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The fool on the hill
1st PlaceThe fool on the hill
birkin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Sweden
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Humorous, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Thanks to my wife who posed for me as a fool....I think she did a good job.

Color balance
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Unsharp mask
Crop tool

"But the fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
and the eyes in his head
see the world spinning around"

Big, big thanks to all of you who voted this picture to the blue ribbon position and for all the kind comments, I really appreciate it!

Now I know how it's to be a King for one day!! :o)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.5188
Avg (commenters): 8.6889
Avg (participants): 7.3980
Avg (non-participants): 7.5795
Views since voting: 12722
Views during voting: 610
Votes: 293
Comments: 91
Favorites: 28 (view)


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07/11/2006 09:57:16 AM
This pic always makes me smile
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06/11/2006 10:43:25 AM
Easily the best out of the whole show. Congrats!
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06/09/2006 07:54:57 PM
Congrats on the blue.
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06/09/2006 01:48:27 PM
Congrats, great shot!
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06/08/2006 08:40:17 PM
Totally awesome, captured not only the title of the song, but the refrain! Good going!!! MMM
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06/08/2006 12:39:21 PM
Beautiful shot, congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/08/2006 11:18:19 AM
Congratulations.
At least I had the right title on my picture :-)
And so did you of course!

Edited:Added the last line.

Message edited by author 2006-06-08 11:19:34.
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06/07/2006 11:32:12 PM
A spectacular rendition to carry away the Blue. Congratulations.
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06/07/2006 09:30:40 PM
I love the colors in the sky and the strong sillhouette.
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06/07/2006 04:28:58 PM
Wonderful image! Congtatulations on the Blue!
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06/07/2006 03:58:17 PM
guess i overlooked it a bit

nice silhouette shot, congrats
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06/07/2006 11:42:20 AM
Fabulous shot. Treatment of the sky is spectacular. The jester hat put it over the top. Well derserving blue winner.
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06/07/2006 09:31:22 AM
Great job! Congratulations on a terrific shot and well-deserved blue ribbon. (Hey, I just got that camera too!)
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06/07/2006 08:47:01 AM
Great work! Nice to see what can be done on the 350XT.
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06/07/2006 07:30:00 AM
Congrats on your creativity. Well deserved Blue.
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06/07/2006 06:00:51 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, great shot!
Frábær mynd hjá þér gamli.
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06/07/2006 05:41:14 AM
Congrats on your blue great shot.
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06/07/2006 04:59:29 AM
I'm very pleased that this did so well. Congratulations on a well thought out and executed shot.
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06/07/2006 04:57:14 AM
Congrats dude, had no doubt both of you would ribbon, you and your son Tuborg that is, now go out there Arnþór and prove that the like father like son saying is true :)
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06/07/2006 04:37:55 AM
Frábær árangur, til hamingju. Mig grunar að þú sért jafnvel í Suður Svíþjóð, er þetta ekki Dómkirkjan í Lundi sem ég sé þarna á mynd hjá þér?
Líklega kominn tími á Suður-Svíþjóðar og Sjálands GTG á dpc.
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06/07/2006 04:34:19 AM
Congratulations.
Til hamingju.
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06/07/2006 04:26:14 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Birkir! Brilliant shot and very apt for the theme.
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06/07/2006 03:41:14 AM
Awesome !!! Congratulations !
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06/07/2006 03:40:38 AM
Amazing!! Congratulations with your ribbon! Til hamingju.
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06/07/2006 03:31:20 AM
Yeahh this one really rocks!!
Til hamingju með sigurinn pabbi
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06/07/2006 03:01:48 AM
Awesome!!!
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06/07/2006 02:28:01 AM
Job well done, congrats on your first!
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06/07/2006 02:08:43 AM
Congratulations - this was my top scoring shot - your ribbon is well deserved.
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06/07/2006 02:05:15 AM
I am so pleased to see you win a ribbon! You deserve several. Congratulations :)
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06/07/2006 01:55:40 AM
That Sweden sure is strange with your twisty architecture and your funny hats. I'll have to come over for a visit. ;-) Congrats! Well done!
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06/07/2006 01:15:25 AM
I'm glad to see this one got a ribbon. Congratulations!!
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06/07/2006 01:07:21 AM
congrats man, you're stealing the show! ;)
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06/07/2006 01:01:25 AM
Thats one terrific silhouette, perfect fit.
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06/07/2006 12:41:53 AM
Greay finish,stood out in the challenge.
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06/07/2006 12:30:01 AM
Nice job, Birkin! Congratulations on a very well done image and the blue ribbon! Love the golden tones and so on target with the theme.
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06/07/2006 12:24:50 AM
Oh yeah! That's the way to do it. I thought your architecture shot was good but this is just fantastic! Great job and congrats on your new PB and a with a Blue Ribbon nonetheless!
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06/07/2006 12:16:18 AM
Congrats
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06/07/2006 12:14:57 AM
I am so glad this won!!! It was the only 10 I gave out the whole challenge, and it was my most favorite!

