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jjbeguin


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Challenge: Tools (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: Armissan, France
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2003

A few undesirable motion blurs on this one. Was shot while walking behind this vinegrower.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 256
Avg (all users): 7.1818
Avg (commenters): 8.4138
Avg (participants): 7.0976
Avg (non-participants): 7.2887
Views since voting: 5422
Votes: 220
Comments: 49
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/08/2003 11:32:46 AM
This is great, adn deserving of a win. Looks like those tools have been pretty well used. Well seen and great shot.
09/05/2003 03:47:52 PM
Marvelous. You consistently come up with unique ideas that reveal so much.
09/03/2003 10:50:22 AM
Nice copy of another original idea, i have seen the same idea in another photography web, but i can´t remember the adress. Anyway, it is a 9
09/03/2003 09:52:14 AM
Congrats again JJ :) I'm impressed with this photo. You continue to inspire me... great work :)
09/03/2003 09:43:10 AM
Congratulations! This a great photo and your deserve this first place ribbon. I gave you a 10, and would again. :)
09/03/2003 07:47:43 AM
Lovely textures and excellent detail in the weathered hands. Very rich study and deserving winner.
09/03/2003 06:11:00 AM
Well done, I thought you were overdue for another ribbon!
09/03/2003 04:40:07 AM
Congratulations JJ - this is like your 84th ribbon or something, yes? :-)
09/03/2003 04:20:10 AM
Great... absolutely great! No doubt, the best picture of this week. Congrats for this Blue Ribbon!!!
09/03/2003 02:58:31 AM
Yassir you got it! Congrats to you JJ.
09/03/2003 02:31:14 AM
Thanks to all, This one is special, my first ribbon in the open challenge !
09/03/2003 01:07:16 AM
Wow jj! This shot rocks! I had a feeling this was yours. I gave you a big fat 10. Congrats!
09/03/2003 12:52:34 AM
Definitely the best "tools" photo. Great shot.
09/03/2003 12:08:50 AM
DARN!!! You took my Blue Ribbon! LOL!!! Well 2nd place to your work is just fine with me. Your work is incredible! Good job....AGAIN!
09/03/2003 12:08:18 AM
absolutely wonderful--once again another stunning pic from you! congrats! :)
09/03/2003 12:03:05 AM
congratulations, JJ...i had a feeling this was yours. beautiful photo, once again!
09/03/2003 12:02:19 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon.. this was one of my favorites in the challenge...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2003 09:58:35 PM
awesome photo! i love the comparison here. the tones are lovely and the composition is great. excellent work!
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09/02/2003 06:16:30 PM
Very strong shot. The hands speak of such experience.
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09/02/2003 12:22:19 PM
It's hard to know which tool you were referring too.. the hands or the clippers.
Well done
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09/01/2003 08:43:28 PM
This picture is extremely interesting. I just wish it weren't so grainie and out of focus in the lower right corner. Good luck.
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08/31/2003 11:14:30 PM
Very moving picture. Excellent.
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08/31/2003 07:31:00 PM
I love this.
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08/30/2003 06:50:57 PM
Wow - this is terrific!
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08/30/2003 01:32:44 PM
nicely done. good textures. the cropping on the side feels a little tight.
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08/30/2003 12:12:40 AM
Great composition. Love the worn hands holding the tool. Love the jeans. This is a very powerful image. "10"
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08/29/2003 04:26:17 PM
nice low key
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08/29/2003 12:49:30 PM
Great idea, and execution. Wonderful idea to have ( if you set this up :) I shouldn't assume that...but i will for this purpose ) the man hold the tool behind him. It's just different enough to add more interest. You can tell that he's a worker from the grit under the nails...adds authenticity and texture. Nice. The composition is very well done as well. Nice work.
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08/29/2003 12:42:46 PM
A tool can't do nothing without his user. As I can see we have here an experiment user. Nice idea that gives life to this "dry" Theme.
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08/29/2003 09:45:00 AM
A good picture of "hand" tools.
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08/29/2003 12:29:20 AM
Wow, that guy has sure been using his hands all of his life. Great shot.
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08/28/2003 09:55:10 PM
I knew someone would get some hands in. great shot 9
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08/28/2003 09:53:19 PM
This is my favorite for the challenge. The hands say it all! Hope his index finger isn't stuck in the lopping shears. Great texture and contrast!
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08/28/2003 06:46:05 PM
I like the double meaning. Excellent interpretation and use of black and white. It looks a bit over sharpened but it doesn't take anything away from the picture. - 9
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08/28/2003 04:50:27 PM
Wonderful. It seems like this shot is more about his hands than the clippers. The exposure is great and I love the contrasts.
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08/28/2003 02:42:52 PM
Incredible texture in this image. Shows us two tools, both worn with time and full of character. 9.
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08/27/2003 09:55:10 PM
This is my favorite. A 10
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08/27/2003 09:10:17 PM
Nice shot...b/w brings out the lines. Like the euphamism for the old tools as well. Good job!
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08/27/2003 07:59:05 PM
This is wonderful. I could look at this photo over and and still find the "ahhhhhs" are fresh in me. 10
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08/27/2003 05:32:06 PM
I like this image a lot - the hands, the perspective, the sense of time passing . the angle of the clippers and the hands suggesting judgement reserved 9
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08/27/2003 04:56:19 PM
phenomenal photograph.. the exposure here is perfectfor a strong black and white. I love the dual tool concept of the hands and the cutter as well... this is my fav photo this week... good luck in the challenge :) = 10
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08/27/2003 04:46:19 PM
those hads don't need to be holding any tool. tight crop on the hands and you'd have a winner.
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08/27/2003 04:41:32 PM
I like the look of this image and it works well being in B&W. I don't like the fact that the tool is being held behind his back (a little unflattering perhaps). I do like the age in the hands and the tones in this.
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08/27/2003 01:32:12 PM
I like this very much.
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08/27/2003 12:30:47 PM
Nice picture! The blur down at the right leg is a little distracting though.... - 8
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08/27/2003 10:40:23 AM
Giving the tool a human element is a nice touch and adds more character to it. The choice of toning is also good and adds to that mood and character. At first glance the hands seem to be the focus, probably because they are more center and lighter, but hands are in themselves a tool and so it blends well. The only thing I'm not too keen on appears to be a DOF(?) issue on his lower right leg. The blur is a little distracting and it also affects the head of the tool.
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08/27/2003 09:47:17 AM
fabulous detail. unfortunate blur on the lower right leg, but otherwise a stellar photo.
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08/27/2003 09:33:52 AM
Great character shot, very effective in b&w. Interesting composition. Good use of contrast. Very sharp. 9
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08/27/2003 12:58:12 AM
I really like the contrast and compostion of this shot and your choice in using b&w, Good luck.
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