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3rd Placetwo become one
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Challenge: Balance (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Lafitte, LA
Date: Jul 17, 2004
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2004

Just havin some fun. I expect a lot of processing complaints. It aint perfect for sure...but ive no more time to play with it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.8245
Avg (commenters): 8.0345
Avg (participants): 6.6136
Avg (non-participants): 7.0100
Views since voting: 11969
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 188
Comments: 86
Favorites: 105 (view)


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08/16/2007 01:08:19 AM
Splendid, as are the rest of your wedding shots!
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06/21/2007 06:20:49 PM
Deaddddddd goood
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01/27/2007 09:59:51 AM
Wow. I love your wedding shots. I need to make some wedding sample books. Could I have your permission to use couple of your photo's? I would put you rname on them of course. I am making up a couple of sample books to display the hardbound coffee table books I sell, and need some wedding books for wedding shows.

I love the second place you just got--congrats!!

my website is //www.tellthatstory.com. I give everyone from DPChallenge a free account. CHeck it out--I would be using your pictures in a designer 8x8, photo journals, or a designer 12x12.

Sincerely,

Chinpaca ( Kathy G)
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01/31/2006 12:14:34 AM
Pure Poetry!
Thank you for the privilege of participating in a community of such World-Class Artists! At times I feel like a preschooler among PHDs, but I don't let that discourage me.
The way I figure it, if you stand close enough to an artist, you'll get some paint on your sleeve!
Thanks for the sepia-colored mark!...I'll never wash this shirt again!!!
:) Stan
01/30/2006 08:42:30 PM
that is one hell of shot...i have nothing else to say
06/04/2005 10:40:48 PM
Great picture!!! I love the wide angle.
06/03/2005 09:37:41 AM
EXCELLENT IMAGE!! So much emotion and love! I hope I get a shot like this from my wedding by 'ace flyman' (no pressure joe...lol).

A well deserved kudo on the lense selection and composition.
Dave
06/03/2005 06:50:22 AM
Wow! Awesome shot, I can´t believe I haven´t seen it before. The best wedding shot I have ever seen and makes me wish you had photographed my wedding 3 years ago. I obviously didn´t vote on this one since I hadn´t discovered this site at this time but I would have given it a 10.
02/26/2005 04:53:34 PM
This is one of my favorites favorites images on DPC but I'm vondering what lens did you use?
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01/15/2005 03:23:48 AM
this is the great..great..picture
i love it
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08/02/2004 01:02:48 AM
awesome julia. this one stuck with me out of all during voting because i am a total sucker for wide angle...but really, everything about it is perfect.
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08/01/2004 02:35:17 PM
such a lovely image, I bet they loved it!
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08/01/2004 06:01:27 AM
I have looked and looked at this shot, and really think it is awesome. This couple should be very grateful for your artistry and great idea for this photo of their special day. I would love to see the original!
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07/30/2004 01:47:58 PM
the couple is so lucky
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07/30/2004 01:47:39 PM
beautiful! I adore this picture- the color and crispness of it
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07/28/2004 12:26:16 AM
If I ever get married I'm hiring you. :)
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07/27/2004 08:08:24 PM
Superb photo! Great example of when NOT to apply the rules! The sense of unreality and surrealism is what give it it's edge as well its great composition and creative imagination. Love it!!
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07/27/2004 12:33:58 PM
This is an exceptional study of a couple kissing. The position of the couple add the tension of the balance. The lens selection, the water and the sky textures brings the image closer and closer to one of those timeless image of romance. The decision to go to sepia was very wise because this is more a study in tones than one of color.
Most arresting are the models. His curved stoop, her arched back and the flowers in front all with a touch of silhoutte. A stroke of genius.
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07/27/2004 11:15:55 AM
That sky is amazing!
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07/27/2004 09:49:58 AM
Simply a brilliant photo, perfect
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07/27/2004 09:43:44 AM
This is so cute and original. Congratulations on Two become One. <G> Bobbie
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07/27/2004 08:21:45 AM
I submitted this in color originally...but decided the duotone was even quirckier. Being that the sun was directly above the bride and groom...their faces were rather dark and shadowy. First off....had to remove sensor dust..and boy is it bad. I made a layer of the original image and intensified the contrast...then erased to reveal the original levels of the bride and groom. So much contrast would have completely blown out her dress. I then played with the levels on the original ...to lighten the bride and groom. Played with levels on the layer to increase darkness and contrast. I erased a bit around the water to reveal the original and make for a darker sky. Flattened the layers...dodged a bit of his face and added a vignette around the image. Border. Duotone and more playing with levels and contrast to bring out the detail of the boardwalk. All in all..maybe spent 10 to 15 minutes on it...if that.

