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Lydia


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Challenge: I Quit (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: May 20, 2009
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2009

This is how I feel right now with a 5.3 on my Glamour entry that I worked so hard for. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_791360.jpg*sigh*

Tomorrow's another day, though... so I'm not quitting for good... just faking it for the challenge. *grin*

It's my old Nikon film camera. And, although I'm now a Canon Girl, I put soft cushy stuff in the bottom of the trashcan for the fall. :)




[May. 31st, 2009 09:17:45 PM]

For the DNMC crowd who lovingly gave me decent scores anyway, I could quit photography WITHOUT quitting DPC... and still vote. :)

Forgive me for using the technicality. :)


LOL @ 21.gif Yo_SpiffToo


Oh yeah... Shooting this was a trial. I had the remote in my left hand and couldn't snap it quickly enough to capture the camera before it entered the trashcan. There was too little distance between my hand and the can. When I did capture it, my hand was too blurred.

So, I ended up with an upward motion to start the drop. Basically, I tossed the camera up a bit and then let it fall. That way my right hand was almost still by the time I clicked with my left hand.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.4601
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.1250
Avg (non-participants): 6.6296
Views since voting: 6283
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 213
Comments: 53
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/02/2010 10:29:44 AM
Humm, that's sort of how I felt recently..however I'd have to throw a canon into the trash can, not by beloved Nikon D3. ;-)
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06/08/2009 03:52:07 PM
Congrats on the Red!

Definitely well deserved...

Dunno I'd toss the camera, I'm more of a smash the modem guy. Then I could go back to playing in the small pond, where all my neighbors think I'm a good photographer.
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06/05/2009 05:39:51 PM
Lydia, less than 4 percent of the voters likely agreed with 21.gif k10dguy. Like I said before, life is rough at the top! There are always people looking to degrade accomplishments of others rather than be gracious.

Deb made a good point, this is a good background for a portrait.
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06/05/2009 12:10:02 PM
Lydia, please! If I were to quit for my low scores, I would have been gone even before my first post!! LOL
And OUCH! Poor camera! If you don't want it anymore, I could make good use of it!!! LOL
Anyway, my true congrats to you, for your efforts and perseverance, but mainly for the great idea and shot!
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06/05/2009 02:00:14 AM
See, now this backdrop behind your glamour shot may have worked very well! (Congrats on the ribbon, too, by the way.)
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06/04/2009 11:22:43 PM
Life is rough at the top!
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06/04/2009 08:54:18 PM
I would have voted it lower for partly-DNMC.

I'll be honest about that. Good thing I didn't vote I guess, but I would have given it a reactionary 3.

Why?

Because while yes, you can quit photography without quitting DPC, that's a bloody cop-out answer to me. It's like being told you can't use wine glasses in a still life, but then using a beer glass instead. It's staying too close to a comfort level because nothing else is hitting you creatively.

But hey, it worked, it ribboned, life moves on right? :)

I just wanted to throw in my support for the DNMC'ers. I'm with you people.
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06/04/2009 03:10:45 PM
Originally posted by Jutilda:

I don't see how anyone could even come close to saying DNMC.

I'm sure it was the specificity of the challenge description:
Originally posted by Challenge Description:

: Depict quitting this week in your entry... as long it's not quitting DPC. :)

Without the title it could refer to photography in general, but the reference to low scores seems to tie it directly to the DPC experience.

I didn't vote on this one, and that's not necessarily my own opinion of the shot, but it's how I'd answer your question.
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06/03/2009 10:27:58 PM
Tee hee. . .guess you don't have to quit now, huh? Many many Congrats on an excellent 2nd place win! I know how you feel tho!

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06/03/2009 07:01:00 PM
Big congrats on the ribbon!
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06/03/2009 06:21:36 PM
I don't see how anyone could even come close to saying DNMC. It's great. congrats on the red!!
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06/03/2009 02:11:42 PM
Hi,
I am still new and didn't vote but if I had this seems to really get to the heart of this challenge....and it is so relative to all of us! Especially true when you try hard and just don't get what you either think is pretty good or you work and work and it's still now up to what you hoped for.
Thanks for a GREAT IMAGE for this challenge.
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06/03/2009 02:06:52 PM
Super shot, Lydia. So glad you had a cushion in the bottom of the trashcan ;-) Congrats on your well deserved ribbon ((hugs)).
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06/03/2009 02:05:14 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/03/2009 12:12:31 PM
I hope you picked it up later - well done
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06/03/2009 07:35:46 AM
Congratulations Lydia! Nice bw!
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06/03/2009 07:06:47 AM
Great shot, works superbly in B&W. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/03/2009 04:12:18 AM
Congrats Lydia, I'm glad this one scored well for you!

