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Falling apart
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hanneke


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bits & Pieces (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: home
Date: Jul 31, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2006

Ok, I hate the difference in lightness from my own face and the puzzle. But, it took me 7-8 hours to get this shot, and I'm completely done with it.

How did I do it?

First, I took a photo of my face, eyes wide opened. After that, printed and cut it in a puzzle shape (printed it on the other side of the print. You can find the puzzle texture in Photoshop). This was the second attempt, tried a smaller size of puzzles too, but then the essence of the idea was completely gone.

After that, I attached the pieces of puzzle on a black piece of fabric. The upper part is stuck in my hat. You can't see it below, because I had a piece of fabric around my shoulders too. I held the fabric in my left hand, used the selftimer and a remote-controller.

Light comes from a striplight (yahooo, I got one!).

Editing was pretty easy, no special things. Rotate, crop, levels, USM. Wish this was an advanced editing challenge..

Hope you like it!

After challenge:

WOW guys, I never ever expected a blue ribbon! Well, I hoped for it all week of course.. been a long one!

About the hand: I had to include the hand because otherwise you would've seen the line of the fabric on my face, and that looked like crap. I know the hand is distorded and a bit out of place, but this shot came out the best and I was done with it..

About the earring: I shouldv'e left it out, but didn't think of it, only after phayanak mentioned it.

About Dali & Graphicfunk: This shot has been compared to these 2 masters, during voting. Fulgent & casie, thank you guys so much for your BIG compliments!

About the rest: I can't say how excited I am.. thank you all, guys, for your wonderful comments and votes. It has been a fun week!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 235
Avg (all users): 6.9958
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.9231
Avg (non-participants): 7.0316
Views since voting: 13914
Views during voting: 557
Votes: 236
Comments: 123
Favorites: 28 (view)


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08/03/2007 02:02:52 PM
i gave it a 9, i should have given it a 10, honestly that's one of the shots that encouraged to continues on dpc, i was so impressed by it, so creative and so well executed.
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08/19/2006 08:07:35 PM
I read how you did the picture. I never would have thought of it. Very clever.
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08/15/2006 10:05:16 PM
A wonderful concept which works well as is. There is a transfirmations from the whole to the pieces and here the tonal valye is well accepted as part of the process. You did a very good job. Congratulations on your Blue.
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08/15/2006 11:55:03 AM
Good job! I was gone for the vote, but that would have been a 10 for me. You rock.
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08/11/2006 10:47:34 PM
nice job. love the idea. its different
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08/11/2006 11:37:20 AM
Wow great pic! Congrats!
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08/10/2006 05:38:57 PM
Cool picture Hanneke. Congrats on your first ribbon.
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08/10/2006 12:48:41 PM
Great Idea and well done!
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08/10/2006 09:21:02 AM
Very creative, excellent work. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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08/10/2006 04:36:10 AM
well, well... Miss Hanneke, blauw lint!!!
gelukwensen! creatief idee
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08/09/2006 09:43:23 PM
This is so cool, ya done a great job!! Congrats.
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08/09/2006 07:08:21 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. This is a great idea and it's well executed.

A shame that you just missed that 7.0. If only someone had bumped their score by one, you would have been there.
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08/09/2006 05:30:38 PM
Congrats supergirl, figured it was only a time before you started your collection of ribbons, I predict Elvi will be next :P Gotta agree with you on the difference in lightness on your face and the puzzle pieces but nothing that bothers me much and I would have voted this shot high if I had voted in the challenge. Well deserved!
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08/09/2006 03:42:17 PM
i didn't hate the light difference at all. obviously nothing to worry about now. you deserved to win and did. And that is sometimes a rare thing.
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08/09/2006 03:35:15 PM
;-)

