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 This image was disqualified from the Selective Desaturation II challenge.
You coloured my world
You coloured my world

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Date: May 19, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2007

My lovely man who died 15 November '06.

I hope this is OK - first time I've submitted anything so if there's something wrong I apologise.

Re the disqualification - still not sure exactly why this is DQ'd but the photograph is a photograph of a photograph so those of you who thought it was an added 'layer' are incorrect.
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

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04/11/2008 04:53:15 PM
Originally posted by krisyeb21:

It would have been a good picture but to have shown that the picture was another seperate photograph, you could have bent or placed the photo a different way to actually show it was real and not just pasted in

Thanks - I guess I just thought that particularly given the topic nobody would possibly assume I would 'cheat'. Also the reflection on the shiny top would have been extremely difficult to achieve were it not real.....

Anyway, it's history now - certainly made me realise that with unobservant, mean-spirited people around I don't need to be here too. But, again, thanks for caring.
04/11/2008 04:19:50 PM
It would have been a good picture but to have shown that the picture was another seperate photograph, you could have bent or placed the photo a different way to actually show it was real and not just pasted in
06/04/2007 01:17:46 PM
Ya know.. I still can't understand why they DQd this picture, seems a fairly simpl procedure to me.

Great picture though Sue.
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06/02/2007 09:04:23 PM
Perhaps you should ask someone on the site council why you were disqualified if you haven't already. If that's a photo of a photo, you shouldn't be in trouble..
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05/28/2007 06:25:40 AM
Sue, this is a wonderful tribute to your husband. It's a beautiful image and the love you feel for him really comes over.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2007 12:02:25 AM
Awwh.. Very nice.
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05/25/2007 07:24:21 PM
nice concept, I feel it is cropped too much. It would've been better if the left edge of the photograph was included in the frame, but it's a nice concept, and it evokes lots of emotion.
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05/23/2007 06:26:58 PM
Thats sweet. I'm really sory about your loss. Hang in there babe. 10 I personally like your shot.
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05/23/2007 03:51:42 PM
Now there's a familiar face. :) Nice job of controlling the edges of color/greyscale. Good luck in the challenge.

ETA - No worries, I'm not scoring, just commenting. :)
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05/23/2007 02:18:42 PM
This is wonderful and emotive, having read the story behind it... makes it more treasured! 10 for me...
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05/22/2007 01:15:46 PM
I like this. I'm not entirely sure why, either.

...lets see....

The composition is forced. The items in the frame are pretty random and seem totally unrelated to one another. The plant and pot are really dark which gives contrast to the rest of the items, but the contrast of the shot over all could be a bit higher, I think...or even red channel only.

When I fist glanced, I thought that perhaps this was a "cheater," but I quickly realized that this is not a separate capture, but rather a photo of a photo.

And since part of the photo within has been desat'd, I'm pulled even more to see that it is the person within that photo that is the real subject. One would ask why use the photo? Why not the person himself? The use of past tense of the title makes me thing that this person is no longer available for photos. Perhaps a former lover, or even a departed one. Either way, it lends itself to the emotion of image.

I'm struggling with how you composed the image, but the concept behind it is solid. I give just as much credence to concept as I do visual appeal, so I'm still putting you down for an 8
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05/21/2007 03:23:04 PM
The sentiment is very nice as is the composition. I expect you will be asked to validate this - but that's normal. So keep smiling...
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05/21/2007 03:03:21 PM
This is very emotive...it expresses your thoughts, feelings and obvious love. I like the composition very much and the thoughtful placement of the items...especially the dried flower. I cannot cast a vote, because I have now realized who's image this is and it wouldn't be fair. But, I believe I would have given it a 6 or 7.
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05/21/2007 10:31:48 AM
there is a lot of bright empty space that is a bit distracting. i like this idea though.
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05/21/2007 09:01:26 AM
was better if the reflection of the frame was with colours. 6
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05/21/2007 07:31:41 AM
I'mnot real sure how people will take to this one. It took me a second and I had to look around to see the reflection from the picture. You might get askeed to validate this one.
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05/21/2007 02:43:19 AM
looks like maybe a diptych here, like the thought but fear a dq /6
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