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Challenge: Chairs (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Sides
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Long Valley, NJ
Date: Feb 7, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Blur
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2010

This photo was taken while sitting on a rocking chair.

Rotate to straighten the verticals, cropped a bit, a little curves, changed the hue for a sepia effect, that's about it.

This could be another addition to my brown shelf!


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I was robbed of the brown!! Come on, people... there's no chair in this picture!!!

Statistics
Place: 112 out of 121
Avg (all users): 4.8644
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 4.6061
Avg (non-participants): 5.0180
Views since voting: 1627
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 177
Comments: 42
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/24/2011 12:59:26 PM
but really i think its more then great
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02/24/2011 12:54:26 PM
rocking chair at 40?
i thought it was a skewsme
getting back at you for something
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02/22/2011 05:45:36 PM
Vertical Motion.
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02/22/2011 05:32:47 AM
great shot
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08/14/2010 12:17:26 AM
Wonderful
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02/21/2010 09:14:43 AM
I love this shot, and I think the chair IS in the photograph. The rocking chair is more of an element here than in plenty of the other shots in this challenge.
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02/18/2010 09:56:44 PM
Great job combining the "Chair" and "Perspective" challenges into one. I would have scored this in the top 3 of either.
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02/15/2010 11:06:06 PM
I absolutely loved this image and scored it an 8, which, according to my votes would have placed it second. As soon as I saw it, I knew that the view was that of occupant of the chair. Brilliantly done.

Ray
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02/15/2010 09:34:49 PM
Originally posted by Nuzzer:

shame on the voters for letting that go!


Exactly. Look at all those reprobates who gave me 10s!!!
02/15/2010 09:09:01 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are OMG there is no chair and that's a mess!

Technically I can't really comment sorry. I just don't know much about this style. All I can say is that a crop to remove the "second horizon" and the bottom would have made me happier.

Artistically it's not bad as far as these sorts of shots go. I like the effect although I also know DPC generally hates it.

In summary no chair but it's not hard to infer the shot is from a chair. Having said that the challenge did say "Include a chair in your photograph" so you ignored the challenge - shame on you and shame on the voters for letting that go!

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
Gerry
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02/15/2010 07:08:44 PM
During voting, I skipped over this shot. While I loved the shot, and thought it was amongst the best in the challenge I had seen, I didnt see any chairs, so I abstained from voting. Incredible shot, and in a free study, this is an easy 10.
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02/15/2010 05:05:33 PM
Oh crap, I just chose this pic as a fave and lost the comment I just left you! Looks like a Group of 7 painting. I love this. OK, so no chairs are visible...big deal. Chairs are normally made from wood. And during voting I *got it* and realized you were in a rocking chair when you shot this. Great work, Oh Noble Leader!
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02/15/2010 09:27:52 AM
Ahh. Now I get it! Congrats on all the comments; you like to stir things up don't you? ;)
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02/15/2010 09:00:51 AM
Seems wrong to nominate your photo for Posthumous Ribbons, Part IV but alas I will put it in that thread anyway
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02/15/2010 08:52:11 AM
Seriously - I have two chairs in my image and you place 9 spots higher and nearly a 5.0??!!!! ;)

I thought when I first saw this that that was the idea - what the camera saw from a rocking chair - and that is a fantastic interpretation of a fairly boring challenge theme, frankly something I wish I had thought of. I love the way the land overlaps itself, like there are trenches just off that porch.

I apologize for robbing you. :)
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02/15/2010 05:10:30 AM
I like it very much; there is the potential for chair, here.
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02/15/2010 04:18:22 AM
Sorry, I gave it a 7 for a great abstract, this might have contributed for your not-so-low placing...

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02/15/2010 01:20:14 AM
Hey! Where'd my comment go? This was my favourite. I was sure it would win the posthumous blue. Oh well. Next time.
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02/15/2010 12:28:08 AM
What a cool idea... love the photo... best of the lot.
Robbed of the brown? - ha ha ha ha - I got closer than you did.
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02/15/2010 12:03:51 AM
rofl - I was telling a friend during the challenge that I bet this wins a posthumous..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2010 11:50:35 PM
Best of show. It's all chair, it's no chair, it's essence of chair and it's source of chair. It ROCKS!
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02/14/2010 11:30:57 PM
lol - very clever idea. What a steady rocker too!
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02/14/2010 09:10:52 PM
Okay -- here's my guess. You took the picture while rocking in a chair. I'm a genius, no? Great effect!
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02/14/2010 07:14:39 PM
Love the image. Does not contain a chair.
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02/14/2010 03:28:19 PM
So, the picture was taken from a rocking chair? The chair is not in the image, but I guess it's essence (rocking is there. I like the idea and the image is pretty cool.
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02/14/2010 09:10:25 AM
Bit of a shoehorn I think. Good concept though.
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02/14/2010 06:45:04 AM
I like the image and the effect and can only assume that the connection with chair must be that these trees will eventually be turned into rocking chairs.
That said I do feel that the processing has turned this into something that cannot be recognized as a photo anymore and looks more like a water color painting.
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02/10/2010 04:32:09 PM
I like your point of view
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02/10/2010 01:12:58 PM
This is a darn cool looking abstract, but I'm trying hard to see how it fits the topic. Perhaps this is the view seen by an elderly person from their front porch rocking chair? I may have to come back to this one later.
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02/10/2010 12:06:51 PM
Different approach of the theme. At first I thought "what the..." but your title supports the image. Otherwise I think you would have received some DNMC notes. *8* for being different.
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02/09/2010 10:50:40 PM
I'm torn. Love the artistic feel - unfortunately I don't see where it meets the challenge. So I'm going to deduct one point for DNMC...8.
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02/09/2010 07:34:32 AM
I was about to be rude till I read the title. Well done on thinking out of the box. I hope all people will like this but certainly not everybodys taste. 8
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02/09/2010 07:25:32 AM
Not sure this counts for including a chair in your photograph but I will give you the benefit of the doubt. Besides I really like this and find it interesting to look at.
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02/09/2010 02:12:54 AM
Ha! I get it :)
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02/08/2010 08:28:17 PM
I don't see the chair, but I love the photo!
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02/08/2010 06:17:15 PM
This would make a great print to frame.
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02/08/2010 02:44:38 PM
I like the faded colors and the oof on this. Generally I don't like these type of shot but I do like this. I think its the tones that grab me. Now where is the chair?
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02/08/2010 01:28:24 PM
I like the abstract mood but where's the chair?
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02/08/2010 09:54:15 AM
I love the art, but not sure I see the chair ...?
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02/08/2010 05:12:43 AM
Interesting concept, and I see what you were going for here. However, there doesn't seem to be any natural place in the image for the viewer's eye to rest. Which might be your intention.
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02/08/2010 02:40:16 AM
Great abstract.
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02/08/2010 01:19:41 AM
This photo has a strange brownish cast to it...
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