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He's Kicked The Bucket
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jagar


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Challenge: Euphemisms (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Street
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Feb 24, 2012
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250s
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2012

Its the evening before rollover here and my current score is 7.45, don't care where this lands though because Don left me a lovely piece of blue that fulfilled any expectations that i might of had for this image. Thanks for all the comments and the great score and thanks to my mate Christoph for kicking that bucket so hard that he split it.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 89
Avg (all users): 7.4419
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.3455
Avg (non-participants): 7.4872
Views since voting: 4200
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 172
Comments: 62
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/07/2013 09:25:49 AM
Perfect timing. Love the bucket shadow.
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03/12/2012 08:22:07 AM
Inspired shot John. Congrats on another blue - are they getting boring yet? :)
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03/09/2012 01:37:37 PM
Hmmmmm...now if you had a chicken or a pigeon flying out of that bucket...then I'd REALLY be impressed.

But, this expressive image continues to validate your "Super Hero" status in my book.

Congrats on both of your blues, John! ;-)
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03/08/2012 08:20:26 AM
You know I really wish there was water inside it. But great shot!
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03/07/2012 07:24:18 PM
Love how you've perfectly aligned everything with the shadows. What a great motion capture. Congrats on the blue!
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03/07/2012 01:28:31 PM
Yaaaay! Another double! Fabulous, John. Hope you gave the bucket a proper burial.
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03/07/2012 01:05:28 PM
You are the master of monochrome toning - and that wonderful soft sharpness too.

Well deserved Blues.
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03/07/2012 12:58:49 PM
Congrats John! Terrific shot all around - light, textures, action, magnificent be as usual, and that bucket shadow is the icing on the cake ;). Well deserved double blue
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03/07/2012 11:46:31 AM
Good job and truly the best in show. Plus, la joie de vivre that permeates all your work. And a french palindrom for your image:
Ta belle porte s'use trop, elle bat
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03/07/2012 10:47:56 AM
Wonderful image and congrats on the blues!
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03/07/2012 10:21:59 AM
An amazing shot! And I agree with 21.gif markwiley, how are we supposed to compete against something like this? Honestly though, it's amazing and well deserved ribbon!
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03/07/2012 10:21:27 AM
Congrats!
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03/07/2012 09:57:48 AM
How are the rest of us supposed to compete with stuff like this? The setting is interesting and the light is great. How you found someone that can kick a bucket like Beckham kicks a ball is beyond me. His kicking form and facial expression are perfect. The position of the bucket and shadow are great. And, I would love to be watching over your shoulder when you process an image like this. Congrats on the well deserved blue hand and ribbon.

Message edited by author 2012-03-07 20:19:45.
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03/07/2012 09:36:07 AM
Double blue! Congrats!
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03/07/2012 08:50:19 AM
I loved this one. Another one of my 10's. Your mate Christopher is awesome too, lol.
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03/07/2012 08:41:51 AM
You did it again. Congrats.
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03/07/2012 08:39:07 AM
A longing for what is real. Walls made of stone. Doors made or wooden boards. And an authentic, sincere youthful kick by a chap who could be anyone, anywhere or any age.
Just love this!
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03/07/2012 08:19:01 AM
Congrats Jagar!!
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03/07/2012 07:36:03 AM
Congrats on the blue! The bw and the shadows make this image.
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03/07/2012 05:34:17 AM
My goodness - Don is right, this is one tough light to work with! I wonder how did you light-meter this... the door on the right confuses me :).
Absolutely gorgeous, congratulations on both blues!
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03/07/2012 05:33:37 AM
two blue?? awesome! That's rare...

Perfect shot!
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03/07/2012 04:38:05 AM
And nobody recognised Christoph :-) Only kidding, obviously.
Incredible image. Didn't get around to voting in this one. Double blue though! Nice work!
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03/07/2012 04:11:45 AM
You could do a thousand of these and each time get the blue, congrats, don't ever stop being you!
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03/07/2012 04:06:36 AM
Told Ya,Congratulations John.
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03/07/2012 03:56:44 AM
congrats...
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03/07/2012 03:28:50 AM
Glad this one won, I've gotta learn to do BW conversion this well, among other things! Congrats

