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Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro
Location: The British Museum
Date: Mar 9, 2006
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2006

I have that feeling about this one - another fifth place coming on?

Not a selective de-sat image, of course - I wonder if I've left enough tonality in the walls to make that clear? Not that the faces oughtn't to be a dead give-away. The woman is actually asking people to stop taking photographs - but what did she expect, taking them out with those bright red uniforms to such a grey, stone place?


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 145
Avg (all users): 7.3540
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.4394
Avg (non-participants): 7.3269
Views since voting: 15790
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 274
Comments: 92
Favorites: 57 (view)


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09/28/2006 02:05:29 PM
That's an awesome photo!
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03/29/2006 10:06:33 AM
This is perfect!I love the feeling it gives me!It's a perfect scene for a musical film like the second sound of music!Loved it!
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03/29/2006 07:53:39 AM
EXCELLENT immage. one of my favorites. Congratulation
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03/28/2006 11:44:17 PM
one of the best photos ive seen on here in awhile. great reaction to an interesting situation.
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03/28/2006 12:12:28 PM
Nice one Ed - result! Let's hope they don't ban school uniforms otherwise you'll be left twiddling your thumbs next time you're out in the rain.

Lovely pure photo. By the way, how many others were taking photos? Was that woman shouting to a shoal of photographers or did the other person/people have brighter clothes and bigger lenses?! These things bother me ya know...
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03/28/2006 06:27:40 AM
Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time, really pays off, eh? Wonderful image. Only in Europe or GB would you find a group of school children, dressed impecably in their uniforms! All standing, in the rain, fantastic reflections, cute pale faces, amid the sea of red, black and grays. Really wonderful. Brings back memories.
Kudos.
I remain,
ginette
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03/27/2006 11:25:51 PM
I was not around to vote on this one, but I would have given it a 10. Great shot.
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03/27/2006 09:57:17 PM
Awesome picture! Congratulations
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03/25/2006 08:49:48 PM
I love finding naturally selected desaturation. Some people just don't understand how to dress themselves appropriately to disuade/attract photographers. Gosh the teachers even have matching red (and a nice touch of orange) bags. Glad to see this got the ribbon it deserved.
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03/24/2006 11:21:18 PM
Congratulations Ed! One of my faves, glad it placed this well.
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03/24/2006 09:50:08 AM
"but what did she expect, taking them out with those bright red uniforms to such a grey, stone place? "
lol...exactly my thoughts...
A wonderful candid capture. Excellent and congratulations!

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03/24/2006 08:28:05 AM
What of the dozen security cameras that must be in the area? Did she have them turned off too?

Beautiful picture. Congratulations. You oughta send it to the school.
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03/24/2006 08:09:33 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Ed... It's been a long time. Hope you are doing good.
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03/24/2006 01:40:28 AM
Fantastic - many congratulations!
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03/23/2006 11:04:32 PM
Superb image--congratulations Ed!
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03/23/2006 09:32:23 PM
There is no argument here. This is the BLUE adorned with lovely red.
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03/23/2006 11:38:59 AM
Cute.. :)
And yes,this photo deserved first place.
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03/22/2006 07:49:34 PM
Great picture. This was a well deserved blue. Very fortunate that the day was rainy for those nice reflections and vivid colors against the grey building.
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03/22/2006 06:07:35 PM
Well deserved blue ribbon. Great capture. Congrats!
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03/22/2006 04:29:47 PM
Congratulations on your blue with this wonderful entry! Good eye for a great capture and so fitting to the challenge!
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03/22/2006 04:14:46 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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03/22/2006 04:02:01 PM
Wonderful shot and well deserved 1st place, congratulations!
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03/22/2006 02:28:32 PM
I have you as one of my only two or three favorite photographers. I don't really add any anymore, but you have made a difference in my interpretation of photography. I happened to look at your ribbons and runner up finishes, and you must be the king of 4th and 5ths. Almost laughable, but then I look at those as successes anyway. You bring London to life, and I love London. Thanks.
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03/22/2006 02:06:42 PM
well done and congrats
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03/22/2006 01:14:04 PM
i just loved this and i gave it a 10! now as far as critiquing i will just leave that to the experts on this digital photog club
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03/22/2006 12:38:12 PM
Great image..even though it`s obviously not a selective desat, it does have that feel due to the image being largely red and grey.

