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Pascal


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Challenge: Umbrella (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Konica-Minolta & Sony Alpha
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: Dec 26, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2009

Thank you for the wonderful comments!
I am very glad for this image, the ribbon and the incredibly high (really "Longtime Seeking") score!
I was lucky to have this artwork of umbrellas here in Thessaloniki, available for the specific challenge. The foggy day helped a lot as well.
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I know that I can't catch Nick's unique photographic eye and style but at least I tried hard with this one :)

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The final choice was not easy, I liked a lot everyone of the above images. Don't know if they would considered so well though.




Statistics
Place: 1 out of 71
Avg (all users): 7.6385
Avg (commenters): 8.9655
Avg (participants): 7.4595
Avg (non-participants): 7.6641
Views since voting: 8125
Views during voting: 644
Votes: 296
Comments: 76
Favorites: 36 (view)


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06/07/2010 11:03:41 AM
Followed your Life in the City Entry (congrats on the ribbon!) and found your photo that has stuck in my mind but could not remember who the photographer was. To me this captures a mood and feel of a quiet morning; a early stroll when the sights and sounds of the city is asleep so that one can take a stroll in quiet contemplation with only a lone dog as a companion. Love the B&W tones - and I am a sucker for a good umbrella shot (I love umbrellas - owning about 10 - used to be 11 but I lost that one somewhere )
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01/31/2010 06:50:44 AM
I like the picture you submitted the best!
Because, less is more.
DSC02995 is good too.
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01/12/2010 04:56:11 PM
wow thats alot of umbrella's!
and very talented with the way it's set up.
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01/09/2010 04:43:52 PM
Perfect the way it is.
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01/09/2010 09:11:20 AM
Congrats on the blue. This not only meets the challenge so well but I love the mood created by the fog, the man and the dog.
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01/07/2010 11:16:51 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!! I knew this was a winner.. lucky you to have something like this nearby!
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01/07/2010 04:22:38 AM
A well-deserved win here. It's such a cool installation - but I wonder how it fares on really windy days. ;-Þ Congratulations on the great score.
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01/06/2010 10:50:17 PM
Congratulations - this was one of my top picks!
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01/06/2010 10:28:03 PM
Congrats! This was in my top 3! Wonderful work
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01/06/2010 08:47:12 PM
Congrats on this surreal image. I love the tone and the fog.
Congrats on your new PB
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01/06/2010 08:31:46 PM
This is perfect. Love the monotone, after seeing it I just can't imagine it any other way. Congratulations.
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01/06/2010 03:32:06 PM
Beautifully done. Love that old man walking with his hands behind his back...adds so much character and a brooding quality to it.
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01/06/2010 02:21:35 PM
Just beautiful!! Congrats on the blue. I think you made the right choice in which shot to submit. They are all lovely, but this one is especially nice!
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01/06/2010 01:18:39 PM
Fantastically atmospheric shot! You have the artwork to include, yes but you have turned it into something more special by taking the shot in this weather and including the man and his dog. Perfect!
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01/06/2010 01:18:13 PM
Congratulations! WOnderful photo!
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01/06/2010 12:24:16 PM
It is such a wonderful photo!

Love the tone, setting, mood!

Message edited by author 2010-01-06 12:24:56.
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01/06/2010 12:22:11 PM
ahhh.... Luck, Timing and Skill..the perfect winning combo!!
very nicely done!! Love the balance in your composition, the man at the edge of the fence, his place in the frame...
Congrats on the BR!!
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01/06/2010 10:41:05 AM
The man, and the processing, turns this into a special work of art. Congratulations on the high finish, it is great to see this at the top.

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01/06/2010 09:55:57 AM
That man walking away from it gives this another aspect. Well captured.
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01/06/2010 08:50:53 AM
Congrats. This is great.
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01/06/2010 08:48:48 AM
Grrrr! I need a new camera. I'm never going to catch you now!!! :-D

Great shot and a well deserved finish. Thanks for sharing the outtakes too.
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01/06/2010 08:40:50 AM
Congrats. A beautiful piece of art you've captured here.
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01/06/2010 08:10:35 AM
Oh how awesome that you had this right when this challenge was going on. My luck always finds the challenging happening the day it moves on :) You're right too: the fog just makes it all the more moody and amazing. Congratulatios for top honors!

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01/06/2010 07:47:14 AM
I really like this! Congrats!!
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01/06/2010 07:07:16 AM
the dog really adds to this..beautiful!
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01/06/2010 06:00:48 AM
Congratulations...really deserved
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01/06/2010 05:04:27 AM
Bravo vre!!! I recognize those umbrellas! Panemorfh fotografia!
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01/06/2010 04:31:15 AM
I'm so sorry I couldn't vote, I was far from the internet in the holidays, but this shot is simply amazing!
Great semi-sepia feel, and just a perfect capture.