Message edited by author 2004-07-27 08:29:57.
07/27/2004 08:03:38 AM
Wow! I got absolutely paralyzed by this photo, it is amazingly beautiful! How did you do it? What graphic program are you using?
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07/27/2004 02:42:08 AM
absolutely beautiful!
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07/27/2004 01:52:40 AM
So please share your secret - HOW did you make this amazing shot!?
I love it! - If only i could aspire to do a shot like this!

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07/26/2004 11:16:06 PM
BEAUTIFUL!- love your stuff.......lelani :)
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07/26/2004 10:02:40 PM
My first place pick, good job!
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07/26/2004 09:59:43 PM
Beautiful and wonderful. Reminds me of an old 40tys film. WOW!
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07/26/2004 06:22:40 PM
Outstanding!
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07/26/2004 05:39:45 PM
this was actually my pick for first, congratulations on your wonderful talent!
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07/26/2004 04:56:53 PM
Lovely photo Julia, congrats on yet another ribbon...
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07/26/2004 03:37:37 PM
extraordinary! deserves 1'st place!
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07/26/2004 12:38:54 PM
Thought I might see you here :)

Congratulations..excellent work as usual.
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07/26/2004 10:20:00 AM
So pleased this won a ribbon!
Woo Hoo!
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07/26/2004 09:47:47 AM
Another awesome photo... congrats again.
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07/26/2004 08:27:07 AM
This shot is great and surreal!!! Great job and congrats!!
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07/26/2004 03:54:45 AM
Munch, munch, munch :)
Great shot, congrats on the ribbon.

Note. This photo scored more 10`s than 1st and 2nd place combined.

Message edited by author 2004-07-26 04:07:07.
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07/26/2004 03:01:00 AM
Originally posted by marbo:

If this doesn`t win i`ll eat my camera. 10++


Would you like ketchup with that Marbo?

Congrats Julia, I love this photo...
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07/26/2004 01:56:05 AM
aw shucks...its just a dirty ol bayou on a bright noon time sunny hot sweaty kind of day in the middle of july. Those fisheyes are fun! And...i dodged...no burning.
07/26/2004 12:52:29 AM
Wonderful concept, a funky visual effect, and a great title to tie it all together. Well deserved! You were overdue for a ribbon anyway... it's been almost three weeks since your last one. Bet you were starting to get a nervous twitch on your shutter finger. ;-)
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07/26/2004 12:47:42 AM
Super cool photo. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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07/26/2004 12:26:54 AM
See, What did I tell ya! Congradulations on your ribbon :)
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07/26/2004 12:13:32 AM
Congratulations on another one!!! This one is a treasure!
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07/26/2004 12:08:58 AM
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07/26/2004 12:06:59 AM
Very well done! Congratulations on another ribbon!
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07/26/2004 12:06:20 AM
that is amazing.
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07/26/2004 12:06:19 AM
Congrats on your placing. This was the pic that grew on me. Very good outstanding work.
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07/26/2004 12:04:24 AM
Bassie called it. Well done yellow
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07/26/2004 12:03:32 AM
Thought this might be yours! Was my pick to ribbon!
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07/26/2004 12:02:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This is a beautiful photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2004 11:00:06 PM
What an awsome picture! Sure to be in the top 3!
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07/25/2004 10:32:29 PM
Brilliant composition and pose, maybe a tad too much dodge & burn - 7
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07/25/2004 09:53:47 PM
My favorite so far. Great work with this one. The toning is perfect
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07/25/2004 09:23:20 PM
Quriky and well composed -- like the clouds in the background and the fish-eye effect on the boardwalk. One of my ribbon picks
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07/25/2004 04:15:48 AM
Seems overburned, sorta fits the topic, cool perspective, nice tones, but unnaturally stands out.
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07/25/2004 12:41:35 AM
A little overprocessed for my taste, but I do wanna know what lens ya used!
TC
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07/23/2004 08:06:56 AM
Great use of fisheye, a bit heavy on the dodge and burn but a very nice effect
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07/23/2004 12:52:03 AM
I like this and on my first look I missed the balance. Hey it is here and in very good form. Good study and wise use of sepia.
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07/22/2004 07:19:56 PM
Very "Gone with the Wind" poster-ish. I dig it. The panoramic feel lends an epic quality to something that should definetely be taken much more seriously by people than it is.
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07/22/2004 06:04:49 PM
Well done! Great DOF and contrast.
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07/22/2004 04:02:45 PM
I think what could solve the feeling of the image being slightly unnatural is using a straight b&w instead of a sepia tone. I love the artistry of this image, and the spectacular background you managed to capture it on, but in an image such as this believability is a must, and I have trouble visualizing this in real life. 8
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07/22/2004 10:21:02 AM
Great shot! I love the postion and the contrast with the clouds in the background! Great use of highlights and shadows!
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07/22/2004 08:13:40 AM
Burn much? Still amazing. The fisheye effect makes this one stand out amongst the trendiness of recent popular over-post production.
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07/22/2004 06:52:23 AM
Great wedding photo but without the title I would never think balance , maybe if they were a bit closer to the water?.
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07/21/2004 10:23:43 PM
WOW! Now that is a great wedding photo! Perhaps a tad over exposed, but who cares!

