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'Possibly a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain' - Life of Pi

Playing with sheers and new techniques. Model draped in a sheer curtain panel. Nikon D80 + Tokina 11-16mm. 2 second exposure on manual mode. Triggered the shutter then manually flashed using the SB-600 from behind the model, bouncing the flash against the wall behind the model. Then allowed the flash to dissipate for the remaining exposure creating the silhouette.

I normally hate explaining concepts but I think this one's a bit too abstruse (or poorly conceptualized) to understand easily. And it's a good concept/topic worthy of discussion or at least a passing thought.

This image is about death and the leap of faith that we face upon our deathbeds either to accept some form of a God (or Gods) or deny it/him/her (or them). It takes faith to absolutely accept the existence of a God (or Gods). But it also takes faith to absolutely deny said God (or Gods). So as we lie dying, as we travel like jets breaking the sound barrier towards our inevitable deaths, we must choose. Else, our lack of faith may cause us to miss out on 'the better story.'

PS: happy 12/12/12 :lol:
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Wow.
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Rnomad Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing, i was trying to work out how you shot this image, as i liked the concept, then i read your comments. Cheers.
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anacsnogueira Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Interface Designer
Absolutely stunning!
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creativsis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wickedly marvellous! Wonderful concept and shot!
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MightoverMagic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was caught off-guard when I stumbled upon this picture. Just stunning. I'd like to go blind while looking at this kind of beauty.
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chiiyo-rin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
beautiful!
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faeriestorm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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your lovely work has been featured here ^^
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christophf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
shot!
body as bullet
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 39.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

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raebearlawl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
this is remarkable.
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MatthewPalfenier Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning concept and execution. Very thought provoking subject matter as well. Congratulations on such a lovely shot (even if your just messing around with new techniques).
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BakuSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful♥
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great concept
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pinkpotatochips Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Stunning. Wonderful concept and fantastic execution.
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99thbone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the way the light plays -- later days
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wilmarin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
great ;)
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HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Stunning!

Love,
Harumi <3
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Narcaholic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student
Beautiful :D
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edgarlee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
i like :D
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ShaySamia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Perfect!
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madshutterbug Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Intriguing concept & technique...
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Ranger-Kel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Wow, what an eerie concept, I love it. Some Evenesence music would go great with this. Kudos.
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HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I find the image all the more beautiful for the explanation of the concept that goes with it. It explains the rotation perfectly (a person in repose, near death) and lends it more than simply an aesthetic value.
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Supernovastudios Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Fantastic
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whilst we lay dying I'm absolutely sure we think (if we think altogether:)) neither if god/s exist or not - but how we could be freed from the pain of dying (although some of near-death reports suggest heavely peace etc. - but those people neither were dead nor dying (but very close to that state).
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mel-mel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning. wonderful silhouette. the soft lightning, the sheer fabric, all of it gives such a ghostly feel. sincerely beautiful
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ideoteqa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would be even better without the watermark
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful.
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Thrasirshall Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My first thought oddly before reading your description box was that it was the beginning of life - like breaking through the sac before being born (even though the model is an adult, rather then an infant). Funny how it's an appropriate image for death too, because you're shaking off the veil of mortality?

Either way - when you mention the person as a rocket, wouldn't the image be upright? Though, the more I thought about it, I think the flipped version is much better.

Really nice concept imo - I haven't seen something like this before.
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JeanFan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great interpretation :highfive:

Hum, for some reason when I think about anything traveling across the sky, I think horizontally haha. But you're right; perhaps jets would be a better analogy :XD:
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Thrasirshall Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, you're welcome :heart:
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zoeylavender Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
wow! sort of sad and happy.
what kind of fabric did you use?
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
a most unique and intriguing silhouette image.

nicely done, Jean.
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bwtractors Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat shot. Always like your experiments.
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, incredibly beautiful work!
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ShizukaCho Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This is amazing! @.@
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PixelPandaa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol she's standing and this is rotated 90 degrees

AWESOME!
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topenico Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
intense
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
love it!
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hi youve been featured! [link] please fav to help promote this journal!
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elementalectrofunk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Awesome!
Looks like she's breaking the sound barrier!
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JeanFan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! Thanks so much :D
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sandranataly Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect :)
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ZedzedE Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Nice!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how you play around so beautifully with light :3
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VisualPoems Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning! :love: I love the composition!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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2/1 second
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F/2.8
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11 mm
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100
Date Taken
Dec 11, 2012, 11:07:03 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

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