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aznym


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Challenge: In the Beginning... (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Mar 29, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2005





Statistics
Place: 1 out of 300
Avg (all users): 6.7306
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.6942
Avg (non-participants): 6.7557
Views since voting: 9746
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 297
Comments: 90
Favorites: 63 (view)


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08/19/2007 11:29:25 PM
Jimi Hendrix!
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07/05/2006 08:55:21 PM
This one, despite the ribbon, wasn't shite. :-)
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03/17/2006 06:10:20 PM
This is fantastic, dude. Congratulations!
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09/16/2005 02:08:16 PM
Brought a tear to this Grandma's eye. Powerful picture, it says a lot. Sorry I didn't get to vote but you didn't need it.
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04/12/2005 10:35:15 PM
GREAT picture. wow :) Congrats!
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04/12/2005 04:44:37 PM
Great photo, amazing result
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04/12/2005 04:41:45 PM
Absolutely superb!! Most definitely worthy of the ribbon. Way to go. I love the whole mood that it evokes without showing any faces, or saying a word. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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04/11/2005 02:02:24 PM
The best in any art form,I believe, is one that elicits some sort of emotion. not only is this well done, it is touching. thank you for entering it.
david
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04/11/2005 01:45:16 AM
Wonderful image! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/09/2005 09:41:57 PM
Congrats on your finish.
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04/07/2005 08:36:31 AM
Delighted to see this blue for you Aznym
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04/06/2005 10:10:50 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and a wonderful image!! Beautifully done and seems to tell a whole story. Great work!
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04/06/2005 08:42:46 PM
This is a great shot, I love it. Congratulations.
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04/06/2005 07:31:03 PM
This is one of those rare instances ... where it is much more than just a photo ... as others have said: look at this as you listen to some acoustical music; .. remember your first time of trying to get the chords right ... or remember trying to help someone else to get the chords right .... 'tis this kind of shot .. that goes far beyond just being great photography, but captures a far deeper and broader spectrum of life ... makes the shot rise above others .... Thanks for sharing!
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04/06/2005 05:24:11 PM
AWESOME shot! but how do you have two left hands??
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04/06/2005 01:11:40 PM
Just a note:
View this image and have some acoustic guitar music playing in the background.
As I was listening to Acoustic Alchemy last night, I happened to look at this shot again and the image had such a different feel to it.
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04/06/2005 11:56:21 AM
Congrats my friend on this beautiful, subtle and well composed photo.
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04/06/2005 11:13:12 AM
Congrats on the blue, this is a beautiful shot, very original. Well done!
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04/06/2005 10:39:53 AM
Can this photo be more perfect? Congratulations on the ribbon, but most of all, congratulations on a very emotive, masterful photo!
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04/06/2005 09:40:25 AM
outstanding shot. The idea captures challenge perfectly and the execution/composition/lighting was well thought-out.
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04/06/2005 09:19:29 AM
category well deserved rewards for original thoughts
well done Aznym
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04/06/2005 08:57:05 AM
Wonderful take on the challenge topic! Your blue was well-deserved. Congrats!
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04/06/2005 08:54:18 AM
Well done sir!
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04/06/2005 07:00:13 AM
what a cool thing to wake up to! congrats, aznym!!!
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04/06/2005 06:47:03 AM
Congrats... it couldn't happen to a nicer guy! You deserve the blue... I really liked this photo.
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04/06/2005 06:15:37 AM
Very Nicely done! My hat is off to you. I'm glad everyone else like this shot as much as I did. In a challenge that seemed to be dominated by the "beginning of time", your idea, and workmanship, has as, cream does, risen to the top. My warmest congratulations to you on your 1st place finish.
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04/06/2005 04:50:40 AM
Excellence! I did not get to see or vote this picture before time ran out… I hope the problem with the slow server is fixed soon. I would have voted it a 10 ! I just purchased it for my wall. It will be inspirational to me…
Tim
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04/06/2005 03:10:09 AM
Awesome. !!! This shot was great. My favorite of the challenge I think. So glad to see it on the front page. Wonderful, wonderful photo. Thanks. :-)
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04/06/2005 03:00:56 AM
i'm so happy this won! an absolutely wonderful shot packed with emotion. well done, Aznym...congrats on a very well deserved blue ribbon! (hug)
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04/06/2005 01:53:12 AM
I just came back in and saw this! I am doing the happy dance all over the place for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/06/2005 01:49:12 AM
Fantastic picture, well deserved ribbon ! Congratulations !
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04/06/2005 01:41:49 AM
yeah yeah yeah Aznym! awesome. congratulations...very pleased to see this win.

P
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04/06/2005 01:39:16 AM

I am so, so happy your photo won. As I said during the challenge, it is such a touching photo, and so well taken.

Congrats!
Ron
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04/06/2005 01:05:12 AM
This is a great shot. I hate to see that it didn't score much higher, even though it did win first place. I think the challenge topic itself probably held the score down in this challenge overall. In a 'free study' I bet this photo would have scored much higher.

Congrats on an extremely nice addition to your portfolio.
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04/06/2005 01:01:08 AM
Congratulations, excellent shot, great take on the challenge.
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04/06/2005 12:32:24 AM
Congratulations, this is really well deserved. Fantastic image.
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04/06/2005 12:30:52 AM
yes! way to go aznym, def blue here!
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04/06/2005 12:24:07 AM
excellent - a well deserved win.. congratulations!
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04/06/2005 12:13:08 AM
Excellent picture. The range of range of texture, color and patterns are beautiful. Congratulations Aznym.

