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Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Benches (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008

Thankfully ... very thankfully I am not currently battling any type of grief.
I thought of this image when I first saw this challenge (actually I thought about how I could set up a shot to make it look like I was juggling 5 benches but I do that with every challenge :D) I wanted to incorporate a shot with one of my lovely lonely trees. When I looked at the edited version of this shot the one word came to mind ... the title ... Grief.

Hope you like the shot

Cole

Post

Awesome!!!

It has been a great week with the update button :)

Thanks to everyone at DPC for the votes and comments.

Big thanks to Sandy for helping me lug this old bench out

across the field through the snow.

Cole

Here is a quirky outtake ... I had my props with me during the bench shoot :)
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 126
Avg (all users): 7.3987
Avg (commenters): 8.6333
Avg (participants): 7.1754
Avg (non-participants): 7.5313
Views since voting: 9324
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 153
Comments: 69
Favorites: 28 (view)


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12/07/2008 12:01:25 PM
Congrats. Very emotional.
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12/07/2008 04:28:40 AM
some kind of feeling is comin' out of my mind...
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12/07/2008 12:30:25 AM
Very nice tree, cinematic image, congrats!
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12/06/2008 07:34:46 PM
I dont know about you, but I totally believe that this deserves a 3 or 4 rating. Because, apparently, there are 4 people out there who think this. Ever wonder what kind of Grief those people felt when they saw that you beat them? (note: photo title)

Congratulations on not only a nice photo, but also a pretty ribbon.

Message edited by author 2008-12-06 19:35:49.
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12/05/2008 07:12:41 PM
That tree is iconic. I could never forget it :)
Congratulations Coley.
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12/05/2008 10:06:19 AM
Well deserved blue! Congratulations.
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12/03/2008 10:15:33 AM
This is really beautiful and so deserving of the blue! Wonderful work and processing to highlight the tree. Photos that tell a story are always so much more captivating.
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12/03/2008 09:47:39 AM
This image is so compelling - surreal and yet it resonates with what most of us have experienced. Wonderfully seen and executed. Many congrats on the ribbon.
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12/02/2008 10:53:00 AM
Absolutely love the tones and subject matter within. Congratulations on yet another wonderful example of fine art photography.
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12/01/2008 09:35:10 PM
Congratulations on the blue! A wonderful, timeless work of art!
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12/01/2008 09:07:10 PM
Congrats!! Lovely image.
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12/01/2008 04:59:50 PM
Oh how awesome! This is so perfectly you. And that is the highest of compliments! Congratulations!

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12/01/2008 03:30:51 PM
Congratulations on your Win this is beautiful..
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12/01/2008 03:17:45 PM
Tremendous shot - congrats on the blue
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12/01/2008 02:05:01 PM
Just warming us up for that other entry, me-thinks. Congratulations.
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12/01/2008 02:00:46 PM
totally worthy of the blue...gorgeous photo. Congrats =)
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12/01/2008 01:22:06 PM
It's beautiful Cole!
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12/01/2008 12:50:06 PM
Missed this during voting but it's a beautiful capture and worthy of the blue. Very nicely done.
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12/01/2008 11:48:57 AM
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I was sure!!!! during voting I don't remember your name but I was sure that this was your photo, and infact I had reason. :) congrats for the blue!
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12/01/2008 11:04:00 AM
Well deserving of the Blue... and the 10 I gave it during voting. Good for you!
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12/01/2008 08:31:32 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your first place finish.
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12/01/2008 08:23:20 AM
Contrats, this was my favorite and pick for blue, well deserved!
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12/01/2008 08:22:38 AM
Wonderful shot, just beautiful. Well deserved win. ;-)
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12/01/2008 05:32:25 AM
Congrats on your blue. Great shot
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12/01/2008 03:00:59 AM
just beautiful! like it a lot. congrats on your ribbon!
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12/01/2008 02:00:33 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on the blue!
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12/01/2008 01:42:51 AM
Outstanding shot! Congrats Coley!!!
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12/01/2008 12:48:53 AM
Stunning image, Coley. I love your work, congrats on the Blue.
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12/01/2008 12:25:56 AM
Very nice! You've definitely become on of my favorite photographers on this site..
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12/01/2008 12:17:22 AM
WOW .. congrats coley ..!!
excellent to get a blue ribbon with this superb photograph and a third place on your profile page ... :)
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12/01/2008 12:03:31 AM
Congratulations! Outstanding capture & Post processing.The tree really adds to the image!
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12/01/2008 12:02:04 AM
Really nice. Well done, my friend. CONGRATS>
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2008 11:50:34 PM
Love it, great composition, tone and scene, awesome photo with emotion!
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11/30/2008 11:48:47 PM
My fave of the challenge. I hope you do well
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11/30/2008 05:05:48 PM
yes!

