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Still My Couch of Choice
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Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: May 11, 2009
Aperture: F4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2009

The Image: I guess Millie and I have been here before, with a fouth placing in the last Furniture Challenge. I love the window and light in this room, so we were back. I like the 10mm wide angle and what it does for this image.

The Edit: Basic stuff...I have never really used a border like this, so hopefully it will work OK.

The Prediction: Hopefully over 6 :(

Post Challenge: Woo Hoo! Millie will be over the moon...not that she can understand a word I say to her! Thanks so much for the votes and comments everyone. It has surpassed my expectation. Awesome!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.1145
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 6.5957
Avg (non-participants): 7.4048
Views since voting: 6697
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 131
Comments: 62
Favorites: 14 (view)


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05/19/2009 11:46:14 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!!
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05/19/2009 10:49:46 AM
Fantastic image! Congrats on the blue!
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05/18/2009 11:03:38 PM
Wonderful scene. Congrats on the blue!
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05/18/2009 09:48:48 PM
The simplicity and light are so beautiful. And the adorable bishon doesn't hurt either. The couch is such a nice complement to those beautiful windows. Congratulations.
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05/18/2009 08:05:03 PM
"The Prediction: Hopefully over 6 :( "

You're so modest. This is a brilliant shot and well deserving of the blue in this challenge. Congratulations... you continue to be an inspiration.
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05/18/2009 06:44:31 PM
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

oh and dogs can most definitely understand some words!


Yes, they do!

You say, "Millie, come here and sit by me. What a good dog you are, Millie! Give me sexy, Millie. That's it, Millie! Now... pout a bit, Millie... Yes, Millie! Great job!"

Millie hears, "Millie blah blah blah blah Millie. Blah blah Millie. Blah Millie! Blah blah, Millie! Blah Millie! Blah!"

:)

But, I'm so glad she sat for this. It's charming.

Message edited by author 2009-05-18 18:44:47.
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05/18/2009 06:02:09 PM
Fantastic lighting here, and love the framing...congrats on your ribbon, oh and dogs can most definitely understand some words!
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05/18/2009 03:10:26 PM
The composition is amazing - I love the leading lines!
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05/18/2009 02:27:07 PM
Beautifully done, Enzo. Classy and interesting. Congrats!
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05/18/2009 01:41:54 PM
Congratz on the Blue. I knew you'd get better than 4th this time.
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05/18/2009 09:38:01 AM
They really got it right this time. Fabulous shot, Enzo. Congrats.
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05/18/2009 08:20:44 AM
What a sweet dog! She must certainly love her couch lol. I love the lighting coming in from the windows. Congrats on the blue!
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05/18/2009 08:05:38 AM
WTG ENZO !!!!! Congrats on the Blue.
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05/18/2009 07:56:23 AM
WTG Enzo
congrats mate one of your amazing best
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05/18/2009 07:39:44 AM
Oh SO COOL! Well done my friend, well done.
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05/18/2009 07:21:29 AM
Fabulous lighting and that's a very sweet looking dog you have there - Congratulations!!
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05/18/2009 07:17:49 AM
Nice one Enzo :-) Millie has such a cute face :-)
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05/18/2009 07:06:06 AM
Yay Enzo!
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05/18/2009 06:25:10 AM
Perfect light, and great decorator dog! Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/18/2009 06:22:05 AM
If you go and get yourself 2 more ribbons I am going to be forced to come back and take this place seriously again. Took me long enough to have the ribbon lead on you. Not sure if I want to relinquish it so quickly. ;)
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05/18/2009 06:16:26 AM
Congrats Enzo!!
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05/18/2009 04:47:28 AM
congrats on a terrific shot!

