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DPC - Demerging Personality Conflict
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Challenge: DPC Album Cover (Advanced Editing II*)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Studio
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2004

Thanks to Irina for letting me smear her face full of grease and oil :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.5507
Avg (commenters): 9.1463
Avg (participants): 7.5385
Avg (non-participants): 7.5588
Views since voting: 13967
Views during voting: 553
Votes: 227
Comments: 96
Favorites: 53 (view)


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11/02/2008 01:00:38 PM
Very impressive picture! Like it very much!
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08/31/2006 12:40:28 PM
Very edgy and cool.
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04/30/2005 05:38:59 PM
I agree with you... Sometimes it happens that way with art, ya know? You come back later and realize the mistakes; even if the finished product looks incredible, it can still be better.

That's the nature of photography and art in general, don't you think?

I guess that's why no picture will ever satisfy me as being the best; satisfaction is never within reach for the whole of photography, because that will mean the death of future creativity.
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03/25/2005 03:45:51 PM
Coming back to look at this photo, I think I went a little bit too overboard on dodging the eyes, I dodged all the detail out of them! Especially the left eye!
01/26/2005 09:50:59 PM
This picture is truly awsome. I looked at that picture from 15 feet away and still, the first thing that commes at you is the whitheness of the eyes and theeth and screams madness! Then you have all the amazing gray details of the gauze and balenced by the more crude motifs on the dirty face, Nice... The result is truly remarkable!
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01/14/2005 05:35:02 PM
good work
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08/05/2004 02:22:29 AM
I love to be right! Well deserved blue ribbon. Congrats.
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08/04/2004 10:47:12 PM
Congratulations! I am a new member and this sets the standard very high indeed!!
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08/04/2004 11:11:31 AM
WoW Kiwi!
This is fucking awesome picture!
Congratulations man!
And congrats in a hatrick youself :D
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08/03/2004 10:23:51 PM
You da man! Awesome shot, again. Didn't have time to vote in this one but I browsed and noticed a lot of good, creative shots, so congrats on the win!
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08/03/2004 04:24:55 AM
he he, this is just great. Irina really must be a nice girl he hebut the outcome was worth it for sure. Waht a great photo for an album covre.
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08/03/2004 12:38:02 AM
as usual ....

.... WONDERFUL!
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08/03/2004 12:33:05 AM
This image rocks :) Congrats on another crackin' win!

Message edited by author 2004-08-03 00:33:18.
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08/02/2004 10:20:55 PM
Congrats Kiwi - this is an awesome photo and a well deserved ribbon. What a great idea, I always admire your work... :-)
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08/02/2004 08:32:01 PM
*shakes head* You have to be getting sick of all of the ribbons by now lol Your walls must be covered in them lol

Congrats though.

How long did it take the model to get cleaned up after that? It looks very messy lol
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08/02/2004 03:49:47 PM
Dude! This album rocks!
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08/02/2004 03:45:58 PM
Wow, another excellent shot!! Congrats!
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08/02/2004 12:42:48 PM
Excellent, Gary! Really impressive, shocking shot. :-) Congrats on another well deserved blue! :-))
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08/02/2004 09:00:21 AM
Well not surprise that you've got another blue, I can see from the first look at it. Congratulations again :-)
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08/02/2004 08:59:48 AM
Superb work as usual, Gary! This one is technically and emotionally impactful!
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08/02/2004 07:43:38 AM
Well wellwell... what a surprise...NOT! :-) Once again... U de MAN! Keep on inspiring!
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08/02/2004 06:25:51 AM
Pure professionalism. Congrats, I love this shot :)
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08/02/2004 06:12:27 AM
Hi Gary! Congratulations on 'Another' Blue Ribbon

Nice to see you back and I see you haven't lost your touch.

I cant say if I saw this image on a C D that it would invite me to buy it but as usual a brilliant shot and I can only stand in awe.
I just seem to be getting worse and I really am trying.

Nice detail and great image
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08/02/2004 05:21:28 AM
I had no difficulty picking this as my top shot from the challenge and now I understand why :)

Great work Gary...Congratulations
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08/02/2004 05:15:13 AM
Congratulations Gary! A true hat-trick! :-)

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08/02/2004 04:43:46 AM
Congratulations with this stunning photo Gary!!! This is brilliant
Nice to see your work again:)
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08/02/2004 04:36:55 AM
Awsome! I'm happy when my favorite in challenge wins. I had no ideea it can be yours and as I said in my comment during challenge couldn't wait to see who made this. Turns out not only that you do awsome stuff but you also try new ideeas every time, and you are not one of those who stick on a winner "recipee". This makes you my #1 favorite on this site. Congrats for the ribbon!
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08/02/2004 02:40:37 AM
Heesh....I gotta look at this for a week? It's down right spooky! :-0

