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Grado, Italy
Grado, Italy

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Challenge: All Alone (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Grado, Gorizia (Italy)
Date: Oct 16, 2003
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2003

Shot in a rainy day in Grado, Italy.

Place: 11 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.6447
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.5234
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 2096
Votes: 228
Comments: 36
Favorites: 41 (view)

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12/17/2003 10:07:58 AM
Very nice shot--and you're right. It didn't deserve the low scores (though it did really well overall anyway.

One technical comment: the horizon is not straight and really should be. Unfortunately, that will also reduce the angle on the lovely angled walkway.
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12/14/2003 08:07:29 PM
Well, it fared well (11/323 is not bad at all), which surprised me considering its quite an artsy shot. Beauty is so rare a thing.
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12/13/2003 05:23:48 PM
What a wonderful shot! Just beautiful!
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10/29/2003 08:02:56 AM
i think that this shot deserved a ribbon, it was my favourite.
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10/29/2003 05:36:38 AM
Originally posted by hortopth:

does the 10-d have weatherproof seals built into it?

Well, no! :-)
Actually it was pouring and I stayed under a small tree... The lense (Canon 20mm f/2,8) had to be dried immediately after.... but is quite waterproof, yes:-)
10/29/2003 05:27:03 AM
does the 10-d have weatherproof seals built into it?
10/29/2003 05:04:49 AM
Thank you all for the attention you had for this photo of mine. And thank you to whom has voted for it, of course. Nice challenge, I would say.

Message edited by author 2003-10-29 05:08:37.
10/29/2003 04:31:15 AM
No no no. This was the winner, honestly: those other ten shots are an illusion, created by the masters of un-challenging images to decieve you. Though it's a given of dpc that the more complex the image the better it's going to have to be to penetrate everyone's brain.

I'd consider Kiwi's point though - about space to the left of the figures. Not so much for their placement though (I like that you only show the world they're moving into), but to complete the junction of sea and walkway. Great work.
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10/29/2003 04:10:10 AM
This is the best shot in the challenge, and one of the best I have seen on DPChallenge. The shades, and the silhouette are great, but the shapes are what really makes it (without having been there, the walkway and the sea look like two complementing triangles). 11. This belongs on a wall (on my wall)
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10/29/2003 03:03:47 AM
I like this! Im surprised it didnt score better. Well Done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2003 10:25:27 PM
Seeing a couple doesn't make feel loneliness or solitude, but it's true that the couple is all alone. This is emphasized by their placement near the edge of the frame, where the viewer's eye is led by the strong lines.
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10/28/2003 06:15:21 PM
Beautiful, classy, simple, elegant. Great composition and use of leading lines. Wonderful soft-focus. I like the use of sillhouette. Black and white works nicely here. My favourite this challenge. 10
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10/28/2003 05:49:03 AM
Just fabulous. Do you know a photo by Andre Kertesz called The Balcony, Martinique? It uses the same construction, though in a more abstract manner than this (but then if this were THAT good, you'd BE Andrre Kertesz, wouldn't you?). Great composition, textures, shapes. The ultimate leading line, perhaps.
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10/28/2003 01:57:30 AM
love this! fabulous shapes. nice crop. love how the two people are off to the side.
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10/27/2003 07:29:39 PM
Beautiful black and white. The only flaw is that the horizon is not level. Looks to be 2-3 dgrees off.
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10/26/2003 12:56:02 AM
Wonderful contemporary, almost -urbane- feel due to this gloriously simple capture and, certainly, Italian in manner and composition. :-)

The position of the two strollers under the umbrella is boldly unconventional but sensible in terms of the given tonal balance. One of the most exciting photos I've seen for a while.

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10/25/2003 07:42:16 PM
very nice.
10/25/2003 10:51:10 AM
This is a perfect photo. I love the lines. I love the angle. I love the scale. I love the placement of the subjects. On the merrit of those things this is a 10. I think for the challenge I would like to have seen a solitary person with the umbrella. ( However I dont feel this photo was staged and I know we have to snap what we can when the opportunity presents itself ). Two people can be alone in the world, cant they? Great capture. 9
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10/24/2003 05:25:59 PM
very nice
10/23/2003 10:37:52 PM
very nice. 9
10/23/2003 11:01:00 AM
10/22/2003 07:43:12 PM
Beautiful shot!
10/22/2003 06:44:17 PM
Excellent use of space. The lack of color really sharpens the angles and contrasts. Even though the couple are not necessarily a single subject, taking them together being one works. The extreme feel of distance and the lack of any other focal points really amplifies the solitary feeling. Very well done. 8
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10/22/2003 06:41:16 PM
strong lines, strong elements of contrast.
definitely conveys a sense of 'all alone'.
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10/22/2003 06:26:48 PM
Wow! Nice black and white shot. I love the contrast and textures. Great positioning of subjects. 10.
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10/22/2003 05:43:37 PM
Nice shapes, neat composition!
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10/22/2003 05:08:51 PM
at the moment, this stands as my favourite. regardless or not whether that changes, this deserves a 10. good luck.
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10/22/2003 04:12:53 PM
I love the way the lines merge in this photograph. Had you given it a bit more space on the right and let the dock meet the horizon, it would have been even better. As far as the challenge, I fear you may get people who don't agree, but a couple can be alone as easily as a person. Plus, nothing says alone like a rainy day at the beach. Nicely done.
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10/22/2003 03:52:39 PM
Interesting capture, I love the use of megative space and the bold angles. I think you'll have a fight on your hands to defend this as an all alone picture - but I definitely get the sense of what you're going for. Obviously two people who are together but still alone as a couple. If that makes sense..
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10/22/2003 03:34:44 PM
Great work.
10/22/2003 01:38:40 PM
nice flat tonal relationships give this a strong feel. the 3 toned background regions is strong and all leads to the couple walking. I guess they are 'all alone together'
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10/22/2003 11:55:07 AM
This is a great shot. I like how the two main lines point directly at the couple. Good tones and the light is excellent. Definately one of my favorites for the week.
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10/22/2003 11:28:06 AM
Super shot.....with a really great feel. Very nice work. My pick as winner.
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10/22/2003 08:28:06 AM
Nice B&W pic, very serene. Effective are the leading lines leading to the main subjects. I personally would have left a little more breathing space to the left of the people (8)
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10/22/2003 04:15:12 AM
I hope people don't nitpick on the "single subject or object" rule, because this shot is beautiful. Great composition within the frame, lines, and texture. The atmospheric element is subtle and goes with the sea and land very well. Great eye. Nice work.
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10/22/2003 12:16:04 AM
wow, this is awesome. very moody and simple. 10
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