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Challenge: Rope (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Date: Aug 20, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

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Pushed contrast in Digital Photo Professional.
In Photoshop: small amount of shadows/highlights, levels, converted to b/w with channel mixer, toned with hue/sat, applied USM, resized, applied USM again, framed, saved for web.
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I assume there will be at least 5 similar shots in, so my only hope is to get above my average.

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Quite astonishing, my first BLUE! and not a second entry similar to mine! Thank you all for the nice comments (and the 10s, 9s and 8s)!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 203
Avg (all users): 7.0418
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.6627
Avg (non-participants): 7.2167
Views since voting: 14421
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 263
Comments: 55
Favorites: 55 (view)


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11/10/2007 01:28:00 PM
Where did you learn to edit it like that? I am just getting into the work and love it! I bought adobe and am getting pretty good at it, how did you learn?
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07/27/2007 11:29:30 AM
Incredible shot, really like the duotone, very well done, favorited, congrats on the blue, well deserved
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05/21/2007 01:42:03 AM
Awesome shot
01/12/2007 09:12:52 PM
Woohoo - I'm # 10,000!

Hehe, you have an awesome image that deserves another 10k views - keep up the great work!!
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11/06/2006 10:21:55 AM
I forgot to add this as a favorite, when the challenge was, on so doing it now.....
It is a very strong image, especially in the sepia tones, which I love.....
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09/06/2006 08:12:47 PM
outstanding shot, weel done
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09/05/2006 10:00:15 AM
Excellent! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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09/05/2006 04:09:40 AM
A very powerful theme with an equally effective result. Fabulous
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09/02/2006 10:59:40 AM
THAT'S GREAT!
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08/31/2006 10:59:47 PM
Beautiful photograph... great setup, pretty much perfect composition in-frame, and awesome background (how is it done?). Gorgeous.
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08/31/2006 08:42:18 AM
congrats. Who could have though rope could look so cool and moody? great job.
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08/30/2006 06:14:56 PM
Aus Deutschland! Es gibt sie also doch hier! ;) Glückwunsch zu deinem wohlverdienten 1. Platz, super Foto!
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08/30/2006 05:43:04 PM
Excellent shot. Really stands out! Congrats!
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08/30/2006 05:01:18 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved "Blue" Keep up the great shots. Van
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08/30/2006 04:54:11 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. PP really makes this a standout.
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08/30/2006 04:49:09 PM
Such a simple idea and so well done. Congrats.
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08/30/2006 02:35:45 PM
Congrats on the ribbon
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08/30/2006 02:17:11 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Excellent shot!
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08/30/2006 01:13:08 PM
So glad this did well. CONGRATS
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08/30/2006 11:26:54 AM
Very striking image, and a top notch processing! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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08/30/2006 09:48:13 AM
Very nice! Congrats on the BLUE!
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08/30/2006 09:37:07 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a blue at that! Well executed and really nice post-processing. Your title really helps as well.
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08/30/2006 09:28:14 AM
good idea, congrats!
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08/30/2006 09:17:23 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon - and blue no less. Well done!
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08/30/2006 08:48:23 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved Blue!
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08/30/2006 03:56:40 AM
good work!
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08/30/2006 03:35:46 AM
Nice going on winning the blue, definitely one of my favorites, I'm happy to have come in fifth considering all of the great shots in this challenge, best of luck to you in the future and hopefully more ribbons to come.
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08/30/2006 03:30:09 AM
Hey, Great job with the pic. Glad you got the blue!
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08/30/2006 02:14:11 AM
I knew it was only a matter of time until we saw one of these in your profile, well done and congrats! I was one of your 10's during voting and this is a well deserved blue!
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08/30/2006 01:38:45 AM
great photo, well deserved the blue one
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08/30/2006 01:32:29 AM
Great shot, definitely a feeling of high tension and anticipation. Congrats on the ribbon :)
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08/30/2006 12:47:43 AM
Originally posted by vikas:

so I missed it by 0.xxxx ... :) Congrats ! Feels good to loose against my favorite in the challenge :)


My sentiments exactly. Well done, enjoy the blue!
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08/30/2006 12:39:16 AM
I assume there will be at least 5 similar shots in, so my only hope is to get above my average.

yeah right!!! BLUE ALL THE WAY! Congratulations...
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08/30/2006 12:16:03 AM
so I missed it by 0.xxxx ... :) Congrats ! Feels good to loose against my favorite in the challenge :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 05:32:06 PM
Great shot and idea..really shows everything a rope is :) .. bumping up to 9
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08/29/2006 01:34:33 PM
Great shot! The lighting is great, light in just the right spot to help illustrate the title!!
Nice - 10
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08/29/2006 01:46:59 AM
wow, i like tis alot! ;-) creative shot!
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08/27/2006 07:59:48 PM
Fantastic composition and lighting - 10
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08/26/2006 10:00:01 AM
Nice lighting... this would make a great print. 9
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08/25/2006 08:44:29 PM
I see myself in this picture :P almost snapped AAAARGGGHHH.
10
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08/25/2006 09:53:38 AM
This is one of my favorites in this challenge! I really like the tension in this photo, very nice! I hope to see this one ribbon! Great job!
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08/25/2006 08:46:55 AM
very nice moment you have captured here. Congrats !!
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08/25/2006 12:17:56 AM
Great concept and nice tones;)
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08/24/2006 12:28:14 AM
I really like this. The lighting is wonderful. I like the hairy texture of the rope. 7
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08/23/2006 08:43:37 PM
the best title on could think of!
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08/23/2006 08:21:44 PM
Very nice, nothing bad to say. I hope this scores very well. Good job.
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08/23/2006 06:14:22 PM
Looks like it could be used for a motivational poster... i like it!!
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08/23/2006 05:58:51 PM
Great shot!
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08/23/2006 04:59:03 PM
I like the ideea, I like how the background is lighted.
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08/23/2006 04:10:04 PM
Outstanding back lighting. Great focus and composition. Good Luck.
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08/23/2006 03:29:46 PM
Looks like a stock photo. That's not a bad thing. I could see this being used for subject matter as you've titled it 'Tension' or 'Stress', 'Breaking Point', etc... Good detail, nice choice of tonal color. Clean, simple background. Should do well with this. Good luck!
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08/23/2006 01:29:43 PM
Simple but effective image. Good choice of tone/lighting, very dramatic. 10
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08/23/2006 12:54:23 PM
Love how the light and the last thread are right there in the middle. My favorite out of all entries. Great job!
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08/23/2006 07:35:32 AM
Excellent shot - Good capture of mood. Good control of lighting and composition. 10 for me.
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08/23/2006 12:45:28 AM
Excellent. I love not only the clarity, but the ever-so-slightly warm tone. Great composition, as well.
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