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Effigy Humanus
Effigy Humanus
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica M9
Lens: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical MF - Black
Location: Denver Art District
Date: Nov 28, 2010
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2010

This piece of art, is located in the Denver Art District. This sculpture is in fact lying face down in what appeared to be a casket without a lid, the sculpture was embracing the earth as if it hadn't seen the earth in a very long time. I sat and observed this for quite a few minutes before deciding on how best to photograph it. This is a single image with some editing with the hope of enhancing the feeling I was receiving when viewing it.

I added a few photo filters in CS4, the background needed a little light color but decided the sculpture was suited to being black and white. I used an f stop of 1.4 which softened the background exactly the way I wanted. Probably could have gone to f2 though.

Cropped and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.7417
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.5263
Avg (non-participants): 7.1136
Views since voting: 2101
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 120
Comments: 11
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/10/2010 11:49:05 AM
Originally posted by Aleema:

I thought it was illegal to take a picture of someone else's art work and call it your own, but maybe im wrong does anyone know? Any way i thought for sure this was going to get a ribbon, gave it a 9.


If the artwork is not private owned nor copyrighted, you are Ok. I guess there are some related laws about the requirement of getting "artist release". National Geographic asked me to get an "artist release" from the windmill owner but later changed to "location release" from the (private owned) tulip farm's owner when I was willing to compete for the first place in this contest. If I was unable to get the release, I would be DQed from that contest before the voting phase started.
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12/08/2010 10:50:49 AM
I thought it was illegal to take a picture of someone else's art work and call it your own, but maybe im wrong does anyone know? Any way i thought for sure this was going to get a ribbon, gave it a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 10:36:11 PM
I've been through a lot of tests in my day ... I hope I don't have to do this one.

Message edited by author 2010-12-08 23:04:59.
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12/06/2010 04:31:07 AM
He seems very alive, human... 8
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12/04/2010 11:58:44 PM
Wow. Looking forward to finding out whose this is and how you did this look. I sure hope this ribbons instead of the usual landscape.
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12/04/2010 07:28:25 PM
Great capture Compliments!!
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12/02/2010 01:46:50 PM
A very intense pic with the exposure setting the right mood. A ribbon winner in my book.
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12/01/2010 09:45:22 PM
Oh my goodness. This hurts it's so good. How unique and unusual and wonderful. Very interesting technique and pov, and the glorious lavender and white and black tones. My pick for the blue.
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12/01/2010 07:05:29 PM
im amazed and confused by this.
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12/01/2010 05:42:30 AM
This is not a shot or nice image Its pure art and should be shown in a gallery. Added to my favourites.
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12/01/2010 12:35:14 AM
great creepy factor
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