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Challenge: I See Dead People (Extended Editing*)
Collection: 2018
Camera: Canon EOS-6D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: May 3, 2018
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 10000
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2018

VERY Last minute. Greg pic is from 2014. Miss that guy!

[May. 7th, 2018 12:33:41 AM]

Definitely not the closest I've cut it with a challenge entry, but pretty frenetic nonetheless. I just happened to pop into DPC at 27 minutes before rollover and saw this challenge and thought I could come up with something quickly. Then I realized I had let my membership expire and this was a member challenge. So I very quickly renewed for a month and started looking through my archives. I had originally intended to use my Grandpa who passed in 2016, but there were complications with the photos I had of him. Then I thought of Greg and knew I had a few shots from our GTG in 2014. Found the one I wanted to use and then had to think about what context I could use it in and came up with this. Quick change of clothes, setup backdrop, tripod, camera and remote shutter release and then unpacked my old Canon 6D (currently for sale on ebay) and set it up to look like I was using it. Snap four shots, run over and yank the card from the camera and plug it into the computer. Look at the clock: 12 minutes to go! Shit! No more looking at the clock. Edit edit edit edit, crop, resize, save. Getting ready to upload - ONE MINUTE - Upload, submit... "Warning, the exposure date bla bla bla" Shit! Change the date, click submit... accepted! Ugh, the title! Gotta change the title! Click clack click clack, submit... page refreshes to the rollover screen! Crossing fingers... Whew, it took! All in all a small miracle and I credit 31.gif GregoryB with being here with me to keep me calm and help me out by maybe stopping time for a couple minutes (pretty sure).

Don't care how it finishes, but glad to get in a small tribute to a wonderful friend that has very recently passed.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 19
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
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Views since voting: 647
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 36
Comments: 23
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05/17/2018 02:33:39 PM
Terrific, Ken! Great idea. Congrats on a wonderful blue.
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05/16/2018 06:24:12 PM
Dude! I just popped in and saw this. I'm sure Greg is chuckling from the other side. Nice going.
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05/16/2018 08:36:40 AM
WTG Ken! Congrats on the Blue! Great shot. :)
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05/15/2018 09:51:46 PM
Awesome entry for this challenge, Ken. Thank you!
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05/15/2018 08:42:04 AM
Amazing last minute entry - I bet you needed a beer after that! Congrats on the blue - great to see you rewarded for all that talent you have.
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05/15/2018 05:26:40 AM
Congratulations Ken,
I never knew Greg, but this is a wonderful tribute,
nice processing
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05/14/2018 10:30:13 PM
Congrats Ken. Great work.
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05/14/2018 04:35:01 PM
the story is great ... we need more profanity and excitement in image comments ;)
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05/14/2018 02:59:57 PM
Very nice tribute! Congratulations on the finish too.
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05/14/2018 02:02:06 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Ken! Love the story, glad technology worked in your favour!
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05/14/2018 09:28:24 AM
Congratulations Ken. I thought this was good when viewing it; and now that I know the backstory, it is even more emotional. I'm glad you won that one.
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05/14/2018 05:35:54 AM
Very nice effort, Ken. I did not mean to lessen the appreciation of your work by my comment on Christophe's entry. It is a great thing you did for the memory of Greg. I did not know him but I see that he is a fellow Aussie.
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05/14/2018 03:22:02 AM
BOSH
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05/14/2018 01:56:48 AM
Wow, Ken, beating 21.gif gyaban in an Extended editing challenge is pretty incredible feat. Congratulations!! And well deserved with this very genuine and heartfelt image
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05/14/2018 12:04:39 AM
Congratulations Ken. This is a wonderful tribute to Greg, and a fantastic effort to get it in in the nick of time. Maybe he was helping you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2018 11:51:23 PM
Well done and interesting.
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05/13/2018 09:54:46 PM
Affectionate, evocative tribute. Just to be able to chat again is all that's desired, to be together. Greg seems just inches from actual, engaged and at ease. The fade is just enough to be tantalizing, the rolls in his sleeve intimate volume and presence. The overall detail furthers the illusion. The frame is full of light. Quietly moving.
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05/13/2018 07:43:12 PM
Beautifully done Ken. 10 and blue.
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05/13/2018 06:08:49 PM
:-(((
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05/11/2018 07:42:51 PM
Well done, Ken. You've nailed it. (So to speak...)

This is a wonderful tribute to Greg!
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05/09/2018 02:58:35 PM
My favorite in this challenge.
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05/07/2018 04:10:07 PM
Awwwwwwww
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05/07/2018 12:09:20 AM
Good one, Artemus :-)
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