Well done and congrats!
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06/07/2006 12:10:28 AM
That's awesome! Congrats!
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06/07/2006 12:10:11 AM
I had this feeling....Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:46:36 PM
Great silhouette. One of my top two shots.
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06/06/2006 06:50:32 PM
So fits, what a shot. 10
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06/06/2006 06:37:53 PM
very nice
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06/06/2006 08:34:22 AM
That's wokin' fo rme ... great color and nice idea..
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06/06/2006 05:44:42 AM
looks like me one morning at Glastonbury,lovely idea perfect theatrical promo.shot simple yet effective.
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06/06/2006 03:08:18 AM
Very nice! 8
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06/05/2006 09:09:24 PM
Love the deep rich tones of the oranges and yellows in the sky. These warm tones are very appealing. Attention to detail is good. The subject is wearing a fool's hat and his arms are thrown wide in joyful abandon. The subject and the ground plane are in deep silhouette which is good because it really pops off the warm tones of the sky - not to mention that if any other colors showed it would clash for the eye's attention and 'clutter' the scene. My only critique is that I wish 'the fool' was holding a can and not an umbrella for it just doesn't seem to fit all to well with the time period represented with the fool's hat. Then again, this is representing the Beatles whose songs were sometimes whimsical, silly or avant garde. 10
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06/05/2006 05:05:25 PM
One of the best in the challenge IMO.
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06/05/2006 03:24:44 PM
This is a great photo which captures great colors and the challenge perfectly.
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06/05/2006 11:11:27 AM
This image made me laugh - I love it. The colors are wonderful... and the imagery is just perfect. Nice job. -10-
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06/05/2006 09:40:28 AM
Beautiful colouring. Fits the song very well indeed.
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06/05/2006 03:28:14 AM
well done..waht an amazing sky...good luck with this
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06/04/2006 10:12:39 PM
Tops for best depiction of the title/lyric, no question. Darn fine picture on top of that.
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06/04/2006 04:19:07 PM
Good image to fit the song....9
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06/04/2006 03:00:28 PM
love it!
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06/03/2006 11:04:23 PM
Great visual pleaser. Bump.
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06/03/2006 10:18:35 PM
This is GREAT! Love the color tones and the umbrella. 10
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06/03/2006 04:41:21 PM
Fantastic sky, great silhouette, good fit with the title and challenge.
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06/02/2006 11:14:41 PM
This is simply incredible. Fit's the title (and hence the challenge perfectly) and should end up in the top 5.
Kudo's
TC
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06/02/2006 09:01:06 PM
Is he standing perfectly still?

Wonderful silhouette.
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06/02/2006 04:53:41 PM
This is amazing. Umbrella adds to the crazy atmosphere. Fantastic.
-edit- if this doesn't win there's no justice.
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06/02/2006 02:01:13 PM
Lovely Love that sky
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06/02/2006 12:01:07 PM
Really wonderful silhouette against that great sky, probably my favorite one in this competition.
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06/02/2006 11:32:16 AM
*lol* Great effort ! And great sky colour ! 9.
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06/02/2006 08:54:28 AM
Grand and entertaining. Perfect title and photo.
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06/02/2006 07:28:05 AM
Really good interpretation. The umbrella on a sunny evening really brings this over the top.
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06/02/2006 03:45:03 AM
Awesome. Don't know what else to say. 10 From me.

Edit:

Added to favorites.
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06/02/2006 02:02:08 AM
Very nice
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06/02/2006 01:17:43 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 4
0-2 The "wow factor" = 1
Final score: 9
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06/01/2006 05:06:08 PM
Great setup. Real nice tones and I like the low camera angle.
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06/01/2006 04:32:40 PM
I had this at a 9, but I had to go back and change it to a 10. Great photo!
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06/01/2006 02:08:51 PM
Really cool silohuetted subject with an absolutely fascinating sky. Very nice photo!
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06/01/2006 09:14:51 AM
excellent work!
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06/01/2006 08:38:36 AM
fabulous photo! (10)
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06/01/2006 02:57:37 AM
Just from the thumbnail size I could tell this was a ribbon winner. Seeing it full size confirms it. Great color, contrast, composition, and capture. ---- 10 ---
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06/01/2006 02:01:39 AM
Wonderful ! What major impact. This is very nicely done. Good luck !
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06/01/2006 01:41:50 AM
Awesome!
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05/31/2006 09:05:21 PM
Great concept.
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05/31/2006 08:44:53 PM
Very cooool 8
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05/31/2006 07:37:13 PM
Very nice. Could have steped a bit to the left so he was covering more of the hotspot (you left, not him left). That would have made the comp stronger for me.
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05/31/2006 07:37:00 PM
love it, great shot. Great effects... dodging, and burning or natural landscape?
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05/31/2006 06:30:27 PM
Great silouhuette
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05/31/2006 06:05:03 PM
One of my 10's. I think youhave done a great job of capturing the title in the image. Obviously a set-up, but has a really nice 'candid' feel to it.
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05/31/2006 04:45:59 PM
I like it
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05/31/2006 03:19:37 PM
This is relly excellent. Shows that you put a lot of thought and work into it. Love the orange sky and the silhouette. One of the top images in the challenge, this should ribbon!
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05/31/2006 01:06:54 PM
I LOVE this shot!!! This is my favorite for the challenge!!!
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05/31/2006 12:29:56 PM
Thanks for wearing the fools hat. Others didn't seem to get that detail.
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05/31/2006 10:19:46 AM
nice shot
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05/31/2006 09:40:47 AM
Nice! Love the color!
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05/31/2006 01:04:32 AM
Congrats on your future blue! 10
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05/31/2006 12:15:47 AM
Oh, yeah. THAT'S a ribbon! 10
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