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3rd PlaceWhen the Pickin's Done
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Challenge: Country Life (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Hyrum, Utah, USA
Date: Jun 21, 2003
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2003

That's me and my banjo I never learned how to play. I live in the country, and this is just what I do. I lay around with a banjo on my belly!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.1202
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 7.0522
Avg (non-participants): 7.1864
Views since voting: 5115
Votes: 233
Comments: 50
Favorites: 28 (view)


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06/19/2005 10:10:26 PM
Oh this is great. Sepia is the ONLY filter for this one. Great soft focus. Placement of figurein the shot is perfect. Good one.
06/19/2005 08:28:27 PM
A rest moment! Very, very nice! Sepia tone is perfect here! :)
08/18/2003 12:58:03 AM
Just discovered this pic. It's wonderful! Being from the South, and knowing all about banjo pickin' country life, I can't help but keep smiling. Loved your comment too.
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08/14/2003 06:37:42 PM
This is a beauty! Quite an air of nostalgia.
:-)
Grayce
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07/08/2003 06:05:44 PM
Wow, I didn't realize this was a ribbon winner 'til yesterday. I'll have to check the forums about what happened. Thanks for the votes; I sure admire a lot of your shots, too. Keep up the good work!
07/08/2003 02:27:12 PM
Well done on yet another ribbon... it's becoming a bit of a habit. keep them coming.
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07/08/2003 11:17:31 AM
Congratulations on getting a ribbon, very well deserved! Was very happy to see this on the front page today.
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07/08/2003 03:28:15 AM
Looks like what people in "Hyrum, Utah" do! Nice photo, BTW, and, I gave you a "10" during voting.

Message edited by author 2003-07-08 03:30:01.
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07/08/2003 01:08:52 AM
congratulations, david! this is really a great shot!
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07/07/2003 11:08:41 PM
Wow! I didn't realize this was 3rd. Where have I been?

Great photo and a big congrats, David!!!!
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07/07/2003 09:35:58 PM
Congrats on the WELL deserved ribbon.
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07/02/2003 07:58:26 AM
Great shot, everything even down to the title.
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07/02/2003 04:10:39 AM
I'm here to say that I cannot believe this didn't get a ribbon! Should have taken third for sure. Awesome photo. Adding it to my favorites.
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07/02/2003 12:54:54 AM
Cool shot David! I would love to hear you play...you could play with my son..he plays the violin and is getting into that country twang. lol

Wonderful image!
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07/02/2003 12:06:37 AM
A few of you didn't like my border, but I really tried many borders, and most of mine are very simple. This one looked by far the best to me. Thanks for your comments. This was a fun shot to take!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2003 11:53:41 PM
Nice dreamy feel to this shot!
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07/01/2003 09:04:39 PM
Nice, i just hope he doesn't drop the banjo.
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07/01/2003 07:21:24 AM
What a fantastic picture! Has got to be first place! Lovely toning and great border. Absolutely country life! Love it!
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07/01/2003 02:50:28 AM
Trying to look relaxed but that hand is ruining your impression left, you look like strugling to keep that instrument in a certain presentational possition. 8
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06/30/2003 03:29:44 PM
One of my favorites. This has stayed with me all week.
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06/30/2003 01:52:01 PM
very nice! love the subject matter. Great composition. Best of luck!
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06/30/2003 11:48:22 AM
Great work
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06/28/2003 07:19:25 AM
This is such a classic photo of the south in the summertime. I would have given this a 10 except for the border, its rather distracting.
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06/27/2003 09:29:41 PM
This is a really neat photo... I love the 'laid back' theme of rural life and living in the country. The banjo adds a lot here for me as well. I can almost hear the birds chirping and the babbling brook... the sounds that this photo seem to pronounce make it work nicely... excellent work :)
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06/27/2003 04:58:21 PM
Its a good shot but it just looks too set up and staged for my liking
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06/27/2003 04:02:58 PM
A very nice shot. I'm not sure if I like the border. It almost makes it a little too "dreamy." But I won't take off for that. I think the picture would have been stronger without the border though. Aside from that, the shot has a good balance and nice shapes. Good job.
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06/27/2003 02:37:04 PM
I really like it! The sepia tone is perfect, and your idea is very unique and interesting. Great composition and lighting, very well done.
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06/27/2003 01:42:53 PM
Well conceived shot. I really like how the subject pops out against the background. Only nit-pick is the bright spot on the bridge on the right.
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06/27/2003 11:51:32 AM
mm.. too artificial.. it would be better to see somebody playing that instrument..
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06/27/2003 11:39:27 AM
This is a beautiful shot - a work of art. The setup you've done, down to the banjo and the rolled up jeans and bare feet is all great. The slight sepia tone really enhances it, also. I'm not sure that the border is necessary, but it's not a problem - I just think the image stands as well on its own. 10
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06/27/2003 07:30:12 AM
Awesome.... 10
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06/27/2003 07:04:28 AM
Wow. great photo. Nothing I can suggest to improve it...the border however...You should either add a normal border or feather it all the way in. As it is now, it looks messy with the feathering and the line. Still a 10 from me though, as I don't mark down for borders. I usually only add points for a really nice original border, which I think you were trying for, but it doesn't work for me. Luckily, you don't need that extra point anyway! Great job and good luck.
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06/27/2003 04:59:56 AM
hate staged photos, but this one is ok
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06/26/2003 10:47:41 PM
I think this is great! I love the composition and choice of sepia. It well illustrates the topic of the challenge.
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06/26/2003 08:14:04 PM
Nice pic! Good composition and color tone. Great job! Critique: I would have had the banjo supported somewhere (he appears to be resting/sleeping while supporting the banjo, you would think it would fall).
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06/26/2003 07:21:09 PM
Nice slice of nostalgia.
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06/26/2003 05:22:01 PM
This screams "Huck Finn." I'm giving it a 10, it is flawless.
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06/26/2003 12:45:21 PM
dont think the faded border works that well here. great photo otherwise.
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06/26/2003 11:30:59 AM
What can I say?? Truly inspiring!! my number 1 of the week!!!
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06/26/2003 01:48:58 AM
Hillbilly. :) Great shot. The contrast is perfect. 9.
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06/26/2003 12:10:20 AM
Oh yeah, now that\'s some country...good job
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06/25/2003 10:02:15 PM
Great! I bet it would be fabulous in color as well. Only one minor issue for me ... the border feels a little too "dreamy" ... the photo evokes that all on its own and it feels like slight overkill on the mood. 9
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06/25/2003 05:10:06 PM
Great focus! Great lighting! What a cute shot! I love the hat on the face. 8.
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06/25/2003 03:15:19 PM
Nicely done....'Deliverence' revisited. LOL Good composition, tones.
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06/25/2003 02:23:16 PM
great shot. nice use of sepia. precarious. hehe
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06/25/2003 01:46:34 PM
Perfect shot for this contest. I love it!
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06/25/2003 06:57:01 AM
One of the top 3 in this challenge for sure, excellent!!! - 10.
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06/25/2003 02:11:12 AM
Great job of staying on topic. this is a wonderful image, I think you've done very well.
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06/25/2003 02:10:55 AM
a different border would have made this one of my favourites. nice setup, nice tone. you have a good eye.
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06/25/2003 12:43:43 AM
Don't drop that banjo in the river! I love the detail on this shot!
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