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Point of View of Big Brother. Beware: He Listens to Every Call.
Point of View of Big Brother. Beware: He Listens to Every Call.
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Challenge: Point of View (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Bedroom
Date: Jan 11, 2004
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/14s
Galleries: Photojournalism, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

I wanted a point of view that no one's ever seen before; I doubt anyone's ever disassembled a cell phone to look trough the LCD monitor. Well, I didn't either. I basically reproduced a fictitious cell phone diplay on my computer. First, I printed it on a transparency but realized I could't make the pixels glow to give that LCD feeling everybody loves. So I decided to use multiple exposure by first taking a shot of the display on my LCD monitor, which gave it a nice glow. Then I photographed my sister's ear right after(she hasn't worn earings in years). That's it!

Then: colorbalance, contrast enhancement, noise reduction, crop.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.9062
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 5.8607
Avg (non-participants): 5.9478
Views since voting: 1248
Votes: 256
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2004 05:54:21 PM
Great idea...anxious to see how it was done. Nice photography!
01/20/2004 10:50:38 AM
Sweet editing.
01/20/2004 09:40:23 AM
very creative and very well done! I would like to know how you got the reverse cell phone image.
01/19/2004 10:49:11 PM
Not sure why you would have the lettering backwards as this is quite distracting. Pretty neat image though. Can't wait to find out how it was done.
01/18/2004 03:18:15 PM
Good stuff
01/18/2004 04:33:21 AM
Awesome great shot. I love the idea, composition, even the grid is lovely. Only drawback is the long title really. 'Big brother' alone would have been better I think.
01/17/2004 05:34:10 PM
Great take on the point of view challenge, would love to know how it was done.
01/16/2004 11:19:00 PM
Awesome. You don't need to be so dramatic on the title. This is a great POV.
01/16/2004 06:27:19 PM
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Message edited by author 2006-05-05 14:47:47.
01/16/2004 01:02:23 PM
It feels like I'm in the mobile phone eavesdropping on the conversation between Anna and her friend (?). All the little squares bring interest to this photo, just like the contrast between the warm natural colours of the ear and the cold digital colour of the phone. (7)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2004 08:35:51 PM
neat shot nice take on the challenge
01/15/2004 04:11:00 PM
if you're creative enough to have people question the validity of your photo, that's a great sign.
01/15/2004 11:38:17 AM
unique shot - looking forward to see how it was done. 9
01/15/2004 09:56:45 AM
OK how did you do this one??
01/15/2004 09:54:07 AM
Creative POV and clever title.
01/15/2004 01:05:06 AM
The picture is great, but the Title ruins it. Why do you need an entire sentence as the title, instead of just "Big Brother", or "Somebody is Listening"? Again, the picture is really cool, good job on that.
01/14/2004 10:38:10 PM
fido! wahoo i have fido too lol, neat idea .:9:.
01/14/2004 01:06:13 PM
Very clever shot, making it look like its from inside a phone. 10
01/14/2004 12:28:53 PM
Really cool shot. Earring seems out of place though. Good idea.
01/14/2004 12:21:41 PM
Good idea and implementation! It would be nice to know your setup for this shot...
01/14/2004 09:52:28 AM
Interesting!
01/14/2004 08:45:19 AM
A great idea and interesting image. I really like the angle this has been shot at. The Ear-ring is slightly distracting, but apart from that, a nice entry. good luck!
01/14/2004 06:06:53 AM
Freaky! Love it, good stuff
01/14/2004 04:39:12 AM
A really nice shot here, not sure of the significance of the reflection of the ear, but it kind of contrasts to the new technology of the mobile phone (?)... 9
01/14/2004 12:21:23 AM
I like the pixilated effect! Great picture.


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