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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Sydney
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

Levels, Curves, Hue-Sat, Dodge, Burn, smart sharpen, NI, crop, resize, save for web

Also cloned out a small piece of a cane basket that was sitting in the bottom right-hand corner which I could have cropped out but then I would have clipped the left-hand side of the chair.

Have wanted to do a version of Michaelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' for a while and finally got the opportunity thanks to my great models Marcus & Ilyse.

I would like to have titled it "Eve relinquishes control" but then it would have been dnmc:)

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.3133
Avg (commenters): 7.8421
Avg (participants): 6.0270
Avg (non-participants): 6.5921
Views since voting: 1572
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 150
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/18/2017 02:58:25 AM
9 years later, I have found a new appreciation for this image. :)
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05/19/2008 04:34:03 PM
You were robbed. The link to Michaelaneglo is more than obvious. Great male model. Fantastic. It deserves a ribbon.
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05/19/2008 09:19:36 AM
I gave this a 9, and it deserves it. I really expected to see this on the front page. Added as a favourite.
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05/19/2008 03:13:41 AM
Way underrated. Most creative shot in the challenge IMO. Must love their expressions!
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05/19/2008 02:32:52 AM
Originally posted by antares1966:

Working on your own version of the Sistine Chapel? ;) Fitting that God is a woman here, any married guy knows that!


You know Adam, your the only commenter that appears to have 'got' that part...well done!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 03:01:09 AM
Working on your own version of the Sistine Chapel? ;) Fitting that God is a woman here, any married guy knows that!
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05/16/2008 12:04:30 PM
Nicely posed, lit, and especially conceived, though the channel changer was lost on me until I read the caption. Maybe more impact if it had been turned to show more to the camera? Anyhow, good job.
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05/16/2008 08:46:49 AM
Fantastic!! I love photos that work well on multiple levels. This one deserves a ribbon.
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05/16/2008 08:13:22 AM
Fantastic concept, poses, execution, humor, GRRRRREAT. 10
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05/16/2008 05:27:10 AM
The concept is quite good - I wonder about a similar 'classic' pose on the female as is on the male - even with the clothing 'fashion', this still works quite well, but needs some 'extra's, one of which might be a toning or pp of some type to further emulate Michelangelo's style. But your call, of course.
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05/16/2008 01:58:10 AM
Well set up, with an obvious nod to Michelangelo. Presumably it's a remote control unit she's handing over - perhaps it would have been better to show its button side. ;-)
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05/15/2008 04:01:43 PM
Haha! Very, very clever! The photo is technically great too!
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05/14/2008 10:09:19 PM
Too bad he didn't do the same thing in the garden of Eden - lol. Good setup, lighting, etc. Should be a dpc pleaser all around.
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05/14/2008 12:31:31 PM
The expression on her face is absolutely priceless! I'm predicting top 20, great shot.
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05/13/2008 10:28:08 PM
Composition: 8
Technical: 6 - Suffers a little from lighting & shadow issues - nothing major
Creativity: 10 - I LOVE the concept!
Appeal: 7
Challenge: 7
Overall Score: 9 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

I predict a top 10 finish! :D
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05/13/2008 03:06:23 PM
Real funny idea and shot!
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05/13/2008 12:51:29 PM
I like this setup and clever idea. I think I would want maybe a tighter crop.... or perhaps if this were in an actual living room instead of the studio--I'm not sure... its right there as far as the idea goes, but to take it further into the really high score it just needs something else. 7.
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05/13/2008 11:21:44 AM
Clearly one of the best this challenge. - 8
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05/12/2008 09:01:27 PM
This shot made me laugh, not only from the fantasy title (what man ever really gets control), which certainly meets the challenge, but the great look in the female models face. The Man's hand placement remind me a little of the "god touching man" from Michael Angelo's Sistine Chapel. I haven't looked at others of your shots, but the lady is great. I think it would be your good fortune to get to use her often.

This is a crisp clean shot, well lit and posed. I think it must have been fun for you to create.
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05/12/2008 08:48:45 PM
i dont ike the expression on the womens face. i personally think that the man is a better model then the women.
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05/12/2008 01:52:15 PM
This is a good take on the famous Michelangelo painting. He is languishing just like Adam. The only thing I'm not sure about is the twigs. I think you needed something there, but I'm not sure these did the job. IMO of course.
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05/12/2008 09:10:17 AM
Cute set-up, I like how you have mimiced the famous painting. The background is a bit boring but overall it's pretty good.
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05/12/2008 07:18:10 AM
Gave me a laugh.....
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05/12/2008 03:52:48 AM
I like the highly stylized presentation. Could be a stock photo. Or the poster for a comedy.
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