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Make The Slopes Your Office
1st PlaceMake The Slopes Your Office
skasuba


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Challenge: Stock Photos: The Business Person (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Stratford, CT
Date: Jan 10, 2009
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

I got this idea for the challenge as soon as I heard it was going to snow on Saturday! Hope it does well.
-converted from RAW
-converted to black/white-overlay of 82%
-slight dodging & burning
-minor adjustments of shadow/highlights, curves, and hue/saturation

Wow! Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and votes! I really appreciate all the great feedback that I have been getting! This is the Best Day Ever and I'm so excited to have received my first ribbon on DPC! Thank you Jeremy for helping me out and dressing up in your suit and tie during the snowstorm! :-) :-)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.9784
Avg (commenters): 8.2188
Avg (participants): 6.5600
Avg (non-participants): 7.0134
Views since voting: 6443
Views during voting: 645
Votes: 324
Comments: 63
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/27/2009 07:34:05 PM
its amazing how great minds think alike: i was gonna get my friend in a tux too, but with his surf board on the way to the beach.. nice shoot though. i like his smile
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01/27/2009 03:15:25 AM
great photo. simply cool (and snowy) ... congratulations on win!!!
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01/26/2009 10:05:03 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon.
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01/25/2009 09:29:13 PM
Congrats! There's nothing quite like that first ribbon :D
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01/24/2009 11:47:16 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon. I loved this image the first time I saw it!!!! Good to see it on the front page.
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01/23/2009 06:39:44 PM
Sorry, I have nothing new to say...awesome shot, should have a board suppliers name and logo beside Jeremy, (who also adds a load of goodness)! The post processing is great. Keep it up and thanx for sharing such fantastic work. Are you tired of the kudos yet? :)
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01/23/2009 03:12:48 PM
I really want to go snowboarding in a business suit now! I think I will this spring.
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01/23/2009 12:16:41 PM
Great work! Congrats to a fellow Nutmegger!
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01/22/2009 04:34:46 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Sarah!
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01/22/2009 02:54:12 AM
Congratz with a hard won Blue Ribbon.
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01/21/2009 10:59:55 PM
Congratulations. I'm so glad you won with this great shot.
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01/21/2009 10:31:41 PM
Great shot. I like his expression. :)
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01/21/2009 08:06:50 PM
Me too - wondering what this would look like (the whole thing)in bw. I like the idea!! A+ for office creativity
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01/21/2009 07:16:08 PM
Convert to B&W with an overlay of 82% GREAT TIP!!
Thank you! (love the image)
Debbi
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01/21/2009 04:55:00 PM
Congrats! I really like it!
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01/21/2009 02:42:06 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, Sarah! And a blue no less! Excellent capture, very clean and crisp-- even the snowfall fits in nicely. A well deserved win for you!
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01/21/2009 01:17:28 PM
Not only the perfect shot for the challenge, but just an all around great shot! Congrats!!
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01/21/2009 12:42:10 PM
yeah man!
excellent idea and execution! I do my best thinking on the chairlift! LOL
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01/21/2009 12:17:07 PM
Congrats! I was one of your tens..Great job!
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01/21/2009 10:43:16 AM
Great image, Sarah. It looks so cool. Huge congrats on your first ribbon, I wish you many more.
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01/21/2009 10:37:11 AM
How cool is THAT! Yes. I'd buy that photo for my very cool ad :) Congratulations on a brilliant idea pulled off to perfection! Jeremy is a perfect model. He looks like Ben Affleck.

