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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Shower box.
Date: Oct 5, 2003
Aperture: f/2.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2003

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Place: 20 out of 112
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10/13/2003 12:39:11 AM
I want to thank everybody for the many comments I received. I had the idea for this shot while I was taking a shower (doh!), 20 minutes before the challenge submission deadline. I took 7-8 photos, changing light, position of the hand and so on. It was funny because I was alone and had to start the timer, actually lock myself inside the shower box, remove the marks I used as a reference on the glass, position the hand - and then start over. :) The shot I submitted was taken with a neon lamp inside the shower box. The shower box itself provided the orange tone, which I subsequently enhanced because I liked the "alarmed" mood it gave to the picture. I tried also blue tones and b&w, but it didn't really work (imho).

Message edited by author 2003-10-13 09:15:58.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 07:41:04 PM
This looks too pretty to denote a form of imprisonment. I share a claustrophobic fear but this doesn't capture it for me. The hand is too unstressed and gentle. Nice colours though outside of the challenge.
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10/12/2003 11:57:35 AM
IMHO this should have been B/W.
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10/12/2003 10:57:20 AM
I like it. Simple, effective. Good job!
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10/11/2003 03:18:50 PM
trapped! scary. nice idea! How would this look in B&W?
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10/11/2003 03:53:14 AM
Amazing shot and idea. Love the texture and colour. Great off-centre composition. It almost looks like a hand trying to break out of a giant orange :-)) Very well done.
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10/10/2003 10:41:50 PM
Interesting with the orange tones, it serves to create a unified image IMO. I think I remember a similar shot in the nude challenge a while back, makes me wish I had that kind of shower to experiment with : ). nice work.
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10/10/2003 06:38:57 PM
The shower!!!!!!! EEEEEEEKKKKK! This reminds me slightly of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, one of my favorite producers. If this was a curtain and in black and white it would have gotten a 10! Anyway, the shot itself is well cropped, and the lighting is just about perfect, if it was slightly more red or darker orange I would have given this a 9 or 10.
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10/09/2003 04:33:27 PM
Definitely a nightmare. Well conceived.
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10/09/2003 10:51:23 AM
I like it. Did you try it in blue? Could have given it a feeling of being cold and locked in a freezer. 7
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10/09/2003 12:48:44 AM
I like the color of this. It's obviously a shower door, though, right? 7.
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10/08/2003 04:28:32 PM
This is like a mime, but this person really IS locked in! Colors add to the sense of drama, and the off center hand creates some negative space that implies the rest of the scene.
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10/08/2003 09:54:23 AM
I like this... Might have been interesting in different colors.. but orange works well too.
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10/08/2003 07:58:55 AM
Very good work. 7 Morgan
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10/07/2003 06:00:31 PM
I love the composition here. The hand pressed against the glass is very effective where you have placed it in the bottom of the frame. The splayed fingers and fingertips pressed against the glass convey emotion well. good use of negative space.
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10/07/2003 01:53:27 PM
Reminds me of Alice N chains! Cool!
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10/07/2003 09:09:08 AM
Locked in what ? A giant orange ? Good textures and lighting - works well.
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10/06/2003 08:37:43 PM
So you're trapped inside an orange? Just kidding. Nice idea.
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10/06/2003 10:53:54 AM
seems like there are a lot of "hand and glass" shots this challenge. this is by far the best. the orange color is wonderful.
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10/06/2003 10:52:21 AM
Well done nice use of color and texture....10
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10/06/2003 10:43:58 AM
I like this, it really makes a statement that everyone can relate too. Simple, clean and to the point. Nice job.
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10/06/2003 08:36:32 AM
Cool shot. I remember this from some movie. Great colors combinations it really stands out. Great use of negative space. Good composition and lighting. Good job. 10.
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10/06/2003 08:31:12 AM
I love this shot... although I'm not sure about your title. Is the viewer locked in, or something that could attack the viewer? Great vivid colours, interesting texture. Good composition. 8
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10/06/2003 07:35:51 AM
The near monochrome gives this photo a dreamlike quality. The hand can also be percieved as a threat!
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10/06/2003 06:31:19 AM
Such a simple photo, but with amazing impact. The composition, the lighting and the whole idea is exceptional.
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10/06/2003 12:40:59 AM
I do fine this image scary, but would be more so if the hand was holding a knife etc...
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