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Boys will be Boys
Boys will be Boys

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Re-Orientation (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 18, 2015
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2015

I've recently had surgery. So... I only had a short time to shoot... but... all three of our boys were here this weekend to see me... they had an even shorter time to shoot.

It's amazingly hard to "see" what an image will look like rotated 180 degrees.

I wish I'd had the sitting guy (upper left) falling over a bit...

But, no time to reshoot. I had only the one chance and this is the best of the lot.

So, like it. Or don't. I really don't love it.

But, I really hate Minimal editing. This looks SO much better cropped and edited. *sigh*

*sigh again*


Apparently, I viewed this image in Windows Image Viewer (as I always do with any images I shoot for challenges)... BUT... I must have rotated my entry in Windows Image Viewer.

I KNOW not to do that... yet... I must have or SC would not be asking me again for my original.

It stinks... but it's got to be my fault... this upcoming DQ. *heavy sigh*

Let this be lesson to us all. Do NOT view your image in Windows Viewer if you're going to be tempted to rotate it to see it before you edit it.

SC is totally within the rules to DQ this image.

I respect their authority 100%.

But, it sucks. :D

Warm congratulations to Mark (Cuttooth) for his new Red Ribbon!

Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

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Views during voting: 140
Comments: 19
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10/25/2017 10:09:35 AM
Lydia, Sorry to hear this and hope that your experience has remedied the procedure's underlying cause(s). Be well :) and hope you can get all of your boys back again soon, and under happier circumstances.

Sorry too, in learning about the BS DQ. Another example of why from the sidelines I only silently root for you all in what seems like an array of bewildering constraints.

The unspoken art in 'Boys will be Boys', and other BS DQs, is navigation of a system of rules that generally remain unseen and which I've never understood. God's speed to all of you that do!

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10/28/2015 02:17:03 PM
Sorry to hear of the DQ. Still a ribbon winner in my eyes. Hope the recovery is going well.
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10/27/2015 09:53:04 PM
Such a great shot and idea!! Sorry for the DQ. :(

But, it will still be one that's special! Nice lookin' boys!
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10/27/2015 02:50:04 AM
Oh, so sorry about the DQ - I like this shot a lot!
For me it was indeed a helpful lesson: I didn't know that rotating in Windows Image Viewer does change/ruin exifs for minimal.
Don't feel glum, Lydia, you're going to have more ribbons in the future
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10/27/2015 01:40:23 AM
This was one of my top two picks so I am very sorry for your DQ, I hope you sort out your workflow for the future. On a separate note what happened to the comment I left during voting? Did you see it or did I click the wrong button after entering it?
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10/27/2015 01:31:13 AM
It sucks! (the DQ of course). Great entry and all the more of a credit to you because you are convalescing and somewhat limited in what you can do. Best wishes - hope you are completely well again soon.
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10/26/2015 11:54:49 PM
A bummer, my heartfelt sympathy! Such magnificent work
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10/26/2015 03:29:40 PM
Very creative. Nice work. Now have some rest:)
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10/26/2015 01:05:09 PM
This was one of my favorites, congratulations on your red ribbon.
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10/26/2015 10:05:58 AM
you are so creative, this is great, congrats
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10/26/2015 09:48:36 AM
Well done Lydia. Love to see some thought and effort go into a challenge like this.
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10/26/2015 09:14:17 AM
great work, Lydia!!!
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10/26/2015 01:45:25 AM
I knew this would do well. Congrats on the Red Lydia!
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10/26/2015 12:30:59 AM
Awesome idea, Lydia!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2015 11:44:06 PM
This reminds me of a Beatles album cover. Nicely done.
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10/25/2015 11:41:13 PM
Great creativity. Love this.
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10/25/2015 11:30:09 PM
Clever. I expected more like this. Well done to come up with three poses that work.
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10/21/2015 10:51:13 AM
This is really well thought out.
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10/20/2015 01:52:00 PM
Love your concept, execution I think would be stronger minus the window.
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