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3rd PlaceThe Shared Umbrella
Melethia


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backsides (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Jun 15, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2007

I got soaked during my lunch hour shooting in the rain - it was a blast! Catherine (21_F.gif noraneko) suggested a beautiful title for this in Japanese - "ai toh ai gasa" - which refers to two people in love sharing a single umbrella. To me it speaks of a compatability, an understanding to the point where you can share an umbrella, walk in step, and enjoy the rain.

I tried tonemapping this to see what it would do and it really brought out the rain quite nicely. Apologies to Daniel (21.gif graphicfunk) who preferred the color version - and he's right, it had more depth than the B&W. But I'm a B&W gal at heart and the timelessness of this B&W appeals to me.

Color version:
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Post challenge: Woo hoo! Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I like that this is one of my standard "busy" shots with probably too much going on in it to do well, and yet it did. I do like it here when it rains, which this month it has done quite often. This was shot from under an umbrella, though mine isn't nearly as nice as theirs.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 380
Avg (all users): 7.0153
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 6.9351
Avg (non-participants): 7.1296
Views since voting: 10265
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 131
Comments: 157
Favorites: 87 (view)


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02/23/2013 11:28:57 AM
This makes me want to sing!! Beautifully done.
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08/26/2012 12:24:33 AM
Love shooting in the rain. This is a classic!
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05/14/2012 10:20:22 AM
I always come back to look at this often one of my faves of my faves, and great for the 'in the rain' challenge. Don't you wish you could take a similar shot again!

Wow I just realised you have 85 faves for this, Woot woot.

Yes and I love that umbrella, a blast from the past.

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04/11/2011 02:21:47 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. The black and white is perfect.
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11/16/2010 02:48:39 PM
Gallery photo #3
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11/07/2010 10:24:29 PM
This is so amazing, I love the color one as well.
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03/09/2010 09:28:25 AM
I quite prefer the B&W. I also rather like the way the umbrella blends in with the canopies behind it.

Very well done. You are indeed a B&W girl.
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03/02/2010 12:31:26 PM
Wow 81 faves..
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10/12/2009 05:24:56 PM
The B&W version really rocks! Added to my faves.
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01/03/2009 12:53:33 PM
Fabulous, love the capture here, nailed the timing, and nailed the b&w tones here, wonderful. Added to faves.
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03/27/2008 08:25:35 PM
Nice photo, pity I didn't join DPC yet then.
love the loving feeling.
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03/11/2008 02:28:17 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Perfect contrasts/gradients, and a superb capture of the weather. That both subjects are wearing the same color/style coats was either luck, or you used models, but there's nothing here to suggest anything but a wonderful, candid shot that is expertly timed and composed. Easily a 9 in my book.
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02/25/2008 06:54:02 PM
Wow. Beautiful photo. I skipped it but goes to my favorites.

Congrats.
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01/23/2008 05:28:44 PM
Classic moment Deb. Really cool shot, with or without the context of the challenge.

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12/09/2007 05:29:58 PM
Deb, just happened upon this beauty. WOW. I have to agree with the B&W gal at heart, the B&W rocks.
Edit to say: Holy Cow ... I'm the 57th favorite on this one. WOW WOW WOW

Message edited by author 2007-12-09 17:33:12.
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07/08/2007 02:09:18 PM
When I met my girlfriend in in Guadalajara Mexico, we obviously had no car or personal transportation of our own. We also were staying with families as part of the a Study Abroad program and we weren't allowed to be alone as is the custom there. We headed in a taxi downtown and spent the whole day together and at one point it had been one of the those flash afternoon storms that pass in a half hour. We had only one umbrella and walked underneath for so long, we finally realized that storm had been long gone and there was no one else but us walking around with an umbrella over our heads. We've been together ever since. :)
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07/02/2007 09:40:39 AM
Sorry to see this leave the front page, you did an amazing job with this. Should I have voted it would have been one of my tens, great work.
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07/01/2007 10:07:46 AM
I am normally a color type of guy, but in this case the bright blues would have taken the eye away from the subjects leaving you with a much lower score, IMHO. Well deserved placement.
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06/30/2007 07:31:41 PM
Congratulations on an amazing photo and your ribbon!!! I'm thrilled for you. Well done!!
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06/30/2007 12:21:59 PM
Wow. I almost never comment on shots, but this one is great. This deserved the blue. It is the most appropriate for the challenge. The other 2 ribbon winners do not fit the challenge nearly as naturally. Also, the shot looks MUCH better is b/w. In color, the colorful background steals the focus away from the somber foreground. The bright colors and modern scenery also rob the shot of it's nostalgic romance.
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06/28/2007 05:36:05 PM
fantastic. a classic. very good. i like it a lot :-)

peace,
congratz
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06/28/2007 09:01:03 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon with this wonderful capture!!
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06/28/2007 07:32:51 AM
You really have a good feeling with umbrella. Really good and congrats for the ribbon. Paolo.
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06/27/2007 10:23:35 PM
Congratulations on the yellow AND the new PB! An absolutely beautiful shot. The black and white really brought out the best in this photo.
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06/27/2007 09:58:26 PM
I can say I rember her when!!

