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Contemplation: Art or Porn?
Contemplation: Art or Porn?

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Challenge: Personification II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Pentax A 50mm f/1.4 MF
Date: Feb 4, 2007
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2007

This image was inspired by the recent 'Art or Porn' debate, but I have to admit that Metate's challenge entry from a while back must have stuck in my head even more than I thought!

After his comment below, I went to check out his image & damned if I didn't practically steal it directly. I recall liking it a lot, but obviously quite a bit indeed! His is much better, IMHO.

Anyway, this was a classic "Oh crap, the challenge ends in 45 minutes & I don't even have an idea yet" type of entry for me. Somehow I managed to think this one up, go out in my yard with a flashlight & gather sticks, make the stick figures, shoot the 'porn' image, edit, print & frame it, then make a new set-up for this image, shoot & edit & post it all in less than an hour. I think the final image shows the rush job on this & I would have killed for 20 more minutes of edit time...

Thanks for all the great comments!

Place: 33 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.0811
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8090
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 1819
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 185
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/24/2008 01:53:06 PM
I was just looking through your portfolio and came across this (again). My memory is so bad I didn't even realize that I had commented on this before - That's pretty funny how the unconscious mind works ... or in my case- doesn't =)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2007 06:06:05 PM
hum, that's what she thinking....great DOF
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02/11/2007 06:02:57 PM
ah, I love topical entries! 9
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02/10/2007 11:21:01 PM
I think this is the funniest picture of the set. The soft focus on the controversial picture is a nice touch too.
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02/10/2007 02:49:34 PM
Nice idea and good execution
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02/09/2007 01:57:31 PM
Feel like I've seen this idea before. Hope your date stamp is right. :) Funny!
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02/07/2007 07:33:34 AM
if this is anything like my battery image ... you took it in 2005 and it will DQ ;P ...
I like it BTW. The pose on the foreground subject is exellent.
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02/06/2007 04:23:38 PM
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02/06/2007 02:52:42 PM
Well shot, I believe I saw something similar in another challenge.
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02/05/2007 02:05:28 PM
great shot, great idea and great result... =8
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02/05/2007 11:57:29 AM
great job 8
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02/05/2007 10:34:14 AM
i think you've done a great job here ... there's a lot of work in this shot ... i'm impressed! 10!
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02/05/2007 04:20:05 AM
hahaha thats quite a common debate, either way, the spectator seems quite enthralled
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