reminds me of six feet under...
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11/30/2008 03:11:28 PM
Wow I love the grey tones. The image really supports the title. Amazing job.
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11/30/2008 02:15:39 PM
This is so beautiful however I think it looks more like "solace" than grief. No matter, it's a wonderful image.
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11/30/2008 04:33:35 AM
Well executed classical shot.
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11/29/2008 11:44:52 PM
This actually feels a lot sweeter than grief. Nice work.
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11/29/2008 02:52:12 AM
Stunning. A favorite.
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11/29/2008 12:34:08 AM
Solid concept. Well executed.
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11/28/2008 08:05:11 PM
Terrific! Among the best of show.
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11/28/2008 06:59:01 PM
powerful
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11/28/2008 04:39:14 PM
Beautiful shot!!!
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11/28/2008 11:54:43 AM
this doesn't speak to me of grief but is a beautiful image non the less. Well post processed. bump.
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11/28/2008 01:03:19 AM
Interesting - I do not get "grief" from the picture - more of a sense of enduring love and peace.
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11/27/2008 03:13:30 AM
Stunning.
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11/26/2008 11:44:14 AM
one of my favs
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11/26/2008 07:13:43 AM
Good execution
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11/26/2008 12:51:26 AM
poignant and emotive .. a brilliant shot .. love that there's snow on the ground .. makes this even sadder somehow .. :)
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11/25/2008 06:26:01 PM
Nice mood, colour treatment.
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11/25/2008 05:43:04 PM
Top 3 in my book
I give 10
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11/25/2008 11:28:30 AM
There doesn't seem to be anything here to hold ones interest.
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11/25/2008 06:37:42 AM
I really like the tones here. Commenting only.
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11/24/2008 09:29:24 PM
I also see love! Wonderful sense of emotion.
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11/24/2008 08:40:05 PM
excellent! 9!
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11/24/2008 06:00:17 PM
Beautifully simple.
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11/24/2008 05:59:36 PM
Great emotion here. Nicely done.
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11/24/2008 05:17:54 PM
very cool picture
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11/24/2008 04:28:19 PM
I really like how there are fewer branches above the people on the bench, like they fit there. Interesting crop. High marks from me!
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11/24/2008 01:33:20 PM
i don't know why but this photo remember me some other photo (with a completely different subject) on dpc.
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11/24/2008 01:31:45 PM
love this
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11/24/2008 10:22:18 AM
21.gif Coley? A beautiful, bittersweet photo.
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11/24/2008 07:04:52 AM
You may have another ribbon, Cole. Very well done. I hope you didn't make your wife carry the bench across that field.
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11/24/2008 02:15:44 AM
lovely picture
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11/24/2008 01:50:34 AM
excellent atmospheric image, conveys the emotion 8
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11/24/2008 01:14:32 AM
Wonderful composition, I love how you included the tree in the capture, 9 from me.
Edited.
After going through the challenge, this deserve a 10 :)
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11/24/2008 12:29:16 AM
Outstanding composition,tones,and emotion. I'm in love with that tree. 10
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11/24/2008 12:10:48 AM
excellent
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