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"Have you seen HOW FAR it is to the finish line?!"
"Have you seen HOW FAR it is to the finish line?!"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Location: UK
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Humorous, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

Taken at a fun run in support of cancer charities in the UK.

Taken at the long end of my Sigma 70-200 with Sigma 1.4x converter, supported by a monopod.

I'm not sure what these two had actually seen, but the title came to into my head when reviewing the shots.

I shot for 'Green II' but withdrew that entry for this one. Let's hope it wasn't a mistake!

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.4960
Avg (commenters): 7.0588
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.4948
Views since voting: 1206
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 250
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
06/18/2006 03:30:30 AM
Originally posted by pidge:


The expressions are great. In fact, if you can track these women down, I think they'd get a huge kick out of the capture you've got.
Where (IMHO) this picture falls short, is in relation to the challenge. Voters tend to be picky when it comes to meeting this challenge, and without the title, meeting the challenge isn't terribly obvious.
The composition is fine, but because of it's close-up straight on cropping, you get no sense of the 'distance' that they have unexpectedly found.
Long story short, I think you got voted down because some voters MAY have perceived this as a shoehorn into the challenge.

I agree and take the liberty to use those words. If you look at some of the masterpieces on dpc, many of them get 1's and 2's and 3's. Let's face it, some photographers here give low scores, apparently they are very much better than the best here and regrettably, they seldom leave comments with those low scores, guess they do not want to share their secret knowledge of photography with the rest of us.
You got a 6 from me and I know I was on the verge of giving you a 7. I think it is a good capture, and I love your sence of humour.
You are welcome to look at my entry in this challenge. I thought it was spot on, but one of the commenters seems to have talking/reading walls all around :-)
Don't let this worry you, it says more about certain dpc'ers than it says about your unexpected entry.

Message edited by author 2006-06-18 06:46:50.
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06/18/2006 03:07:45 AM
Sorry karmabreeze, I like the the bib numbers. Without them, the subjects wouldn't have as good as a reference point. I think it is a great photo and I gave it a 7. There is some image grain, it looks like, on the face of the woman on the left. The lighting is a bit harsh for dpc/fine art audiences. Overall, I love the moment and probably should have given it a 10.
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06/14/2006 12:52:59 PM
Responding to your thread. If you have a bib number on your shirt, you probably should not be terribly surprised at the distance you've signed up for. How unexpected can that really be? It would be a lot more effective without the bib numbers which suggest an absolutely deliberate full-knowledge action.
06/14/2006 12:45:39 PM
dunno...I gave it at 6
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06/14/2006 11:29:59 AM
Really funny! It looks like trying to figure out how to do a "HearNoEvil - SeeNoEvil - SpeakNoEvil" shot with ony two people.
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06/14/2006 09:28:14 AM
In a challenge called unexpected find, I think many voters were looking for an image of an unexpected find (a thing). So, I think your image was sometimes scored on the prejudices of the voters in their search for a thing rather than on the quality of the image. If I had voted this challenge, I would have given it a 6, maybe a 7 on second glance (maybe higher based on a curve). Its well seen, well taken, well composed, and has a splash of humor.
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06/14/2006 09:23:19 AM
no the customer isn't always right lol

I would have given this a 5 maybe 6. WHile in my head I don't think it's unexpected, to you it was and that's what I look at. It's very clear, great expression. While it doesn't make me go "wow!", it's still a great capture and well executed.
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06/14/2006 09:19:54 AM
I didn't vote on this challege, but here are a couple of impressions.

The expressions are great. In fact, if you can track these women down, I think they'd get a huge kick out of the capture you've got.

Where (IMHO) this picture falls short, is in relation to the challenge. Voters tend to be picky when it comes to meeting this challenge, and without the title, meeting the challenge isn't terribly obvious.

The composition is fine, but because of it's close-up straight on cropping, you get no sense of the 'distance' that they have unexpectedly found.

Long story short, I think you got voted down because some voters MAY have perceived this as a shoehorn into the challenge.

Cheers
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2006 09:07:53 AM
Many thanks for all the comments.

I'm a little surprised that this image gathered 23 votes of 3 and under, but I suppose 'the customer is always right'.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 04:41:28 PM
those expressions are priceless.
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06/12/2006 06:02:46 AM
Love the expressions on their faces....such a hoot!
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06/11/2006 07:26:05 PM
Cute....
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06/11/2006 09:04:07 AM
I love the title;-)
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06/10/2006 09:40:40 PM
Love the expression on their faces.
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06/10/2006 06:23:32 PM
Expressions are priceless.
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06/09/2006 11:25:23 PM
very funny nice photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2006 10:56:08 PM
LOL, is she phoning a taxi??
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06/08/2006 10:29:45 PM
great story here, nice work
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06/08/2006 10:27:38 PM
Great Image, I wonder if the two ever made it to the finish line?
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06/08/2006 08:09:28 PM
nice shot!
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06/08/2006 01:54:29 PM
Nice drama. She's running while speaking on the mobile, right? If so, beats me. I need to breath!
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06/08/2006 11:26:28 AM
hahahha good one.
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06/08/2006 08:34:57 AM
Beautiful!!
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06/08/2006 01:49:36 AM
i love the expression you capturedon their faces.
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06/07/2006 10:05:33 PM
Hilarious, but hey it's for a good cause.
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06/07/2006 04:39:16 PM
Love the title!!! Good pic too!
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