The Last Breath

© Jonathan Lucas

The Last Breath

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 2/17/2005 2:35:32 PM

Oh. my. goodness -- what impact!! Congratulations on the concept and the realisation, Jonathan! #216481

Mellanie 2/17/2005 2:39:01 PM

WOW.....very creative! I think you just might have a winner here, Jonathan! #1109870

Susana Heide level-deluxe 2/17/2005 3:40:03 PM

This is INCREDIBLE!!!! Unbelievably awesome!!! Doesn't get more creative than this! #1109968

Noel Baebler 2/17/2005 5:24:16 PM

Other worldly! Hats off! This is a winner! #1110172

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 2/17/2005 5:32:19 PM

You should have added "professional die-er, don't try this at home":-) Very creative work and title, Jonathan!!! #1110187

cj patterson 2/17/2005 5:33:34 PM

fantastic - yes, a winner! #1110193

A C 2/17/2005 6:06:10 PM

When I first glanced at this, I thought it was all created in PS. I'm very pleased to see that this is not the case. What creativity!!! Bravo! #1110254

Detrick V. Martin 2/17/2005 8:15:27 PM

Wow! Well done! #1110361

Tamela S. Harding 2/19/2005 7:26:03 PM

I think this really shows the true colors of the soul! This is pure! I love it! #1118832

Jonathan Lucas 2/20/2005 3:50:56 AM

Thank you for those comments - very much appreciated! It was difficult to stay still for 15 secs while moving my arm so much. Every other 'outtake' had my jaw moving or something.

Ultimately, I wanted to depict something that was very ethereal (I was in quite a melancholy mood) without the use of editing to achieve it, and I don't think I could have made it look more interesting in Photoshop. The 3D nature of the light tendrils are more easily achieved by photography I think.

Thanks again. #1119360

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 3/16/2005 7:02:29 AM

Congratulations again, Jonathan, and good luck for the next step! #1180135

Susana Heide level-deluxe 3/16/2005 7:16:10 AM

CONGRATS Jonathan for making the finalists! I am crossing my fingers for this one to be in the next round. It is absolutely BRILLIANT!! #1180183

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 3/16/2005 7:52:17 AM

Congrats on this very creative and well done finalist, Jonathan!!! #1180352

Costas Partassides level-deluxe 3/17/2005 4:56:51 PM

congrats for your winning !

Fabulus self portrait I may say . nothing I ever imagined before ! #1186204

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 3/17/2005 5:30:33 PM

I love this image, Jonathan! Congratulations on this very excellent winning image!!! #1186284

Susana Heide level-deluxe 3/17/2005 6:42:44 PM

Way to go, Jonathan!!!! CONGRATS!! #1186500

Robert Mann level-deluxe 3/17/2005 7:11:02 PM

Very cool,Jon! Glad to see this here. Many congrats on your win! RoB #1186596

Robert Mann level-deluxe 3/17/2005 7:11:03 PM

Very cool,Jon! Glad to see this here. Many congrats on your win! RoB #1186597

Kelly Abernathy level-deluxe 3/17/2005 9:23:13 PM

Congratulations on your win! This is very cool! -K #1187015

Ed Heaton 3/18/2005 5:50:09 AM

Congratulation on an outstanding image! #1187923

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/18/2005 7:00:58 AM

wow. Congrats. #1188243

Leonard Pierce 3/19/2005 9:04:03 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Jonathan!!! #1191886

Jonathan Lucas 3/21/2005 6:22:09 AM

Thanks very much for the encouragement! I was expecting that many would view this as a Photoshop excursion, but I'm glad they didn't.

Thanks for spending time viewing it. #1194776

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/25/2005 3:29:14 AM

I saw this for the first time to do and think it's INCREDIBLE!!! Such a creative concept and execution. I can imagine how difficult his was to capture so perfectly, but you did it. Congratulations on this beautiful image and well-deserved win! #1204905

Nancy Grace Chen 3/26/2005 11:01:48 PM

Very, VERY cool! Creative and incredibly well-executed. Congratulations.

Nancy #1208908

Cora Miller level-deluxe 3/29/2005 12:19:50 AM

Amazing!!! Well deserved win! Congratulations, Jonathan. #1213494

Murtaza H. Saeed level-deluxe 4/1/2005 2:19:29 PM

The last breath - many of us don't think about it. Many congratulations on getting the message across so well. It's a message worth talking about. I have isolated images from real worthwhile discussion for far too long. I hence congratulate you, not on the image, but on refining the art so well, for the sake of the undiscussed discussion, which is God. All praise is for God. #1222436

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Description

ISO 100 : : f4 : : 15 secs
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Self portrait. Achieved by lying very still and wafting a colour-changing LED torch to and fro, in and out of my mouth!

Very little post-processing other than a little dodge + burn, some levels adjustment and very slight noise reduction.
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This is intended to depict my perception of the last moments of life slipping away.

Enjoy it while it's still inside you.

Uploaded on 2/17/2005 1:42:58 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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