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Challenge: Off With Their Head! (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Apr 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2012

[Apr. 22nd, 2012 10:04:55 AM]

I'm so surprised that this one is doing well. I never expected it. I thought it was interesting, but I didn't expect it to get this much attention. Thanks for the wonderful comments!

It actually was just an experiment. My family went up to the pipeline walkway in Richmond. I was watching the great blue herons, my daughter was drawing/writing, and my son and husband were fishing.

My daughter found a spot to sit:

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and I wandered the walkway above.

I was getting way too dark for nature photography, so I just tried a couple of shots, cutting off people's heads. I was getting pretty dark, so the original shot actually was a bit grainy, and very flat. I'm in my contrasty b&w phase, so I thought I'd give it a shot with processing, and was surprised and intrigued with the results.

Again -- thanks for the wonderful comments! I love these types of challenges. This is a shot that I never would have taken if it wasn't for DPC. We need more of these exploration challenges!

Place: 10 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.4870
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.3864
Avg (non-participants): 6.5493
Views since voting: 999
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 115
Comments: 13
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04/23/2012 11:23:19 AM
I love it that this did well. So simple, but I would not have thought of it.
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04/23/2012 03:34:08 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish. This was one of my favorites for a ribbon. I liked it for the story I see where the head wasn't necessary, if that makes sense.
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04/23/2012 03:20:03 AM
Beautiful, well shot and pp'd. Congrats on the tt
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04/23/2012 12:53:53 AM
beautiful beautiful whites. (and daughter).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2012 09:13:45 AM
I like this one, as the hand and page really tell the story and no need for a head. The white of the page is a little too bright and distracts, but overall a nice concept.
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04/21/2012 12:12:48 PM
Poetry on a blank page. Who'd have thought? Good.
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04/19/2012 04:01:39 PM
Nice job telling a story.
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04/19/2012 01:01:10 PM
Top tenner for me,love the smoothness.
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04/18/2012 02:05:35 AM
Nice moody effect...
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04/17/2012 11:41:29 AM
A very moody and fine photo, it would be nice if we were all like that page. 8
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04/16/2012 10:11:58 PM
Lovely composition, nice use of light, and a very appropriate intepretation - headless with a blank page. Nicely done.
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04/16/2012 04:32:45 AM
Lovely shot, doesn't need a head at all.
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04/16/2012 12:15:06 AM

Even without a head.


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