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2nd Placenon allegorical image #7
BrennanOB


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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Living room , WC,CA
Date: Apr 6, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2011

[Apr. 8th, 2011 05:04:44 PM]

I wanted to make a Andrzej Dragan style high operatic image with over the top drama.

set up my lights and camera, and then hit the timer, walked around the table, sat down, strike pose. Rinse and repeat.
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The set with the apple forward was suppose to have the apple forward of the focal plane to imply the uncertainty of the offer, it works well big but small it looks like a mistake. I tried adding more blur, but it was no better. Finally I decided to go with another pose (with the help of some good advice) but was adding some final touches at the last moment, submitted too large a file at the last moment, and missed rollover. Oh well.

[Apr. 14th, 2011 01:39:39 PM]

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.8613
Avg (commenters): 8.3500
Avg (participants): 6.5595
Avg (non-participants): 7.1461
Views since voting: 4953
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 173
Comments: 41
Favorites: 12 (view)


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04/20/2011 10:04:57 PM
How could Eve hook up with this guy?! Heh...great image and setup.
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04/19/2011 09:46:36 PM
Amazing! A-MAZING! Congratulations on a fine win for this fine art masterpiece!
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04/16/2011 12:02:05 PM
Oh goodness, you're such a FABULOUS model, too!!!! Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon.

BTW, although I didn't notice it in voting, I too would suggest at least cloning out the wedding ring. Seems odd in the context. Although the more I think of it, perhaps it's a clever, subliminal idea!
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04/15/2011 10:22:03 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!
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04/15/2011 03:39:19 PM
Killer. Great expression, pose, lighting, model(s) even. I guess neither can say no :)
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04/15/2011 12:16:28 PM
Congrats on the ribbon,roll on !
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04/15/2011 11:03:56 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Brennan. I agree, lovely light and processing!
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04/15/2011 10:58:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! great lighting and processing!
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04/15/2011 05:13:51 AM
This is so perfectly done, I didn't even notice the apple being out of focus until now. I absolutely love this. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/15/2011 03:50:36 AM
Congratulations ! Lovely work.

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04/15/2011 02:28:17 AM
Duuuude! Congratulations. You sir, are on a roll.
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04/15/2011 01:20:29 AM
Congratulations. Nice work.
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04/15/2011 12:48:47 AM
Congrats on a great image and the red!
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04/15/2011 12:26:54 AM
Congratulations! I particularly like that blue eye shining through.
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04/15/2011 12:17:21 AM
Damn, someone is on a hot streak...congrats!
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04/15/2011 12:11:53 AM
Scary. but very impressive :)
10 from me :)
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04/15/2011 12:05:10 AM
You're on a roll, Brennan.
Oh yes, I see you found the snake.
:)
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04/15/2011 12:04:38 AM
great photo!..congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2011 05:28:34 PM
I try not to pay much attention to titles, but this one rocks the photo. Nice colors and treatment. Strong image, I love the backdrop in relation to the rest. I'm reminded of a Tarot card.
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04/14/2011 05:21:28 PM
I really love this one - although i wish the apple were in focus. The apple and snake make me think of the Adam and Eve story. Like the man is behind the offering of temptation. Love the colortone. And the eyes are wicked cool too.
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04/14/2011 04:06:11 PM
Good composition and the sepia like toning really suits the subject
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04/14/2011 12:32:56 PM
The lighting and the snake are stellar - and this guy is fantastical the OOF apple is killing me though - I want it to be in focus soooo bad. In fact if the apple was just sitting there on the table, I think it would be just fine but for the purpose of this great image the apple needs to be a bit more crisp since it is being presented to the viewer in such a way =)
Really well done though - would love to see more stuff like this. 7
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04/13/2011 10:24:32 PM
One of the most interesting images in the challenge.
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04/12/2011 01:12:12 PM
bizarre but wonderful
(as a nit pic I might ask if the image would be stronger if the table cover and hand with the wedding ring were cropped? This would give a strong triangular composition with no distracting elements.) 9 from me
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04/12/2011 12:36:04 PM
Wow. The work on the model's eys is phenomenal, and the selection of said model is also phenomenal. The snake crawling over his head is also amazing. One of the first WOW images I've hit in this challenge.
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04/11/2011 04:00:29 PM
Looks more like the truth.... and a 10.
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04/11/2011 01:50:51 AM
LOVE this! Your toneing is Wonderful! and his blue eyes are just Stunning!
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04/10/2011 10:48:15 PM
My winner. Just Fantastic!
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04/10/2011 01:10:41 PM
Very nice. Plus, I don't understand it (which makes it art)!
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04/10/2011 01:03:56 PM
AWESOME portrait!!!!! Gosh, I'd like to think this could have been one of MY efforts. Even the set looks like my studio :-)

My only tiny gripe is that the apple is not in focus. This would ordinarily not be such a bad thing, but because the detail is so magnificent and profound EVERYWHERE else, I find it detracts from this fine image.

Still, beautiful lighting. Love how the snake seems to be saying "NOW can I eat???"
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04/10/2011 10:05:16 AM
What amazing tonality to this photo.
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04/09/2011 05:11:58 PM
Brilliant - I love it.
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04/09/2011 12:29:10 PM
Creepy (to me), but nicely done. Awesome toning.
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04/09/2011 08:31:51 AM
Is that a real snake? This has [user]JoeyLawrence[/user] written all over it. I appreciate the sarcastic Biblical reference. If I could change a thing, I might have a catch light in his right eye as well as his left. Terrific play of light and shadow. Technically, spot on!
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04/09/2011 05:21:29 AM
A striking image, no doubt. I honestly can't decide about the apple and depth of field...good arguments for both approaches. The lighting is very nice, interesting. This photo excels at texture, daring the viewer's eyes to creep up and through the crenelations and depth of the photo. At it's heart though, this photo is the gaze, and the rest is simply artifice.
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04/09/2011 01:38:06 AM
Wow, what do I need to say about this, it doesn't get better, the lighting, the creativity, I've only given a few 10's and this is one ,Congrats on your ribbon to come
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04/08/2011 08:26:50 PM
Back to comment... Loving it! So snake charmer creepy it's awesome!
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04/08/2011 07:23:41 PM
Interesting image!! Since the corn snake is an integral component of the image, wish the snake's head was in focus. Wonderful creativity, though!
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04/08/2011 11:15:33 AM
the snake should have been on the apple..anyway uts great.
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04/08/2011 10:43:39 AM
awesome title..hehe
great shot too of course. 8
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04/08/2011 01:43:47 AM
Interesting! God, Eve, and the Tree all in one :) I wish you used a greater DOF to get apple in focus
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