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Life Savors the Beach
Life Savors the Beach
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Challenge: Candy II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Lake Erie
Date: Sep 7, 2007
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2007

It really is candy. I cannot wait to see if I get any DPCya comments on this one. I'm sure this will be different than others in the challenge so I would love to see it score high. But did mention that I was participating in the mediocre punishment challenge???

Pep-o-mint lifesaver (go MEDIOCRE!!!!) I should have used Wint-o-green because those are fun - they spark in the dark. Try it!

POST comments: Whooo hoo! Queen for the Day --- I am soooooo MEDIOCRE
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Such a special image! It's an OOBIE winner too
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Statistics
Place: 65 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.5506
Avg (commenters): 7.0625
Avg (participants): 5.3509
Avg (non-participants): 5.6634
Views since voting: 1317
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 158
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/07/2007 11:36:38 AM
5,5???? Seriously?? This is a fantastic image!
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10/04/2007 12:59:37 PM
What a terrific and under-rated image!
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09/28/2007 12:41:17 AM
ah, this is great! I'm glad is aw it :-) (didn't vote the challenge)
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09/28/2007 12:06:30 AM
Congrats on your awards!
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09/27/2007 02:57:51 PM
This is what I'm talking about! Incredible shot!
This is the kind of shot that I look for!
One that is creative, original, and fresh.
Spectacular colors and I love the DOF.

Under-appreciated for sure!
Congrats on the OOBIE!
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09/25/2007 02:33:09 AM
This is a brilliant shot, but you know that. :-)
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09/17/2007 01:34:16 PM
You're so funny! I actually think this is way better than Mediocre. I love the dof you captured, and the pp is great. What a nice and different take on the challenge. Very well thought out.
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09/17/2007 11:26:24 AM
I thought this was such a wonderful photo. And from some of the voters out there, I see that quite a few agree. A very unique and satisfying take on the challenge. Well done.
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09/17/2007 11:20:09 AM
I think if this were judged just on the merit of the photo, it would have scored well. But alas, OOB shots don't do well in the 2-second rating game. I think people were looking for 'delicious delights', and this certainly doesn't qualify for that criteria. Obviously a few people took the time to appreciate it -- you have quite a lot of high scores here.
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09/17/2007 10:44:28 AM
Well, I'm sorry it got a mediocre score -- because I think it's awesome! Very appealing and creative!

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09/17/2007 09:59:39 AM
I had to laugh when I saw this one - great idea. This composition is so well done in so many ways - the DOF, the inclusion of the reflection in the foreground, the hints of beach-y background. Very nice.
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09/17/2007 09:54:30 AM
Going back thru the images I scored highest/lowest...had you picked in top 3. Thought this was very creative and unique. Additionally, this photo is well done technically. The DOF is perfect for this.

Smile and keep having fun! :)
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09/17/2007 08:37:42 AM
I gave up on this challenge. There were just so few good entries. But this picture was a beacon of hope. This is one of the best if not the best photo in the challenge.
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09/17/2007 07:30:28 AM
Any brittle candy should spark in the dark - try a Christmas candy cane.
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09/17/2007 06:40:14 AM
You were right. You were thinking outside the box and it's an excellent photo. Love the reflection in the image and in the words.
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09/17/2007 04:40:16 AM
Ha, I knew that you were going to pip me at the post in this challenge and I have to say, deservedly so for such a unique take on the task in hand

Great concept and I love the blurring, The azure blue background is fantastic and I like the image of what I imagine to be a crab (but probably isnt) scuttling along as well

I'll be honest and say I dont know whether (for me) the lighter blue in the immediate foreground really adds that much (though having said that I do like the fact that we get to see the lifesaver reflected) and I might have just prefered it with an expanse of sand at the front

Having said that I scored it higher than it finished (which I think is always a good thing)

Great job
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09/17/2007 12:46:21 AM
OMG! This is totally brill. I didn't vote on this challenge but I would have given your photo a 10. Awesome.
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09/17/2007 12:38:18 AM
Michelle, I voted this a 5. I actually like the idea, but something about the specifics didn't grab me much. Maybe a deeper DOF to show the beach? I think I was also distracted by the fuzzy things in the background. If you want, I think it'd be fun to try this concept a few different ways and put 'em in your portfolio. :) On the other hand, your commenters loved it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2007 02:33:14 AM
10. My yellow ribbon for this challenge. It's just.... wonderfully beautiful in so many ways.
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09/12/2007 11:29:00 AM
Nice!
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09/11/2007 09:23:58 PM
This makes me laugh! Great sense of humor.
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09/11/2007 06:11:13 PM
What is the brown thing on the left of the life saver? Pollution? Great creativity.
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09/11/2007 05:33:00 PM
SavErs....
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09/11/2007 03:42:10 PM
the layers of color and texture are actually quite interesting and the title is very well thought out - back for a comment and a bump
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09/11/2007 08:27:37 AM
my favorite out of the bunch. Nice colors, good compostion, and I love how you made the life savor dirty. 10
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09/11/2007 02:21:15 AM
Awesome! Love the skinny DoF and the reflection is excellent! Is that a crab lurking in the background :) My favourite so far!
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09/10/2007 09:47:51 PM
Second time around looking at this I like it more and kicked it up a bit :) I think everything flows quite well together, nice job :)
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09/10/2007 01:54:35 PM
Guess you did not apply the 5 second rule here, did you?
shallow DOF works well here
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09/10/2007 09:39:25 AM
Very abstract
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09/10/2007 09:20:47 AM
Clever. I applaud your originality.
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09/10/2007 08:24:08 AM
Let me see, looks like a fellow Mediocre challenge side challenge member. Great DOF but its dirty ;P Good Luck!
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09/10/2007 07:25:06 AM
great shot! i love the simplicity and dof.
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09/10/2007 02:40:47 AM
Well, this certainly is orignal!! An abstract.
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09/10/2007 12:53:33 AM
would never have known it was a lifesaver. nice title. great photo.
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09/10/2007 12:29:21 AM
Hmmm, minimalist candy entry :) The composition is very good, as are the colours. I am wondering if a clean life saver would have worked better than this one with stuff on it. Very good use of extremely shallow DOF. ~7
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