were the people who voted 4 or below thinking ?
Congrats on another blue.
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05/16/2006 12:46:18 AM
Great shot Alex as I mentioned ;) Congrats on yet another Blue!
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05/16/2006 12:16:55 AM
This must be herald as one of the truly great studies in the DPC arena. This is a piece of art that is gut wrenching and then beautiful. It is an idea brought to fruition with so much visual power that another look is required. In my opinion, this is by far the most impressive image I have seen in the corridors of DPC. I recall how my senses were floored when I first laid eyes on Dali's crusufixion. Well, a similar feeling overtook me when I came upon this image. It is one that I can call a masterpiece.

Congratulations and I am so happy that your super effort walked away with the coveted BLUE!
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05/15/2006 11:40:24 PM
Knew it was you Alex. Awesome stuff as usual!
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05/15/2006 08:28:45 PM
Very creative and powerful image! Congrats on your blue!
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05/15/2006 06:19:28 PM
Stunning! I gave it a 10!
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05/15/2006 06:05:33 PM
amzing, makes me think of Dali
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05/15/2006 04:47:22 PM
Awesome! Congats on the blue.
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05/15/2006 04:13:22 PM
Very nice shot. Well deserved blue.
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05/15/2006 01:50:29 PM
Excellent shot, strong and powerful. Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon.
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05/15/2006 01:33:17 PM
Congratulations, great shot!
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05/15/2006 12:51:37 PM
Congratulations!
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05/15/2006 11:38:29 AM
Congrats on another blue. I knew this would do well. Outstanding image!
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05/15/2006 11:12:48 AM
This shot is awesome. Congrats on the very well-deserved ribbon.
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05/15/2006 10:38:43 AM
what a moving, extremely powerful image. this is amazing. great job, and enjoy that ribbon. :)
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05/15/2006 10:03:41 AM
Knew this was gonna ribbon. Congratulations on a spectacular shot. Really powerful image. Well done.
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05/15/2006 09:44:03 AM
I love the lighting here. Well deserved ribbon!
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05/15/2006 09:00:18 AM
Fine work, congrats on the win.
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05/15/2006 08:15:49 AM
Congrats! Outstanding
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05/15/2006 07:48:12 AM
pure art!
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05/15/2006 05:23:56 AM
Very good imagination.l.. congrats... welldone...
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05/15/2006 05:06:06 AM
Congrats dude! Now four of us in the Mag 7 have ribboned during the WPL, go Mag 7!!!
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05/15/2006 04:40:59 AM
Congrats mate.
A very powerful photo. The viewpoint and the negative space is brilliant. Everything is top quality in this work.
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05/15/2006 04:24:37 AM
Del Primo Cristo Alex! Well done on this...I admire how much work you put into your photos. You are an excellent photographer and deserve this ribbon
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05/15/2006 03:04:49 AM
Well done, take us behind the shot if you will. Very nice.
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05/15/2006 02:41:10 AM
Top Man again Alex.
Congratulations
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05/15/2006 02:02:28 AM
Wow. Unreal. I haven't looked at the rest yet but I'd say this definitely deserved the blue. Congratulations, the quite achiever gets another blue.
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05/15/2006 01:58:05 AM
This is such a powerful, awesome photo!! I am so happy this won a blue ribbon! Congratulations!
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05/15/2006 12:45:32 AM
Outstanding image. Congratulations on a well-deserved blue.
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05/15/2006 12:44:47 AM
I knew this was you! Thank you for this EXCELLENT image and congratulations on this well-deserved blue ribbon!!
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05/15/2006 12:18:23 AM
Congrats on a well-deserved blue. I wondered how this image was going to fare witht he voters.
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05/15/2006 12:17:54 AM
Congrats. A great image and one that actually looks like something that would be used in a movie poster.

