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Alexkc


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Challenge: DNMC II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Artworks
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Date: Oct 2, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2013

[Oct. 10th, 2013 07:58:52 PM]

4 hours before rollover:

Votes: 83
Views: 242
Avg Vote: 7.1446
Comments: 6

I hope it can stay over 7 :)

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Thanks everyone for your votes and comments.

It's been a very exciting week. I didn't expect a blue since 7.10-20 for me was not enough to get it and I'm sooo happy now :)

The model is my nephew, Marco. This was the first challenge of the TPL so I wanted to start the competition with a good image. The idea of the shot was pretty clear in my mind, so I planned the studio shot a few days before. Meanwhile I took some shots of a mountain and of a beach near my house (I have to say that living in a place with mountains and sea so close is sometimes amazing).

This was the first draft and I was planning to put some dinosaurs in that (I had already bought some toy versions - my son Andrea will be happy with them):

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Even though my TPL friends liked this image, I still had my original idea in my mind, so I took the shots I needed, except for the sky, since the weather kept being awful throughout the week. My friends immediately loved it and nicknamed it 'the thirsty man'.

But still I needed the sky.

Last day was cloudy... OMG. Without it I couldn't get a convincing concept. Finally around 12 the sun came out and I guess those clouds add a nice touch to the final image.

As for the sky I wanted it to be soooo dark. It had to be like a lunar sky. It was my way to convey the idea of a torrid day.

I want to thank my TPL friends, especially 21.gif mitalapo who suggested a perfect title (considering the little difference in the score between my image and Christophe's image it probably made the difference between us) and 21_N.gif Silent-Shooter who helped me fix something weird around the bottle that I didn't notice. Last but not least Marco who has been a great model - his expression is IMO very convincing.

Last but not least, this image will part of a series about seasons. This is of course Summer and I'm working on the Autumn one.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.1124
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 7.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 2615
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 89
Comments: 28
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10/17/2013 03:37:57 AM
Beautiful work, Alessandro! Congrats on the well desereved win!
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10/15/2013 12:22:53 PM
Well done Alessandro- An excellent start to TPL2. I need to go get a glass of water.
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10/14/2013 11:23:02 AM
Out of town but just had to congratulate you on this stellar entry!
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10/11/2013 08:39:15 PM
Congrats Alessandro! Wonderful job.
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10/11/2013 11:06:54 AM
Well done! Good for you Alessandro.
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10/11/2013 09:55:20 AM
Awesome shot, Allesandro! Congrats on the blue!
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10/11/2013 09:42:58 AM
This picture makes me thirsty! Congrats on the well deserved WIN, brother!! :-)
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10/11/2013 08:58:21 AM
Super shot- great blue Alessandro!
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10/11/2013 05:51:11 AM
Excellent result for an excellent photo - well done!
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10/11/2013 05:28:02 AM
Not too bad of a placement...
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10/11/2013 03:20:29 AM
Congratulations,a fine image.
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10/11/2013 01:47:50 AM
Congratulations Alessandro, very fun and creative image :-)
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10/11/2013 01:22:10 AM
mmmm Never Trust an Italian I tell you now straight!
Congrats on a great image Alex:) and a Blue
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10/11/2013 12:33:26 AM
Bravo!
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10/11/2013 12:22:14 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Alessandro! Well deserved!!
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10/11/2013 12:06:46 AM
Fantastic shot, Alex. Great concept and well executed. I love the feel of the sky.
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10/11/2013 12:05:56 AM
Great shot Alex, congrats on a well-deserved blue!
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10/11/2013 12:05:42 AM
There you go!!!! Congrats on that shiny new ribbon!!!
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10/11/2013 12:04:13 AM
Awesome!! Great win Alex!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2013 11:18:18 PM
Very good image.!!
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10/10/2013 10:43:41 PM
Slow going.
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10/10/2013 09:40:18 PM
The clouds are too dark, and the seam is a bit of a 'tell'..

Still, one hell of an image.
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10/10/2013 06:45:16 PM
Ha! Thanks.
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10/10/2013 11:33:50 AM
This is a great shot! Love the title and the imagery here. Wonderfully done! One of my favorites of the challenge.
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10/06/2013 06:49:13 PM
Excellent! My pick for the blue!
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10/04/2013 03:59:49 PM
Man, this is good. Expect to see this on the podium in a few days.
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10/04/2013 01:58:32 PM
Almost mistook this for a gyaban :-) Most excellent concept and execution.
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10/04/2013 08:39:00 AM
I'm only part way through voting and this is my pick for Blue so far. Excellent concept and execution.
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