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Terrifying dream

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Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Living room
Date: Jul 9, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400 s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2007

Big thanks to my great husband who let me wrap cellophane wrapping paper around his head so that I could recreate my personal nightmare horror scenario.

Post challenge:
Here's an outtake.... I was worried that this may have been too out of focus for the challenge.
My husband survived this, he's fine ;-)


Place: 21 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.0900
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9153
Avg (non-participants): 6.1631
Views since voting: 2098
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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07/19/2007 10:04:51 AM
If I saw that inside my refrigerator, it would "scare the Sh@#t out of me". I like it, I'm not sure what's missing to make it better. Maybe it could have a blue tint with staring eyes and mouth hanging open, a dead already take. I've seen some like that before, that was scary.
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07/18/2007 06:44:52 AM
Ah, well you are over the 6.00 marker which is cool...although anything under your average is always frustrating. This shot is very effective because it's scary. The idea of suffocating like that is horrible and it well represented here. The lighting is super effective and highlights well the folds in the plastic bag caused by the suction in the mans attempts to breath. The facial expression is also good. One can see the worry in his eyes. My biggest problem is the crop. The shot is unbalanced. That whole left part is unnecessary in my opinion and it's a little tight under the mouth. So all in all I think this is a very powerful image, the only problem is the crop and I think it's underrated. I would have expected at least 6.3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 08:28:10 PM
I can't breath as I type this - very well done with the lighting, duotones, and composition... -- one of my favorites this challenge
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07/13/2007 11:42:16 AM
Well done! That's certainly a picture of a nightmare.
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07/12/2007 03:58:09 PM
Very frightening.
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07/12/2007 01:16:10 PM
Wow this is very scary great detail and what a great shoot!
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07/11/2007 10:49:42 PM
okay now that totaly freaks me out. I can't stand anything over my face. Shaking now! Nice job at creating emotion.
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07/11/2007 09:42:54 PM
very spooky image - love the close crop and the sneer on the face behind the plastic
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07/11/2007 03:30:57 PM
I myself have never had a nightmare that I was wrapped in saran wrap. lol
Good expression
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07/11/2007 09:20:01 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 06:57:44 AM
Like it a lot, excellent implementation
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07/11/2007 05:38:10 AM
awesome...great spooky scary image...good luck 9
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