Congrats!
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01/06/2010 04:03:36 AM
Congrats on your ribbon & congrats on what is a stunning shot
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01/06/2010 02:47:10 AM
It is very rare when one particular photo is so clearly the winner. This is such a case. Congrats on what was obviously the winner.
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01/06/2010 02:46:07 AM
Bravo! For the blue and your new personal best!
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01/06/2010 02:40:52 AM
Congratulations!
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01/06/2010 02:23:16 AM
Yay! Congrats!
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01/06/2010 02:09:40 AM
congrats for the blue.
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01/06/2010 01:54:41 AM
i told you, congrats! :)
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01/06/2010 01:07:56 AM
Man that's nice!
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01/06/2010 12:55:03 AM
Congratulations!

I said that I would consider it a set in Theo Angelopoulos's movie, and you are frome Greece, what a coincidence!
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01/06/2010 12:48:18 AM
Love the lines and tones in this. Many congrats, Pascal. Wonderful image.
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01/06/2010 12:34:19 AM
just wonderful
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01/06/2010 12:22:13 AM
the dog, the man, the umbrellas, the fence connecting them, the tones... great shot, congrats!
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01/06/2010 12:16:53 AM
Absolutely brilliant. My only 10. When I saw this i said "This has to take the ble ribbon, anything else is a travesty!" Of course, at that time I hadn't seen many of the others, but I still felt the samew ay after voting them all :-)
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01/06/2010 12:06:24 AM
Didn't have time to comment during the challenge but this was one of my favourites, I gave it a 9. Great sculpture and position of the man and dog.
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01/06/2010 12:03:50 AM
A worthy winner! Congratulations!
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01/06/2010 12:03:26 AM
Congrats! I called it..lol Nice Job!
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01/06/2010 12:02:16 AM
Needs a crop in from the top about 5 pixels... That way you can't see the ends of the sticks! :D
Fantastic photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2010 11:10:38 PM
Nice capture.
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01/05/2010 11:44:39 AM
LOVE this! Very surreal, great detail on the umbrellas; excellent choice for b/w; the mist (and sniffing dog) perfect mood enhancers.
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01/04/2010 10:51:18 PM
excellent!
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01/04/2010 02:05:57 PM
What a sculpture. But most of all a very evocative image with the addition of the man and the dog. Love the image. I think the envelope border detracts rather than adds to it though.
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01/04/2010 09:39:43 AM
Stunning shot!
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01/03/2010 11:59:54 PM
Fabulous - very effective - it works well with the black &white
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01/03/2010 09:41:37 AM
this looks like something out of the twilight zone. great capture!
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01/03/2010 09:23:36 AM
great mood and composition
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01/03/2010 03:34:59 AM
i like the atmosphere and the color tonality, i like the dynamism brought in by the couple (the man and the dog); my fav, hope goes blue
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01/02/2010 07:16:18 PM
great location and timing
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01/02/2010 12:23:41 AM
Nice work. This is my favorite photo in his challenge.
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01/01/2010 11:37:48 PM
What a cool piece of public art...your two visitors to your scene really make this photo happen. Cool pic!
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01/01/2010 03:28:50 PM
That is just too cool for school. Hands down the winner in my book. May even have to vote the challenge now.
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01/01/2010 10:45:03 AM
WOW - this is really artful. Love the dog.
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01/01/2010 04:25:45 AM
Wow. What a find. Now that is just plain weird urban art. Hope you let us know where and how. Great shot and mood.
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12/31/2009 11:18:30 PM
Beautiful! 9
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12/31/2009 10:37:58 PM
I hate the border... but the photo is so strong it overcomes it. 10 from me.

So perfect.
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12/31/2009 09:41:28 PM
Love this one! Very moody and foggy. It works!
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12/31/2009 07:15:39 AM
for me it's the best in challenge. wonderful composition + great tones. good luck!
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12/31/2009 04:44:09 AM
Now that's a handy sculpture for this chalenge eh. Beautiful cpature and nice processing
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12/31/2009 01:34:39 AM
Excellent atmospheric photo! The umbrellas are cool and beautiful. The fog keeps the backgroud clean and adds mood. The man and the dog are very nice for composition. The photo would be not so good without them. If the umbrellas are black, I would consider it a set in Theo Angelopoulos's movie.

I think this photo has the potential to be a classic, so I give it 10(and definitly my blue ribbon). This is my first time to give 10!
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12/31/2009 01:13:09 AM
Well, wow! What a serendipitous find - or did you do it? 10
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12/30/2009 05:15:24 PM
great image, one of my favourites for the top 5.
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12/30/2009 01:17:52 PM
I could see this on the front page. Something new and bizarre! Very artistically portrayed.
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12/30/2009 11:09:26 AM
Great find and exposition.
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12/30/2009 10:00:24 AM
Love the melancholy and slightly surreal mood you captured here. I don't feel the thick top and bottom border works well for this image though. Should ribbon. 8
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12/30/2009 07:21:55 AM
You are lucky to have this sculpture for this challenge
but that said your photograph is masterfully done
the man, dog and fog with the near monotone look all add to the overall effect
my only wish is for a foot of clearance above the top of the poles
my top score by a good margin
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12/30/2009 06:56:22 AM
The only 10 I've given in this challenge - I hope this gets the Blue.
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12/30/2009 01:58:19 AM
What is that? It is most excellent!
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12/30/2009 01:30:34 AM
Bravo!
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12/30/2009 12:33:52 AM
Looks a like a winner! Great job..Love the tones! (no vote)
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