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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Super II for Nikon
Location: A field just outside of Bradford Ontario
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2008

I love it

The umbrella man meets the Angel ...

The story takes on a new twist :D

Thanks for looking

Post

Yeeah!!!

I am so happy this image did well. I really like it myself. I am currently on vacation at the cottage...no internet access.I am at an internet cafe just to check the results and wow!!! Thank you to everyone who commented, voted, and checked out my shot. The story will continue.

Coley :D

Coley

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 247
Avg (all users): 7.1607
Avg (commenters): 8.3143
Avg (participants): 7.1500
Avg (non-participants): 7.1705
Views since voting: 15335
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 168
Comments: 81
Favorites: 40 (view)


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10/19/2008 01:08:42 AM
This is awesome! Love it!!
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09/07/2008 09:23:45 AM
I really need to spend more time in your portfolio! This series is just too good, inspirational stuff. Love your work.
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07/28/2008 12:17:38 PM
It's quite an excellent idea, but what makes it imperfect for me is that the "angel" is clearly a human. I love the drama that you created in the scene, but the fact that the angel is a person with skinny jeans and glasses takes a little bit away from the mood.

Either way, great compo and shot
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07/27/2008 06:24:55 PM
outstanding - very special.
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07/23/2008 04:27:41 PM
Originally posted by JesiLynR:

I keep coming back to this photo -- I think it's brilliant.


This was the las comment marked as usefull by Cole (on July 17th). It's obvious he has not been able to check this site since then. With today's global internet access that is quite unusual. Does anyone know if he is ok?

Message edited by author 2008-07-23 16:34:46.
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07/22/2008 04:49:00 PM
brilliant .. love the weirdness of this . ..
love that guy's long pants all crumpled .. and the dramatic sky all blown out .. !!
if he looked around i'd expect a black mo & i bet he'd walk in a funny waddling sort'v way .. !!
congratulations on your ribbon ..
its a fantastic photograph, a well thought out idea and i love the sepia process ...
you do these set-up shots so well .. i wish i had half your talent .. :)
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07/22/2008 02:05:29 PM
Oh my, this is scary like hell and damn brilliant too!
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07/22/2008 04:16:02 AM
I am so pleased to see this amazing shot on the front page!! Fantastic!
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07/21/2008 10:02:05 PM
Great shot, this was a ribbon pick of mine so glad to see it here. Congratulations.
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07/21/2008 09:54:29 PM
I love your style, and I LOVE this photo! I'm so glad it won a ribbon. Congratulations, Coley!

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07/21/2008 09:24:45 PM
this really is a brilliant photo. great idea brought forth to fruition.
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07/21/2008 09:16:21 PM
Where do you find wings like that..this is so cool!
Debbi
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07/21/2008 07:14:59 PM
This is such a great photo. I gave you a 9. Not a 10 only because I had to force a little difference between this and the extraordinary chimps' image that got the blue. Congrats on the red!!
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07/21/2008 04:39:39 PM
So. Cool.
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07/21/2008 10:24:42 AM
Of course. Great image. Congrats!
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07/21/2008 09:54:34 AM
Congrats Cole, this is a great image. :)

Message edited by author 2008-07-21 09:54:50.
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07/21/2008 09:49:49 AM
Nice finish, Coley. thought I recognized those wings. :~) CONGRATS
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07/21/2008 08:38:32 AM
i need to meet my angel....

but an umbrella will do in the meantime.
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07/21/2008 08:34:23 AM
This is what should have won it all imo.
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07/21/2008 07:40:29 AM
This is freakin awesome, should have been blue imho.
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07/21/2008 07:12:40 AM
Killer image - love the story you have told. Thanks for continuing the artistic theme
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07/21/2008 06:13:54 AM
Unmistakably a Coley. Congrats!
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07/21/2008 03:57:05 AM
I love seeing the way you see things. Thanks for this!
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07/21/2008 02:25:01 AM
Knew this was yours the minute I saw it - quite unique.

Great work as ever and well deserved ribbon.
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07/21/2008 01:52:09 AM
I figured this was you. Congrats on the ribbon although I'm a little disappointed that this encounter didn't take place on a roof. :P
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07/21/2008 01:24:21 AM
Cole this is another outstanding creativity, congrats
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07/21/2008 01:20:51 AM
IM so happy for you! congrats to much on this image! its so amazing as always
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07/21/2008 01:01:35 AM
Fantastic! Another stunningly creative shot of yours, Coley. Well done and congratulations on the red.
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07/21/2008 12:51:21 AM
Originally posted by aimeethetoo:

Cool funky odd quirky shot. Nice.


