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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Kitchen
Date: Jul 4, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2004

Thanks to my Smurfy model. That is my arm in the photo, so getting just the right shot was that much more difficult. This idea came from an idea I had a few years ago concerning paint and bodies, each color representing a person and the colors combined, their contact. I used Elmer's Sesame Street finger paint.

Slight Levels
Cloned out a bit of skin

Place: 71 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.2526
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 5.2637
Avg (non-participants): 5.2424
Views since voting: 1046
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 190
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2004 11:53:29 PM
Novel. Too bad the mix wasn't more purple.
07/11/2004 08:45:58 PM
I don't think I could have thought of a better way to make purple myself. Great take on the challenge.
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07/10/2004 09:43:41 PM
No purple in the picture, Sorry, had to say that. Suggests purple! It fits! One of the better shots I've seen that suggests purple. Amazing topic, kinda spooky to me. It looks like the hand is on a women (body curve) but how would the texture be ripping off? Well done. I like that there are red scars on the blue thing, and blue marks on the red hand. The reflections of the flash are a bit annoying. Is the texture paint? Well thought out, good execution, should place highly.
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07/10/2004 02:00:54 PM
very strange and kinda gross looking. haha. If the mix of blue and red creating purple was a little more prominent, i think this woudl be better.
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07/09/2004 03:53:21 PM
this image could have worked well if there was more of a mixing of the colors to create purple, thus the mixing of bodies, sex, love, etc...
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07/09/2004 11:04:44 AM
tough to vote on this one ... the shot is awesome ... but there's not even the essence of purple or implied purple or anything purple ... very cool though
07/09/2004 10:58:28 AM
This is the one of two red and blue picture in the bunch that actually SUGGESTS purple to me. Great job. 10.
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07/08/2004 02:41:23 AM
To me, this is an extremely powerful photograph. I love how you thought outside of the box & chose to truly demonstrate the color purple. simply amazing.
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07/07/2004 06:07:55 PM
Top 10. I love it - wouldn't change a thing except take a little of the black off.
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07/06/2004 07:52:06 PM
OMG... this is a fantastic photo. I love the colors. The thickness of the paint is just right. Absolutely love it. A 10 in my eyes.
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07/06/2004 06:26:50 PM
hmm, red and blue do make purple, so the suggestion is there. I like the "wet" feel of it all. My personal taste is entering in here, I find the crop not as dynamic as it could be, (and this is just my opinion). I moved the window over to do an alternate "crop" and find that if more of the arm was not there the had would really stand out and the cuve of the body would become more of an element in the image. I have a feeling you may not be doing well in this challenge. Since you have really captured the literal sense of "suggestion".. 8
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07/06/2004 02:09:08 PM
Is it purple? Well... not yet. But it will be when he is finished rubbing her back. I can accept this and give it the 9 it deserves as a creative idea well executed.
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07/05/2004 08:33:56 PM
I absolutely love this photo. Not a flower, not something colored purple in Ps. Finally something with artistic merit!!!! Thank you Thank You. My only critisim is that even though I know the blue is a body I would have liked a view that made it more obvious Perhaps just showing the belly button would have made it more sensual. dc
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07/05/2004 03:27:37 PM
ha, it took a second before i figured this oone out. Mixing colours...purple. This was creative thinking. I like it. As a composition i think i woudl have liked to see even more of teh body. To have here waste more defined and her hips.
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07/05/2004 01:37:42 PM
This looks like turquoise and vermillion to me. I'm not seeing much purple. It's kind of unpleasant to look at.
07/05/2004 11:06:12 AM
Nice crop, background helps to make image stand out.
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07/05/2004 05:23:49 AM
Whoever helped you with this shot, I hope you at least bought them a nice dinner - after you cleaned up! Very cute idea for this challenge and a very fun shot - nice job!
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07/05/2004 02:46:48 AM
Lol... just goes to show how different our sensibilities can be - that title is the last thing on earth I'd have said in relation to this picture. :) - 6
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07/05/2004 12:46:37 AM
well...that looks like fun! :)

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