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Sonifo


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Challenge: Country Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S70
Location: Campbell County, Dick Maders Ranch
Date: Jun 23, 2003
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.5462
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 7.3950
Avg (non-participants): 7.6975
Views since voting: 6649
Votes: 238
Comments: 71
Favorites: 45 (view)


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07/05/2005 12:26:43 PM
Yes, Jimmy. That is my youngest son, 14. thanks!
07/05/2005 11:12:37 AM
Fantastic shot! Love the sepia tones and the winding road - really makes it more desolate. (Is that one of your kids?) Really a tremendous image! Nice work!
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02/24/2005 01:14:31 PM
I didn't do anything to it. This is pretty much a point and shoot camera that I took this shot with.

Thanks!

Message edited by author 2005-02-24 13:14:47.
02/24/2005 11:02:33 AM
Wow! That's a great shot. I love how the road winds its way through it, disappearing and reappearing in a different place. The young person is perfect. Perfect placement, perfect 'costume' perfect exposure. As a newbie, I have to ask whether you used any special technique to keep the subject's back from being underexposed - flash, dodging, etc. Thanks.
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10/01/2003 11:52:18 AM
Damned, great details! I am astonished to see such a good contrast since I've always noticed S70 has made blurry images...

Sepia is very stylish here :)
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07/06/2003 01:42:17 AM
Hey Sonja,

I was just studying this photograph yet again, and am just in awe of the mastery of all elements here. I'm just stunned. Some day I hope to do such work!
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07/05/2003 04:09:16 PM
Wonderful use of thirds, I really like the sepia tones and even you "pink" sky.
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07/05/2003 12:28:17 AM
Sonja, I meant to tell you sooner, that you did a great job with this photo. Keep up the good work! You're doing your DADDY proud! ;-)
Grayce
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07/04/2003 04:19:51 PM
Thanks everyone!!! You are all really great.

This is a picture of my son about 10 miles out of town. Great place to take pictures. I took it in sepia tones in my camera settings. Messed with the contrast just a tad. No cropping done. It was an overcast day. I am not sure why the sky looks so pink with the sepia settings from my camera. I liked it though.

I appreciate the critiques and comments from everyone. Thank you!
Sonja
07/03/2003 10:08:38 AM
Congratulations Sonja! It's a perfect shot. You are on a roll girl. Keep up the great work!!
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07/03/2003 01:13:23 AM
It actually makes me proud to see how well you are doing now. Great job! The clarity is great, the detail in the sky held up. Wonderful and well deserved.
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07/02/2003 11:54:08 PM
I agree with everything said in the previous posts.
Very Nice! Congratulations! Just curious, is the subject a girl?
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07/02/2003 04:13:09 PM
Sonja, this is simply an amazing photo! I love it! Great job getting yet another BLUE ribbon.
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07/02/2003 03:26:09 PM
Okay, I'm going to speak for everyone here... you need to stop entering challenges.. you know.. so other people can have a chance. ;) Just kidding. You rock the party that rocks the body. And your photos are both beautiful AND inspiring. Keep up the great work.
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07/02/2003 03:05:08 PM
Great shot, it fit the challenge well. Lots of country in Wyoming...
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07/02/2003 11:58:16 AM
Sonja!!! Congratulations!!! Awesome shot. Your imagine & execution and artestry are the infamous "triple threat" and you have it, my friend. I don't enter these challenges much anymore because I just don't have time with my job and my freelance business but the first thing I do when the challenge is over is look for your photo and it always makes me smile. Congratulations again.
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07/02/2003 10:36:20 AM
Congratulations, Sonifo! This one really shows the depth of field. Looks like that young guy has a long way to walk to wherever he is going!!! Whew!!

Keep up the great work!!! Etta Sue

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07/02/2003 09:58:00 AM
Hey, congrats Sonya!!! Beautiful picture! I love it.
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07/02/2003 09:29:00 AM
You are amazing Sonifo! Another winner! Congrats.. and respect!
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07/02/2003 08:08:21 AM
Great image! The only possible improvement at shooting time would have been to modifiy the hight at witch it was taken: have the boy's whole head contrast with the sky or with the hills. I like the fact that the leading line does not lead anywhere, it realy is the main subject's leading line not ours as viewers. But if you look well enough, this young boy will take you for a long stroll along it; very dynnamic idea, and exausting...I think I'll get a drink.
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07/02/2003 07:58:33 AM
you're on a roll, sonja :) .. great job!
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07/02/2003 07:25:53 AM
congrats for this great country-picture... well done!!
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07/02/2003 06:37:05 AM
Congrats Sonja! This is a lovely shot, great composition, love the path leading away over the hills and the outfit is great too.
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07/02/2003 06:24:33 AM
I figured this one was yours, Sonja :) Congrats, it's beautiful!
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07/02/2003 06:14:18 AM
Woohoo! Congrats !
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07/02/2003 04:20:03 AM
Congratulations on the win Sonifo, way to go!
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07/02/2003 04:13:02 AM
Congrats Sonifo, a well deserved win!
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07/02/2003 04:05:17 AM
Well, I'm back to congratulate the winner as I said I would do! I'll also apologize for the incoherent original comment I made. I will try to re-read my comments in the future, especially on one of my favorite pictures of all time on here. Adding this to my favorites now. You're on a real role!
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07/02/2003 01:02:38 AM
beautiful photo, sonja! congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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07/02/2003 12:27:03 AM
Yes,mam, You certianly dusted everybody in that Challenege, I mean road. You deserve it,Congradulations!!!!!
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07/02/2003 12:20:56 AM
Sonja,

A wonderful photograph. I gave it a 10 as my favorite image in the challenge. Congrats on a much deserved blue ribbon.

