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Challenge: Lucky 7 V (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2014
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Date: Nov 8, 2014
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2014

Soldiers at the WWII reenactment that I photograph every Veteran's day weekend. I always get some of my best shots of the year at this event. This time it is some reenactors portraying a German unit. And I snuck a vintage bicycle in as a bonus.

Post-challenge notes:
How the heck did I beat Gyaban to the blue!?

Wow. Proof that just because the rules allow for expert editing, you don't HAVE to in order to score well.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 40
Avg (all users): 7.3247
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3846
Views since voting: 1525
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 77
Comments: 41
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/23/2014 09:08:50 PM
Congrats Steve!
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11/22/2014 08:56:42 PM
Outstanding image!! Congratulations on your well deserved blue!
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11/22/2014 12:26:14 PM
Absolutely LOVE the sepia tone processing - it really gives the photograph the look and feel of a moment in time captured ages ago. The warm tones also project the feel and mood of a time worn memory of the better days spend with this 'band of brothers'. Fantastic that you were able to include the vintage bicycle into the scene:-) Congrats Steve on your Blue Ribbon in this challenge - well deserved.
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11/22/2014 11:01:24 AM
Great stuff, Steve!
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11/22/2014 09:28:41 AM
Perfect for the challenge and one of my top pics. Congrats on the blue.
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11/22/2014 04:58:22 AM
fantastic photograph, superbly posed and composed.
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11/22/2014 03:20:45 AM
Superb photo, Steve. Love the processing, too. Congrats on the blue.
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11/21/2014 11:56:27 PM
Grate shot! Well done and congrats on winning an expert challenge with an advanced edit. Heck, this could be a basic edit for all we know. A very authentic image.

Message edited by author 2014-11-21 23:56:56.
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11/21/2014 10:36:35 PM
Fabulous Seven. Congrats.
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11/21/2014 08:22:36 PM
Way to GO, Spiffy!!
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11/21/2014 04:47:25 PM
Congrats on the blue. You've done some lovely work with the soldiers.
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11/21/2014 03:26:23 PM
classy and strangely joyful.
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11/21/2014 01:42:16 PM
Congrats, Steve. Indeed, what a magnificent example of how you can with an "expert" challenge with advanced editing. LOVE the "snuck in" bike.
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11/21/2014 10:16:05 AM
Look at you beating Christophe! You're on a roll! :)
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11/21/2014 10:12:59 AM
Good for you, Steve. A fine addition to your front page.
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11/21/2014 10:11:18 AM
Fantastic image, it was my highest rated photo in the challenge. Nice job on the win, especially with using (I presume) advanced editing in an expert challenge.
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11/21/2014 10:10:21 AM
Congratulations! Well done.
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11/21/2014 09:10:44 AM
Congrats on the blue and a fantastic image!
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11/21/2014 09:08:29 AM
Way to go Yo! This is a superb retro looking photo. Congrats on your new DPC bling too.
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11/21/2014 08:50:51 AM
I agree Steve, how the hack you beat Gyaban..you are new Gyaban now, dont forget to submit original otherwise Gyaban would cross you ;)

Very well done and does shows some old look and feel!
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11/21/2014 08:35:51 AM
Ausgezeichnet, mein freund.
Also, grats on the blue.
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11/21/2014 08:06:57 AM
Look at you!!!! Well done!
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11/21/2014 06:10:34 AM
Congrats on the blue. I didn't think the Germans were that lucky. :)
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11/21/2014 01:49:28 AM
Nice touch with the bike! :-)
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11/21/2014 12:09:29 AM
Yo, you've been doing well with these fellas lately!
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11/21/2014 12:08:42 AM
Yep. I was one of your 10's. Very well done indeed! Congrats.
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11/21/2014 12:08:04 AM
Very well done!
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11/21/2014 12:03:19 AM
Very glad this one. Excellently done, sir!
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11/21/2014 12:02:27 AM
Holy cow! you beat gyaban in an expert editing challenge, with what seems to be a very straightforward but excellent photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2014 09:13:13 PM
My choice for the Yellow. As a history buff, this appeals to me as a fine vintage photograph.
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11/20/2014 07:21:25 PM
Great group portrait and lovely processing. I love the bike in the foreground.
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11/20/2014 01:51:58 PM
Excellent processing !
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11/20/2014 11:57:13 AM
My top pick. These soldiers would have loved this LOL Really, the processing is perfect for the period look and the bicycle adds an intriguing touch that for me keeps this group portrait from being too static. Love the context added by the setting, too. Voted way earlier. 10
edit to correct typo

Message edited by author 2014-11-21 00:04:20.
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11/19/2014 01:57:03 PM
Very appropriate processing for this one, nicely done.
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11/18/2014 01:41:19 AM
Sehr shoen!!! 10++
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11/17/2014 08:56:14 AM
What year this was taken World War I?
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11/15/2014 09:57:28 PM
A very nice group of people is it a re enactment photograph it certainly looks circa 1940s. is there a story about this photograph .
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11/15/2014 06:42:04 AM
Excellent conversion, in my top,five.
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11/14/2014 08:16:28 PM
cool. Love it. 10 from me
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11/14/2014 10:55:31 AM
Top 3
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11/14/2014 09:30:16 AM
I very much admire this photograph. Very nice presentation, which meets the challenge well. My uncle (Herb Plambeck) was a WW2 war correspondent in Germany. Many of his journalistism photos look just like this. Really nice job! 10
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