Keep coming up with photos like this, and you will have many ribbons follow :)

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01/21/2009 07:15:34 AM
Wonderful photo. Congrats on the Blue. As far as this being stock photography for business, I'm not sure it would be used for much more than snowboarding. I actually think this photo is way too interesting to be considered 'stock'. I can see this someone becoming a motivational poster, or something of the like.
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01/21/2009 03:37:13 AM
Congrats on a well realized concept! Congrats on your blue! You deserve it!
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01/21/2009 03:35:53 AM
Wow, congrats on the very well deserved win and your first ribbon! Way to go! :-)
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01/21/2009 03:06:06 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon : )
Great shot & a really fab idea
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01/21/2009 02:44:17 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/21/2009 02:25:42 AM
Great shot Sarah. Congratulations on your first ribbon, and BLUE !!!
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01/21/2009 12:04:04 AM
great photo! congrats on a blue
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 09:55:28 PM
Very pleasing image and quirky concept. This is fun and would certainly have a niche market. Good luck!
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01/20/2009 06:48:27 PM
Different take on it. I like your originality. Technically, a great photo.
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01/20/2009 02:16:39 PM
Very good shot.
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01/19/2009 06:01:49 PM
great shot, now thats an office
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01/18/2009 08:47:28 PM
love the image, love the tones. might do well as stock image. 8
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01/18/2009 07:04:31 PM
My #1 pick.....great job!
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01/18/2009 02:17:43 PM
Well made and original, although not really the idea I had of a stock photo.
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01/18/2009 01:44:06 PM
This is my only 10 in this challenge. I love the environment, the unusuality of the story you tell here. I love the way you desaturated colours, though, the smile and the business wear with the snowboard tell the story of a real colourful manager life! You did a great job! I would immediately apply for any job advertised with this photo! (10)
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01/18/2009 01:43:51 PM
A pretty good take - I don't think it's exactly what they're looking for (like my entry is - NOT!) but I still think it will do very good. It's the best shoehorn, a 10 to me and I'm hoping will be in the top 3 photos.
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01/18/2009 11:53:02 AM
Cute model :)
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01/18/2009 09:45:51 AM
great shot...this has got to be it...hope you list you PP
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01/17/2009 08:03:49 PM
great! I would have called it "out of office: automated reply"
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01/16/2009 04:40:54 PM
Awesome shot. Wish I could make the slopes my office.
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01/16/2009 08:20:36 AM
great image
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01/16/2009 08:04:42 AM
Really like the photo -
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01/15/2009 10:18:42 PM
Once I was able to see it for the advertising potential I really started to like the shot. I like how the bokeh of the trees becomes the art on the left side of the board. Might be a blackberry ad. Good Shot!
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01/15/2009 09:17:50 PM
awesome great shot
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01/15/2009 08:46:13 PM
Great idea and great idea on the background!
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01/15/2009 08:23:37 PM
I really like this one. 10
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01/15/2009 03:45:30 PM
Excellent PP!
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01/15/2009 12:16:51 PM
very sharp photo
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01/15/2009 10:53:54 AM
Great idea well executed. Like the desaturated tones. 9
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01/15/2009 09:01:51 AM
Creative idea
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01/14/2009 11:25:52 PM
yeaah!
nice slightly grungified processing too :-)
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01/14/2009 10:27:09 PM
We have some great tonal qualities here. It's an effective image. It's suggestive, and technically sound. I could definitely see stock photo here. Love the high contrast, as well. Well executed! 9
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01/14/2009 10:19:43 PM
My favorite of the entire bunch. A 10 from me!!
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01/14/2009 05:54:01 PM
Nicely done! 9
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01/14/2009 05:01:00 PM
I love this shot. The textures, the subject, the treatment, the attitude. Don't know if it would qualify as "stock" though.
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01/14/2009 04:35:54 PM
Well done... Weird, too. *grin*
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01/14/2009 12:46:28 PM
perfect!
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01/14/2009 11:14:25 AM
Clever idea and with good humor. Love it-oh and he's fine too!!
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01/14/2009 09:33:57 AM
Limited application and minimal use as stock. This would be better suited in a studio. But one of the better ones this challenge - 6
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01/14/2009 08:34:50 AM
Hes hot...you get a 10! Seriously I think its a great composition and a unique idea.
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01/14/2009 08:07:33 AM
would look equally good in the winter sports section - 8
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01/14/2009 12:38:03 AM
really nice shot. i like this muted color look.
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