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Sometimes I feel like a Scarecrow in the ocean
2nd PlaceSometimes I feel like a Scarecrow in the ocean
Alexkc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait Without People III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Landscapes and People
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Pineto (Italy)
Date: Jul 26, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2012

[Aug. 2nd, 2012 11:08:02 AM]

13 hours before rollover the score is 7.18 - I hope I can nail the podium, but anyways, a 7+ score is always great :)

As soon as I've seen the challenge title I thought of this shot and I can say that the final result was rather similar to what I had in my mind.

I planned the shooting at 5 o'clock in the morning, waiting for the dawn.

A couple of days before, the weather was awful, I woke up but - mission aborted!

Last day I had a chance to shoot, the weather was perfect and my friend Edmondo was with me.

I have built the scarecrow with some reeds, used paper for the head and some fabric.

I had several choices but opted for this 'Dawn of the Dead style' (thank you 21_F.gif Melethia, I really appreciated your comment!)

I was not in a good mood, so I feel this image like a real portrait - I really felt like a scarecrow in the ocean!

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Yeah, thank you!

I guess a red is perfect for this image :)

With this image I reached a sort of secret goal for me: I wanted to get so many ribbons as the great 31.gif windtale. We both come from Italy and I always loved his works!

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You can take a look at these silly videos :)

Video 1

Video 2

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.1667
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 7.0588
Avg (non-participants): 7.2206
Views since voting: 2377
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 102
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/21/2013 04:59:07 PM
Alex, how did you process this for the overall red tint?
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08/05/2012 11:30:08 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/03/2012 09:47:24 PM
Lovely! Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/03/2012 05:05:38 PM
Originally posted by tanguera:

I told you so!


:)

Wise woman!
08/03/2012 04:55:30 PM
I told you so!
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08/03/2012 10:38:23 AM
Yes good image,Congrats to you.
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08/03/2012 10:05:48 AM
Molto Bene Alessandro! Two on the front page at the same time! Amazing work! Congrats, you deserve it.
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08/03/2012 08:49:57 AM
Very nice Alessandro, congrats.
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08/03/2012 08:47:42 AM
Belissima, Alessandro! Bravo!!!
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08/03/2012 06:53:18 AM
Congrats, this is a great image.
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08/03/2012 05:14:47 AM
Congratulations on the red ribbon - goes well with your beautiful entry!
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08/03/2012 03:26:11 AM
i was wondering if this was yours. very nice shot and congrats on the red!
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08/03/2012 02:37:16 AM
Well done Alessandro... :) This was always going to do well. Congrats on the red
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08/03/2012 02:27:17 AM
Wonderful image, going straight into my favourites. Congrats on the ribbon, Alex.
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08/03/2012 02:06:53 AM
great job Alex! Congratulations
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08/03/2012 02:01:00 AM
Beautifully done, Alessandro!
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08/03/2012 12:33:31 AM
Very emotive, congrats.
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08/03/2012 12:09:18 AM
Loved this one too! Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2012 08:44:46 PM
Lovely shot. The colours are beautiful.
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08/02/2012 04:28:36 PM
Beautiful colour. Haunting image.
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08/02/2012 01:37:43 PM
Beautiful silhouette
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08/01/2012 09:51:48 PM
Very well done.
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07/31/2012 01:12:07 AM
Looks like an Alessandro kind of shot.
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07/29/2012 12:35:10 PM
Great concept, wel executed, but my vote is significantly lower than it cold have been because of ineffective cropping. The left half of the picture is way stronger than he right. Why not put he scarecrow on one third of he left hand side of the frame?
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07/29/2012 09:15:41 AM
Love the coloring used here makes for a good image.
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07/28/2012 12:41:22 PM
Gorgeous photo, so surreal.
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07/27/2012 10:12:07 AM
Love the hues!
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07/27/2012 06:14:36 AM
THIS IS ALMOST A PERFECT TRANQUIL OR ZEN IMAGE BUT NOT SURE ON THE SCARECROW FOR THAT TYPE OF PHOTO BUT FOR THIS CHALLENGE IT IS PERFECT... FROM SHEZ
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07/27/2012 12:11:42 AM
You need to seek some help. *grin*

But, not for your photography skills.


(commenting only)
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07/27/2012 12:08:55 AM
Outstanding... love the nuances of red and orange...
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