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September 7, 1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus' First Broadcast on BBC
September 7, 1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus' First Broadcast on BBC
xianart

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Year You Were Born (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Nov 21, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Humorous, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

my god, what i'll do for this site!

convert from raw, photo filter, hue/sat, bright/contrast. that's it. i was sorely tempted to slim the tummy a bit, but didn't. i think that showed remarkable restraint...

here's a shot of the original - terry jones and his organ...

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post challenge

holy cow! what a lot of amazing comments. thank you very much to everyone for the support (seeing as i took my usual suport off for this pic ;-p). it's gratifying seeing how much everyone appreciated a not-perfecr body, but my vanity still makes me wish this wasn't going to be on my front page for the next forever!

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.1250
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 6.1176
Avg (non-participants): 6.1265
Views since voting: 7592
Views during voting: 1014
Votes: 304
Comments: 63
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/29/2011 08:20:16 PM
So insanely happy. LOVE it. I bow to your courage and joie de vivre.
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01/04/2011 07:21:32 AM
Would have missed this except for Roz's comment popping this into the recently commented page. Are you relieved that you have enough high scoring images to bump this off your front page? (Actually, "proud" would be justified). Happily for your vainity, "for the next forever" was not an accurate prediction.
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01/03/2011 03:24:08 PM
ahha . i found you ... lol .. funny but i remembered as a b&w image ..
i think its fantastic .. and 9 favs .. !! .. seems that sometimes vanity gets it wrong ...:)
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05/25/2010 06:41:56 PM
where have you gone, Xian... fantastic!
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06/29/2007 06:31:01 AM
I have thumbnails for nudes turned off because I do browsing at school, so this is the first time I've seen this. It definitely has the Python feel to it, but I'm surprised nobody pointed out you're playing the wrong chord.

p.s. just kidding about the chord ;-Þ
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05/04/2007 02:58:12 PM
I was sure I commented on this one at the time, but it appears not. Having looked theough the comments you have already received, I can think of nothing that I can add - just to let you know how much I enjoyed this photo first time round, and really glad the MAK has brought it to may attention again.

Message edited by author 2007-05-04 15:03:51.
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03/12/2007 08:31:48 AM
Just spotted this one and as a devout "Pythonist", I simply LOVE it.
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03/07/2007 09:01:53 PM
I'm a huge Monty Python fan, and I must say you nailed this! You are totally channeling Terry Jones!
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03/03/2007 02:47:59 PM
Well Done and WELL DONE!
Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink, say no more.
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02/28/2007 01:36:41 PM
You are hilarious! This is the greatest for all of us Monty Python fans out here.

And now for something completely different...
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02/03/2007 10:53:50 PM
Crazy photo. More guts than I would ever have! Terrific idea and worthy of such a high placement. Great exposure and expression. Differnt than most "nudes" or "portraits" you see. Terrific picture.
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12/17/2006 06:45:35 AM
Well I guess I would just echo most everything that everyone else has added here comment wise. Courageous image and it should have scored higher. Terry Jones would be proud!
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11/30/2006 09:23:45 PM
Christian,

I just came back to this by a roundabout route, and I wanted to say I love it even more now than I did when I first saw it. I echo what everyone's saying: what bravery! What joi de vivre! I think it should have finished in the top 10 for sure, but that really doesn't matter, does it?

Just a belated "well done!" to you :-)
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11/29/2006 05:24:00 PM
You crack me up! This is a BLUE all the way! You are my shero, I like the out take of this as well. I love photos that make you smile. You need an OObie.
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11/29/2006 04:57:43 PM
My fiance and I died laughing when we saw this.

awesome idea!
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11/29/2006 09:42:45 AM
Ohmygosh, you absolutely are my new favorite person in the whole world! I didn't get to finish voting on all the photos in this challenge, so I missed this but I too would have added another 10 to your votes! Darn! Looks like I'm not the only one either. If all of us who are blown away by this "better than the best" photo would have voted, you may very well have won a ribbon with this :)

Congratulations on endearing yourself and gaining the respect and admiration of the masses :) You TRULY TOTALLY rock!!!!!

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11/29/2006 09:06:19 AM
I was also one of your 10's! This was absolutely awesome! Way to go on the great score!
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11/29/2006 09:00:17 AM
I'm sorry but if I had voted in this challenge I would have given this a 10. It captures the spirit of Monte Python perfectly. Terry Gilliam would love this.
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11/29/2006 08:42:09 AM
You deserved a medal for this. Terrific!!!
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11/29/2006 08:01:42 AM
Robbed! This should have finished much much much higher. Stinking young voters.
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11/29/2006 07:09:58 AM
how cool!!! absolutely awesome photo!! :)
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11/29/2006 05:13:44 AM
Absolutley hilarious!!! I loved this during the challenge and aparently a lot people are loving it after the challenge. Did you notice your "views after voting" compared with the photos that finished around it! Of course your views during voting are unlike anything I've ever seen before too! Wonderful idea and very well done.

