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kiwiness


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Challenge: Crime Scene (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Nottuln
Date: Jun 14, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2008

It isn't really caviar, just some little beads you can buy and when you add water to them they swell up and look like caviar.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 62
Avg (all users): 7.0969
Avg (commenters): 7.6296
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 7.2778
Views since voting: 10256
Views during voting: 732
Votes: 196
Comments: 71
Favorites: 26 (view)


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06/29/2008 01:33:22 PM
I love how the beads came up, looks so captivating and realistic...
I'm just starring at this piece of art and can't take my eyes away
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06/28/2008 03:47:44 PM
Originally posted by epescala:

I love it! Its my only 10. But im guessing the stuck inside the box people are killing it! I really hope not! this looks like a crime scene from a movie! Great lighting and idea!


Don't I feel dumb! I'm so glad this won! Very well deserved!
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06/27/2008 05:02:20 AM
Interesting, very, very interesting. I really like it. Gives me some ideas
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06/24/2008 07:13:58 AM
Congratulations on your award!It is very well done and certainly stood out among the others. I'm curious what do the beads represent and how did you come to name the photo Soviet Signature? Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Audrey
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06/23/2008 10:37:06 PM
Superb, Gary! Big congras on your Blue!
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06/23/2008 08:38:18 PM
Originally posted by kiwiness:

Thanks for all the comments and of course the pretty blue ribbon. I thought I might pull ahead of DrAchoo on the ribbon count with this but he went and just had to get another ribbon too :) And to you who gave me the not meeting the challenge stuff, let your minds spill out over their borders now and then, you'll learn to see a lot more in the photos you are viewing :)

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I'm back.

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Yeah!!!

Great shot Gary
Congrats
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06/23/2008 04:15:49 PM
This was by far my favourite picture, and is a true inspiration to amateurs like myself, absolutely stonking image!
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06/23/2008 03:33:14 PM
A class act in this challenge. Welcome back.
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06/23/2008 01:45:24 PM
I had a feeling this one was yours!
Solid shot as usual, nine from me :)
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06/23/2008 12:17:08 PM
Thanks for all the comments and of course the pretty blue ribbon. I thought I might pull ahead of DrAchoo on the ribbon count with this but he went and just had to get another ribbon too :) And to you who gave me the not meeting the challenge stuff, let your minds spill out over their borders now and then, you'll learn to see a lot more in the photos you are viewing :)

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I'm back.

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06/23/2008 12:16:46 PM
amazing image...i love it.very creative,the orange beads look fabulas on the models face,congratulations
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06/23/2008 12:00:08 PM
Oh, pretty orange maggots. The dark makeup and position does indicate a crime scene, or death. Probably overdosed on caviar. :-) Wow, another ribbon.
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06/23/2008 11:57:30 AM
Congratulations, Gary, on a well-earned blue ribbon. I ran out of time to come back and bump up my favorites after my initial sort, but I see it didn't hurt your score!
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06/23/2008 10:53:32 AM
subtle....

That's why it works.
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06/23/2008 09:08:15 AM
Congrats with an amazing image and a well deserved blue ribbon. You are on a quite a run, two blues in 3 weeks!
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06/23/2008 07:45:12 AM
<--- not suprised
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06/23/2008 07:30:42 AM
Congratulations, this was the best I thought and really deserved its ribbon.
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06/23/2008 06:49:15 AM
Amazing shot, congrats on the blue
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06/23/2008 05:39:38 AM
edible :) high five
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06/23/2008 03:43:58 AM
mmmm yeh... not bad at all.
You're back then. 5D is a sweet baby dude.
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06/23/2008 02:17:45 AM
Originally posted by noisemaker:

it's a very nice photo, but i personally don't think it met the challenge at all.

it almost looks like the woman is on her death bed and all the beads are some ritual that culture does to "release the soul" or something like that.


It's Russian gangstars. Hot women, lotsa money, lotsa problems, lotsa death people.
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06/23/2008 02:16:05 AM
Ochen horosho moj brat!
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06/23/2008 02:00:50 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Stellar image... love the DoF and colors. :O)
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06/23/2008 12:55:14 AM
Caviar? I thought it was a ton of Vitamin E capsules. LOL. Congrats on the blue ribbons. Nice to see you entering.
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06/23/2008 12:52:15 AM
Congratulations Gary for a well deserved ribbon!! Your processing work in this one is top notch as always. It is a great honor for me to be by your side (you and Jason's) on the front page for a week.
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06/23/2008 12:41:09 AM
Congrats on the blue, Gary. Thought this was yours, it's very good.
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06/23/2008 12:39:07 AM
Absolutely wonderful shot. Congratulations.

Also, congrats to your model. I don't know how one could maintain that composure with those sticky beads stuck all over her.

It is no wonder it got the blue.
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06/23/2008 12:21:57 AM
Love it! Congrats!
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06/23/2008 12:19:05 AM
Congrats!

