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mariomel


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Challenge: Opposites (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Sandy Point Beach, Hudson, Qc
Date: May 9, 2004
Aperture: F 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2004

Taken while on a walk with my favorite model, my daughter.

The tree really impressed me, as it towered over my daughter. I immediately thought of this challenge.

Lens: Canon 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 @ 28mm.

In PS, having a hard time keeping my edits to the rules, but here goes:
-rotate, saturation, channel mixer to convert to bw, levels to get a more high key feel, crop, resize, USM, border with a inner glow to give a soft feel to the outer edges.

I REALLY like this shot. It will most likely make it onto a wall in my house.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 286
Avg (all users): 6.3841
Avg (commenters): 7.0938
Avg (participants): 6.3282
Avg (non-participants): 6.4269
Views since voting: 2349
Votes: 302
Comments: 39
Favorites: 14 (view)


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05/20/2004 07:04:24 PM
Mario, I think it's a fantastic shot. I really like the title and understood your meaning. Well done!
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05/20/2004 03:20:42 PM
Wonderful shot - great title - good job
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05/19/2004 03:21:43 AM
Only 18 10's ? This one is robbed big time! Oh well,who is voting here....
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2004 11:15:08 PM
Very nice. Wish I could see more detail in the person, but it is a nice shot. I don't quite see an "opposite" in it, as a person is not the opposite of the tree, but I can see if you were going with the tall/short opposition.
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05/18/2004 09:36:08 AM
Very nice height contrast
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05/18/2004 04:07:49 AM
good scale, like the colour too, adds a bit of mystery
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05/17/2004 04:09:16 PM
Good choice of black & white. I would have cropped it a little lower to avoid the other tree which is intruding on the frame. It's very still a very nice shot.
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05/17/2004 12:37:03 AM
At first I didn't think this fit the opposites challenge, but I kept it up on my screen for a while and now I appreciate it much more. The lines of the figure's body, the position of the arms and contrasted with the boughs of the tree and the framing with the background of the water is very nice. The horizon looks just slightly off a little rotation would fix that.
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05/16/2004 01:22:34 PM
What a beautiful photo, really show the enormity of the tree. Very cool.
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05/16/2004 09:30:59 AM
This is one of my favorites of the week! Good job!
05/16/2004 08:54:12 AM
Love the textures... the tree, the water, the ground in front. Then the enormity of it all compared to the child. Great picture!
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05/16/2004 02:30:04 AM
There's just something about this image - this is about the 4th time I have come back to make comments. It's captivating and very well done. The pose of the model is precious. It shows "big" and "small" very well. You have reduced the effect of the terrible sky by placing the trees in optimum positions. I'm not fond of the border, but try not to let that influence my voting.

I guess my only reason for not giving it a 10 is very subjective - and something I can't explain. It doesn't really have a "wow" impact on me - but it's darn close.
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05/15/2004 12:52:46 AM
Good take on the challenge; nice shot too. Perhaps a notch bright, but perhaps you were going for a bit of a high key effect.
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05/14/2004 11:34:57 PM
border too wide, gives it a snapsot feel.
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05/14/2004 07:02:12 PM
best picture this week
05/14/2004 05:25:42 PM
Short vs. tall - that's an opposite. Still growing? I'm not sure how that's fits the challenge. Otherwise, a very nice greyscale.
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05/14/2004 04:19:13 PM
Absolutly beautiful!
05/14/2004 01:01:35 PM
I like much: simplicity and effectiveness - B&W
I like less:
Score: 9
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05/14/2004 12:20:00 PM
I think this is more of a perspective picture, but I still like it a lot. Excellent contrast. 8.
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05/14/2004 12:13:46 PM
Lovely shot , well framed.
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05/13/2004 10:26:22 PM
Great pic, fits the contest just right.
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05/13/2004 02:59:58 PM
Beautiful shot, great proportion and framing. Lovely use of B&W.
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05/13/2004 12:38:27 PM
good one!
05/12/2004 10:57:57 PM
They're both growing I think you stretched it a bit. BTW so did I.
05/12/2004 10:00:05 PM
one of the best
05/12/2004 08:13:13 PM
very nice picture loved the proportion of the subjects. the tone is very nice as well.
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05/12/2004 07:40:26 PM
like the photo, not sure how it relates to the issue at hand
05/12/2004 06:24:05 PM
This could be the best shot in the whole challenge. I find it stunning. I really like this and wish you good luck. Bravo!!!! 9 from me.
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05/12/2004 05:12:56 PM
how does this meet the challenge?

black and white goes well here... but the exposure is a little bright
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05/12/2004 03:56:54 PM
Great picture, but where are the opposites if they are both still growing?
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05/12/2004 03:15:15 PM
I like the white border, I like the choice of B&W, and I like the shot itself. Nice job.
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05/12/2004 03:07:44 PM
The tilt of the girls head makes this shot IMO. I like the way this shot is pushed, it feels big and empty with this little person, rightfully placed in a much bigger world than she. Well done.
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05/12/2004 02:02:14 PM
One of my favourites. Nice idea. Beautifully composed. It's one of those pictures where i can stare at it all day... a 9 from me.
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05/12/2004 11:17:12 AM
This is a nice photo and it should do well. Personally I give it a 7
05/12/2004 10:36:25 AM
Very nice, but it seems a tad overexposed. The foliage on the tree in the upper left seems to be an unnaturally bright relative to the foliage on the right.
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05/12/2004 08:59:24 AM
love the black and white
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05/12/2004 03:54:59 AM
like the image i just dont think the title is reflective of the challenge
05/12/2004 03:36:11 AM
opposites?
05/12/2004 01:03:35 AM
10


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