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The Story of my Life
The Story of my Life
Alain


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Misunderstanding (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Val-d'Or, Qc, Canada
Date: Feb 16, 2008
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2008

Really... this is not the Story of my Life, I just had to put a title in... :)

Picture of some snow,

Levels, noiseware (twice), converted to B&W, noiseware again, gaussian blur (around +60), added a border, rotated, saved for WEB.

Post-challenge:

Thanks for all the comments. My goal was to create a picture that was misunderstood... (I know, this is not exactly what the challenge was...)

Anyway, I think that I acheived my goal, and most important, it's a picture that I really like... :)


Statistics
Place: 68 out of 75
Avg (all users): 4.7112
Avg (commenters): 5.6818
Avg (participants): 4.2632
Avg (non-participants): 4.8255
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 187
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/10/2009 09:21:06 AM
Wow, I just saw this in a completely unrelated thread (favorite comments) - haven't seen it before, must have missed this challenge last Feb. Honestly, in the context of the challenge, I don't know what I would have voted it as - after the fact I'm sure I would have regretted not giving it a 10 - I absolutely love this shot, it's gorgeous and a new fave for me.
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01/12/2009 09:41:36 PM
I like the curves in this snowy picture. Rather provocative.
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01/01/2009 03:10:00 AM
I guess I missed this challenge. What a great idea! I am actually amazed that so many people didn't get it and then failed to realize that their not understanding it was exactly what made it fit the challenge. (Do we have a "Duh" ribbon?)
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03/09/2008 01:41:44 PM
This is, quite possibly, the most interesting voting pattern I have ever seen on DPC. So many 1, 2, and 3s with so many 8, 9, and 10s. Voters had relatively strong feelings about this image. Possibly a reflection of the "misunderstanding" you were shooting for, and achieved.
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03/04/2008 07:42:20 AM
This truly is a beautiful image. It's hard to believe that it's snow!

As I stared at it I remembered an old cd cover I made years ago. The image is actually clipart that was on some advertising cd with generic images.

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Like a few others mentioned, I think part of the appeal is the gentle curve of what appears to be a woman's back. The softness of the edges add mystery and anonymity. I think it's possibly programmed in the human mind to find the curve of a woman's body soothing.
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02/25/2008 09:29:50 AM
Congratulations. You achieved your goal and the comments were worth it too. Nice photo indeed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2008 10:32:15 PM
Nice abstract with smooth transitions. I feel it fits well and leaves the viewer open to multiple interpetations of what the shape is supposed to convey.
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02/24/2008 07:32:17 PM
What is it?
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02/24/2008 11:24:09 AM
Open to interpretation, I'd say. ;-) 7.
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02/23/2008 04:44:18 AM
nice, very surreal ;-)
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02/22/2008 09:12:38 PM
Awesome abstract and nice composition !!....: )
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02/22/2008 08:15:51 PM
I think you're going to get a handful of high scores but a bunch of low DNMC, I'm not sure I can figure this out so I'm not voting. OK, maybe I'll revisit later. At least it made me think. Yin and Yang going on perhaps?
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02/22/2008 02:09:56 PM
I voted this challenge for the only reason I could give a 10 to this photo. It's beautiful and you show courage in doing this. Congrats!
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02/22/2008 11:46:51 AM
Oh wait, is this one of those funny, insightful brown ribbon attempts. Hang on, let me just get really high. Ok...I'm ready.

The yin-yang imagery is symbolic of your turbulent life with its ups and downs, hence the story of your life. The misunderstanding is you caught between these two cyclical forces.

Oh no..maybe this is Leroy arisen from the ashes, and this is actually a high key shot of the top half of a naked woman in profile on a dark background with a very low bust and a very long neck. I hope that doesn't offend your model.

I must say, what a fabulous showcase of both your artistic and photographic talent this image is.
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02/20/2008 02:46:38 PM
I've never given a "10" to a picture of nothing before. I can't explain "why" I think it meets the challenge, it just feels like it should. Heck, I can't even tell why I like it. I just do. :)
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02/20/2008 12:21:35 PM
?
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02/19/2008 09:48:30 PM
A nice abstract, but doesn't really meet the challenge.
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02/19/2008 01:25:47 PM
I don't get the connection to the challenge but I love this image. So pure and mysterious looking.
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02/19/2008 12:55:49 PM
It is an interesting story. Kinda curvey.
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02/19/2008 01:46:55 AM
Truly poetic, without the title though, I owuldn't get it. (dimwitted fellow that I am)
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02/18/2008 09:06:32 PM
Very very abstract. unfortunately, I think a little too abstact for the challenge. not sure where the misunderstanding is without the title...
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02/18/2008 07:41:09 PM
I don't know what to think of this image, kinda hard to vote on, from the thumb, i thought it was a back, but now seeing the whole picture full size, I haven't the slightest idea, is that the point?? 5 for the effort.
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02/18/2008 05:50:51 PM
errr, I'm really confused .... I don't understand your picture but now I don't know if that means I should give you a better mark or not!!
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02/18/2008 05:29:23 PM
What is it?
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02/18/2008 08:24:46 AM
Been There! Done That! :)
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02/18/2008 08:24:44 AM
I really like this image but I can't find something for a misundarstanding...
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02/18/2008 08:04:14 AM
going for the bottom??? brown ribbon contender??
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02/18/2008 05:01:15 AM
Great image
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02/18/2008 12:50:01 AM
Beautiful abstract.
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02/18/2008 12:28:53 AM
lovely
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02/18/2008 12:21:01 AM
ummm what?
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