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Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut
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Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Date: Nov 4, 2007
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2007

I based this image on a scene in the movie where people were anonymously 'mask' kissing as a buildup to a very erotic climax. Using the manequin head was a deliberate and more appealing approach for me as it enhanced the idea of an androgynous participant. I found it interesting that some assumed that the manequin was male while others felt it was feminine. Tells alot about how we view things. Anyway... the image was intended to be a little deeper than a masked female and a masked dummy head. Some got it and some didn't and that's understandable when artistic impression is attempted here. Yes I took a litte licence with the theme of the challenge by altering the players a bit but I'm happy with the outcome and thanks for the nice comments.
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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.3946
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1304
Avg (non-participants): 6.4633
Views since voting: 2760
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 223
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/16/2008 02:14:35 PM
It's amazing how many people just don't get it. Just amazing. Awesome attention to detail, and the mannequin head makes a statement of anonymity... and wasn't that the point of it all?
11/18/2007 09:50:25 PM
Great picture. Great movie. I like your explanation for the use of the foam head; I think it's a great idea to try to suggest uncertainty about gender. But it didn't actually work for me in this case because I still see a foam head. Maybe you should just do one of two masked women kissing? Ok, PLEASE!!! ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 11:48:02 PM
Would have worked better without a fake head,, still very good shot
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11/11/2007 11:37:44 AM
Beautiful! Lovely contrast of colours.
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11/10/2007 06:57:10 PM
Good lighting, love the masks.
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11/10/2007 06:12:12 PM
This would have been a 10 from me . . but have you seen the state of his face ? lol. Personally I would have preferred it to be another 'real' person.

Still get a 9 and hopefully a ribbon. Very nice.
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11/09/2007 09:04:01 PM
Nice composition
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11/09/2007 11:30:19 AM
Didnt see film but great submission here. psart 7
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11/07/2007 02:45:31 PM
I'm not sure about the mannequin, but 10 anyway!
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11/06/2007 11:22:26 AM
Great composition, and bold use of color. I don't don't remember a specific scene with a mask on a mannequin, but I'll give you the benefit of doubt.
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11/05/2007 05:02:54 PM
Very nice lighting, and good composition. I like the shape of the negative space.
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11/05/2007 04:25:18 PM
Very nice image. But why the styrofoam head? I think it would have had much more impace with two people.
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11/05/2007 03:47:50 PM
hot ! well done
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11/05/2007 11:48:39 AM
Great composition and lighting.
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11/05/2007 08:27:59 AM
Fantastic balance of this image - almost a mirror image. The mouth just ajar works so well to provide just the needed erotisism to the image
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11/05/2007 02:22:39 AM
fantastic quality!
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11/05/2007 01:18:06 AM
really well done! good luck
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11/05/2007 01:10:44 AM
Very strong emotion with good color, his lips have lost definition..7
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11/05/2007 12:31:48 AM
is that a styrofoam guy? I still like it. 7
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11/05/2007 12:25:31 AM
I don't understand the reference, but your intriguing photo makes me wanna watch it!
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11/05/2007 12:23:10 AM
Yes! My favorite film of all time! 10
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11/05/2007 12:04:47 AM
great lighting and detail, I like the composition...good luck with this 8
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