Flipping through the images for this challenge, I singled out this one as one of the ones that was sure to place. Glad it won -- very well-deserved!
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06/23/2008 12:18:59 AM
Awesome congrats on the ribbon...and those one voters can take a flying leap....you showed them!
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06/23/2008 12:15:48 AM
it's a very nice photo, but i personally don't think it met the challenge at all.

it almost looks like the woman is on her death bed and all the beads are some ritual that culture does to "release the soul" or something like that.
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06/23/2008 12:14:12 AM
Yes, they look like the fish roe called ikura that they make with sushi sometimes. Not one of my favourite choices for sushi, though. Great set-up, congratulations on the Blue.
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06/23/2008 12:06:23 AM
Congrats....
Again!
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06/23/2008 12:01:47 AM
I believe the kids nowadays would compliment this by saying: "sick". Wow that's great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2008 11:00:26 PM
Cool shot and a cool idea.
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06/22/2008 07:30:37 PM
This photo is absolutely beautiful! THe composition, the colors just work so well together. THis photo really stood out on a page full of photos. Amazing job!
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06/22/2008 03:11:58 PM
Love the color scheme and lighting here. I am at a loss as to the relevance and even went out & googled with no real results. I'm curious to see after the rollover what this is about. Still rated high assuming the challenge was met.
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06/22/2008 02:17:06 PM
Amazing photo - she looks like a china doll. Love this, it's beautiful.
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06/22/2008 07:45:33 AM
this is very different...very interesting and arresting...I love the colour hues in this 8
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06/21/2008 01:59:32 PM
Great Picture
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06/20/2008 07:11:31 PM
this is interesting, but I don't get the title... what are those little beads supposed to represent? poison, boils? Sorry that I don't get it... good lighting though!
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06/20/2008 04:31:42 PM
Beautiful picture but not very relevant to the challenge
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06/20/2008 02:54:46 PM
Wow! You are talented! 7/10
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06/20/2008 08:09:23 AM
i like this photo the color of the little balls love it
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06/20/2008 07:29:31 AM
This one is my favorite in the challenge. I guess many have told you that this has not much to do with a crime scene, but it is so well executed and visually pleasing that I cannot but choose this as my top one.
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06/19/2008 08:28:10 PM
Great, looks like something out of the x-files. Love it.
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06/19/2008 12:20:43 PM
very striking image!
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06/19/2008 10:28:54 AM
Are those fish eggs or Airsoft pellets?
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06/19/2008 06:49:22 AM
this is a wild picture. the skin tone really feels the presence of death
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06/19/2008 12:37:11 AM
I don't get it but I like it.
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06/18/2008 11:29:25 AM
beautiful comp. with excellent detail, light and color... great impact.. 10
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06/17/2008 10:54:03 PM
I love it! Its my only 10. But im guessing the stuck inside the box people are killing it! I really hope not! this looks like a crime scene from a movie! Great lighting and idea!
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06/17/2008 01:45:45 PM
Very nice image, composition is really well done & she accually looks dead !. Very nice tonality thro-out.
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06/17/2008 11:49:21 AM
I like your choice of the shallow DOF and the high contrast
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06/17/2008 11:29:12 AM
wow i love the creativity and makeup
adding to fav's good luck
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06/17/2008 10:56:41 AM
My favorite picture of the challenge. Love the colors on this. The orange works really great! Still trying to figure out what they are... I eat a lot of sushi so I'm just picturing fish eggs.
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06/17/2008 08:21:32 AM
Very interesting image. Works well. Bumping up.
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06/17/2008 01:51:12 AM
well executed colorful composition...I do not know what the title refers to though...i un derstand this is meant to be an artistic approach but IMHO it does not convey crime.
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06/16/2008 09:48:52 PM
Beautiful, in a very disturbing way...
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06/16/2008 09:44:03 PM
This is my favorite after voting on all the entries—good luck! 10
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06/16/2008 06:31:10 PM
Wow - super job! I love the colors in this. It seems just a tad OOF. I would have liked a more slanted angle with the face going corner to corner. Also, perhaps just a bit too many "eggs". However, I'm nit-picking a very strong picture - 8
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06/16/2008 06:14:05 PM
clear winner to me-10
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06/16/2008 05:20:48 PM
Love it - 10
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06/16/2008 01:02:18 PM
beautiful photograph. Just doesn't appear to be a crime scene.
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06/16/2008 09:24:36 AM
Awesomely done! 9
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06/16/2008 07:03:24 AM
Weird, but I like it. ;-)
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06/16/2008 02:24:31 AM
No idea what the concept is here. First impression is that these are balls of caviar or something. I enjoy the colour contrasts here but just does not give me crime let alone a scene of a crime.
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06/16/2008 01:26:46 AM
I wonder how many people are wondering what those little orange balls are, and second, what do they (caviar) have to do with the Soviets? ;-)
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06/16/2008 12:21:48 AM
My top pick, a 10 from me. Love the pose colours everything. A good looking corpse.
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06/16/2008 12:13:56 AM
Caviar? One of the better pictures I've seen in this challenge so far!
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06/16/2008 12:09:27 AM
I don't understand the crime....murder I guess but its a AMAZING SHOT
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