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Challenge: Stock Photos: The Operator (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: France
Date: Aug 2, 2010
Aperture: f/8,0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Humorous, History
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2010

Thank you all, a new PB for me! :-)
Looks like it was a good idea to buy these studio lights, quite fun to play with them.

I agree with the comments saying it is not really a stock photo... I know I am pretty bad at these, I never got any of my pictures accepted on one of these websites in about 10 tries, so I just gave up ;)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 26
Avg (all users): 7.7984
Avg (commenters): 8.8049
Avg (participants): 7.6471
Avg (non-participants): 7.8093
Views since voting: 7500
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 253
Comments: 82
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/17/2011 10:59:27 PM
amazing image!love the way your head works:))
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08/16/2010 06:13:23 PM
How is this not a stock image? Looks great. Congrats.
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08/16/2010 05:00:27 PM
Very nice photo
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08/16/2010 12:32:02 PM
Great job, something from "Bourvil" here it seems ;-)
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08/15/2010 06:06:08 PM
Started DPC in Feb., photography is a hobby of yours, and holding a 6.5 average. Great job. I really like most of your images and this one is no different. Keep up the good work.
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08/12/2010 11:29:29 AM
This was one of my tens, and of course if was you ;) haha. Very well done, and a new P.B!
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08/12/2010 08:15:26 AM
Love it another great image. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon.
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08/12/2010 03:57:02 AM
Intelligent et la photographie attrayante. Bien fait Christophe
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08/12/2010 01:06:24 AM
Thanks all for the kind comments :)
@21.gif mycelium: yes, it is a self portrait.

Message edited by author 2010-08-12 02:54:18.
08/11/2010 09:27:18 PM
Congratulations Christophe, on the Blue and a new PB for another brilliantly conceived and executed image!
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08/11/2010 09:25:32 PM
Awesome image. Really like your idea here. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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08/11/2010 07:41:25 PM
Just saw this at 1x--nice work there, too, man! You're a rock star!

P.S. Is this a self-portrait?
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08/11/2010 04:36:20 PM
Ha, blue ribbon, I knew it! Congrats, Christophe! The impressive score is well deserved.
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08/11/2010 03:59:03 PM
Congrats Christophe !!
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08/11/2010 03:20:45 PM
Brilliantly clever! Congrats on your blue and new PB!
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08/11/2010 02:29:37 PM
Yea Christophe!! What a fun and whimsical shot. I love it. I guess those studio lights are really paying off - you are unstoppable. Indoors or Out - you nail the shot!!
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08/11/2010 11:30:46 AM
You are the man, congrats on yet another ribbon. :)
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08/11/2010 10:55:18 AM
Congrats! you're on fire!!
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08/11/2010 09:13:58 AM
Great photo, glad it landed on top! I'm in awe that despite your amazing portfolio, you still managed another personal best :) Also, I like how the operator is left handed :)
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08/11/2010 08:56:33 AM
Brilliant image, love it. So glad my prediction was spot on ;-) Congrats on your Blue.
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08/11/2010 08:48:16 AM
Absolutely love this one! What an incredible shot! Congrats on the blue
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08/11/2010 07:46:09 AM
Christophe, you are pretty much turning into the new 21_F.gif IreneM. Congrats on yet another beautiful shot and blue ribbon!
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08/11/2010 07:31:50 AM
Congrats on the blue and new PB, Loved this, gave it a 10!
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08/11/2010 07:19:58 AM
excellent image
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08/11/2010 05:04:36 AM
Congrats Christophe, another PB. You are really the idea's man, your take on challenges is superb as is the execution.

