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Breeee123


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Red III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: Nov 9, 2008
Galleries: Performance, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2008

I originally planned to shoot this for the Master's Free Study Challenge, but noticed the Red challenge and decided to submit here instead.

I found the dancer, Aleksandra, on Craigslist (I love that site), and she was amazing to work with. Some Outtakes:

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Post Processing: Converted from Raw, used selective color to get more of an even red tone, cropped, rotated and cloned out some little spots of sensor dust.

[Nov. 15th, 2008 03:58:01 PM]

YAY, thank you so much for all the votes and comments! I was starting to think after two years that I'd never beat my previous high score. I had no idea this would be the image to do it!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 205
Avg (all users): 8.0060
Avg (commenters): 9.1765
Avg (participants): 8.1455
Avg (non-participants): 7.9369
Views since voting: 11343
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 166
Comments: 89
Favorites: 82 (view)


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03/07/2011 11:16:03 PM
Your beautiful image inspires me!
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10/07/2009 11:19:54 AM
Beautiful..
DFP
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02/06/2009 12:11:35 AM
This is a beauty, even the outtakes too!
Congratulations!!!
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12/02/2008 04:36:53 PM
Amazing shot! Well deserving of the 8+ score. The outtakes are pretty cool too!
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11/22/2008 06:50:21 AM
Fantastic shot, congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon!
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11/21/2008 11:34:57 PM
Congratulations on your very well deserved win. It is a fabulous shot.
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11/21/2008 09:18:17 PM
One of my favorites! This was beautifully executed Briana, a true digital achievement and one to be proud of. Your first place win is definitely well deserved.
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11/21/2008 11:47:30 AM
I just now noticed this got an 8+. That is, indeed, a rare achievement.

Something to hold dear.
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11/21/2008 12:02:38 AM
awesome, beautiful
very well done

and a nice 8+ to boot! (did you REALLY need that to tell you how great this is????)
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11/20/2008 10:40:32 PM
An 8+. Wtg! that's a rare treat these days. Congratulations :)
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11/20/2008 05:24:13 PM
money- nice shot
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11/20/2008 03:51:00 AM
Just a word: stunning! Congrats for the blue and high rating. Ciao.
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11/20/2008 02:24:26 AM
Absolutely fantastic! Perfection!
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11/20/2008 01:57:32 AM
Wow just amazing congrats on the blue
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11/19/2008 11:58:45 PM
Fabulous! What a very original idea! Congratulations!!
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11/19/2008 05:52:57 PM
how could 16 people give this 5 or less , great photo
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11/19/2008 05:18:26 PM
Here I say it, this is too much even for DPC... too good... excellent, and needs to go higher contests to win better prices... I mean it.

Congratulations from bottom of my heart. As soon as I saw this I had no doubt in my mind it would be winner, and be winner big...

Leo
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11/19/2008 03:42:04 PM
Oh Bre! an 8.0+ score! What an amazing accomplishment -- for such a deserving image. Jeeeez. You are AMAZING!

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11/19/2008 01:20:22 PM
Great score for a great image. I could stare at this for hours, it's so gorgeous. Congrats, Briana.
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11/19/2008 09:29:46 AM
That is one heck of a score. Congrats. As I said before, beautiful picture.
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11/19/2008 09:16:17 AM
Wow!! This is awesome!! Congratulations on the Blue and a great score! Well deserved!!
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11/19/2008 08:43:31 AM
During voting it was clear that this would be a top finisher. Nice work!
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11/19/2008 08:22:07 AM
Wow, gorgeous!
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11/19/2008 08:17:01 AM
Was my top pick as well. Awesome, awesome image. Congratulations!!!!
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11/19/2008 07:27:44 AM
awesome pic, great title too. Well deserved score and ribbon. My head is of to you.
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11/19/2008 07:21:59 AM
Amazing score! But so deserved because the image is AMAZING! Congratulations. It's just perfect. I think it's the highest scoring image this entire year! Beautiful.

EDIT: Oops... ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Techo's still got you on the score (with a 8.388) for the year... but you bumped me to third place. I don't mind at all... since yours is very superior to mine.

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 18:06:59.
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11/19/2008 06:49:50 AM
great shot and grats on the well deserved blue!
working with dancers sure is one of the most exciting things to do.
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11/19/2008 06:37:05 AM
Great idea and nice choice... congratulations.
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11/19/2008 06:36:22 AM
Wow, look at that score!!!! Congratulations, I knew this would be the winner.
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11/19/2008 06:09:12 AM
Wow what a wonderful score. Congrats on both that and the blue
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11/19/2008 05:57:54 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats on the blue and the 8!
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11/19/2008 05:55:44 AM
Woo Hooo! Great job and it's nice to see your work on the front page again. Congratulations!
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11/19/2008 04:48:37 AM
Sheesh! This is superb! Congratulations!
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11/19/2008 03:48:33 AM
Excellent take! Congratulations!
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11/19/2008 03:40:27 AM
great shot, congratulations!
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11/19/2008 03:01:24 AM
Well done! Great shot.
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11/19/2008 02:37:06 AM
Congrats. That's really beautiful.
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11/19/2008 02:02:44 AM
WHAT A SCORE!!! well done congratulations, you are in an ELITE CLASS!!!!
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11/19/2008 02:01:02 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, this is absolutely great!
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11/19/2008 01:10:56 AM
Very well done indeed and very deserving of that 8 avg. Congrats on beating your PB. :)

