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Desperately Seeking Lost Love
Desperately Seeking Lost Love

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO
Location: Virgnina
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2007

In tribute to "Children's Toy: Desperately Seeking Salmon" by 21.gif Cam. Failed to really do this justice IMO. The pond I used was huge and I could really have used a helper to reposition the bear as needed. As it was, shooting with a 400mm prime I still had to crop considerably to "fill" the frame better.

Place: 98 out of 111
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09/24/2007 09:13:55 AM
He-he. That was fun. :)

Thanks for all of the comments. For those thinking there was some selective desat going on...there wasn't. The bank of the pond under the trees was just mostly black dirt.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 10:01:56 PM
I am assuming this is copying the blue ribbon in the Childrens Toy challenge. Alone I really like this picture. As an imatation I dont believe it is very similar at all. The other photo is so colorful, and the reflection is perfect and crystal clear. I would also prefer if the bear were completely in the sun. Just my personal preference, what do I know? =)
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09/23/2007 01:43:05 PM
I think I remember which photo this is trying to emulate but cannot find it at the moment so I will work off of memory. You have some nice sharp details here. That lonesome teddy bear seems to be looking to it's reflection for some companionship for it is all lost & alone for there is not a soul around in that woodland setting. While the punch of color calls our eye's attention immediately to the bear I think that the two tone color is a distraction for it has two colors in a predominately B&W composition. Those two tones conflict & compete with the patchy areas of light and shadow. An area that has all shade or is all in sunlight would have been more complimentary for those two tones of the bear would not be conflicting with the areas of natural light and shadow. The dappled sunlight creates a pattern that is distracting the eye away from your main subject: the teddy bear. Lastly I think it would heighten the emotion of being alone if the you took the picture at an angle that is directly perpendicular to the bear so that we are not viewing it's face from an angle but full on. It would also make a stronger connection to the feeling of being all alone if the bear's face was looking down more at it's reflection with it's one or both of it's arms resting on the cheek(s)instead of both hands holding the heart.
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09/23/2007 08:20:04 AM
Nice take...but the selective desat doesn't quite work. The rich green of the original in contrast of the bear was what made that image shine.
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09/21/2007 10:23:32 AM
Assuming this is a Deja Vu of Desperately Seeking Salmon it's fairly close but quite a bit different. It gives the feeling of deja vu, but is not emulated as closely as possible. B/W vs color, very different bear, much different background, shadows rather than full sun.
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09/21/2007 09:17:27 AM
A nice take on the concept of the original, but with your own spin. Some parts seems a little too dark, but otherwise it's a good photo.
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09/20/2007 08:56:20 PM
too dark.
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09/20/2007 07:58:44 PM
He disappears a bit in the shadows. But I like the meloncholy. 6
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09/18/2007 09:17:04 PM
Despite a wee bit of annoying shadows, the remake of the original was successful! Nice effort overall! Bravo! *7*
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09/17/2007 10:29:17 PM
I like how your are combining a few originals in your remake, but find the background unappealing.
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09/17/2007 10:12:31 PM
thank goodness, a shot that's not an exact duplication. thank you!
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09/17/2007 11:53:41 AM
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09/17/2007 04:51:32 AM
Sorry, your way off.
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