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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Perth
Date: Aug 16, 2009
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400s
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2009

hehehe...well I'll be a monkey's uncle!! : )

A posthumous yellow and a DPC yellowred...could the tide be turning? ha! : )

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many many thanks for your comments and faves good people and cheers Don! : )

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 414
Avg (all users): 7.0221
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 7.1028
Avg (non-participants): 6.7241
Views since voting: 7290
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 136
Comments: 75
Favorites: 70 (view)


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07/03/2011 07:56:41 AM
I can't believe this wasn't in my favourites already!
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07/03/2011 07:43:09 AM
I always love this shot
Great black/white conversion
Incredible composition
Fav
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11/09/2010 12:03:16 PM
Superb.
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11/09/2010 11:46:04 AM
I love when sc allows us to discover images I'd never have otherwise seen. This is just so wonderful on so many levels. But I especially love the paver "sky". A breathtaking capture.
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08/25/2010 10:56:58 AM
Love the mood you created with this shot.
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02/14/2010 09:16:10 AM
wow, this is so wonderful, the reflection is clearer than above, - a fave now.
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09/30/2009 08:35:52 PM
Can't believe I haven't seen this one before, great!
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09/14/2009 10:35:37 PM
this deserved first.. you own
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09/13/2009 04:57:52 PM
what great photo :)
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09/12/2009 09:04:14 PM
noice!
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09/12/2009 08:54:29 AM
:)
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09/10/2009 09:53:24 PM
Simply amazing! Congrats and well done.
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09/10/2009 05:58:25 PM
beautiful!
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09/10/2009 12:04:43 AM
Wowsa.. Incredible
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09/09/2009 10:02:07 PM
ye ye Nicko!

This photo is da bommbb!
(but seriously, brilliant)
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09/09/2009 06:05:28 PM
Very cool. Glad to see you ribboned with this. Congrats!
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09/09/2009 01:28:48 PM
just tooooo goood.
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09/09/2009 10:38:27 AM
Gave you a 10. I dig the Parisian vibe.
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09/09/2009 09:11:42 AM
I hope the tide is turning to a more artistic look at dpChallenge -- but THIS -- this is just an all-around fabulous photo no matter WHO is looking at it. Congratulations on all your yellows :) In a free study, that means it would turn blue in any other challenge :)
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09/09/2009 02:06:35 AM
Wow, what an excellent photograph. Excellent B&W treatment here as well!
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09/08/2009 08:56:03 PM
oh my gosh! This is awesome!!
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09/08/2009 08:47:09 PM
Quite a finish, Nick. Great shot and well deserved. Congrats!
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09/08/2009 08:04:28 PM
Congratulations on your duo ribbons, Nick. Beautiful creation.
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09/08/2009 07:20:15 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon and the posthumous!! This was my favourite image for the challenge and I'm stoked to see it getting the recognition it deserves.
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09/08/2009 07:11:18 PM
damn I don't even get to call you a sell-out.
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09/08/2009 05:15:00 PM
Wonderful shot, congratulations.
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09/08/2009 04:30:23 PM
this is fabulous - the BW tones are spot on, and love Love LOVE the texture in the upper portion of this surreal shot.
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09/08/2009 03:54:42 PM
Congratulations Nick!!!! This is outstanding image.
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09/08/2009 12:17:39 PM
lovely shot. great tones. congrats
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09/08/2009 12:00:23 PM
Incredible photo. Well done!
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09/08/2009 11:35:31 AM
What a fantastic image! Congratulations on both posthumous and DPC yellows!
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09/08/2009 11:21:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Beautiful comp!

I'm amazed at how the reflection shows a building behind the men but, it's not behind them in the top portion of the shot?? You have me puzzled so, perhaps, you can share your process with us??? Congrats!!

ETA: Ahhhh.....nevermind telling us how you did it! LOL I just flipped my laptop upside down ROFL to see that you rotated the shot upside down. DUHHHH! LOL Really great idea and very clever because it gave a great effect! :)

Message edited by author 2009-09-08 11:25:59.
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09/08/2009 10:45:16 AM
Oh, you and your big black frames. :-p

Congratulations on the ribbon. I love this photo. It looks like the men are walking through a cloudy dreamscape and reminds me of that old "Mr. Jordan" movie. Welcome to the afterlife.
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09/08/2009 10:03:01 AM
Brilliant to turn it upside down.
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09/08/2009 09:54:58 AM
Excellent, congratulations!!!
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09/08/2009 09:02:07 AM
Brilliant - love it - congratulations!
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09/08/2009 08:32:50 AM
Fantastic, I missed this in voting but I'm really glad this did well.
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09/08/2009 08:19:24 AM
YAY, Nick!!!! What a well deserved ribbon.
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09/08/2009 07:14:54 AM
yes indeed!
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09/08/2009 07:12:32 AM
Wow Wow Wow, Nick!! Unbelievably good photo and HUGE congrats on your Ribbon! I think there's hope yet if a photo like this lands on the front page.
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09/08/2009 07:04:54 AM
Oh this has made my WEEK!

