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Head in the clouds
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Challenge: Art of 2015 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: more
Camera: Canon EOS-70D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Sep 5, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2016

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 129
Avg (all users): 7.3585
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.6220
Avg (non-participants): 6.4583
Views since voting: 1644
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 106
Comments: 44
Favorites: 14 (view)


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01/20/2016 11:33:58 AM
Fantastic shot, my favorite in the challenge. Congratulations on your blue.
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01/18/2016 04:53:20 PM
Was thinking of you the other day, didn't see much of you in the challenges recently. And then this... congrats on a beautiful Blue!
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01/18/2016 04:44:46 PM
Beautiful photograph. Congratulations!
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01/18/2016 04:20:45 PM
Nice image, Paul! Excellent!
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01/18/2016 03:57:57 PM
I was looking at the front page (at the thumbnails), and the clouds combined with the vignette made her appear to have wings! =)
COngrats on the accolades BTW.
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01/18/2016 12:27:54 PM
Good for you!!!! Well done!
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01/18/2016 11:24:44 AM
Fantastic shot, Paul. Getting the blue in a challenge in which folks can cull through a whole year of images is quite a feat. Congrats on the bling and all the favorites. The sheep are nice subjects, but this model too cute. Nicely done.
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01/18/2016 10:48:56 AM
Congratulations Paul!
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01/18/2016 09:00:17 AM
Without a doubt the best of the bunch--wonderful photo Paul, congrats on a well-deserved blue!
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01/18/2016 08:02:27 AM
Congrats on this well deserved blue ribbon.
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01/18/2016 03:53:34 AM
Wow I sure didn't expect a result like this.

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and bling too.

I have been a bit quiet on here lately due to work and other things leaving me with very little time for photography.

But I plan to make more time for my photography so should be entering plenty more challenges again.
01/18/2016 03:17:50 AM
Congratulations, Paul. I'm so glad this got the blue. It's enchanting.
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01/18/2016 01:11:26 AM
Yep! She's my favorite model at DPC, hands down.
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01/18/2016 12:36:57 AM
Look at what you did!
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01/18/2016 12:32:20 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved
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01/18/2016 12:04:17 AM
Not surprised Paul it had 'Winner' written all over it as soon as I saw it!!

You sneak into DPC every now and then and grab a ribbon, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2016 11:38:42 PM
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You've been POLM'ed.

A startlingly beautiful image. Evocative. New and timeless at the same time. My highest score.

Message edited by author 2016-01-18 01:20:42.
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01/17/2016 11:02:07 PM
What an expression. Powerful.
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01/17/2016 10:43:05 PM
Look at that face, she knows everything not knowing what she knows. Children can look so wise. Perfect capture.
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01/17/2016 10:40:39 PM
Great perspective and capture of that sweet face. (voted earlier)
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01/17/2016 09:55:14 PM
Lovely, evocative. One of my 10s.
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01/17/2016 09:39:50 PM
reminds me of Diane Arbus. The way her legs fade off, probably due to vignetting and perhaps lens distortion, make her head and hands seem big (and also because they're brightly lit in a dark scene), and I think that adds to the Arbus effect, at least in my head. She has none of the pain (anomie?) of an Arbus character, though. She seems perfectly happy to be standing where she is. Her expression is one of temporary resolve. She will soon be ready for the next thing. Still, she utterly succeeds as the main character of a photograph, unconsciously heroic, ready to get on her donkey and conquer the world.
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01/17/2016 09:12:14 PM
A fairy tale. Very cool.
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01/17/2016 08:54:26 PM
gorgeous perspective.
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01/17/2016 06:21:19 PM
Such an innocent image. So pure.
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01/17/2016 05:03:10 PM
Top 3
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01/17/2016 03:51:08 PM
Such a haunting, even foreboding, variation on the them of a girl and her pony. Her expression is deliciously enigmatic. I award the Golden Bear Paw to this image.

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01/17/2016 11:24:08 AM
A secret garden of delights. Well processed with classic look and temperament.. I see (feel) the sparkle in her eyes!
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01/17/2016 03:32:59 AM
Beautiful. Truly beautiful.
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01/16/2016 10:48:10 PM
My top pick, processing is perfect, dark moody and ominous, a girl left by herself with a pony without a care in the world!
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01/16/2016 05:55:18 PM
this is so incredible !!!!
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01/15/2016 11:47:39 PM
My favorite of the challenge. Good luck.
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01/15/2016 11:14:45 AM
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wonderful portrait.
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01/14/2016 02:29:20 PM
This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 10s - I like it very much. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. What an ambience you have captured!
2. Wonderful tones
3. Engaging subjects
4. Amazing light
5. Great and confident use of space and how to use it to excellent effect
6. The great vignette, I like how it steers the eye.

Overall, I wouldn't be surprised if this takes the Blue. I suspect it will engage those with conventional photographic tastes as well as those who reward the more eclectic.
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01/13/2016 11:51:41 PM
I love this photo, it's in my top 10!
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01/13/2016 08:21:28 AM
Wonderful photography. Lovely lighting and stance. Just beautiful
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01/12/2016 07:56:24 PM
My favorite so far. This should do well. Masterful portrait.
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01/12/2016 07:15:07 AM
She has the look of someone that successfully pinned the tail in the donkey. The tones and contrast give me pleasure.
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01/12/2016 03:29:56 AM
Gorgeous, well captured, love the mood
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01/11/2016 07:22:00 PM
Most endearing and superb B&W
Some Wuthering Heights
up to 9
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01/11/2016 02:08:23 PM
I think I've seen her before! Interesting and thoughtful image with nice treatment.
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01/11/2016 01:27:15 PM
I could blather various thoughts, but the bottom line is that I was just riveted when this popped up. Very powerful. Thank you......9
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01/11/2016 12:10:19 PM
What a gorgeous shot. Love it.10
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01/11/2016 02:39:59 AM
Blue ribbon - yes, yes, yes!
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