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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Campbell Hall, NY
Date: Nov 24, 2010
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 25
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2010

a boy stands over his little brother. calculations to b/w.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.8363
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3377
Avg (non-participants): 5.4255
Views since voting: 933
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 171
Comments: 41
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/12/2013 06:48:19 PM
The classic sibling dynamic perfectly captured.
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12/04/2010 10:12:58 AM
HA HA It kind of says something when you don't even rank in your own side challenge. :P

Thanks for all of your "out of the box" thinking, all these years.
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12/03/2010 11:33:36 PM
Originally posted by saintaugust:

too bad you can't give yourself a ribbon... .... ... or can you?


NO, I can't... believe me I checked the rulebook TWICE... :(
12/03/2010 09:54:12 PM
too bad you can't give yourself a ribbon... .... ... or can you?
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12/03/2010 09:35:58 PM
Originally posted by bohemka:

eh, uh, apologies for thinking it was a girl.

Ditto. Gender of the younger sibling is irrelevant of course. The drama holds up.
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12/03/2010 07:22:56 PM
Ha....I am glad this is your image. I gave out two high scores....this one and Bear's entry. Brilliant image!!!
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12/03/2010 06:55:37 PM
eh, uh, apologies for thinking it was a girl. Sorry about that. I think the sleeves threw me off. Still love the photo, that hasn't changed.
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12/03/2010 04:46:56 PM
not sure why, but I knew this was yours. I was one of your 8's. great job!
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12/03/2010 12:46:15 PM
So looking over the images today I never did the obvious thing and see what the actual ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous shot was Ö until now.

Looking at this with more time and patience, I actaully find it to be much more engaging than i originally thought:
likes:
-The striped shirts remind me of childhood- as if this image was taken of me and a friend
-the chairs have a nice way of framing this
-As I mentioned in my previous comment, the leg approaching adds intrigue
-The extreme lines and persepective are obviously the main drama here

dislike:
that thing hanging on the back of the chair =)

Thanks for the posthumous ribbons and in the inspiration and creativity it helps encourage. Getting a ribbon in this category is on par with one in a free study- except cooler! =)
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12/03/2010 03:19:57 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Originally posted by h2:

snapshot or badly composed? Only thing in focus is the top of the chair, contrast is too high, your foot is in the frame; posthumous will probably call it art.


It was all worth it just for that imperishable comment from Captain Obvious. Congrats!


I love you, too, Bromide Surfer!
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12/03/2010 01:18:32 AM
LOL. ...yeah, just LOL. :)
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12/03/2010 01:05:06 AM
they're holding little paddles with balls attached to them by elastic.
12/03/2010 12:27:50 AM
Perfect!
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12/03/2010 12:25:54 AM
And controversy. And faves!
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12/03/2010 12:22:37 AM
Originally posted by h2:

snapshot or badly composed? Only thing in focus is the top of the chair, contrast is too high, your foot is in the frame; posthumous will probably call it art.


It was all worth it just for that imperishable comment from Captain Obvious. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 10:11:15 PM
Love the top-down view. I'd like to know how that poor little one got stuck on the bottom.
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12/02/2010 07:51:10 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 05:33:55 PM
omg, I remember this exactly!
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12/02/2010 04:22:18 AM
Great story here. Love the look on her face. Very cool and interesting shot.
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12/02/2010 02:39:46 AM
My favourite of the challenge. One of two tens given on my first pass.

The POV, takes us right into the scene - I particularly like your leg at the bottom of the frame. The high contrast works very well indeed and the blur is fascinating and slightly Lensbabyish.

Then there is the story the image tells - I can't tell if he is just stood over her (?) or sat on her and what are the things in their hands anyway??

Overall this has a cinematic feel that I really enjoy. Enough to fav it.
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12/01/2010 03:08:43 PM
I bet one of them is going to be cross with you for taking and keeping this photo.
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12/01/2010 01:40:20 PM
The perspective just overpowers the little one! Very strong image 10
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12/01/2010 10:41:10 AM
If I were posthumous I would give you a ribbon for this. Red, I think. I like the illusion of looking down at his reflected alter ego. Alas, I don't think you are eligible to receive a posthumous ribbon. Just a feeling I have.
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12/01/2010 03:06:21 AM
This is quite the photograph.
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11/29/2010 03:24:37 PM
Great angle. Not a view one usually sees. Beautiful processing. Bumping
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11/29/2010 10:03:54 AM
THis is a real nice POV Ö We can see the photographer's foot (I assume) which is actually the most intriguing part since it has mysterious and metaphorical potential. It leaves me wanting a bit more story though.
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11/29/2010 05:15:27 AM
like-it----8
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11/28/2010 11:39:59 AM
Vertigo much? Great perspective! 9
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11/27/2010 11:41:32 PM
Great angle! 8
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11/27/2010 09:05:24 PM
Excellent perspective. I really like al the bits of information, shadows, etc.
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11/27/2010 05:43:04 PM
Tales from the living room. The dominance of big brother over little sister. Captured from the boy's exaggerated point of view, of course. Fun stuff.
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11/27/2010 03:48:48 PM
This makes me uncomfortable. Like he's trying to harm her since we can't see what's in his hand. Perhaps that was your intent. (not voting)
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11/27/2010 02:56:32 PM
strong contender!
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11/27/2010 02:08:47 PM
This image sends some very disturbing feelings to me. I think it was designed to do that, but not sure how to feel about it.
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11/26/2010 07:30:18 PM
The perspective here is amazing - the face on the floor so tiny! Lots of energy with just a touch of something akin to but not quite fear.
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11/26/2010 06:36:03 PM
Reminds me of my childhood (though my parents didn't use a camera in such cases) (not voting)
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11/26/2010 05:48:50 PM
This was taken from a dominating perspective. Nice contrast.
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11/26/2010 02:53:08 PM
Now, that's just profoundly disturbing...
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11/26/2010 05:19:22 AM
Well done! The dark tones and b/w goes well with it. Also illustrative. 8
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11/26/2010 03:01:32 AM
snapshot or badly composed? Only thing in focus is the top of the chair, contrast is too high, your foot is in the frame; posthumous will probably call it art.
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11/26/2010 01:34:03 AM
Wow. This is so good. The "loser" seems sooooo faaaaar awaaaaay, and the standing "victor" sooooo taaaaall!! Normally, the chairs and fans and other elements would be distracting, but they propose a prison of vertical lines, caging in the opponents. Marvelous.
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