At last & a well deserved blue one!
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08/09/2006 12:51:52 PM
Damn creative and well executed.
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08/09/2006 12:03:41 PM
Congratulations Hanneke, great shot!
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08/09/2006 12:01:38 PM
Gefeliciteerd! Werd inderdaad wel eens tijd, great idea!
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08/09/2006 11:59:31 AM
Hanneke, you are the Supergirl! Congratulations on your first ribbon, and a blue to boot! Very creative shot!
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08/09/2006 11:30:12 AM
Wow, very creative image here! Good work to. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/09/2006 11:26:22 AM
Very, VERY creative...a well deserved blue :)
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08/09/2006 10:37:45 AM
What a neat idea. I would never have though of using black material to hide part of the image.
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08/09/2006 10:07:29 AM
Awesome shot, well done!
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08/09/2006 09:50:50 AM
Absolutely wonderful shot. A great concept executed to perfection. Congrats!!
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08/09/2006 09:39:06 AM
Congrats on the blue. Great photo!
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08/09/2006 09:38:07 AM
Congrats on your Blue........
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08/09/2006 09:37:23 AM
Congrats on your Blue........
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08/09/2006 09:31:32 AM
Team Suck is coming to your village with torches. Great, funky shot. I gave it a 7. I rarely give a blue ribbon winner more than a 6. And I didn't even know it was you! :)
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08/09/2006 09:21:22 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon !
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08/09/2006 09:10:24 AM
YAAAAHHHH!!!!! 'out time you got a ribbon and a blue!!! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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08/09/2006 09:08:19 AM
Wow! Congrats on the blue Hanneke! Very well deserved, this is a great shot!
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08/09/2006 09:01:51 AM
Awesome shot! Well deserved Blue!!!!!!!!!!1
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08/09/2006 08:40:48 AM
I'm a bit overwhelmed with your comments guys... I really don't know what to say right now...

THANK YOU!
08/09/2006 08:33:44 AM
Wow! Time and Effort rewarded well. Congrats on the blue! It's a deserving picture :)
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08/09/2006 08:32:58 AM
Well deserved Blue!!! This is amazing and I just admire you so much for the hard work you put in making your idea into a great photo
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08/09/2006 08:16:03 AM
this is very deserving of the ribbon. congrats!
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08/09/2006 08:10:11 AM
je zult wel goed gemutst zijn vandaag..he..flauw
any way..proficiat met het blauwe lintje
verdiend..egg well!
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08/09/2006 07:43:01 AM
Congrats on your Blue!
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08/09/2006 07:28:42 AM
Ooooooh, I love it when people win their first ribbon. And a beautiful blue one!! For such a deserving image!! Congratulations! This is genius!

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08/09/2006 07:20:40 AM
Hey it's about time. Congratulations on your ribbon with this awesome image.

PS Echt is Echt!!!
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08/09/2006 06:51:35 AM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on your Blue.. So happy that your hard work and time paid off... Great concept and follow through..

I like the contrast ;)
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08/09/2006 06:42:23 AM
Yay Han!!!!!!

WooooooOOOOOooo000000ooooo hoooooo!!! :)
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08/09/2006 06:13:13 AM
Wow! pretty cool. Congrats. very creative.
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08/09/2006 05:58:36 AM
Congrats on this very cool shot, well deserved!
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08/09/2006 05:29:54 AM
Congrats! To be honest the first thought while browsing all Bits & Pieces was "oh, this will be the blue". I was right. Well deserved!
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08/09/2006 05:25:32 AM
JEEEEEEZUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! WAT ONTIEGELIJK GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAF!!!
Jeee han krijg hier een schok van mijn leven een blauwe!! Gek wat leuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Echt waanzinnig gaaf!

Eh... ben je ofline omdat je een hartaanval hebt gekregen en nu in het ziekenhuis ligt?? *LOL*!!
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08/09/2006 05:20:16 AM
Creative, imaginative...........Woooohooooooo!!!! You got the blue!!!! Congrats Muts!!
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08/09/2006 05:12:44 AM
You are simply proving what I have known all along - many many congratulations!
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08/09/2006 03:05:51 AM
lelw e!don
I mean well done!
bood
X
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08/09/2006 02:46:31 AM
You're right - this is indeed awesome.
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08/09/2006 02:46:14 AM
WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Gefeliciteerd, meis! Super om je op de voorpagina te zien.

