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The bad color
The bad color
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Challenge: In The Style Of: bspurgeon (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: Lensbaby 2.0
Date: Jul 13, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2011

This might be a *tad* more creepier than a Ben style. As for the title, some folks might not get it. If you've seen The Village, you'll get it right away.

I actually love doing shots like this, but I never submit anything like it to DPC. So when the Be Like Ben challenge popped up, I figured what the heck. I'll probably get tagged for the selective red usage and the creepiness aspect though. And yes, the centering of the berries was intentional! It flowed well with the directionality of the Lensbaby.

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07/21/2011 10:49:45 PM
The red caught my eye at first and then I saw the shadowy figure. Love the mystery!
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07/21/2011 06:07:14 PM
Love the shadowy figure in the background. Looks as if it's a widow leaving a funeral which is somehow connected to your subject, the berries.
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07/21/2011 05:43:46 PM
It's great. I like the touch of red, the bright center, the softness in the background and the dark apparition/grim reaper. Magical and beautiful.
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07/21/2011 07:51:14 AM
cool
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07/20/2011 12:27:18 PM
This has a story behind it and I like that we get to figure it out on our own... for me it's kind of scary but has a happy ending.
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07/20/2011 11:37:59 AM
The topic and lb choice are Ben, but the selective desat are not. Wonderful image, regardless.
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07/20/2011 04:06:02 AM
The dark figure in the background waiting for us to try the colourful fruit, gives this an ominous feeling. Don't eat the berries!
Nice work! : )
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07/20/2011 04:02:24 AM
A cloaked figure gathering ingredients for an evil potion. 8
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07/20/2011 01:12:43 AM
Are those wild huckleberries? Cool shot.
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07/17/2011 06:23:40 PM
I usually dislike selective desat, but something attracts me to this alot. The tones, and lensbaby is very fitting. Lovely work.
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07/17/2011 12:37:14 PM
I've not see Ben much use selective desat, but I can hardly claim to have studied his entire oeuvre. As these things go, this is a thoughtful and tasteful application of it.
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07/17/2011 01:16:58 AM
I am taking this very personally. The dark shape on the left is either a monk or a nun, skirting the clearing, having long forsworn that berry bad colour which you so brazenly brandish. I'm sorry - "I'm sorry" is my fabourite comment - but I am offended that you insist on bringing this up.
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07/16/2011 05:12:19 PM
Oh, that's a beautiful mystery! My first thought was that the figure on the left is a monk hiding the recipe of the ambrosian liquor that he makes from the fruit of an unknown weed (a true story of the chartreuse liqueur).
Must say that I have a fondness for a picture that makes me think immediately of a story, or make one, or reminds me of a smell or a painting or an unknown longing. This is one of them, and there were a few in this challenge, as befitting its "theme".
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07/16/2011 01:14:31 PM
I like the fairy tale feeling
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