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waiting to let go....
waiting to let go....
theodor38


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Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: in the street...
Date: Feb 5, 2004
Aperture: 3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.83
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2004

taken at 3 oclock in the morning when it was almost 0 degrees outside... i got a runny nose that wont stop running because of this picture...there was nobody helping me so i set the camera on timer. i tried to disguise the footprints as much as i can with the suitcase but they are still there.. i would have been happier without them... also the hard shadows bother me.. it was the stupid neighbour's motion sensitive garage lights kept coming on as i was running to the chair... i tried to move the setup to another location but my camera ran out of juice... by the time i get new sets of batteries anoher car must have driven on the same road, tracks were uneven and everything...a lot of misfortune surrounds this picture.. it will be interesting to see what rating it gets...

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.5474
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4242
Avg (non-participants): 6.6171
Views since voting: 4869
Votes: 274
Comments: 39
Favorites: 36 (view)


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05/22/2004 04:46:23 AM
awesome shot!
02/23/2004 07:26:01 PM
I didn't get a chance to comment on this series... but this shot really stood out as, by far, my favorite! It has an emotional value thta most of the photos above you lack.

This is a fantastic image! CONGRATS!!

Yanik
02/19/2004 07:52:20 PM
This is one of the (if not THE) best photographs I have seen on this site. Some day I am going to ask you for a print of this.
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02/18/2004 11:29:11 AM
great thanks to everyone who voted and commented... i appreciate all the inputs...
02/18/2004 04:30:20 AM
Congrats on an excellent piece of work...I`m apologising for my remarks about the noise as I have realised it was an element of the overall picture...(just not experienced enough to appreciate these things yet).

Well done.

Gordon
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02/18/2004 12:30:29 AM
Great showing. Reading your comments on the photo was as delightful as the the photo itself. I can just picture you running back and forth in the cold, trying not to make footprints while avoiding the motion sensor and getting sick in the process. I think the effort was well worth it as this is one of my favorite photos in the challenge. I agree about the footprints. You should make an edited version where you clone them out.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2004 08:31:03 PM
This is way too good and way too funny. I originally marked this with a 8, but I'm afraid it's going to have to go to 10. Keep up the good work.
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02/17/2004 10:18:52 AM
I love it. It is sad and a little bit funny.10
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02/17/2004 09:56:59 AM
This is a bizarre, creative and interesting shot... my only SLIGHT criticism is the expression on subjects face looks bit more like waiting for self timer...lol very good take on challenge hope does well one of my top 3 picks.
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02/16/2004 05:17:20 PM
Nice print that gets an emotional response from the viewer.
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02/16/2004 12:52:37 PM
Hey honey come to the window, there`s a crazy man sitting outside on a chair in the middle of the road with a suitcase.
Don`t talk nonesense dear, you really must go easy on that whiskey.

10 for letting go of your senses.
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02/16/2004 07:17:10 AM
Mad strange hilarious fantastic image. I'll come nack to it later ...
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02/14/2004 10:51:21 PM
What a great composition. Seems like you had perfect timing for this shot. Bet your neighbors thought you were a tad bit nutty though. :) I love this, just makes me think "What's he doing there, What's he waiting for" Very cool. A little noisy/grainy but I think it adds to the feel of the picture, perhaps it was intended.
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02/14/2004 06:17:11 PM
I really like the color cast to this photo. Great idea. You know its sad and funny at the same time. Also what you are letting go is not totally clear. That's a good thing because it lets me the viewer read into it what if feel.
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02/14/2004 02:17:32 PM
Best creative picture in this challenge. congrats ... and very well done. -9
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02/14/2004 02:01:05 PM
Very interesting pic. Liked it mucho much! :)
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02/13/2004 06:36:57 PM
What fantastic photo. Great in B & w, just enough car tracks...and just strange enough to make ya thiink ...... hmmm? Great job 10
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02/13/2004 07:55:03 AM
Love the setup here. Great how you avoided footprints!
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02/12/2004 07:09:05 PM
WOW tahts a realy good picture, i like it soo much
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02/12/2004 04:22:33 PM
I keep coming back to this shot. I don't know exactly why. There's just something about it that makes me want to take another look. It is such an interesting photo. The sepia and graininess really work here and I like that light shining so brightly in the distance. I think what really makes this shot outstanding though is the straightness of the tire tracks in the snow and the fact that your model (you?) walked to your chair keeping as much on those tracks as is humanly possible, trying hard not to disrupt those clean lines. Additionally, the dark sky against the white ground is an interesting change of perspective since one usually sees the sky as brighter than the ground. Adding the suitcase was the perfect touch. I originally gave you an 8, but I'm bumping this up to a 10 just because it works on so many levels for me. Good luck.
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02/12/2004 12:29:07 PM
nice picture, but feels sorta forced.
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02/12/2004 12:03:19 PM
great picture, just spoilt by the light in the background.
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02/12/2004 01:44:46 AM
Interesting shot, nice take on the challenge. The lighting is great.
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02/11/2004 11:16:00 PM
My favorite for the challenge so far. It's going in my favorites when it's over. 10. Excellent work. I wish I could think of such creative things.

Message edited by author 2004-02-18 00:27:50.
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02/11/2004 09:11:38 PM
I love it... I like everything about this photo. I think it would be even stronger as a straight b/w. The toning here possibly implies some amount of 'warmth' rather than a harsh cold to go along with the environment. If you would like to play with toning that would support the theme of this photo, u may wanna try some blues... excellent work :)
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02/11/2004 08:37:48 PM
Fucking phenomenal, i love it, this is the shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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02/11/2004 06:16:58 PM
great concept, better impact might have been snow with no tracks in it.
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02/11/2004 04:50:33 PM
the bright light is distracting. i like the colour and the tracks in the snow.
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02/11/2004 04:43:57 PM
Good humor! I laughed.
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02/11/2004 12:56:32 PM
This is a really cool photo. I'm not even sure why I like it! I like the pose, like the lighting. I think it's because someone actually sat in the middle of the street for this shot (probably pretty late), and I can just envision the neighbors...."What in the world are they doing out there?"
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02/11/2004 11:49:59 AM
Congratulations!!! Emotional shot. Requires the viewer to pause.
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02/11/2004 11:37:13 AM
Finally a 10 great lighting and composition. I think even the grain works in the background. Excellent image.
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02/11/2004 11:26:00 AM
Nice idea well composed.
Using "Neat Image" to take the noise out of the sky would have added to the image overall....8
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02/11/2004 10:14:01 AM
I love this photo. It's a great use of B&W, lighting is just right and it's original. 9. Great job. Good luck!
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02/11/2004 09:29:54 AM
Inventive!
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02/11/2004 06:42:41 AM
Hahah, fantastic is all i can say. If this was in a better location (minus the houses) this would really 'rock'. Still I give you a 10
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02/11/2004 02:34:09 AM
This is totally 10 idea bebek, seems like somebody has already let go ;-) The best ideas come in the middle of the night, right ...
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02/11/2004 01:59:10 AM
i like this
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02/11/2004 12:44:07 AM
Trippy Photo... I like it.
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