Sorry about the 1s, 2s and 3s there seems to be a lot of those about lately huh... Great shot!
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06/03/2009 03:17:19 AM
Nice work. The blur of the camera looks good. Congrats.
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06/03/2009 03:06:30 AM
congrats on your ribbon!!
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06/03/2009 02:54:17 AM
Way to go, Lydia! This was one of my top picks in the challenge. Well done.

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 02:54:52.
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06/03/2009 02:34:30 AM
this one was one of my favorites in the challenge and i shared your sentiments totally.
congrats...a well deserved ribbon.
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06/03/2009 01:36:52 AM
Well done Lydia, I had no idea you were so close on my heels lol
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06/03/2009 12:25:42 AM
Congrats Lydia! Love the processing.
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06/03/2009 12:22:37 AM
Congratulations!! Great shot!!
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06/03/2009 12:14:35 AM
Congrats! very deserved ribbon!
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06/03/2009 12:14:23 AM
very cool shot lydia .. i love your processing on this .. congrats on a brilliant idea & the red ... dpc eh .. the highs and the lows .. !!!
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06/03/2009 12:14:16 AM
I guess quitting works good on ya! Congrats on the red!
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06/03/2009 12:07:15 AM
Glad to know I wasn't the only one being ridiculously anal about the challenge description. I gave it a 7. A sentiment that echoed with everybody, but really, anybody with a "too" on their screen name tends to do pretty well most of the time. As this entry proves. Can I change my screen name to "YoSpiffToo"?
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06/03/2009 12:03:37 AM
Huge Congrats Lydia !!! and you should not have done that to a Nikon LOL!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 07:39:32 PM
suits the challenge!! :) nice shot....7
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06/02/2009 06:43:20 PM
oh...no....10. hope that helps. ;-)
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06/01/2009 10:49:02 PM
I know the feeling. You might have slightly overdone the "gritty black and white" look on this one, however.
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06/01/2009 04:05:46 PM
That is a great shot. We all can feel this one.
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05/31/2009 08:41:30 PM
Maybe not so this time.
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05/31/2009 05:27:38 PM
Instant DQ! The challenge description specifically says: "Depict quitting this week in your entry... as long it's not quitting DPC. :)"

Ok, Ok, I'll give it a good vote. Shee! some people!
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05/31/2009 05:25:15 PM
dont do that... Great shot! 9 from me.
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05/30/2009 02:11:13 PM
I know how you feel! 8
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05/30/2009 02:07:45 AM
Damn those trolls!
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05/29/2009 11:04:15 PM
Depict quitting this week in your entry... as long it's not quitting DPC. :) :P I realllly hope there was a pillow in the bottom of the bin. Nice shot though! The wallpaper(?) is a perfect BG here!
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05/29/2009 05:46:22 PM
one of my favorites in the challenge
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05/28/2009 04:22:56 PM
...it says in the contest "not quiting DPC" :D, but great cature and a little bit cliche idea
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05/28/2009 01:43:53 PM
My heart is with you :)
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05/28/2009 01:31:40 PM
wonderful idea and comp.
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05/28/2009 03:20:51 AM
I think your score is going up with this nice picture
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05/27/2009 10:00:10 PM
Nooooo!
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05/27/2009 03:35:47 PM
Nikon? Oh, no :( Pick it up :) I give you my highest score - relative to other entries :) Seriously, I think this is the best idea in this challenge.
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05/27/2009 11:45:43 AM
10!
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05/27/2009 10:39:11 AM
LOL, this is good. 7 from me.
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05/27/2009 10:17:53 AM
love it .. 7
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05/27/2009 06:51:27 AM
ha, i like, maybe the hand to still, but overall very good 9/10
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05/27/2009 06:46:52 AM
Ha ha ha.... 8
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05/27/2009 02:29:55 AM
i enjoy this one...made me laugh.
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