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Challenge: Fences III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L MF
Location: Normandie, France
Date: May 5, 2011
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2011

After checking the sun orientation, sunset and low tide times, I found a place on the coast when all of these were happening together. I wanted low tide on a long flat beach, so that the sand would create lots of reflections.

Once there, I pre-broke wooden planks, nailed them accordingly on a structure, which I buried in the sand. Then I just waited for the sun, did some jumps, and here it is.

Thanks for all the great votes and comments!

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Post challenge:
Oh, 8, what an achievement, I'm so happy! Thank you all so much! I thought I would not reach that bar before long, I think I'm going to jump some more ;-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 121
Avg (all users): 8.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.8286
Avg (participants): 7.6491
Avg (non-participants): 8.2353
Views since voting: 7798
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 142
Comments: 112
Favorites: 42 (view)


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04/03/2012 03:01:52 PM
Awesome shot!
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06/26/2011 10:55:26 PM
An awesome photo ... greatness
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06/02/2011 12:10:18 PM
Just saw this on the front page of 1x... well done!
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05/22/2011 12:40:26 PM
love when a good idea pays off like this.
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05/22/2011 12:07:35 PM
It had to you ! Another superb idea that really stands out from the crowd. Excellent,Congratulations.
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05/22/2011 10:49:56 AM
Congratulations on the blue!
Excellent!
The title and the image make a perfect pair!
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05/18/2011 07:34:04 AM
Originally posted by owen:

The wide angle makes it look like you're very high above the beach.


Thanks a lot for your kind comment!

The perspective was also specifically modified (the lens was shifted vertically) in order to give even more this flying impression, I'm glad it worked well. Love this lens.
05/18/2011 02:20:49 AM
Pretty clever and an Awesome shot produced.
The wide angle makes it look like you're very high above the beach.
Congrats on your well deserved 8!!!
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05/18/2011 12:26:20 AM
Very creative. Congrats!
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05/17/2011 10:18:41 PM
Outstanding... The planning and execution are impeccable.
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05/17/2011 03:59:26 PM
Very creative and well done- as always. Congratulations Christophe!
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05/17/2011 03:06:21 PM
Oh My God... you're a genius (and a great athlet too :D). I always love to be in front of your images!
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05/17/2011 01:38:04 PM
Congrats with this great photo and idea !
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05/17/2011 12:40:40 PM
I get the feeling that if people put such a thorough effort into everything they did (as you do in these images), the world would be a more amazing place.
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05/17/2011 04:03:35 AM
As always - outstanding creativity, execution and pp.
What more can one say?
Congrats, Christophe - and please continue to inspire us!
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05/17/2011 12:22:29 AM
Your photos are so full of life. And this one is full of joy. Well done and congratulations!
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05/16/2011 07:54:48 PM
your photos lack the salt of imperfection.
this is sweet though. ;)
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05/16/2011 07:21:51 PM
Congratulations! I knew this would ribbon and glad that it did. Now, of course, you know, it's going to take a lot of work to gain a new PB score, don't you? LOL ;) Enjoy this score because it was really well earned!
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05/16/2011 03:26:34 PM
Not only did you get an 8 -- but look at your distribution. The you received more 10s than any other vote! (congrats again. :)
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05/16/2011 01:20:07 PM
Huge accomplishment with breaking 8! It shows all of us that hard work and creative thinking does pay off! Great image, knew it would do very well. Congrats Christophe. That Graph is envious, and something to be very proud of.
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05/16/2011 01:16:59 PM
even I had to give you a 6 for this. you are a lunatic! lol
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05/16/2011 12:24:40 PM
Really well-deserved score. I had a feeling it would be scoring this high. Congratulations!
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05/16/2011 12:07:34 PM
Amazing, such a talent.
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05/16/2011 11:35:50 AM
You are a very creative individual. Congrats.
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05/16/2011 10:05:21 AM
Congrats! 88888888!!!!!
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05/16/2011 09:09:52 AM
The work you consistently put into your shots is so amazing. And the results are always so stunning. Congratulations!
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05/16/2011 08:26:31 AM
An 8... Well, time to retire!! ;)
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05/16/2011 08:23:44 AM
Nice going!!!!! Congrats.
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05/16/2011 07:55:53 AM
Gorgeous!
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05/16/2011 06:58:05 AM
I'm so happy you broke 8! I knew you would, but if truth be told never dreamed you would so soon. Congratulations on the blue, a pb, a wonderful image and to the small and elite 8+ club! :-)
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05/16/2011 06:35:40 AM
you take photography and creativity to a whole new level .. congrats on an amazing photograph, a wonderful idea, excellent execution and of course a totally deserved blue ribbon and pb .. :)
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05/16/2011 06:32:36 AM
Congrats! This is just amazing!
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05/16/2011 05:32:40 AM
You are crazy, Christophe, this image confirms it! ;) Congrats! Margaret
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05/16/2011 04:52:53 AM
Holy cow! 8 exactly! And P.B! Wow....
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05/16/2011 04:42:59 AM
nice !
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05/16/2011 04:21:32 AM
Congrats on blue and on a PB!
Well thought out and executed image!
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05/16/2011 03:51:02 AM
This is a fabulous images. Congrats on the amazing score also.
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05/16/2011 03:32:05 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

