I Awoke Before She Could Tell Me Her Name

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© Mike Melnotte
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UploadedJune 24, 2010
TakenJune 24, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D5000
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length38 mm
ISO640
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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Good News: This is my first nude shot.
Bad News: It's one of my daughters' headless Barbie dolls.

The shot was done with the doll laying in the Styrofoam lid to a box of steaks. I poured water on the dry ice and it enhanced the bokeh with a dreamy, ethereal quality. The result made me think about when you're being pulled out of a deep sleep and you're trying to hang on to your dream, but just can't do it.

In the Inception to Execution photo essay.

19 responses

  • Al Stiegman

    Al Stiegman   gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    Very interesting image.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 Jun 2010):

    Very creative!! Great entry!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Jun 2010):

    Well done a very creative entry!

  • Mother Wolf

    Mother Wolf gave props (26 Jun 2010):

    Wonderfully crafted image.

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (29 Jun 2010):

    Love the photo, love the story, so well done, Mike! kudos

  • christopher kontoes

    christopher kontoes (Deleted) said (1 Jul 2010):

    super wild.

  • Lk Murphy

    Lk Murphy said (1 Jul 2010):

    Cool. (hope your daughter doesn't know!!!) :)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    A W E S O M E ! !

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (12 Jul 2010):

    Very kewl - caught my eye ;o)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • Johanna Siegmann

    Johanna Siegmann said (31 Jul 2010):

    Seriously eerie. Very imaginative.

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    brilliant...cheers...

  • Jef Price

    Jef Price (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2010):

    LOL I love it man!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (8 Aug 2010):

    I am compelled to keep looking at this!

  • Marios Lizos

    Marios Lizos said (21 Aug 2010):

    what a title!

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2010):

    A wonderful take on the classic nude. The artistry is fantastic.

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman   gave props (10 Nov 2010):

    Mike, so creative, I love it.

  • Marela

    Marela gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    looks amazing in the lightbox...great image

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (2 May 2011):

    You have a great imagination. Excellent work

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