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Challenge: Billy Joel Song Titles/Lyrics (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Lens: Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R
Date: May 16, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1300
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2015

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Statistics
Place: 34 out of 64
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9583
Views since voting: 201
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 66
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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05/27/2015 07:05:09 PM
I thought everything about this worked very well together - the location, the way she's posed in that space, her outfit - it all matches up to her attitude. Your commenter average was significantly higher than your overall average - that's usually a pretty good sign that you really struck a chord with a group of people - and that's awesome!
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05/27/2015 03:54:13 PM
This reminds me of those long ago handbills for punk shows. Both in content (youth don't five a f*ck about you) and the high contrast in your face editing (a look that started because of printing on cheap paper for mass distribution, and became a it's own aesthetic). I like it alot.
That said, if you actually care about getting a higher score on this site I have started looking at my editing here as I do for my cooking at a dinner party. Have a little something for everyone, and spice to soften and fill out flavors rather than to heighten one flavor. If you had edited this as if it was a glamour shot with a soft glow to the skin and lots of pretty detail in the bricks, I bet it would have done about 6.2. Harsh shot gets soft edit, soft shot gets harsh edit, so you can please more of the people, more of the time.
Now I need to get a shot of my daughter flipping off the camera in a challenge and see if I can do it so it offends fewer people by making the edit sweet enough to send diabetics into a coma.
Or you can just go with the old punk philosophy, if they don't like it, f#uck those people, this is our music!
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05/27/2015 03:26:50 PM
I thought this shot was wonderfully funny, and the t-shirt helped match up to the title for me. The lighting was a bit flatter than those that I scored most highly in this challenge, but it was a 6 from me. But great model, very dramatic young lady. I admit I was a bit saddened to learn this wasn't just a random youngster off the street flipping off a photographer.
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05/27/2015 03:20:05 PM
Like someone said another title might have increased the score, but the photo is fine -- make sure she knows we (some of us, anyway) appreciate her effort -- you may have gotten only one good shot, but it's a good shot ...
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05/25/2015 12:03:59 AM
A lot of sensitive folks around here.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2015 11:35:30 PM
Not voting commenting only

This made me smile, but as far as the title goes, flipping ppl off is not good nor does the photo fit the title in my mind LOL

So, even though the title really don't match, I think the photo is priceless.. just a great capture anyway and I just love her little spunky attitude
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05/24/2015 09:08:33 PM
Not a fan of a young girl making obscene gestures
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05/22/2015 11:16:04 AM
Like the capture, not the title. So many other lyrics would have given you bonus points...

"I Told You Dirty Jokes Until You Smiled"
"If I'm Crazy Then It's True, It's All Because Of You"
"Don't Go Changing To Try And Please Me"
"She's Got A Way About Her"
"She Can Kill With A Smile, She Can Wound With Her Eyes" (or any of the first 4 lines of "She's Always A Woman")
"What's The Matter With The Clothes I'm Wearin'?"

I could go on and on. :)

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05/21/2015 11:28:42 PM
sorry, kids being vulgar, even for humor sake just throws me off
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05/19/2015 11:59:05 PM
She's gonna have a long and happy life, then. Love the attitude.
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05/18/2015 09:59:10 PM
Brilliant!
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05/18/2015 07:30:08 PM
Seriously.
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05/18/2015 12:13:39 AM
Yes-- Love it -- not offended and some will be!
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