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Where two worlds meet....
1st PlaceWhere two worlds meet....
byshen


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Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Around town
Date: Dec 20, 2003
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8 Second
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.8376
Avg (commenters): 9.1667
Avg (participants): 6.6400
Avg (non-participants): 6.9590
Views since voting: 6221
Votes: 197
Comments: 49
Favorites: 41 (view)


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10/08/2008 10:28:32 AM
vEry CreatIVE. Your works are very conceptual and creative.

GOod Work!

:-)
10/10/2005 06:53:36 PM
What an awesome idea for this challenge! And beautifully executed, too. This reminds me of the scene from The Matrix when Neo takes the "red pill" and reaches out to touch the mirror. "You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. "
01/19/2004 06:29:49 PM
Excellent image. I love the look on this guy. Congrats on the blue!
:-)
01/06/2004 12:37:47 PM
That was very creative shot! Great job! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
01/06/2004 09:55:31 AM
Wow! Buddy, I see you got talent, good job using it.
01/06/2004 09:15:25 AM
Very creative, artistic and skillful!!! Great job!
01/05/2004 07:13:57 PM
Congratulation on first place I thought this was the best photo :D
01/01/2004 06:36:36 PM
Incredible idea... executed beautifully! Very inspiring!
01/01/2004 12:12:21 AM
I love this photo. It's a blue ribbon from me. Great composition, contrast, levels, etc. Nice job.
12/31/2003 05:40:46 PM
THIS IS THE BEST ENTRY IN THIS CHALLENGE AND IM SO GLAD YOU MADE IT! GREAT SHOT....HAPPY NEW YEAR.
12/31/2003 04:56:53 PM
Congrats!
12/31/2003 02:28:42 PM
This is wonderful, congrats! :-)) I am so happy this one won a ribbon, it was one of my favs in this challenge! :-)

Message edited by author 2003-12-31 14:28:58.
12/31/2003 01:55:23 PM
what a fantastically surreal picture--i love it. congrats on your ribbon!
12/31/2003 01:47:21 PM
Well ya fooled me, I wouldn't have believed that anyone would actually take a mirror that big out into the middle of no where! And I wouldn't change the ring thing either!
12/31/2003 10:07:14 AM

Thanks for everyone's comments! The great thing about this site is it challenges us to be creative and to take pictures we wouldn't normally think of taking. Even if my picture did not do well in the contest I still would have been happy because I took a picture that I really liked that I would not otherwise have taken. That said I am THRILLED at winning my first ribbon!

I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea. I got up, got out the camera/tripod and took some test shots in the dresser mirror and thought....hmm....this could work. The next day, I got out the screw driver, removed the dresser mirror (quite heavy....my wife said YOU BETTER NOT BREAK MY MIRROR) and put it in the back of my pickup. Drove around town trying to find a good background and finally decided on the fence and hill line. I thought it would give the picture a feeling of depth and also I could line up the fence and skyline in line with my hand placement.

There were several comments about the ring on my hand, yes I could have removed it but then my wife would have KILLED ME! Actually it was an oversight. I was too busy worrying about the composition that I didn't even notice the ring until I uploaded the picture at home.

Thanks again for the comments, Happy New Year to Everyone!


12/31/2003 09:57:57 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! This is a great shot and I love your idea for the challenge. Excellent work! :-)
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12/31/2003 02:23:44 AM
This was one of my favorites for the challenge. This is a great shot and I think you really captured a moving piece. Nice job. You deserved the honors. I could have done w/o the fence, but maybe you can photoshop that out for the print on your wall.
cheers ~
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12/31/2003 02:10:13 AM
Also congrats form my side for the first ribbon!
Way to go! Nice to have it here in the frontpage for the upcomming week.
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12/31/2003 12:45:35 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. This too was my fave! Just added it to my fave list!
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12/31/2003 12:26:43 AM
Very nice job! This was by far my favorite of the group! Congrats on the first ribbon!
TC
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12/31/2003 12:23:31 AM
The only 10 I awarded in several challenges now. To me, it's in first place.
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12/31/2003 12:20:37 AM
Yeah!
Love this shot. Congrats!
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12/31/2003 12:09:08 AM
Congrats! This was one of my favs and only one of the two tens I gave out. Excellent shot!

