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jagar


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Challenge: Keys (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Other B&W Stuff
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Date: Mar 22, 2012
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8s
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2012

Under our very noses but yet so elusive, may we all find the key one day.

This is our barn door and that's it's key. Just as I was finishing adjusting the tripod to get the desired angle, it started pouring down, the rain on the window made this shot much better I think, a lucky gift from the heavens.

Thanks for the great score and the kind comments.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 69
Avg (all users): 7.5968
Avg (commenters): 8.6800
Avg (participants): 7.8780
Avg (non-participants): 7.4578
Views since voting: 4232
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 124
Comments: 63
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02/08/2013 09:25:34 AM
This is called creativity , Good luck jagar.
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04/04/2012 03:35:58 PM
Jagar: This is an awesome image.

Hihosilver: Way to bring out the ZOLTAR reference, hahah!!!
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04/03/2012 02:45:34 PM
YIKES...what a cold and creepy Zoltar! Coffins shouldn't have windows...::shivers::
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04/01/2012 10:31:12 PM
You are a master of artistic expression. The way you incorporate the theme into your shots in uncanny. I can learn a lot from your style. Congrats on the blue!
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04/01/2012 07:24:25 PM
Not been around DPC the last few days and missed this. Many congratulations on an outstanding and thought provoking image, John.
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03/31/2012 11:51:46 AM
I really just love how your photos convey dark moody symbolism. This is beautiful!
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03/31/2012 08:31:57 AM
Been away so missed all these,smashin' image ,Congratulations.
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03/30/2012 08:55:48 PM
Ha. Didn't see that you won! One of your best.
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03/30/2012 06:48:27 PM
Impressive!
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03/30/2012 05:51:45 PM
Outstanding. So rare I give a 10 and this got one. Nice going.
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03/30/2012 05:34:52 PM
Less of a roll and more of a tidal wave youre on john.
This is superb
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03/30/2012 03:37:45 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, knew this would finish well!
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03/30/2012 12:57:36 PM
Doors lyrics, nice choice...Great job and Congrats!!
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03/30/2012 12:11:34 PM
Fantastic image, John! Congrats on your PB!
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03/30/2012 11:47:48 AM
...but we already knew this would win :-) Monster score. Congrats, John. Next stop, 1x
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03/30/2012 11:39:55 AM
Nicely composed. Congratulations!
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03/30/2012 11:06:03 AM
Absolutely, incredibly awesome!! Masterfully done!
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03/30/2012 08:40:42 AM
The concept of us locked in as prisoners of our own minds/mindset resonates strongly in this photo. We all have the key within reach to break free of thoughts and feelings that hold us back - sometimes we use the key to unlock our potential and other times it rusts from disuse. B & W tones are fabulous and it compliments the mood of a 'prisoner of one's own mind'. Serendipity favored you with the rain for that is a very nice touch to the mood of the overall composition. I also love how their is a reflection of the barn/house and tree on his chest - to me that speaks of his heart yearning to be free and when placed along side his yearning gaze the need to get out from his 'locked cycle' screams but the cry is silent for it remains behind locked doors. Congrats on the well deserved Blue - this is a powerful conceptual shot.
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03/30/2012 08:38:42 AM
Congrats! Beautifully thought-out image; nicely done.
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03/30/2012 08:22:17 AM
Very nice shot, brooding, intense, good technicals. I gave this a high mark(despite the seeming nod to the Eagles.)
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03/30/2012 07:25:31 AM
Congrats on the blue. The most intriguing image of the challenge.
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03/30/2012 06:32:28 AM
Impressive, congratulations!
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03/30/2012 05:28:10 AM
As predicted :-) Heck of a score, of an image :-)
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03/30/2012 03:27:49 AM
This was my only 10. Love it. Congratulations on the blue.
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03/30/2012 02:53:51 AM
Nice one John I knew this'd be in the top three!!
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03/30/2012 02:34:11 AM
Congrats John! killer shot!
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03/30/2012 02:26:27 AM
Congratulations!
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03/30/2012 01:47:39 AM
A wonderful image and well deserved Blue. Congrats.
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03/30/2012 01:00:28 AM
Way to go! Congrats!
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03/30/2012 12:53:27 AM
Well done and a new pb for a bonus!
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03/30/2012 12:40:45 AM
Congrats on the blue, a sweet score and a stunning image.
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03/30/2012 12:15:42 AM
Congrats on another inspiring image. Strength, loneliness & a little madness meet great artist.
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03/30/2012 12:04:12 AM
This is a wonderful image John.
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03/30/2012 12:03:22 AM
Wow! really a good one. Love it! congrats on your ribbon and PB!
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03/30/2012 12:02:46 AM
Yes the heavens provided, and it worked for you, Well done John, on another super image.
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03/30/2012 12:01:58 AM
Congrats on your new PB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2012 11:35:17 PM
Drama!!!
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03/29/2012 11:24:56 PM
My pick for blue.
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03/29/2012 08:26:33 PM
Love your hairy chest. Powerful texture.
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03/29/2012 06:08:58 PM
Emotive shot, John. Very nice.
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03/29/2012 03:28:33 PM
Blue. By a very large margin I expect.