I don't think anyone in the history of this site has come along with such impact as you have! keep them coming! I really enjoy seeing your work and progression.
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08/11/2010 04:12:39 AM
excellent work! love the idea and the concept!
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08/11/2010 03:18:03 AM
Congrats Christophe, that's a really neat shot, I bet it would do well on stock
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08/11/2010 02:49:49 AM
Sweet! Congrats on the ribbon. This was one of my top picks.
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08/11/2010 01:59:32 AM
He he, you did it again Christophe :-) I knew this one would have to ribbon. Great concept and so well carried out- congrats!
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08/11/2010 01:46:17 AM
Congrats on the blue. Great photos are a reflection of great photographers and so is this.
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08/11/2010 01:43:59 AM
Congrats on the blue. You're going to have to expand the ribbon cabinet...
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08/11/2010 01:36:10 AM
Congratulations!!! Well deserved...I don't want to say I predicted it first....but I'll take the credit anyway :)
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08/11/2010 01:34:48 AM
Not a good stock photo perhaps, but a darn good photo. Good job!
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08/11/2010 01:00:46 AM
Congratulations on your win. Great image.
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08/11/2010 12:18:58 AM
Great idea carried out to perfection! Congratulations!
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08/11/2010 12:16:13 AM
Congratulations !
Excellent composition, thought & execution!
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08/11/2010 12:14:57 AM
Man, you are simply amazing.. Well done.
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08/11/2010 12:04:30 AM
Congrats, looks like we both made it! Great lighting and wonderful humor.
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08/11/2010 12:02:55 AM
Congrats! I knew it...Great Job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2010 11:44:55 PM
Nice lighting, comp and get up! 10
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08/10/2010 11:33:13 PM
If this doesn't end up on the front page, I'm going to eat my telephone.
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08/10/2010 10:22:53 AM
I really like this shot. Stock photography is, itself, an art and you've done a great job of putting the kind of attention to detail into the art that is required. Nice job!
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08/10/2010 07:08:58 AM
I like this one, it has a great look to it and it's unusual but definitely gets the message across (excuse the pun).
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08/09/2010 08:52:12 PM
Nice lighting, and I like the feel of the image. Sort of Norman Rockwell. It's clean enough that I think it could also work nicely as a stock image.
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08/09/2010 04:35:11 PM
Love the facial expression, the layout, and the post processing. Bumping it up another notch as I go back through. This one should ribbon.
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08/09/2010 02:57:57 PM
Best one in this challenge. One small comment - the position of his left hand was a bit distracting for me. Maybe he should have held the other can :-). Great idea!
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08/09/2010 11:19:52 AM
Creative idea, great lighting & the operator is perfect-my favourite
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08/08/2010 07:51:48 PM
Ha! I love this. Clever idea, well composed, well lit, and well shot. Good job. Only slightly negative comment is that his pen gets a bit lost in the stripe pattern of the shirt.
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08/08/2010 02:34:56 PM
Great lighting work and a humorous approach that I like. My own entry is doing pretty well right now, and I figure this one is my main competition. Gotta vote fairly on it though, so please enjoy your 9.
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08/08/2010 10:46:42 AM
I like the olde worlde look and feel of this photo. Certainly looks like something taken in days gone by.
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08/08/2010 06:28:20 AM
Imaginative take on the challenge, completely appropriate and I could certainly see this on a stock site!
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08/08/2010 01:54:54 AM
Good idea, but something bothers me about the two hanging down: if he gets a call from one of them, does the string go horizontal like the one he's using?
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08/07/2010 07:47:22 PM
Great photo.....a ribbon here.
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08/07/2010 02:55:34 PM
Awesome! The style of the picture fits the content perfectly. The facial expression is priceless (one can see he's listening very carefully, already thinking of a solution). And the other "telephone lines" to the right are a nice touch. Ribbon (blue if it were up to me!).
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08/07/2010 12:02:45 PM
Excellent idea. Great job on the lighting and setup.
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08/07/2010 08:54:55 AM
I love this image. In terms of stock photographer...I am not sure, but I know nothing about Stock photography. Can I see a company buying this image for them? Yes I can-and you have certainly been creative and innovative.
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08/06/2010 07:53:27 PM
Awesome! I see a ribbon here...
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08/06/2010 07:36:25 PM
Very nicely lit! 10
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08/06/2010 02:09:49 PM
Very nice concept!
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08/06/2010 01:55:56 PM
Clever idea! well executed as your usual, Christophe.
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08/06/2010 10:32:22 AM
Should take the blue in my opinion. Good Luck, gave you 10.
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08/06/2010 10:21:10 AM
Nice idea,well taken and processed.
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08/06/2010 10:19:39 AM
Wow, another blue for your collection, Christophe. Great shot, congrats!
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08/05/2010 03:46:03 PM
Brilliant
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08/05/2010 02:36:07 PM
Wow! GREAT shot, very creative and beautifully photographed. My favourite for the blue.
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08/05/2010 06:37:35 AM
Nice concept, great execution. has grown on me the second time round... (bump)
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08/04/2010 10:32:43 PM
A winner!
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08/04/2010 06:13:03 PM
Very nice feeling to this image, I love the lighting and color choices...
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08/04/2010 01:42:26 PM
My choice for the blue, outstanding creativity, lighting and mood. 10
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08/04/2010 01:37:11 PM
Very good take on the challenge. I like the fact you used multiple directions for the phone lines. Makes it more interesting. Good costume and character... Brown was a great choice of color.
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08/04/2010 01:34:02 PM
Very clever, wonderfully processed and lit. Love all the "lines" in this image (shirt, pen, on the cans, the phone "cord"). And the vintagy treatment really helps.
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08/04/2010 01:01:49 PM
Wonder take; not sure about the "stock photo" criteria.
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08/04/2010 10:57:03 AM
fantastic idea! Love his expression and tones are also really nice
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08/04/2010 10:32:39 AM
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My vote for red! Very creative and well shot!
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08/04/2010 09:26:09 AM
My favorite in the challenge.. you nailed it! 10
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08/04/2010 09:18:03 AM
Great setup! Good details and lighting. The look on this face is priceless (why won't this customer stop talking).
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08/04/2010 07:49:27 AM
a ribbon here! compliments, i like this shot reall very much...
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08/04/2010 04:24:42 AM
well done - my favourite in the challenge, I think.
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08/04/2010 03:49:42 AM
excellent setup and lighting, great expression
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08/04/2010 01:10:01 AM
Brilliant idea and execution
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08/04/2010 12:32:14 AM
Not particularly stock, but as a whole could still see it in use for such. Clever idea.
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08/04/2010 12:20:34 AM
By far the best shot of the pool, if this doesn't get a blue...you got robbed.
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