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In The Beginning
In The Beginning

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Sep 16, 2003
Aperture: F2.0
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2003

Part 1 in a 7 part series describing 'creation' in the first book of Genesis.

Place: 8 out of 231
Avg (all users): 6.4605
Avg (commenters): 9.0500
Avg (participants): 6.5043
Avg (non-participants): 6.4159
Views since voting: 3018
Votes: 228
Comments: 33
Favorites: 19 (view)

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08/23/2007 02:53:14 AM
This is incredible - truly inspiring. Love the concept, love the execution…I want to see the rest of the series!
06/23/2005 06:57:07 PM
hah now i just saw this one (re other comment :-)
09/26/2003 04:59:30 PM
very original. me like :-D
09/25/2003 09:55:41 AM
Setz, that's awesome! Your creativity always inspires.
09/25/2003 12:36:09 AM
Great picture Setzler... It really conveys life "In the beginning". Excellent in every other way as well. Glad to see your great photos again!
09/24/2003 12:25:42 PM
:O How did I miss this when I was commenting?!
This rocks!!
09/24/2003 10:53:19 AM
This shot is setup on my computer desk. The ambient light from the monitor is providing light on the mannequin while a mini-mag flashlight is hitting the marble...
09/24/2003 10:24:25 AM
Congrats on a Top Ten John, although I expected this to ribbon. I would love to see your lighting setup for this shot. Did you use a small flashlight (like a mini-maglite) to control where the light hit? I bought a couple of these wooden guys, but the springs are too tight and I can't pose it well. I am hoping they will loosen up over time... Per my previous comment, I still put this shot in the Viper Mike category (which would be "Excellent").
JD Anderson
09/24/2003 05:01:11 AM
deserved better than 8th!
09/24/2003 01:37:08 AM
WOW! and I thought in the begining there was a NUT ;)

GREAT PICTURE - would have given this a 10
09/24/2003 12:17:43 AM
This was one of my favorites. Awesome imagery. Nice work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2003 11:22:48 AM
I like the use of colour and dof in this shot. 8
09/23/2003 02:02:45 AM
Looks like a ViperMike image! If not, consider it a compliment! Excellent concept, lighting, DOF, composition, etc. Perfect in all aspects! I love the way you were able to pinopint the light on the marble! Gets a 10 from me. I would have given it an 11 if you had found a marble that resembles the Earth.
JD Anderson
09/22/2003 07:05:53 PM
The universe is a marble and 'God' is a big wooden figure. I can relate : )

On a serious note, I like that the figure and desaturation means that 'God' is portrayed as having no discernable gender, race, or colour.
Photo-wise, the composition, focus/DoF and exposure (especially the blown out area on the left side of the marble) are all spot on. Not 100% sure about the yellow, would be interesting to play about with hue-shifting that. Still, gotta give this full marks.
09/22/2003 07:04:13 PM
Nice photo, very creative.
09/22/2003 11:07:03 AM
Don't you wish you could find a flawless marble? hah. great shot.
09/22/2003 08:40:12 AM
This is so unique and outside the box. Wonderful photo !
09/22/2003 03:54:06 AM
Incredible details in the hands holding the marble. The beautiful yellow marble and its great reflection in the hand really make it pop out of the picture. The depth of field gives the piece a lot of interest. "10"
09/20/2003 10:20:27 PM
Well done! (9)
09/19/2003 11:56:43 PM
I think this is pretty cool. Very creative.
09/19/2003 11:08:53 PM
Very neat! Super striking! Original and wonderful. It's obvious you know what you're doing here, so be sure to leave helpful comments for others. :)
09/19/2003 09:26:40 PM
OH good, I forsee another "how'd they do that" segment coming up. How'd you get the wood to be gray?
09/19/2003 01:53:14 PM
Great Photograph, I love the Depth of Field. and the colors.
09/18/2003 10:32:35 PM
Nice shot! Lighting is quite attractive. Can\'t imagine who in their right mind would have wanted to disqualify this (I gather that\'s what\'s meant by \"validated by the administrators\").
09/18/2003 05:30:13 PM
There was a marble? Wow, I have to rethink EVERYTHING now...
I really like this one.
09/18/2003 12:51:05 PM
This is one of my favorites! Great shot! 8
09/18/2003 10:17:09 AM
Ah, very cool and creative. Nice!
09/18/2003 04:41:58 AM
super shot. nice to see someone recommended thsi for DQ but got it wrong! haha.

I feel a 10 is worthy. Good luck in the challenge.
09/17/2003 07:27:39 PM
VERY interesting... shame about the glare from the marble. Makes me ponder a lot, this one. Great lighting, wonderful concept. I'd have perhaps liked a blue/green marble. A good take on the challenge. 8
09/17/2003 02:59:14 PM
Wonderful humor, wonderful idea. Creative thinking. Love the light and the focus also. Good job!!!!!!!
09/17/2003 10:11:09 AM
Reminds me of a phrase in a Faith Hill song. "The secret of life is a good cup of coffee"
09/17/2003 07:56:28 AM
My favourite so far, great idea, great shot. 10
09/17/2003 03:59:51 AM
This is SO fun and beautiful too look at. I love the composition.

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