TC

Edited to add: You made my wall paper of the day which will probably freak out the ol' lady when she turns on the 'puter in the morning!............. :-O

Message edited by author 2004-08-02 02:51:42.
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08/02/2004 02:37:14 AM
Thank you all for your comments and nice words. I forgot how much fun this can be :) In photoshop I used calculations on this. I multiplied one blue channel into another blue channel and fine tuned the settings to bring out a deep contrast and full tonal range.
08/02/2004 01:41:27 AM
I knew this was yours Gary. Great shot. Well-deserved. I am looking and learning.:)
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08/02/2004 01:30:54 AM
as always, awesome work, Gary! you ROCK!
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08/02/2004 01:28:35 AM
how are you so good its scary
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08/02/2004 01:14:07 AM
Grattis från Sverige.
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08/02/2004 01:13:58 AM
And he's back, again with another win.
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08/02/2004 12:55:25 AM
not a surprise at all to see your name under this photo ... awesome!
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08/02/2004 12:51:03 AM
dang kiwi, you never cease to amaze me. this was my very favorite during voting--so very, very cool.
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08/02/2004 12:48:14 AM
Congrats Gary! Yet another ribbon to "virtually" pin up. Way to go!!
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08/02/2004 12:45:19 AM
Awesome, awesome shot! Way to go, kiwi!
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08/02/2004 12:41:34 AM
fantastic image! :)
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08/02/2004 12:33:04 AM
now I am frightened :P

hey, congrats Gary! =]
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08/02/2004 12:29:46 AM
Congratulations Gary ... great photo
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08/02/2004 12:20:27 AM
Congratulations Gary!!!!! You better do something nice for your model...bet she had a heckuva time removing all the grease and oil! ;o)
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08/02/2004 12:13:42 AM
Although I had a great score, I just KNEW this entry was going to be trouble. No question who deserved the blue. Congratulations, Gary!
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08/02/2004 12:04:28 AM
Warm Congratulations. A very unique entry. Well deserved.
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08/02/2004 12:03:49 AM
Congrats AGAIN Gary!

