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It really isn't anywhere, it's somewhere else instead
3rd PlaceIt really isn't anywhere, it's somewhere else instead
vawendy


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Challenge: All Alone II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Mar 10, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2012



[Mar. 18th, 2012 10:24:37 PM]

Halfway Down

by A.A. Milne

Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isnít any
other stair
quite like
it.
iím not at the bottom,
iím not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
I always
stop.

Halfway up the stairs
Isnít up
And it isnít down.
It isnít in the nursery,
It isnít in town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isnít really
Anywhere!
Itís somewhere else
Instead!

Huge thanks to my wonderful son and incredible husband. This staircase/window is in the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary. It's an incredible stairway and window -- I really wish it were mine. Because it definitely would be the place where I always stop.

Thanks for the wonderful votes and so many nice comments! Not sure where this will end up, because there are some truly great images in this challenge. Well done, everyone!

[Mar. 18th, 2012 10:29:01 PM]

I'm so excited that someone recognized the poem!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.9778
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.8065
Avg (non-participants): 7.1233
Views since voting: 3182
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 135
Comments: 48
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/21/2012 11:15:06 PM
A great effect with depth of visual entrainment and a subdued emotional pull. Good work.
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03/21/2012 05:49:21 PM
I feel like that sometimes... Are you the poet? lcervantes@comcast.net
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03/21/2012 04:17:33 PM
I like Lev'S comment...and certainly find myself drawn to this shot...quite a lovely connection. The light on the stairs is wonderful.
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03/21/2012 11:23:58 AM
Fabulous finish, Wendy. Congrats!!
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03/20/2012 10:07:07 PM
Wendy! This is...well... so moving.

It's... FABULOUS!

Thank you for giving it to us to see.

(thought I commented after your win... but can't find it)
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03/19/2012 08:04:23 PM
Good stuff, Wendy, congratulations!
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03/19/2012 05:40:30 PM
Really well done and contrats. I gave it a 7, and I not only know the AA Milne poem but can sing it from a memory of 60 years ago from a David Tomlinson album. Funny, actually, when I can't remember what I did five minutes ago.
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03/19/2012 02:23:11 PM
I really liked this one, I'm glad you did well with it.
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03/19/2012 12:27:57 PM
Congratulations,one of my favs.
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03/19/2012 12:13:01 PM
congrats on your ribbon Wendy. Fantastic shot, reminded me this big favorite of mine
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it's like the girl from that photo has grown up a bit but has not really changed...

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03/19/2012 10:40:34 AM
congrats! my favorite in this challenge
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03/19/2012 10:21:50 AM
Beautiful, well composed black and white shot, Wendy. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/19/2012 10:21:30 AM
Spectacular, Wendy. Great mood in this image.
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03/19/2012 08:52:40 AM
Way to go, Wendy!!!
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03/19/2012 08:36:57 AM
Excellent shot Wendy.
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03/19/2012 08:24:52 AM
Congrats Wendy! Lovely, lonely image!
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03/19/2012 03:16:35 AM
Congrats on the yellow. A great photo.
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03/19/2012 02:38:34 AM
Great job Wendy, I knew this would do really well. This was one of my top picks. Congrats!
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03/19/2012 02:18:36 AM
Adding as a fave.
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03/19/2012 12:30:33 AM
Nice light. Congratulations!
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03/19/2012 12:20:14 AM
Congrats, Wendy!
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03/19/2012 12:13:08 AM
Congratulations! Pleased to see this recovered much of it's initial score and placed in the ribbons. Lovely shot.
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03/19/2012 12:12:55 AM
I don't know... nothing wrong with the first two places, good image, but for me, this is the winner (in a better spot) :-\
very nice moody picture.
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03/19/2012 12:11:23 AM
Congrats Wendy.
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03/19/2012 12:11:10 AM
Why am I not surprised?
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03/19/2012 12:04:08 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon!!! Lovely shot, the lighting and mood is just perfect!
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03/19/2012 12:03:25 AM
Wow Wendy I didn't even see this one, shame on me it's brilliant-should pay attn more often. Congrats.
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03/19/2012 12:02:58 AM
Oh, I'm so glad you got a ribbon, Wendy. I love this shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2012 11:11:23 PM
you got the mood right.
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03/18/2012 10:20:54 PM
One of my favorites of the challenge -- maybe my favorite. I love the black and white, the ascent of the steps and leading lines of the rails and banisters, the light, the pose. Perfect title - go Milne! 10
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03/18/2012 10:06:01 PM
Wonderfully moody, but open to interpretation. Could be a million reasons for that beautifully backlit figure to be alone where he is.
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03/18/2012 01:59:56 PM
I think every child needs a spot like this somewhere in their house growing up, they're the best places to read!
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03/18/2012 08:29:56 AM
Beautiful light and perspective. I feel like I'm standing there.
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03/17/2012 10:41:49 PM
This you Wendy? I think I recognize that window. The lighting here is spectacular.
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03/17/2012 05:24:53 PM
Lovely light, tones and lines.
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03/16/2012 10:31:10 PM
Beautiful use of light.
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03/15/2012 04:05:04 PM
Beautiful! Love that poem too.
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03/15/2012 12:29:22 PM
The black and white effect is very good and really adds to the whole feel of the photo
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03/15/2012 09:03:45 AM
This is a great shot. The light is perfect for the shot. The pose of the model is also very well done.
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03/15/2012 01:06:25 AM
I love this photo because a) it is a great shot with mood, wonderful light, interesting leading lines and the beautifully framed, silhouetted figure,
and b) because it reminds me of a photo my brother took of my two small daughters 30+ years ago. He won a photo competition with it, so I hope you do too :-) 10 and a fave from me.
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03/13/2012 11:37:34 PM
Beautifully composed. Great use of contre-jour.
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03/13/2012 04:09:40 PM
Wonderfully framed; both the person in the window frame and the use of the stairs leading the viewer to the person. The lighting fits the challenge subject well. Well done, just starting, but my favorite so far.
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03/13/2012 08:56:37 AM
One of my top picks so far.
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03/12/2012 11:30:06 PM
This is a hard subject to photograph and get right. Good on ya.
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03/12/2012 10:48:27 AM
My first thought was Harry Potter. LOL I feel like I'm in a library. Reminds me of the stairs at our State Capitol building too. I like the high contrast.
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03/12/2012 12:39:19 AM
Very nice light
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03/12/2012 12:23:49 AM
Wow.


WOW.

I hope you ribbon.



(commenting only)
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03/12/2012 12:15:55 AM
One of my favorites of this challenge so far. Awesome lighting and mood you've captured. Odd title though.
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