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Does SIZE matter?
Does SIZE matter?

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Challenge: Battle Of The Sexes (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Jan 8, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007

Just saw this photog using this huge lens and thought I would never lug something like that around. Then remembered that when I am shooting with male friends, they are always looking at other peoples' big lenses with envy. I never feel that. So perhaps it is a male thing.

Cropped, cloned out a small blemish on the right edge, levels, brightness/contrast, 60% vivid light on the lens, selective levels to darken background, burned edges, resized, smart sharpened very slightly, saved for web.

Place: 53 out of 90
Avg (all users): 5.1641
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 4.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.2788
Views since voting: 1012
Views during voting: 654
Votes: 256
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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04/21/2007 12:40:54 PM
:) Funny!

I've wondered about that myself, I think it is a male thing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2007 12:40:09 PM
Oh yeah baby. That's what I'm talking about. There's a real man :p
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2007 08:01:45 AM
His camera looks so tiny in comparison to that thing! Very comical and appropriate - good idea :) When I voted, I remember laughing hysterically at this one, thank you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2007 07:56:39 AM
Wow, I've got some serious lens envy after looking at this photo! I must be like your guy friends :-) And for the record, I thought a woman took this photo for sure, because while guys like to allude to their, um size being XL, they don't tend to like to allude to the whole "compensation" thing :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2007 10:21:56 AM
Heh. Now I know why people thought you were a guy. :)
01/22/2007 08:49:21 AM
That is a big lens, but I bet it makes his pocketbook tiny after he pays for it!
01/22/2007 07:13:29 AM
Ok Julianne, now you've just made me jealous. Maybe I can hang this picture on the fridge in hopes that my wife will take the hint for my birthday coming up. HaHa.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2007 09:27:47 AM
in lens probably :)
01/19/2007 09:38:35 AM
01/17/2007 05:46:53 PM
I think this photo might have worked better with a really strikingly beautiful woman standing next to this guy with a tiny little camera, or maybe her with the big camera and him with the little one - not sure but it needs something to set it apart aside from the title. just my opinion of course - lord knows i am not a pro!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2007 08:32:53 PM
HOLY SHIT, You can zoom to mars with that thing.
01/15/2007 02:29:46 PM
The size doesn't matter, the red "Leica" badge on the side however..... ;-)
01/15/2007 12:47:14 PM
As a woman would say, it's not the size that counts, it's what you can do with it... (and men will believe anything...)
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01/15/2007 12:07:35 PM
Holy skidmarks! That's a rig.
01/15/2007 11:54:59 AM
Concept: Does not translate well without title.
Execution: Snapshot.
Lighting: Great. Quality: Nice use of focus and DOF.

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  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2007 11:07:03 AM
*drooling over the ginormous lens*...7
01/15/2007 05:16:53 AM
depends what u are shooting at!
01/15/2007 03:27:31 AM
I like the 'big' approach. It conveys adequately the challenge title. (What sort of results does that lens give?).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2007 12:46:27 AM
apparently it does!! ... love to see the photograph you got with a lens like this ... =7

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