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Daphne and Apollo
Daphne and Apollo

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Never Seen on DPC II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: Andover, NJ
Date: May 29, 2011
Aperture: multiple
ISO: 400
Shutter: multiple
Galleries: Nature, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2011

Daphne turns into a tree to escape Apollo's lust.

I superimposed 14 images of leaves on overlay. Then I searched for shapes to bring out. I cut and paste shapes together. I dodged and burned. I found a man and a woman, Apollo and Daphne, whom I further emphasized by making them more saturated.

Place: 58 out of 80
Avg (all users): 5.1206
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2857
Avg (non-participants): 5.0505
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 141
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/10/2011 02:15:48 AM
I liked this one. Specially the idea that the figures have substance only because of other real objects, and not by themselves.
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06/10/2011 02:09:31 AM
Wow, this is creepy...you did the line justice.
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06/10/2011 12:28:44 AM
Very cool process, Don!
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06/10/2011 12:07:57 AM
A cacophony of nature.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2011 07:47:53 PM
I know I can see them, beautiful.
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06/08/2011 02:59:26 PM
Kinda like a freaky fumage. Very nice.
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06/04/2011 12:58:24 PM
A lovely image.
But as the story goes, I am not surprised that Apollo fell in love with irresistible Daphne, but he is supposed to be a real kuros, as beautiful and bright as sunlight and here he is a sort of unskillful, stocky and graceless man. Independently of the myth, I still mind the left figure (especially his left leg and hand). Should have melted in the foliage more.
Nevertheless, it is a first page picture.
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