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Joey Lawrence


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Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Location: Farm field near my house, Ontario, Canada
Date: Sep 18, 2005
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

The ladder is being suspended by two scarily thin wire cables held by my dad and brother. (I really had to convince them, especially my dad that I wouldn't die.) Due to ye-olde-leverage-laws, it was very easy for them to hold (I also dug a little hole in the ground before they came out to set the ladder bottom in so it wouldn't slide out from under me when I was on it.)I set the camera on timer, ran, slowly climbed up the ladder, and hoped for the best. We were only out in that field for about 5 pictures before I got it how I saw it in my head.

I wanted this to represent not only the destination up, but more in the way of a metaphor for constantly 'climbing' life and reaching new destinations. I didn't want it to look like I was dead or something and going to heaven, so I wore bright colors and edited it like so.

It is a big improvement from my 4th place DQ'd room entry, which was taken in the same place.

The end!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 191
Avg (all users): 7.3140
Avg (commenters): 8.4571
Avg (participants): 6.8488
Avg (non-participants): 7.6446
Views since voting: 27285
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 207
Comments: 137
Favorites: 91 (view)


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06/26/2007 12:32:31 AM
... after looking at all your pictures... I've come to a conclusion. I think that you have way too much talent. It's really not necessary. I feel that you should share some of your awesome skill with someone who needs it. Like me.

Amazing pictures, I really like them all. You're really planning on taking this whole photography thing somewhere, aren't you?
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11/23/2006 02:28:37 PM
great concept.
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08/19/2006 08:17:13 PM
Clever and inspiring work. I like that you add how you did the pictures. This one is so different from the Desolation one I just commented on, but I like them both equally.
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12/24/2005 08:33:00 PM
Wow, I can imagine your brother and father's concern. Great image though, that cloud at top left really adds a lot. It's upward-sweeping shape adds a lightness and lift that wouldn't be there with a clear sky.
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09/28/2005 01:17:14 PM
Congrats again.

Message edited by author 2006-09-22 22:46:53.
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09/28/2005 03:31:46 AM
very nicely placed. great effort
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09/27/2005 06:49:36 PM
Well done - result! (as expected). Anyone who goes to this much effort for a DPC win deserves it.
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09/27/2005 06:38:21 PM
ok kid, i don't know what you do for a living, or plan to do for a living, but make sure its somewhere in the pro photography field. ok?
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09/27/2005 06:25:36 PM
Wow ! That is just awesome.

Fabulous job !
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09/27/2005 06:11:59 PM
You are definitely going places Joey Lawrence!
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09/27/2005 04:11:36 PM
what really means, i think, is the next fold of the ladder, waiting for the man...
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09/27/2005 03:19:16 PM
Awesome picture hun! congrats!!
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09/27/2005 03:01:13 PM
Unique thought. It is almost like the picture could use a little cropping, lot of wasted space. Overall very good.
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09/27/2005 01:32:09 PM
looks pretty solid that ladder
have fun !
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09/27/2005 09:04:42 AM
Awesome image. Well done.

Judi
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09/27/2005 08:52:43 AM
Congratulations Joey. I hope you continue to reach for the stars.
Diana
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09/27/2005 03:49:42 AM
Congratulation and its a simple but very beautiful shot, very creative too.
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09/27/2005 02:53:41 AM
Fantastic shot & idea, congrats on the ribbon.
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09/26/2005 11:10:12 PM
that's an amazing shot...you should never give your secrets away!
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09/26/2005 09:03:37 PM
Originally posted by Travis99:

You will be a famous photographer one day.NICE

He already is! All he has to do now is make lotsa munny at it
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09/26/2005 07:34:00 PM
This is great!
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09/26/2005 05:49:22 PM
You've done it again. You will be a famous photographer one day.

NICE
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09/26/2005 04:52:00 PM
ooops! Sorry! I thought you still had the other camera! You do have a "big boy" camera!

My mistake!
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09/26/2005 04:51:07 PM
Hey that's a really well thought-of shot! And so wellexecuted too! Congratulations on the ribbon (and the other one too :D)
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09/26/2005 04:50:15 PM
Wow Joey! Two Blues in a row! You RULE! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Wonder what you could do with a "big boy" camera??? :-)

Congratulations!
09/26/2005 04:11:50 PM
Your creativity is boundless and for someone your age you are very articulate. I always enjoy finding out which pic is yours in the challenge. Congratulations on being able to create the picture you saw in your head.
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09/26/2005 03:32:43 PM
Wow good work this is a real testament to your skills as a photographer.

