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My Own Brother...
My Own Brother...

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Challenge: Every Picture Tells A Story (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: My Front Yard
Date: May 2, 2008
Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 s
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2008

Chris thought that Michelle had been acting strange lately. She was quiet and withdrawn so he thought that maybe it was something he had done or said. Flowers! Flowers are always a good idea. It worked... when he surprised her with a dozen roses, he discovered what was wrong with Michelle.

I viewed this photo last night on my daughters computer and was surprised by how much brighter it was and how bad it looks when you shine light into the corners. So if you have a bright monitor then turn it down a little to get the effect of the photo as it was intended. You know it is dark enough if Chris does NOT have a bald spot.

Place: 9 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.6000
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4805
Avg (non-participants): 6.7108
Views since voting: 2974
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 160
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/17/2008 06:07:23 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
05/13/2008 02:26:27 PM
Very creative. The expression on his face makes the whole thing very authentic. Very good, dramatic lighting. Congrats on top 10.
05/13/2008 02:28:13 AM
Nicely done--well thought out and created. (I hope it isn't real) :(
05/12/2008 11:27:55 PM
Congrats my friend!!! This is fab!!!!
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05/12/2008 05:31:05 PM
brilliant ron .. i love the darkness and the way things arent immediately obvious, like the roses in his hand .. this is just so good ... congratulations on a pb and a great place in the challenge .. :)
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05/12/2008 07:46:26 AM
Way to go, Ron! I knew this was a winner!!
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05/12/2008 06:09:32 AM

Many congratulations of the top ten finish, which I thought was thoroughly deserved. This shot met the challenge perfectly

I love the lighting on Kris's face (and the understated but clever lighting on the roses) and the wonderful expressions/body language on all the subjects

A very evocative image and more pwer to you for having been able to pull it together so brilliantly

This goes beyong photography and into the realms of story telling which is exactly what was required

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05/12/2008 02:29:56 AM
I liked this one from the beginning. My favorite in this challenge.
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05/12/2008 12:14:57 AM
Whooo hoo! Top 10! Excellent concept - I never guessed this was yours. A new PB! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2008 10:22:30 PM
Great lighting.
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05/11/2008 09:36:24 PM
Great story, expert processing.
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05/09/2008 02:20:10 PM
I think this captures the essence of the challenge intent. I don't pay much attention to captions, but yours is icing on the cake. A high score from me.
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05/08/2008 09:31:48 PM
very well exposed and a long story captured in one shot
very very good!
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05/08/2008 12:22:00 PM
bastard 9
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05/07/2008 03:01:28 PM
Nice shot - good lighting and concept.
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05/05/2008 09:00:20 PM
ohh.. i can feel this one. well, not that my bro has ever done that to me... hehe. 8
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05/05/2008 08:09:34 PM
A tad dark for me, almost missed the roses. But the story and sentiment are there - thanks to wide open blinds. Gee, think those scoundrels would be more private.
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05/05/2008 06:53:22 PM
Well lit:)
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05/05/2008 12:13:11 PM
Wow! Great job telling a story! Few have matched that in this challenge.
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05/05/2008 09:23:50 AM
OUCH man. That sucks... Call Jerry!
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05/05/2008 08:42:39 AM
Great story telling!! I can't decide whether I would have preferred it cropped to a vertical or not. Good play on emotions as well.
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05/05/2008 07:54:59 AM
WOW this is awesome..... no need for words as this picture, as it does tell a story, in its own right..... 10..........
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