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Not Alone
Not Alone

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Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Leica M9
Lens: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical MF - Black
Location: Eastern plains of Colorado
Date: Mar 29, 2011
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2011

What an interesting and frustrating challenge. I shot more than 300 images, on at least 4 separate shoots. Studied, watched videos, read web pages, viewed Weston images over and over again. I had 6 entries for which I was not happy with any of them. Then I un-submittted and decided I wasn't going to enter. Then I went though all my shots again, one last time and remembered that Weston was only trying to bring out the simple essence of the thing he was shooting. So I decided to enter a plain landscape shot, but it's more than a landscape shot. Look for the hidden meaning, and please vote your heart.

Place: 5 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.3789
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.0746
Avg (non-participants): 6.5957
Views since voting: 1963
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 161
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/12/2011 01:30:45 AM
This was one of my highest marked entries. I also thought that it was very Westonian, whilst not being a standard Westonian shot, so a lot of extra points in my book. You definitely deserve 5th place after all that hard work. In the end, of all the entries, this image spoke to me most.
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04/09/2011 08:50:02 PM
You've outdone yourself. Probably one of the best picture you've done!
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04/09/2011 12:28:29 PM
Congrats on the HM!! I'm so glad that the rightful winners are in their places! Nicely done!
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04/06/2011 07:21:27 PM
Great Job!!! Congrats on 6th!!
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04/06/2011 02:57:03 AM
Wonderful image Dennis. Congrats on your strong placement. I like this one very much.
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04/06/2011 12:22:25 AM
And there you have it: front page. Incidentally, I've done the same ritual on more than one challenge :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 08:04:20 PM
Really like this composition...particularly the moody, dark feel to it.
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04/05/2011 02:40:11 PM
Love the sky.
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04/04/2011 07:05:09 PM
lovely b/w image - it almost has a bit too much emotion for a Weston - but the crop is right, the conversion is solid and the composition is really good.
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04/02/2011 04:08:43 AM
I like the capture And title
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04/01/2011 12:36:51 PM
fabulous!!!! 9
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03/31/2011 12:33:50 AM
Nice. I like the way this conveys companionship.
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03/30/2011 12:33:50 PM
Beautiful. (not voting)
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03/30/2011 12:09:41 PM
Fantastic! I love the simplicity of your image.
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03/30/2011 06:12:35 AM
Brilliant!! Great composition and title. 10
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