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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 23, 2010
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 0.5s
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2010

Enjoyed making this image and enjoyed the reaction during the challenge. Thanks a lot everyone for the time and the great comments. Cheers.

De Sousa: Really happy that you started the thread a while ago and made it happen. Thanks a lot for that.

Paul: I do have a little collection of my own :)

Cheers Don!

Statistics
Place: 62 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.5273
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.0395
Avg (non-participants): 5.0899
Views since voting: 690
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 165
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/05/2010 02:02:07 PM
Originally posted by pointandshoot:

congratulations Az, this is a remarkable work of art.

You have inspired me a lot with many of your images. If there aren't people like you around I don't think I would have even wanted to make an attempt.

Thank you.
12/05/2010 12:43:11 PM
Originally posted by ShutterTouch:

This was the fist one I looked for after the voting. It makes me ask how, what and where? As I do not know those answers; I see a space alien ship caught on an old Brownie with bad film. Such a great surge of creativity and a fine piece of art.


Will try to post a proper reply with some shots soon.
Thanks.

OK, I managed to upload it much sooner than I thought ...

I shot it from my balcony during a downpour. My wife was away and I was home alone sick and bored.

It's been raining here almost every day now and there's been floods everywhere. I have not been running the fans on full for a while. Doesn't even feel like I am in Colombo. It's a nice feeling if you don't have to travel much since you can't even access some of the roads when it starts. People have been carried out of their homes in boats.

I focussed on the water dripping from a small canopy roof over the balcony (it was put up to fix a flooding problem during the monsoons) and shot the lamp post acrross the street. I had the camera on live view so I could see what I was doing and manually focus on the water drops. They look like lines because it's a long exposure. What I really saw was falling drops.

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But I wanted to make them draw in the frame.

The alien ship is ghosting from the lens because it's pointing at the light on the post (bottom right). After I setup the camera on tripod and saw the ghost (which I am familiar with and have used in previous shots), I decided that it had to play an important part.

It became my subject.

All the other elements, well if I can call that ghost an element, became support.

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Message edited by author 2011-01-23 00:45:02.
12/04/2010 11:47:04 AM
This was the fist one I looked for after the voting. It makes me ask how, what and where? As I do not know those answers; I see a space alien ship caught on an old Brownie with bad film. Such a great surge of creativity and a fine piece of art.
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12/03/2010 08:33:59 PM
congratulations Az, this is a remarkable work of art.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2010 12:25:17 AM
Originally posted by whiteroom:

you're shit hawt man
Thank you lady.
12/03/2010 12:07:27 AM
you're shit hawt man
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 11:23:34 PM
I've never really been inspired to guess at who the photographer was before now, but this whispers to me. Will have to see if I'm right after voting is complete. I like the simplicity of this, along with the textures. 7
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12/02/2010 10:35:04 PM
Awesome. Any further attempt at words will ruin it for me. This goes high on my list.

A ten for you (one of two I've handed out).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2010 07:56:04 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2010 07:00:48 PM
staggering. only mechagodzilla could defeat this.
I'm giving 5 ribbons total. This is my Posthumous Red.

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12/01/2010 11:03:44 AM
Another one that keeps getting better with each look but I don't know why. I love haw this challenge has made me look at shots like this over and over and I am so looking forward to seeing the comments on this. Up to 8 but still a day to go.
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12/01/2010 10:44:06 AM
I'm going with this as my top pick of the challenge, and I think it just may be by someone who has never won a posthumous ribbon. Which would make it all the more pleasing for me. I will be disappointed with Don if he does not reward you for this.

Second visit. Well I lie; it's probably my fifth or so. Nothing's changed; it's a spectacular and very instructive use of almost nothing to create an arresting photograph, and it's still my top pick. 10. Thank you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2010 03:33:37 AM
Intriguing. The lens is pointed inward and outward. No wonder there's lens flare.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2010 11:32:45 AM
had-to-come-back-for-this-one----9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2010 09:05:58 PM
oh the mysteries of life - this does evoke a stirring feeling of uncertainity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2010 03:08:57 PM
a pretty good take on the challenge... I guess :). Love the Cristo Redemptor-like pole.
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11/26/2010 01:59:40 PM
my pic for a p.r.
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11/26/2010 01:27:29 PM
Great image and creativity. These are the kinds of images I can't for the life of me see when taking pictures. 9
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11/26/2010 12:30:57 PM
Definitely looks like some alien spacecraft in the upper left. Neat shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2010 10:41:55 AM
nothing quite like a poll coming in the middle of the night to fry you while you sleep, strikes me as a demented hallucination. I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2010 03:21:43 AM
I'm afraid your camera is broken
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11/26/2010 01:57:50 AM
Enigmatic, delicate, lovely.
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