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In the Shadow of Notre Dame
In the Shadow of Notre Dame

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Paris, France
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Performance, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2008

Outtake from the Street III challenge. Walking around Paris.

Place: 223 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.5407
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5376
Avg (non-participants): 5.5476
Views since voting: 657
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 135
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/21/2008 04:50:28 PM
Holland is better than France :)
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11/08/2008 03:52:26 AM
I need to find my way into your luggage. You do get around.
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11/08/2008 12:53:17 AM
Great shot Dave. But I think this would have scored higher in the "Abandoned" challenge as it is a statue totally abandoned in the shade of Notre Dame with many spectators but not one single person with focus on her.
I love the angles. Too bad about the plastic tray (or something) in front of the statue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2008 06:59:54 PM
They gathered in droves. This was a new thing that had appeared at this ancient citadel of the lord. This ancient place of piety and sanctuary. A giant wrapped statue of what seemed to be liquid silver, suddenly there where nothing had been before.

They gathered for hours, and stared. They whispered and talked and gazed in awe. Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody dared to touch it. Was it some kind of promotion? Was it some sort of announcement of a new Parisian artist?

After what seemed an eternity, the crowd suddenly gasped as the wrappings began to move of their own accord. They shimmered as they began to fall from the figure and wrap at its feet. In a sudden movement, the silvered wrappings fell away, to reveal an otherwordly figure. Human-like, but not human. No. Not even someone painted could move like this one. Like quicksilver over open flame.

The figure's head, if you could call it that, seemed to look around and gaze at the crowd. Then, slowly, it opened its arms wide, as if in an embrace.

Then, without warning, it... shattered. Liquid silver flew in every direction, and where it touched, devastation reigned. The crowd was cut down in seconds, and every drop that touched a solid surface began to grow. To transform. To become another of these figures.

The earth never stood a chance.
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11/02/2008 11:18:05 AM
Unusual and amazing shot. Great HDR processing. I give this an 8
Ps. I have an entry in this challenge myself as well but it's not really going anywhere.
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11/01/2008 12:27:37 PM
Good choice of wide angle lens enabling you to get it all. Interesting shot.
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