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Decisions of the Heart
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Challenge: Extreme Emotion: Faceless (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Up the road at home
Date: Jul 24, 2007
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2007

This is my daughter Georgie and my dog Tootsie being very sad for me on the neighbors lane way. I think it would be very extreme for a child to run away and for a parent if your child did run away. They did a great job!!!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.3268
Avg (commenters): 8.0204
Avg (participants): 6.6136
Avg (non-participants): 7.4466
Views since voting: 19517
Views during voting: 611
Votes: 306
Comments: 88
Favorites: 40 (view)


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11/02/2007 07:40:43 AM
Very emotive capture. Well done and congratulations!
(one improvement...rotate every so slightly clockwise to straighten the horizon.)
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08/06/2007 08:15:14 PM
I'm going to steal that suitcase when you're least expecting it.

Congrats on your ribbon!!
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08/06/2007 01:46:09 AM
So great! I wish my dog had all that room to run around in, glad you won.
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08/04/2007 11:31:52 AM
pure emotion, just wonderful
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08/04/2007 04:53:44 AM
I sure ran away a few times, but no one noticed, Ha! this is excellent!
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08/04/2007 02:49:15 AM
Awesome photo...

I feel sad just looking at them. They did a great job modeling for you!
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08/04/2007 01:42:31 AM
This was one of my fav images congrats on your 3rd place well done
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08/04/2007 12:50:32 AM
So wonderful to see a fantastic photo like this on the front page - simple yet poignant.
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08/02/2007 09:57:28 PM
By far the best in the challenge! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/02/2007 09:53:50 PM
i think this is a great picture
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08/02/2007 08:56:13 PM
What a great composition!
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08/02/2007 12:52:45 PM
Many heartfelt congratulations! This is lovely :)
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08/02/2007 09:36:23 AM
Congratulatios!! This is such an emotiove image. Love it!!
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08/02/2007 07:59:26 AM
great concept, really nice photo ... BIG congratz
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08/02/2007 06:32:51 AM
This really is a classic! Congrats.
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08/02/2007 06:14:42 AM
congrats on a great shot and score

Jack
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08/01/2007 05:58:25 PM
great cute shot and congrats on the ribbon!

would like to see it in b&w, too...
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08/01/2007 05:30:35 PM
Great shot! You can't help but feel sad for the pair. Very captivating.
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08/01/2007 03:56:55 PM
im a sucker for any shot with a pooch in it

especially a sad pooch

very well done
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08/01/2007 02:51:28 PM
Amazingly awesome shot, you can definitely feel the sadness of it. Definitely deserved a ribbon! Congrats!!
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08/01/2007 10:43:15 AM
Congrats! You truly deserved a ribbon! Wonderfully, heart-touching shot and so well executed. I loved it.
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08/01/2007 09:48:24 AM
I was expecting something with this shot, I like it way you took. congrats!!!
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08/01/2007 09:36:46 AM
Yayyyyyyy Laurie!!!! Wow! 7.3 and a yellow ribbon. What an incredibly high scoring challenge. And what a great tribute to your creativity, talent and execution!! I am in awe of your work!

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08/01/2007 09:24:57 AM
Very well done. I like this alot. Every detail in incedible! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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08/01/2007 09:23:45 AM
An instant classic...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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08/01/2007 06:20:23 AM
I'm so happy you got a ribbon for this marvelous shot, but it should have been blue. Every detail of this is perfection: the bare feet, the endless line of telephone poles, the overalls with the strap hanging down, the innocence of the naked back and shoulder, the adorable little dog, the little old-fashion suitcase, etc. etc. etc. Great work!
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08/01/2007 03:49:23 AM
Great shot - well deserved result
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08/01/2007 12:55:58 AM
Congrats!!! I loved this....gave it a 10.
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08/01/2007 12:37:44 AM
Way to go Laurie. I loved this picture from the first time I saw it. Congrats on your ribbon.
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08/01/2007 12:27:29 AM
Laurie, this is so poignant and beautiful, excellent job. Mega congrats on winning the yellow. WTG, girl!
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08/01/2007 12:13:09 AM
Heartwrenching! Awesome composition. Well deserved ribbon.
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08/01/2007 12:05:49 AM
Totally awesome, and so worthy of this ribbon.....
So so emotive, and so beautifully captured.....
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08/01/2007 12:03:36 AM
well, looks like I nailed it. ;) Definitely deserving. My only 10 in the challenge for pictures I could vote on...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 10:35:32 PM
I love how the dog is leaning on the little girl as he waits for her to weigh their options.
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07/31/2007 09:16:26 PM
Cute.
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07/31/2007 11:26:27 AM
Wasn't there a movie based on this w/Ryan and Tatum O'Neil? Good photo. I hope the suitcase is empty. ;-) I love the dirt road, nice effect.
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07/31/2007 10:22:49 AM
fantastic composition!
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07/30/2007 10:58:10 PM
Well composed with good colour.
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07/30/2007 07:28:07 PM
Love the costuming and concept of this shot!!
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07/30/2007 06:51:26 PM
Charming and poignant. I can well remember feeling that way at that age. 10
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07/30/2007 04:24:29 PM
MY FAVORITE!!! I see their emotion, it is reflected in the lightning, the composition, their posture, her foot, the pups tail, her forgotten strap, the nostalgic suitcase. Brilliant IMO! 10
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07/30/2007 03:26:37 PM
Very cute and detailed
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07/30/2007 03:24:01 PM
classic looking photo i would like to see more shadow detail in the big tree in the distance and the main subject to the left
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07/30/2007 01:20:12 PM
What à lovely shot ! 10
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07/30/2007 11:27:37 AM
Cute!
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07/30/2007 08:42:10 AM
I think you were really close to something special here. Might have been a little better in black and white. It sort of has that feel to it. Great idea!
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07/29/2007 11:14:17 PM
Super cute! I wish the angle was a bit wider, so the road disappeared more and the world appeared bigger, but it's still a 7 from me!
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07/29/2007 10:04:16 PM
i like the idea and the composition...but the lighting is quite plain..7
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07/29/2007 09:15:56 PM
Absolutely adorable, great job.
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07/29/2007 07:29:26 PM
Great photo, shame the light wasn't further across the cornfield but well done
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07/29/2007 02:31:55 AM
I think this would be beautiful in black and white. And maybe taking the camera closer to the ground.

