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Challenge: Corners (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: NWNJ
Date: Mar 29, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 125
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2012

crop to corner them a bit more. calc to b/w. bump brighter with curves.

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wow, thank you for the great response. I had no idea this was going to score high. I wasn't thinking about the impact of the whole mother/child motif.

unfortunately, my favorite comment was removed. Some Netherlandic person told me it was depressing and I should make the lamb "shine more."

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.7184
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.7826
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 4057
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 103
Comments: 129
Favorites: 13 (view)


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02/27/2017 12:36:47 AM
I love this photo, how precious to see the love of mother and child. Great shot!
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01/12/2013 05:55:30 PM
I had already commented but couldn't resist revisiting this wonderful image. Took the opportunity to add it to my favorites - hope you don't mind :)
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01/12/2013 05:27:40 PM
I am surprised I had not commented on this already. I find this shot fascinatingly depressing if that makes any sense
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04/19/2012 09:34:21 AM
I think that I've officially 'seen it all' now. :-D
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04/14/2012 04:04:53 PM
You know when I saw your name on the front page, I looked behind me certain that either Allen Funt or Rod Serling would be stading there. Good stuff. Congrats?
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04/13/2012 03:25:03 AM
Congrats on your assimilation! :P heehee.
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04/13/2012 01:19:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Don. I'm sorry I didn't get to viewing/voting so you got no contribution from me, but it is a darn fine image. I like the little stain on the wall behind the sheep - it looks like a shepherd.
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04/12/2012 11:36:37 AM
The more I look the more I see. The little hooded figure behind mum. The eye on the post looking back at me. Amazing.
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04/11/2012 04:54:10 AM
Don!
What have they done?
I m Worried with you
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04/10/2012 10:04:37 PM
I love the folks who have come out of the woodwork to comment on this. Kinda like old home week at DPC! Congrats again.
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04/10/2012 06:15:54 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Exceptional image and beautifully done.
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04/10/2012 06:08:28 PM
I had to go back out and check I was in the right place! hehe :D
So nice to see you on the front page, Don! Congratulations!! : )
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04/10/2012 09:20:05 AM
Originally posted by Retroesque:

WOW - you've moved to the popular table - give us a wave from time to time won't you? GRIN!


I'll act like a total jerk for a week and then I'll get kicked out. Kind of like when Peter Griffin won the lottery.
04/10/2012 09:02:49 AM
WOW - you've moved to the popular table - give us a wave from time to time won't you? GRIN!

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04/10/2012 09:00:11 AM
I grew up with sheep pasture on 3 sides of our home - this brought back some great memories. Congratulations, Don!
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04/10/2012 07:46:30 AM
More than anything, I'm delighted that the post isn't 'properly' in focus.
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04/10/2012 05:57:35 AM
Epatant. Que voilà bien une saugrenue distinction; J'en suis encore tout étourdit! Félicitations.
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04/10/2012 05:52:54 AM
Heh, heh..... Way to go, Don!
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04/10/2012 05:02:35 AM
Hey, are you going down as the winner to have the most comments, post challenge....maybe...I'll add another one just in case!

Message edited by author 2012-04-10 10:08:06.
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04/10/2012 04:14:39 AM
About time too.. muchos congratulate
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04/10/2012 02:11:41 AM
cool
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04/09/2012 11:45:45 PM
What happened here, Don? Well done and congratulations!
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04/09/2012 10:34:59 PM
Well deserved Don, congrats.
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04/09/2012 09:12:33 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! A very touching image.
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04/09/2012 08:44:35 PM
Originally posted by pointandshoot:

you can shineasheep with the best of them

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hmmm not sure which image I like better... or is it I'm afraid to admit?
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04/09/2012 08:28:23 PM
you can shineasheep with the best of them

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04/09/2012 08:17:14 PM
Bet you feel like Sally Field!
well done amigo, very nice b & w!
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04/09/2012 07:08:46 PM
A ribbon in spite of your best efforts. What could this mean? I only gave it a 6. Shows what I (don't) know about art..

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 19:10:00.
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04/09/2012 06:21:26 PM
I'm only leaving a comment so I can be 101...;-P
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04/09/2012 06:19:24 PM
The post on the left saves this, your still OK. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/09/2012 05:36:44 PM
WOW Don....who knew that yellow was so becoming on you. Congrats. :O)
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04/09/2012 05:03:08 PM
Figures you would finish last among the ribbon winners. :P
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04/09/2012 04:03:10 PM
Originally posted by ambaker:

Did Don finally sell out and get a ribbon?
Or...
Did he finally manage to educate us into a different way of seeing?

