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"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"
3rd Place"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"
Timosaby


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Mythical Creatures (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Date: Jul 16, 2010
Aperture: F8
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Studio, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2010

I'm very happy to have pulled this image together especially the horns simply because I've learned so much from just trying to reach this result. I have a feeling this might bomb because I guess some will regard the devil as a non-mythical creature. But I guess that's just what I'm trying to invoke here. Is he mythical? Is he real? Have we ever seen him? Do you believe he's real?

I expect 5.5-6.0 but i'm really happy with this image regardless of what score it'll get.

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Thank you so much everyone for the great comments I'm very happy to get my first ribbon, a new PB and a 7+ score. This was a long week!

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 83
Avg (all users): 7.1603
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.0870
Avg (non-participants): 7.1759
Views since voting: 8554
Views during voting: 742
Votes: 262
Comments: 61
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/01/2010 01:31:32 PM
Originally posted by JustCaree:

This was my top pick!
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Thanks!
07/31/2010 04:15:04 PM
This was my top pick!
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07/30/2010 11:29:35 PM
Wow - those eyes! Very captivating!
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07/30/2010 03:28:22 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

Wow!
Thanks so much! I actually believed you were wearing the horns!
Very Nice JOB!!!

Debbi


Thanks so much!

Also, that's not me, its a friend of mine :P
07/30/2010 03:26:20 PM
Wow!
Thanks so much! I actually believed you were wearing the horns!
Very Nice JOB!!!

Debbi
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07/30/2010 01:51:12 PM
Man, how I would love to see this image with out the PS work
Debbi
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07/29/2010 11:34:38 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. I love this image, you did a great job.
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07/29/2010 05:14:09 PM
If the devil does exist, then the greatest trick he ever played was convincing humanity that GOD exists.

ETA: ooops, forgot my smilie ;)

Message edited by author 2010-07-29 17:14:49.
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07/29/2010 08:46:26 AM
fantastic congrats on the ribbon
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07/28/2010 06:29:08 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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07/28/2010 06:14:40 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! A deserving shot, very well lit and processed. The horns are amazing!
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07/28/2010 04:01:19 PM
It wasn't a trick, it was fact.

Nice image.
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07/28/2010 01:59:23 PM
Brilliant effect! Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/28/2010 12:40:15 PM
Wow your first ribbon ,big congrats from me.Superb work.
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07/28/2010 11:39:43 AM
Congrats!!!!
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07/28/2010 11:38:51 AM
I love challenges where I learn a ton of stuff. Congrats on your ribbon and pb.
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07/28/2010 11:37:39 AM
fantastic work! Congrats on the yellow one!
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07/28/2010 07:09:46 AM
Timo - Huge congrtats on the PB and ribbon! Well deserved!!
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07/28/2010 05:32:40 AM
Great work, huge congrats on a very chilling image.
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07/28/2010 04:30:13 AM
Congratulations! One of my favs.
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07/28/2010 04:25:48 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved ribbon! Stunning photo :) The light is perfect, and the expression is very convincing!
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07/28/2010 04:11:20 AM
Still not looking into your eyes...;-) Many, many congrats on your ribbon and your new PB. Excellent work.
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07/28/2010 03:34:16 AM
Congratulations! A personal best even! Now this evilness will haunt your profile page forevvvverrrr. ;-)
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07/28/2010 01:07:51 AM
Originally posted by klkitchens:

