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1st PlaceVintage Ornaments
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: I Bought It On eBay (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Dec 16, 2007
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2007

Nah, they're not vintage and I didn't get them on eBay. I think pretty well anything goes for this challenge. Hopefully voters will think so too. If not, oh well, it won't be the first time I've been wrong about challenges.

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Post challenge:
WOW! I was not expecting a ribbon in this challenge, I wasn't even expecting this photo to do this well. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone, and thanks!!

Oh, this is also the first time I have won a ribbon in a member challenge.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.9758
Avg (commenters): 8.3500
Avg (participants): 6.6923
Avg (non-participants): 7.0635
Views since voting: 8262
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 165
Comments: 70
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/16/2012 12:05:57 AM
I think it's the light which takes this image out of the ordinary.
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07/26/2012 08:55:47 AM
THIS IMAGE ALSO MOVES ME AS I LOVE THE SOFTNESS RE THE COMPOSITION CROP AND COLOR BUT ALSO THE MACRO DETAIL OF THE XMAS BALLS RE THE GLITTER SOFT TEXTURES ON THE BALLS... LOVE IT AND IT ALSO SHOULD GET A 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL AWARD AND JUST MAY ONE DAY DOWN THE TRACK AS IT BEEN A FAVORITE EVER SINCE I SAW IT...FROM SHEZ
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12/30/2007 10:08:14 PM
Awesome Karen! Congratulations! Happy New Year!
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12/30/2007 07:42:39 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Beautiful shot!
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12/28/2007 03:27:28 PM
Congrats, you deserve it, fantastic image
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12/28/2007 10:58:01 AM
Karen,
WOW, huge congrats to you. A BLUE .... ta da!
Lovely image, congrats on this ribbon.
Way to go!
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12/27/2007 04:52:14 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!! Awesome shot!!
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12/27/2007 12:24:59 AM
Beautiful..love the tones and softness. Congrats!
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12/26/2007 02:35:39 PM
congrats on your ribbon!
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12/26/2007 07:02:11 AM
Just plain simple gorgious!
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12/25/2007 10:12:55 PM
Karen, this is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
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12/25/2007 08:33:36 AM
BIG FAT CONGRATS TO YOU KAREN !!!!!!!!!!
WELL DONE
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12/25/2007 01:32:35 AM
Congrats on the blue, Karen. It's well deserved and I'm delighted for you!
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12/24/2007 11:37:30 PM
Congrats Karen!! Well deserved place for your beautiful shot!
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12/24/2007 09:55:31 PM
hey karen .. brilliant photograph and even tho you didnt buy it on ebay, i doubt many other ppl who entered this challenge did either .. !! .. like a potato !!!!! .. lol... altho seeing i havent really done anything on ebay i'm not totally sure ppl dont sell potatoes there, as well as a whole heap of other 'stuff' ..
anyway .. a big congratulations to you .. another addition to your awesome portfolio .. :)

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12/24/2007 08:46:32 PM
Very nice photo, Karen... I love the dreamy feel to it... the duotone was a great choice. Congrats on the well-deserved red blue ribbon!
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12/24/2007 01:02:28 PM
Congrats on the blue, Karen. Very nice and elegant image.
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12/24/2007 12:33:27 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on Ribbon!!
Well deserved..
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12/24/2007 11:53:46 AM
Really nice, Karen. Great job.
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12/24/2007 11:19:27 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Karen!
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12/24/2007 11:02:32 AM
Congrats on you ribbon. It is a beautiful image.
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12/24/2007 10:12:54 AM
Karen! This is beautiful! Congratulations! The only thing that surprises me is that you are surprised by how well it did.

And Merry Christms to YOU in your winter wonderland!

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12/24/2007 09:50:51 AM
WTG Karen!! Congratulations - what a great holiday gift - a beautiful red ribbon. Gorgeous photo - well deserved.

Edit to say: Woohoo!! Even better!!

Message edited by author 2007-12-24 20:50:02.
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12/24/2007 09:47:50 AM
Just gorgeous and I love the lighting. It was one of my top rated! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/24/2007 09:34:50 AM
Very pretty: lovely for the front page this week. Well done!
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12/24/2007 09:04:38 AM
Hey ! Congratz ! well done.
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12/24/2007 08:52:20 AM
Congrats on doing so well with this subtle, elegant image.
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12/24/2007 08:23:00 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the Ribbon!!!
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12/24/2007 08:18:55 AM
Congratulations. My number one pick. makes sense who made this wonderful image. LG
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12/24/2007 07:50:51 AM
Congratulations on a great picture
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12/24/2007 06:55:17 AM
Congrats Karen. This is an excellent image and I am sure glad you were rewarded for it
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12/24/2007 06:51:47 AM
Not vintage? No bought on ebay???? I am putting a complaint to the SC immediately!!!