GreenGiant
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09/26/2005 03:04:22 PM
2x, congrats! - great creative mind and execution here, I really like this one.
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09/26/2005 01:27:22 PM
Hey, just think. I was going to post on your MIB shot that I was really missing seeing ribbons with your name on them lately. Now I just feel dumb. :)

And look dumb. And sound dumb, but that's another issue altogether. ;)

Keep it up guy!

PS. I actually did this before. I was a window washer in Canada and sometimes there are places and things you just can't get at due to landscaping and houses on weird terrain. I was lighter than my buddy, so I climbed up the ladder and he held it steady a few inches from a window. It was only really scary going up and down. I went right to the top, about twenty five feet up, about the same height as your ladder.

Us crazy Canucks eh?

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 13:32:28.
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09/26/2005 12:54:01 PM
2 in a row.

congrat
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09/26/2005 12:35:24 PM
Very, very cool idea! Up you go!
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09/26/2005 12:23:04 PM
Way to go Joey!
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09/26/2005 12:15:57 PM
You're almost as talented as the Third Man.
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09/26/2005 11:02:09 AM
The thing that p!sses me off about this is that I didn't do it! Congrats .. the effort paid off. You got 4 scores of "2" ...
that always gets me! Who are these 2'ers???
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09/26/2005 10:47:13 AM
The emergence of a young Storm Thorgerson.

JV
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09/26/2005 10:16:10 AM
Congratulations on two in a row! I wondered how this was done, I thought perhaps it was against a hidden pole you placed in the ground, but the wire idea was great!
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09/26/2005 09:59:47 AM
DOUBLE-BLUE RIBBONS....

Man, yes, I do believe Joey Lawrence is headed on his way up the ladder....
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09/26/2005 09:17:49 AM
Well deserved Blue! Congratulations.
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09/26/2005 09:16:13 AM
Great image!Keep it up Joey...
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09/26/2005 08:32:43 AM
Congratulations on another winning image! Always nice to see original ideas at the top.
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09/26/2005 08:22:57 AM
2 in a row!! It's about time!! super cool idea!! Gave this a big fat 10!
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09/26/2005 08:15:49 AM
Wow, dude. That's really cool. Congrats on another blue ribbon!
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09/26/2005 08:04:31 AM
wow!! 2 blues!!! your work is amazing!!
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09/26/2005 07:22:36 AM
Great work.... good idea, well executed.
The cloud position really sells it.

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 07:23:15.
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09/26/2005 07:03:01 AM
Congrats Joey
Good to see you doing light and bright shots as well. And you do them as well as the dark, grungy fogmachine shots :)
So, the trick was something as simple as a thin wire. Very good. Are they at all wisible on the photo if one knows where to look?
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09/26/2005 06:53:25 AM
Congrats Joey ...
please tell me you DIDN'T enter the bubbles challenge :)
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09/26/2005 06:48:55 AM
Congratulations Joey on your Blue ribbon! You truly have a gift!
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09/26/2005 06:30:15 AM
Awesome Joey! Excellent idea, excellent execution. And could the clouds have been more perfect that day? Congratulations!
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09/26/2005 06:16:57 AM
Wow, great job!
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09/26/2005 06:15:13 AM
Congrats on the Two Blue! Awesome and versitile, Great work!
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09/26/2005 05:01:34 AM
hell yes. :)
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09/26/2005 04:39:59 AM
You little smart -ss you had me fooled :) Great work Joey you really have excelled here.
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09/26/2005 04:36:35 AM
What a fantastic idea, well deserved ribbon.
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09/26/2005 03:54:42 AM
The lighter side of Joey is just as kick a** as the dark side. Congrats dude!!! You know you rock! The shot definitly deplicts you moving up, 2 ribbons in a row! Rock On!
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09/26/2005 03:05:38 AM
Well done Joey. I have no choice now than to add you to my favorite photographer list because you are truely GREAT.. well done young sir.
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09/26/2005 02:48:34 AM
Great job. Congrats Joey!

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 02:48:50.
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09/26/2005 02:32:24 AM
Congrats, Joey... 2 blues in a row. That's superb. So good photogs live in Toronto, eh?
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09/26/2005 02:22:51 AM
What a cool, creative and very vibrant image, well deserving of the blue! Congrats Joey!!
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09/26/2005 02:21:32 AM
you just won 2 blue ribbons straight in a row. Batman, have you got a new "super-duper amazing camera" that shoots a photo just by imagining it? hehe... I know there's a lot of hard work involved. well deserved, buddy, and CONGRATS (again) ! *applause*
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09/26/2005 01:46:18 AM
Joey you never cease to amaze me with your talent. The effort you put into some (most) all your shots is great and it shows in your photography. I believe as you put the same effort in life you will go a long way. A well planed shot and nature worked out to your advantage with a wonderful sky and lighting.