Bob
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07/02/2003 12:11:04 AM
Okay, now, girlfriend. I let you have this one, but if you get another ribbon, I may have to start resenting you and begin spreading ugly rumors in the forums and stuff!!!


:-) Another excellent shot. Your creativity and excellence in execution never ceases to amaze me!!
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07/02/2003 12:09:57 AM
Congrats on the win! Really nice shot!

Andrew
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07/02/2003 12:09:46 AM
This was one of the two 10's I voted, great job, congrats...the other got second place, cool...
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07/02/2003 12:06:25 AM
Damn Girl! You are smokin! Congrats on another excellent entry and win!
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07/02/2003 12:04:31 AM
This is a wonderful shot.

John(TurboTech)

Congrats.
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07/02/2003 12:02:24 AM
Way to go! Excellent shot! Great lines and mood!
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07/02/2003 12:01:56 AM
Wow! One of your best, Sonja! Everything really fits together well here! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2003 05:24:28 PM
Great capture. Love the feeling it gives the viewer. Glad you refrained from using a border -- works very well on its own.
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07/01/2003 12:18:13 PM
Best In Class without a doubt-- A HUGE 10
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06/30/2003 03:56:45 PM
Yup........this says it.
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06/30/2003 03:28:13 PM
love the road in the distance. I wish the tones weren't as pink.
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06/30/2003 02:33:55 PM
Very nice!! Great idea which you executed perfectly, and sepia was the best choice in my opinion. Lighting and composition are both top notch.
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06/30/2003 01:28:13 PM
love the composition
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06/29/2003 10:59:48 PM
somehow the country-folk in the pic do not look natural enough. 7
06/29/2003 04:43:48 PM
One of the best I've seen so far! Great in all ways!
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06/29/2003 02:33:58 PM
Excellent shot, sepia works well and need no title. 10
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06/29/2003 09:19:09 AM
beautifully done! Nice composition.
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06/29/2003 12:08:00 AM
How did this look in colour?
06/28/2003 11:49:42 PM
one of my favorites....10
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06/28/2003 09:21:31 PM
Nice shot down a lonely road.
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06/28/2003 09:38:12 AM
Very nice angle and beautiful photo work...thanks
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06/28/2003 12:34:46 AM
One of My favorites this challenge! will be right near the top! 9
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06/27/2003 03:06:08 PM
I wasn't really thrilled with most of the entries in this challenge. But I thought this one was practically postcard. That's a good thing. I like your use of thirds. The body is on the line and the head and feet are right in the sweet spots. Perfect. I also liked the duotone feel of it all.
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06/27/2003 01:36:57 PM
Wonderful tones and composition. Nicely done! 10
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06/27/2003 06:41:55 AM
This is my favorite shot for the challenge. I really hope this wins. The lines undulating line of the road going into the distance blends beautifully with the horizontal soft whisps of clouds and the location and apparel of the subject is just right. Great job! Looking forward to congratulating whoever this is again when the challenge is over...
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06/27/2003 02:25:54 AM
The sky has an interesting hue. I dont think it's sepia, but adds to the mood of the picture. 8
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06/26/2003 08:25:35 PM
Great work. I love the clarity and sharpness of this image. The sepia toning is great (much better than my poor attempt) and the image just looks so "country". Well done.
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06/26/2003 12:49:53 PM
beautiful! congratulations!
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06/26/2003 12:09:57 AM
love the old fashioned look & the winding road, nice composition...
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06/25/2003 11:08:27 PM
good job
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06/25/2003 09:01:54 PM
Excellent Shot.
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06/25/2003 06:51:14 PM
very good compsition and good use of sepia tone, all in all an excellent photo..
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06/25/2003 02:59:21 PM
Fantastic....isolated, lonely, vast feeling here....just nice all around. Love the tones.
!00% good work. (insert CLAPPING)
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06/25/2003 12:24:56 PM
Wow! I love the focus! This photo seems so real! As if he's not even poseing! I love the sky. This photo deserves a ribbon.
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06/25/2003 11:22:48 AM
Beautiful. I love the color and clarity.
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06/25/2003 07:16:22 AM
Normally I am not a fan of sepia, but this one works well
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06/25/2003 06:51:46 AM
Excellent perspective. This is one of my top favourites for the week - 10.
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06/25/2003 02:45:10 AM
winderful mood image! well done.
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06/25/2003 02:43:22 AM
Nice work. This has got to be one of my favorites for the week. Perfect in every way and definately meets challenge. 10
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06/25/2003 02:09:27 AM
makes me smile. love the setup.
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