Aimee that's an awesome comment! got anymore adjectives? lol
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07/21/2008 12:20:45 AM
As the dong says: It Had to be You....congrats on another fine image
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07/21/2008 12:19:53 AM
Heyy, I knew this one would place!! I loved it, and I'm so glad it did. Congrats!!
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07/21/2008 12:18:43 AM
Umbrellas are awesome! Thanks for sharing the latest about our umbrella man, I hope to see more of him in the future.
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07/21/2008 12:17:38 AM
Sick. congrats :)
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07/21/2008 12:17:15 AM
Who else could this be but Coley? I'm thinking you might have had the idea for a while... ;-Þ
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07/21/2008 12:09:53 AM
oh yay yay yay! This was my fav of the challenge!!
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07/21/2008 12:07:14 AM
So this is where he comes from well done on the ribbon.
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07/21/2008 12:06:01 AM
Oh Yeah... why not just make everyone feel inferior. Your talent and vision are inspiring to say the least. Well done!
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07/21/2008 12:02:20 AM
Congrats on the Red, Coley... another in the great series ! Well done! :O)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2008 05:45:22 PM
Quite magical
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07/20/2008 01:32:03 PM
Very Evocative!
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07/19/2008 07:44:18 PM
Very different and I like it. The darkening sky brings more drama to an already tense scene. Edit: Bumping to a 9. Top 3 pick
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07/18/2008 07:44:44 PM
Cool funky odd quirky shot. Nice.
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07/17/2008 05:11:31 PM
I keep coming back to this photo -- I think it's brilliant.
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07/17/2008 03:00:24 PM
I just didn't get it at all.
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07/17/2008 02:57:27 PM
Coley-esque (if not the man himself.) I like it.
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07/17/2008 11:18:20 AM
love this, so funny
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07/16/2008 02:48:04 PM
Love the storytelling quality of this photo. 8
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07/16/2008 12:47:02 PM
Crazy image! very well done!
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07/16/2008 12:21:54 PM
Wonderfully surreal : )
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07/16/2008 10:50:30 AM
Surreal! Wonderfully bizarre and odd! : )
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07/15/2008 11:32:41 PM
very different shot. very interesting. i like it in black and white. it almost seems dream-like. 8
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07/15/2008 11:11:34 PM
Probably my favourite from the challenge. Ten from me :)
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07/15/2008 10:23:11 PM
very interesting. love the contrast. I had to come back here, I changed my vote... I love this shot.
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07/15/2008 09:03:26 PM
Great story.
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07/15/2008 07:55:51 PM
I love your conceptual work Coley. Always fun to see your next spin.
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07/15/2008 07:21:55 PM
I keep coming back to this because it's such an intriguing photo. The setup poses so many questions and leaves open so many imaginative possibilities. The contrast, the sky, the setting...all add up to a great photo.
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07/15/2008 06:09:36 PM
Thought provoking. Thanks
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07/15/2008 12:38:29 PM
very conceptual, love it
9
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07/15/2008 11:37:40 AM
i recognize this work - very fun and whimisical
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07/15/2008 10:26:37 AM
Well, that's ... unusual. Very imaginative :-)
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07/15/2008 05:53:51 AM
nice storytelling image, like the toning. contrast is too high for my taste. had cropped to square or even portrait format, the additional space at the sides doesn't do much for the image IMO
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07/15/2008 01:11:35 AM
would have been really cool if you could have hid the stand...but still cool idea and nice execution. 7
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07/14/2008 08:55:32 PM
This is a really good b&w. I love the sky and the man with umbrella (top hat is an awesome touch, btw!) and long coat. Something about the figure in the background doesn't sit right to me, though. I think its the capri pants; Somehow they seem less intimating/mysterious with capris and white shoes.
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07/14/2008 08:00:41 PM
this is really cool! nice contrast and excellent composition. :)
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07/14/2008 06:17:01 PM
cant wait for the next installment.....or better yet the book.
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07/14/2008 04:31:38 PM
I like this on various levels: the silhoutte approach and still leaving details such as the face visible, the idea overall and the the b/w conversion. well done
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07/14/2008 03:47:56 PM
They way the cloud merge with the umbrella make it
a WOW Picture
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07/14/2008 02:00:49 PM
yup 8
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07/14/2008 12:38:14 PM
Very interesting, I don't really "get it" in terms of a story or meaning but I really like the composition and feel of the shot. very good - 8
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07/14/2008 11:07:29 AM
your props give you away, coley :)

excellent image ... 10 from me
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07/14/2008 10:59:22 AM
One of my three tens. I really hope this wins.
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07/14/2008 07:07:50 AM
very nice concept!
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07/14/2008 05:56:26 AM
Like it.
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07/14/2008 04:47:33 AM
Coley is that you? this is awesome...I love the sunglasses :) a great arty image 8
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07/14/2008 04:16:37 AM
wonderful photo.....9
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07/14/2008 02:22:08 AM
A 10 from me. GREAT.
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07/14/2008 01:39:43 AM
COLEY IS THAT YOU! ok, if it isnt, take this comment with great pride, because Coley is a genious.

Now, if you are indeed him, Holy crappo, this image rocks my socks off. awesome job!
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07/14/2008 01:13:39 AM
Wow. Striking. strange. You really created a great sense of tension here. Very cool
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07/14/2008 12:48:13 AM
Coley is this you??? This is an absolutely fantastic shot and so powerful. You can feel him take a deep breath as he looks upon her.

This shot is sheer genius, masterfully thought out, wonderfully composed, terrific set up, and beautifully executed.

I can't wait to hear how you came up with this one.

In my favorites and scores a 10 form me, bravo, well done.

I hope everyone sees this shot for how wonderful it is and if they do I know we'll see this shot sporting a Blue and you a great BIG grin.

All the best to you and yours, and all the best for this photo.

MAX!
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07/14/2008 12:35:16 AM
outstanding 10
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07/14/2008 12:07:49 AM
Almost a tribute to Magritte with a twist. I like it. Leaves the story up to our imagination. If I were to critique anything, I might have composed it so that they are less centered and are to one side maybe the left, with more neg space to the right, but that's just my taste.
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