Congratulations on another blue.
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09/26/2005 01:35:39 AM
You are one amazin' dude Joey! This is an extremely creative and very well executed photo. Congrats man. (Now go on a looong vacation or something ;-P )
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09/26/2005 01:21:50 AM
Great Joey! This is a very good shot and the colors are really vibrant.

At your age, I am just out there admiring good photos. You are making good photos. My salute to you.

Manny
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09/26/2005 01:14:24 AM
Ok, this is sickening. TWO BLUES on the same home page!!!!

You are something else!
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09/26/2005 01:04:22 AM
if you keep going you'll get to africa ;)
stop hogging the limelight now will ya!
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09/26/2005 12:42:26 AM
damn it boy, i ain't participatin no more, it just ain't fair!
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09/26/2005 12:37:30 AM
very very well deserved! Congrats on 2 in a row, but as a mother..you silly silly boy ;p
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09/26/2005 12:35:39 AM
Two in a row! Move over Iceland.. its time for JoeyLand
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09/26/2005 12:32:45 AM
this is amazing and actually I have pondered doing a shot like this, thinkin I would tie wires to trees to suspend the ladder. It's awesome man, makes me mad I haven't dont this yet haha
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09/26/2005 12:31:59 AM
wow joey buddy, two blues in one week!

the shot looks amazing and the execution is flawless. Good job with the happy colors, nice to see you change styles so effortlessly.
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09/26/2005 12:31:31 AM
What the.....? You friggin rock!! I told my dad... this one will be the winner... and hey wouldya look at that!! awesomeawesomeawesomeawesome
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09/26/2005 12:30:33 AM
Congrats an another blue!!!!!!!!
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09/26/2005 12:29:55 AM
it only took you 5 shots to get something on the camera as you saw it in your head?
Okay Joey, now i just don't like you.

:p
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09/26/2005 12:26:48 AM
Boy, talk about a conspiracy! Oh wait, that was the OTHER challenge you won this week! Way to go Joey!
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09/26/2005 12:23:24 AM
Most excellent vision and who am I kidding.. Yer da bomb mister.. that picture rocks!! I was wondering how you achieved it!! Congrats on the double blue.. bows down :)
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09/26/2005 12:17:53 AM
I think you're giving me a complex! :-) Excellent work!
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09/26/2005 12:16:14 AM
Omigosh! Is that... sunshine? I thought you were strictly nocturnal. Congrats on the double blue!
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09/26/2005 12:09:07 AM
Nice work, Joey! This is fun stuff! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/26/2005 12:07:22 AM
Outstanding Joey! One of my top picks in the challenge.
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09/26/2005 12:07:10 AM
yay, congrats joey!
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09/26/2005 12:07:00 AM
you are just amazing *hug*
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09/26/2005 12:06:28 AM
NICE JOB! Two in a row, someone is on fire! ' . substr('//ganjataz.com/01smileys/images/smileys/OdBall-thatworks2.gif', strrpos('//ganjataz.com/01smileys/images/smileys/OdBall-thatworks2.gif', '/') + 1) . '

This shot is amazing! BTW I did give it a 9'er durrning voting!
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09/26/2005 12:05:31 AM
TWO in a row- do you know what THIS means?!?! Prepare yourself little Joey, it's going to be QUITE an experience ;)
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09/26/2005 12:05:29 AM
En Fuego!
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09/26/2005 12:05:28 AM
Wooha!
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09/26/2005 12:05:26 AM
Two in a row! Awesome! Big congrats, Joey!
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09/26/2005 12:04:35 AM
Congrats. I gave it a 10, well deserved. You are extremely talented.
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09/26/2005 12:03:46 AM
Incredibly well done.
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09/26/2005 12:03:34 AM
Damn dude - this is becoming a habit! LOL Great job! Knew this would ribbon bigtime! WTG!
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09/26/2005 12:03:33 AM
Great job Joey, Congrats. I knew we would be in trouble when you got that new camera, and you beat out the man that gave it to you!
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09/26/2005 12:03:22 AM
sheesh, double-joeys... it's a conspiracy! Well done.
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09/26/2005 12:02:39 AM
Go Joey: that is two in a row and even though you whipped me, I am very happy for you. That image certainly intrigued me and i thought of the few ways that it can be done.

