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Challenge: Blue V (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jun 18, 2015
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2015

[Jun. 25th, 2015 01:56:59 PM]

Learning can be a painful process, especially at the beginning. Usually, the first steps in a new field are clumsy, require lots of focus, and still produce embarrassing results. At this point, it is obviously very easy to get discouraged and just give up. The temptation is so strong that such reaction is extremely common: it is not rare to see grown up kids still unable to read, write or count properly, unfortunately.

Helping and supporting a new learner is important if you want him to succeed. Of course, once a certain level of skill has been reached, pain progressively becomes pleasure. Getting there completely changes the game: suddenly you are able to live incredible adventures instead of simply deciphering words on pages, or you can start sharing emotions with an audience instead of wondering what key to press next on that bloody instrument. The technical constraints still exist, but they just disappear, letting the virtuoso forgetting them and creating a whole new world around him, like the musician on my image.

I'm quite sure you already told yourself: "oh this is nice, I wish I could do it too", looking at a sportsman, a painter, a musician, a cook, or any kind of skilled person. Given the shortness of life, I think that postponing the learning process leads nowhere. Learning new skills can be done, especially if one resolutely decides to work on it!

Thanks for the kind votes and comments, much appreciated.

Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.4239
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 7.3438
Avg (non-participants): 7.4667
Views since voting: 2531
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 92
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/30/2015 07:00:19 PM
I am surprised to see that this amazing art work got one '3' and one '4'.
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06/29/2015 11:51:54 AM
WOW! Can't seem to find an appropriate superlative for this! Congratulations!
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06/29/2015 08:29:35 AM
Your motivational writing is as good as your excellent artwork.
Inspirational as always.
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06/29/2015 05:20:15 AM
Congrats once more Christophe... Great message! love the light work in this one.
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06/27/2015 06:56:53 PM
Gyaban, good sir.

You are always an inspiration. I always try to do my best to make sure I don't dabble on the Expert Challenge because of my lack in Photoshop, Lightroom any other processing involved.

But when I see an Expert Challenge, I know I will be treated to a fascinating story and the tone of the description that just puts me in the action.
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06/27/2015 06:49:26 PM
This is really well done Gyaban...I love your creativity. :)
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06/26/2015 10:56:22 AM
Excellent image and great write up!
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06/26/2015 09:31:08 AM
Congratulations Christophe! Masterfully done. I love the 'bubbled' notes.. :o) wonderful touch.
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06/26/2015 09:14:21 AM
Thanks for the image and the pep talk. Masterfully done.
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06/26/2015 06:16:00 AM
This image is absolutely beautiful.
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06/26/2015 04:13:37 AM
And now we have a music challenge ;)
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06/26/2015 01:27:58 AM
I enjoyed this image, thank you and congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2015 06:57:58 AM
Clever image, the soft feel is just perfect, wonderful tones as well.
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06/22/2015 08:27:28 PM
mr blues man... nice and different
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06/21/2015 10:29:55 AM
Lovely evocation of color and mood. The milky hue used herein nicely suits the particular light found just under the surface, suffused with sunlight. The saxophonist is beautifully posed, comfortable and engrossed. I really enjoy following the notes in their circuit as they are freed from their bubbles and swim free.
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06/20/2015 01:54:50 AM
Hehe, easy to see who's the master. I was thinking for a week what you would create this time. A real masterpiece as usual. There goes the blue. A big 10 from me.
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06/19/2015 03:39:01 PM
Moody, lovely. A bit lacking in contrast for me.
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06/19/2015 02:37:21 PM
That's what I call playin' the blues. :-) Top 5, of course.
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06/19/2015 12:05:46 PM
Top 3
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06/19/2015 10:47:54 AM
as usual, its not fair. :P
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