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Challenge: Collections (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: in the school
Date: Nov 29, 2005
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

colored pencils..what else?

i am always fascinated by colors. that's why my pictures are always colorful. so here's my collection. nothing special but when put altogether, they create something very interesting.

shot with my brother's D100 and with the use of my 16 mm f2.8 macro lens.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 210
Avg (all users): 7.0584
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 7.0870
Avg (non-participants): 7.0452
Views since voting: 15207
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 291
Comments: 86
Favorites: 40 (view)


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01/12/2007 12:36:27 PM
WOW.. brilliant idea and brilliant work.. Ribbon well deserved!
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12/21/2005 05:03:52 PM
Originally posted by TheLittleIsland:



PS: STOP OPPRESSING THE USE OF HARSH LANGUAGE. HARSH LANGUAGE IS AN INEVITABILITY THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN TO DEAL WITH, AND IS SIMULTANEOUSLY AN EXPRESSIVE FORM OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. WHERE WOULD HEMMINGWAY BE IF HE WEREN'T AN OFFENSIVE SUNNUVABICTH? STICKS AND STONES...


Hemingway was a master of language, he could do in 6 words what many writers could not express in entire volumes. The use of offensive or harsh language in his writing is a reflection of the times and the people that he was writing about, it was not an effort to shock or offend. There are times and places for harsh language, it is not an inevitability that must be accepted. Society has always set up guidelines with respect to behaviors and practices.

My photo comments: (I apologize for the above, but felt the need to respond). Beautiful shot. I personally do like the DOF, I think it keeps it from appearing like a 'pin wheel'. I think the 'Is this a Collection?' argument is pointless. Most challenges are open to a level of personal flexibility on the part of the photographer and it is up to the voters to make their own interpretation of the challenge description. There have been many challenges lately where quality photos were entered, but came in very low due to not meeting the challenge- as interpreted by a majority of voters. The first decision on meeting the 'spirit of the challenge' is made by the entering photographer, the final decision is made by the voters and in this case the voters have spoken. Once again, very well done.

Edited for a typo...

Message edited by author 2005-12-21 17:11:06.
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12/13/2005 11:32:57 PM
FOR petdog4020:
- from the challenge description -
Details: Stamps, coins, dolls, cars, shoes... people will collect just about anything. Let's see what makes your particular collection special.

For others:
I thought the "kid" comment was foolish. To assume that only people under the age of say... 25 are capable of making "immature" comments or having poorly rated images, is to be a fool. Furthermore, it is a fool who condescends, especially those younger than him/herself. The 18 year old mind and the 40 year old mind are equally capable of and likely to be immature, if in different ways.

I happen to have lived in a house with a colored pencil "collection" anyhow, and it looks nothing like the neat, orderly image I see above. Where, I ask, are the broken pencils? The extremely short ones? Why are they all sharpened? The image above resembles that of a Crayola advertisement.

My previous post was an angry attempt to challenge the voters to think about the images they are voting for. Much of the photography I see winning ribbons is not creative photography, but neat, crisp, overtly dull, sleek sleazy commercial photography.

In my opinion, photography is a form of art. Art is a medium that in order to remain art, should be dynamic and constantly changing. I see little progression on this site, and it is frustrating. Many of the shots that win are not rewarded for creativity but for sleekness. Perhaps my photographic and artistic eye is not agreeably developed, but I am fairly certain that I have seen a number of water droplet shots winning prizes consistently. Water droplet shots? Taking no particular form, with no interesting title, such images I dub "blank images."

I do not claim to be much better than any of this... I repeatedly enter images that are less than impressive to my own eye, and are confirmed as such by voters. However, I think it's interesting that with the image I entered specifically because I knew it was bland and stereotypical, I received my highest score.

so... boo hiss.

PS: STOP OPPRESSING THE USE OF HARSH LANGUAGE. HARSH LANGUAGE IS AN INEVITABILITY THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN TO DEAL WITH, AND IS SIMULTANEOUSLY AN EXPRESSIVE FORM OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. WHERE WOULD HEMMINGWAY BE IF HE WEREN'T AN OFFENSIVE SUNNUVABICTH? STICKS AND STONES...