I am SO SO SO HAPPY to see you on the front page - WICKED!
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09/08/2009 06:18:46 AM
Classy
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09/08/2009 03:52:24 AM
Fantastic Nix!
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09/08/2009 03:35:05 AM
Holy cow, Nick! What a double (and in more than one way)! Congrats!
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09/08/2009 02:42:19 AM
wow, congrats Nick! Must be the first time when a street shot wins a ribbon in FS! it is a rare case when reflection is more clear than the "original", because the couple in the reflection is perched against the light sky and in the original they are almost lost against the dark wall
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09/08/2009 02:19:06 AM
very clever shot ( for those that look long enough). congrats on the yellow!
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09/08/2009 01:09:17 AM
I love your mono conversion on this shot. Very nice work.
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09/08/2009 12:54:50 AM
Excellent image! Inverting it makes the whole scene even more magical. Gorgeous b/w treatment. What can I say? Congrats!! Well deserved ribbon.
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09/08/2009 12:36:41 AM
Oh excellent! A double yellow! Fabulous shot Nick...nice to see this on the front page!
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09/08/2009 12:23:17 AM
Yayayay...about time you got back on here...awesome!
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09/08/2009 12:15:39 AM
well-deserved on both counts. congrats!
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09/08/2009 12:14:13 AM
how excellent to see you with a ribbon in a free study ...!!
CONGRATS my friend .. it couldnt happen to a nicer person or a more wonderful photographer ..
oh .. its a stunner of an image too .. absolutely incredible .. the mirror image reversed, the b&w processing so amazing, the incredible scene .. actually gave me a jolt when i opened it .. WOW .. !!..:)
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09/08/2009 12:11:41 AM
I gave this photo a 9, it tells a wonderful story and is skillfully photographed and creatively pp.
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09/08/2009 12:08:24 AM
instant favorite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:28:55 PM
I love how you've used the reflection to show more of the trees and building. Also it's great how the building has been minimized behind the men. Looks great in black and white.
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09/07/2009 11:01:40 PM
I've got two brilliant examples of high-contrast black and white with excellent rich shadows, so I give each one a yellow ribbon. Here's one for you:

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09/07/2009 05:10:17 PM
is this inverted???? cool shot... the border throws me off... but, makes me look longer.. clever..
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09/05/2009 09:25:28 PM
Most excellent. Not much more to say. Wow!
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09/05/2009 08:58:55 PM
It's hard for me to put all the elements of this together but I like it.
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09/05/2009 06:06:44 PM
Fantastic photograph. Wonderful sense of narrative and sense of location. In my top 6 shots of this challenge. 9
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09/05/2009 08:02:02 AM
Fantastic, but the border should have been decreased to 50% in my opinion. It overpowers the shot.
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09/04/2009 09:46:33 PM
I am not a fan of the frame but the whole flipping the reflection idea is really good & quite eye catching.
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09/04/2009 12:00:12 PM
wonderful!
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09/04/2009 10:39:33 AM
Excellent rainy day with reflections shot. Has lots of dark mood.
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09/03/2009 01:54:39 PM
Nice effect.
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09/02/2009 10:46:07 PM
Nice choice to flip it with that reflection. Beautifully processed. Lots to look at and enjoy.
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09/01/2009 10:24:49 PM
this is great on many levels.
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09/01/2009 08:24:20 PM
Very well captured, one of my favourites in this challenge.
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09/01/2009 04:56:19 PM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy):

Positives: Some of the images I find myself commenting on this comment series are ones which have much wider appeal - this is one of those. The quality here is so high, how could anybody not love it! I wonder whether you stood over the reflection and waited for the right people to come along or whether you were really, really fortunate - I'd put money on the former; this is too 'crafted' to be accidental. I love 'crafted' images - for me, that's what photography is about.

Everything is right about this image - the focus, the camera angle, the exposure, the composition...even the border (and I hate those things!!). A 10 from me.

Critical stuff: Nothing really.

Overall: Stunning, I hope it ribbons.
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09/01/2009 01:25:13 PM
Wicked cool, but would have liked it better without the black framing at the top and bottom.
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09/01/2009 01:00:32 PM
Flipping it works very well for this photo. Kind of grungy and surreal, I like it.
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09/01/2009 09:27:39 AM
Oh man!! This is fantastic!!!
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09/01/2009 09:16:45 AM
inverted ... great choice .. caught my interest - love the 'dried mud texture' in the sky look ... crisp, focus is dead on.. what's not to like? 9
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09/01/2009 01:13:00 AM
great fun
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09/01/2009 12:51:58 AM
Fantastic!!! 10
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