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Mystical Sunset

Mystical Sunset
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Copyright: Christan Vandette (c_rapp) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-28
Categories: Artwork, Friends/Family, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Olympus Stylus 710
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): aNyThInG eXtReMeLy fUnNy, Eye Of The Beholder, manipulation majeure, abstract as thoughts as feelings.. as life, Postcard Perfect [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-28 12:06
Viewed: 6198
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 162
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For all the women who go to Otto's pictures and give the pics of me smilies. Here I have worked to give you a picture of Otto' more skin as requested by Linda.
Cloned Otto's image into a piece of canvas he held back and forth several times.
For the view of the full frontal version go to the workshop I am posting.

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Well well Crissy!
What an artist you've become! First of all..Otto did not make my heart pump faster but Christan, your photo art does. This is VERY good performed! Excellent PP!
A masterpiece and your my (Lady) hero of the week!
I bow for uou myLady!

John is right, this is a master piece. This is very professional work. Pic is original and colors very rich too.



Haha wow! Otto is quite the model! Good work on this, Christan - your inclusion of Otto against a very spectacular sunset is seamless and fits well with the colours and overall tone.
My only advice would be that placing Otto more to the right of the frame would create a more dramatic composition, following the 'rule of thirds' again!
Great pose and expression from Otto, great POV and low angle - congratulations to you and compliments to your model.

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-02-28 13:34]

Hello Christan

This is really a nice artistic composition you did (worth many points). Your efforts were worthwhile.

Regards, Sylvain

This is very original! funny too. You're very creative chris. Well done!

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  • ma-at Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 3 N: 187] (1372)
  • [2007-02-28 14:30]

Chris what a wonderful photo - well thought out and obvioulsy a lot of planning and work which shows in the result. Great sky too :-) Lesley

Love it very, very clever.

Hi Christan:
You are funny but an exceptinally creative work!!!!

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-02-28 14:36]

Christan, he is cute! He is well build :-)
And reading your note, workshop and what others say, what can I add and say the same as our Johnny T,
A masterpiece in PP. Hug and smile
Dutch Fanclub :-)

Having contributed to the discussion Pierre referred to I consider this a real hoot Christan. Excellent PP work and good colour. Well done and TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Willows and Fog II’

Hi Christian,
Altough I'm not fond on naked man (partly or not) this is fabulous PP-work my dear Christian! Superb idea very well perfomed, great sharpness and the colours of the stunning sky, together with the model a...TOP SHOT!

artistic, colorfull, original...as always..graet

Hi Christan.
Very nice picture,good idea,colours and well composed,good job
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hi Christian :o)
What a funny and excellent composition :o) LOL !!!! I went immediately to see your worshop ... of course ! What a deception :o) Great work ! Thanks for your humor.

Congratulations on this unique idea. I love it. Well done.

Really creative! Congs...

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-02-28 19:45]

Hi Christian,
Brilliant idea and very good PP work! I hope you have a copyright for this artwork! I imagine all the women around the world, to want hanging it on their walls. This one et the frontal version too!
Congratulations! Annie

Hello Christian!
Very intersting composition!
Great colours and perspective!
Nice idea!
Well done!

Hello Christan,
That is a genius idea you had to make that nicely done montage.
Great colors of the sky and all the canvas. Congrat.

Hi Christian, I admire your creativity, again I congratulate you on this Otto's photo, really magnificent photo.


Il y a une belle créativité avec beaucoup d'imagination
Image parfaite.

a very dramatic photo here, great directing ,great use of sky element here.
pts later

Haa! This is an original portrait with imagination! So far away from the simple family album it's How could i see.. Body is an accessory of the Art with a big A :)
Original and i imagine i could unfortunately cant do the same by here near the street without having some problem with the police... Ho i could try... Hey Guys! It was for Trek Lens you know? ...

With the sunset as decorum Hummm Was he really outside? Not cold and there is the fact that he look to have source of yellow light over him!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-03-01 3:17]

Woo woo woo...

