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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dubai
Date: Aug 18, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Children, Street
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2009

I'm not sure how well this image will be received but I like it a lot - I particularly like the ominous looking figure in the arched window.

[Sep. 2nd, 2009 03:42:55 PM]

I'm really glad I submitted this image and not another - I really love it and would have been a bit upset by the hammering it is currently getting in the voting. However, since it has been published on 1x.com (6 favourites so far), I feel much more relaxed about it not doing so well here. I only wish I had enough published there to be so relaxed every month!

Place: 199 out of 414
Avg (all users): 5.5669
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6200
Avg (non-participants): 5.3704
Views since voting: 1520
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 127
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/01/2014 03:38:23 PM
This is a very unusual image, I just love how fun this looks! Makes me want to be right there looking at it.
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08/02/2010 04:27:17 PM
it has a circ olay feel to it great work
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04/17/2010 03:46:45 PM
this is truly amazing .. i love the colouring .. that blood red with the dark foreboding black .. there's so much going on here .. i keep looking and finding more .. i especially like this because its not clear exactly what's going on .. its wotever i want it to be ..
5.5 .. that's dpc .. !! .. art/depth/something a bit different or out'v the box can often go unappreciated .. :)
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11/30/2009 05:41:09 PM
This is a cool image, and underrated. The underrating is partially my own fault though, I see that I rated this a 5, and had I given this photo the time it deserved during voting, I would have noticed more of the elements in the shot. Congrats on the 1x favs :)
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11/30/2009 04:44:38 PM
Actually I like this quite a bit, great exposure and crop!
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11/30/2009 04:13:09 PM
This deserves a post-challenge comment. I entered this FS myself, but somehow wasn't able to vote. If I had vote, you would've gotten good score from me. There's so much going on in this photo; action, light, insane colors, mystery, innocence of child playing (or whatever he does) in the water; I don't even figure out where the heck the water is coming from! Is it rain, a fountain, what? Interesting! And the figure in the window you mentioned creeps me out; tit looks like a deleted scene from Twin Peeks. You must be satisfied with your camera for pulling that photo out of at ISO 6400! And it doesn't surprise me a bit that it has been published on 1x; this is a true definiton on what you can achieve with one exposure. Good thing you posted that thread you did so we all could see this photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:44:08 PM
Fun! Is there someone peeking out from the window too? Spooky and interesting. Love how the boy is highlighted from below.
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09/07/2009 11:07:07 PM
Wonderful dynamic shot. 9
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09/07/2009 01:18:25 PM
Looks good at 1x, looks good here. I like the way that you balanced fun with exhaustion. A long day of hard play comes to a tiring end. A great summertime moment. I hope it does well for you.
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09/04/2009 10:12:20 AM
I like the colors in this unusual image.
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09/03/2009 12:53:29 AM
Very interesting shot. Is that a person in the back window?
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09/01/2009 05:38:38 PM
I love the high contrast and bits of reddish pink. Different and nice.
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