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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Date: Nov 13, 2010
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, History
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2010

Yes I know a lot of people will hate this and lowball it, but I also expect a few to appreciate the humor. Certainly a risky shot with some nice flaws to chew on. But I like it and if I don't enter it, I'll always wonder how it would have performed.

[Dec. 7th, 2010 09:16:56 AM]

Been holding in the 5.65 to 5.7 range most of the challenge. Everytime it inches close to 5.7, someone shoots it down with a 3 or 4. Maybe, just maybe, I could have my "love it or hate it" shot with this?

Post-challenge notes:
Knew this would do mid-pack at best. Almost nailed my goal of a "love it or hate it" entry (more 4's and 6's than 5's). If I'd gotten just one more 4, I would have nailed that goal. Getting such a shot is proving to be harder than getting a ribbon.

Place: 144 out of 264
Avg (all users): 5.5965
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.6429
Avg (non-participants): 5.5227
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 114
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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12/08/2010 03:01:29 PM
and thus the name Waxahachie...! larger than life.. yikes!
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12/08/2010 06:02:30 AM
I thought he was holding a weapon there and look it's this tiny bottle with delicate ornaments... nah, doesn't scare me, sorry :))). Fantastic shot!
But I know what you mean about creating an entry which will "divide the score", or have a double peak in the score breakdown - more 8-10s and 1-4s than 5-7s, or something like that. That would mean nobody is indifferent to your photo. Now that's a real challenge. Scores like that immediately remind me of posthumous winners (look at them, they have similar number of 1s and 10s :).
But seriously - 4 photos down, is that you General Patton, sir? :)
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12/08/2010 01:44:26 AM
Yaaaaaaaaah!!!! you beat me on this challenge :-\
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12/08/2010 12:13:27 AM
I liked it. Thought it was fun and unusual.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 10:24:42 AM
Amusing capture. Humorous subject. Nice composure. I've no doubt who did this (I think it's mostly cause the eyes remind me of this image //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=895565 )

The only little nit pick I have about it is that it seems a little over saturated... It's fitting to have a red face for this (I'm assuming you're going for the drunken farming fighting, um, 'theme'?) but his hat seems over-vibrant to me. (I think you might get a few comments about this?)
I wonder if his eyes are a little too clear actually. For a normal portrait they're perfect. But, if I'm right with my assertion of him meant to be brawling after a few too many, shouldn't his eyes be maybe a little blood shot? Or perhaps he's just defending his farm?
I like it. I'd vote it around 6 I think.
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12/02/2010 10:18:54 PM
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12/01/2010 11:29:34 PM
Wow! Talk about ‘in your face’. That’s a great expression and action you’ve captured which I hope ended well :-)
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12/01/2010 05:53:51 PM
this has almost a 3D quality to it.
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12/01/2010 03:08:45 PM
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12/01/2010 12:28:19 AM
this is fun
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