You rock, Superchicken! ;)

chick.jpg

It was about time you got a ribbon.
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08/09/2006 02:43:32 AM
Way to go Supergirl! Congrats on your first ribbon, and a bluey at that. And congrats on achieving all the goals you wanted to for 2006. Proud of ya!
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08/09/2006 02:27:46 AM
hannnnn---eke hann--e---ke

good job muts :oD
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08/09/2006 02:24:35 AM
Gefeliciteerd Muts!

Very deserved....
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08/09/2006 02:20:17 AM
oh fantastic! well done.
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08/09/2006 02:20:17 AM
:)
Dit zat er echt aan te komen, gefeliciteerd.
Zal ook zeker niet de laatste zijn. ;)

Woohoo of eh Kukelekuu!

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08/09/2006 01:45:22 AM
WhooooooHOOOOOOO for you! Your creativity is sooooo inspiring!!! Congratulations - you deserve it.
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08/09/2006 01:04:34 AM
WAYYY TO GO, Superchicken! :D *does the happy dance*
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08/09/2006 12:55:08 AM
very cool idea....you really deserved the the 1st place...congrats
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08/09/2006 12:51:54 AM
Big congrats on this clever shot.
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08/09/2006 12:50:35 AM
YEA Hanneke!!!!!!!!!!!! You so totally rock girl, CONGRATS!!!!

:D

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08/09/2006 12:49:17 AM
Yahhhhhoooooooooooooo!
Great JOB!!!!
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08/09/2006 12:49:12 AM
"WOW", I am just so very happy you have finally "WON" the ribbon you deserve, and a "BLUE" one so that makes it even sweeter.

This is such a fantastic image.....CONGRATULATIONS.....
Definately one of the best shots like this, I have seen in a long time......It was definately worth the time and effort you spent on this one.....
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08/09/2006 12:43:55 AM
Well Congrats (dramatic pause) biteme!!
About time you pulled a rib1.gif

For 7-8 hours of work, this should have been rib1.gifrib1.gif
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08/09/2006 12:40:13 AM
Very, very cool. The hours you put into this really paid off. Huge congrats on the blue.
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08/09/2006 12:39:28 AM
Awesome photo! congrats on the blue!!
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08/09/2006 12:39:08 AM
gelukwensen op blauwe lintjuffrouw supergirl!!

Not sure how my Dutch is...Congrats!!!
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08/09/2006 12:38:24 AM
Way ta go, Hanneke! 7 or 8 hours work, huh? I love it when hard work pays off. :) Congrats!
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08/09/2006 12:36:32 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Big congrats on your BLUE, Hanneke! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ( ahem....'bout time! LOL! ;)! ) WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Ok..I'm hoarse now. Congrats again!....ok...wooohooo!!!!
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08/09/2006 12:31:35 AM
Yee HAW! Hanneke got a RIBBON! WTG!
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08/09/2006 12:29:35 AM
OOOhhhh guys, thank you so much! This is awesome!

First I gotto wake up a bit, but then I'll explain a couple of things.

THANKS ALL!
08/09/2006 12:26:34 AM
Soooooooooo creative..congratulations!!!!
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08/09/2006 12:25:23 AM
Congratulations! Very cool and perfect for the challenge.
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08/09/2006 12:24:46 AM
Congrats! I knew this one was going to win :D
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08/09/2006 12:24:21 AM
Yeah, Hanneke!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
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08/09/2006 12:23:42 AM
Congrats!!!! :)
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08/09/2006 12:19:17 AM
Very, very cool shot Hanneke! Big congrats on your first ribbon :-)
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08/09/2006 12:19:05 AM
HA! Knew you had a winner! Great work, Han!
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08/09/2006 12:18:52 AM
and i got my wish! congrats!!
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08/09/2006 12:18:21 AM
Congrats!
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08/09/2006 12:14:36 AM
Wow!!! Congrats!! This is such a well deserved blue - Nice Work!!!
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08/09/2006 12:14:31 AM
Congrats Superchicken! I agree that the difference between the images and the face is distracting, but great concept, girl!
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08/09/2006 12:14:05 AM
Awesome shot....and a huge congrats...ya little ripper....wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Oh and a THWAP to you and that cute model of yours.
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08/09/2006 12:13:54 AM
pretty darn good effort. congratulations - all that work certainly paid off
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08/09/2006 12:13:35 AM
I hope you're not all broken up over your win. ;~p

CONGRATS!!!
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08/09/2006 12:12:27 AM
Woooooooo Hooooooooooo A Blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Congrats Hanneke! Awesome shot!

