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Challenge: Lonely Shoes In Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Feb 20, 2011
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2011

wow, first blue. wasn't sure where it would end up, the score stayed in the 6.6 range the whole time but i got so many great comments.

thanks to my buddy for helping me with this, and for letting me dunk his boots.

i would liked to have gotten the boot out of the water but we underestimated the weight of the boot on the fishing rod!

Place: 1 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.6613
Avg (commenters): 8.2941
Avg (participants): 6.4940
Avg (non-participants): 6.7961
Views since voting: 5690
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 186
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0

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03/06/2011 03:50:17 PM
Great picture - very well done!!! Congrats on the top finish!!!
03/05/2011 11:45:32 PM
I love that. It is sooo good.
03/04/2011 09:10:20 PM
This is a fabulous image for this challenge. Congratulations on the Blue.
03/03/2011 05:02:52 PM
Fantastic shot and a fitting end to your rebel
03/03/2011 12:34:59 PM
Just looking at the challenge for the first time - excellent work with this, Mike. Congrats on your first ribbon - and a blue at that!
03/03/2011 09:25:10 AM
Great idea. Clever shot. Love this in black and white. Congrats on your first blue!
03/03/2011 08:59:22 AM
I loved this shot! I figured it would get blue, and I'm so glad it did!!! Congrats on your blue. :)
03/03/2011 03:30:30 AM
Wonderful image, Michael. Congratulations on winning your first ribbon!
03/02/2011 11:54:49 PM
Things happen for a reason. I don't think this shot would have had the same impact with the boot clearing the water. That reflection is killer! Congrats on your first blue.
03/02/2011 07:10:44 PM
What a great way to finish with you 1000d :-) great idea and execution
03/02/2011 05:11:54 PM
Well deserved.
03/02/2011 12:38:42 PM
Pretty nice looking boot to get soaked ! Wonderful image -well done !
03/02/2011 09:52:19 AM
Congrats on the Blue! A fantastic interpretation of the classic fishing shot.

So was it Dover Sole?
03/02/2011 08:51:42 AM
Congratulations on the blue.
03/02/2011 08:12:06 AM
Congrats on your first Blue!
03/02/2011 01:56:35 AM
Very nice!!! Everything is PERFECT. Congrats...
03/02/2011 01:07:14 AM
Nice! Congrats on the blue. Great image. Composition and focal depth are perfect for this story. Nice work.
03/02/2011 12:35:50 AM
Congrats on the blue! Great shot!
03/02/2011 12:26:25 AM
congratulation to you...
03/02/2011 12:04:41 AM
Congratulations! This was a well deserved result.
03/02/2011 12:02:49 AM
Congratulations! One of my 10's. Love it!
03/02/2011 12:02:34 AM
Congrats, this is the week for first blueys, loved this.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2011 11:25:38 AM
My only 10. I love this! (voted earlier)
02/28/2011 09:15:18 AM
How original! (9)
02/28/2011 02:19:56 AM
Very clever and well shot. I’m sure you’re getting many ‘Sole Fish’ puns.
02/27/2011 12:05:05 PM
02/25/2011 09:13:29 AM
Nice dept of field, reflection in the water, and composition.
02/24/2011 06:27:15 PM
02/24/2011 03:42:27 PM
Great idea, well done.
02/24/2011 06:36:43 AM
Love this well done for an interesting topic. Great clarity with nice depth of field, one of my favourites, well done.
02/24/2011 12:17:57 AM
One of the best.
02/24/2011 12:06:48 AM
Fantastic pic, top 10.
02/23/2011 10:34:41 PM
very creative
02/23/2011 08:14:04 PM
Once when I went fishing I had hooked something, I had such a hard time pulling it up I thought it was a giant fish but no it was only a rotten soggy boot. Thanks for the memory!
02/23/2011 06:21:16 PM

Message edited by author 2011-03-07 13:22:38.
02/23/2011 03:12:27 PM
I love this! Great range, perfect idea!
02/23/2011 01:27:47 PM
I voted a "7" on this. Superb composition. Great clarity and detail on the wet boot. The narrow dof with pleasant bg bokeh really throws the eye to the subject. I love the luminous glow on the water and the rippled reflections. The fishing line is just right. (My filament line would be invisible.) Outstanding tonal range. Excellent b&w conversion. I also love the shot angle, which is low..... like you were in the water, below the gunnel of the boat.
02/23/2011 12:06:03 PM
You did not give a chance to the boot to get soaked but it's a great image. Hemingway would agree.
02/23/2011 01:28:35 AM
Very creative way to satisfy the theme of the challenge. Love it.
02/23/2011 12:14:57 AM
LOL... good idea 7

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