Message edited by author 2006-11-29 05:14:56.
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11/29/2006 03:13:42 AM
This so totally rocks. I LOVE this shot. Loved it in the challenge, and love it even more knowing it's yours. I grew up with Monty Python's Flying Circus (my whole family is kinda warped) so this really resonates with me. Add to that the sheer slightly insane joy it portrays and it's a marvelous shot. By the way, the stuff behind the head? Kinda fits with the whole Python thing, really. And I'm quite in awe of such a clear shot of a human at 1/8th sec. Sorry if you hate seeing it on your top row, but there are a whole lot of us who quite like it! Check out the comments!
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11/29/2006 01:24:17 AM
Well, I guess you're stuck with it on your profile after all.

But you should be proud of it! :)
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11/29/2006 12:27:17 AM
Mine was one of those 10s too. YOU ROCK!! :)
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11/29/2006 12:13:54 AM
Well lady, I gave you one of those 10's cause I LOVE this photo. Too cool!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 11:22:34 PM
LMAO! the best title and picture yet..
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11/28/2006 09:25:12 PM
REally hilarious image.
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11/28/2006 06:15:58 PM
clearly my favorite, oh what guts and sheer nerve, one of the most entertaining photos ive seen for a long time.
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11/28/2006 11:07:50 AM
Talk about bravery!
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11/28/2006 03:27:52 AM
For 69, a picture with much restraint!!!!
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11/28/2006 12:51:08 AM
Wonderful!
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11/27/2006 10:58:27 PM
My dear, this is perfect.
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11/27/2006 01:07:40 PM
LOL
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11/27/2006 02:36:46 AM
funny. Not a big fan, but this photo is good
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11/26/2006 10:06:45 AM
Looks more like Calendar Girls
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11/26/2006 07:57:30 AM
HAHA this is brilliant. very brave person and i hope this does well, great shot, really has the python feel about it. well done.
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11/25/2006 09:14:20 PM
Self portrait? So, they alowed nudity on BBC in 1969, huh? Those Brits always have been ahead of us in so many ways. :)
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11/25/2006 04:13:39 PM
I want this one to win!!!!
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11/24/2006 08:23:14 AM
OMG! Your photo doesn't do anything for me, but I like your lighting.
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11/24/2006 07:31:41 AM
10! Well done for your Candid Bravery... This is hysterical. Excellent interpretation of the topic.
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11/24/2006 01:50:54 AM
Oh, this is too precious! You're a star!! Will the yanks get this??
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11/23/2006 02:41:45 PM
HECK YAH!!! Monty python rocks..(my son was the black knight for halloween)
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11/23/2006 11:13:32 AM
Really like this, being a Python fan. Hope it does well
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11/23/2006 03:43:11 AM
This is astonishing! Quite in the spirit of Monty Python, no kidding... I wish that *thing* weren't sticking out of her head...
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11/22/2006 11:57:38 PM
And in your birthday suit.
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11/22/2006 10:22:45 PM
This is funny and good lighting.
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11/22/2006 08:36:29 PM
DARING! =)
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11/22/2006 08:23:02 PM
Very brave. No way would I pose for this! Loving the smile, and being a fan of the show, I have to give you kudos for the idea!
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11/22/2006 11:07:00 AM
You deserve a 10 for chutzpah alone! Bravo!
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11/22/2006 10:50:52 AM
I love this shot. There is such exuberance and delight in the expression, the pose and the set up. I love the sense of freedom shown in the "frumpy" nude body, which shows skin, but not sexuality per say. The stuff near her head and back, plus the lighting above her head are a problem, yet I still love the shot. 9
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11/22/2006 10:19:05 AM
Wonerful... Love it :)
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11/22/2006 09:03:27 AM
Absolutely repulsive.
11/22/2006 06:32:02 AM
Loooove Monty Python! great pic!
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11/22/2006 03:51:26 AM
I suppose Monty Python's version wasn't naked....
11/22/2006 02:42:17 AM
haha, that expression is priceless, and actually pretty damn accurate
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11/22/2006 02:39:20 AM
I love Monty Python. Great model, I like the expression on her face. The background is a little bit distracting.
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11/22/2006 01:45:37 AM
lol, that takes guts :) extra points :)
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11/22/2006 01:30:44 AM
too funny! good lighting
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11/22/2006 01:07:41 AM
whoa - what a good sport.
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11/22/2006 01:04:57 AM
Haha, how funny! My year as well, did not know it was from our vintage ...
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11/22/2006 12:42:09 AM
LOL! Great.
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11/22/2006 12:33:19 AM
i don't know what to say...
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