Now this is awesome... great shot and superb pp work... is now Otto's turn is it? hehehehe... I love it, so creative and clever. Well done my dear... thanks for sharing


Hi Christan
Superb PP work. Must have taken hours. Very good idea and very well executed. TFS.

Christin, very creative, nice PP done. The sunset background looks perfect. :) Vandana


ps: Otto is very brave to pose...well done.

Hi Cristan!
Great capture and great PP work! Very well done!
I thought pink nipples are not allowed in the TOS! Just teasin! :)))
All the best! TFS
Freddie :)

PS: I didn't look at the WS, promise!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-03-01 7:54]

Hello Christan,
This is am excellent photo I like the creativity and the perfect PP work to create this masterpiece.

LOL!!!!! With all the debate going on in the forum about nude photos, I see this. Too cool.
This is excellent. Amazing. Lots of work in this :-).
Well done
:) later

Very neat image. I love the flopped images. Really great!

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  • vtd_k Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 128] (1270)
  • [2007-03-01 10:57]

Hi Christan,
Creative photo Christan.Great POV and composition. Congratulation.


Saludos Christian

Una extraordinario trabajo te felicito bien realizado


-:))) a really great great artistic work.

Hello Christian !

Great work my dear ! Well imagined, but even more very well realised. I agree with Rew ,with Otto a bit more on the right would have been perfect !

Hats off for this cool portrait of YOUR man (^_^) !

Hello Christan,
LOL, this is very well done and original! I like this idea, colors, composition and the way you process this picture. This is superb! Thanks,

original... funny shot... nice work.. thanks for sharing

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-03-02 7:44]

This is hugely amusing, Christan and I see that lots of folks agree! It is also quite simply a beautiful and expert piece of work.
Fabulous colours and a grand idea -- one for the ladies!!
(P.S. Thanks for visiting my "Wings of Paradise")

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-03-02 7:45]

Superb thought and done !!!
Very well done; congrats !


Your husband is the BRAVEST man on TL!! HAHAHA! I don't know of too many men that would pose nude like this on a world-wide website!! HAHAHA! Bravo!! Some eye candy for us gals!! Super pp work here Christan! Thanks so much for the laugh!! This is fabulous!!
pt.....ran out of points!! ARRGGG!! I need more points!! Will zome back tomorrow!!

Haha! Really great work Christan!

Very well done. And the sunset is superb and so is Otto :) And not the full monty in the ws lol!

Well thought montage!

Thanks for the fun, Yan!

Ps: many thx for your review in "Lake Philippe Pathway". It's really appreciated :)

Absolutely good portrait. I like the composition. Beautiful model, lol. Well done

Hi Christian,

Interesting this picture, I am impressing with his creativity and his/her work here, of like you it molded these several pictures in different positions, I still didn't learn that! this is a master piece.


very interesting artistic shot

Hello Christan

Awesome work! This is top notch.Wonderful colours,and brilliant idea.TFS


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-03-11 15:56]

Hi Christan
WOW amazing PP work... I really love the way you have put this together!!!


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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-03-15 23:33]

hi Christan. great PP Work and excellent idea. nice capture of the expression of the model and beautiful tones. tfs


i find this very cute christan :)
well thought out composition
i like this "back view" better then the frontal one :P
well done


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 118 N: 752] (4553)
  • [2007-03-17 12:02]

wow, christan, absolutely amazing pp-job! :-)
what a wonderful piece of art showing us otto
3 times from the back and twice from the front.
normally you are otto´s model, good to see it the other way around for once.
superb idea and very well done, thor.

Hi Christan,

Great idea, composition and colours.
Very creative work.
Thanks for sharing/sending.

Best Wishes,


straight to my favorites.

thanks for sharing


hi christan, this is hilarious! :) hehe. i'm not a big fan of heavily processed photos but this is a very creative composition. impressive work! cheers :)


  • sunata Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 0] (107)
  • [2007-04-11 7:22]

Hi Christian

Love this image :-)

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  • Mahd (69)
  • [2007-04-22 14:22]

Nice shot,with lovely colors and beautiful composition.
Remarkable picture, I congratulate.
Good work.

