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Challenge: With the Philosophy of Ubique (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
Location: Chambord, France
Date: Apr 5, 2015
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2015

I am blown away by the score, the bling, the faves, but most of all by the fantastic comments. Thank you all, and thank you Paul for years of inspiration! What a great challenge, I am very pleased to have done well in it. Did not get 21_N.gif Ubique's personal thumb of honor, but I'll take the blue ribbon as the next best thing :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.2927
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 7.3889
Avg (non-participants): 7.1071
Views since voting: 1801
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 82
Comments: 43
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/17/2015 10:02:19 AM
Well done!
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04/15/2015 12:00:13 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

A blue ribbon in a 21_N.gif ubique challenge with a color photo. Add this to your long list of achievements. Congratulations!

Thanks! Yeah, I was contemplating entering something monochromatic and blurry but then thought, what the heck, the goal is not to imitate ubique's own photography or even taste, but make an interesting photo worthy of his comment
04/14/2015 09:43:56 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

A blue ribbon in a 21_N.gif ubique challenge with a color photo. Add this to your long list of achievements. Congratulations!


That's funny because I was thinking the same thing!
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04/14/2015 06:04:20 PM
Go, Lev! This is brilliant.
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04/14/2015 12:53:18 PM
A blue ribbon in a 21_N.gif ubique challenge with a color photo. Add this to your long list of achievements. Congratulations!
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04/14/2015 11:25:44 AM
very nice! congrats on the blue!
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04/14/2015 09:35:46 AM
Lev, great capture and congratulations! Slightly leaning to her left as if the shadows are pulling her along.
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04/13/2015 09:22:27 AM
Congratulations. Just wonderful.
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04/13/2015 01:21:27 AM
lines of force with yellow. but a lovely blue.
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04/13/2015 12:13:06 AM
The mailbox is the mediator, the guard, the nosy neighbor. Congrats on the blue. This us the stuff of greatness.
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04/13/2015 12:07:40 AM
So perfect Lev! Master of the street.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2015 11:49:56 PM
The shadows are alive. Ominous. If I were she, I'd move. But she's oblivious.
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04/12/2015 11:11:48 PM
Excellent! What a find. What a scene. Incredible shadows. They are their own weighty objects here. She has just the right amount of I-don't-give-a for sitting on a bench. This is a fantastic photo.
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04/12/2015 10:21:21 PM
Damn.
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04/12/2015 09:14:52 PM
Love this. 9 and a fav. The shadows have almost nothing to do with the photo, they're surreal and other worldly. Makes me feel like aliens are invading. And the person is so interesting to begin with. The wall is perfect. Wonderful shot!
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04/12/2015 07:19:06 PM
Selective color is tough to pull off. I don't generally have the guts to even try. You have boldly done so to great effect. It helps to have such a well composted image to work with. Nicely done.
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04/12/2015 06:40:42 PM
The shadows add beautifully to a wonderful composition.
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04/12/2015 03:59:14 PM
Wonderful mind's eye for the absurd! In my top 3.
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04/12/2015 11:38:09 AM
i'd swear the shadows are getting longer. could be a long wait and the tones are beautiful
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04/12/2015 04:54:16 AM
Human vs machine, doesn't get much better. The irony and satire are overwhelming, wonderful.
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04/11/2015 10:15:56 PM
the secret of this photo is scale. the shadows seem impossibly big, and the woman seems overwhelmed but indifferent.


I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery

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04/11/2015 06:05:20 PM
great take 9
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04/11/2015 02:49:10 PM
Your title! Extra 2 points.

The last big public debate involving any human.
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04/11/2015 02:02:20 PM
OMG! This is fabulous. Everything about it, the soft color, the composition the ladies' hat matches the mail box! It is
brilliant and so interesting and a great tribute to Ubique.
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04/11/2015 12:58:58 PM
such a menacing, eloquent, curious shadow
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04/11/2015 11:33:27 AM
Great find. I am fascinated.
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04/11/2015 12:13:16 AM
This is an interesting contrast of contra and pro Ubique - contra in its striking detail and pro in its ambiguous implications which the viewer can indulge in. The composition makes it happen. 8
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04/10/2015 08:08:26 PM
The lady reminds me of the character "Maxine" and I love her humor. One that comes to mind for this image is "At my age, I don't take naps outdoors, because people start bringing out the shovels." Great hat to match the whatever that is. Nicely composed.
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04/10/2015 05:30:17 PM
can't avoid seeing that shadow as a giant bird watching its prey.
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04/10/2015 02:15:04 AM
Just bloody fabulous! Such an interesting, amusing, real life photograph. I love shadows, and I love juxtapositions, and this is a classic in that quirky genre. How can we not imagine that upper shadow to be a huge mechanical dinosaur? Or perhaps an alien, sizing up a potential abduction. And the postbox (is it a postbox?) is animated into life as well. It stands tight lipped, hoping to be invisible, waiting for the strike from above. The human victim is blissfully unaware, and sees nothing. Happily, you did see. It's terrific. Thank you.
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04/09/2015 09:11:21 PM
Brilliant stuff! The colors, composition and scale are very engaging. Some terrific details like the duck head cane handle. Thanks
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04/09/2015 03:56:44 PM
This picture is -- and because it's so casually overused I seldom use the word, but here goes -- awesome. First, it's utterly straightforward, no added textures or tricky processing to concoct mood or heighten realism. The marvelous shadows steal the show, plummeting predatory from the left, atwitter from the standbox and slipping away on the far right. The composition is wonderful, weighted by the woman, a few inanimate objects, shadows and the lovely textured gray wall and sidewalk. The bright yellow standbox echoed in her more muted yellow hat. Her seeming obliviousness to the ephemeral drama. I could go on and on, but already have... One of four personal favorites in the challenge.
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04/09/2015 09:00:12 AM
Oh my! This is special. So well played.
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04/08/2015 10:29:01 PM
Bump to 10...that Ponyo grumpy face is perfect. This one made me laugh. Thanks!
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04/08/2015 02:38:57 PM
well seen, well done
bumped
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04/08/2015 01:56:56 PM
Great capture. Reminds me of a bvy-which i mean as a compliment.
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04/08/2015 10:01:02 AM
This is too good to be true. I predict the yellow for you, what else ;--)
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04/07/2015 11:36:43 PM
Awesome catch - that light fixture is SO out to get her. But she's hard core. She can hold her own, as you can see by the fact the shadows dare not touch her. Great catch.
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04/07/2015 03:27:51 PM
a truly space-age and menacing shadow.
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04/07/2015 02:13:32 PM
Super composition and a brilliant palette. Really effective textures too.

I have her looking at you looking at her. I wonder what she thinks.

Bumping to a 9.
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04/07/2015 07:20:28 AM
We are doomed and this is excellent, you've got to love old french crepi, bravo.
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04/06/2015 02:31:41 PM
I wanna ask: I know there's a story, but what is it? Like this a lot.
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04/06/2015 12:31:21 PM
Beautiful coupling for the yellow colour; I don't like the widw space around the subjects but is always one of the best for this challenge
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