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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: May 19, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750sec
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 310 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.3000
Avg (commenters): 6.3077
Avg (participants): 5.3060
Avg (non-participants): 5.2766
Views since voting: 624
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 230
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/29/2007 02:40:48 PM
If you made this a print i'd be happy to hang it in my house.
Love the image and the title says it all... I wish I thought like you.
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05/28/2007 03:31:57 PM
I gave this a ten; it had something that I generally didn't like (the use of the color to force the viewer to look at a part of the image they might otherwise miss), but the real impact of that use was to force us to juxtapose that with the woman in a way we otherwise would not have. I love the starkness of the B&W, and the composition is spot on. I even liked the darker red in the reflection. Perfect, in my book, though probably way too out of the box for DPC.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 10:56:00 PM
Very, very cool. Funny and sad and crazy at the same time. 9
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05/27/2007 06:24:14 PM
Interesting social commentary.
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05/26/2007 11:50:16 AM
Why did you put the sign in color and not the person?
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05/25/2007 03:27:58 AM
An excellent concept. I hope this image does well, it should.
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05/24/2007 11:18:00 PM
Great! The coloration really has a purpose.
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05/23/2007 06:52:10 PM
5
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05/23/2007 01:20:53 PM
The sad face of poverty. I wish the person hadn't been so soft focus or am I missing the point of your intentions, perhaps I am. Good luck
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05/22/2007 04:00:16 PM
Good photo, but when you focre in the DeSat it looses so much
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05/22/2007 01:52:39 PM
I had to come back to this photo because it is such a potent image. I'm not on board with your choice of color because it just seems so unrelated to the woman. I would rather this were all B&W, but since this is a selective desat challenge, something has to be in color, right? I think her bags or even her in color might have been a better choice, but that might come off as cheesy.

I originally voted this image a 5 with the intent to revisit it when I finished with the others. I'm not going to let the red sign be a speed bump in this image. It is just too good of a shot to have a "5," but for the challenge, the red sign does detract from the overall in my book. I'm bumping my vote to an 8.
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05/21/2007 05:14:22 PM
unique and interesting - I find it interesting how you left the sign's reflection also in color. Good contrasts, and nice shot.
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05/21/2007 03:12:00 PM
Interesting geometry, intersecting planes of reality and reflection.
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05/21/2007 01:12:39 PM
Interesting shot.
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05/21/2007 08:57:45 AM
That is really good how you didn't color the obvious. I really like it.
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