oops - forgot I already posted

You forgot one thing though Art...the stamp! (",
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05/16/2011 03:19:24 AM
A-maaa-zing.
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05/16/2011 03:06:38 AM
oops - forgot I already posted

Message edited by author 2011-05-16 03:07:28.
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05/16/2011 02:49:51 AM
Congrats on the awesome score to accompany a brilliant image!
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05/16/2011 02:46:09 AM
friggin incredible
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05/16/2011 02:43:49 AM
...and what a score!
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05/16/2011 02:33:00 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Must be the Grand Canyon though. The Gorges du Verdon doesn't count. Too small. :P


May be doable... I just need to find a willing subject, as I suspect my wife wouldn't pose for that one ;-)
05/16/2011 02:30:19 AM
awesome shot, awesome score! Congrats, Christophe!
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05/16/2011 02:26:16 AM
Must be the Grand Canyon though. The Gorges du Verdon doesn't count. Too small. :P
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05/16/2011 02:24:26 AM
Do this at the Grand Canyon and you might break the all time scoring record. Just be sure to bring along a parachute. :P
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05/16/2011 02:22:16 AM
Damn, this is so good!
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05/16/2011 02:07:59 AM
Congrats on another well earned blue - fabulous shot.
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05/16/2011 02:03:39 AM
Congrats. Magnificent photo
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05/16/2011 01:50:11 AM
WOW....look at that score!!! Congrats on your new PB and a blue!!!
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05/16/2011 01:40:27 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Congrats! An easy call. I cannot recall anyone in my six plus years on DPC that consistently put the amount of effort into your entries as you do. Are you unemployed, retired, or independently wealthy? ;-)


Thanks a lot :-) I am very busy at work in fact, I just don't sleep much ;-)
05/16/2011 01:37:51 AM
Congrats! An easy call. I cannot recall anyone in my six plus years on DPC that consistently put the amount of effort into your entries as you do. Are you unemployed, retired, or independently wealthy? ;-)
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05/16/2011 01:28:19 AM
Originally posted by littlemav:

(BUT DUDE) couldn't you have held off just once since I scored my only 7?????


Oh Katie, a 7 without a ribbon is a bit harsh... I'm sorry about that, and I'm sure you will win one very soon.
05/16/2011 01:06:16 AM
You finally got your 8! And surely not your last. Way to go!
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05/16/2011 12:42:39 AM
Really amazing work and a well deserved blue! I'm still laughing at those two "2" votes. Hater much? lol
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05/16/2011 12:33:06 AM
Somehow I expected this to be yours. I see by your notes that there was a lot of planning and effort in this, as usual for your entries. Thanks for the details of how you did it.
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05/16/2011 12:30:59 AM
Seriously Christophe I just love your photography, and each one just makes me go OMG he raised the bar again!
(BUT DUDE) couldn't you have held off just once since I scored my only 7????? LOL (just jokeing!) Your dedication to your art is awe-inspireing!!!
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05/16/2011 12:15:38 AM
Well done and congrats on a new PB. What's next - a 9 finish :-)
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05/16/2011 12:14:11 AM
What an imagination you have dude...
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05/16/2011 12:11:06 AM
Well-deserved blue! Congratulaations! This was my favourite.
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05/16/2011 12:10:06 AM
An 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All your hard work pays off, Christophe. Congrats on your blue.
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05/16/2011 12:05:37 AM
Wow, Can't believe once again the trouble you go to, to achieve your images. Great stuff Chris, and Congrats on a new PB, and reaching 8, you must be thrilled !
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05/16/2011 12:05:28 AM
Told you you would ribbon! Congrats...you are so clever!
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05/16/2011 12:04:48 AM
I knew this was yours! Congrats on the Blue, and a new personal best with that nice round 8!
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05/16/2011 12:03:26 AM
Hahah! My husband figured this had to be yours!!