Stunning!
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07/21/2004 05:25:04 PM
Wow! Very striking - the curve of the decking and then the straight line of the water and the rich cloud detail and the texture and of course the fun pose and then the wonderful OTT high contrast treatment. I think this is superb!
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07/21/2004 07:42:39 AM
Lovely Image. The central composition really works. The lighting is awesome. The sepia tones really enhance the image.
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07/20/2004 04:39:00 PM
Beautiful photo.
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07/20/2004 01:38:27 PM
marvelous! I hoep this one places high !
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07/20/2004 12:40:37 PM
Fun shot, and great work with the dodge stick on this, I am in awe of what you got out of this difficult lighting situation. I would have never thought you could get anything at all from this lighting, let alone anything this special. Thanks for showing me that I was wrong. Rich details everywhere ( except ther dress, but at least you got it white) This one should be the best of the album.
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07/20/2004 12:25:16 PM
Very powerful image....looks almost like a screen set and could imagine it as a poster for a forthcoming film.
The "dodge and burn" style is familiar and I have a wee idea where this was "produced".
Can`t wait to see if I`m right. :)
Excellent work...sure to do well.
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07/20/2004 08:20:00 AM
NICE burning... NICE
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07/20/2004 05:23:39 AM
THE perfect wedding shot. I love the wide angle distortion and the composition and burning set this image apart from a lot of the others in this challenge. Beautiful contrast and the sepia tones work very well here. Great placement of the sun too. Well done (10)
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07/19/2004 08:42:42 PM
Great photo, this one is going on their wall. Fishey lens gives the shot a very nice surreal feel, and the sepia job is great (overall PS work is superb here). Composition, models, background all super. I would think this one gets a ribbon, congrats.
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07/19/2004 05:42:35 PM
Beautiful and interesting shot. Wedding photos can be so dull. This is one of the best I've seen!
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07/19/2004 05:36:50 PM
Beautiful! I love the wide angle look of this shot and the tones are awesome. This photo has alot of impact and is quite a switch from the soft, delicate photos you usually see in wedding photography. I also like the theme of the photo very much, because what a balancing act marriage is. Very cool!
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07/19/2004 05:22:00 PM
My goal is some day to be as good as you. Are you heida? This looks like your style.
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07/19/2004 02:38:19 PM
Wonderful shot.
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07/19/2004 02:13:51 PM
A real WOWSER! Who would ever think about using a fish-eye for a wedding shot!!? This is a perfect example of when the "rules do not work' - the horizon is dead center (and it is PERFECT), the couple is dead center (and it is PERFECT.) Great job.
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07/19/2004 01:36:05 PM
A lot of effort has gone into this photo. Imo the best i`ve seen on DPC for a long time. Outstanding result. If this doesn`t win i`ll eat my camera. 10++
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07/19/2004 12:39:34 PM
My favourite and only 10 for the challenge. A supurb and stunning image. The main subject is centered, but who cares?
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07/19/2004 08:41:35 AM
Nicely dodged and burnt. I think there is another win for you ;) (10)
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07/19/2004 08:40:30 AM
Great Picture! Love the fish eye view and the brown colors.
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07/19/2004 01:27:53 AM
way to postediting to my taste.... the picture should be nice before all that burning a duotone... a7 anyway
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07/19/2004 12:12:18 AM
Wonderful photo. I love the fisheye perspective.10
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07/19/2004 12:07:25 AM
Wow! Love this picture! That lense bending things works here. The clouds, the boardwalk, the ripples in the sea, and the way he holds her all so lovely and balanced! 10
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