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The voyager's servant
The voyager's servant
nixter


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Samsung Galaxy S
Location: Bali
Date: Dec 31, 2011
Aperture: f2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2012

Taken on the last day of the last month of 2011 on my phone.

"The best camera is the one you have with you!" : )

Statistics
Place: 99 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.2780
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 6.3737
Avg (non-participants): 5.8372
Views since voting: 969
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 241
Comments: 61
Favorites: 28 (view)


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03/16/2013 08:50:24 PM
Looking at this for the thousandth time.. I think this is my favorite image in the collective dpc portfolio. Just brilliant
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03/01/2012 09:51:50 PM
wow!
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02/29/2012 02:51:45 PM
Amazing indeed :)
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02/25/2012 06:25:24 AM
Oh, this is simply stunning on so many levels. Myriad worlds collide. Beautiful.
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02/24/2012 12:15:05 PM
Just came back to fawn all over this some more. I'm torn between wanting to know more about how this was done, and letting the magic be, well, magical. So happy this has such a fervent following.
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02/24/2012 09:12:46 AM
Originally posted by herfotoman:

Originally posted by Chinarosepetal:

So unbelievably good, I wish I'd taken this :)


+1


+ another 1
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02/24/2012 05:16:11 AM
Originally posted by Chinarosepetal:

So unbelievably good, I wish I'd taken this :)


+1
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02/24/2012 04:04:32 AM
So unbelievably good, I wish I'd taken this :)
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02/24/2012 01:41:10 AM
Missed this one during. No idea how. Stunning stuff.
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02/24/2012 12:43:51 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

I know it's you Nx, so it's hard to be objective. If I didn't know, I'd shower you with praise and many 10s. As it is, thank you. Thou rock.


No worries, I'll shamelessly praise him anyway. Amazing piece of work, yeah? Not surprised the winner didn't like it.
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02/24/2012 12:28:01 AM
Your images never cease to amaze me Nick, how you scored less than me I have no idea, I guess it shows how little the score means - 16 favourites is pretty telling though :). Now I just need to sell my dslr and buy a galaxy s! I refuse to believe equipment means nothing =).
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02/24/2012 12:20:10 AM
Oh man 22 10's more than me, but you finished 99th, should of placed much higher, still love it !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 11:59:05 PM
No time to write a longer comment before challenge end, but great capture! 9 and favourite.

Message edited by author 2012-02-24 07:11:19.
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02/23/2012 11:58:56 PM
Breathtaking .........truly. You know I love this Nick, all the best.
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02/23/2012 10:43:30 PM
A very summery winter. The best of both worlds 8
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02/23/2012 09:52:59 PM
...I keep wanting to fav it over and over again...it's so full of all that is good and right in photography.
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02/23/2012 07:27:42 PM
Still amazing. Still unique. An image I would be proud to have made.

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02/23/2012 04:24:04 PM
Disorienting yet captivating. And most of all, magical.
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02/23/2012 02:15:24 PM
So surreal! I have returned to this photo time and time again, and every time I remain as intrigued as I was the first time I viewed it.
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02/23/2012 09:50:19 AM
love this one. makes me feel like i'm under water.

(voted earlier)
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02/23/2012 08:24:46 AM
You really have to take the time to engage in this image, as there is a lot to see. Great eye. (voted earlier)
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02/23/2012 06:50:37 AM
One of my absolute favorites for the challenge. So much going on here and it works so well. Best of luck.
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02/23/2012 06:36:54 AM
I love how I remember all these images but forget who did them, but this is a dear memory, even if they are headless.
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02/22/2012 10:11:06 PM
bizarro 10
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02/22/2012 06:35:52 AM
This is cool - Love the kicking feet / double image. So much to look at and admire
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02/21/2012 12:35:52 PM
what a capture! I particularly like the effect the movement of the heads has on the top of the water, but wow. this is good.
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02/20/2012 06:59:30 PM
Terrific mood, I keep coming back for another look!
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02/20/2012 03:52:57 PM
Splendid. I love the umbrellas.
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02/20/2012 09:42:15 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmm I look forward to the details......very compelling!
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02/19/2012 10:26:13 PM
Great point of view. Love the umbrellas and the blurriness of the out-of-water portion. Don't like the black bar at the top (but I won't let that stop me from giving it a high vote).
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02/17/2012 03:01:35 AM
10! Absolutely breathtaking.
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02/16/2012 07:10:13 PM
Listen, I've had a bottle of wine to drink so far, so my opinion might not weigh in for much, but this is incredible. Easiest 10 and fav I've given for a while.
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02/16/2012 09:37:12 AM
What a fun, bizarre capture! Your first instinct is umbrellas in the rain. But who has a glassed in pool? Anyway, love it.
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02/15/2012 10:36:08 PM
Very intriguing image. The juxtaposition of the water tank and the umbrellas is interesting.
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02/15/2012 03:39:11 PM
border just adds to the confusion here. super concept. this would be a 10 in my voting but border combined with other right side blacks doesnt work for me. gl.
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02/14/2012 11:52:57 PM
That's cool! Nice capture!
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02/14/2012 05:27:23 PM
I admit of picking this up by the thumbnail, so maybe I did lose some of the surprise effect, but then it was a great surprise nevertheless. I like the many layers of it, at the story and the visual levels. The layering is vertical, horizontal and especially applicable to the depth dimension. The umbrellas, the wet glass and the lighting suggest a rainy day, although we know better. Decapitating the floating people confuses me every time I look, allowing me to regain breathing only after relocating the heads making sure they match the bodies.
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02/14/2012 04:36:43 PM
Perhaps the most brilliant image ever taken. I'm so glad to see it here on DPC.
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02/14/2012 03:54:15 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Well, I know this is you - but even if I didn't, who else could it be? Truly one of those pictures that make the rest of us look a bit silly - masterful in every sense. I have to say before you put this image up my favourite image on DPC was one of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RKT's:

