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Nautilus
Nautilus
SamPawley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black on Black III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Location: Cambridgeshire
Date: Jul 30, 2013
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2013

Nautilus is Black Lusitano Stallion. The photo was of him in the doorway of his stable.
I very nearly entered the photo in colour but thought the Black and White would enhance the black more.
The colour Version is on my profile and Below in my comments.
Wishing I had entered that instead of the Black & White. (you live and learn)

http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=1078346[/img]
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

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Views since voting: 2001
Views during voting: 282
Comments: 47
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/02/2014 04:15:49 PM
That is quite amazing. I love how you have captured this.
08/19/2013 04:40:13 PM
Sorry to see this was DQ'ed. It happens (I've been DQ'ed). It doesn't change my opinion of this shot. It's a beauty.
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08/18/2013 01:43:35 PM
You made the right choice with B&W. It's easily 1000x more powerful and striking than the color version.

Too bad for the DQ. This is one of those rules that has tripped up many people. Don't fret, if you are getting a ribbon on your second entry, more are soon to follow.
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08/18/2013 11:27:26 AM
Originally posted by SamPawley:

Not happy that this was removed!!! i did not move, remove or duplicate any element of my photograph!
All i did was darken the background, sharpen the image and make it Black and White.

Maybe the background was darkened so it lost any details it had initially? It is probably no consolation, but an entry of mine was DQ'ed for a similar reason (and I can't claim being new around here).
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Originally posted by SamPawley:

My second ever entry and I am still happy that people liked my photo enough to make it 3rd Place.

Whatever DPC!

That's the spirit!
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08/18/2013 11:25:31 AM
What a pity, Sam. Don't be disheartened. Just about everyone around here has been DQ'd at some point. One of the hardest things to learn on DPC is the editing rules, and how far you can push the envelop on each before it's no longer "legal". Just remember that a DQ has nothing to do with the quality of the image, which in this case is splendid.
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08/15/2013 04:49:12 AM
Not happy that this was removed!!! i did not move, remove or duplicate any element of my photograph!
All i did was darken the background, sharpen the image and make it Black and White.

My second ever entry and I am still happy that people liked my photo enough to make it 3rd Place.

Whatever DPC!
08/08/2013 09:07:53 PM
Congrats on the Yellow Sam! Great shot and welcome to DPC!!! :-)
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08/08/2013 07:26:03 PM
Congrats on the FB and placement. Lovely tones.
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08/08/2013 05:29:08 PM
Thanks Tanguera ;0) very helpfu info!
I'm still working my way round. Some people have added out takes... How do I do that?
08/08/2013 11:32:13 AM
Well, well! Congrats on the ribbon, the PB, AND the PH bling! Not bad for your second entry :-)

Also, you can add your own notes under the photo by clicking on "edit the details of this image" link (which is at the bottom of the left box under the image), rather than next to the comments, below :-)
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08/08/2013 08:46:39 AM
B&W is better than color
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08/07/2013 07:03:43 PM
gorgeous
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08/07/2013 04:11:52 PM
Originally posted by stphq:

Well done Sam.. a ribbon on second entry, thats fantastic... :) ..and now i've seen the colour one, you were right to enter the b/w shot, good call mate.


Thanks stphq :0)
08/07/2013 02:28:04 PM
Beautiful congrats on your Yellow Ribbon.
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08/07/2013 02:28:03 PM
Lovely portrait, congrats on the ribbon! My only quibble (having been a professional horsewoman) is that the halter could have been done up a couple more notches so it doesn't look about to fall off his nose, but ah well :-)
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08/07/2013 02:15:35 PM
Now what a way to start your journey here :) Second challenge entry and there's the ribbon already.
Great work.
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08/07/2013 01:07:02 PM
This is truly love, but I like the color version better. But both versions are beautiful. Congrats on the yellow!
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08/07/2013 01:02:18 PM
Well done Sam.. a ribbon on second entry, thats fantastic... :) ..and now i've seen the colour one, you were right to enter the b/w shot, good call mate.
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08/07/2013 12:36:44 PM
congrats on this great ribbon winner
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08/07/2013 12:35:32 PM
Originally posted by SamPawley:

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Nautilus In Colour - I never entered this in Colour as I thought Black and White would enhance the Black on Black Theme...I was concerned if I entered the colour it would be too Blue for the Black on Black challenge. After the competition opened and I saw other Colour photos....well, I Kicked myself!

