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 First Pay The Ladderman
3rd Place First Pay The Ladderman
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Bradford Ontario
Date: Aug 24, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2008

Kind of a crazy idea. I have shot at this spot before. I love the curve in the road and I love this shed. We parked my pick up on the other side of the hill and lashed the ladder extended to it. Of course then the wind came up and really added to the excitement as the ladder was being blown over on to the top of my truck. The idea is the road leads to the ladder which if you climb it you will get to heaven ... but first you must pay the ladderman. He lives in the shed by the way

Hope this does well

coley

Wow ... tonite was better than a rollover :D

Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in the challenge. I am honoured to be on the front page with such esteemed photogs as Joe and Lesley.

This is great.

Thanks as always for looking

Coley

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.7544
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9697
Avg (non-participants): 6.7179
Views since voting: 4491
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 228
Comments: 58
Favorites: 23 (view)


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12/28/2008 04:11:02 PM
I adore your photographs, stunning creativity. Thank you for visiting my portfolio and the comment, much appreciated and I'll keep visiting you and your work....very inspirational.
Suzer

Message edited by author 2008-12-28 16:11:42.
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09/09/2008 03:40:59 AM
Your creativity is amazing!
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09/07/2008 06:41:39 PM
Great shot, congrats
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09/07/2008 09:28:35 AM
At first this seemed like a quirky, cool kind of image. However, after reading the story you really get a feel for the world, beautiful work!
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09/05/2008 10:01:50 PM
WOW. I could look at this photograph for hours. Your work is stunning and thoughtful, always telling a fantastic story. Great work.
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09/05/2008 07:03:47 PM
wow congrats on the ribbon
great story on the set up too
i 2nd a ladder series too :)
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09/05/2008 12:08:07 PM
I love this photo. Into faves. It tells an intriguing, mysterious story, as do many of your photos. You should do a ladder series. Exceptional work! Edit to add: definitely my pick for the blue, not to knock the other outstanding photos.

Message edited by author 2008-09-05 12:08:34.
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09/05/2008 08:51:19 AM
Don't knock your "crazy" ideas, please - they're what puts you so far ahead of the pack. This is a brilliant concept and take on the challenge and all the more so given the minimalism of the presentation - to say so much with such impact without being heavy-handed about it is an art.
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09/05/2008 01:52:47 AM
So creative its scary. Awesome idea. Congrats!
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09/05/2008 01:33:54 AM
Man this is cool, I have to say you have great way of putting your concepts into interesting photos. Glad to share the front page with you. I know you wish that ladder was an old tree. :)
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09/05/2008 12:53:42 AM
Wonderful. Just ... wonderful.
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09/04/2008 04:19:12 PM
that's awesome. great idea. congrats !!!\\man if only someone were on the ladder !!!

Message edited by author 2008-09-04 16:19:37.
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09/04/2008 11:10:12 AM
Lots of people take really pretty pictures that don't really mean a thing, and that's perfectly fine. You are the absolute king of storytelling via photograph. I enjoy your work greatly!!!
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09/04/2008 10:54:57 AM
another fantastic, imaginative image. well done, and congrats on the ribbon!
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09/04/2008 02:58:38 AM
Love your creativity. Excellent! Congrats on the ribbon !!
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09/04/2008 01:10:26 AM
came to see wot you've been doing ..
its always a treat .. !!
you have the most excellent imaginative approach and take the time to create something that not only has excellent visual appeal but meaning as well ..
this is another amazing image .. congratulations on another ribbon and something that's totally unique .. :)
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09/04/2008 12:53:25 AM
Congrats, Cole. Nice to see this on the front page, it's creative and beautiful. The cloud just above the ladder adds to the "ladder to heaven" part.
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09/03/2008 11:48:34 PM
Congrats Cole. You, 21_F.gif biteme and 21_F.gif silverfoxx should have a GTG. I'd love to see what the three of you would produce.
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09/03/2008 10:50:23 PM
Originally posted by Blackbox:

