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True Friendship as Size Doesn't Matter
True Friendship as Size Doesn't Matter
sherpet


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Challenge: The Odd Couple (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Bullcock Beach at Dusk - Caloundra Qld. Australia
Date: Feb 24, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2006

My wonderful husband Peter, yes, he is the shorter one of the two fine gentlemen in the image. Both men are good friends, and size isn't important, as it whats inside that counts.....

If I didn't know both gentlemen, one would say they look like the "Odd Couple" standing quietly, and looking towards the sun as it goes down.....

I hope you all appriciate the "real" message behind this image, just read the title as it says it all.....

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.2621
Avg (commenters): 7.3571
Avg (participants): 6.0476
Avg (non-participants): 6.3351
Views since voting: 3956
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 248
Comments: 42
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/02/2012 01:39:49 PM
WONDERFUL WORK SHEZ!
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09/28/2006 04:16:25 PM
Hi Shez, just looking again at this and putting it in my favs, its such a simple photo but says so much, thanks for sharing with us.

Mike
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08/25/2006 09:20:38 PM
Sherryl,

This is a great picture, I've seen it before and loved it. I did think it was in my favorite... I was wrong. Mistake has been corrected. Very well done.
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04/29/2006 02:19:39 AM
This must be one of my all-time favorite shots on this site. Absolutely beautiful.
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04/23/2006 01:34:34 AM
good use of your flash..
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04/22/2006 08:24:31 PM
great photo
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03/15/2006 09:14:10 AM
And truly a good photograph too.
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03/14/2006 11:47:01 PM
Sherryl,

You have an excellent eye for composition. The shapes in the clouds echo the shapes in the water and both draw the eye to the taller man, thus emphasizing the contrast between their sizes. The result is a very powerful image that I like very much.

I left a comment on your Square Crop image in which I said that the use of overly bright fill flash weakened the image. This image was also taken with strong fill flash--and I also think that it would be better without it. The natural light in the scene is shining towards the front of the two men so their backs should be in shadow. But their backs are brightly lit and there are even shadows going towards the apparent light source. To me, this gives the image an unnatural quality. If you had turned off the flash, maybe it would even have gotten a ribbon.

--Dan
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03/08/2006 09:01:40 PM
a fine shot..and yes a message well made..
nice work...
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03/06/2006 07:42:52 AM
Shez!!!!! Congratulations on finishing in the top 10!!!! I knew it! As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was going to be a winner!

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!! May this be the first of MANY!!!
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03/06/2006 06:34:05 AM
Top Ten!! Wooooooo Hooooo!!! Congrats :)
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03/06/2006 04:47:16 AM
Wow top ten. Well done & congratulations.
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03/06/2006 03:42:51 AM
Woohoooo!! WTG Shez! Congrats on your very well deserved top 10 finish.......this will be the first of many I'm sure.
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03/06/2006 02:09:20 AM
Congrats. Top 10!
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03/06/2006 01:59:15 AM
Look at you- top 10 WOO HOO Congrats.
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03/06/2006 01:27:51 AM
Congratulations Sherpet! You have moved quickly up to top 10! Way to go girl!
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03/06/2006 01:01:07 AM
Congratulations on the Top Ten. (hehe, I knew it was yours).
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03/06/2006 12:48:00 AM
Yay Shez! Top ten sunshine! Great finish!
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03/06/2006 12:38:52 AM
Congratulations, sherpet. Great photo!
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03/06/2006 12:34:31 AM
Wahoo! Congrats on top-10 sherpet!
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03/06/2006 12:27:09 AM
Great drama of life capture! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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03/06/2006 12:22:08 AM
Thats a great top ten. Congrats.

Message edited by author 2006-03-06 11:00:50.
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03/06/2006 12:14:14 AM
Okay, Okay, Okay, You can come down off the moon now, Well done Shez, you and Peter deserve this top 10 finish, oh and his friend too, great work.
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03/06/2006 12:12:41 AM
Go Aussie Girl! I feel a bit ashamed that I voted this so low, but I am glad you did so well, it's a great shot with a great story
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03/06/2006 12:09:28 AM
I AM OVER THE MOON & BACK AGAIN....."WOW"..."WOW"..."WOW"...
THANK-YOU EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR ME & THIS IMAGE, AS THIS IMAGE HAS A VERY IMPORTANT "MESSAGE" ATTACHED TO THE "TITLE".....I LOVE YOU ALL, especially my "MENTORS", AS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.....

Message edited by author 2006-03-06 00:39:12.
03/06/2006 12:05:47 AM
Awesome job on the top 10 finish! You deserve even higher though!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2006 10:36:48 PM
Interesting picture with the city line in the background.
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03/04/2006 02:41:55 PM
nice idea
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03/03/2006 08:31:37 AM
One of my faves in this challenge. I'm figuring this is in Queensland ;-)
The only thing that's missing is a tiny bit of space at the bottom - you cut off the seagull's legs!
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03/02/2006 07:56:04 PM
Great concept, good title and well photographed
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03/02/2006 01:18:23 PM
Great little slice-of-reality, more than a little poignant. Two nits: I wish you had a tad more foreground for the dwarf's feet, and I wish the hor part of the sky were not so glaringly white. I love the effect of the fill flash here. It's an almost-great picture, a high score from me.
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03/02/2006 08:07:56 AM
I like the lighting here. The one cloud is a little blown out, but it's not so bad.
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02/28/2006 05:48:22 PM
Great shot ! I like the perspective, the sky the colors, everything.
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02/28/2006 05:48:15 PM
Good idea but damage picture by over sharpening and contrast .. ice
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02/27/2006 07:59:05 PM
Friendships indeed :) Nothing matters. Great job. Love the emotive feel here with the sunset.
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02/27/2006 03:11:52 PM
Good take on the challenge.
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02/27/2006 12:04:31 PM
you are right...true size doesn't matter!!!! Great shot, great title! 10
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02/27/2006 11:49:44 AM
I like the idea and the setting, but wish you used a bit less flash.
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02/27/2006 11:05:27 AM
Oh this is by FAR my favorite photo in this challenge! It's a WONDERFUL concept, and you have executed it to such perfection! The dramatic sky could not be better. The ocean "sky line" is beautiful. And its wonderfully crisp and sharp. This is a 10 with NO hesitation!!!
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02/27/2006 04:59:32 AM
Great Image for this challenge, and well composed and edited...10
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02/27/2006 02:32:16 AM
Extra point or two for the message on this one. :)
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02/27/2006 12:37:39 AM
Great shot.
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