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portrait of the sky
portrait of the sky
charliebaker


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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: sky
Date: Jul 11, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2008

Photo of the blue sky above our home in Cannon Beach early afternoon on July 11th. For this "Anything by Landscape" challenge, I decided to use a non-"landscape" format, employing the maximum of 160x720 portrait formatting for the crop to give that added sense of visual reach into the heights of the sky above. I'm guessing nearly half of the entries into this challenge will be in landscape formatting. Maybe you are one of the good folks in DPC-land who expect photos to conform to a certain shape/image and can't imagine that some on DPC don't worry too much about the score of an image, but enjoy entering photos which help people look at life just a bit differently, with another set of eyes. So I invite you with this entry to take a look up into the big blue sky, as well as into natural world all around them, and maybe once again you'll recognize the thin veil of atmosphere above our heads as a sheer blue gift of grace.

By the way, I'm predicting a 4.0 or lower.

Considering brown is normally a color of landscapes I'd find it amusing to place last for this portrait slice of nothin' but blue sky.

Statistics
Place: 247 out of 247
Avg (all users): 2.8289
Avg (commenters): 3.4091
Avg (participants): 2.6267
Avg (non-participants): 3.0260
Views since voting: 1495
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 152
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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02/08/2009 05:53:02 PM
"Place: 247 out of 246" How is that possible? I guess you really are the master of the brown ribbon...
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07/26/2008 05:28:17 PM
Excellent surfboard format for this skyview. 6.
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07/26/2008 04:55:19 PM
I didn't give this enough thought during the voting, but right before I read your description, it all clicked for me:

not land = sky

not landscape = portrait

Nice conceptual piece.
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07/21/2008 09:28:08 PM
graduation, this remind of Bill Crosby script on Golf nothing by blue sky for couple minutes looking for a golf ball
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07/21/2008 10:34:40 AM
I'm not sure this deserved the brown. I don't see any sensor dust.

:P
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07/21/2008 03:32:55 AM
A bit optimistic in your prediction there, huh Charlie? ;-)
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07/21/2008 12:12:15 AM
You just crack me up. The sky is beautiful where you live!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2008 10:51:32 PM
Really?
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07/20/2008 12:24:15 AM
Charlie?
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07/19/2008 08:41:02 PM
I take it you're aiming for last place...
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07/18/2008 12:39:55 AM
History may judge this as avant guarde. But most avant guarde photographers are dead before they are recognized.
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07/17/2008 09:09:51 PM
Great colour, amazing lighting, and I can't say enough about the perfect composition. The only thing its missing.........................a subject ;)

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07/17/2008 02:29:57 PM
This feels like a charliebaker!
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07/17/2008 12:45:08 PM
at least you created a border for your photo :), and btw: you picked a nice blue tone, not overaturated :)
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07/16/2008 01:11:33 PM
Gotta be a brown effort here. A print might make a nice bookmark.
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07/16/2008 01:03:09 PM
It's... Blue...
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07/16/2008 07:47:30 AM
ok sorry but I really don't get it.
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07/15/2008 09:24:38 PM
LOL, wow ...... that's all I can say.
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07/15/2008 09:06:34 PM
I don't like the crop on this - you didn't get it all in...
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07/15/2008 06:55:07 PM
creative
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07/15/2008 11:33:11 AM
very blue
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07/15/2008 01:02:20 AM
apparently going for brown here huh?...lol
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07/14/2008 08:36:24 PM
i like it.
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07/14/2008 01:58:42 PM
if you squint your eyes, it looks like a 2" wide blue line
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07/14/2008 01:05:39 PM
lol...okay, if you say so
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07/14/2008 12:46:12 PM
You absolutely met the challenge, but this photo shows more of a desire to be different and push the envelope rather than submit a good and winning photograph
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07/14/2008 09:33:15 AM
At least your sensor is clean :)
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07/14/2008 03:27:23 AM
Meets the challenge :D
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07/14/2008 12:14:02 AM
Awesome.
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