Reminds me of something by 21.gif coley so it will probably place high. 10


Wow, I can't believe I nailed it! Congrats & I think ur on2 sumpthing here...!?!?!?!
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09/03/2008 10:05:35 PM
Love your style, very distinct, very unique, absolutely creative. This is absolutely phenomenal. You get great tones, and great lighting, this is very nicely done, definitely adding to faves. Congrats on the new ribbon, very well done.
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09/03/2008 10:04:03 PM
Thoughtful and cool. I got the feeling of the afterlife out of this and reading your comments I see I was on the right path. So glad you got a yellow.
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09/03/2008 09:32:52 PM
a fun and artful approach.
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09/03/2008 08:18:47 PM
Bummer about the DQ but this one deserved front page IMHO. Congrats!
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09/03/2008 11:10:17 AM
Very creative and cool, congrats!!
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09/03/2008 10:47:35 AM
I'm so glad the clouds cooperated with your plan. Congrats on your Top Five!
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09/03/2008 07:44:40 AM
you are the master of unusual...great work man!
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09/03/2008 03:05:18 AM
Brilliant finish, this fitted into my perception of the challenge.
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09/03/2008 02:52:10 AM
this intriguing image works in many ways, and gives your something to ponder about. I gave it a 9, reminds me of some famous American painter i forget who. Congrats on 4th!
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09/03/2008 12:14:31 AM
another remarkable and inspiring shot Coley, and congradulations on the 4th, you deserve it ten-fold.
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09/03/2008 12:12:22 AM
Your mind continues to amaze. Sweet work and very mystical!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 06:06:34 PM
One of my favourites from the challenge. 9
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09/02/2008 04:18:55 PM
this is IMO a well thought out composition with great black and white
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09/02/2008 12:42:23 PM
Great concept, particularly challenging in basic editing. Something like a scotch tape visible in the grass on right side though ...
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09/02/2008 11:55:07 AM
I hope your notes explain what this is. I'm stumped. Intriguing image.
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09/02/2008 07:23:53 AM
Though this shot appears somewhat ominous in some respects, it also makes me smile. Neat idea. The barren scene is great. One of my favorites for the challenge.
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09/01/2008 11:40:41 PM
I'm not sure how the title applies, but you have put all the pieces togeather.
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09/01/2008 10:52:55 PM
Great capture of Charon. Fare still 2 pennies?
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08/31/2008 02:35:12 PM
Nicely conceptualized. Maybe a bit more contrast for the duotone would have given a more "brooding" feel.
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08/31/2008 12:59:29 AM
Road only once travelled - compulsory.
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08/30/2008 05:45:11 PM
Definitely worth a ten.
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08/30/2008 02:03:34 PM
Reminds me of something by 21.gif coley so it will probably place high. 10
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08/29/2008 05:22:55 PM
Nice picture.
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08/29/2008 05:14:02 PM
This is one of the most interesting images in this challenge. There are so many questions here, and very few answers. I just love the suspence.
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08/29/2008 01:18:33 PM
Very dramatic, love it!
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08/29/2008 10:51:26 AM
Very cool shot. I love the composition.
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08/29/2008 10:47:52 AM
Heavenly picture despite the bleak ladderman
(not voting)
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08/29/2008 08:42:24 AM
This is brilliant. Love this photo... one of the best photos in this challenge. Great setup... everything is sharp, the images components are well balanced, and as a whole, tells a story. Well done.
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08/28/2008 10:27:52 PM
That is an excellent take.
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08/28/2008 10:50:51 AM
Awesome set-up! Well I'm at least assuming it's engineered :P Love the messeage, the sepia and the simplicity...brilliant!
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08/27/2008 06:21:27 PM
The road of Honesty, well set up for challenge.
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08/27/2008 11:26:00 AM
nice desolate shot
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08/27/2008 09:32:42 AM
If this ain't Coley, it's sure someone visiting his strange and eccentric world :-)
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08/27/2008 09:03:17 AM
so where's the umbrella? great shot, nevertheless
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08/27/2008 09:01:48 AM
I can't put my finger on it, but there's something very surreal about this shot.
And that cloud above the ladder looking like a head of a giant lizard. I want this as a wallpaper.
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08/27/2008 08:54:46 AM
Brilliant...just brilliant!
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08/27/2008 07:36:25 AM
blue imo
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08/27/2008 07:01:50 AM
wow! great job!
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08/27/2008 01:38:23 AM
Beautifully conceived and executed !! BTW, that is one big ladder.
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