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Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Distracting Elements II (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica SL
Lens: Leica SL Vario-Elmarit 24-90 ASPH
Date: Oct 15, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2016

Taken of a store front window on main street in Mt Carroll Illinois.

Thanks for all the great comments and also for the dragon!
I didn't even see the man above the lamp for a while. Just thought this whole scene was too strange to pass by.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.4035
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.7037
Avg (non-participants): 6.1333
Views since voting: 676
Views during voting: 138
Votes: 57
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/04/2016 06:39:09 PM
Yes, congrats on the HM Dennis! I really liked this image, the thing that distracted me the most was the reflection in the window. I wanted to see exactly what was in that store window but it was a bit difficult to figure out what was in and what was out. I'm still not sure about the man above the lamp, is he in? To me, that's what makes this so wonderful.
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11/04/2016 04:14:20 PM
I disagree with the other commenters.
Being one of the people who loves taking pictures of reflections, I considered this image inconsequential. Yes, point the camera to a reflective surface and you get something mildly interesting and yes, distracting. Such as this one.
But to me a reflection is an organized chaos.
You could have probably done better with the processing - it's way to even. I am distracted but...from WHAT?
Hope I am understood properly.
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11/04/2016 11:25:38 AM
Recently I took part in a photography workshop and the teacher held foth on the participants about taking pictures with more than one level - pictures that don't reveal everything on the first sight, that take more then a moment to understand (if to understand at all)
Your entry has exactly this quality
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11/04/2016 08:12:24 AM
This image is everything that it should be to be a winner in a/the distrations themed challenge. There's a distinct focal point, yet the distracting elements serve not only as a distraction, but an enhancement. This was hands-down my pick for the blue.

The first thing that came to my mind once the perfection of this image set in was, "Damn! Why didn't *I* think of this!". I have shot similar images, and particularly like them.

Well done, Dennis, and congrats on your HM.
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11/01/2016 10:11:31 PM
Congratulations, Dennis. I love this.
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11/01/2016 12:15:17 AM
"fine art" Dennis, congratulations!
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10/31/2016 10:04:33 AM
Great collection!
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10/31/2016 08:34:26 AM
Congrats Dennis; this was my top pick.
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10/31/2016 05:38:34 AM
Great composition.

I gave this a 7, but then I noticed the man above the lamp and switched it to an 8!

Congrats on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2016 11:53:23 PM
Fabulous.
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10/30/2016 11:49:29 PM
I'd say just about everything is distracting here - deliciously so :)
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10/30/2016 08:25:08 PM
I'm not quite sure where the distractions begin or end and I love the surreality of it all. Top 3.
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10/30/2016 07:03:41 PM
Wonderful distractions.
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10/30/2016 03:26:52 PM
In my top 3. An 8 and my Red Dragon Award Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1173262.jpg
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10/29/2016 03:51:30 PM
Complex but everything fell into place nicely.
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10/29/2016 02:47:08 PM
every distraction is lovely, romantic, harmonious. it turns my tiny bald head.
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10/27/2016 07:28:16 AM
Just freakin' fabulous! My choice for the blue. 10
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10/25/2016 05:13:14 PM
Fabulously distracting (and beautiful) elements! Looks like Penny Street.
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