I believe it was the latter.


Or maybe it was the former. I thought it was a rather uninspired picture, actually, especially since I've already submitted several sheep. But I really really liked my crop of it, with the pillar on the left and the dark windows on top.
04/09/2012 04:02:03 PM
Ohmygosh... what an amazing photo! An an amazing day in DPCville! Somehow... all seems right with the world now :) CONGRATULATIONS!
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04/09/2012 03:58:57 PM
Gorgeous textures- Congrats
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04/09/2012 03:57:05 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by mitalapo:

hope you had permission from pointy to use his subject matter.


He's a goat man.


No, that's Giles :-) (I'm sure you get it, right?)


Yes, Giles is into goats. I totally get it.
04/09/2012 03:32:25 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Don. Nice one!!
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04/09/2012 03:31:54 PM
great photo!! congrats on being so authentic and original!!! that is better than winning the ribbon.
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04/09/2012 03:05:24 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by mitalapo:

hope you had permission from pointy to use his subject matter.


He's a goat man.


No, that's Giles :-) (I'm sure you get it, right?)
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04/09/2012 03:04:38 PM
Man, you're raking in the comments!
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04/09/2012 02:00:22 PM
So, the question becomes....

Did Don finally sell out and get a ribbon?
Or...
Did he finally manage to educate us into a different way of seeing?

I believe it was the latter. Excellent work, and congratulations om the ribbon and on broadening the DPC horizons just that little bit wider.
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04/09/2012 01:52:29 PM
Wow!!! A new ribbon hog is born!!! Huge congrats for breaking barriers and effecting change!!!
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04/09/2012 01:43:54 PM
You have officially.."Jumped the Shark"!
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04/09/2012 01:32:16 PM
couldn't you blur them just a little to avoid this embarrassment?! Oh well, congrats are due then!
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04/09/2012 01:19:01 PM
Originally posted by mitalapo:

hope you had permission from pointy to use his subject matter.


He's a goat man.
04/09/2012 12:37:16 PM
Wow I can't believe you have not received a ribbon yet. What a great way to start things off. Such a beautiful moment too. Congratulations!
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04/09/2012 12:31:39 PM
this is splendid, congrats man
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04/09/2012 12:19:19 PM
hope you had permission from pointy to use his subject matter.
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04/09/2012 12:12:08 PM
Congrats, Don! Just straight congrats, no sadness. I don't think your point all these years has been to disdain ribbons, but rather to hope (and help!) people recognize something other than the typical as ribbon-worthy. And you stayed true to your vision as you did it.

So for ribboning while doing all that, congrats!
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04/09/2012 12:09:57 PM
WOW just heard the weather report for hell... snow and freezing temps

Seriously... YAY for you!!! Congratulations!!! too bad you couldn't make that lamb SHINE more!! LOL
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04/09/2012 11:46:47 AM
Absolutely brilliant photograph!!!!!!!!
You have finally earned a ribbon for your art! Love this shot, too!
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04/09/2012 11:38:33 AM
Congratulations! Very well deserved ribbon!
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04/09/2012 11:31:43 AM
Originally posted by cutout:

a word of thanks is due to SKEWSME
who has stood by her man through all
those years of brown ribbons:)


she also held the dogs, which allowed me to shoot over the electric fence.
04/09/2012 11:18:41 AM
a word of thanks is due to SKEWSME
who has stood by her man through all
those years of brown ribbons:)
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04/09/2012 11:02:39 AM
Wow! I am not sure if congratulations or condolences are in order but it is a really lovely image
and the processing is brilliant. I'll go with congratulations, really!!!
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04/09/2012 10:27:48 AM
2012, the year of the shining lamb.
Congrats, Don!
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04/09/2012 10:04:20 AM
Well done Don! It's cool seeing you on the front page!
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04/09/2012 09:52:18 AM
Endearing capture and I love the composition - post and cornered subjects and scratched up negative space and black and white and all. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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04/09/2012 09:41:00 AM
Ah, fabulous! Great to see you on the front page Don with a great photograph. Excellent.
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04/09/2012 09:36:49 AM
Well deserved. Congratulations!
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04/09/2012 09:20:39 AM
Your street cred has taken a serious blow. ;-)