Quite the composition!
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08/02/2004 12:02:37 AM
Excellent work as always, congrats on the ribbon!
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08/02/2004 12:02:27 AM
Excellent album cover. Congrats!
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08/02/2004 12:01:39 AM
Congratulations!! Awesome expression and idea!! Well-deserved blue ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2004 11:43:57 PM
Very striking, I see a well deserved ribbon here!
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08/01/2004 03:20:58 PM
awesome job
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08/01/2004 01:44:53 PM
Your model got the expression just right - I can see it being used to advertise the band. I like the font and placement. One of the best this challenge
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08/01/2004 10:10:18 AM
Wonderful tone of B&W here, nice lighting, great expression, i really like it. Good luck.
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08/01/2004 01:28:00 AM
Certainly a winner graphics. I voted earlier and bumping you higher.
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08/01/2004 12:07:30 AM
Compelling indeed!!
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07/31/2004 04:11:15 PM
Should be a winner. 10
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07/31/2004 12:14:14 PM
If this isn't in the top three I will be shocked and disappointed. 10
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07/30/2004 11:50:46 PM
10 for the photo from me. I love the expression and the grime and the fabric and everything. I think the "Demerging Personality Conflict" is a weak take on the DPC acronym, but I like the text treatment and, as mentioned, the photo stands on its own. my favorite in the challenge!
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07/30/2004 11:49:53 PM
One of the best for sure. Has lots of visual and emotional impact!
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07/30/2004 06:58:19 PM
very nice - and the whole layout feels right
good luck
the lack of texture to the eyes seems odd though
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07/30/2004 06:24:34 PM
Gotta upgrade this one to a 10. Gave it an 8 my first time around, but I really like this a lot! The toning is excellent.
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07/30/2004 03:15:17 PM
This is another favorite of mine. Love the photo in b/w. It has very nice tonal range and contrast. The eyes Are a very strong focal point and they show lots of emotion. 10
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07/30/2004 02:03:28 PM
Outstanding. Joint favourite. The white stands out brilliantly from the grey tones. The subject really grabs you. Great cropping and composition. Minor criticism...not sure title text style quite right
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07/30/2004 01:38:31 PM
I love it!
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07/30/2004 08:48:00 AM
Brillaint shot. Lovely tones finely balanced. Great detail and good contrast. Excellent B&W. Very well done.
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07/30/2004 08:42:13 AM
I like the opposing "woman in veil" theme of this photo. The dirt lends an especially striking contrast even though it is something I personally dislike. But because it is so bold and so "not pretty", I will give you a 10.
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07/30/2004 05:53:05 AM
Excellent shot! Looked at this one a few times, thinking before I commented.
I really like this, the lighting here is brilliant, really shows of the dirty looks, while showing the perfect whites. Her eyes and teeth really stand out, would look good from a distance to grab your attention if it was actually sitting in a record store.
The font you've used is great, the bandage's texture is really brought out. Definately full marks from me!
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07/29/2004 06:56:19 PM
Love this photo, Grrrrrrreat!!!
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07/29/2004 02:35:30 PM
I really like this photo a lot. The tones are strong, the expression/emotion comes through well. It's interesting and would both attract attention and be memorable. Unfortunately I think your band name is rather unrealistic. It's not really catchy, cool, or easy to remember, so I can't imagine an actual band using it. Of course, I'm more interested in the photo than the name. Great work on the whole. 9
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07/29/2004 08:54:30 AM
great lighting, focus, dof. A creative idea, b/w really works and enhances this image
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07/29/2004 05:08:16 AM
Too good for words. Sensational photo, and then it makes an album cover that I can l really see as being real. Great use of light, contrasts and even the text. The model is excellent, as is the pose, use of props etc etc etc. Just sensational, has to be a ribbon and in a very strong field of competition in this challenge. 10++
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07/28/2004 06:39:07 PM
hahaha, Great image! 8! but his teeth are so... white.
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07/28/2004 03:40:27 AM
My favorite...excellent color tones, great composition, nice title...I can't ask for more. I want this win a ribbon. More than a 10 if I could.
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07/28/2004 12:50:47 AM
My top choice for the challenge. Excellent work. 10
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07/27/2004 11:40:07 PM
Fabulous! a 10 from me
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07/27/2004 04:55:23 PM
This is a top shot for me...I can see this being amongst the ribbons.
Great clarity and vibrancy to the image.. totally fitting with the album title.
Great work....10
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07/27/2004 12:32:30 PM
This is great, it really does look like a real CD cover. Great job on the black and white treatment.
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07/27/2004 07:29:47 AM
The best yet.... (10)
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07/27/2004 05:48:31 AM
This looks like an album cover to me.
Good luck
9
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07/26/2004 11:25:34 PM
I don't know what a demerging personality conflict is, but this picture is awesome.
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07/26/2004 10:54:22 PM
After I seen and voted all entries I know now for sure that this is my favorite. Excellent job you did here 10+fav, can't wait to see who made this.
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07/26/2004 09:49:36 PM
Well done. I can really see this as an album cover.
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07/26/2004 07:12:01 PM
I have always preferred black and white photos. This definitely meets the challenge and is a great photo. Just my opinion.
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07/26/2004 05:23:07 PM
This is just wonderful. 10! It's so incredibly striking - there is such a strong connection - the eyes and expression are superb. So too is the mud and cloth. Black and white, high contrast and composition all spot on. Oh and the font and placement of text also works very well. Superb!
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07/26/2004 05:23:04 PM
A very aggressive photo, the white of the eyes and the teeth adds to the already well done contrasts in the shot. I like the font as well. I think it would be even better with the logo "EX" for explicit lyrics at the lower right = ) I think it would fit based on the cover shot.
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07/26/2004 05:22:28 PM
Great idea, especially the dirty face and expression. I could see a ribbon under it (hopefully) 10

Good luck...
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07/26/2004 02:10:42 PM
Oh my! SOmeone had some fun! I love this, wouldn't change a thing! A 10
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07/26/2004 01:00:53 PM
I picked three images to ribbon and this is one of them.
Excellent exposure. Creative as well. - 9
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07/26/2004 12:39:45 PM
it's a 12, but i can only give a 10
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07/26/2004 12:37:19 PM
Awesome 10
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07/26/2004 12:25:50 PM
10, and easily at that.
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07/26/2004 09:41:45 AM
A ribbon! Sure this one will get one. Super shot, good expression, super post-production, tasteful graphics. This one looks like a highly pro cd-cover. My favorite yet! 10
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07/26/2004 09:21:19 AM
nice!
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07/26/2004 06:35:29 AM
This shot is great,. 10
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07/26/2004 02:31:35 AM
DAMN THIS SHOT ROCKS! 10
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07/26/2004 12:39:00 AM
Inspiring work!
This is one of the best photographs I’ve seen on DPChallenge.
This is a dramatic composition. The type is simply perfect and it allows the photograph to do the talking. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. If I could give this an eleven, I would. 11
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07/26/2004 12:14:59 AM
WOW! One of the best! Great job! 10
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