Tell the truth Ed...you`re a closet desat man :)

Not surprised to see the teacher getting tough on anyone taking pics,I know from experience(taking sports shots at schools) that some children`s parents expressly forbid their kids from having their pictures taken..even in team shots.
Makes me wonder what kind of home life they have and how many hang-ups and phobias they will end up carrying with them through life.

Rant over, it only remains for me to congratulate you on your Blue.
Well Done.
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03/22/2006 08:41:41 AM
Congratulations. I think this is a very well deserved ribbon. One of the few 10's I gave in this challenge!
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03/22/2006 08:32:44 AM
Fascinating!! This is an image that captures the imagination....I ended up studying all those faces for ages. Congrats on your well deserved win Ed. Into my favs!
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03/22/2006 08:06:59 AM
This was my fave of the challenge. Congrats
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03/22/2006 08:02:47 AM
Nice to see a candid take the blue. Great photo! Congrats!
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03/22/2006 07:22:57 AM
well done! fantastic capture!
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03/22/2006 06:52:15 AM
Congratulations, Ed. Well done.
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03/22/2006 05:29:56 AM
Hope the lady in the picture was not to hard on you :)
Great shot congrats on another Bluey!!
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03/22/2006 04:32:11 AM
Awesome shot Ed, going for my favorites, I didn´t vote in this challenge but would have given this a 10, I am really starting to appreciate your street shots, you have really developed a style that I like. Keep it up buddy :)
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03/22/2006 03:54:00 AM
Great shot Ed.
Congrats on the ribbon,

Paul.
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03/22/2006 03:24:52 AM
this is awesome ... the touch of orange is what makes this photo great for me.

keep up.
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03/22/2006 03:23:50 AM
Superb picture!!!!!
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03/22/2006 01:33:29 AM
Congrats. She's asking people to stop taking photos! - now that is even more brilliant.
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03/22/2006 01:10:03 AM
Congrats, big time, nice capture!
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03/22/2006 01:09:57 AM
Excellent Image ,well deserved Blue, A lot of knowledge in this image.
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03/22/2006 12:59:16 AM
This is the deserved winner...all the top 10 did well, but this excelled in some way. Excellent work and a memorable photograph
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03/22/2006 12:57:45 AM
This had to be the winner, and sure enough it was :-) Congrats!
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03/22/2006 12:50:08 AM
marvelous!
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03/22/2006 12:46:45 AM
Absolutly classic, school field trip to the museum, wonderful execution all around. Congrats on first place.
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03/22/2006 12:45:06 AM
Very nice. Fits this challenge so well. Grats on blue!
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03/22/2006 12:27:01 AM
So perfect, congratulations!
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03/22/2006 12:16:13 AM
classic! congrats
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03/22/2006 12:13:43 AM
brilliant :-)
so glad it was you who came across this site
well captured, well done