well deserved, the composition on this is fantastic
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05/18/2009 04:17:02 AM
Congrats on the blue Enzo! I gave this 10 - great shot as usual.
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05/18/2009 04:13:51 AM
Nice shot, congrats on the Blue
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05/18/2009 04:00:52 AM
Solid, solid blue. AbFab.
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05/18/2009 03:31:58 AM
Good one Enzo, congratulations on the blue.
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05/18/2009 03:17:04 AM
Congrats on the blue Enzo!! Millie must be very proud of you for taking such a great shot.
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05/18/2009 03:09:19 AM
Congrats on the blue Enzo!!!
You really know how to get juice out of that sigma 10-20
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05/18/2009 03:06:47 AM
Way to go Enzo! A beautiful image!
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05/18/2009 02:40:41 AM
Congratulations! This is a wonderful image!
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05/18/2009 01:41:19 AM
Fantastic! I thought I had seen this set up before. That is the next lens on my wish list!!
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05/18/2009 01:26:05 AM
Congrats Enzo...terrific image.
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05/18/2009 01:19:18 AM
TOTALLY AWESOME MY FRIEND.....love shez
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05/18/2009 01:04:42 AM
Terrific shot! My choice for the blue. So thrilled that it got there

Message edited by author 2009-05-18 01:05:15.
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05/18/2009 12:51:41 AM
Loved the last one, love this one. Great job, Enzo. Congrats on winning!
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05/18/2009 12:43:25 AM
Great job!
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05/18/2009 12:36:20 AM
This is a very nice shot! The angle is awesome! The light too!!
Congrats!
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05/18/2009 12:33:09 AM
Superb!!! Congrats.
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05/18/2009 12:22:34 AM
I do believe I called it. Congrats!
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05/18/2009 12:15:23 AM
Congrats, It is an amazing shot.
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05/18/2009 12:08:22 AM
Super! well done!
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05/18/2009 12:07:53 AM
Congratulations Enzo,
I wish my couch kicked your couch, but it seems yours has some self defense skills :)
Congratulation on the very well deserved Blue,
All the best,
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05/18/2009 12:05:39 AM
loved it then and love it now!
congrats!!!
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05/18/2009 12:04:41 AM
Outstanding!!! Many Congrats!
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05/18/2009 12:02:45 AM
absolutely perfect image enzo .. your dog is a cutey .
congrats on the blue .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2009 04:23:20 PM
border hurts this one - great concept.
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05/15/2009 12:58:03 PM
I just finished scoring and without a doubt, the best one of the challenge. I gave it a 10 back then.
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05/14/2009 12:40:31 PM
beautiful light and processing - very nice
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05/14/2009 12:06:22 PM
Great shot Enzo. I prefer this one to your first furniture entry. I think the angle works well to put more emphasis on the couch rather than the window. One of my top 3. 10
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05/13/2009 11:23:39 AM
One of the best in the theme. Great POV and tones.
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05/12/2009 09:46:11 PM
Excellent example of furniture as the primary element with a secondary subject. Fabulous perspective and expression on the pooch, who's looking straight at the camera. Lighting is awesome, and the b/w really emphasizes the deco/nouveau window panes. Two TINY things I might have cloned out: the white spot on the collar, and the two hinges on the middle window. But really, I'm just nitpicking here...
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05/12/2009 04:01:13 PM
Wonderful lighting and focus. Sweet little dog too!
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05/11/2009 11:57:49 PM
great picture.
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05/11/2009 11:23:43 AM
Awwww. I like this angle, it is a nice compliment to the last challenge
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05/11/2009 10:33:55 AM
Terrific use of light. Perfect use of symmetry too with the doggy slightly offsetting that overall feel. Probably my favorite so far.
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05/11/2009 01:34:50 AM
lovely picture.9
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05/11/2009 01:27:46 AM
Wow. Love the black and white conversion. Great texture in the dog and the couch. (They both seem sooo soft and inviting!). Exposure is really well handled. I am not fond of the border but it doesn't hurt the image either.

Composition is really good and I like the angle you shot this at. I can imagine you tried lower angles but this is really different and gives a fresh look to the shot.

I really can't say enough good things about this shot. This is my second image I've voted on and unless I see 3 shots that outdo this one, I am predicting this will be a ribbon winner!
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05/11/2009 12:50:45 AM
This is just Beautifull
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05/11/2009 12:35:26 AM
Great shot!!
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05/11/2009 12:11:05 AM
Ribbon winner. Love the pov and lighting. Nice job!
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05/11/2009 12:10:44 AM
arty but not farty ;-)
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05/11/2009 12:02:57 AM
Fantastic lighting.
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