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Golgotha
Golgotha
philup


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Kentucky
Date: May 30, 2006
Galleries: Studio, History
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Golgotha (The place of the Skull)

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WOW, thanks again everybody. My first 7 and thank you Jesus for everything you do for us and have done for us!

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Setup:
Outdoor Light
A railroad tie I used from a friend
A black cloth or any type of black material under the railroad tie.
A bolt I bought from lowe's (the biggest bolt they had) Cut the top of the bolt off! (which that took the longest)

In order to get my hands to look old and dirty I used Motor oil. Valvoline is what I used b/c I work for them, lol. After the motor oil I rubbed my hands through the dirt. Getting fun now!

Next, I used a piece of wire to push the bolt down on my hand to make it look like its going through. Thanks to my wife on that part!

Thats about it, turn to black and white, dodge and burn a little.




Statistics
Place: 5 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.1000
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 6.7692
Avg (non-participants): 7.3263
Views since voting: 14727
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 160
Comments: 49
Favorites: 28 (view)


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AuthorThread
10/16/2010 11:00:37 AM
Hello,
I really love your image of Golgotha. I am involved in a production of Godspell the musical. We are doing a multimedia take on the show, and would love to use your image to convey the image of Christ. Would you consider emailing me about the possibilities of using your beautiful photograph in the show, as I would not feel right using it without your permission.
Write me back for contact information and such!
Thank-you,
Jamie Hurcomb
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02/17/2008 09:03:46 PM
This is incredible, really great job with this one, congrats on the great score as well.
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03/26/2007 01:20:08 PM
This is impressive work, I love the setup and the mood it sets. Nicely done and congrats on the top 5 score.
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12/19/2006 10:43:43 PM
Powerful!
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12/14/2006 12:51:26 PM
Great shot!
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11/23/2006 11:47:43 AM
Thanks for commenting on my pic, just noticed this one and I really like the creative workflow you thought out to achieve this picture. Not only did the composition come out great, but so did the PP, well deserved (even if I'm a little late on the comment ;) )!
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06/25/2006 11:25:11 PM
Stunning!! Very well done!
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06/20/2006 02:30:23 PM
I liked both ideas im glad you tried both ideas VERY WEL DONE!!
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06/15/2006 03:10:31 PM
Very poignant image and well thought out by you. Glad you received the adulation of 5th place.
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06/14/2006 08:42:01 AM
Congratulations on your 5th place, Great shot!
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06/13/2006 09:33:22 PM
What a strong image. This effort is so well executed that it deserves a ribbon. Congratulations on your 5th finish. Great work.
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06/13/2006 01:03:10 PM
Great shot Phil ,congrats on your top 10 finish .It was one my picks to ribbon
BTW the 7.1 score looks real good on your home page:)
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06/13/2006 11:54:52 AM
Yay Philup. Congratulations on 5th and joining the world of the 7. Very well deserved you Jesus freak! (Takes one to know one of course!). Woo hoo!

Message edited by author 2006-06-13 11:56:11.
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06/13/2006 10:13:19 AM
SWEET placement man!!!! what a wonderful shot....
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06/13/2006 08:32:43 AM
Great job, a wonderful shot!
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06/13/2006 07:55:58 AM
Congrats on 5th place. This is a slight improvement on a very good shot.
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06/13/2006 06:09:58 AM
WTG Phillip!!! Excellent shot, placement and excellent score.
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06/13/2006 05:26:11 AM
This deserved a ribbon. Great re-do~~
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06/13/2006 04:54:21 AM
Funny that you get 6.66 for the photo without a nail in his hand and a holy 7 for one where you don't miss it :-)
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06/13/2006 04:19:50 AM
Well done Phillip, great score.
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06/13/2006 01:24:33 AM
Awesome...I knew this would do well. Congrats buddy.
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06/13/2006 01:14:49 AM
Way to go Philup!
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06/13/2006 12:19:24 AM
Congrats on a top 5 finish, this is a powerful image Phil
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06/13/2006 12:17:48 AM
FINE reshoot! A distinct improvement! Congrats!
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06/13/2006 12:16:55 AM
Sweetness! Great job my friend ;)
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06/13/2006 12:14:31 AM
Congrats on 5th place dude! Terrific job!
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06/13/2006 12:12:17 AM
I am so glad this photo got such high honors!! It's always been one of my favorites of all time!!! Congratulations!!!!

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06/13/2006 12:10:22 AM
Great job Phil - Top 5, your first 7, but most importantly you have the image you want on your highest rated pics for a long time to come. Congrats and He is risen!!!
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06/13/2006 12:09:31 AM
Awesome job...one week I wish the WPL was on...two 7's for our team
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:53:34 PM
Powerful. No other words. Top 10.
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06/12/2006 11:49:18 PM
Nice B&W tones throughout this photo. Good luck with the challenge!
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06/12/2006 11:41:37 PM
Sheesh. I'm not sure which is better. Both of them are great shots! The other one is a bit darker though from what I recall but this one has great textures as well. It'll be a toss up. (7)
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06/12/2006 10:42:04 PM
Another very strong image. The addition of the bolt adds alot although I think your post processing in the first was a bit stronger. Great work Phil. I hope to see this in your top rated pic profile. And a bump...
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06/11/2006 08:34:40 PM
Very powerful. I like the contrast
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06/11/2006 04:50:02 PM
i just love this shot...have to add it my faves!!!

just staring at it some more....

and some more! 10
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06/10/2006 07:59:03 PM
Outstanding...dramatic and definitely tells a story. 10!
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06/10/2006 03:55:26 PM
this photo literally stopped me in my tracks...very moving photo. wow...
i'm speachless. The only thing that i see that could even be considered nitpicking is the blood from the wound is running to the left, not down how the picture portrays, but you know what, it's still such an incredible pic who cares. 10. if the scale went to 13 you'd get that.
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06/08/2006 07:15:52 PM
Very very powerful processing. My only nit is the angle, which is not what would be expected of this. It would normally be horizontal on the cross, no?
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06/08/2006 10:38:13 AM
wow! 10!
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06/08/2006 04:56:49 AM
Well done. great texture
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06/07/2006 03:20:38 PM
Great BW textures and tone. Good shot.
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06/07/2006 02:48:49 PM
I loved the first one and this one is even better. Outstanding and powerful work. I can't imagine what it was like to even take this shot or create this scene... Not sure I could do it. 10
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06/07/2006 01:12:33 PM
Excellent picture in every way... Love the postwork you did on it, cropping and choice of color (or not color :o)... Good job you did.
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06/07/2006 02:21:24 AM
Excellent for a B/W.....
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06/06/2006 09:48:56 PM
This is just so emotive and powerful. I would give this a 20 if I could only vote ;)
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06/06/2006 07:48:17 PM
Back to comment....this is very cool - feels darker in general than the original. I like the bolt & the heavy blood - good ideas. The skin looks so leathery - like it's not even real - it makes me want to touch it. Nice job.
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06/06/2006 03:37:20 PM
There was a great article many years ago in the JAMA, I believe, about the physiology of crucifixion. The ropes, in your case here, are important, because without them the hands would rip and the body would fall. Otherwise they nailed the victim through the wrist between the two arm bones. I'll have to hunt the original of this down and see. I like your PP a lot. Powerful image to those of us who believe, perhaps unappealing to the rest. 8
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06/06/2006 09:12:55 AM
For God so loved...haven't seen the original, but this looks fantastic and I hope you do well with this

This has a lot of impact for a Pastor like me...
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06/06/2006 07:39:41 AM
Powerful message 10
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