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Challenge: Window Framed (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Münster
Date: Apr 18, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Snapshot, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2006

I spent a lot of time trying to shoot something for this challenge but couldn't get anything I liked. This was just a snapshot I took of Nasti when we were out getting a shot for "something old". It wasn't even planned for this challenge :)

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Thank yooooooooou! I'm am so happy this one got a ribbon. And it does go to show that sometimes the unplanned shots can also do well.

The windmill in the top left hand pane is the windmill Nasti used in her blue ribbon photo for "Something old II"

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.9720
Avg (commenters): 8.2927
Avg (participants): 6.7473
Avg (non-participants): 7.1006
Views since voting: 9465
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 250
Comments: 99
Favorites: 24 (view)


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04/28/2007 10:18:55 PM
I gave this a 7 during the challenge. I underrated it. This has a painterliness about it... truly lovely.
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04/27/2007 05:03:12 AM
I wonder if she has already taken her photo and is thinking if it turned out well, or if she is planning out, scouting out where to shoot and preparing in her mind, I prefer the latter as she appears lost in some thought.
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04/26/2007 09:21:13 PM
this is a shot that sticks in my mind..I can't imagine why I didn't have it fav'd already....
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07/20/2006 09:23:49 AM
Luuuuuurve it! Especialy now I've seen the place!
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05/03/2006 06:54:29 PM
Simply put - you are the man. You always seem to know what to do and when you do it it's done right. Great job Gary!
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05/02/2006 06:14:01 PM
Gary... thats 23... I'm smelling defeat :)
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05/02/2006 09:43:38 AM
this ties you with JJ at 23 ribbons ... one more and you get a new set of steak knives

:)
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05/01/2006 11:25:14 PM
Possibly the most creative image in this challenge awakening in us that ying-yang sensation of past and future and the interplay within our person. Outstanding and refeshing work. Congratulations on your yellow.
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05/01/2006 08:21:10 PM
Wonderful shot! I love the windmill reflection too!!
Pretty soon, you will have to rent some extra webspace to hold your ribbons! :-)
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05/01/2006 07:51:08 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this stunnung entry!
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05/01/2006 02:16:44 PM
This is really good and well reward place .. ice
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05/01/2006 01:55:13 PM
Excellent photo Gary, this deserve the blue ribbon in this challenge. Best of the lot! Congrats!
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05/01/2006 12:59:41 PM
Awww...what a beautiful woman and photo! Congrats again.
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05/01/2006 10:13:23 AM
Beautiful photo, way to go!
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05/01/2006 09:31:03 AM
Congratulations to you both! Another great shot. :-)
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05/01/2006 08:46:40 AM
ya ya, yet auffer ribbon, congrats. :)
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05/01/2006 08:21:39 AM
Hey buddy! Nice to see ya on the main page! :-)
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05/01/2006 07:46:16 AM
Nasti is as beautiful as ever. Your talent is never ending. Congrats on the ribbon ! Ya know, you and Nasti could be lethal if teamed up doing some major photography sales. Write me in your will please :D
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05/01/2006 07:37:07 AM
congratulations
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05/01/2006 07:23:32 AM
Congrats RIBBON-BOY :) Now I know why I recognized the girl in the photo.
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05/01/2006 07:03:55 AM
Hey Kiwiness you did it again !.... very nicely done.. congrats..
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05/01/2006 06:56:11 AM
Congratulations, great shot!
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05/01/2006 05:50:54 AM
Again both of you on the frontpage, the king and queen of dpc. :)
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05/01/2006 05:31:33 AM
Subtle concept. Your wife's dreamy look makes it perfect. Congratulations.
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05/01/2006 05:05:13 AM
Gorgeous shot Gary. It has winner written all over it. I like the color tones coz it suits the mood of the scene.
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05/01/2006 04:32:09 AM
congratulations, ribbon boy :)
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05/01/2006 03:49:47 AM
Great photo, I really like it. Unfortunately I didn't vote in this challenge, I certainly would have voted high. Congratulations!
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05/01/2006 03:36:29 AM
Congrats Gary. This shot is simply beautiful!
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05/01/2006 03:11:01 AM
amazing.
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05/01/2006 03:05:14 AM
You are just the man Gary
I so admire your work
Congratulations
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05/01/2006 02:29:42 AM
Beautiful shot(snapshot)! Congratulations!
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05/01/2006 02:14:17 AM
sometimes snapshots are much better than "planned" shots. This is a good example. Congrats on a fine image, and yet another ribbon!
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05/01/2006 01:37:46 AM
You're making a habit of winning ribbons...wow! you thoroughly deserve this one! There's a great moodiness about this shot that appeals to me
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05/01/2006 01:34:18 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Some people are into POD, you are more a RibbonOftheDay guy. Well done.
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05/01/2006 01:31:51 AM
Good grief, Kiwiness snapshot wins ribbon! We mortals cringe. Congrats, Gary!
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05/01/2006 01:26:18 AM
Yeah well, not a bad result for a snapshot! Congrats.
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05/01/2006 01:04:59 AM
Heh heh, becoming a habit, very well taken. Congrats on yet another winner.
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05/01/2006 12:54:20 AM
ya know...there is a song titled "Windmills of Your Mind". that's the first thing i thought of when i saw this! Partial lyrics are:

Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel.
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousell that's turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

congrats on an excellent photo, Gary (and Nasti!). *hugs to you both*
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05/01/2006 12:42:45 AM
Oh man...your even getting ribbons with your snapshots now!

Congrats Gary.
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05/01/2006 12:40:46 AM
That was a super close call (score wise). Enchanting and mysterious mood captured here. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/01/2006 12:40:10 AM
I like how your window nearly matches DPC background. Congrats on another ribbon.
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05/01/2006 12:36:35 AM
For something not planned, you sure showed well. Great job.
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05/01/2006 12:25:31 AM
Dude. Stop it already!
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05/01/2006 12:17:34 AM
You are so slacking!
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05/01/2006 12:13:23 AM
wow....wonderful image......looks like a theater poster....really spectacular!
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05/01/2006 12:12:44 AM
We usually see formal, posed shots from you. This seems so off the cuff, as it were, and so well done. It's refreshing. Congratulations, Gary!
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05/01/2006 12:09:55 AM
You bugger! Great picture but you gotta let other folks win a ribbon every once in a while. LOL!!!!
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05/01/2006 12:08:23 AM
Congratulations! Awesome picture!
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05/01/2006 12:08:15 AM
You're unstoppable! Congrats!!!
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05/01/2006 12:06:26 AM
haha awesome, congrats...i knew this one would do good
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05/01/2006 12:06:17 AM
I KNEW IT WAS YOU! CONGRATS!!! :)

Deannda
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05/01/2006 12:06:09 AM
Sweet, nice job!
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05/01/2006 12:06:05 AM
lol congrats on ANOTHER ribbon!
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05/01/2006 12:05:39 AM
Congrats to you and Nasti!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2006 11:56:00 PM
very nice artistic study.
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04/30/2006 09:56:38 PM
Somehow I get the feeling I have seen the person in the photo before but where and when I do not know. Like the composition in this one.
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04/30/2006 08:22:21 PM
VERY NICE... Love the reflection also.
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04/30/2006 07:09:29 PM
Beautiful shot, great colours and textures. Windmill is fantastic. Too much weight on the left though in this composition. The ear in the bottom-right pane bothers me. Great expression.
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04/30/2006 05:09:08 PM
oh, it is me :)
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04/30/2006 10:22:54 AM
Very good image... good expressions, I like the hands there and the mirroring in the window..
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04/29/2006 10:52:37 PM
One of my favorites.
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04/29/2006 08:13:54 PM
Great facial expression and wonderful reflection
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04/29/2006 07:27:44 PM
I am pretty sure that that is Nasti, shot in the same frame with her winning windmill. Cool composition.
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04/29/2006 04:37:02 PM
wow nice capture here...this photo tells a story...love that you included what she's looking at in the reflection. Very well done.
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04/29/2006 04:33:46 PM
I really like this. The colors, the shadows, the isolation of the person through one pane and the reflection of the mill in another. Very well done.
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04/29/2006 04:18:03 PM
masterful use of the different panes to capture different images. - 8
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04/29/2006 12:13:14 PM
One of my fav's so far. The age of the window, the expression, the reflections, and the hint of darkness really pull together as a nice photo to look at. 10
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04/29/2006 12:11:00 PM
Strange to have the windmill on her head. Should have placed her on the right side of the window to awoid that. But great photo with very nice color settings. Top 5?
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04/29/2006 11:15:23 AM
Wonder who this is? Great photo, love the treatment and composition.
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04/29/2006 06:52:33 AM
This shot is really nice. Love the difusse ligh on the face, the different framed topics, the blur mill and the candid girl expression. It is great!!
Looking for something to be improved I just can say that maybe the hands are in some way distracting.