Fantastic Idea and very nice Compo.
the colours and lighting are superB.
very proffesional result from Very good photographer.

LOL! wonderful "mise en scène", superb work!



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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2007-05-18 8:50]

very very funny capture.
Great idea.
I like it.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2007-05-20 12:48]

Hi Christian.

You had a great idea! I love the result! This is certainly one of the most creative and funny portraits I have ever seen.


Waouhhh!!!! C'est tout simplement magnifique!! Bravo pour cette photo sublime!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-05-26 1:10]

Wow! What a picture,Christan! Amazing work! I just love it! A reflection that goes up to the infinity for ever and ever! Nice work of art! TFS!

Very unique idea, and comical too!

What a great idea and beautifully executed. Great processing work indeed!

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-07-16 14:53]


What a creative treatment! I love this work of yours, Christan. A fave!

Excellent work.

Bravo Christan!
I will add to 118 points.
All enchantments became written here :).
I admire and greet - Roma


You've surely gone a long way, so much of improvement in you craft! I've seen your previous works & this one is far, far, great!


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2007-08-14 11:13]

complimenti per questa foto veramente particolare ed incredibile.....non ho mai visto una foto nella quale le dimensioni di un uomo diminuivano sempre piu in uno specchio

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-08-16 14:07]

Hello Christian very artistic work and really creative, excellent thought gone into the light and composition of each element of the post process. brilliant! tfs rgds Necip.

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  • MeAT Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 7 N: 2] (34)
  • [2007-08-19 17:53]

Excellent work here! What a great concept exploited perfectly. Really, this is fun artistic stuff!


MeAT :)

Hello Christan,

This is really a very nice artistic composition you did. Very creative one.

I like it so much.


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  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
  • [2007-09-12 12:52]

Stunning work. Great idea and wonderful composition. greetings,


this is just so clever, talented and well done! everything works perfectly here, every element is looked after!
congratulation for this awesome photo!! ;)
cheers. Ludivine

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-27 3:50]

Bonsoir Christan

Obviously, a lot of thought & pp work have gone into this shot. Wonderful thematic repetition. Tfs, et bon Samedi!

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  • onmax Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 5 N: 4] (325)
  • [2007-10-31 16:54]

excelente trabajo, two light, 1 flash and y un cuarzo arriba.
buena edicion en ps.

a wonderfull work of art.. can't say how to improve this picture..
sorry, ran out of smilies.. next time better

Very John Cleese - great idea, well produced,


What a way to do the "sensual" scene! :P
Also relieved me of stress at work!

Superb concept and packaging!

Good job!


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-02-01 9:57]

Very well done, Christan. I'm glad this turned up on TL's portal. Especially the colours are lovely; that would have made a nice sunset even without the model.
Anyway, TFS!

hihi c est cool ca bonne journée

That an original concept....and really well done...Great idea and well handled.

Otto, i didnt recalled it!!
your are out of mind to permit it!! ;))) stupefying shot in every sense!! mystical sunset.. no words for this title! i'm really smiling!! fantastic mad man!! from now i became an Otto's fun!! siete mitici!! ;)) thanks Christian.. great couple you are!...
ciao Marco
;) soon

It's a really great photo, I love it!

Hi Christan,
Fantastic idea, great creativity from both of You, and... fun. Life's nothing without fun (plus without You, gals), and You make me smiling, just after I took my hat off to You. Superb image. Bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Clever and well executed

Hello Christan,
Excelent artistic composition with great sharpness, beautiful colours and a stunning sky.
Great idea,

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  • LeoM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 61] (304)
  • [2009-04-18 0:03]
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Awesome work here and I am sure your workshopped version will have tons of views LOL.

Funny, creative and very well done :o)
Congratulations and TFS, dear Christan!

Best regards,

Very good original composition, goood exposure,and beautiful ligth.

What interesting image!
A very creative work. The image is very clear!
Congratulations, Crhistian!

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