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i'm not a sturgeon
i'm not a sturgeon
bspurgeon


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Challenge: In The Style Of: bspurgeon (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF Distagon T
Date: Jul 10, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2011

Thanks for the comments. Decided to go with my recent exploration of candid portraits/streetish images.

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.5929
Avg (commenters): 8.4348
Avg (participants): 6.7284
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 1429
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 113
Comments: 46
Favorites: 9 (view)


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07/26/2011 09:14:46 PM
you make me laugh and go far out!! .. all at the same time ..
what a brilliant shot and i so love your title .. 8th place aint bad i spose in a challenge all about you .. but you should'v won .. oh well next time .. :)
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07/23/2011 02:43:39 PM
beautiful!
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07/22/2011 05:51:38 PM
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Ha! Not even Data or Jean Luc could take a photo this good...! 9 from me!


That's only because Jean Luc never did get the borg lens implant.
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07/22/2011 03:52:47 PM
hilarious that you were out-spurgeoned ;-)
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07/22/2011 10:04:03 AM
Beautiful portrait Ben. Congrats on a great challenge and getting on the front page. You are an inspiration.
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07/22/2011 07:45:31 AM
Well, at least you finished Top 10 in your own challenge. I don't think Ansel Adams did as well in his.
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07/22/2011 07:08:30 AM
I was one of your 8's. There was something about this picture that just made me...smile.
Great stuff in a great challenge...Thanks!!
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07/22/2011 06:47:45 AM
Didn't have time to enter, and didn't vote, but looked...... hind sight is a beautiful thing..... 9.5 :) It's so like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bspurgeon style....and I concur...... great placement (even if it's your own challenge) .... LOL! I'm thinking pan fried is great....... Breakie on the Beach!
Congrats on having a Challenge named in your honor! You rock, even without an entry...... TY!!! ....for enriching this site.... :)
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07/22/2011 02:33:47 AM
I could smell you in this one. :) Great placement, congrats!
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07/22/2011 02:09:12 AM
Pffft. This is nothing like Ben's style. :P
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07/22/2011 12:54:55 AM
Ha! Not even Data or Jean Luc could take a photo this good...! 9 from me!
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07/22/2011 12:48:46 AM
I thought this was you. Really sweet the song of the fishie man and his swinging fishies.
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07/22/2011 12:40:27 AM
Glad you managed top 10 in your own challenge! Well done, great image.
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07/22/2011 12:38:23 AM
Yeah Ben, knew this had to be you, wonderful, and great finish.
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07/22/2011 12:36:09 AM
I SHOULD have guessed this was yours!!! Congrats on doing so well in your own challenge.
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07/22/2011 12:31:22 AM
wonderful, wonderful :) and i'm so impressed with those who guessed ya.
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07/22/2011 12:28:14 AM
You know, I really appreciate your style and have studied it a lot during this challenge and wouldn't have picked this as yours .. but it is such an excellent shot that I should have .. I just don't have the eye .. YET :) Congrats on your top 10 finish in an very challenging entry cause this bspurgeon guy is a tough act to follow :)
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07/22/2011 12:24:30 AM
Congrats on Top 10 in your own challenge!! :)
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07/22/2011 12:05:05 AM
Total awesomeness...
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07/22/2011 12:03:37 AM
Hah! I knew it! Well done!
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07/22/2011 12:03:15 AM
I knew it was you!!!! Congrats on your Spurgeon-ness (and I don't mean fish!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2011 11:56:37 PM
Clever but also a great portrait. The best one in this challenge.

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07/21/2011 11:37:19 PM
I can hear the sound of the fish as they flop on the pier floor. And I remember the story of your dream. A very Spurgeon-esque photograph. :-)
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07/21/2011 10:11:00 PM
It would be cool if this one won the silver fish award. The moment captured and the processing make this a great fit for the challenge.
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07/21/2011 10:07:28 PM
wonderful portrait, great composition, great capture.

This goes into my fantasy sturgeon cellar

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07/21/2011 08:25:18 PM
Lucky boy, unlucky fish. Great Ben a like shot, nice toning.
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07/21/2011 05:56:24 PM
What a great photo! "I could just drift, he thought, and sleep and put a bight of line around my toe to wake me. But today is eighty-five days and I should fish the day well." quote from The Old Man and the Sea.
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07/21/2011 03:02:33 PM
We called it "making bait" and yup, those be mackerel, not sturgeon :-)
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07/21/2011 08:22:43 AM
This is my fav in the challenge. Perfect!
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07/20/2011 11:40:23 AM
Ah, pier fishing. Great catch :-)
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07/20/2011 01:34:24 AM
but you are a spurgeon. =P
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07/19/2011 08:37:21 PM
Wonderfully captured. A great image. 9
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07/19/2011 04:42:46 PM
holy mackerel!
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07/19/2011 02:11:48 PM
Even though on the face of it I don't see this as being in the traditional style of Ben, I do think this is you Ben. Something about it (thinking of your last free study I suppose) makes me think it is. Plus the title of course. If it's not, then well done for fooling me into thinking it is Ben!
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07/19/2011 03:01:31 AM
Flat out magnificent picture; would get a 10 in a Free Study from me. Only fair to bump you up from 9 to 10 here,
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07/18/2011 04:45:47 AM
Nope. But I can taste the salt on my lips and smell the sea in the air. Has the flavor of old times pictures.
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07/17/2011 01:47:48 PM
This is such an old fashion image. The subject is someone out of an adventure novel. Terrific capture, and I really like the sepia tone.
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07/17/2011 01:32:52 AM
But you may be a Bspurgeon. That hand holding the fishing pole at the upper left is genius. Great composition. I can feel the salty air.
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07/16/2011 08:45:09 PM
Back to comment... Plus points for the humor! LOL!
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07/16/2011 07:35:38 PM
Ha!! The most apt picture in the challenge, I do believe. Well done tones and contrast. He looks so proud!
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07/16/2011 05:52:47 PM
Brilliant image, straight into my fav's.
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07/16/2011 04:52:31 PM
Wonderful photo. I can feel the weather. The 3 fish are puzzling and fascinating.
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07/16/2011 02:53:39 PM
this is great, love that we can still see his hand, a truly excellent catch. 8
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07/16/2011 10:16:42 AM
Love the pun. The marginal framing reminds me of some of Ben's recent shots.
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07/15/2011 06:18:12 AM
This is an excellent photograph. Perfect timing.
I used to do this back at home. 5-6 of them everytime! Good fun when it's about 5 of us in a row.
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07/15/2011 12:18:06 AM
Wonderful, feeling this is Ben's ??
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