Message edited by author 2012-03-07 03:29:50.
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03/07/2012 03:24:50 AM
Marvelous John. You and light really are on intimate terms aren't you. Inspiring stuff and fantastic to see you pick up so much blue.
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03/07/2012 02:34:16 AM
A DPC blue and a Posthumous blue! Couldn't agree more.
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03/07/2012 02:09:39 AM
Congratulations, John. A superb shot, powerful and strong entry form you. Well done!
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03/07/2012 01:09:33 AM
Congratulations, a truly wonderful shot receiving maximum marks from myself.
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03/07/2012 12:44:54 AM
WD John. Signature work and PP.
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03/07/2012 12:41:27 AM
Congratulations! Two blues, how cool! Cool shot, too, of course.
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03/07/2012 12:26:00 AM
That's just awesome, double blue! Congrats!
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03/07/2012 12:25:14 AM
Congrats on the double blue!
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03/07/2012 12:05:14 AM
2 BLUES IN ONE!! CONGRATS!!
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03/07/2012 12:04:50 AM
Many congrats on the well deserved "double blue" John! Wonderful contrast and textures, once again!
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03/07/2012 12:03:00 AM
Brilliant, Jonathan.
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03/07/2012 12:02:44 AM
Congrats! One of my favorites!!
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03/07/2012 12:02:05 AM
Not surprised you won John, another blue to add to your collection, congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2012 09:55:50 PM
Man, that's some nice form! Still a player despite the age. Rich BW as always.
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03/06/2012 02:07:16 PM
He got good loft on that bucket!
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03/06/2012 12:43:31 PM
this is absolutely first class 10
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03/06/2012 12:27:22 PM
I'll bet he can leap too!!! Wonderful light and corners.
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03/06/2012 11:27:32 AM
Yup, ribbon, John. Love the door in the penumbra, spying on the activities...
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03/05/2012 07:27:34 PM
Best in show. When you set up a shot it had better be perfect, and so it is. A more squeamish photographer would have been afraid of this light. You made it work for you.

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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03/05/2012 09:30:27 AM
Hahahaha, good one very dynamic and great framing and BW as always.
A ribbon or thereabout is well worth the risk of giving your lens a whole new, bucket shaped look :)
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03/02/2012 04:08:46 PM
Nice action shot and great use of the shadows. Makes the scene more interesting without in any way loosing the bucket as the subject.
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03/02/2012 02:22:00 PM
Beautiful lighting and shadows
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03/02/2012 09:58:06 AM
beautiful definitely my favorite: great photo + classic euphemism = 10
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03/02/2012 12:28:58 AM
Excellent use of light and shadow. Adds depth and plays up the texture. Well done.
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03/01/2012 06:12:22 PM
Great action. The shadow of the bucket is really nice.
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03/01/2012 05:56:09 PM
My favorite in the challenge -- absolutely wonderful use of the available light patterns and terrific tonal range.
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03/01/2012 12:13:34 PM
Far too aggressive and french to do any good here. Just thought I would mix it up a bit.
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03/01/2012 02:59:46 AM
I had a few of these bucket shots in a row, this is by far the best.
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02/29/2012 07:32:59 PM
Very well done! Everything is in it's place.
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02/29/2012 07:16:47 PM
"OK, when I say 3, kick this heavy metal bucket right at my camera. 1...2..."
Looks like the work of 21.gif jagar. I think the heavy shadows add to this piece, although I might have cropped out the white door.
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02/29/2012 06:24:52 PM
good photo, but not to the euphemistic point
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02/29/2012 01:20:08 PM
I love the lighting and movement captured in this photo . Great job :) (9)
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02/29/2012 10:39:42 AM
Oh man - this is just outstanding. Not only is it composed perfectly, the image itself is technically flawless. Another one of the top ten images if not the overall winner - there is some tough competition in this challenge and I'm only about twenty images in so far. Very nicely done. Perfect.
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02/29/2012 10:30:07 AM
Great shot! Black and white conversion works flawlessly here. Detail is nicely accentuated. The look on his face, the determination... it's almost as if he's refusing to succumb to the euphemism.
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02/29/2012 08:30:33 AM
Yours is by far the stand out for this euphemism. Love the composition, contrasts and tones. Actually my fav so far. 8
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02/29/2012 05:30:58 AM
jagar? lovely light and dark. 9 favourite so far
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