Great image!
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04/09/2012 09:07:44 AM
Wow the unthinkable has happened - Posty got a ribbon!! :-) Congrats!
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04/09/2012 09:06:11 AM
Nice going, dude. I have such an affinity for the animal kingdom. I want to rush in there and hug those two. Plus, technically, you aced the challenge. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/09/2012 08:47:00 AM
Congrats! I knew you could do it and such a great image to do it with.
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04/09/2012 08:33:32 AM
Ribbon Hog! "D It is a sweet treat to see your name on the front page. Love the light.
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04/09/2012 08:25:55 AM
OMG Wow! You got a ribbon! Congrats!
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04/09/2012 08:18:43 AM
Fantastic shot Don.
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04/09/2012 08:07:18 AM
Well done! First ribbon! And boy what an image to do it with! Well done! :)
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04/09/2012 07:59:12 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, worrying as it is ;)

ETA: Also, welcome to the one yellow in B&W club, race you to the next ribbon ;)

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 10:45:02.
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04/09/2012 07:13:19 AM
Although, I do think "maaa" would have been a funnier title :-)
Congrats again!
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04/09/2012 07:11:13 AM
wow... Maybe 2012 really is the year of the apocalypse...

Scary!
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04/09/2012 07:05:25 AM
Fantastic shot and congrats on the ribbon!
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04/09/2012 06:59:30 AM
you finally took a good shot! Well done!
:-)
The post is also essential in this image.

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 07:00:19.
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04/09/2012 06:52:09 AM
First ribbon! Congratulations.
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04/09/2012 06:31:52 AM
Posthumous, I've heard of thee. You are now our shepherd (poetically licensed of course), and what a brilliant example.
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04/09/2012 05:53:56 AM
Ha! There goes your street cred! Or maybe dpc has finally come full circle. Anyway, congrats.
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04/09/2012 05:53:26 AM


You will spend all morning reading these comments...You are very popular...I wonder why :)

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 05:54:10.
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04/09/2012 05:39:13 AM
Not sure whether to be happy or sad for you,so will take it in turns throughout the day.
Congratulations...............Commiserations.
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04/09/2012 05:14:20 AM
Just noticed that your average score from participants is higher than from non-participants. The only one to do that in Top 10.
PS I am wrong, #6 has done it as well.

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 05:16:18.
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04/09/2012 04:53:54 AM
never seen sheep look so introspective. If I had the power I'd award you on of your own ribbons for this
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04/09/2012 04:40:57 AM
I am happy and sad for you!
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04/09/2012 04:13:35 AM
A posthumous ribbon that is a ribbon that is not a posthumous ribbon !

Big grin congrats

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 04:59:28.
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04/09/2012 04:01:03 AM
congratulations... well done.
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04/09/2012 03:20:08 AM
Big congrats on your ribbon, Don!
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04/09/2012 03:03:06 AM
Perfect sweet mood here. Congrats Don on your first ribbon!
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04/09/2012 02:47:34 AM
Never mind the bling, the comments are to die for already.
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04/09/2012 02:18:31 AM
Hey, you knocked that jagar guy out of the ribbons. That's quite the feat! (Congrats, and a lovely photograph to go with that pretty little ribbon.)
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04/09/2012 02:17:02 AM
Wow! How are you ever going to live this down?! It's really about time you got some overdue front page recognition!
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04/09/2012 02:03:06 AM
It's so great to see you back on top man!!! Thanks for your mention in the science challenge(microscope photo). I love your work!!!
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04/09/2012 01:57:09 AM
Ha! Well done!

Never got round to voting in this challenge but that anchoring vertical on the left lays an excellent foundation from which the rest of the image can rise.

