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Challenge: Effects of SOPA (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: A Digital Romance Studio
Date: Jan 25, 2012
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2012

[Jan. 27th, 2012 11:52:41 AM]

I wanted to have a person be helpless and bound by computer cables, illustrating the dependence we have on technology. The voice and eyes missing represents not being able to say or see certain things due to government restrictions.

This is three shots. Me in the chair, the sidewalk and my back desk. I used the perspective tool to create the walls and floor and blended them together with layer effects. The wire is a solid color layer with layer effects with the wires masked out.

I wanted to add a bit more blending where the wires meet the arms, but ran out of time. I have a copy with these additions I will upload at the challenge completion.

[Jan. 27th, 2012 10:04:09 PM]

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Here is a copy with the blending added to my arms.

[Jan. 29th, 2012 08:41:25 PM]

I am surprised this is holding up so well. At 90 votes it's a 6.95.

Now with everyone's comments I realize I may have gotten over a 7 if I had rushed and gotten those wire shadows and blending taken care of!

Place: 5 out of 38
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 7.1406
Views since voting: 2914
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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02/03/2012 01:15:46 AM
Congrats on the HM. Glad to see the "final" edit - which is perfect.
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02/03/2012 12:17:40 AM
Congrats on top 10, knew it would do well for you, Long time no see, must be busy with the bub.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2012 11:34:59 PM
Excellent. Should get a ribbon with this.
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01/31/2012 09:48:10 PM
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01/30/2012 07:36:41 AM
My biggest fear.. to be silenced more than already done. 9.
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01/29/2012 01:54:08 PM
Solid concept and pretty well executed. The cords need a bit more shadow and indentation where they poke into the skin, but still a very strong visual statement.
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01/27/2012 11:30:24 PM
This is almost so perfect. Clearly reminiscent of Neo in Matrix, great tones, colors, concept. The only place it falls short is where the wires insert into the skin. Just being super picky because this is otherwise excellent.
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01/27/2012 01:15:06 PM
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But I'd suspect front page none the less :-)
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01/27/2012 12:01:45 PM
Cracking image for the challenge,another for my top five.
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01/27/2012 08:23:34 AM
Lay-Z-boy meets Raging bull meets the Matrix. Great woven interplay!
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01/27/2012 12:41:30 AM
What can I say, 10
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