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The Molester
The Molester
LalliSig


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Heiðmörk, Hafnarfjörður
Date: Aug 8, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Hehe, why not, this is one of my all time favorites that I have never entered in a DPC challenge, think it´s a bit too much for most of you guys but I know a few of you will appreciate it and I think it´s my best chance to stand out a little in a 1000+ entry challenge :)

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Yes it was really raining, it is not heavily post processed, except for the color toning and contrast toning I hardly touched it and I am glad a lot of you people seemed to have a strong reaction to the shot. Remember, there is no = between child and molester, I would much rather say that he was gunning for those who voted this a 1-3 and/or hated the title.

Statistics
Place: 199 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1262
Avg (commenters): 7.1354
Avg (participants): 6.1435
Avg (non-participants): 6.0260
Views since voting: 2768
Views during voting: 833
Votes: 523
Comments: 110
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/16/2009 01:51:44 PM
well this is terrifying, good job.
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03/20/2009 01:54:41 AM
Very scary man. This definitely caught my eye!
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03/19/2009 02:07:26 AM
Wow, that is ridiculous, gave this a 9
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03/18/2009 07:19:50 PM
gave this an 8 - thought it was awesome.
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03/18/2009 02:47:20 PM
are you kidding? the 1s give this some cred.
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03/18/2009 11:37:54 AM
Wow. I can't believe this got 9 ones. What a rip off.
This shot deserved much better.
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03/18/2009 07:02:24 AM
You got absolutely slammed! Im actually pissed this wasnt in the top 20. I was pleased however that my favorite shot youve ever taken just so happens to be this one. Just goes to show people vote down what they can not achieve themselves. f*cking haters
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:22:10 PM
Interesting ?makeup
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03/17/2009 10:48:13 PM
Oh wow, the latest superhero.
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03/17/2009 05:09:01 PM
Þessi var og er ennþá náttúrulega snilld!
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03/17/2009 03:50:20 PM
Good comic book character! Excellent portrayal! 8
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03/17/2009 03:25:17 PM
scary.. reminded me of a Korean movie called "Memories of Murder"
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03/17/2009 02:52:05 PM
Wow, this is so freaky, really cool shot, different than anything else I've seen so far this challenge.
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03/17/2009 12:01:32 PM
Disturbed looking character and disturbing title. Molester of what???? children????...women????? Maybe a different choice of title would have been more subtle.
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03/17/2009 09:37:20 AM
Something different!
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03/17/2009 01:33:14 AM
Hahaha! Oh man, that is pretty damn freaky! Excellent shot with some excellent processing that really makes this image pop. Wow... just wow, lol

