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Mocksi Brown
Mocksi Brown

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Denver
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Portraiture, Music
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009


Place: 142 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.0359
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0595
Avg (non-participants): 5.9636
Views since voting: 925
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 223
Comments: 20
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02/27/2009 06:46:18 PM
this is a style like very much..capture a band and create something more than just the sum of the people, create4 a sense of the music..
great success, you nailed it!
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01/25/2009 04:13:24 PM
well done and different
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01/23/2009 03:21:55 AM
great shot, DPC isn't able to absorb such depth. Keep up with the good work
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 11:45:59 PM
Wonderful - so interesting. Light, color & effects are great.
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01/21/2009 04:44:24 PM
He stood for the photograph, but wasn't happy about it. In fact, deep down, he was terrified. They'd never tried anything before, but this evening he was getting a very malevolent feel from them. Those three. A sort of icy chill that froze his bones and threatened to stop his heart.

They'd been his best of friends. From early teenage jams in the garage, to the formation of the band that would rocket them to stardom, they'd been as tight as a group could be. They believed they would live forever. They believed that they were untouchable.

So when he had fallen asleep at the wheel of their tour van, in an attempt to get back to their roots and see the country from a more personal point of view, and had been the only survivor of that horrible crash, he thought it was his own guilt that would be his undoing. He couldn't have been more wrong.

Now, everywhere he went, trying desperately to save a solo career and get his life back on track, they followed him. The friends that weren't his friends any more. The ghostly apparitions that haunted his every move. That followed his every step. That kept him awake at night, or caused him to wake from the little sleep he did finally fall exhaustingly into screaming from the nightmares that consumed him.

For all of that, however, they had so far just been ghosts. Ghosts of his past, of his failure. Harmless memories of that fateful accident.

He stood for the photograph, but knew something had now changed, and their presence grew stronger and that chill and hatred began to penetrate him, and suddenly he knew that they would be harmless no more.

He stood for the photograph, and the next day, when he was found in bed, passed on, his face frozen in a rictus of pain, they blamed it on the inability to forget his past and the addictions he had gained because of it.

But for the three fading beings standing around his bed, unnoticed by the ones still living, they knew better...

... and they finally claimed the last of their own.
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01/21/2009 12:11:41 PM
Is the album cover better than the music?
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01/21/2009 11:22:58 AM
Interesting shot and very nice editing and processing. Well done. I like it.
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01/21/2009 05:12:41 AM
I suppose this is a band? Band pics are usually as lacking in originality as the bands themselves, but if these guys sound as good as your photograph of them looks, they must sound unusually good indeed, because it's an unusually good band photograph. The idea of (presumably) whipping three of them out of the part-exposed frame is not new, but it's rarely done this well. And the facial expressions are so much more real and interesting than the usual 'rock star stare/sneer' in most band shots. Very fine work, and a real standout in this genre. I'd go to hear these guys on the strength of your photograph. Of course, I'm an old fart so they probably throw me out.
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01/20/2009 03:54:32 PM
Just the right amount of ghostliness - could be an album cover?
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01/18/2009 04:22:42 PM
an excellent shot - i like how the four look more and more complete as we go from left to right
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01/18/2009 04:48:01 AM
Great group shot, which I'm guessing is a band. Hope they liked it. It's cool!
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01/18/2009 01:09:00 AM
I like this. It would have been really cool if all of them were like the guy on the left. Nice shot none the less.
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01/17/2009 08:34:15 PM
I love it! Edgy. Rich. This photo is awesome!
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01/17/2009 12:17:45 PM
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01/17/2009 10:51:33 AM
very interesting shot, love the drama of it all
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01/17/2009 12:56:07 AM
nice work for an album/band image, but I can see a disqualification coming for the textured layer...I will mark it without that in mind
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01/16/2009 08:45:19 PM
Quirky and album cover looking. The only thing that is a bit funky for me is the "dirty face" feel of the guy on the right. I understand it on the other guys because of movement, but maybe a little tweaking would have made it better (for me at least). I still like it. 7
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01/16/2009 11:05:39 AM
Very cleverly done and effective :)
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01/16/2009 10:55:00 AM
Love it! Great atmosphere. POV is excellent, too. It looks like you used an overlay, which I can't imagine you actually did - but the effect is fantastic.
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01/16/2009 07:20:11 AM
A band? Looks almost like an album cover. Nicely done.
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