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Challenge: Umbrella (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Dec 29, 2009
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 50
Galleries: Water, Blur
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2009

this is me sitting next to a lamp, holding an umbrella against my face as I take a picture with my other hand.

Place: 66 out of 71
Avg (all users): 4.3873
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 4.4706
Avg (non-participants): 4.3760
Views since voting: 709
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 284
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/24/2012 08:20:06 AM
This is a treat. Interesting that people didn't see the umbrella, & the guy who saw 'heavy editing' made me smile. It must've been gratifying to read the emotional reactions your photo stirred. Good work.
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01/07/2010 11:35:52 PM
Like Karen, I didn't see the face until I read the details! Naturally it won't go away now...

It's bizarre. When I first saw the face, death came to mind, as implied by Steve's poem, but the flip side is that crazy, energetic joy, kids have running in the rain, getting soaked, fighting the umbrella forced upon them by a well meaning parent. I like it.

Message edited by author 2010-01-07 23:36:22.
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01/06/2010 11:29:37 PM
When I saw this for the first time - before rollover - I thought this was one of the most striking entries in the challenge, and at that time I didn't even see the face. Now, well now, you've just blown me away.
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01/06/2010 03:18:00 AM
His own starry night.
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01/06/2010 01:34:43 AM
You guys had me running in circles. I thought Cutouts entry was yours and that yours was his. I suppose those were close guesses...
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01/06/2010 12:07:37 AM
missed rollover...

I breathed a mask of fresh-cut hay,
Outdoors I wend, it rained all day.
Without umbrella, the hay did mold,
I've breathed one's last, I'm stilled, and cold.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2010 06:56:08 PM
brilliant and scary
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01/03/2010 12:33:14 PM
Love the way you used grain and color. This could be a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cutout entry. If it's not, then please take that as a compliment.
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01/02/2010 09:37:23 AM
Very creative!
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12/31/2009 11:59:12 PM
Probably not a 'basic editing' submission, but I like the effect. But only gets a 4 due to heavy editing.
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12/30/2009 01:35:48 PM
A possible posthumous contender. I'm not a huge appreciator of abstraction but I really like this.
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12/30/2009 11:07:28 AM
The face and expression will probably keep my mind busy for a while. These and the tones remind me of posthumous ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/997/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_767575.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/997/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_767575.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
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12/30/2009 10:06:17 AM
Great shot. Love the color and the grain.
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