Upgraded score on second pass, this photo still makes me laugh
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03/16/2009 09:58:50 PM
really good post processing
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03/16/2009 06:01:06 PM
Now that's a freaky capture. great light on the chain, looks like some fun as had getting the subject ready and getting them to do what you want! 8
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03/16/2009 03:11:53 PM
Reminds me more of the zombie and chainsaw films. The title is fierce as is the guy, but he looks just plain crazy LOL. Great job with the makeup and PP. That little mark of red on his face really makes this special as do those contacts. Big points to the model as well. A nice set of creative folks went into making this work. (no vote)
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03/16/2009 03:09:21 PM
AGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! or is it AGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH .. !!
brilliant shot ... love that insane look .. altho it has more of a comedy than a scarey feel .. :)
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03/16/2009 01:11:43 PM
Well damn, that's freaky shit. Would not want to run into that guy in an alley.
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03/16/2009 10:41:46 AM
Wow, this is some scary guy! Great pose, lighting and rain coming down to add to the drama.
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03/16/2009 07:58:04 AM
Lucky I had seen this in your portfolio before. If this was the first viewing, I think I might have wet my pants! :)
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03/16/2009 07:16:24 AM
Wow!
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03/16/2009 06:37:40 AM
Now thats just fricking disturbing.. Great work!
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03/16/2009 12:52:07 AM
Nice touch with the rain drops. Sinister looking fellow....actually, looks a bit like my neighbor! Well shot.
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03/16/2009 12:32:42 AM
You certainly achieved a certain look, I just don't find it too appealing.
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03/15/2009 09:57:10 PM
a technically well done image, but unpleasant and disturbing (which is what I assume you are going for :-) certainly not an image to linger over, but a horror movie poster or book cover might work 7
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03/15/2009 09:23:10 PM
Hide the women and children!!
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03/15/2009 08:49:13 PM
That's downright freaky looking, and scary.
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03/15/2009 08:24:53 PM
Pretty intense shot.
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03/15/2009 07:39:12 PM
If you stare at this long enough it starts to give you goose bumps. It is a great picture.
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03/15/2009 05:19:13 PM
I dig the photo! hate the title. probably because I have children.
thanks for the message! by the way I sill give it an 8!
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03/15/2009 04:59:51 PM
What a creep! Beautifully done! I like the rainy look.
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03/15/2009 03:19:33 PM
This is one creepy dude. I love the raindrops.
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03/15/2009 01:31:05 PM
I just saw this recently and LOVED it! Glad to see it here. The menacing tones, expression, & PP work perfectly together to create a masterpiece! Great work!
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03/15/2009 12:10:00 PM
is it actually raining? disturbing image, I'm trying to imagine it without the streaks....
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03/15/2009 10:30:53 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:48:06 AM
man , he would really make a nice villian, 7
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03/15/2009 07:12:32 AM
Scary lookin' dude. Great fantasy shot.
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03/15/2009 05:34:03 AM
WOW, the teeth are amazing, love the vivid chain, 10
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03/15/2009 05:32:58 AM
interesting dof, nice idea 6
brano
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03/15/2009 01:03:12 AM
Scary!!! But wow...should write a movie about this guy. Not my taste, but really good photo. (voted on the photo, not my likes) I do love the way you caught the rain though, so cool.
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03/15/2009 12:50:05 AM
yes indeed this is creepy. like, nightmare creepy. i like the rain, it adds a sinster element(as if it needs more sinster-ness:/)
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03/14/2009 11:35:46 PM
This is quite creepy and will probably give me nightmares!! Could be a movie poster.
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03/14/2009 10:33:03 PM
scary yet cool, nice job on the pp
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03/14/2009 09:40:53 PM
This is just bizarre. Odd. Strange. Scary. Freaks me out. Needless to say, I like it. Hope the creepy nature of this does not keep it from the high score it deserves.
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03/14/2009 09:22:18 PM
What a great shot. I will look forward to seeing how you made this shot happen. Fascinating!
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03/14/2009 09:07:25 PM
This is really well done.
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03/14/2009 06:58:46 PM
creepy!
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03/14/2009 05:56:08 PM
Creepy! Very cool!
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03/14/2009 05:19:24 PM
Coming back to comment...

