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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Jan 8, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2012

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Statistics
Place: 121 out of 123
Avg (all users): 4.3226
Avg (commenters): 4.5500
Avg (participants): 4.1346
Avg (non-participants): 4.4583
Views since voting: 917
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 124
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/07/2012 03:07:02 PM
Hahaha, brill!
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01/17/2012 08:38:29 PM
I'm so impressed by the way you thought outside the box on this photo. I'd rather have this hanging on my wall than the typical "hallmark" photos we see everyday on this site. Excellent work!
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01/17/2012 01:06:02 PM
I'm still dismayed. The 'foreign culture' excuse of unawareness of the iconic redness of a Radio Flyer wagon is no excuse at all. Everyone here has by definition a computer, and thus a Google or equivalent. DPC challenges only ever present the voter with a tiny handful of unmistakably ambitious images to consider. It takes only a moment for the culturally unaware to inform themselves, and thereby be equipped to make an informed judgement. Lack of awareness is forgivable in an artist, but lack of curiosity is not. The real magic is very often in the oddball images that you don't initially comprehend.
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01/16/2012 08:48:26 PM
Wow you actually got the Brown, I'm jealous!
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01/16/2012 02:08:44 PM
Nice shot Ben, holds nostalgia, great feel in black and white, and you have the strict constructionalists seeing, ironically, "red!"

Message edited by author 2012-01-16 14:09:23.
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01/16/2012 10:46:46 AM
Very nice photo Ben. The shallow focus is well placed. It's an interesting composition. It has nice tones and deep blacks. I believe it has emotional impact too. I think it's irrelevant whether you know that radio flyers are red in color(although I'm sure many that did know and still gave you a low score). If this had been a mono photo of a telephone box, and I enjoyed it, I would have scored it highly too. I would give the photographer the benefit of the doubt assuming that they "saw" the photo as red when they made it. It's a shame people are so narrow minded. Sometimes you have to look beyond what is presented to you.
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01/16/2012 07:30:57 AM
I saw red when I gave this a 7, I think it's time for a class action frontal lobotomy for all scores under that.

Message edited by author 2012-01-16 09:29:20.
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01/16/2012 06:39:50 AM
That's quite interesting, what our mind does at time. I mean.
a friend of my dad used to dive and fish coral pretty deep, up to 100m. He is a biologist as well, so perfectly aware that red bandwith is one of the first to kiss goodbye and disappear when diving deep. Still, he could swear he could see the coral as red anyway :)
This said, I have to admit my brain lacked the previous exposure to work out the trick wih this image, as you say it's a north American icon :)

Message edited by author 2012-01-16 06:40:59.
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01/16/2012 04:34:55 AM
yeah im not arguing with that, when i saw it i knew it would be a postumous ribbon, just for a no colour shot in a colour specified challenge, and thats not a bad thing, but as has been said its very north american based, same as me using a royal mail post box or an old red telephone box. that why it has no red relevance to me. so unless ppl know the brand they are like many did going to vote you down for having no red in a challenge stating the main colour being red.

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01/16/2012 02:43:59 AM
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

i knew this would be hailed by the valdo. ubique, bvy postumous crowd has no relevance to red to me at all and i gave it a 1, far to predictable you lot.


Well, I'm not so sure about that. I love to express color in black and white, it's not that far fetched. The RadioFlyer is iconic, although I knew it would likely strike a cord primarily with North Americans.

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Message edited by author 2012-01-16 09:36:19.
01/16/2012 01:51:11 AM
i knew this would be hailed by the valdo. ubique, bvy postumous crowd has no relevance to red to me at all and i gave it a 1, far to predictable you lot.
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01/16/2012 01:06:39 AM
wow, ben.
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01/16/2012 12:49:27 AM
Originally posted by vlado:

The ability to convey red in an image, as you have, without actually relying on the colour... wow! Brilliant!


Being 23 years old and from Australia, I had no idea what this image was of, and that it is typically a red object, but submitted in black and white. After reading the other comments, I still stand by the low score I gave this, as I didn't get any "red" from this, which is what the challenge asks for. Wrong audience, I guess :)
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01/16/2012 12:43:17 AM
I could not overstate my dismay at the prevailing reactions to this photograph. People who think like that have no business owning an instrument as powerful as a camera. And that's no idle observation: I mean it.
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01/16/2012 12:27:52 AM
In a "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon, Calvin asks his dad about b+w pictures. Dad tells him that the world used to be black and white. When confronted with the fact that the b+w pictures didn't change with the rest of the world, Dad replies "that's because they were color pictures of a black and white world." This was great, forces us to think about what color is and means.
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01/16/2012 12:16:46 AM
Oh MAN! Had planned on getting back to comment on this during voting.

This was/is my favourite from the challenge. Why? Because of the quality of the image, and the bravery to submit a B&W image for this challenge. The ability to convey red in an image, as you have, without actually relying on the colour... wow! Brilliant!
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01/16/2012 12:06:04 AM
You took a chance. Now you know. A brilliant brown.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 10:17:45 PM
out of the box and off the wagon. well done.
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01/15/2012 08:23:17 PM
I always knew these were red.
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01/15/2012 07:06:25 PM
You have the shallow dof, but I needed to see red. (I realize that the subject may well be red, I just needed to see it.)
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01/15/2012 06:10:46 PM
You are really asking for the DNMC votes. Nice image and shallow DOF, though.
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01/15/2012 09:22:49 AM
Wonderful and courageous entry. Such a small slice of focus and my mind fills in the blanks.
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01/14/2012 08:52:48 AM
You may have to be a certain "age" to appreciate this one, and I do. Sort of like a "a color image without color". It speaks to me, lol. (voted earlier)
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01/12/2012 01:31:54 PM
Not sure I get this but this could be due to inexperience.
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01/12/2012 12:43:02 PM
......A.......+
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01/12/2012 10:38:49 AM
Having trouble with the "red" part here though since I know a RadioFlyer wagon is red, I'm using my imagination. Maybe I'm just too literal minded LOL
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01/11/2012 06:39:22 PM
I like the shot and would have scored it higher if the wagon were shown in red.
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01/11/2012 04:12:56 PM
Rad as in Red? I'm not sure I get it... :(
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01/11/2012 08:39:22 AM
Extremely bold to submit a B&W image (I'm assuming it's just the red channel). I like it... 9 from me :)
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01/10/2012 06:42:23 PM
Red?
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01/10/2012 10:48:57 AM
wheres the red ?
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01/10/2012 07:24:47 AM
i gave you a 1 no red
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01/09/2012 10:23:44 PM
Nice photo, but not sure how this addresses the challenge - no use of red as a primary colour
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01/09/2012 09:05:59 PM
I know it's a red object, but really? I like the artistic composition.
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01/09/2012 04:24:32 PM
Red has to be in my imagination, and a memory of my Radioflyer.
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01/09/2012 12:37:38 PM
It's really good that you titled this so we'd know it's red. I wonder how your score is doing...
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01/09/2012 12:35:08 PM
A little lacking in the red department.
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01/09/2012 11:52:49 AM
THe brand is keenly associated with the Red Wagon but will people outside of the US recognize that?
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01/09/2012 12:12:28 AM
In red????
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