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grigrigirl


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: royal street, french quarter
Date: Nov 23, 2007
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 40 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5487
Avg (non-participants): 6.3778
Views since voting: 1951
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 158
Comments: 30
Favorites: 17 (view)


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01/18/2008 08:02:52 PM
Beautiful. A treasure of an image.
01/18/2008 07:45:01 PM
Awesome shot, love your talent with portrait and people shots. this is a great example of it, love the emotion shown in it, great tones as well, and a very interesting shot, nicely done.
01/08/2008 12:34:12 AM
Beautiful! It has such a loving feel.

Message edited by author 2008-01-08 00:34:43.
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12/12/2007 07:18:45 PM
I love the expression on the man's face. it is one of great loving, and he appears to be very happy with the love of his life. adding to faves.
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12/08/2007 04:49:17 AM
Originally posted by grigrigirl:

Originally posted by AP:

this is a lovely shot that is rife interpretive potential. I'd be curious to know whether it is staged?


It is staged in the sense that I had the couple stand at this spot during their engagement session. Some things cant be staged. I had no idea the older couple was walking hand in hand in the background until I started editing. Are their emotions during this moment staged? I did not instruct them to appreciate each other, to be in love, to close their eyes, to hug or for him to place his head on hers. Life happens and I snap the shutter anyway.


awesome :)
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12/08/2007 12:57:42 AM
Fantastic shot. I loved their expressions, the old couple in the background and the reflection in the window. The only thing I didn't like (so a 9 not a 10 from me) was the "Fine Art" inscription, I found it distracting. Anyway, congrats on a great, but very underrated shot.
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12/08/2007 12:47:15 AM
Originally posted by AP:

this is a lovely shot that is rife interpretive potential. I'd be curious to know whether it is staged?


It is staged in the sense that I had the couple stand at this spot during their engagement session. Some things cant be staged. I had no idea the older couple was walking hand in hand in the background until I started editing. Are their emotions during this moment staged? I did not instruct them to appreciate each other, to be in love, to close their eyes, to hug or for him to place his head on hers. Life happens and I snap the shutter anyway.
12/08/2007 12:42:53 AM
fine art indeed!
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12/08/2007 12:41:50 AM
Thank you for this. I so enjoyed coming upon it in the challenge, that I revisited it often. Remarkable. I would suspect that you did stage this with respect to the foreground couple, but have to believe that the couple in the distance was serendipitous, and marvelously so. Regardless, it is indeed a masterful piece of work. Edit to say thanks to Ed for putting into words what I could not.

Message edited by author 2007-12-08 01:59:50.
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12/08/2007 12:37:30 AM
You have refined your art to a point few achieve. Congrats on the Blue Ribbon Julia.
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12/08/2007 12:37:03 AM
this is a lovely shot that is rife interpretive potential. I'd be curious to know whether it is staged?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 07:02:23 PM
The lovers, surrounded by a dreamworld (their future) on one side and a reflecting shopwindow of fantasies on the other. This is an insanely good photograph, and more than a photograph.

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12/07/2007 05:30:36 PM
This is awesome. I love the dark tones and the reflection captured in the window. Too bad she does not have an engagement ring on because that would have looked really pretty in the window too. Great juxtaposition with the older couple down the street. 9
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12/07/2007 10:04:48 AM
love the tone, compisition and the subject matter well done
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12/06/2007 06:17:58 PM
Such a cool shot! The reflection is very nice but my favorite part is the old couple in the distance that appear to be holding hands - sort of a "love before" and a "still love after" expression. Back to bump you up to 9.
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12/06/2007 06:56:50 AM
Nice crop - 'fine art' indeed! Two dynamics strike my eye - the first and most obvious is the window reflection, which, despite your title, brings to my mind a sense of the impossibility of the permanent - or at the very least a presentiment of that impossibility: the two figures, evidently still bound in the affection, but broken up by the strange geometry of the architecture. A sense of hope there, but the very sense of hope requires an admission that one cannot be certain of any future whatsoever.

Secondly, there are the two almost ghostly, almost angelic figures further up the street: in the pose you have caught strongly suggesting a more aged couple - yet still with contact, still with affection as it seems. In some senses presenting an ideal of what might possibly lie ahead, a sense of all we could reasonably hope for; two directions, the possibility of fracture, of the interference of the hard geometry of the world, and yet also the evident possibility that those might be overcome.

To top that off with your cheeky suggestion of some greater relevance to it all in that cropping of that sign; the more I look the more I think its simply a masterpiece. Thankyou.
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12/05/2007 10:31:06 PM
Entirely too good. I can't even begin to comment intelligently on this. I think I shall just drink it in. Came back to bump but I can't find the 11.
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12/05/2007 09:16:57 PM
i love this
i esspecially like the reflection in the glass, it adds a lot
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12/04/2007 10:22:18 AM
I love your use of the reflection in the shop window. Well done!!
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12/04/2007 08:39:00 AM
Lovely :-)
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12/03/2007 11:41:17 PM
nice shot
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12/03/2007 06:17:25 PM
GREAT ! 10!
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12/03/2007 12:57:15 AM
missed this my first look through the thumbs, am glad I happened upon it. I really like the reflection in the window and the couple walking away real ties the title together. 10 spot from me. :)
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12/02/2007 09:30:29 PM
I like the candid feel.
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12/02/2007 10:54:58 AM
Very nice shot. Love the B&W and the contrast.
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12/02/2007 10:43:42 AM
Smart
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12/02/2007 05:44:18 AM
Like this alot, nice momemnt captured, like the reflection too, but what's with those 2 people in white body suits?! Might just be over exposed in that area
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12/02/2007 04:38:47 AM
looks like a movie. Very good reflection, tones are great.
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12/01/2007 04:01:19 PM
The reflection in the window is great, as is the older couple in the background. This tells a great story.
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12/01/2007 12:18:47 PM
nice one -7
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