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Challenge: Distracting Elements (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Oct 23, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2012

This one was hard! I have worked so hard to learn photohraphy techniques that DON'T have distracting elements, it was hard to purposefully come up with one that did.

So I went for something fairly traditional, paired with something totally random (and distracting!)

Jason is going to be Spiderman at a Halloween party this year, I figure why not get extra use from it! The bra was a weird/funny afterthought because I needed a second item! What is more distracting than Spiderman holding underwear??! :)

**its been interesting to read the threads on each persons interpretations of this challenge... But this is how I interpreted it. "Elements" that could be edited out in post processing are not distractions in my opinion. I took the "distracting elements" to be ones that would not normally be in the frame or ones that did not fit in or within the theme of the frame. Like a person in a Spider-Man suit in a still life shot...holding underwear.

But that's me. :)

Thanks for all the comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.9369
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 7.1594
Views since voting: 3822
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 111
Comments: 28
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11/03/2012 09:09:04 PM
This is amazing! Congrats Samanatha!
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11/01/2012 07:08:53 PM
Go, Samantha! Congrats!!
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11/01/2012 05:31:59 PM
Congratulations Samantha, much deserved win :-) My wife is jealous of your bra's size, I am jealous of Jason's body, but we both admire your photo skills and creativity!
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11/01/2012 12:35:20 PM
nice, Congrats.
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10/31/2012 05:21:35 PM
Love it!! Congrats on your ribbon Samantha. :)
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10/31/2012 11:49:07 AM
Awesome image! Congrats!!!
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10/31/2012 09:07:01 AM
Teehee! Lots of fun and beautifully lit. To my eye the style isn't quite surreal enough to be Christophe, but the lighting and camerawork most definitely is. Good work on another blue Samantha! :-)
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10/31/2012 08:18:22 AM
Congrats. Very well done Samantha.
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10/31/2012 06:36:32 AM
What a nice and bizzarre idea Samantha! Congrats on your new blue - a pretty huge collection this year :)

Message edited by author 2012-10-31 14:15:18.
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10/31/2012 03:56:56 AM
What a gorgeous image, Samantha. Congrats on the blue.
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10/31/2012 03:40:14 AM
Haha, sorry for mistaking you for Christophe, Samantha, you look so much better :)
Congrats on the well deserved blue (with a skinny score, though).
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10/31/2012 02:06:55 AM
Congratulations, Samantha. Excellent photography.
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10/31/2012 02:05:47 AM
congratulations! Wonderful job!
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10/31/2012 12:29:11 AM
Pretty impressive when people mistake your work for Christophe :) Excellent as always Samantha!
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10/31/2012 12:18:27 AM
Wonderful work Samantha. WD.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2012 03:42:35 AM
This is so well constructed, executed and processed I have to guess this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban.
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10/29/2012 03:21:12 AM
randomly bonkers love it 10
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10/27/2012 01:42:07 PM
Haha! Very creative :)
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10/24/2012 09:06:20 PM
Clever and outstanding quality
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10/24/2012 08:29:47 PM
now these are definitely distracting :)
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10/24/2012 06:37:16 PM
lol.....What's NOT distracting in this photo.
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10/24/2012 10:17:10 AM
Lighting is nice as is the background. I just think there is TOO much going on here and no message. Why spiderman with a bra and all kinda of other things? Why a title about still life when there is clearly a person in the shot?
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10/24/2012 08:52:39 AM
Beautiful photo. Not sure I see any distracting elements. There are unusual items in the scene, but appear to have been there intentionally. 7
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10/24/2012 08:50:05 AM
Hmmmn, Not my cup of tea, I guess loads of distracting elements in this shot, which make no sense to me, but what would I know, I'm sure you will ribbon bc it's excellently processed and shot.
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10/24/2012 03:24:37 AM
LOL, very interesting shot; sometimes I wonder what is going on in your head, Christophe.
Not quite sure what the distracting elements are - or if the image consists of distracting elements only... 10
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10/24/2012 01:24:51 AM
Top 5 easily
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10/24/2012 01:15:51 AM
That devious Spiderman!! Haha, this one is tops for me!!
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10/24/2012 12:17:23 AM
This is pretty awesome, I would seriously consider putting this one up for sale when done. I could see this on the wall at some places :) My only 10 for this one.
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