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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Nov 24, 2010
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Street
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2010

FYI - I have never used selective desat in any of my posts. I will not say I never will but I am not a fan. This is shot into the sun so the blue bag is bright. You can look at the shadow over the manhole cover and see a bit of reflection or look at the top left and see a bit of color. This photo would pass for basic editing. Iím a bit upset that people thought it wasnít legit and I guess I should have realized this might happen. I did try it in b/w but I actually like the blue plastic bag. I like the way itís being dragged home through the muck Ė not unlike a hunter carrying home his prize. At least that's the way I saw it.

About the photo - I live with NY street traffic. I work in the touristiest part of the city. I stayed home on Black Friday. I will always stay home on Black Friday. I hope you got the message.

PS Ė I was thrilled to be part of this PH challenge. Quite honestly and in my own way, I view every challenge as a PH challenge but this one was special because everybody participated all at once. I would love to do it all over again and again.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.9266
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.2025
Avg (non-participants): 5.7041
Views since voting: 602
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 177
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/03/2010 01:33:22 PM
I just realized I've left someone else a comment and called her Penny! Sheesh. So, this is a fabulous image, PENNY, and except for recognizing it as NY, thought it might have been Deb's entry.
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12/03/2010 07:59:38 AM
Ahhh so close to a 6+. I thought this was so awesome. Blue bag - perfect!
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12/03/2010 12:40:47 AM
I think this is EXCELLENT!!! Yay for using desat.. I hear ya I did stuff I've never done to a pix wasn't like most but for me it was wild.. LOL Oh look we are side by side.. Any hooo In my humble opinion this was under appreciated! I love the BLUE Bag statement!!
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12/03/2010 12:22:48 AM
Aah. The secret of the blue bag. How unobservant I am.
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12/03/2010 12:04:06 AM
I can almost hear the tiny violin... Good finish, Penny!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 09:54:04 PM
I so wish that bag weren't blue. The white lines and perpendicular black shadows would play off of each other so nicely otherwise. I'm not sure what story you're trying to tell. In any case, I'm happy to find my own story.
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12/02/2010 07:52:24 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 05:33:00 PM
Capturing the essence. Low down, grit, matrices, crossing crossing... But the blue bag I need to ponder.
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12/02/2010 04:49:06 AM
a glimps of something we normally don't spot as we hurry about our daily lives, the light and the shadows really make this photo stand out for me.
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12/01/2010 03:03:36 PM
Or blue bag day. 7
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12/01/2010 11:20:59 AM
Great capture. Makes me so happy I wasn't out shopping that day. Love the blue bag in the otherwise colorless scene.
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11/30/2010 03:03:18 PM
nice darkness
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11/29/2010 05:04:13 AM
stimmingsful---8
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11/28/2010 01:59:25 PM
full of city life, wonderful play of light and dark, and I really like the blue on street and covers.
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11/28/2010 12:53:36 PM
Yes!
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11/28/2010 11:40:01 AM
I had to come back to this photo - I love the effect you created w/ the black silhouettes/white lines/blue bag. Artistic and great. 9
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11/28/2010 12:49:02 AM
A beauty! I love how even the blue light looks warm in this. Beautiful picture. (10)
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11/27/2010 03:12:47 PM
I like that punch of blue in an image that's color... but almost BW. Well done. So much to look at. (not voting)
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11/27/2010 03:11:10 PM
what a great, and "timely" image of our consumerism! :)
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11/26/2010 11:48:53 PM
Immediately, I'm captured by all the criss-crossing silhouettes! And that blue bag just anchors the whole image for me. Love this one. Hope it does well for you! (no vote...just lurking)
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11/26/2010 05:22:51 PM
That's a pretty grim view of the American dream, I suppose. I like the density and the washed out colors against the bright reflection of of the crosswalk, allowing the shopping bag to stand out. (not voting)
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11/26/2010 04:41:28 PM
here is an amazing shot. so simple. the blue is a major hit with me and draws me to focus on the manhole covers; a kind of a static peace amid the chaos of the crowd. nice work.
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11/26/2010 12:00:57 PM
Selective desaturation? The overall look of the image is good. Nice with the long shadows.
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11/26/2010 01:37:55 AM
Nice use of selective desat. Great long shadows.
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11/26/2010 12:29:57 AM
Almost like the world has been taken over by aliens. Fantastic job.
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