After writting my last comment I tried to hide her hand on the picture checking that it loses some strength, Finally I think you did it well. :) R9
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04/28/2006 05:32:30 PM
simple, yet moving. clear lines, yet lots of detail. good work and good luck.
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04/28/2006 02:47:23 PM
Nice touch. wonderful image
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04/28/2006 06:47:22 AM
excellent,
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04/28/2006 06:40:36 AM
Very nice idea ,the windmeal at the top of the window is nice compliment to ur photo ,colors are just right so is my score 10
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04/28/2006 01:54:43 AM
Wonderful.
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04/28/2006 01:20:58 AM
This has an old feel to it and i really like the windmill in the reflection.
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04/27/2006 11:05:46 PM
fab 9
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04/27/2006 06:57:25 PM
Lovely shot - it works that she's looking out of the image. I like the way she's clearly detailed but that we also have detail on the scene outside in the other three panes. And it's an interesting scene too and the composition of what we see in each pane adds up well. I think this is just great.
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04/27/2006 11:44:09 AM
This one is very interesting , I like the way you "split" in 2 the window with the reflect of the landscape on the upper top and the melancholy face.
Really nice composition !
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04/27/2006 07:10:25 AM
great moody portrait...this is fantastic...hope it does well for you
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04/26/2006 07:09:05 PM
I love the processing on this one; it's very dramatic.
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04/26/2006 03:27:15 PM
I love the old-fashined feel I get when I look at your photo. the windmill is a nice touch :) 8
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04/26/2006 08:10:59 AM
One of very few literally framed images to have any real point to it. The window serves a worthy purpose here, by creating a natural polyptych ... it could be the woman; her memories; her fears; her alter ego. Other interesting quadratic interpretations are possible. Either way, the window framing seems natural and an important part of the meaning of the photograph. 8.
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04/25/2006 10:34:17 PM
wow..this is awesome!!!! 10
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04/25/2006 09:21:25 PM
Beautiful and evocative... a great mix of subjects.
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04/25/2006 03:01:24 PM
I really like the different elements in this shot as they seem to tell a story and elude to more that whats in the photo. The contrast, and grainy quality really add to the emotive feel of this shot... my vote is a 7
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04/25/2006 01:46:34 PM
One of my favourites. Love the grain and the expression/look on her face.
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04/25/2006 11:01:51 AM
Beautiful composition (and you gott alove the windmill). I see this doing very well. Great shot.
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04/25/2006 09:25:20 AM
This would of worked equally well with or without the windmill reflection. Great job on this emotive and artsy photograph!
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04/24/2006 09:57:09 PM
beautiful, I like the muted color
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04/24/2006 06:39:16 PM
Hi Nasti :)

(no vote, comment only ;) )
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04/24/2006 05:35:28 PM
Wow work of art....
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04/24/2006 03:26:23 PM
What a beautifull windmill, why is the model looking so sad? Doesnt she like windmills? Doesnt she know windmill equals blue ribbon?
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04/24/2006 01:49:08 PM
This looks like Nasti! I love this shot! The windmill in the reflection on top, the look on the person's face, can't quite explain it, it's a quiet, reflective, thoughtful look. Like she's zoning out and just being, very well done. The only thing that bothers me and it's nit picky is the hands, for some reason they don't look quite natural, the front one is okay but the other one just seems off for some reason. A 9
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04/24/2006 11:29:14 AM
Very nicely caught poignant moment.
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04/24/2006 11:20:31 AM
That looks like Anastasia in the window? GORGEOUS shot - the processing really suits the mood well. Great job.
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04/24/2006 06:21:13 AM
Love the framing and how it works as a puzzle with each indivdual part carrying a different picture.
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04/24/2006 02:43:12 AM
Not bad.. I like how you got the reflextion and subject in focus at the same time
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04/24/2006 01:01:33 AM
Love the windmill's reflection above her face. Interesting. I like it.
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