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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: May 15, 2009
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2009

Thank you for the great comments and thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' yanko for the ribbons. All unexpected and greatly appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 261 out of 434
Avg (all users): 5.4697
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 5.4330
Avg (non-participants): 5.5714
Views since voting: 1509
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 132
Comments: 35
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/18/2011 04:18:28 PM
same here. Terrific image, Steve, shame I did I not see it before!
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11/18/2011 08:38:57 AM
Saw this as a result of the Tim Burton thread - gobsmacked this only placed where it did. It's a fantastic image.
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11/17/2011 09:29:44 AM
this is a stunningly fabulous shot, the ant the staple the black and white, stunning man!
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01/22/2010 12:12:44 AM
This is magnificent! Such an amazing image.
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06/11/2009 04:55:42 PM
Incredible image, touches me deep in the core of me being thanks for sharing this and bah humbug to all those fly by voters who obviously didn't take the time to see such amazing imagery
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06/10/2009 02:17:54 PM
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absolutely masterful
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06/08/2009 02:19:52 PM
Originally posted by pointandshoot:

Originally posted by tnun:

Love how this got moriadelacroix going.

I agree. Her comment was one of my all time favorites.


I am glad to hear you enjoyed my comment – as long and chaotic as it may have been. I still can’t find the words to say exactly what it is about your photo - but it just gripped me in the depths of my spine – not like an agonizing pain would, but like a deep unidentifiable emotion – like feeling an emotion for the first time, and at the same time having all senses burned with every emotion all at once. It holds such captivating symbolism with such a simple three object photo. Maybe it was just the matching photo for the incomplete puzzle of my life at the time – but I still think it is more than just that – as I am sure I am not the only one moved by your photo (though I may have been the more chaotically expressed one!). You well deserve the posthumous blue ribbon. Congratulations!
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06/08/2009 01:40:32 PM
Originally posted by cutout:

maybe the people who voted 1
would like to explain?


I understand the 1s. It's the 5s I don't get!
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06/08/2009 11:07:48 AM
Originally posted by tnun:

Love how this got moriadelacroix going.

I agree. Her comment was one of my all time favorites.
06/08/2009 10:51:51 AM
a single shot. super wow.
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06/08/2009 10:07:41 AM
Simply outstanding!
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06/08/2009 08:41:13 AM
i didnt vote for any photos but this is really great!
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06/08/2009 04:36:34 AM
Brilliant!!!
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06/08/2009 03:25:03 AM
Fascinating! The first macro I like in ages.
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06/08/2009 01:34:12 AM
Pure vision. Agonizing and delightful. It makes me think even more of how we see but do not see, how seeing is everything but we spurn it, believing some dang ding-an-sich (to be determined by "science" at some future date) is more important.

Of course you got the posthumous blue - you should have ALL his ribbons.

Love how this got moriadelacroix going. Love your ones, twos and threes. And I love the lichen blooms (if that is what they are) at the top of the picture that make the whole thing work.
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06/08/2009 01:23:32 AM
Now, that's a fuckin cool shot.
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06/08/2009 01:03:17 AM
maybe the people who voted 1
would like to explain?
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06/08/2009 12:55:12 AM
Damn you!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 05:21:13 PM
Who thought something so simple could be shown to be so emotive? Great job!
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06/07/2009 03:36:16 PM
Positively magical. A whole universe in this tiny space. Has a sweet sadness to it. My favorite of this challenge.
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06/06/2009 11:40:54 PM
this is either pointandshoot or yanko going for the posthumous ribbon. I'll be hard pressed not to give it to you.

As I suspected... nothing beats this. Posthumous Blue Ribbon. ' . substr('//blackyak.com/dpc/bluepost.jpg', strrpos('//blackyak.com/dpc/bluepost.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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06/06/2009 10:26:05 AM
interesting out of the box image...I like the detail and the image overall
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06/05/2009 02:17:08 PM
It's not often a photo will make me stop and explore quite the way this photo has - well done!
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06/05/2009 01:35:21 PM
fab
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06/04/2009 11:04:45 AM
I see the ant picking up the dead dragonfly, but the top of the photo distracts from what is going on in the bottom of the photo...
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06/04/2009 10:04:57 AM
I really love the simplicity in this photo! At first I was a little put off by the very shallow DOF, but then I saw the ant and I think the use of the shallow DOF works wonderful here. This photo sure invokes some great emotions - strength, encouragement, empowerment - it reminds me how no matter how small or insignificant one may seem - they can be more powerful than imaginable.

I think this photo would have much more of an impact as a whole with a different crop - maybe cropping out the top of the photo. For this, I can’t give a perfect 10, but for the pure emotion invoked by the photo and the unique capture – I give it a 9! And I am adding this as a favorite!

ETA:
Okay – I just cannot get this photo out of my head. There is something about it that is haunting me! I love the graininess of it! I love the almost surrealistic qualities of it! I really just only wish it had a different crop. I usually don’t do this – but since I absolutely cannot get this photo out of my mind, you deserve the extra point. This is a 10 – regardless of the crop! This is a 10 purely for the artistic qualities of this photo and the emotion it invokes!

I love b/w surrealistic/artistic movies (I just got done watching Eraserhead yesterday). This photo makes me think of the beautiful cinematography of those movies (not the feelings of Eraserhead – but other b/w artistic/surreal movies – like my favorite movie Pi). I am only mentioning this because these movies invoke so many emotions and they are so beautiful. And that is the same feeling I am getting with your photo here.

It is one thing to have a pretty photo that fits into the same cookie cutter shape of other pretty photos – but it is something so much more to have such a beautiful, emotionally captivating photo such as yours here – even with the simplicity of the subject – I think that is what makes it more emotionally captivating, because it invites the viewers own emotions into the photo.

I know I am now just rambling – but I am very bad about turning my emotions into words – and I really want you to know how this photo has enthralled me!


One more ETA:

Okay – I don’t mean to keep coming back to your photo, but I just can’t help myself. In my last comments I had said that I thought it could use a different crop. I was viewing your photo on my laptop last night with a small resolution, so I was not able to see the entire photo on my screen at once. Now that I am at work and am able to look at it in its entirety on my monitors, I must say I really do love the crop you choose. The in focus area of the concrete on the top gives almost the illusion of a starry sky above the main subject, and the light OOF area behind the subject gives the illusion of a horizon in the distance. It sure does help add to the surrealistic qualities of the photo!

I am dieing to know whose photo this is!

I will try not to come back and add to my already LONG comment – but I can’t make any promises! I just can’t pull myself away from your photo!
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06/04/2009 05:01:06 AM
very cool
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06/04/2009 04:40:29 AM
Fascinatingly tragic. Love everything about it.

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06/03/2009 05:00:41 PM
great concept. nice post capture work here.
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06/02/2009 09:15:48 PM
This is just brilliant... I really hope voters take the time to "look" at this image. Beautiful work. 9
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06/02/2009 08:09:48 PM
No way!! Instant 10 from me. Looks like a scene from a Tim Burton movie.
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06/02/2009 05:19:19 PM
This has an incredible depth to it....
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06/02/2009 04:07:44 PM
I find the top part of this is distracting away from the bottom half
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06/01/2009 01:19:25 AM
Fantastic shot. Tragic and graceful.
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06/01/2009 12:37:27 AM
OMG what an awesome shot. if this doesn't win a blue, i'll be an monkey's uncle!
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