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dog day afternoon
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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Apple iPhone 7+
Date: Dec 16, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2017

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Place: 21 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.1188
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2375
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Views since voting: 425
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 101
Comments: 23
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01/26/2017 10:15:59 PM
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So this one made me smile. Like totally out-loud smile. I LOVE that wash of sunshine and the way it bathes everything and outlines the sandal things. It doesn't just wash through the picture, it radiates and echoes, bounces off the walls. It almost momentarily frightens the dog who seems just a bit reluctant to come out. But I think he will Ė how can he resist that warmth? Then there's the parenthetical wintering plant on the left, which forms a wonderful frame keeping everything from sliding out of the side due to the slant. And I'd give you credit for the slant, because it is brilliant, but I'm going to guess it's a wonderful happenstance instead. Inside it is just another day. Out here, in the back yard, itís paradise.

Message edited by author 2017-01-26 22:16:36.
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01/26/2017 07:53:10 PM
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Thereís something to be said for making something visually stunning. It so clearly wins the day, but itís tough to explain clearly why. Yes, it helps to have wild, even dangerous, flares of light. And so clever to have botanical claws on the other side, lit up by that same light, to form a balance of power. And of course, it helps to catch yourself standing above it all by lying down and photographing your feet. But why stunning? Why does it stun? Some credit must go to the outrageous tilt, which sends us off balance while at the same time perfecting the composition. And some to the dog and doorknob combo, sharper than merely focused. All this grounded by competing floor textures. Of course, maybe itís the combination of all this and more, being set off balance and then thrown so many beautiful things all at once. Itís more than we can juggle and we fall overÖ some find it an unpleasant experience, Iím sure. Theyíd rather see a sunset. But others want the vertigo. Emily Dickinson said it felt like having the top of her taken off. She lived for that feeling, receiving and creating it for others. So do I.
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01/25/2017 05:11:55 PM
Originally posted by tnun:

you took this for me. the space between the dog and my comfortable clogs is shattered and crackling with light. the dog and I are one in contemplation.

I really thought it was yours!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:03:09 PM
I would say you were too lazy to get up to take the picture, but it is too compelling an image.
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01/24/2017 10:13:01 PM
Everything atwist and I feel wonderfully dizzy.
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01/24/2017 10:03:08 PM
pretty artsy despite the crocs
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01/24/2017 08:55:12 PM
you took this for me. the space between the dog and my comfortable clogs is shattered and crackling with light. the dog and I are one in contemplation.
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01/24/2017 05:17:04 PM
I like how the stray light and twigs play out. good enigma.

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01/24/2017 01:25:49 PM
What a story... what a day... love the feeling. bump to 9.
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01/24/2017 11:39:38 AM
Magnificent feet, magnificent flair, magnificent beast!

Great monochrome too.
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01/24/2017 06:20:15 AM
Perfectly balanced photo, tones, composition, it all works.
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01/24/2017 02:53:01 AM
Wonderful.
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01/23/2017 10:09:47 PM
A timeless event - or so it is brilliantly instituted here.
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01/23/2017 03:54:37 PM
Absolutely stunning shot. 10
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01/23/2017 11:20:09 AM
Chew toys. Protected by gamma ray barrier.
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01/22/2017 12:30:03 AM
wonderful composition!
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01/21/2017 06:53:15 PM
those little branches on the left.
wow.
and the peeking.
and the texture on the shoes.
delirious sunburst.
everything has its role.
amazing
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01/21/2017 01:30:14 PM
My type of shot! a dog, some feet, but you achieved killer sun lens light blur and that great tree on the left. very well done!
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01/21/2017 01:02:46 PM
Wonderful. As in wonder-filled. Title's a bit too obvious for my taste, but you can't say it ain't apt for the mood. The picture is graphically alive, sizzling with assertive light and contrast. The putative subject(s) are not the hero here. It's the magic of light; the way that a photograph can transcend the human eye when it comes to the fundamental elementary particle of photography: light. As for those subjects, in reverse order of importance here, they are: the human feet (are those Crocs? They are really awful. I have a pair myself and always feel like a happy maggot when I wear them). And then the dog; quite perfectly cast as a dog. And at the top step of the medal podium, the scraggly-branched plant, naked of leaves. Imagine for a moment how the picture would be diminished without that twiggy 'distraction'? It enfolds the scene, preventing an impulsive exit by the viewer. It has no discernible meaning, and yet without it the delightful indolence of the picture would leak away, trickling out the bottom-left-hand corner, and the viewer might end up instead gazing blankly at the mind-numbingly dull landscape hung next to it in the gallery. It's a celebration of photography ... as art, yes, but more important as the essence of a photograph as unique object. Thank you.
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01/20/2017 11:57:05 PM
my favorite..great pov, composition and light! fine art.
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01/20/2017 11:31:30 AM
Top ten in my book
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01/19/2017 07:05:10 PM
That beautiful light mesmerizes. A photograph!
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01/18/2017 10:24:53 PM
It would have been nice even without the crocs but...This was the whole story!
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