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Challenge: Indecision (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Nov 2, 2004
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2004

I wanted to do something a little more lighthearted (and avoid anything political or Coke/Pepsi). I ran to the toy store for a cheap chess set, and brought home a pair of Alien Bees strobes from the office. I already had the spiderwebs from Halloween, but I probably should have spent a little more time arranging them.

Shot in raw format with a Canon 28-105mm lens. Processing included a slight crop, levels, USM and HSL. I cloned out a few blemishes on the skin and wood, and added a little spot saturation.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.4660
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.1714
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 7015
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 191
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/10/2004 09:48:49 AM
This is a really fun shot, Shannon! Congratulations!
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11/09/2004 08:51:55 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon Shannon with another great idea well executed!
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11/09/2004 08:42:33 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon. Such a creative shot especially with it being a speed challenge.
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11/09/2004 07:38:30 PM
Congratulatons on your ribbon. Well done and deserved. I look forward to seeing more of your unique creativity.
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11/09/2004 04:08:49 PM
one of my favorites - nice going.
creative
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11/09/2004 04:04:50 PM
We'll call it pale blue... ;-)
11/09/2004 04:00:41 PM
Very well done Shannon!

Congratulations on a well deserved blue!
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11/09/2004 03:10:29 PM
Congrats on another ribbon Shannon! Very effective shot, well composed and executed. I'll have to get some of that spider web stuff--it obviously comes in handy. (Personally, I would have covered her in it, but she probably didn't want that did she? LOL).
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11/09/2004 01:18:53 PM
Awesome shot! Very well taken! Congrats
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11/09/2004 09:31:44 AM
Whoa! A ribbon in my first speed challenge! I was hoping for a top 10, but I'll settle for this. ;-)
Thanks for the votes and comments everyone!
11/09/2004 07:23:14 AM
:)
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11/09/2004 07:21:31 AM
congrats shannon!
the last time I played chess, i think I had some cobwebs growin on me too!
It's a good shot with excellent exposure, and a great take on the theme.
Keep it up,
(we seem to follow the smae pattern, ya notice?)
E
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11/09/2004 07:08:40 AM
Shannon:
Well done. Excellent job as usual.
Beat me by .004!
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!

Regards,
Randy.
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11/09/2004 04:42:25 AM
Spot on Shannon, should have been 1st place,
Well done,
Paul.
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11/09/2004 02:01:18 AM
congrats on your ribbon!
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11/09/2004 12:24:28 AM
Hmpfh - I can see that during voting it accepted my score (10), but not my comment...... wonder where that got to???
Anyway, I loved this photo because I can relate to it so well.
Thanks for the good laugh and the many giggles about it long afterwards.
Brilliant idea and congratulations!
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11/09/2004 12:19:40 AM
Way to go Shannon!
Great take on the challenge and congrats on yet another ribbon!
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11/09/2004 12:15:23 AM
Man, I wish I had your creative mind just for one challenge ;)

Congrats!
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11/09/2004 12:06:01 AM
Shannon: put her to sleep. lol Congratulations on your yellow with this chess take.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2004 09:41:40 PM
High marks from me, love the photo. Good use of the Halloween fake web stuff. Excellent work!
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11/08/2004 01:26:44 PM
Great Dof - perfect aperture for the shot. Lighting perfect. Web seems a bit too "contrived" and perfect - looks like the model is holding it (as she is.) But the idea was a great one!
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11/08/2004 11:26:17 AM
My only 10 of the challenge :) Excellent concept, flawless execution :)
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11/08/2004 06:11:43 AM
nice concept
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11/08/2004 04:13:25 AM
Best idea on Indecision I have seen so far
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11/07/2004 02:08:04 AM
For me this has the lot, the temptation to move, highlighted by the obvious eternity in making that decision. The exposure is spot on and well framed
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11/06/2004 08:26:32 PM
excellent idea and composition
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11/06/2004 03:46:26 PM
perfect representation, great idea, and great execution
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11/05/2004 11:40:29 PM
Very good composition. Nice idea. Skins tones are a bit red. Nice detail.
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11/04/2004 09:09:50 PM
Great image. I like the added touch of the cob web. Very imaginative thinking on such short notice.
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11/04/2004 09:07:14 AM
nice concept/ shot! funny too
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11/04/2004 12:01:50 AM
Great take on the challege! Good humor too 9
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11/03/2004 11:53:24 PM
Good concept. Technically, difficult to judge. You focused on the hand on the rook which is fine. But the bulk of the picture is the woman who is necessarily out of focus and I think it may detract from the quality of the picture. The colors and composition are great though. Good luck!
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11/03/2004 12:35:40 PM
lol. Nice capture...
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11/03/2004 07:40:49 AM
extremely cleaver
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