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Challenge: From On High (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Jan 24, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2013


[Jan. 31st, 2013 06:41:50 PM]

7.30 and less than 6 hours until rollover.

What are you guys thinking? I mean I really like the shot, but I'm floored at the score. Never dreamed it would be as high as the staircase.

It was great fun hanging over the edge and seeing what the wide angle lens could do with this. It was the little landing that helped show the funkiness.

So the question is: body or no body? My mom enjoyed photography, and she always told me that I should put a person in a shot. I always thought that was stupid. Why ruin a gorgeous landscape by sticking a person in it? But actually, I'm finding this more and more true. I'm finding that I'm liking the shots on DPC that have some sort of person somewhere that gives it more of a story.

So I asked my son to walk down the stairs. That didn't work. I thought about having him sit on one, but that sounded dull. I liked that rectangle at the bottom. Well -- there's not much you can do down there! You can stand looking up, or you can lay down, anything else doesn't look like much.

So why not have a body?

My son thought it was dumb.

My husband thought it was better without. Actually, so did my mother-in-law, but I think she took it personally that I killed off her grandson.

So -- did the body add or detract?

Thanks for all the comments!!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.2564
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8250
Avg (non-participants): 7.4805
Views since voting: 2143
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 117
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/06/2013 09:47:55 PM
The body most certainly adds interest and especially intrigue. I think it would be rather one dimensional without. Well done! I like the position of the model and choice of white shirt w/ black pants. What I don't quite like is the framing; top edge is right on the window frame & stair post, and the bottom edge feels uncomfortable for me what with the rail covering the level below and making that area feel tight, but these aren't major flaws.

This has a film-noir feel to it. Also looks like something Hitchcock might have created.

Message edited by author 2013-02-06 22:19:58.
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02/02/2013 12:14:07 AM
Well done Wendy
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02/01/2013 02:56:19 PM
As always, mom is right. Practice saying that in front of your kids. You have to model proper filial respect for them, so you get the benefits someday.
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02/01/2013 12:07:28 PM
Obviously the body helped. :)
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02/01/2013 12:03:03 PM
Good work Wendy, hope your son got a raise in his allowance! :-)
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02/01/2013 11:57:01 AM
Love this image! I like the body :-) Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/01/2013 11:13:33 AM
This is really nice. I think it helps to have something at the bottom for your eye to travel to. There might have been something that worked better than a body, but if that was what was on hand I think it adds interest to the shot. Nice job.
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02/01/2013 11:11:39 AM
Fabulous as usual, Wendy. For me the body rewards the eye after a long trip down those stairs. Remarkable place.
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02/01/2013 09:00:50 AM
Congratulations, Wendy - great perspective, lens choice, stairs!, light, processing. I would have loved this without the body but I must say it gave this image the something extra that stopped the voter cold and MADE him/her take a second and third look. So well done.
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02/01/2013 08:22:43 AM
Congratulations! Nice work.
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02/01/2013 07:53:22 AM
This was the last image I was presented to vote on and was one of the best in my opinion. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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02/01/2013 07:37:14 AM
WTG Wendy, makes me smile when I think about you flying around doing all these shots, I kind of understand :-)
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02/01/2013 06:12:56 AM
Glad you didn't really knock off the "grandson"! :-) This was one of my top picks (and everyone else's too justifiably).
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02/01/2013 06:08:35 AM
One of my top picks,Congrats.
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02/01/2013 06:02:32 AM
Great image, congrats on the red. Superb start for you this year, fantastic!
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02/01/2013 05:23:41 AM
The body IS the photo. This is a winner 99% of the times, but in this challenge you stumbled in a great photo.

Congrats on the red.
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02/01/2013 05:07:10 AM
The body definately makes it..Congrats on the red.
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02/01/2013 04:02:36 AM
YOU ROCK... YOU ROCK... YOU ROCK AGAIN & CONGRATS.....XOX

Message edited by author 2013-02-01 04:04:19.
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02/01/2013 03:39:06 AM
congrats wendy the body made it!
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02/01/2013 02:23:21 AM
This shot wold be blah without the body (position could have been more awkward, though). Congrats on the red, Wendy!
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02/01/2013 01:05:23 AM
So very well done without overly done! Congrats Wendy
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02/01/2013 12:50:46 AM
Nice work. Congrats!
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02/01/2013 12:14:59 AM
Told ya'.
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02/01/2013 12:14:24 AM
Wendy you are on fire :)
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02/01/2013 12:10:45 AM
Well done, Mrs awesomeness!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2013 11:13:55 PM
The mystery continues
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01/31/2013 06:47:40 PM
I would have loved this photo without the body!
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01/31/2013 05:07:16 PM
That's a kind of picture that when I look at it I just think "WOW!!", and can't stop staring at it. You got my 10. Other than the obvious things I love how the handrails "frame" the person. Hope it ribbons.
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01/31/2013 03:54:39 PM
Great shot. Best so far
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01/31/2013 06:12:15 AM
Nice. I always found difficulty using stairs properly and this is a great example.
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01/31/2013 02:05:32 AM
The more I look at this the more I love it!

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01/30/2013 05:03:20 AM
No vote but top five from me - great use of the perspective here with definite impact (sorry :) )
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01/28/2013 08:44:28 AM
Not sure why, but I get an Escher feel from this. Nice processing. One of my top picks.
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01/26/2013 12:49:06 PM
Great shot. Can't decide if I would have preferred this without the person or not.
Love the lines/composition. I think it would be better without the blown highlights in the window. Like the shading on the walls.
Well done.
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01/25/2013 11:42:04 AM
Very nice. Truly a vertigo image. 9
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01/25/2013 11:28:37 AM
Wow, this is excellent. 10
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01/25/2013 07:27:50 AM
Composition and processing makes this a high scorer for me.
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01/25/2013 01:30:10 AM
Don't look now but somone is asleep on your floor :) Great take on the challenge.
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01/25/2013 12:12:48 AM
Top 5
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