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Dead before dessert
Dead before dessert

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Challenge: Symbolic Still Life (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Sigma 18-250 f/3.5 - 6.3 DC OS HSM
Location: Home
Date: Jun 13, 2011
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 100
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2011

Had my mother in law for lunch over today, she brought me some sweets and straight away I thought about the shot...was a very hard shot, as we both were laughing at the idea of "killing ur mother in law at dinner"....and the double sense of the sentence made it more funnier for us to shoot it....

The challenge is a Symbolic still life....well a person is a piece of nature, that when dead is still...for me this was the symbolic life that became still before dessert :)

Place: 47 out of 88
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Views since voting: 692
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 171
Comments: 19
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08/29/2011 02:34:45 PM
I like the black humour involved in this image. It would be great to see a whole series of photos based on the idea of poisoning. One image is not enough, I want to see a full scale project. Excellent work.
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06/23/2011 06:35:56 PM
Thank you all for the comments!
I did not watch the movie yet (seraphine) only saw the trailer.....
by viewing it...well....I have to say it is a huge compliment you gave.Thank you.
Very very much appreciated.
06/22/2011 12:55:11 PM
a blue ribbon of its own.

"nature morte"

and Everybody, do see the movie "Seraphine," starring and directed by a marvelous Belgian.
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06/22/2011 12:26:44 PM
I saw it as a play on the french term "nature mort" (sp?)
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06/22/2011 06:06:53 AM
Quality shot and you got the big red posthumous badge too, congrats Lavi
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06/22/2011 03:40:53 AM
Wonderful take. Even looking at it the first time, I also had a big smile, thinking about the photoshoot, and how you must have enjoyed it. Definitely from a French/Italian movie. Thanks for doing it.

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06/22/2011 02:23:08 AM
very cool
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06/22/2011 01:02:17 AM
This is a wonderful image. At first I thought, "Wait, this is not a still life". Then I thought, "Oh yeah, they are dead".
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2011 11:49:47 PM
Posthumous Art Gallery

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06/21/2011 08:59:41 PM
memorable. I love the economy of this assault.
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06/21/2011 03:59:43 PM
Superb idea and brilliantly executed, a classic.
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06/20/2011 05:56:49 PM
This reminds me of the part in the movie "Remember Me" where the girl talks about always eating dessert before dinner in case she dies while eating- or something along those lines.
I like the contrast in this picture, and the textures on the hands.
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06/20/2011 07:57:09 AM
That's sad.
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06/19/2011 11:37:43 AM
love the ears 9
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06/17/2011 11:24:15 PM
This is a fabulous image! Great idea, wonderfully done. Reminds me of a lot of French movies that stay with you - "Seraphine" was the last one for instance. Congratulations. 10
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06/15/2011 12:42:46 PM
Which is why you should always eat dessert first!!! Very nicely done. Love the lines on the tablecloth and bg. Nicely posed too.
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06/15/2011 10:30:07 AM
Quite an interesting image. I don't think people are allowed in still lifes, but maybe if they are dead it's OK?
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06/15/2011 09:21:42 AM
THis is a great shot; I am trying to get my head around the crop; landscape orientaion would have been better- otherwise, perfect.
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06/15/2011 02:01:09 AM
I hate it when this happens.
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