Message edited by author 2006-05-15 00:18:06.
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05/15/2006 12:11:07 AM
AWESOME. So well deserved. Contrats!!
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05/15/2006 12:10:42 AM
Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 07:10:27 PM
One of a very few which I consider to have the true look and feel of a movie poster. The only critisism here is the crop. Would have like to see it longer to reflect the dimensions of a true poster... Well done... :)
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05/14/2006 01:31:43 PM
nice
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05/14/2006 01:11:05 PM
Great photo, creative title... I will be dissapointed if this does not ribbon!
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05/14/2006 12:57:44 AM
One of my favorite photos. 10
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05/13/2006 03:11:18 AM
Lighting/composition- choice of bg... all excellent - your image reminds me a lot of Dali's painting 'Christ of St. John on the cross'. Well done
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05/12/2006 09:42:31 PM
this is a great pic. nice imaganation. and the title is one of a movie and i can definitely see this as the poster. well done.
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05/12/2006 08:56:34 PM
This is an outstanding photograph. Fits this challenge perfectly, great use of negative space. The toning and expression are excellent. One of my top picks.
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05/12/2006 08:16:09 PM
Dali like image from a different angle. The lighting and mood is tops with that ribbon quality. Good luck. Bump.
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05/12/2006 07:08:52 PM
Awesome shot! Very emotive
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05/12/2006 06:15:17 PM
Great point of view, wonderful light, framing and toning. Good capture of emotion on the face and body. 9
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05/11/2006 08:04:51 PM
Wow! Excellent work. The expression and DOF are just incredible. My pick for the blue! 10
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05/11/2006 07:51:14 PM
Wow, thats a great shot.
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05/11/2006 06:55:25 PM
Outstanding work. WOW... I'm sure we'll see this on the front page. Great job. Looks like alexsaberi's work (please take that as a compliment). 10
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05/11/2006 06:30:45 PM
Gotto be the blue ...10
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05/11/2006 03:50:34 PM
Blue Ribbon pick from me...stunning image. (I hope you dont suffer from the god squad marking you down.) 10
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05/11/2006 02:12:11 PM
whoa! very creative yet simple yet powerful. good job.
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05/10/2006 01:20:49 PM
Yikes, this is a dramatic, scary image and an intriguing title. I'll go see it.
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05/10/2006 06:28:12 AM
I didn't know there'd been more than one. I'm torn; it's a technically superb photograph, it's convincingly staged (and cleverly inverted in orientation), but for all its visual impact it still has a phony, theatrical look about it. Of course, that doesn't make it a bad image, in this or any other context. Maybe it's because this Christ looks so much like an Australian fast bowler (that's cricket) called Jason "Dizzy" Gillespie that I just can't take him seriously as a messiah. It would certainly make a very effective movie poster, where its undemanding and unequivocal qualities would be an advantage. 8.
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05/09/2006 09:55:08 PM
Oh my goodness..... this is might powerful stuff!! Fantastic fit for this challenge, awesome lighting and POV. Superb!
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05/09/2006 07:18:39 PM
This one caught my eye immediately from the thumbnail. Nicely executed and the lighting is spot on for setting the tone of the pic. Outstanding entry.
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05/09/2006 06:49:46 PM
VERY WELL DONE!
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05/09/2006 06:14:17 PM
beautifully captured. Excellently edited. Some may not like it (religious type) but who cares. Probably best in challenge 10
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05/09/2006 02:41:38 PM
Increased my vote after checking every image, it's a perfect 10, really well done
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05/09/2006 12:08:25 PM
I wasn't going to vote in this challenge, but when I saw this picture I just had to give it a 10!!!! A 20 if I could!!

Superb in all aspects: concept, light, exposure, DOF, composition, use of negative space, etc. I hope it gets the blue!!!
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05/09/2006 09:21:27 AM
Fantastic! it seems like the model has long hair. the only thing I think could make it more interseting is if the hair was down and matted and sweaty.
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05/09/2006 06:03:33 AM
Very good shot. I would definetely see this one used as a filmposter.
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05/09/2006 02:42:55 AM
Great expression...very well done...love the angle and the illusion of it
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05/09/2006 01:58:58 AM
Wow, very powerful shot, one of my favorites. Can make a great poster. Not sure about the translation, though (should be "of the first Christ). not that it is of any importance...
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05/09/2006 01:39:23 AM
Ok you win. I just hope it isn't who I think it is. :P
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05/08/2006 08:48:19 PM
Damn....Alexberri? THis is the Slvador Dali picture. Damnnn, I wnted to recreate this painiting in Photo format and you beat me to it! hehe. how did u make, or where did u find the cross? are you on the ground and the camera is up high? This shot is very well done. Added it to my favorites. bump
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05/08/2006 02:00:28 PM
Fantastic angle and expression. This should do very well!
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05/08/2006 12:41:58 PM
very emotive. Nice job. Duotone (amlost) works very well here. I think the only suggestion i could make would be to move him down in the frame, so there is more black space above him than below, and move his feet forward slightly so he's not at such an extreme angle from the viewer. As it is now, his position draws you eye down his body, out his feet, and out of the image.
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05/08/2006 09:32:09 AM
Brilliant!!!! OF all the images - this really suits all aspects of the challenge to me. The title is very movie-like - the image itself would be a perfect poster as well. Bravo - you did it!
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05/08/2006 03:37:57 AM
OK...what language would that be because if it's supposed to be italian it would be IL PRIMO CRISTO... great shot, but perhaps you need to explain the language of the title which is all important in this challenge
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05/08/2006 01:39:17 AM
Great shot Alex. Wonderful POV.
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