Gorgeous bw conversion and a lovely atmosphere..makes me think of the final scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's
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06/27/2007 09:29:29 AM
this is a great shot and the b&w version is so much better, great tones and brings out their backs much better
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06/26/2007 09:54:51 PM
Oh you poor little dear...only 130 comments?...I better add mine!CONGRATULATIONS!!! Another ribbon, woo-hoo! Rockin' score too! Such a cool shot and (you are right) done in true Melethia fashion. What a rewarding ribbon. Magnificent image.
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06/26/2007 09:34:52 PM
Wonderful shot! Congratulations!
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06/26/2007 07:49:57 PM
Well deserved ribbon. Congratulations! In my mind, the B&W is better, because it distills the image down to what's really important....rain, couple, umbrella. The color version is watered down by other elements that draw attention away from the rain, the couple, and the umbrella.
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06/26/2007 06:44:20 PM
well, I'll add my congrats to the pack- well deserved ribbon, Deb !
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06/26/2007 06:34:55 PM
I like the B&W better as well. Good Job!
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06/26/2007 06:15:24 PM
I love to see images like this on the front page. The black and white is a great way to add a bit of timelessness Personally red and white umbrellas add too much nationalism or something for me and they look much better grey. The brain is fooled a bit using greyscale and it works well to remove unnecessary activators of brain synapses.
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06/26/2007 04:52:06 PM
deb .. this is just amazing ... i'm glad you went with the b&w coz it gives this image a wonderful 'back in time' feeling combined with the scene, the ppl and your processing ... i love that they are wearing the same type of jackets too, it adds to that compatibility feeling you were talking about ...
CONGRATULATIONS on a PB, a ribbon and a fantastic photograph .. i love your processing on this ... just perfect ... :):)xx
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06/26/2007 03:55:09 PM
Well done - nicely spotted and I love those balloons that contrast with the gloom.
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06/26/2007 12:29:31 PM
Oh my god deb, I have not been around for a couple of days and I come back to find this!!! So so pleased that this wonderful shot got a ribbon.

You have got this awesome 1950's type thing going on at the moment and this is probably the best of the lot

Stunning and I could not be happier that it got the recognition it so richly deserved
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06/26/2007 11:55:29 AM
Outstanding capture, and I love the processing, too! Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/26/2007 11:50:20 AM
For sure! it was a Great decision to go for B&W. The color version doesn't work at all. The repeating "umbrellas" really make this shot pushing the presence of the rain against the couple. Romantic and Classic. Very well captured in a magic moment.
Congrats for your wonderful photo, Deb
... and congrats on your Ribbon!
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06/26/2007 09:08:33 AM
Well done! Fantastic picture :D
Goodness, Team Suck is really on a roll this month...
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06/26/2007 03:19:16 AM
Really nice shot, congrats on the ribbon. I like the way the different areas come together from the unusual umbrella and the roofs in the background to the matching coats the couple are wearing.
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06/26/2007 02:56:58 AM
Deb, this is fantastic! That is such an interesting umbrella too, and the rain really tops it off, well worth getting soaked for. Your doing so great these days!!
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06/26/2007 01:27:36 AM
congrats on the ribbon!
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06/25/2007 09:50:07 PM
This is just beautiful, Congrats!
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06/25/2007 09:28:30 PM
nice shot, I like B/W as compare to color, congratulations!!!!
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06/25/2007 08:49:18 PM
Woo hoo! You go, gal! For the record, I much prefer the B/W version to the color. Sorry, Daniel :-)
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06/25/2007 06:50:09 PM
I love everything about this pic!! Should've been a blue ribbon!!!
Congrats on the yellow anyway =)
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06/25/2007 05:28:48 PM
him and her in the rain.
congratulations.
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06/25/2007 03:10:14 PM
i looooooove love love love this image! it tells such a hopeless romantic story. congrats on your ribbon!!!!!
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06/25/2007 02:52:24 PM
Huge congrats again. The B&W version is much better in my opinion.
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06/25/2007 02:49:53 PM
the jackets, the beautiful umbrella.. the tent at the back, repeating with that umbrella, she, a bit bend, holding his arm (or he holding her arm ;)).. the black and white (I'm so glad you chose b/w!)

