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 Ms Heide 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 Ms 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 Ms 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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ISO 100 : : f4 : : 15 secs

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.

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 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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