Well played. Well deserved.
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04/09/2012 01:49:51 AM
Congrats Don...a long time coming. Now you've opened a Pandora's box. :)

Dave
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04/09/2012 01:43:18 AM
big congrats..!
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04/09/2012 01:40:50 AM
a HUGE congrats to you man... nice photo, first ribbon... Now you tasted the glory, you should just continue ;)
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04/09/2012 01:34:18 AM
Honored to be sharing the front page with you on this historical night on DPC. Congratulations!
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04/09/2012 01:30:26 AM
Fantastic Don. Many congrats on the ribbon. Was definitely my top pick.
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04/09/2012 01:28:52 AM
How utterly splendid, Don!!! Magnificent subject and tones, with a post stubbornly left in place. Congrats on the (first???!!!!) ribbon. Are you conflicted?
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04/09/2012 01:07:38 AM
The dead man got a ribbon, perfect shot, congrats.
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04/09/2012 12:53:53 AM
that peeps may safely praise...
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04/09/2012 12:41:18 AM
It's a grand moment here at DPC! Go Don!
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04/09/2012 12:34:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, beautiful photo!
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04/09/2012 12:32:16 AM
Noooo! Look away Don it's a trap ;) Congrats on your ribbon :)
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04/09/2012 12:28:28 AM
Unbelievable! The world has come to an end! WTG, dead man!
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04/09/2012 12:14:34 AM
Surprise, surprise! Every so often the planets get into a certain configuration, the people become more reeptive receptive, the eyes sharper, the hearts nobler ....
You shall share the award with your models or give them a bonus of sorts. The wall is a work of art that only time can achieve.
You wore a blue ribbon in my book before the turnover. It's still blue.

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 00:17:06.
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04/09/2012 12:10:14 AM
Very nice... congratulations!
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04/09/2012 12:08:52 AM
Wow! Good one. Congratulations!
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04/09/2012 12:08:26 AM
Haha, I forgot to comment on this, I really loved it. Well done Don, on your first ribbon, woohoo...and you beat Jagar.

Message edited by author 2012-04-10 05:09:46.
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04/09/2012 12:07:34 AM
Woohoo! Fantastic shot Don and a huge congrats on the ribbon!
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04/09/2012 12:06:55 AM
Don, Congratulations! A really nice job on this.
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04/09/2012 12:06:37 AM
Wow. Congratulations... but no posthumous award...too bad. Great image all the same.
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04/09/2012 12:06:35 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Awesome shot BTW, almost biblical.
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04/09/2012 12:04:23 AM
How wonderful!!! -- the photo and the ribbon! Congratulations.
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04/09/2012 12:04:04 AM
corner to corner.... perfection! Congrats on the ribbon!!!!
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04/09/2012 12:03:56 AM
Well done Don! Congrats and yes, it's a wonderful shot.
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04/09/2012 12:01:39 AM
Ha! Congrats!
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04/09/2012 12:01:28 AM
WOW!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST RIBBON !!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2012 08:21:51 PM
I didn't expect such an engaging moment. Wonderful BW.

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eta: Fixed the thumb, but who cares, you got a real ribbon.

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 00:02:43.
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04/08/2012 07:31:58 PM
a 10 for this nobel effort
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04/08/2012 11:02:35 AM
Beautiful tones and textures. One of my favorites.

Message edited by author 2012-04-09 00:14:26.
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04/08/2012 09:40:29 AM
The post at the very edge of the frame and that gorgeous wall, Stunning. The mum, timeless and patient. She endures life's pain with calm acceptance.
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04/06/2012 06:22:07 PM
Well done. The grit on the wall adds with the black and white to give something special.
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04/04/2012 09:29:17 AM
Lovely black and white. Nice detail. The wooden post the right left may have been cropped out for less distraction, but it's not overpowering, so very well done.
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04/03/2012 10:56:39 PM
Adorable flaws here. 8
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04/03/2012 12:43:11 PM
Aww, lovely subject. Nice tones.
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04/02/2012 10:21:02 PM
Challenge Description: Select your subject and compose your photo such that the point(s) of interest are in the corner(s) of the your composition.

I love the image... but the subject ... the "point of interest" is more on the "rule of thirds"... away from the corners of the image.

Maybe I misunderstood the challenge...

*going back to rethink*

(commenting only)
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04/02/2012 05:41:23 PM
Love it, thanks for sharing. I like the processing.
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04/02/2012 03:37:26 PM
should've cropped a bit more as they're defintitely "corner-ish" but still out a bit. 6/10 from me.
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04/02/2012 09:45:14 AM
This has Posthumous written all over it. Nice composition and tones.
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04/02/2012 12:21:41 AM
awesome! best in show.
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04/02/2012 12:07:38 AM
This is so dear that my heart is pounding. I love it.
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