:-D
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08/09/2006 12:12:18 AM
congrats on your first ribbon...well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 11:34:52 PM
sweet idea here...very very creative 8
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08/08/2006 07:03:33 PM
entertaining idea and rendition
well done
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08/08/2006 06:18:17 PM
you don't know how bad i want this to blue.
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08/08/2006 01:57:11 PM
Very fun illusion
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08/08/2006 10:44:51 AM
My other favorite puzzle piece.
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08/08/2006 02:11:52 AM
interesting.
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08/08/2006 12:45:54 AM
whoa cool
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08/07/2006 05:18:02 PM
GENIUS! 10!!!!!!
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08/07/2006 12:14:50 PM
You have done some creative work for this picture. I like it.
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08/06/2006 08:40:03 PM
Very cool - I love it - one of my favorites - 10!!
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08/06/2006 02:18:47 PM
Very well done shot.
Would have been even nicer if the colours were closer, I think. Or maybe starting off with skin colour from the face and then fading in to the distance .. Just a thought.
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08/06/2006 11:34:09 AM
And you did this under the Basic Editing rules - impressive.
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08/05/2006 08:41:34 PM
salvador dali? is that you?
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08/05/2006 04:58:18 AM
Clever :) If the skintones matched a little better it would be excellent! Still a very good shot as it is. A nice change from the mundane shots I've votes on so far.
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08/04/2006 08:32:04 PM
I think this is the best shot in this challenge, and it will win blue ribbon... If not, I will give you a real one... :P

Good luck ;)
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08/04/2006 07:41:36 PM
Love the creativity
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08/04/2006 10:37:45 AM
I think I might have liked this better without the hand. 7 for now and will look again later.
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08/04/2006 08:40:11 AM
That hand disturbs me. Would it be better out of the way? Good idea though and well done within the editing rules.
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08/03/2006 10:58:27 PM
Very good one. Good luck on this challenge. I wish if those falling parts have better color co-oridnation. The falling eye is darker than the one on the face.
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08/03/2006 12:46:15 PM
Great execution of a very creative idea. My favorite for this challenge.

Master of imagination Graphicfunk?
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08/03/2006 09:46:28 AM
good work, so much effort here :P
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08/03/2006 07:59:47 AM
I know the feeling and like the image. Can't wait to see how you did it.
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08/02/2006 10:08:06 PM
Excellent!
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08/02/2006 09:57:46 PM
interesting!
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08/02/2006 04:20:30 PM
I LOVE YOUR IMAGINATION AND THE EFFORT PUT IN TO CREATE THAT PIECE. WELL DONE !! ONE CRITIC I DO HAVE ... IT'S THE EAR RING ... THAT COLOR BLUE DOES NOT REALLY FIR IN AND I WOULD JUST CLONE IT OUT . 8
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08/02/2006 02:08:28 PM
Cleaver stuff, very creative. I like it.
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08/02/2006 09:06:53 AM
extremely creative and very well done!
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08/02/2006 08:38:43 AM
oh, i like this shot! very cool!
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08/02/2006 07:20:32 AM
Woowieee This is great!!! This Rocks!!!
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08/02/2006 02:47:57 AM
I know who is gonna win this challenge!!! This is great! and really really creative :D
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08/02/2006 02:26:29 AM
This is just so very clever, and looks like it could be a winner in my book..... Just a excellent shot.....
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08/02/2006 01:27:12 AM
that looks like it was alot of work. "A" for effort.
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08/02/2006 01:08:39 AM
Likely ribbon, well done!
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08/02/2006 12:27:22 AM
You have to tell us how you did this. This is really neat.
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08/02/2006 12:25:31 AM
That's pretty ingenious. Very cool. Nice lighting too!!8
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08/02/2006 12:21:48 AM
difficult to achieve with the basic editing retrictions. Nice idea.
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