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Study of Monday's Tests
3rd PlaceStudy of Monday's Tests

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Challenge: Chaos (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Home
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2004

Notes as requested by Sir Sidwell:

It was the night of the challenge due date and I hadn't taken any photos. I was having a hard time thinking of something that would really express the concept of chaos other than my first idea of fractals which I figured many people wouldn't understand.

The main thing on my mind was the studying I had to do for three tests the next day in Biology and Anatomy and Physiology I and II (yes, I am taking both at the same time in a mad rush to apply to medical school by next summer and also get my radtech certification.)

Taking these classes plus Chemistry in the same semester can get a bit confusing. I am often studying the same or similar topics but told different information by different teachers and different texts.

The photo I wanted to shoot was a triple exposure in camera of

1) the skull I was studying
2) my own profile perfectly aligned with the skull and
3) some diagrams for the biology notes I was studying with white around the edges so that they would only show up in "my brain".

I took a few practice shots, trying to get my head and the skull aligned and it was a lot harder than I had imagined.

After about an hour I realized I should be studying for the tests instead of taking a photo of my poor attempts at studying so I decided to submit one of my trial shots.

It is actually 4 exposures done in camera consisting of
1) My head
2) Skull
3) Head showing muscles
4) Biology notes on cell respiration

It certainly did look chaotic to me and I thought the idea was good. I thought it was going to score in the mid fives somewhere. I am very pleased that people liked it.

Thank you very much to Judy Pochard for wishing me luck on my tests. They went very well. I'm still hanging on to my 4.0 (glad that wasn't the score my photo got!)

Looking back at it I really wish I had gotten rid of that glare on the paper of the biology textbook. It completely ruins the image. That might have been worth not studying a little longer for. :)

The title was created by chaotic brain mutations.

First it was "Study for Monday's Tests"
Next it was "Study on Monday's Tests", which didn't sound right but was the idea I wanted with the double meaning.
"Study of Monday's Tests" still doesn't sound quite right either, but you get the idea...

Place: 3 out of 85
Avg (all users): 6.3918
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0364
Avg (non-participants): 6.5603
Views since voting: 4496
Votes: 171
Comments: 20
Favorites: 8 (view)

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08/22/2004 05:45:23 PM
Adding this to my favorites. You did such a fantastic job with it. A super example of "seeing" the picture before you take it.
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07/07/2004 10:53:53 PM
very cool jason! I missed this challenge I guess...never saw this image before...most impressive ;)
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04/19/2004 11:00:17 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, you're on a roll man! So keep it up...
04/19/2004 07:44:22 PM
Congrat! You deserved it more than I did.
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04/19/2004 03:28:06 PM
Congratulations you got your ribbon! :D
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04/19/2004 02:55:07 PM

Message edited by author 2004-07-28 21:58:22.
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04/19/2004 02:53:34 PM
woohoo! congrats on the ribbon, Jason! :)
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04/12/2004 09:13:58 AM
This is the kind of shot that we crave notes for, Jason! I'll check the discussions to see if you left any there . . . Fun stuff!
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04/12/2004 12:44:09 AM
Great Job! One of my favorites. I like the outtake just as much.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2004 11:51:48 PM
This looks quite complex, and I suppose that could read chaotic. I like the techniqe; very engaging, interesting image.
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04/09/2004 07:37:17 PM
very creative and unique has a nice chaotic feel to it
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04/09/2004 03:51:24 PM
Superb job.
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04/09/2004 03:41:05 PM
I don't think I LIKE this very much , but there is a great deal to admire.
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04/09/2004 12:51:58 PM
I like the complex layering of the transparencies. The grain adds to the overall effect.
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04/08/2004 07:19:29 PM
Ah, back in the "good ole' days...". Nicely done.
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04/07/2004 06:18:35 AM
Real chaos:), looks great in b&w, the lines and numbers really finish the photograph!
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04/07/2004 12:35:31 AM
Yep...looks chaotic to me! If you really had a test, I hope you did well!!
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04/05/2004 06:19:07 PM
this is very good, you've captured chaos with the head images and made it viewable by using b&w (would be too much in color IMHO) one of my favorites this challenge
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04/05/2004 10:34:33 AM
Really feels chaotic...
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04/05/2004 09:29:55 AM
Like the photo, the subject and the idea. Very complex and confusing. Good light and tone in an otherwise dreadful challenge!
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