Yeahhh!!!!! You got your 8!!!!

Congrats!!
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05/16/2011 12:02:17 AM
Great Job !!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2011 11:37:55 PM
Too fake looking. Just give me a shot of a good old metal fence without the special effects. Sorry to say but I voted last night and could only give a ten!

EDIT: There is one other that will likely beat this. You have the edge on creativity but the other has the edge on quality. You photo has some very good quality also. I'm just not sure it can muscle to #1. This should be a top 3 for sure.
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05/15/2011 11:29:46 PM
Well put together. Great composition and color. Congrats on your ribbon.
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05/15/2011 07:58:40 PM
OMG! You won!
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05/15/2011 04:59:32 PM
I have a feeling he'll land on the front page or darn close to it.
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05/15/2011 03:41:48 PM
Blue. No doubt. This has all the markings of a 21.gif gyaban. :)
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05/15/2011 03:19:57 PM
Your breaking free!
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05/15/2011 02:41:53 PM
Outstanding.. I love that jump, the action and the colors. All.
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05/14/2011 11:11:26 AM
What else can I say, but this is awesome!
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05/13/2011 11:45:00 PM
LOve this shot...well done!!!!
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05/13/2011 09:57:32 PM
Great theme, strong ribbon candidate.
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05/13/2011 05:28:39 PM
"un grain de folie sinon rien..."
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05/13/2011 04:21:01 PM
Awesome! Unique and creative and fabulous colors. Just couldn't ask for much more.
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05/13/2011 02:47:54 PM
Fantasic! Very cool shot!!
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05/13/2011 02:13:57 AM
Great job
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05/12/2011 11:06:22 PM
Great presentation.
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05/12/2011 07:25:17 PM
Wonderful photo...great out of the box image.
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05/12/2011 04:29:06 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! (I think that's a safe assumption :)
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05/12/2011 08:18:33 AM
Clear winner. I need not say more. 10.
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05/11/2011 04:21:13 PM
Ok, I give, how did you do it? great shot btw!
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05/11/2011 01:09:25 PM
Excellent. Can't wait to see the details on how you did this. 9
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05/11/2011 11:14:43 AM
LOVE IT!! Nice work!
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05/11/2011 10:20:32 AM
Just awwwwwwesome
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05/11/2011 08:05:42 AM
clever; tricky, well composed, well played. top 3 for sure- great work.
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05/10/2011 08:21:12 PM
I predict winner. My only 10.
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05/10/2011 05:22:17 PM
Outstanding idea, 8
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05/10/2011 12:46:04 PM
great job, how original!
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05/10/2011 11:31:08 AM
Something different should be real near the top.
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05/10/2011 09:45:00 AM
Great shot!
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05/09/2011 10:01:59 PM
Extremely creative shot. Lovely colors and silhouettes.
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05/09/2011 07:43:21 PM
Blue ribbon
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05/09/2011 06:15:31 PM
I am trying to figure out how did you do this. awesome!
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05/09/2011 04:29:15 PM
The first image I get to vote on and I feel I'm already looking at a ribbon winner. You've gone beyond the concept of taking a photo of a fence and created a wonderful story with the perfect surroundings. This is the sort of effort that leads me to feel this is 21.gif gyaban. This is really appreciated and impressive and gets full marks from me. Well done!
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05/09/2011 04:06:39 PM
Great idea well executed.
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05/09/2011 03:34:17 PM
Unique, creative, fun, very cool and absolutely perfectly done, from concept to processing. If this doesn't win blue I'm jumping in right after you. 10. Favorite.
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05/09/2011 01:11:20 PM
This image deserves an 8+ score and I think you will either get it or will come very close to it.
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05/09/2011 12:25:48 PM
Stellar! Hope you got this on the first take!
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05/09/2011 12:21:47 PM
Sure to ribbon...if it doesn't....voters need their head examined! LOL ;)
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05/09/2011 11:18:41 AM
This is the winner, nice one.
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05/09/2011 09:37:54 AM
my favorite in this challenge. Well thinked well executed color are out of this world :)
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05/09/2011 08:31:03 AM
I have a feeling this will win the blue ribbon!
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05/09/2011 04:52:51 AM
Great idea and very nice execution. I can see this grabbing a ribbon.
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05/09/2011 01:27:40 AM
Not sure how you did this, but it's brilliant and should ribbon...good luck in advance
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05/09/2011 01:08:35 AM
Yup. This will ribbon. (not voting)
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05/09/2011 12:30:13 AM
I think i may have detected the bluey. Good stuff.
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05/09/2011 12:16:13 AM
Incredible work!
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