Deannda
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2003 08:17:52 PM
This has got to be top ten! It ain\'t a mirror, two people? I like it two tone treatment and all!
TC
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12/30/2003 01:27:03 PM
Great Shot! I like the effect you have created. My vote: 9
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12/30/2003 04:17:27 AM
Technically excellent shot!
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12/29/2003 03:25:27 PM
I like the message that this shot gives me, it reminds me to Matrix when Neo pulls his hand from the liquid mirror. B&W works well here, and I like the composition, too. Good luck. :-)
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12/29/2003 11:35:02 AM
great! - 10
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12/28/2003 10:41:38 AM
Good picture looks great in monotone.
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12/27/2003 07:11:13 PM
Too cool. I like the picture. 9
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12/27/2003 06:41:57 PM
Refreshing contemporary feel, bold composition with all, subject, pose and facial expression synced to produce an artistically accomplished and convincing photograph.

The light bluish hue applied to the image aptly -uses- the strong highlights (the part of the face exposed to the sun, the grass on the far side of the fence), while appropiately adding a cold feeling as part of the minimal modernism of this shot. The dynamic energy captured and related here is as profound as it is convincing, because of an utterly persuasive manner (!) which successfully integrates all the diverse elements that make a remarkable picture.

I understand the -how-to- of this entry to be as much part of its charme as it suggests a reflection on perceived reality.

> 10
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12/27/2003 01:35:07 PM
Awesome - My top pick. Good Luck!!!
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12/27/2003 11:44:23 AM
I like everything about this. My favorite of the challenge, so far. Good luck.
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12/27/2003 05:00:45 AM
Woow! My favorit this week! Very strong very surreal and fits very good to the challenge topic.
Technically very well done: sharp, well cropped and B&W works great. Also the background is well chosen.
Acctually I can't tell for sure if you used a mirror or if there are two persons.
I like the man's (your!?) neutral expression and the sun-glasses: adds well to the surreal feeling.
For me the winner, hopefully for others too (10)
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12/27/2003 02:23:44 AM
Very striking, and bold image! This photo really comes out at you. It makes the viewer wonder who is behind the hand on the left, and it forces One to focus on the model's lens for the answer. But alas, we have to look hard......or so do we think, for that hand may well be our own? Nicely done.
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12/26/2003 10:36:03 PM
Why does he have a ring on? Don't understand that. Love this image except the overexposed do-dah just off his left shoulder. Wish he wasn't so dark. Maybe that's what you were looking for. Nice work though. The guy is very cool. 9.
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12/26/2003 05:09:51 PM
great use of perspective. very intersting and nice shot.
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12/26/2003 01:28:03 PM
cool, the only thing throwing this off is the sunglasses
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12/26/2003 08:25:19 AM
Great mirror effect. Very sharp. creative.
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12/26/2003 03:11:28 AM
really well done 10/10
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12/25/2003 11:11:35 AM
great ;-)
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12/24/2003 07:56:28 PM
i like this a lot, actually, i had a similar idea, but your interpretation is much better, 10... at first i didn't understand why the thumbs aren't touching, but this fact makes it more dynamic... i hope that your picture is doing better than mine, it's really low at the moment...
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12/24/2003 05:05:33 PM
i half expect some sort of ripple as the fingers touch..
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12/24/2003 02:09:08 PM
Very creative shot. His glasses kind of give it away though. 9
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12/24/2003 12:28:33 PM
Interesting idea. Good positioning of subject. I like the background. 9.
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12/24/2003 01:42:47 AM
This is such a cool & creative shot. This is by far my favourite! 10! I predict a winner! Again!
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12/24/2003 12:27:58 AM
reminds me of the new HDTV flat screen commercials - nice idea and execution. might have wanted to spot edit that bit/speck out in front of your forehead. i also wonder if taking off the ring might have improved this in any way (much of the emphasis, for me at least, seems to be on the ring).
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12/24/2003 12:17:35 AM
excellent work... great theme... very emotive in itself. if i forget to add this to my favs, please remind me :)
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12/24/2003 12:15:18 AM
Really wonderful. I like this. Matrix/or Mission Impossible looking. Too cool 10 from me.
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