But great idea and still a good shot.
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07/28/2007 03:06:48 PM
funny shot! very neat image!
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07/28/2007 02:36:52 PM
Man, seriously adorable concept. Very well executed.
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07/28/2007 11:43:22 AM
Lovely image. I like the composition, colors and the feel of this photo.
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07/28/2007 03:43:02 AM
This doesn't evoke the true challenge in my opinion. I do like the concept, it's a well produced photograph.
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07/27/2007 08:02:46 PM
This is definitely one of my faves of the challenge. I love how the road leads off into nowhere. The dog is so well behaved. One thing you could do after the challenge but not in basic editing is tone down the bright fastener in her hair. Overall, I think it is a great shot with a lot of emotion and it's one of my top picks. Good luck.
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07/27/2007 07:37:45 PM
Yep!! This one's gotta be the winner. If it doesn't win blue, I'm filing a formal protest :) Congratulations in advance!!! This is so incredible!!!
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07/27/2007 06:18:04 PM
wow, very nice. I would love to see this in advanced editing :)
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07/27/2007 04:08:37 PM
this is so cute! I'm trying to understand the strap falling off. Is there a point that I'm missing? Just wondering. Still a good picture.
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07/27/2007 01:37:04 PM
The idea is my favorite of the bunch. I'm going to vote as if the dark look was intentional. 8
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07/27/2007 12:24:42 PM
My definite pick for 3rd in this challenge of significantly underachieving entries. I think a little work with the midtones could have brought up the grass a bit, but maybe you did that on purpose to enhance the mood. My only 10.
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07/27/2007 12:00:27 PM
Well done. Subject matter shows emotion very well.
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07/27/2007 08:17:35 AM
Love this one! It's one of my favorites in this challenge! Great idea well executed!
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07/27/2007 02:51:42 AM
cool, like the Wizard of Oz! if I had one critique it would be to look at your levels, it seems to not really really have a true white and I think brightening up would have really helped this shot. That is my only critique though, the idea and composition are great. Feel free to PM me if you want me to show you what I mean :)
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07/26/2007 11:23:45 PM
Beautiful and impressive.
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07/26/2007 05:55:41 PM
whimsical
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07/26/2007 02:23:29 PM
Break my heart! Good image, but glad to know it's not real! Nicely done.
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07/26/2007 01:05:37 PM
If this is an arranged photo - which I suppose? - it would be good to make sure the girl wears a t-shirt in these troubled times...
07/26/2007 12:09:32 PM
very nice picture, the colors need a bit more saturation.
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07/26/2007 06:57:38 AM
lovely.
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07/25/2007 09:23:16 PM
Ribbon!
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07/25/2007 08:48:11 PM
I wouldn't say this was extreme emotion, but it's such a great composition, perfectly exposed, I had to give it a 9. Brilliant! Is that a blue heeler?
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07/25/2007 07:49:18 PM
AWWWWWW!!!! How PRECIOUS a shot is this?! I really kike it! It seems as though the dog is waiting to go and there's nowhere to go! LOL How absolutely adorable a shot! Nicely done!
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07/25/2007 07:26:13 PM
This could almost be a painting. I love the shot and the concept!
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07/25/2007 04:42:56 PM
Fantastic!
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07/25/2007 03:40:00 PM
Cute!
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07/25/2007 01:51:26 PM
I like this photograph. Well done and great setup and idea.
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07/25/2007 01:03:56 PM
Great shot!! I like how both the girl and the dog are sticking their legs out to the side to brace themselves.
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07/25/2007 11:19:05 AM
nIcE..... too good...
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07/25/2007 11:14:39 AM
too cute
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07/25/2007 11:05:26 AM
really a great image. well constructed, I like your cure of the details. the girl without the shoes well work on the image economy, good the choice of the bag colour and the position of the tail of the dog is great. I don't know if a duotone (burungy) was most dramatical.
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07/25/2007 08:18:58 AM
This is a fantastic shot. I haven't commented on an image in months, but I can't pass this one up. The emotion is obvious, the composition is spot on and enhances the emotion. Every detail has been accounted for. Very nicely done.
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07/25/2007 06:59:54 AM
This is so sweet. Nice to see "extreme emotion" in a sweet innocent way here. Well done.
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07/25/2007 05:55:26 AM
very nice - this is extreme indeed
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07/25/2007 03:01:01 AM
oh man, what a wonderful concept!
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07/25/2007 01:58:25 AM
Heart-warming, innocent, emotional. Tells a great story.... or, at least one can imagine a story here. Meets the challenge very well! Very natural and pleasant exposure and scene! One of my favorites in this challenge. (10)
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07/25/2007 12:32:04 AM
oh
myyy
gosh.

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. such a creative idea! love the title. aahhhh!!! i hope this does really well! good luck :0)
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07/25/2007 12:30:18 AM
awwwww, she looks so lost! what a perfect photo! i just wish it was shaper
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