I am still very happy with both Photos & very greatful for all of your Comments


don't kick yourself. you never would have ribboned with that much blue in the photo.
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08/07/2013 10:20:42 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, love this. Looks good in color too.
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08/07/2013 04:04:01 AM
Originally posted by Barroness:

This image is absolutely beautiful and Stunning.
I hope you get the blue!
08/07/2013 04:03:40 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

This one stops you dead in your tracks. Magnificent!
08/07/2013 04:03:20 AM
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Originally posted by tnun:

soul. thank you.


Magnificent T...yes, this one I can sink into...;-)

Clearly a soul that would change my own...and indelibly so.
08/07/2013 03:02:25 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and PB and a terrific image!
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08/07/2013 02:49:56 AM
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Nautilus In Colour - I never entered this in Colour as I thought Black and White would enhance the Black on Black Theme...I was concerned if I entered the colour it would be too Blue for the Black on Black challenge. After the competition opened and I saw other Colour photos....well, I Kicked myself!

I am still very happy with both Photos & very greatful for all of your Comments

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 03:02:51.
08/07/2013 02:19:41 AM
Originally posted by tnun:

soul. thank you.


Magnificent T...yes, this one I can sink into...;-)

Clearly a soul that would change my own...and indelibly so.
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08/07/2013 02:01:33 AM
Oh This is a BEAUTIFUL Picture!!! Congratulations on the yellow!
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08/07/2013 01:37:45 AM
Such a noble shot. Well done.
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08/07/2013 01:06:05 AM
soul. thank you.
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08/07/2013 12:45:36 AM
This one stops you dead in your tracks. Magnificent!
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08/07/2013 12:35:06 AM
This is quite stunning, and very powerful.
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08/07/2013 12:32:14 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Lovely portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2013 11:53:40 PM
Relief from the standard. This one has real pathos. voted already
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08/06/2013 11:52:36 PM
Love the light and textures. Beautiful shot. Bump.
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08/06/2013 09:46:49 PM
This image is absolutely beautiful and Stunning.
I hope you get the blue!
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08/06/2013 04:53:18 PM
great skin 8
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08/06/2013 04:16:15 PM
Beautiful shot. I like the title because it somehow looks like a shell as much as a head.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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08/06/2013 01:36:41 AM
Beautiful horse, beautifully lit. Top 5
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08/05/2013 06:51:27 PM
Very reflective. I love the lighting
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08/04/2013 02:58:42 PM
How can this not be a top score. tack sharp detail, interesting details, fabulous portrait without eye contact. Only nit picking I am going to do is the stall bars in the background. I have found that tilting the screen of your comp when finished with a black and black subject, it will show you any light area's. 9
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08/02/2013 10:35:37 AM
Super image, great form and depth. Could do with a touch more contrast imo. 7
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07/31/2013 02:05:33 PM
That is a very intimate horse portrait. Well done.
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07/31/2013 01:38:05 PM
Lovely portrait. Love them bangs!
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07/31/2013 09:06:25 AM
I would have liked to have seen this in colour to see the sheen of the horses black coat.. but its still very nice in black and white. Nice shot.
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07/31/2013 04:12:43 AM
Quite incredible...
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07/31/2013 01:37:09 AM
I am going to assume the horse was black even though my guess is that it is brown. I like the image. Just hope it follows the challenge.

"Take a photo in which the background is black and the subject is predominately a black as well."


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