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Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: home
Date: Dec 16, 2005
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2005

wasnt sure about this one, looks oversharpened to me somehow, although i didnt. thought it was skeery enough for the challenge, had fun trying to
drown people! :)

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.0455
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5172
Avg (non-participants): 6.1798
Views since voting: 1639
Views during voting: 512
Votes: 286
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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12/29/2005 10:17:29 PM
Creeeeeppyyy!!! I love how the vibrant green/blue contrasts with the large black border.
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12/29/2005 03:14:32 PM
well, i LOVE the big border! i think it sets the shot apart and adds to sense of being closed in by the water. excellent work as always, les!
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12/28/2005 10:20:35 AM
wow! This is very well illustrated! It has that dreamy look like when you're having a nightmare about drowning. I happen to love borders, so I'm happy to see one get such a good score with a bold border :)
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12/28/2005 10:08:05 AM
good to see i'm in good company :)
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12/28/2005 04:43:03 AM
Good drowning shot. The frame takes away from this though, so you know for the next challenge.
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12/28/2005 04:19:03 AM
Creepy, but I can feel it. 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:59:10 PM
Not sure the big border works real well here, but no matter - the image conveys the fear and emotion well for the challenge.
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12/27/2005 05:44:46 AM
One of my personal fears as well...............Great image.
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12/27/2005 12:49:00 AM
That scares me!
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12/26/2005 07:28:49 PM
Everybody has a fear of drowning. Not a very good photo (my view only), but I do get the sensation of fear.
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12/26/2005 01:42:16 PM
this really reminds me of drowning, and makes me feel uneasy
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12/24/2005 04:33:55 PM
Really like the turbulent textured water distorting face and are. Color in right arm is a great bonus. I didn't care for the heavy blck border, it makes it feel a bit chunky, a bit thinner perhaps ? Actual photo is great "8"
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12/24/2005 01:36:43 PM
I like the colors and the effects to show the movement of the water. The border doesn't need to be so big.
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12/24/2005 11:35:23 AM
Merry Christmas
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12/24/2005 11:29:50 AM
Dramatic, good job! Would it have been better to light the back and darken the front, so that it looked like he was on the deep end?
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12/23/2005 11:05:28 AM
Just back for comments...
Excellent use of border to "push" the picture inward and give that drowning feeling. Wonderful capture of action and facial expression as well. If I had to be picky, perhaps hands doing more flailing might also have helped to convey this phobia. Very well done.. one of my top picks for this challenge! Good luck!
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12/22/2005 08:36:10 PM
WAY TOO MUCH BORDER! It takes away from the incredible photo!
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12/22/2005 08:21:06 PM
wow - what a big border...
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12/22/2005 06:52:30 PM
Composed in a very nice way, very well done, Cheers,
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12/22/2005 04:02:44 PM
Great image! Really does present a scary moment. Nicely done - though the border may be a bit much.
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12/22/2005 01:53:27 AM
Water looks more inviting than frightening. The element of panic might be better asserted if a slower shutter is used to blur the man's struggle.
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12/21/2005 07:35:54 PM
fantastic interpretation of the challenge, and I like the feel you gave it. The colors inparticular are intriguing, and then the black towards the top seem to give it that fear of death feel. I don't know exactly what it is about it, I just think you did a wonderful job at achieving the overall feel for the challenge. Perhaps the best interpretation I have seen yet. GL.
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12/21/2005 06:50:45 PM
Yup I want this one, great action, color lighting, and that vague sense of menace that really gets a phobia going. One of two tens in the challenge, I hope to see it just above mine on the ribbon stand
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12/21/2005 01:54:21 PM
This poor guy looks like he has a darn good reason to fear drowning....looks way past a phobia (i.e. an unfounded fear).
Very nice colors, but I don't care for the very chunky border.
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12/21/2005 04:49:20 AM
Gutsy, really good photographically and you have included the fear, not just the object. The dark and light are really dramatic, you're going to be in the ttop 20 at least I would think
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