Spectacular image - would even do well in a Free Study.
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03/29/2012 01:55:47 PM
Wow! Powerful.
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03/29/2012 11:04:00 AM
Love the atmosphere but that must be one heavy necklace
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03/28/2012 09:15:39 PM
disturbing(?)
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03/28/2012 09:09:58 PM
One of my favorite images on dpc in awhile. Not just this challenge, Very well done.
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03/28/2012 04:50:44 PM
Somewhere between Jerry Ulesman and Wes Craven lies an image, and this is it. Dark, brooding, somber, lovely, lovely, lovely. The degree of clarity of the key is a bit much, it feels like you pulled it up a bit too strongly in contrast since the blacks there are so much deeper than in the face, so it seems to hop up into the plane of the window instead of sitting behind it. One niggle in a best in show image.
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03/27/2012 04:07:31 PM
Your mode's eye is intensely large! Otherwise a good image. But to me, the title should be something like "the eye sees ALL"... Just something funny about the angle.
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03/27/2012 02:51:35 PM
The more I look at this image, the more powerful I find it.
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03/26/2012 06:27:10 PM
My only 10. Love it.
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03/26/2012 03:26:36 PM
Great grungy shot. Love the PP here. Nice detail. The reflection on the house and trees, and clouds in the window add that extra interest. And converting to black and white was a great idea! Well executed
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03/25/2012 03:59:56 PM
absolutely riveting. my favorite in this challenge by a long shot.
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03/25/2012 09:06:20 AM
Wow that's creepy, the cloud looks like a face and you have a ghostly look. I'm so jealous you have one of those keys.
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03/25/2012 03:02:53 AM
For some reason this person makes me think zombie. The reflection in the window and the texture of the window panels gives the impression the tshirt is of the house. I like it.
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03/25/2012 01:56:39 AM
Pretty freaky image, well done.
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03/24/2012 09:32:07 PM
wonderfully pointy - also like the face to the right of the face - feline clouds
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03/24/2012 10:36:02 AM
kinda spooky looking this actually lol.. could see this as a cover of a spooky book. I like it :)
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03/24/2012 08:45:03 AM
Drama. Emotion. Intensity. Perfect composition. Superb combo of reflections, solid textures and look through glass to subject. 10
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03/24/2012 08:15:59 AM
I love this! captivating, haunting. Would love to know how it was done.
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03/24/2012 06:48:11 AM
Outstanding!
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03/23/2012 01:22:28 PM
Ribbon for this one please.
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03/23/2012 10:45:33 AM
Very artistic
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03/23/2012 10:43:54 AM
This has an almost gothic feel. I love how the print on his tee shirt mimics what might've been seen in the reflection of the window pane. Very artsy. I like it. 10
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03/23/2012 12:08:43 AM
and in the masters chamber, the gather for the feast......
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