I AM AWARE OF THE IDEALISTIC NATURE OF THE ABOVE TEXT, AND ENJOY IT AS SUCH. I AM NOT, HOWEVER, AN IDEALISTIC PERSON.
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12/13/2005 10:46:00 PM
must have been anoying to sharpen all of those! and to keep them from rolling everywhere...
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12/13/2005 09:52:08 AM
again?! :) but then not again as this takes you away from your usual colorful subjects. but the point still well made. a simple tilt, a simple pattern and voila! again you make us pinoy proud.
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12/13/2005 09:51:19 AM
Great job on your blue ribbon! You deserved it.
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12/12/2005 08:40:06 PM
Originally posted by jsas:


He must not have kids.

Of course he doesn't have kids ... look at his profile, read his comments; he is a kid.
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12/12/2005 12:34:10 AM
[quote=TheLittleIsland] But you don't COLLECT colored pencils.... you

THIS IS NOT A COLLECTION, IT IS A SINGLE SET OF COLORED PENCILS THAT ALL COME FROM THE SAME BOX

He must not have kids.

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12/11/2005 02:23:40 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I have studied your image and have the following to offer:

Composition/perspective very interesting perspective in this image. The angle of the camera to the subject sets up a very nice illusion. You are drawn to where the pencils are pointing, but once focused there it appears as though everything is radiating outward. Excellent placement via rule of thirds the focal point. Alignment and placement appears nearly flawless which really adds strength to the scene. Nothing distracting at all. Focus is very good and the DoF used really makes it work near to far across the image. Not much to say other than very well done! A simplistic idea executed very nicely and translated to a very appealing image.

Color across the spectrum here obviously, but each seems to have retained the original hue. Saturation is good as no color appears flat at all. Against the black background is the perfect choice and really allows each shade to stand on its own.

Lighting very well done! Everything is well lit and defined while at the same time no distracting glares or reflections off the shiny surfaces.

Challenge requirements very creative way to meet the challenge requirements.

Overall/my opinion very well done image! Extremely hard to critique as I find it pleasing to look at; simple yet manages to grab you right away. Very well done!
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12/10/2005 09:57:02 AM
Wow. I didn't get a chance to vote on any from this challenge, but this one surely would have pulled a 10. It's desktop wallpaper right now! Great job, very creative.
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12/10/2005 04:12:59 AM
Very nice and effective as well. Congrats!
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12/08/2005 07:37:02 PM
Congratulations! Great shot and just proves that keeping it simple is the key - Well done!! :)
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12/08/2005 07:24:14 PM
col·lec·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (k-lkshn)
n.
The act or process of collecting.
A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer: promoted the summer collection in the store window.
An accumulation; a deposit: a collection of dust on the piano.

A collecting of money, as in church.
The sum so collected.
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12/08/2005 12:47:04 PM
Manny who?

Like Philos32 I never would have guessed this to be yours. Technically proficient as always, tho i'm not 100% convinced the shallow DOF adds to it (not that it detracts either).

As for the petulent comment below about it not being a collection...well let's just be glad that we don't all live in his oppressed little box. Nice interpretation, nice shot, nice win.

P
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12/07/2005 10:07:33 PM
Congratulations!!!! Very great image!
Keep up the good work!
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12/07/2005 01:30:05 PM
This is a wonderful image
The colours are great nice composition Congrats on your blue Ribbon
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12/07/2005 11:47:28 AM
Manny, many congratulations! I love the design of this photo, simple, yet so effective (and the teacher in you coming through).
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12/07/2005 11:42:55 AM
But you don't COLLECT colored pencils.... you just buy a set of them. Maybe if it were several different types of colored pencils, that would make sense... but no, this is just ONE SET of colored pencils.

THIS IS NOT A COLLECTION, IT IS A SINGLE SET OF COLORED PENCILS THAT ALL COME FROM THE SAME BOX

VOTERS NEED TO THINK CRITICALLY FOR CHRISSAKE



Message edited by mk - language, etc.
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12/07/2005 11:35:42 AM
Congrats..!! I liked this one the best..!!
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12/07/2005 11:31:48 AM
Totally different medium and style from you! I never thought this was a librodo when I saw it. Glad to see you expand your horizons.
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12/07/2005 11:09:39 AM
Hey Manny, This is wonderful! I love prisma color pencils, other than photography, it is one of my favorite mediums! Big Congrats to ya Buddy!
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12/07/2005 09:36:21 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Two days ago, my wife and I were discussing the ribbon standings, and I pointed out that I might have an advantage because none of the current challenges were suited to portraiture. So not only did you prove me completely wrong, you did it with a well-deserved blue and a 7+ score. ROFL!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go torture some kittens or something. ;-)