Seriously many congratulations on the ribbon another of your truely great images. The composition is spot on and the duotone conversion is magnificent, giving the baubles a wonderfully fragile look to them without having sacrificed any sharpness or clarity in achieving a soft look about it

Thoroughly deserved ribbon....

Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a happy, peaceful, prosperous and most of all healthy 2008

Jon
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12/24/2007 06:19:51 AM
This has your signature finished look to it - your work is always very polished, very well presented. Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/24/2007 05:57:25 AM
Congrats Karen! Beautiful shot!
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12/24/2007 04:41:03 AM
what a beautiful image congrats on the the ribbon.
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12/24/2007 04:18:43 AM
Congrats on the red, makes for a well-selling stock image
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12/24/2007 02:24:45 AM
Looks like a very classy Christmas card. congrats!
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12/24/2007 01:39:52 AM
This is so delicate and beautiful. Great shot, Karen. Big congrats on your ribbon.
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12/24/2007 01:38:53 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Karen!
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12/24/2007 01:07:23 AM
Top finish Karen, I like the blue/gray tone you achieved with this..
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12/24/2007 12:37:36 AM
Well done Karen...congratulations on the ribbon
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12/24/2007 12:32:42 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/24/2007 12:19:47 AM
Glad to see how well this one did. It deserved it.
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12/24/2007 12:18:36 AM
Congratulations, Karen. That's sure to bring some Christmas cheer. Hooray!
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12/24/2007 12:10:56 AM
Great shot, congrats!!
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12/24/2007 12:06:18 AM
Congrats, Karen! I loved this. :)
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12/24/2007 12:06:01 AM
congrats! on the red!!!! Beautiful image

Message edited by author 2007-12-24 01:10:57.
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12/24/2007 12:05:08 AM
Beautiful tones and detail, Karen! Big congrats on your new red. (Oh...about the PM....Not a clue!)
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12/24/2007 12:04:59 AM
Awesome shot, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2007 05:31:30 PM
Beautiful, especially since it is in black and white.
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12/23/2007 05:01:41 PM
Excellent Photo! :)
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12/23/2007 11:46:58 AM
Beautiful composition and graphic effect! Very nice
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12/22/2007 09:02:04 PM
Neat color, great composition, 8
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12/21/2007 02:22:35 PM
wonderful b&w this one really says christmas....love you dof
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12/21/2007 07:41:54 AM
Beautiful light.
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12/20/2007 11:11:36 PM
Very pretty! I love the close up and the detail on the ornaments. The soft lighting is beautiful!
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12/20/2007 03:24:35 PM
imo, this photo is perfect in every way /10
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12/20/2007 01:04:58 PM
Great lighting and lovely tones. Very festive too and so this should be popular. Interesting choice of duotone hue, Christmas not often associated with cold colours, more the traditional warm golden / red tones of a roaring fireplace or something - however it works so well here. Well composed and not spoilt by any complicated distracting background elements.
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12/20/2007 11:03:26 AM
Excellent lighting and composition ..gl 9 bump to 10 gl
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12/19/2007 12:34:32 PM
LOVELY! Very, very beautiful. the composition is great, and so is the perfect lighting and the beautiful colors. Well done!
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12/19/2007 09:24:12 AM
Very pretty, beautifully lit.
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12/18/2007 04:34:59 PM
This is just great. Wonderful details and lighting. I would love to see this in a larger size.
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12/18/2007 03:45:47 PM
Oh dear, tenuously linked to the challenge, you should of saved this for the December freestudy, would of done very well.. here, I am not so sure.. kinda feels shoehorned in. maybe you did buy them on ebay, but thats about it.. sorry.
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12/18/2007 07:54:03 AM
By far the best of them all. Good luck.
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12/17/2007 11:50:49 PM
Lovely coloring
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12/17/2007 01:54:25 PM
lovely macro 8
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12/17/2007 09:46:49 AM
I like the lighting on these
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12/17/2007 05:06:34 AM
Nice colouring and glow.
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12/17/2007 04:24:48 AM
my top pick for this challenge and a fav. I love this! everything about it is perfect to me. the light,shadows the softness and event he slight blue cast (is that a slight glow i see too?) very very nice...10!
~~Cher~~
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12/17/2007 12:11:12 AM
beautiful hue and smoothness...makes a great christmas image...I like the composition as well 8
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