Hope it doesn't make the front page so I'm not haunted for a week :)


oops! :)
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07/28/2010 01:06:26 AM
Your prediction was correct. Great showing, man :)
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07/28/2010 12:43:31 AM
Way to go Timo!!! Congrats on third. (thought you had the blue... but it's still front page)
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07/28/2010 12:30:01 AM
Yea!!!! I thought you would get the blue but I can live with you getting the yellow! Doing my happy dance for timo :)
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07/28/2010 12:29:59 AM
Glad to see this one on the top three
One of my favorites from the challenge
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07/28/2010 12:09:29 AM
Congrats! Well Done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2010 09:44:07 PM
Nice job. Bumped this one up.
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07/27/2010 07:12:43 PM
Yep, this is definitely in my top three... great lighting, expression, editing. Are those actually horns? They look like snake's tails to me. Not that it makes any difference to the score I'm giving you, but I am curious.
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07/27/2010 03:20:43 PM
wow. just WOW!!
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07/27/2010 02:33:43 PM
This is front page material. Well done!
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07/27/2010 09:54:06 AM
Brilliant title. Stunning image (hope this shot doesn't keep me awake all night, I'm actually nervous of looking into your eyes ;-)). Hopefully top 3.
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07/26/2010 11:40:24 PM
the title makes the photo really provocative and the shadows add a really cool evil feeling to the whole thing
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07/26/2010 11:30:48 PM
Intense. One of my 10s
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07/26/2010 04:48:25 PM
Great composition, great shadows. The shoulders need a bit of feathering. The edges are very sharp which makes him look a bit like a cardboard cut-out. But overall, a really good image. 8
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07/26/2010 01:26:59 AM
This is a brilliant image! 10
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07/25/2010 09:36:25 AM
Wow! That is FABULOUS!
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07/25/2010 02:47:56 AM
So well done. An expert edit indeed. Although it's not my favourite of the challenge, it got one of the three 10s I gave out.
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07/24/2010 10:28:37 PM
Back to comment.... Fabulous editing! Very scary!
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07/24/2010 04:51:00 PM
Very dark and powerful image....as it should be.
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07/23/2010 07:08:00 PM
Indeed, it is the greatest trick.
*heavy sigh*
And THIS is very well done.

And creepy. I hope it score well for you. (not voting)
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07/23/2010 07:04:10 PM
One of the best, Great mood and symmetry. I predict top 10 if not 5.
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07/22/2010 10:58:24 PM
Fantastic!! Ribbon for sure! Such evil!!
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07/22/2010 04:44:23 PM
Very convincing, you have to keep staring at his eyes for some reason
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07/22/2010 02:17:55 PM
Amen
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07/22/2010 02:00:18 PM
Brilliantly done! Prefect colors, mood, balanced composition, and lighting.
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07/22/2010 01:21:12 PM
Very good.
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07/22/2010 12:54:14 PM
Freaking AWESOME
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07/22/2010 07:21:36 AM
Very nice job. Everything is so perfectly shaped.
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07/21/2010 10:09:53 PM
Very good work! Love the hot tone you applied to the dude, devil.
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07/21/2010 06:37:25 PM
It looks excellent and I love the title - good luck! Should do really well!!
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07/21/2010 02:45:52 PM
ok so thats freaky scary! great job!
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07/21/2010 01:35:49 PM
This is soooo realistic looking, excellent image.
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07/21/2010 01:25:15 PM
NOT VOTING - Wow, just wow -- the intense eyes, the foreboding feeling I get when I look at this shot makes me think it will be on the front page for sure - an excellent job - good luck!
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07/21/2010 08:59:12 AM
Wow, excellent image...
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07/21/2010 08:10:34 AM
Not voting for obvious reasons, but for the record I feel this is a well edited shot and will get the blue if Medusa doesn't steal it.

That said:

1. It clearly DNMC because Satan is real and not mythological.
2. If this were a religion theme, it would not be an accurate representation because Satan is the most beautiful angel created. He's not the horns and hideousness so many have come to think.

However, given #2, perhaps this DOES meet the challenge because it is a fictional or mythological characterization of Satan -- one that has no bearing on the real creature.

Great editing though. Hope it doesn't make the front page so I'm not haunted for a week :)
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07/21/2010 07:48:42 AM
I love the horns. This is a perfect example of what this challenge is all about. Nicely done.
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07/21/2010 03:50:45 AM
i do not like evil, i'm Catholic Christian, but i like your work... awesome bad face, great appeal... 8
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07/21/2010 12:18:42 AM
awesome compilation! 9
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