Shannon, I was just lucky. I don't have your creativity and imagination. Mine is just a copy from a box cover. But yours are always original. And you have the record of not leaving the dpchallenge's homepage for how many weeks now? Anyway...I think we inspire each other.
12/07/2005 09:28:08 AM
Two days ago, my wife and I were discussing the ribbon standings, and I pointed out that I might have an advantage because none of the current challenges were suited to portraiture. So not only did you prove me completely wrong, you did it with a well-deserved blue and a 7+ score. ROFL!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go torture some kittens or something. ;-)
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12/07/2005 08:22:48 AM
LOL....for those who commented about a woman standing somewhere, you're right. I took a lot of shots along with this shot and this is one of them.

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Anyway...Sally helped me set up this shot.During lunchbreak in school, I requested a friend to sharpen the pencils, I laid them down on the floor (with a black velvet cloth as a base), then asked Warren (and later on Sally) to arrange them in the same manner as shown in the box of the Prismacolors pencil. Not an original idea. But I really went down on the floor to take the shot. Unlike the box picture which was taken from the top, I experimented on the DOF and the angle. An dthe rest is history.

Many thanks for the votes.

Manny

12/07/2005 06:33:22 AM
Congratulations. You are showing us your versatility as an artist.
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12/07/2005 06:01:07 AM
Congrats on your blue with this colorful picture.
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12/07/2005 04:34:13 AM
Great composition, colors. Well deserved ribbon ! Congrats !
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12/07/2005 03:57:18 AM
Congrats on the blue Manny. This really shows your strong sense of forms colors and composition.
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12/07/2005 03:43:07 AM
Congrats on your Blue, this was my top choice. I would not have guessed this was yours. I'm sure girls were looking over your shoulder...
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12/07/2005 03:05:43 AM
Uhm...? Wow!

