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grigrigirl


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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: french quarter
Date: May 14, 2007
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2007

i shot this while standing next to the couple in front of an empty storefront window. The empty store had a wall of mirrors inside, so i shot through the window and into the mirror...and then a man walked by and left his reflection on the window glass. The red wall is a parking garage across the street.

Statistics
Place: 235 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.4764
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3939
Avg (non-participants): 5.7660
Views since voting: 1612
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 212
Comments: 36
Favorites: 26 (view)


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06/04/2008 04:24:39 AM
Whooo I'm flattered of u picking me as a favorite Photographer
this picture is better then anything I shot in a long while (if ever)
07/02/2007 12:21:45 AM
faved. and i dont even like selective desat.
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06/25/2007 01:35:06 PM
This picture is way beyond DPC...
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06/03/2007 04:28:37 PM
What the heck happened here?? This is most certainly one of the best, more intelligent entries in the pack. You people who hit anything below an 8 are simply very odd and in desperate need of some 'art' brain cells.
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05/28/2007 04:44:00 PM
How do you find all these kissing people? What a wonderful combination of elements. The passing guy is the perfect foil to keep this from feeling to intrusive on the privacy of the couple.
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05/28/2007 01:56:56 PM
Originally posted by grigrigirl:

I would like to know where the majority of people are learning these rules. And then...I would like to never learn there.


Hahahahaha

DPC - Dumb Predictable Clones

Message edited by author 2007-05-28 14:00:02.
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05/28/2007 01:53:35 PM
Originally posted by alexjack:

I really like this too, imo the crop tended to make it hard to find the subject. A crop just below the sign would have been more effective - again imo. I think all of your stuff is amazing though,

Jack

Edited to suggest a crop just above the sign :)


in my opinion, cropping the top out ruins a certain graphic balance. The title is there to help you find the subject.

Is there a desaturation rule that tells us we need to leave the subject in color? I would like to know where the majority of people are learning these rules. And then...I would like to never learn there.
05/28/2007 08:18:25 AM
I really like this too, imo the crop tended to make it hard to find the subject. A crop just below the sign would have been more effective - again imo. I think all of your stuff is amazing though,

Jack

Edited to suggest a crop just above the sign :)


Message edited by author 2007-05-28 08:19:19.
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05/28/2007 08:12:56 AM
This proves it....alot of voters wouldn't know art if they stepped in it....sorry to sound so harsh...but this is incredible!!!
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05/28/2007 02:13:56 AM
Trade you this one for mine - this is 10x the shot mine is.
You rock. End of story.
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05/28/2007 02:12:13 AM
Originally posted by genghis:

235th is a joke, this was one of my top three, FANTASTIC SHOT.


this says it all

kev
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05/28/2007 12:21:55 AM
235th is a joke, this was one of my top three, FANTASTIC SHOT.
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05/28/2007 12:19:03 AM
it's not a poster! yay! you're the winner as far as I'm concerned.
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05/28/2007 12:16:37 AM
7.3333 says it all ;-)

easily the most creative find of the whole challenge.

hopefully, this will open some ideas as to just what is possible when you put down the textbook and start envisioning art...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 10:39:01 PM
Posthumous Blue Ribbon (shared with "playhorse"). This is just insanely good. That's not a poster, is it? I'll die a little inside if that's a poster. 10
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05/27/2007 08:50:04 PM
I like the artistic edge here.
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05/27/2007 03:07:21 PM
Very cool shot, voyeuristic. Like the repeating figures and incidental use of saturation.
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05/26/2007 12:27:12 AM
Wow, this is fantastic shot. Love it. 10. HOpe to see this on first page.
Adding to fav.
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05/25/2007 05:16:17 PM
this should make top ten!
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05/24/2007 11:44:33 AM
Love the abstract nature of this.
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05/24/2007 10:14:23 AM
That is absolutely excellent. I like everything about this, the voyeur gives it real impact, I will be very interested in your submission details. I can't really add anything constructive except perhaps I might have cropped just above the ledge to exclude the lights and shadows. You should do well with this, good luck
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05/23/2007 09:43:15 AM
great capture through the window. but the red distracts me. without the title, I might not have even seen the kiss.
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05/23/2007 05:01:36 AM
I can't decide if my fellow DPCers will like this?
I love it
I love everything about it.
It is a big TEN from me.
Good luck
I would love to see this top 10.

Kev
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05/22/2007 07:58:34 PM
Graphic. I like that. I have to study it, which makes it more than a quick glance image. It has layers of interest. Well done.
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05/22/2007 03:03:27 PM
I wish you had colored the kissing couple instead
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05/22/2007 01:46:14 PM
This definitely is my favourite in the challenge - not because we're in the same team. This is the sort of image I'd love to create.
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05/22/2007 09:59:12 AM
This works very well. Very different. Love the red.
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05/22/2007 12:09:33 AM
Wow, this is great, nice work.
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05/21/2007 06:38:30 PM
Interesting choice of desat placement. I think it does much more for the concept and the photo than it would have had you kept the couple in color and desatted everything else. Good choice.
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05/21/2007 05:18:28 PM
The title is "Kiss" but I had to look and look to find a kiss. The red is overpowering and the people should probably be in color.
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05/21/2007 04:39:07 PM
Interesting. The only problem that I have is that the red highlights take away from the kiss. I think you want to force the viewer's eye to the kiss in this case by highlighting the couple rather than the surrounding wall.
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05/21/2007 03:17:37 PM
Colour goes well with the passion. Pretty story photo. 9.
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05/21/2007 11:29:41 AM
Subtle yet pointed. Could be e301.
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05/21/2007 11:21:09 AM
If the subject is the kiss, why didn't you color the couple instead of the wall?
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05/21/2007 03:09:49 AM
the selective desat doesn't add anything to this picture
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05/21/2007 12:17:27 AM
By your title the kiss is the subject. I would have keep them in color if that is the case.
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