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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:various
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:WHAT IS REALITY ?
Username:VICTORHABBICK VICTORHABBICK
Uploaded:4 Jul 2007 - 7:28 AM
Tags:Death, Digitally manipulated, Dreams, Life, Memory, Portraits / people, Reality, Surrealism
Votes:71

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VICTORHABBICK
4 Jul 2007 - 7:27 AM

Would recommend large view on this one.

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 - 7:28 AM

I knew this was yours mate, the very second I saw it...

Superb as ever. Victor.

click
shane

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StephenBrighton

Great image
Great title
Great work

Congratulations

Stephen

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JohnH37
JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 7:49 AM

What can I say?Fantastic!Amazing work,great imagination.
-John.

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ChristineL
4 Jul 2007 - 7:50 AM

so much to think about, great image,
Chris.

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DiegoDesigns
4 Jul 2007 - 7:54 AM

Expertly blended Victor, you are indeed the master of this process...

Dave

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 8:05 AM

picture of me isn't it Wink love the cloth textures

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cameracat
cameracat  108575 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 8:56 AM

Brilliant, No other words needed, Just Brilliant Smile

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 9:05 AM

wooow
I am blown away by this one Victor
it is so clever
and I think we have all been there,
(make of it what you will,)
is he fed up because he can't smoke indoors
ha ha )
mauren

Last Modified By Dave at 4 Jul 2007 - 9:08 AM

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 9:09 AM

The colours, the blending and the overall idea make for an intriguing image Victor. But this to me looks like it was not quite finished off, or you deliberately left it "unpolished". I can't decide which. But the white edging around the figure's arms and shoulders and the numerous white dust specks irritate me slightly. Still a fine piece of work though.

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jaspernina
4 Jul 2007 - 9:17 AM

Great work, well done.
Thanks
Stephen

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Wibbles
Wibbles  6 England
4 Jul 2007 - 9:19 AM

This should be in the next 'Saw' movie!
It's really morbid, but I reeeeally love what you've created.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 9:26 AM

Added at 07:28am and you commented on it 07:27am. That really makes me wonder what is reality lol..Anyway, knew you had to have a timemachine to get inspiration for all of this..Wink
cheers

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VICTORHABBICK
4 Jul 2007 - 10:06 AM

Cheers Pete and to all who have kindly commented thank you very much.
Dave as you said this is "unpolished" and deliberatly so. Really wanted a rough and gritty feel to the complete image as are dreams at times, would have added more degregation to the image but with file and size limitations it would have become way too dence.
Thanks

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kaybee
kaybee  93697 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 10:27 AM

I can see the fish but no bicycle.

It is normally the woman who has the bag is it not.....or was she too small?

I will get my coat




Roy

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 10:27 AM

That's scary...but good!
Well done Victor.
Janet

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
4 Jul 2007 - 10:37 AM

So much to see and find in this image.
Great work Victor!
Matt

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ktcam
ktcam  9457 forum posts Scotland
4 Jul 2007 - 10:41 AM

Well, in my opinion, life is better within the bag. But then we share a similar malaise. Fab image which speaks volumes.
kate

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the explanation Victor and congrats on the HC.

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DiegoDesigns
4 Jul 2007 - 10:57 AM

Well done indeed Victor, well deserved.

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
4 Jul 2007 - 10:58 AM

I do like the subtle imagery within, there's such a lot to see - and yet so much that's hidden. I like the gritty, grainy quality here.
Allie

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webjam
webjam  9292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 11:24 AM

Amazing, what a detailing in the large version - there are so many symbols to be found within the image.
And what is reality? I think reality unfolds little by little at the time when we are able to understand it - but there is always a part hiding, and sometimes hitting one's face when you don't expect it...
Great image Victor, very impressive work, but even more: something to think about!
Jacqueline

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 11:35 AM

As quite often - one to ponder over...


Smile

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User_Removed
4 Jul 2007 - 12:29 PM

So much to say and what a way to say it! I have spent ages looking at this and still see more... fish,butterflies,flying man etc. As one, creation of a masterpiece. You MUST go large to get the full imapact of what is being said. :O)

Di

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 12:31 PM

Gets your brain working overtime this one.I feel like that now in work lol.
Great.
Tom.

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lauraHB
lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
4 Jul 2007 - 1:43 PM

This is what I call being 'VICTORISED'!!
Being able to sit down and look at this truly remarkable bit of work for ages, then get back to doing some work, then go back and have another look and still see something new, it just goes on and on..............
Brilliant Victor and I still reckin you have lost some weight LOL
Laura

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 1:49 PM

Doors of perception? There is no reality, only dreams.

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 2:41 PM

Such a hell of a lot going on in there when you see the large one Victor, fabulous juggling! Smile

Leo

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VICTORHABBICK
4 Jul 2007 - 3:59 PM

Thanks again all.
Laura, me lost weight, you have to be joking, this is photoshop you know where anything is possible LOL couple of stone off click click done.

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
4 Jul 2007 - 5:06 PM

great work Victor....magic large version....and I often ask myself " what is reality" not a clue..
petra

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 5:24 PM

Magnificent visualisation and beautiful work.

Eric

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 7:20 PM

just excellent!

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2007 - 9:26 PM

Great surreal image Victor

Bernie

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pennyspike
pennyspike  102068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:31 PM

Scary stuff Victor but excellently done.
I like the subtle tones and the surreal effect.
Penny

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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 10260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 3:03 PM

The more you look the more you see, fish,butterflies,fairy. You are right about viewing large. well worth the effort. Top notch Victor.

Bill

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 101825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
5 Jul 2007 - 7:00 PM

Wish I knew Victor!!

Great image and imagination

Mari x

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panda  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2007 - 10:14 AM

Hi Victor, another abstract masterpiece.

Regards Phil

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VICTORHABBICK
6 Jul 2007 - 10:38 AM

Thanks all

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mandarinkay
8 Jul 2007 - 1:02 PM

what a piece of work this is ... have spent ages just trying to find things .... it is amazingly done, also ... the question is something I find myself asking myself - a lot of late .... with me tho it could be old age (?) lol .... exceptional artistry this! Click*
Karen

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wyatturp  8 England
9 Jul 2007 - 9:55 AM

Its Gordan Brown who thinks his prime minster, who we did not vote for----lol

Great work Victor

Doug

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Patricia Fenn
12 Jul 2007 - 3:15 PM

Good question, hope I never find the answer, LOL!
Superb, Victor. Most entertaining. Personally I think the fairy is the Nemesis, love the juxtaposition and the raw/roughness of the image.
P,X

PS, after thought; it has quite a strong Dali quality.

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ann_g  10 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 - 9:45 AM

Reminds of a poster of Brandon Lee from "The Crow" - one of my favourite films - excellent work and concept.

Ann Smile

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VICTORHABBICK
18 Jul 2007 - 9:48 AM

Thank You each and everyone

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2007 - 7:43 PM

Hi Victor,
Wow!love the graphics,typography,detail,imagery,old father time,and you dead centre like that.Only you would have thought of that one and i love the title,reality is different to each and every one of us.Perfect!!!
love,Annxxx
nearly forgot,congratulations on a cracking and well deserved HC award.

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Andree_Borrel
18 Jul 2007 - 10:58 PM

Most interesting, very effective

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71093 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2007 - 7:45 PM

inspiring victor , truly inspiring , you have the ability to touch souls.

Dave

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