I'd hate to run into him in a dark alley! Awesome processing!!
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03/14/2009 01:57:43 PM
Very "Sin City"! In this case, the pp is fantastic, obvious in its intent to create a bizarre and caricature-ish monster.
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03/14/2009 12:49:47 PM
This creeps me out!
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03/14/2009 11:21:35 AM
yuck...this is creepy... interesting....not sure what to say...don't dislike it but then don't like it either...you have succeeded in creating a "curiosity"
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03/14/2009 10:26:43 AM
Twited!
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03/14/2009 08:46:17 AM
This is frightening! It's amazing how something odd about the eyes automatically becomes scary, isn't it? (Not that the rest of the image doesn't contribute to the scariness!)
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03/14/2009 08:35:01 AM
You're giving me nightmares!! Striking photo- the contrast, the composition
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03/14/2009 03:04:23 AM
Crazy!
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03/14/2009 12:22:39 AM
wonderfully campy.
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03/14/2009 12:06:56 AM
Oh my. I'm not sure what to think of this, but it certainly is an eye-catcher of an image! Your over the top editing suits it perfectly.
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03/13/2009 09:53:06 PM
Freaky, creepy, and creative! I would not want to mess with this guy! Giving you a 10 for an effective shot!
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03/13/2009 05:56:01 PM
Is this one of JoeyL's crazy poses )))) LOL
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03/13/2009 04:17:23 PM
Not sure about this one. It certainly is different and interesting! A mini Hulk.
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03/13/2009 02:57:26 PM
Creepy.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 02:56:59 PM
I was very very curious what you were going to submit to this challenge. Now I know.
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03/13/2009 02:51:41 PM
Such a shock after so many birds, flowers, etc -- thanks for waking me up! Well done. The blood is perhaps a bit false but it gets the point across. I like the tension in the chain and in his muscles. Scary!
*Back to bump this up.
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03/13/2009 01:59:33 PM
this photo scares the crap out of me, and i like it.
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03/13/2009 01:04:11 PM
Nice one Larus. I remember this in your flickr portfolio i think.
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03/13/2009 01:01:56 PM
Jeez Louise! Please tell me this isn't DrAchoo covered in axle grease!!! This is quite unusual. Great Job!
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03/13/2009 11:20:46 AM
Who's a scary boy then! Great lighting and presentation has impact.
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03/13/2009 06:54:15 AM
Scary but good.
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03/13/2009 03:59:30 AM
a little disturbing!
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03/13/2009 03:44:40 AM
Freaky - and the choice of title is provocative!
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03/13/2009 02:56:12 AM
damn scary :)
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03/13/2009 02:44:34 AM
WILD! Been watching a bit too much SIN CITY lately? ;)
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03/13/2009 12:36:11 AM
Love it
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03/13/2009 12:31:26 AM
Disturbing ... but that's undoubtedly what you intended!
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03/12/2009 11:47:39 PM
this scares me but i like it
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03/12/2009 11:43:33 PM
very creative editing
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03/12/2009 11:01:13 PM
Err... yes... looks like a fun shoot, for sure!
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03/12/2009 09:22:52 PM
Now that's one freaky photo - well done!
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03/12/2009 07:48:11 PM
The rain really sets this off!
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03/12/2009 07:20:48 PM
Not my kind of subject, but really well done! The rain & soft focus behind really make him stand out. I'm going to have nightmares now! Good job. 9
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03/12/2009 06:07:41 PM
Oh, good grief! Someone's gone insane on us... Weird, weird image. Well done.
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03/12/2009 05:24:54 PM
hehe that was sure fun to shoot, great job
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03/12/2009 03:37:06 PM
I think I recall this Larus shot :) The long rain drops are the icing on the cake, really add an extra level of depth to an image that is already a stand out. GL
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03/12/2009 12:06:50 PM
Wow. The title might lower your vote scores.
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03/12/2009 09:07:59 AM
He looks more like a comic book character than a molester.
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03/11/2009 11:38:28 PM
well that scared the living daylights out of me.. 8
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03/11/2009 11:19:11 PM
That's just plain freaky! Very interesting!
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03/11/2009 09:39:53 PM
If you were going for creepy, you nailed it.
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03/11/2009 05:27:47 PM
don't like the title
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03/11/2009 05:23:43 PM
I am laughing just thinking about the day you had in the rain taking this shot.
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03/11/2009 05:00:33 PM
This is a different one... Has he registered? Think his meds need a bigger dose. Props for subject, don't think we'll see one like this in here. Colors work. Hope people don't ding it because it's "scary"
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03/11/2009 04:18:46 PM
Very intriguing. I like the aggression, and the over the top makeup job.
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03/11/2009 03:45:14 PM
Love the shot... killer processing... really grabs your attention... good work
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03/11/2009 03:00:25 PM
great shot
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03/11/2009 01:45:50 PM
Disturbing, but so well done!
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03/11/2009 10:57:28 AM
whoa! so intense!
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03/11/2009 10:43:59 AM
The photo is awesome...but after reading the title it almost turns me off. Maybe because I can picture him looking like that at a kid. I'm sure that is the emotion you are trying to invoke so I will vote 8. Love the water falling in the background.
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03/11/2009 10:10:12 AM
why not?
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03/11/2009 09:16:00 AM
FREAKY! hahah.
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03/11/2009 08:37:00 AM
Chester is that you?
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03/11/2009 06:23:50 AM
Wow! Amazingly creepy...
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03/11/2009 03:24:28 AM
wow! this is pretty cool... I appreciate the effort that must've gone into this shot.
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03/11/2009 03:19:55 AM
scary!!!
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03/11/2009 12:40:41 AM
This is intensely terrifying. I love the bright red, it stands out against all the deep blues. Very cool.
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03/11/2009 12:16:04 AM
Really scary! Great post processing.
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03/11/2009 12:05:32 AM
Freak!!! :~P

This is wild.
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