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Yo_Spiff


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Challenge: Window Shopping II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Granbury, Texas
Date: Dec 12, 2010
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2010

Expecting no better than a mid pack placement for this, and probably a low 5. I expect some serious technical problems to hold it down, including so-so composition and the strip light across the musicians face. Not much I could do about that, but I like the story conveyed by this. Hopefully the street photography lovers will see the same thing in it that I do, in spite of the flaws.

[Dec. 15th, 2010 01:19:13 AM]

Off to a far better than expected start. Hope it holds up.

Post-challenge notes:
Never expected this kind of performance out of this scene. Another example to prove that it just works best to enter what I like and don't try to second guess what others want to see.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.5281
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.2692
Avg (non-participants): 6.5724
Views since voting: 3747
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 178
Comments: 40
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/27/2010 09:08:16 AM
Congrats on the very well deserved ribbon!
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12/26/2010 12:59:48 AM
Funny that you mentioned the lighting in the musicains face. The first thing I thought when I seen this was, "why is that guy trying to eat those lights?"
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12/24/2010 11:07:30 PM
Yeah I like this a lot
I love the texture, the BW, the chaos
Very well done congrats on the ribby ... well deserved
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12/24/2010 06:28:40 AM
Great work Spiffy! Love the story here and the intense look on the browser's face. And yeah like 21_F.gif love says, guess you're approaching ribbon hawg status now! :-)
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12/23/2010 05:41:13 AM
Awesome! I'm going to start calling you a ribbon hog.. oink oink
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12/22/2010 10:48:03 PM
ha - when i voted on this, i didn't even realize the guy in front was playing the piano. i need to slow down when voting. i did like it tho - but I appreciate it even more now.

Congrats on the yellow!
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12/22/2010 09:50:11 PM
excellent!
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12/22/2010 03:40:58 PM
Great image Steve. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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12/22/2010 01:50:07 PM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Guurl love image with light strip headband. But missing halos. Where is halos?

Grog not make halos this time. Givers-of-comments not like halo. Grog make unicorn head this time. Grog get good comments and many high votes.

Grog now have mass appeal figured out (Grog say stop laughing!).
12/22/2010 01:15:58 PM
Congrats on your yellow!!!
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12/22/2010 12:22:43 PM
Guurl love image with light strip headband. But missing halos. Where is halos?
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12/22/2010 11:31:53 AM
congrats Steve! you did well!
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12/22/2010 09:34:17 AM
wow....good for you...didn't even get to vote on this...Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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12/22/2010 09:26:17 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/22/2010 09:04:31 AM
Congrats Steve on your Yellow. This was one of my top votes. Loved it!!
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12/22/2010 08:59:08 AM
nice job steve, one of my 8s
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12/22/2010 08:24:08 AM
Great photo .Congrats on your ribbon !
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12/22/2010 08:19:53 AM
Boy, you're on a roll lately...
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12/22/2010 08:06:50 AM
Congrats Steve, you made "busy" work for you.
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12/22/2010 07:44:25 AM
Nice work, Steve.
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12/22/2010 06:55:43 AM
Yet another ribbon. Congrats.
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12/22/2010 05:44:14 AM
Nice! I have to admit I only glanced at this challenge and didn't vote, but this was the immediate standout. Congratulations.
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12/22/2010 03:38:51 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. I'm so glad you took me to Granbury for this shot. You ribboned, I came in almost dead last but we both had a great evening. I'm already the best winner with you.
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12/22/2010 02:34:26 AM
Congrats :)
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12/22/2010 01:37:58 AM
Yo, Spiff! Awesome! Congratulations!
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12/22/2010 01:30:28 AM
Congrats again Yo! This is a real picture!
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12/22/2010 12:43:34 AM
The horn growing out of the bill cap is by far the best distracting feature I've seen in ages! Congrats on more and more bling!
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12/22/2010 12:32:37 AM
Another ribbon. Congrats! The unicorn man just cracks me up.
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12/22/2010 12:28:08 AM
This is simply grand. I congratulate the voters on getting this to the top.
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12/22/2010 12:19:41 AM
Excellent image Spiff!! Congrats on that new yellow thing.. :)
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12/22/2010 12:19:09 AM
Congratulations Steve! This is a fantastic ribbon deserving image.
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12/22/2010 12:17:36 AM
Congratulations! The new 18-135 seems lucky for you, keep it up :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2010 07:06:50 PM
Lots of serendipitous juxtapositions in this.
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12/21/2010 06:52:27 PM
Like this alot.
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12/21/2010 05:32:53 PM
This is one of my three favorites, so I'm putting it in my fantasy gallery.

Posthumous Art Gallery

artpost.jpg
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12/21/2010 04:19:45 AM
I like how nice and busy this is. The non-dialog between the player and the shopper, while the lady in the back turning her back is revealing.
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12/17/2010 02:42:36 PM
This is awesome. I love the natural border made by the wall, and especially love the intense expression on that guys face as he stares at a display. You got a real gem here. This photo has such character.
I do dislike the light line running through the piano players head, but there wasn't anything you could have done about that.
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12/16/2010 02:56:32 AM
definitely one of the better pics in this challenge, hope it does well.
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12/15/2010 07:32:47 PM
Great shot. A bit busy with all the stuff in there, but that's part of makes this good.
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12/15/2010 12:31:25 PM
Such cool textures! Great b/w
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