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JakeKurdsjuk


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Challenge: Side by Side (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Date: Jul 10, 2015
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2015

Top Frame - Me holding a razor against the sky (Sony a6000)
Bottom Frame - Partially harvested field (Nikon D750)

Both edited for light and White Balance, cropped straight and joined side-by-side.

Final edits in Nik Viveza and Lightroom

Have a better version with overlaps, but this challenge definition is so dodgy that it's not worth risking during the DPL. Bad form putting something like this in during the league.

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I had so much fun shooting for this challenge, even with all the editing rule confusion. I am thrilled this did so well. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. This was actually my second choice for edits but I wanted to avoid any possible confusion on both the editing rules and the potential for any negative impact on voting if I used overlapping. This was my first choice of edits.

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I'm thrilled to have this as my first 7.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 105
Avg (all users): 7.4831
Avg (commenters): 8.5833
Avg (participants): 7.0333
Avg (non-participants): 7.9483
Views since voting: 1523
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 118
Comments: 36
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/25/2015 01:55:16 AM
Brilliant!!!! Love it!
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07/25/2015 01:55:15 AM
Brilliant!!!! Love it!
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07/25/2015 01:55:14 AM
Brilliant!!!! Love it!
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07/23/2015 06:52:03 AM
Originally posted by Lydia:

I'm back to look again... because I totally LOVE this idea of yours... and how you achieved portraying it.

Even the TITLE is magnificent! LOL!

Congratulations again... and on a new personal Best! Yipppeee!


I'm so flattered, Lydia. The idea didn't come to me fully formed. As I looked at the example photos I couldn't conceive of how he could come up with the fully formed idea and decided that he had to start with one photo/object and then extrapolate. So, I got in my car and went for a drive looking for anything I could draw a line through and add something to the top. It's amazing how many things there are that fit this. I was actually driving down a back road to try and get a shot of some power plant cooling towers when I saw this mowed path in a field and immediately thought "Razor!!". Had I not been looking with eyes fixed on that idea I'd never have come up with this on my own.
07/22/2015 10:36:21 PM
I'm back to look again... because I totally LOVE this idea of yours... and how you achieved portraying it.

Even the TITLE is magnificent! LOL!

Congratulations again... and on a new personal Best! Yipppeee!
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07/22/2015 02:37:23 PM
Excellent execution on this!
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07/22/2015 09:51:24 AM
Congratulations on the blue:)
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07/22/2015 09:17:58 AM
Congrats Jake on the Ribbon and PB. Well executed and well deserved.
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07/22/2015 08:01:42 AM
I had a feeling this would be a winner. A very good flow to it that was very in the spirit of the challenge. Way to go using the horizon line to your advantage. Got an 8 from me.
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07/22/2015 07:47:22 AM
Congrats Jake; awesome job! Go Team!
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07/22/2015 07:36:47 AM
WTG Jake! Congrats on a brilliant image and PB! Go Hit Squad!!
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07/22/2015 07:14:55 AM
congrats on the blue, this is so creative
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07/22/2015 05:21:06 AM
Congrats on the Blue Jake, well deserved!
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07/22/2015 04:31:07 AM
Brilliant - really pleased to see this take the blue. Well done sir
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07/22/2015 03:24:59 AM
Very effective winner. Congrats
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07/22/2015 03:07:12 AM
Congrats on the blue. The execution of this one is perfect.
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07/22/2015 02:46:09 AM
So good and believeable I felt the lining up was perfect!
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07/22/2015 01:10:28 AM
Congrats on the blue Jake :) Great job.
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07/22/2015 12:51:57 AM
KNEW it was a winner! GO HIT SQUAD!
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07/22/2015 12:48:41 AM
Congrats, Jake. A superb image. Go Hit Squad.
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07/22/2015 12:46:20 AM
Funny how rare it is that the image I thought was the standout image wins the blue. This one was and it did. Great use of colors and humor.
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07/22/2015 12:07:28 AM
I loved this from the moment I saw it.
And then... Every time I went back and looked to make sure was as fabulous as I'd thought it was.

It was.

:)
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07/22/2015 12:06:20 AM
Excellent Jake! Go Hit Squad!

I just noticed this was your first 7 score and a new PB! I knew this would win from the first time we saw it. Congratulations again!

Message edited by author 2015-07-22 10:44:12.
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07/22/2015 12:03:55 AM
Wooo! Way to go Jake! Fantastic shot that deserved the win.

Go Hit Squad!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2015 10:36:04 PM
Well done. Top 5.
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07/20/2015 05:30:37 PM
!!! This one has to be the winnder! So perfectly executed! 10
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07/20/2015 02:20:51 PM
Superb, my favourite!
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07/20/2015 09:32:39 AM
This is great! Are these P-A-U-L's fingers? =0
8
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07/20/2015 02:04:42 AM
Very well done.
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07/18/2015 10:46:53 PM
Hilarious! Well done, too.
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07/16/2015 11:22:40 PM
Top 3 for me. Wow amazing composition. 9 for me
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07/16/2015 09:52:24 PM
Wow, i can't begin to imagine how this was done, it is incredible!
Good Luck!
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07/16/2015 12:18:38 PM
This has got to me one of my favourites. I expect this will do very well. Great original idea.
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07/15/2015 09:24:20 PM
Love this! One of my top picks :)
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07/15/2015 09:31:26 AM
Brilliant idea.
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07/15/2015 08:42:16 AM
HA! Love it. Afraid this will be hit as a composite...really really hoping that you held the razor outside against the sky and didn't just superimpose part of an image over an entire Other image as that was already stated to be not allowed as that's expert editing and outside the special flag here...

still, voting this a 7
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