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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: jockeys ridge, outerbanks, nc
Date: May 24, 2009
Aperture: F4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2009

what a moment! this guy came up to me 15 minutes earlier, asked if i was a photographer, and told me he was going to surprise his girlfriend at sunset!

post-processing was simple: cropped, sharpened, added a layer to use ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' brad's tutorial on halo removing, flattened, adjusted levels and curves.

now we'll see if dpc likes it as much it's liked in the real world ;-)


well, obviously, not as much ;-)

maybe it's the crop, maybe it's the post-processing, who knows. just another example of the disconnect between ribboning and reality.

here's an outtake
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Place: 230 out of 434
Avg (all users): 5.5573
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4894
Avg (non-participants): 5.7297
Views since voting: 873
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 131
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/19/2012 10:53:27 PM
hahahha...this is a 5.5. Wow.

10. Skip. Well after the fact, but 10.
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09/25/2009 03:22:38 PM
Ironic... if you had staged this to make it look less authentic it probably would have ribboned. Real life and DPC sunsets are antonyms, a combination that makes great symbolic photos but lousy DPC scores.
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06/09/2009 05:50:32 PM
I'm with vawendy--the backpack emphasizes the authentic nature of the story. If this was a set up shot, the backpack would have been moved out of the picture. As it is, it's part of the story. good one!
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06/09/2009 11:31:40 AM
Sometimes photograpy isn't about technical perfection. Sometimes it isn't about posing. Sometimes it isn't about any of the things that we here at DPC, demand of an image.

Photography, literally translated, is "Writing with light." In this case, the light has written a love story. Fortunately, you were there to capture the moment for posterity.

Was the lighting perfec? No.
Was the pose perfect? No.
Was the composition perfect? No.
Was the post processing perfect? No.

Was the story perfect? Yes!

Thank you for sharing this incredible moment.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2009 07:23:49 AM
Funny thing that not being as well received here......8>)

What a priceless moment!

Just an exquisite experience & memory!

Good on you, Brother Skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2009 07:17:10 AM
I actually like the backpack in the shot! Wonderful. How fun to be a part of this!
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06/08/2009 09:06:19 AM
Beautifully emotive, wonderful shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2009 02:57:17 PM
such a vibrant sunset, love the silhouettes
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06/01/2009 02:30:35 AM
the silhouette doesn't work for me as well as it could: his left leg, the way it is positioned makes him look like a midget sitting on a one leg stool...and the bag. She looks like she is really slouching. I love the sky and the clarity, but the actual pose doesn't work for me...
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