Manny
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04/06/2005 12:10:10 AM
Loved this one...congratulations.
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04/06/2005 12:09:49 AM
This is so wonderful to see at the top of pack. It's further evidence that the whole idea that only "sellout" images and stock-looking photos do well here. This shot is as artistic and beautiful as any I've seen and I commend the voting public for recognizing it as such.
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04/06/2005 12:09:04 AM
congrats on this awesome photo!
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04/06/2005 12:08:33 AM
Great B&W, and congrats on the blue!
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04/06/2005 12:06:01 AM
Great image, Aznym! Perfect for the challenge. Many congrats on your blue!
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04/06/2005 12:02:09 AM
Aznym: My warmest congratulations on your blue. You have come through like a real champ and you have my full admiration. You are hot, hot, hot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2005 03:19:18 PM
Nice contrast and setup. maby lite light beneath coul hafe help.... 9
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04/04/2005 09:37:49 PM
Meets challenge well, and like the feel of this photo. Works well in black and white. NIcely cropped...not extraneous and distracting stuff.
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04/04/2005 01:32:44 PM
Very powerful image. Love the composition, and parituclarly the lighting. Manages to capture a sense of beginning that a thousand "light" shots could never do.
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04/04/2005 12:27:00 PM
a wonderful interpretation of the challenge, and a damn fine shot to boot.
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04/04/2005 02:57:23 AM
wow
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04/04/2005 12:11:32 AM
I like the monocrome tones
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04/03/2005 11:10:49 PM
Interesting interperataion of challenge. In the Beginning of Learning to play Guitar. Cool. I like this photo. Normally in this kind of shot they would show both the student and teacher, but this is enough. You immediatly get the feeling of old master with young student. Lighting is pretty good. Just a bit dark in places. Nice job!
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04/03/2005 07:01:06 PM
So touching. Thank you.
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04/03/2005 03:08:40 PM
This shot is even better than I first thought. Bumping up!
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04/02/2005 10:39:02 PM
Nice interpretation of the challenge and a gorgeous shot. Very well done.
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04/02/2005 10:41:51 AM
After looking through the thumbnails of all the pics, this one stood out as my favorite. The theme is perfect, and the details in the pick are awesome! I hope you ribbon!
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04/02/2005 08:55:01 AM
great lighting and great shot , should be in top five
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04/01/2005 10:24:13 PM
Nice! Love the amount of detail and the thought this presents.
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04/01/2005 08:49:57 PM
i love it!!!! :)
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04/01/2005 07:46:03 PM
Probably one of the most staggeringly emotive and forceful images I have ever viewed. That hand alone could be gazed upon for hours. The mind it took to conceptualize this image and then create it is something I can only imagine. You have given the site a real gift in this one.
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04/01/2005 07:45:36 PM
intersting idea, and great tones
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04/01/2005 10:03:34 AM
first guitar with a 10 for me Excellent
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04/01/2005 09:17:25 AM
This is fantastic. Contrast, cropping, subject matter is unique to the other entries. Love it.
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04/01/2005 02:57:45 AM
Exquisite tone & mood.
Very nicely done photograph!
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03/31/2005 10:56:27 PM
I like the subtle emotion this photo creates. It's full. Great technique and framing. Just enough of the frets to orient the eyes and keep the focus on the hands.
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03/31/2005 09:05:13 PM
nice
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03/31/2005 05:37:07 PM
beautiful
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03/31/2005 05:04:23 PM
powerful image, i love the detials and the tones. good job!
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03/31/2005 03:28:34 PM
Great shot 10
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03/31/2005 09:03:45 AM
wow, great shot!
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03/31/2005 01:13:06 AM
Ahhh! A different take on the subject. Nice shot.
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03/30/2005 11:03:23 PM
Very nice photo
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03/30/2005 10:51:18 PM
Absolutely spectacular!
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03/30/2005 08:53:17 PM
Tenuous connection to the challenge, IMO, but a great, GREAT image. Well done. This photo has true feel, texture, and emotion to it. Very nice job!
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03/30/2005 06:32:55 PM
Great composition. Very creative intrepretation of the challenge, fits well IMO. Lighting and focus are superb. Excellant use of negative space, photo feels very well balanced. Awesome job.
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03/30/2005 03:51:11 PM
very nice..wonderful lighting!! 10
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03/30/2005 01:28:56 PM
great photo... my favorite in this challenge
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03/30/2005 12:52:18 PM
Wow! This photo is fantastic, I love it! Not only is it a marvelously creative entry for this challenge, but it's very emotional as well. This is my pick for the blue ribbon, definitely! [10+++]
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03/30/2005 12:36:35 PM
Are we to understand that the youth is learning to play guitar? It really is a beautiful photo.
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03/30/2005 09:49:38 AM
I think the hands are too close in tonal range - it's hard to see that it's someone else's hand without reading the title..
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03/30/2005 08:09:19 AM
Selected as favorite, absolutely great.10
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03/30/2005 06:33:39 AM
definitely one of the most original entries in this challenge, great idea, love the black and white tones, the almost sensually gentle touch of the guiding hand, and the twinge of emotion it leaves me with. a-without-a-doubt-10-from-me :)
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03/30/2005 03:25:22 AM
Excellent concept, and very well excecuted. One of my favourites
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03/30/2005 02:26:20 AM
a soul beginning ;)
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03/30/2005 02:03:32 AM
Nice contrast between the large and small hands. I like the subtle lighting.
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03/30/2005 01:38:08 AM
Been there, got the T-shirt now I teach others to play too... nice tonal quality should be up in the rankins for a badge.
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03/30/2005 12:54:22 AM
Here is one of the top 3. Great detail, emotion, and execution of the challenge. 10
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03/30/2005 12:48:28 AM
Something so simple can speak volumes. Love the contrast between young and old, very well done.
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03/30/2005 12:33:29 AM
love it 8
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03/30/2005 12:26:31 AM
Outstanding.. 10.......
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