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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: 14
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Family, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

I took this picture on the same day that I took my second place picture "Three." I have a feeling this will get hammered by voters for being too similar to the other picture...but I really like this one also. I'm submitting this as more of an experiment than anything else...i.e. can people look beyond the similarities and just it for what it's worth???? I doubt it...I'll be lucky to break 6.0.

Adjusted horizon, gaussian blur, NeatImage, "deep yellow" photo filter, flipped horizontally, slight USM, curves, crop, border.

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.3389
Avg (commenters): 7.2258
Avg (participants): 6.3458
Avg (non-participants): 6.3218
Views since voting: 1170
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 301
Comments: 38
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/08/2005 01:57:30 PM
It's amazing to be 6 pages into the results and still looking at my 7 scores (and this got an 8, nice work indeed.)
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12/08/2005 11:10:30 AM
Had this pegged to place higher. It was a lot like the other challenge entry but the bird captured in this really added to it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 10:40:01 PM
Ok, it's not too hard to guess whose picture this is, given your recent ribbon win, but this one is remarkable, and even better than the ribbon winner. So we might see two of yours up there on the big board tonight? Good luck! Second visit and a bump!
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12/07/2005 09:34:26 PM
Beautiful study. Is this from the previous ribbon winner who had almost the same shot? I believe it was in Odd Challenge. Beautiful I must say. 10
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12/07/2005 03:35:19 PM
Awesome. 10
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12/06/2005 03:37:27 PM
The placement and size of the people is great and they look great against the golden backdrop.
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12/06/2005 01:00:30 PM
Wonderful shot, very peaceful and full of atmosphere. It is well composed and I like the soft colours.--9
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12/06/2005 09:58:47 AM
looks like the same sunset as the winning photo is odd challenge...
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12/06/2005 06:23:10 AM
Good comp, well done, bird is a extra point.
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12/06/2005 02:21:15 AM
hmm, don't know why a validation request would be made on this one??? A really nice silhouette shot. Very nice. Very emotive too and nice rich tones. Compositionally solid. Good job :-)
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12/05/2005 11:43:29 PM
Hrm...I wonder who this is. :) Lovely photo. A teeny bit hot for me between their heads but otherwise beautiful.
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12/05/2005 08:42:55 PM
Three minus the child. Good luck on this sunset beauty.
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12/05/2005 08:10:28 PM
November 20th, by any chance? I don't see the point of putting this into this challenge with that other shot sitting on the front page all week. Whilst may people (obviously, from that previous challenge result) find this stuff attractive, I find it cloyingly sentimental. It has a contrived adge that, for me, simplifies the idea (and ideal) of relationships, and is actually, I beloieve, damaging, in that it encourages people to think that this kind of dreamy sunset gush is an attainable reality; its like people with flawless 'perfect' bodies having sex without producing any sticky mess - just like the worst kind of movies.
12/05/2005 07:58:59 AM
Beautiful silohoutee, lovely vivid colours
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12/04/2005 07:31:20 PM
Looks a lot like the red winner in Odd. Very nice. 8
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12/04/2005 12:32:10 AM
Cool photo but very similar the 2nd place photo in the Odd challenge.
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12/03/2005 11:35:15 PM
Thats cool.
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12/03/2005 08:02:35 PM
Chafer? Framing is the same so I guess it must be. I like this better thatn "three"! Wish the gull was just a smidge further right, but those union gulls don't always hit there mark when they're supposed to. Great hues of browns and gold. Lovely.
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12/03/2005 06:31:10 AM
Familiar?
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12/02/2005 04:02:28 PM
hm.. looks familiar! hehe.. but still a nice capture. not sure if the bird adds or takes away though... 7
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12/02/2005 03:06:42 PM
This is great photo and scored it appropriately. However, you've had a number of variations posted on the site and in challenges which may cause some to unfairly score you down. Excellent photo and hope I'm wrong about the scoring.
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12/02/2005 02:32:12 PM
What a great shot. Stunning use of lighting. The seagull and use of thirds absolutely makes this shot! 10
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12/02/2005 02:01:55 PM
oh look same photo - almost :P
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12/02/2005 10:07:54 AM
Visually and techincally this is a very good capture. The hues of golds and oranges project warmth. The two subjects stand hand in hand observing the warm glow of the sunset. An added boon to the visual interest is the addition of the capture of a seagull flying above the surf.
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12/02/2005 09:44:22 AM
Great metallic glow of gold. The bird makes the shot for me. The softness reallyworks in combination with the vivid colors, light and shadow.
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12/02/2005 09:25:18 AM
very nice
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12/02/2005 01:16:01 AM
wasn't this done on the odd challenge?
still nice though
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12/01/2005 11:00:10 PM
Very nice! Love the romantic feel, very emotive. Nice composition, rule of thirds and all that jazz. Colors are amazing, really fond of the shadows they cast, myself. Definite 10 material!
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12/01/2005 02:44:56 PM
normally, you can not walk away with another ribbon for a samiliar work. :D
12/01/2005 12:48:00 PM
Very nice image. Personally, I don't like his shorts ;-)
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12/01/2005 11:58:26 AM
Sweet, romantic silhouette, nicely done. I like the bird in the frame too.
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12/01/2005 11:48:29 AM
Looks familiar. :) well done.
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12/01/2005 11:47:23 AM
Greeting card beautiful
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12/01/2005 09:47:34 AM
good capture and nice use of light
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12/01/2005 08:07:51 AM
One of my all time favorite photos and I am sure another one similar has already recently won a challenge. Super, super, golden moment and it take the number one spot for me.
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12/01/2005 03:34:18 AM
This looks familiar! :) The gull is a nice touch and the hands together are nicely separated from the bodies. Great shot.
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12/01/2005 01:24:43 AM
this picture is awesome, i like the position of the main subjects and the effect the sun gives.
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12/01/2005 12:45:01 AM
has blown put areas between couple and over their heads


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