Oh and the ribbon too. :D
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11/19/2008 01:01:14 AM
wow! an 8? I haven't seen one of those in a long time. Congrats on the well deserved blue and 8!
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11/19/2008 12:48:36 AM
Awesome piece of work!....Congrats!
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11/19/2008 12:46:39 AM
Wow! I didn't vote for this challenge and hence didn't see your image, but Wow! Really great capture and a very different dance photo. Congrats on the Blue for the Red Challenge it was well deserved!
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11/19/2008 12:33:52 AM
Hooray! an 8! Huge congrats!
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11/19/2008 12:13:16 AM
Simply amazing shot and score! Very impressive, congratulations.
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11/19/2008 12:11:27 AM
A stellar image. Congrats on becoming one of the very few to have cracked 8.0!
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11/19/2008 12:10:39 AM
Excellent work. Welcome to the 8 club :)
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11/19/2008 12:09:32 AM
I knew this was good when I first saw it. Seems like one of your specialties must be silhouettes.
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11/19/2008 12:05:07 AM
Look at that score! Very well done!
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11/19/2008 12:03:23 AM
WOW! What a score! Simply Fanatastic. Congrats!
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11/19/2008 12:02:53 AM
holy cow, the coveted 8.0, what a shot, you got everything right. Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2008 11:33:40 AM
This is fantastic.
Great composition and colour.
My winning pick
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11/17/2008 09:09:38 PM
Outstanding !!
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11/17/2008 07:10:39 PM
Congrats on your soon-to-be blue ribbon
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11/17/2008 08:22:26 AM
Amazing! This photo would look great in RAW form, its sad to see what jpeg did to the sky, but a great shot nonetheless.

10

Ribbon pic
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11/17/2008 03:22:34 AM
A fav of mine/ I would have liked to see it without the black frame as the bottom black almost appears to be part of the frame
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11/16/2008 07:33:29 PM
Love the sense of motion and the well-balanced composition. Gradations of red to orange managed with a subtle touch. Well done.
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11/16/2008 03:54:41 PM
i love this!
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11/15/2008 09:52:48 PM
Great capture. The contrast here is very interesting and her jumping is spectacular.
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11/15/2008 09:12:51 PM
definitely amazing!
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11/15/2008 07:15:22 PM
Beautiful.
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11/15/2008 04:12:29 PM
Wow, gorgeous! This has got to be the winner. I love your title too.
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11/15/2008 03:27:33 PM
Beautiful. Great capture and I love how the clouds are infront of the sun. The larger border on the bottom is a tad distracting.
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11/15/2008 01:47:10 PM
Well done!
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11/15/2008 11:03:00 AM
I wonder why I think this will get a ribbon.
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11/15/2008 06:12:05 AM
Beautiful photograph a real keeper...
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11/15/2008 04:43:56 AM
I see a red ribbon in your future (at least!)
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11/14/2008 01:31:33 PM
Great catch! I see a ribbon in your future ...
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11/14/2008 10:51:02 AM
This is beautiful.
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11/13/2008 08:57:50 PM
excellent silhouette 10
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11/13/2008 07:21:33 PM
Great shot. 10
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11/13/2008 11:51:58 AM
Let's just go ahead and give you the blue right now. Perfect 10. I wish I had an 11 to give you. Wow.
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11/13/2008 02:30:34 AM
This jumped out at me in the thumbnails. A purely stunning and elegant image. I sure hope this wins the blue. It is gorgeous. 10
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11/13/2008 12:22:32 AM
Meets Challenge 2
Technicalities 2
Interestingness 1
Out of the Box 1
Personal Bias1
Total = 7
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11/13/2008 12:18:12 AM
Amazing capture!
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11/12/2008 07:26:19 PM
Gets a 10 from me. Great idea, well executed and fit the challenge perfectly.
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11/12/2008 04:43:01 PM
I predict a ribbon
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11/12/2008 04:23:40 PM
Excellent image. 10
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11/12/2008 02:44:43 PM
A 10 for me. Love the outtakes too in the photo section. ;)
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11/12/2008 01:22:47 PM
Looks like a ribbon to me!
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11/12/2008 12:29:51 PM
can't really fault this so it gets top marks (so far).
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11/12/2008 11:15:46 AM
Beautiful forms, great clouds in front of the the sun, great colors.
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11/12/2008 10:51:32 AM
Very impressive! Especially like the way her silhouette is not solid, with the hair, hair-tie and fabric. Very nice indeed.
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11/12/2008 08:15:43 AM
Wow, like right out of one of those motivational posters or something. Well done. I could never do a shot like this, not without a lot of trouble (no place to shoot sunsets and I don't know any dancers that could do that). Voted this one as my only 10 in this challenge. Lemme guess, this is your daughter (which would narrow down my guesses, since there are only a handful here who use their daughters as models regularly)
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11/12/2008 08:06:45 AM
If I know DPC this will ribbon for sure. Just beautiful! A work of art!
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11/12/2008 05:30:34 AM
great work, perfectly crisp and clear
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11/12/2008 03:56:30 AM
will be right up there for sure, good luck 9
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11/12/2008 03:15:06 AM
Mesmerizing!
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11/12/2008 12:55:48 AM
so far my pick for a ribbon...excellent photo 9
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