Congratulations on your blue.
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09/26/2005 12:02:31 AM
This is brilliant! Congratulations on this and your double this week!
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09/26/2005 12:01:47 AM
Way to go Joey!!!! Thanks for the explanation!
Good to see your name twice on the opening page.
Congratulations!!!
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09/26/2005 12:01:39 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic work.
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09/26/2005 12:01:18 AM
Congrats again matey... very well done...
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09/26/2005 12:00:54 AM
Whoa Joey!! Two in row!! Congrats!
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09/26/2005 12:00:46 AM
wow - two in a row! congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2005 11:42:20 PM
awesome! one of my 10s.
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09/25/2005 09:25:41 PM
Very imaginative. Neat trick.
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09/25/2005 08:42:47 PM
Very smart, clever and bound to boggle minds for a great while.
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09/25/2005 04:18:57 PM
Great shot!
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09/25/2005 01:52:57 AM
Very cool. Love your creativity. Crisp clear focus and colors that pop. Nicely done --9--
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09/24/2005 11:08:08 AM
I wanna see the how-to on this one for sure ! -10
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09/24/2005 05:08:50 AM
OK .... thats clever
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09/23/2005 03:45:02 PM
I can see why this photo needed validating! I'd think about requesting it myself if I didn't see that it had been done already... I can't wait to see the explanation! I don't see how this could fail to be in the top 5
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09/23/2005 03:03:43 PM
Lol. Great idea. Can't wait to read how you pulled this off.
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09/23/2005 12:14:05 PM
ok so how did you do this. love the colors of the sky but the grass just seems a little flat, just my thought, but maybe bump up the saturation a bit on the grass, again just my thinking.
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09/23/2005 04:49:50 AM
neat
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09/23/2005 03:45:31 AM
Great stunt, creative mind, 10
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09/22/2005 09:54:15 PM
I like the initiative and creativity shown here.
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09/22/2005 07:40:50 PM
an extra point just for the set up effort... one of my favorites this challenge
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09/22/2005 01:35:56 PM
Great illusion and I love the colors. The subject seems a little small and a little too centered on the horizontal. I would like to see less foreground since it really does nothing to contribute to the overall image and perhaps a slightly tighter crop. I wouldn't take anything off the top though.
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09/22/2005 06:13:20 AM
Very Clever
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09/22/2005 05:32:08 AM
Reminds me of a stock photo I had seen. The subject is surreal but the background is too real. So it just doesn't come together for me even tho' it's generally a nice pic.
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09/21/2005 08:40:42 PM
I sure hope you ribbon with this one! 10
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09/21/2005 12:17:38 PM
this is real good. it will be interesting to know how you did create this illusion, when the challenge is done. the composition is good and so are the tech.parts of this photo so I predict top 5
Good luck
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09/21/2005 06:09:13 AM
fantastic, slightly tighter crop would work for me, a 10 image for me, well done....
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09/20/2005 11:54:49 PM
Wow the shock value is great. I have to know how you did this. Anyway, spectacular.
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09/20/2005 11:22:43 PM
Amazing Creativity! I predict a ribbon here. Just about everything is perfect!
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09/20/2005 10:17:04 PM
wow...just wow
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09/20/2005 08:31:37 PM
I'm trying to work out if you used cables to hold the ladder and cloned them out or you have some sort of frame hidden just behind the rise... I think the second option ?
the shot has good colors and lighting, but the shot dose not seem balanced to me
maybe moving the space from the bottom and right to the top and left would have helped so it would look like you were climbing more into space - 7
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09/20/2005 08:05:59 AM
Does not meet the challenge. It's not a beautiful landscape. Read challenge details. Again. :)
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09/19/2005 07:48:00 PM
Creative! Among the best of the challenge.
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09/19/2005 06:53:06 PM
good job, well posed.
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09/19/2005 05:39:37 PM
neat idea! It might have been even more effective if you had cropped the top so the end of the ladder isn't visible
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09/19/2005 04:40:20 PM
How you did (if it is not a montage...)? Great. Why so far?
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09/19/2005 03:36:45 PM
I think that more needs to be cropped on the right.
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09/19/2005 02:26:11 PM
Very cool, if I could vote you'd have a 10 for idea, color, position. Nice all around.
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09/19/2005 12:06:52 PM
This is awesome Joeeeeeyyyyy.
How did you do it?
*scratches her head*
This is the same place you recreated the Bliss wallpaper, isn't it? :)
Good job! Very nice and light and happy.
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09/19/2005 11:02:05 AM
fantastic! the contrast is just perfect
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09/19/2005 10:57:22 AM
How the heck did you do this??? Very cool!
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09/19/2005 09:38:32 AM
Wonderful! I love this image. The colors & composition are nice, but the concept and execution is marvelous. I can't wait to hear how to you did it! 10
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09/19/2005 09:23:27 AM
Really cool shot! After the challenge I would be interested in knowing how you achieved this. :-)
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09/19/2005 09:23:27 AM
very clever photo!
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09/19/2005 09:11:28 AM
Joey. You amaze me. How on earth do you generate so many amazing photos?

Dang. (another) 10.
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09/19/2005 08:56:30 AM
Clever. I can't wait to find out how you did that.
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