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It's 3 year reign is now ended. Sorry Rachel (though I have a feeling she won't mind one bit).

So, why do I like it so much? I wish I knew, but I suspect it's about the juxtapositions - visible water where it's dry, none where we know it is wet, low contrast below, high above, sharpness without clarity above, softness with clarity below; then of course there are the absent heads and the great puzzles of 'where are they?' and 'where are you?' when you are taking the shot. But most of all the parasols looking like umbrellas against the rain you have created for us - a storm perhaps; one that the voyager and his servant are blissfully unaware as they cruise serenely and without a care (for they have not the apparatus to support such thought) as they make their way through the protective realm of the sea.

Critical stuff: I wouldn't dare.

Overall: Spectacular - 10 of course.
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02/14/2012 01:34:01 PM
This image is so wonderfully weird. I like it!! A 10 for you!!
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02/14/2012 12:33:14 PM
lots of interesting things to look at, cant quite identify the swimmers, the mystery onlookers holding umbrellas, it it raining? if its it raining why are they swimming...

very intriguing image.
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02/14/2012 11:35:35 AM
Captivating.
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02/14/2012 09:35:06 AM
Ah Nixter you miscreant.
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02/14/2012 09:18:04 AM
I know it's a trick of perspective involving water, but I'm not fond of the headless bodies.
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02/14/2012 09:05:25 AM
capture a dream
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02/14/2012 04:39:17 AM
magnifiique!
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02/13/2012 08:16:33 PM
i love this! everything about it, the layers, whats in focus, whats not, i cant think of a way id change it :)
10
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02/13/2012 06:40:21 PM
I love this story of two worlds.
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02/13/2012 12:16:33 PM
This has to be one of the top two for me, the fish tank of life, in headless circles we turn. Wonderful photo, truly.
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02/12/2012 11:49:47 AM
Extremely intriguing!
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02/12/2012 09:43:40 AM
Well, I'm coming back again and again to this strange and fascinating image, clearly in my top 3 for the challenge. Congrats !
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02/12/2012 05:59:48 AM
Interesting shot
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02/12/2012 05:26:10 AM
Amazing shot that I can't fully understand. Nothing better than that! I'll be curious to see your score distribution. A 10 from me.
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02/12/2012 02:54:21 AM
I know it's you Nx, so it's hard to be objective. If I didn't know, I'd shower you with praise and many 10s. As it is, thank you. Thou rock.
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02/11/2012 10:12:15 PM
Best photo of the year.
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02/10/2012 03:29:31 PM
So this is the first image that pops up in my queue for voting. This is of course one I recognise, but loved it the first time I saw it and still love it now
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02/10/2012 02:39:52 PM
Very interesting image. Makes the user wonder many things. Most pointant is... why are those two swimming down the center of the road... and why is the photographer in a partially submerged car? Would love to know the story here.
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02/10/2012 01:35:00 PM
I know who that is.. shots like this are not easy to forget :). Terrific, Nick!
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02/10/2012 08:12:21 AM
Not really understanding this shot, and in this case I don´t find it a benefit, I just look at it and feel the bottom part is taken at another place than the top part.
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02/10/2012 01:57:27 AM
Fascinating! I really like this.
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02/10/2012 12:59:26 AM
Title to die for, wonderful image as well.
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