-JL
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03/22/2006 12:10:30 AM
Well deserved win, E.
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03/22/2006 12:10:21 AM
MY FAV! from the challenge!!! Congrats!!
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03/22/2006 12:10:02 AM
a well deserved win, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2006 11:51:39 PM
Great sharp lines here.....great image as well.....
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03/21/2006 11:48:58 PM
great composition, with the pillars, and the stature, posture and direction of the woman in black sets her off from her students. 9.
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03/21/2006 07:31:25 PM
A treat! All that red and the reflections are just wonderful...excellent.
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03/21/2006 06:17:59 PM
Great and colorful shot! This one is great! Congratulations on being there at the time and having a camera;-) The rain adds important issue to this picture - do they wish they had the umbrella or...
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03/21/2006 02:18:36 PM
I love the contrast of the bleak grey background with the vivid red clothing.
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03/21/2006 11:18:29 AM
Love the general drabness of the whole image and then the burst of color on the children is great. I also love museums......
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03/20/2006 10:25:21 PM
Delightful..
great moment, perfectly captured...
you know this is my fav in this challenge..and anyone who votes it down will only do so because of pure envy..
adding to favs..
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03/20/2006 09:23:48 PM
Nice colors
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03/20/2006 03:45:42 PM
Love the colors here ... what's not to like? It's a great slice of life ... and that orange bag is the icing on the cake. 10.
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03/20/2006 03:43:55 AM
This photo is so whimsical to me. How did you get this shot? Was it setup or candid? Great use of color POP!!!
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03/20/2006 03:19:17 AM
wonderful! I love the reflections!!! Good luck!! second thoughts....I have to give this a 10..its one of my favs now!!
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03/19/2006 08:49:39 PM
Great capture :)
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03/19/2006 05:58:53 PM
Nice vivid color image!
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03/19/2006 08:34:05 AM
One of my favourites for this challenge.
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03/18/2006 10:41:07 PM
Great splashes of colour!
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03/18/2006 06:09:11 PM
Love the colors against the cold stone.
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03/18/2006 03:59:18 PM
This was in our top 4. Love the shot and really like the use of red. And the fact that not a single one of them is looking at the teacher makes it hilarious. Beautiful pic. 9.
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03/18/2006 01:33:51 PM
i really like the colors in this, i just wish the bag in the bottom left corner and the sign behind the second column weren't there. still, it's a great photo.
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03/17/2006 08:01:17 PM
Great shot! I love the bw feel with the splash of red.
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03/17/2006 03:59:05 PM
This is such a beautiful picture. The composition is perfect, the straight parallel lines work together in a very dynamic way, and those little bits of red punctuated by the woman with the umbrella just make it fascinating to look at. Great work! 10
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03/17/2006 02:25:27 PM
Great contrast and color.
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03/16/2006 09:16:53 PM
I like this one a lot.
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03/16/2006 06:25:25 PM
I love this. It really has a great feel to it and the composition is wonderful.
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03/16/2006 04:43:49 PM
Wonderful color and picture! -9-
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03/16/2006 12:20:27 PM
one of my favorites in the lot, a very nice candid, their red uniforms work so well against the drab rainy day, which works very well for making the reflections on the sidewalk, very nice capture - good job :)
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03/16/2006 06:35:57 AM
Top notch. Hope it wins!
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03/16/2006 01:41:53 AM
Oh, very nice. Striking colors and contrast. Well done.
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03/15/2006 09:06:52 PM
classic look
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03/15/2006 03:20:08 PM
Great capture, composition, colors, poses. Makes me smile.
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03/15/2006 01:04:37 PM
I love the red cardigans in this shot !
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03/15/2006 12:29:57 PM
While very documentary, this photo really works for me with strong spot color, good sharpness and great composition.
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03/15/2006 11:59:00 AM
nice
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03/15/2006 11:27:39 AM
Classic image - is that Mary Poppins?! :-) Great find and wonderful capture. The colors against the gray walls are awesome. I really hope this one does well.
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03/15/2006 09:57:59 AM
This is great! One of my favorites.
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03/15/2006 09:13:45 AM
Looks like Mary Poppins. LOL...Love the color contrasts. One of my top pics!
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03/15/2006 07:45:48 AM
I like this one alot!
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03/15/2006 07:31:45 AM
I love the composition of this shot. The vibrant red adds a special something to this image, giving it a wow factor. Great job 9
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03/15/2006 05:36:28 AM
I love this shot and I hope it does well 9
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03/15/2006 03:15:47 AM
i dont know if they are really paying attention or not but i like how the red stands out and the reflection on the wet surface, nice job.
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03/15/2006 12:52:33 AM
how sweet!
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03/15/2006 12:33:17 AM
Bravo. My favorite so far. Really great with the bright red in their uniforms.
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