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Death Precludes Consciousness
Death Precludes Consciousness

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Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Bedroom
Date: May 7, 2006
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2006

I'm really hoping this does OK. I'm starting to lose faith in my abilities to gauge the DPC audience. :) I think this might be a little off the wall but I like it. Again, that's usually the kiss of death for me. Hopefully it will at least be enough to be pass Sir Bazz. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? :-D

Post challenge:
Well, I was kind of hoping for a little better of a score but I guess "almost a six" is alright. No way I could've beaten Sir Bazz's 5th place finish. Congrats!! :-)

Now, for the eye and "why a 1 sec. exposure" you may be thinking? Originally I was going for an open/closed eye, you know, with the eyeball showing through a closed lid. But once I started processing it I kind of lost that effect and ended up with a ghostly looking eye but also a softer focus than I would usually go for.

Anyhoo, that's the story. Thanks for all the great and helpful comments (and the favorite too).

Place: 57 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.9634
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9293
Views since voting: 860
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 191
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/15/2006 10:23:15 AM
Very surprised this didn't finish higher. I figured top 10. Well hrmph! ;-) It's still a great shot - really threw me for a loop when I saw your face staring back at me like that! WHOA!
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05/15/2006 12:19:25 AM
I had you in my highest rated group. Great shot for the challenge.

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05/15/2006 12:14:45 AM
I'm really befuddled. This is excellent. DOn't get it. Should've been top 20 at least. I gave it a 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 07:09:46 PM
One of a very few that I can envision as a true poster. Great job and very nice editing.
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05/14/2006 01:14:09 PM
Is this Jen? Eerie and spooky image and the midnight glow works well here ;) I wish your eyes were sharper though. (8)
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05/14/2006 11:18:51 AM
It does indeed... fantastic image, beautifully composed, lovely post choices... a great photograph.
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05/13/2006 03:23:44 AM
the title is excellent.... really like the (very) soft focuss on the models face.... post processing is excellent..... very well done!
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05/12/2006 07:59:29 PM
Very well done as the image imparts an eerie sense. Bump.
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05/11/2006 03:08:49 PM
Jen? Is THAT you? WHOA!!! Sure does look like it, but regardless, this is one freaky scary shot! Great job.
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05/09/2006 02:31:51 PM
I really like the artisticness of this one. You really draw attention straight to the eye. The shadow/highlight interplay is supercool. Great photo!
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05/09/2006 09:03:43 AM
I only wish that Hollywood were capable of this sort of philosophizing and subtlety. It must be a French movie from the seventies. I love how the image seems to be on the edge between death and consciousness, a visual meditation that matches (or tries to contradict) your title. I hope you make this movie. I would definitely go see it (even if you're not French. especially if you're not French!).
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05/09/2006 06:24:05 AM
Hey this looks like Jenesis ;) I like it, but it's a bit too much out of focus or blurry to me.
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05/09/2006 01:55:06 AM
Great portrait...love the light
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05/08/2006 02:07:59 PM
Quite strong.
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05/08/2006 12:44:55 PM
the photo really works with the title for me. the photo has some technical problems but I think most of them are on purpose and those things work for the emotion. I would like to see you finish the poster.
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05/08/2006 10:37:51 AM
Well done. Fits the challenge well.

edit: Hah! Found you Jen. I put you in my highest rated group. Should be a good contest and good luck :)
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05/08/2006 09:33:30 AM
Excellent. The title works with the image and does look like a movie poster to me. I can envision it on a big easel in the lobby! It has an air of mystery and the softness denotes something "out of this world." Good one.
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05/08/2006 05:58:09 AM
Hi Jen. You look scarey :)
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05/08/2006 04:23:29 AM
what I am looking for in this challenge is for a creative 'wow' shot that would go on a movie poster. I think that's what the challenge is all about...This shot has a movie poster look and a great title, well done 8
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05/08/2006 12:32:50 AM
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