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Women & Maps
lahulfman


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Challenge: Battle Of The Sexes (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: My street
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Aperture: 9
ISO: 640
Shutter: 6 sec
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2007

oooohhhh. so close.

thanks for all the comments and for the few people that have been curious...
I did shoot while the car was moving. i put a tripod on the bonnet of the car (i did a practise run without the camera to make sure it wouldn't fall off... and i wedged 1 x tripod leg in the windscreen wiper gap).
i used 2 x canon flashes (wirelessly with the ST-E2 transmitter) sitting on the bonnet, against the windscreen right in front of each person... but aiming diagnolly at the other person (to avoid the flattening of frontal lighting.
With the camera set on timer, i ran and sat in the drivers seat and drove really slowly. 6 sec exposure for the light trail... and the flash bursts to expose for car interior.

i spent 2 hours on a different idea that looked crap. i thought of this idea on the way home and and only spent 15 minutes. in hindsight, i wish i had not rushed it and got it sharper.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.7175
Avg (commenters): 7.3056
Avg (participants): 6.4200
Avg (non-participants): 6.7854
Views since voting: 3875
Views during voting: 714
Votes: 269
Comments: 50
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/26/2007 12:31:02 AM
Technically this is simply excellent, a real tour-de-force. It's also a very amusing take on a universally recognized battlefield of the war between the sexes, so it's not surprise you got a high finish. In fact, I had it in my personal top 3. Good job!
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01/24/2007 07:09:05 PM
I have to say that this was my preferred winner...but a great picture...I didn't get to vote on this challenge as I was away overseas, but this was outstanding...the expression on her face is perfect
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01/23/2007 02:00:28 PM
Great idea and execution. I didn't vote on this one, but I wish I had.
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01/23/2007 01:19:16 PM
Best of the contest, if you ask me. Well worth the effort in setting up...
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01/23/2007 01:02:08 PM
great work lee, congrats! I'm sure ribbons will come very soon :)
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01/23/2007 08:03:32 AM
Great idea, well executed... but yes, Sharper would have really helped..
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01/22/2007 07:41:09 AM
Congratulations on your 4th, I thought this would be a ribbon winner but still very good placement!
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01/22/2007 06:39:17 AM
Fantastic idea, well done. Congrats on a 4th place!
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01/22/2007 12:43:56 AM
This one was my choice #1 for the challenge. Glad to see you end up so high - congratulations!
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01/22/2007 12:28:55 AM
This one absolutely cracked me up, your execution was flawless! Great shot.
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01/22/2007 12:21:37 AM
Congrats on 4th. The lady's expression is perfect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2007 10:27:15 PM
Love it! One of the FEW that meet the challenge! Plus, it's great, and so so true! Bump!
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01/21/2007 02:37:10 PM
love it
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01/20/2007 04:27:47 PM
Women and maps and men and directions
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01/20/2007 10:37:48 AM
Love this one, love the colours and the facial expressions, ribbon winner in my opinion.
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01/20/2007 09:36:37 AM
Like the idea
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01/19/2007 05:44:07 PM
Great!
This is soooo true!
Most women even get lost with a navigation computer. :)
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01/19/2007 09:46:51 AM
Is that like "men & directions?" 8
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01/19/2007 07:43:41 AM
This is so cute. I love that expression on her face.
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01/18/2007 04:46:04 PM
Very interesting shot, technically. And a funny scene.
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01/17/2007 09:55:04 PM
Nice shot
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01/17/2007 04:21:22 AM
now this one is funny, because it's true! :)
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01/17/2007 03:55:11 AM
Not sure if I like the implication of this! I, for one, am great with maps! That being said, ;) I like the expressions, it's a cute but the overall quality seems a bit low such as her face being out of focus.
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01/16/2007 10:18:29 PM
Nice job. Like the coloring (lighting) a lot.
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01/16/2007 07:07:21 PM
The expression on the faces are great, well done shot. Like it.
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01/16/2007 05:01:26 PM
sheez you'r a brave man,mine gets us lost without the map !!!!!!
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01/16/2007 03:05:52 PM
Creative shot, just wish the woman was in better focus.
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01/16/2007 12:00:00 PM
Personally, this seems more like a cliche about women than a battle of women against men. Nice photo though - good expressions and lighting - solid technicals.
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01/16/2007 06:54:18 AM
i really like this. the motion is great, not too much, just enough. Their expressions really add a lot to this. just everything just fit in this photo, composition, perspective. The light on the subject is crucial in this photo and im glad that it was done as such.
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01/16/2007 06:34:41 AM
I so relate to this. My wife is the ultimate in navigation software. LOL
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01/16/2007 03:30:58 AM
hahah...how'd you do this?? Love the colors and lighting! 10 from me.
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01/15/2007 10:51:29 PM
No kidding!
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01/15/2007 08:44:24 PM
Ooohhhh that is SO unfair! I am a fantastic navigator, yet my husband can't tell his left from his right (and I'm not exaggerating). But don't worry, I'm not about to mark you down for that, I do like your photo.
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01/15/2007 08:28:09 PM
I'm guessing a man took this. 6
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01/15/2007 02:27:25 PM
This one challenges me. It feels off center/titled, but the motion blur and gold tone may be an illusion in the making. Nice expressions and framing.

( 5 )
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01/15/2007 02:03:01 PM
..or men and directions? Nicely executed shot.
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01/15/2007 12:20:27 PM
Excellent idea and very well done...
(even though I have to admit that my wife is better with maps than I am)
:-)
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01/15/2007 12:11:12 PM
great shot.
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01/15/2007 11:35:47 AM
I like the shot here, but the lighting bothers me a little. 9
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01/15/2007 10:14:20 AM
very nice. good expressions, woman is a little motion blurred, though. wish there was less oft the car's front and more of the street to be seen
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01/15/2007 05:45:45 AM
good! :)
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01/15/2007 05:15:58 AM
yeah they dont mix
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01/15/2007 04:43:39 AM
should of let her drive mate
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01/15/2007 02:21:00 AM
I am really interested to know how this is shot so clearly while there is still motion in the background. I love it!
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01/15/2007 01:58:34 AM
Aaw its too bad there oof and the background is a little TOO in focus the concept is great! a little more planning and perhaps a few more shots would have yeilded a better picture i think, though im sure this took alot of work. 6 for the great concept.
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01/15/2007 01:26:03 AM
ROFL That is GREAT. Love their expressions!!
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01/15/2007 01:18:37 AM
My pick for top 5.
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01/15/2007 12:48:53 AM
Interested in how you created the blur effect
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01/15/2007 12:39:19 AM
excellent shot, excellent composition, great pp ... but hey, i'm the navigator, and i'm a woman!! =9
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01/15/2007 12:23:14 AM
Cool...I like how the sides are blurred and show the motion. The only thing I can think of to make it better is to have the girls face sharper, which was probably hard to do.
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