Congrats, I never expected this was yours.
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12/07/2005 02:47:32 AM
One of my faves in the challenge and well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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12/07/2005 02:44:10 AM
i knew this one would score high. well done indeed on an excellent photo. congrats on the blue!
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12/07/2005 01:31:59 AM
I gotta differ with you about your comments on #2. The combination of composition, dof and the colors is stunning to my eye- Congrats!
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12/07/2005 01:30:54 AM
Wow, the man can take pictures of pencils, and still win!! Haha, excellent job, congrats on your blue!
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12/07/2005 01:29:24 AM
Congrats my GURU.
Rudra
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12/07/2005 01:06:49 AM
I guess if I stare hard enough, there's an image of girl in there somewhere? LOL! Congrats Manny! Mabuhay ;)
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12/07/2005 12:58:05 AM
Where's the girl? Congrats Manny!
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12/07/2005 12:52:41 AM
well done manny! makes me wanna go find my colouring books :)
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12/07/2005 12:47:38 AM
Excellent work Manny!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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12/07/2005 12:43:45 AM
I think you have a great shot!!!! Congrats on the blue...we were close in scores...wow
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12/07/2005 12:41:11 AM
nice work manny!
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12/07/2005 12:33:38 AM
God, Mannie! You can make anything look beautiful! Congrats.
12/07/2005 12:28:00 AM
congrats on your blue. Great photo and very colorful indeed
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12/07/2005 12:25:45 AM
Fabulous. Manny you sure know how to romance the eyes. An image from a different realm but what a fan of colors. Congratulations on your BLUE!
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12/07/2005 12:19:38 AM
Hi Many, would have never thought this is yours, voted it a 9. Congrats on the ribbon and a new style of photography. Yours, Jan
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 11:51:07 PM
Beautiful tones, dof and composition. 10 from me.
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12/06/2005 11:50:31 PM
Almost hypnotic with great color and touchable textures. Returning for final bump.
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12/06/2005 06:37:50 PM
nicely composed, like the focus, nice sharp image.
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12/06/2005 06:00:15 PM
A very simple idea executed beautifuly... Well done... :)
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12/06/2005 05:59:57 PM
Even though there are a lot of colors it still looks harmonious. Great composition I must say and the way you focoused it was very apropriate. Love the detail!
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12/06/2005 11:01:56 AM
Neat!
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12/06/2005 04:17:31 AM
great concept, nice colours and nice composition.
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12/05/2005 11:23:05 PM
Nice pic. Very well done, focus, color, contrast and composition tops.
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12/05/2005 04:30:28 PM
Oh this is too clever, I went by this picture a few times and didn't quite understand understand the title, then on the thumbnail I noticed the "eye." bumping up!
12/05/2005 07:29:54 AM
Love this. The colour 'wheel' is nicely done. Makes for a nice piece of poster art.
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12/04/2005 03:40:26 PM
Brilliant colors, great lighting and compositon. 9
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12/04/2005 04:26:33 AM
Gotta be Prismacolors.... wish the DOF was just the teeniest bit deeper to keep the far points as crisp as the near ones
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12/04/2005 02:35:03 AM
I guess this can pass for a collection, but I wish more of it was in focus.
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12/03/2005 10:49:22 PM
i like this. :) oops.. dof alittle bit off though.
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12/03/2005 08:52:55 PM
I like the composition. Technically, I think it would have been better with a small aperture. I don't think the change in focus is helping you.
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12/03/2005 03:33:42 PM
very nice...!!! 10
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12/03/2005 12:00:21 AM
There all sharpend
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12/02/2005 09:00:56 AM
Nice! Love all the colors and lines. The sharp points really add to it.
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12/01/2005 06:03:41 PM
very nicely done. its refreshing to see that the eye is drawn to a non-center point :) i really like this photo. well done
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12/01/2005 02:34:14 PM
great shot. i like how you put them into the colors like the order. good job,hope you do well!
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12/01/2005 09:54:36 AM
great consept :D
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12/01/2005 09:08:23 AM
Interesting... the white light on the pink and red pencil, top left if throwing it a bit for me, but otherwise a great shot and setup.
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12/01/2005 07:10:48 AM
very cool!
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11/30/2005 11:25:23 PM
Great idea!!!! Love the color and the lighting and the flow. Nice contrast with the background. My favorite.
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11/30/2005 10:54:04 PM
Awesome angle and colors.
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11/30/2005 09:27:55 PM
visually stimulating, love all the color.....nice shot! 8.
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11/30/2005 09:12:06 PM
Ok, this is a winner. Nothing else to say other than "awesome"! <8>
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11/30/2005 08:17:02 PM
Great Photo! Looks like it came out of an art book!
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11/30/2005 07:44:52 PM
nice pic... the only thing i have with it is that the far side is slightly soft... might be better if it was softer or sharp??
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11/30/2005 06:50:19 PM
you have a good eye for choosing a clever composition
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11/30/2005 05:31:59 PM
6 - Very nice colors and composition and angle/perspective. Criticism; difficult, as this is a bit of a stretch for 'collections' in the spirit of the Challenge (and has restricted my score). Near perfect symmetry as far as I can discern, maybe a couple are 'off', but fairly minor. This shot may lend itself well to an abstract too if the focus were adjusted, but moot point.
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11/30/2005 03:51:03 PM
I love the framing of this shot. Its nice that the focal point is not in the center of the picture.
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11/30/2005 03:21:42 PM
Vert pretty! Seems slightly offbalance to me, maybe because of the focus, but great job!
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11/30/2005 02:42:39 PM
the black backround really captures the colors and makes this photo really stand out. I really like how the pencils give leading lines to the middle. beautiful shot
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11/30/2005 02:33:20 PM
pretty color wheel, especially using the color pencils for this! i love how its focused and oriented in that fashion. awesome!
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11/30/2005 01:27:00 PM
Awesome composition. Way to go making a photo stand out in a challenge of one after the other ordinary display of "stuff".
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11/30/2005 12:25:21 PM
Nice colours, great composition, best of the contest.
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11/30/2005 07:55:03 AM
color combination can be better.
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11/30/2005 02:19:21 AM
GORGEOUS. WOW. Well-done.
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11/30/2005 02:17:11 AM
Bautiful composition and lighting. This really caught my eye!!
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11/30/2005 01:04:41 AM
Very artfully presented. I like the graphic sense of it. Would make a great poster. 8
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