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Santa's Secret Summer Vacation
Santa's Secret Summer Vacation

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Galleries: Black and White, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2009

This entry, and the portrait, are outtakes from the HDR challenge. I like the portrait, but to be honest, I'm not a big fan of the HDR look that the finished portrait displays. At some point I'll go back to it...

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Place: 46 out of 400
Avg (all users): 6.3718
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 6.3504
Avg (non-participants): 6.4359
Views since voting: 1134
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 156
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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10/13/2009 11:54:13 AM
Ohhhhh...this made me laugh! I just love this photo! well done!
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10/08/2009 04:09:50 PM
I'm surprised this didn't ribbon. It's excellent!!
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10/08/2009 08:02:37 AM
yay! great finish for santa! congrats - it's a very interesting shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 12:10:45 PM
This is the first one to pop up on my screen after finally deciding I need to vote. This is freakin' COOL!!! Beautifully composed, shot, and processed! Best of luck in the voting, and thanks for the chuckle & warm feeling!.......9
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10/06/2009 06:04:14 AM
This is a great photo. One of the best in the FS (IMO). Sky is fantastic, contrast is spot on and the subject and foreground is sharp and interesting... and there's a story to boot. Gave this an 8 during my voting phase, actually, think it was originally a 7 but I bumped it at completion of voting... any, been an 8 for a couple of days, and I reckon it deserves another bump... 9.
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10/05/2009 10:15:36 PM
intresting idea 7
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10/04/2009 08:19:37 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). I'll be picking one of these images for my Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: Certainly not something you see everyday! I actually think this is a seriously good image and I dare say that it 'out-qualitys' the title. The main character offers loads of charisma to this shot and the perspective /POV works so well with the dramatic sky.

Critical stuff: The non-horizontal horizon behind him bugs me a little, but other than that.....

Overall: A really great image - I hope it does well!
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10/04/2009 07:50:13 AM
Nice detail in the clouds. Creative shot IMO ,7 , Would have liked a tad more contrast
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10/04/2009 03:37:13 AM
awesome shot. Very nice choice of BW...
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10/03/2009 09:06:23 AM
Love the clouds here, they make the shot, not because they are the most interesting aspect but because they sit in nice contrast to the rest of the scene.
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10/02/2009 08:35:59 PM
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10/02/2009 01:34:01 PM
love the title. what a dramatic sky too. this is really a great picture. the subject pose is super.
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10/02/2009 11:24:01 AM
Great shot!
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10/02/2009 08:44:12 AM
Excellent job on the B&W processing.
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10/02/2009 07:07:04 AM
Seriously good title. :-) Nice shot to go with it, too.
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10/01/2009 11:05:30 PM
Good one! did he enjoy his picture being taken?
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10/01/2009 04:31:06 PM
Santa ROCKS! *grin* Nicely done! (not voting)
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10/01/2009 02:47:43 PM
Great B&W effect.
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10/01/2009 08:45:18 AM
Oh that's terrific!!!
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