god Deb.. this is fantastic. Congrats!! :D
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06/25/2007 01:57:50 PM
nice work Deb, congrats! It's quite a torrent, I hope your camera is ok :)
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06/25/2007 01:53:59 PM
Congrats on the Yellow, Deb! Great job with a lovely image! :D
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06/25/2007 01:53:52 PM
Way to go on the ribbon, Deb! Congrats, congrats, congrats!
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06/25/2007 01:48:33 PM
Congrats Melethia on your new PB. Very nice shot. Obviously time to set your sights on a different colour ribbon now :- )
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06/25/2007 01:36:59 PM
fantastic shot and processing Deb. love the b/w.
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06/25/2007 01:24:01 PM
I cant' belive I didn't add you still to my list, I really love your work , you are so talented.
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06/25/2007 01:22:26 PM
Congratulations Deb, this is outstanding timeless image. The moment I saw it in challenge I knew it it will ribbon. For me this is the winner shot. FANTASTIC in every aspect, and I love it in B&W, much better then color version. Going to my favorites.
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06/25/2007 12:54:33 PM
Congratulations Deb. Yay, another ribbon for you!!! This is a wonderful image. I love the way the shape of the umbrella is repeated by the roofs. I think you made a good choice on the b&w. The background in the color shot is a bit distracting to me, while in the b&w version the balloons just add a little interest and ambiance. I'm so happy for you that this was well appreciated.
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06/25/2007 12:47:19 PM
Congratulations and celebrations. Good to see you on the front page.
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06/25/2007 11:32:41 AM
Fantastic photo, and good work with the tones.. great choice over the color.
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06/25/2007 11:06:28 AM
Congratulations! This was my favorite shot in the challenge. Although the color version is good, I think b&w was the way to go. Great capture and processing.
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06/25/2007 10:23:15 AM
Congrats. This image has a timeless feel to it. I like it a lot.
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06/25/2007 09:56:09 AM
Oh Deb! What a wonderful photo! And a perfect choice for a ribbon! Congratulations on this beautiful capture!

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06/25/2007 09:46:15 AM
Fantastic Deb!! Congratulatiions!!
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06/25/2007 09:30:16 AM
simply wonderful
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06/25/2007 09:07:25 AM
I'm so glad this ribboned. I like the b/w version better too and I probably would have given the color version a 9 instead of a 10...congtatulations.
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06/25/2007 09:06:11 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon. Tough choice between the color and b&w versions -- both are terrific photos. Cheers!
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06/25/2007 08:47:25 AM
WTG!!!! This is a terrific shot - well deserving of a ribbon. Congratulations!
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06/25/2007 08:36:27 AM
p.s. this shot was underrated! :P
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06/25/2007 08:32:08 AM
oh my god, this photo is stunning. Notice that you got your ribbon on the strength of all those tens. In other words, some people didn't "get" it but a squadron of people fell in love with it. I am an aficionado of rain photos. It always amazes me how rain looks different from one photo to the next. In your photo, the rain looks like a texture, it looks like the inking or engraving technique of someone like Duhrer. For all the motion of people and water, this photo looks eternally still. I skipped this challenge, which is the only reason my admiration has been delayed thus far.
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06/25/2007 08:27:46 AM
WOO HOO Deb. This is so good. Got a 10 from me. Outstanding. Congrats.
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06/25/2007 08:23:00 AM
Woop!! Whoohoo! Congrats Deb!!!! :)
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06/25/2007 08:13:41 AM
Wooo! Look at you! Congrats on another Ribbon!

just added you to my favorites. I could have sworn I had done that already.

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06/25/2007 08:08:53 AM
I absolutely love this shot...it just reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Great in b/w...I gave it a 10!! Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/25/2007 08:06:49 AM
Deb, I can't believe how good you have become. You have found the magic to this site. This is a fabulous shot and should have had the blue. Keep it up.
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06/25/2007 07:56:33 AM
Beautiful shot Deb! Congrats on the ribbon and new PB!
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06/25/2007 07:52:43 AM
Woo hoo!!!!!!! And look at that, 20 favorites. You can add me to that list, so now it will be 21. Wonderful photo, no doubt.
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06/25/2007 06:24:20 AM
B&W in the rain....I'm a hound for that. Woooo Hoooo! Congratulations on your ribbon and this beautiful image.
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06/25/2007 06:23:02 AM
Congrats!!!! What a wonderful photo!!!!!!
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06/25/2007 06:13:32 AM
Brilliant capture, Deb - the black and white really works for me here. It feels "wet"!

Congrats on the PB, too.
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06/25/2007 05:06:35 AM
I'll come back and congratulate you on a PB as well Deb...excellent
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06/25/2007 05:05:34 AM
This is just sooo stunning. Excellent work, Deb and congrats on the Yellow.
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06/25/2007 04:49:31 AM
Congrats Deb! Can't hold you back now. Welldone!
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06/25/2007 04:33:23 AM
This is a really great photo. good judgement to make in B&W too. Works very well.
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06/25/2007 04:19:35 AM
nice to this picture ribbon, congratulations Deb
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06/25/2007 04:14:29 AM
This is WONDERFUL - Just WONDERFUL!
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06/25/2007 04:11:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I prefer this MUCH MUCH more to the color...the black and white fits perfectly and gives it a whole different mood then the color version. I am glad you entered this one :) FAV +
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06/25/2007 03:56:56 AM
congrats Deb:)
!!!
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06/25/2007 03:53:54 AM
Congrats Deb on a great shot! - A worthy ribboner.

The 'umbrellas' in the background offset very nicely against the foreground subject.
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06/25/2007 03:35:04 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats!
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06/25/2007 02:55:14 AM
I love shots in the rain Deb...a fantastic title. Congrats on your second well deserved ribbon...
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06/25/2007 02:32:37 AM
Congrats Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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06/25/2007 02:21:13 AM
Nice one getting another ribbon for your collection and your first 7+ score. :D

Personally, I think that the black and white version is superior to the colour. The B&W gives it an old fashioned feel, I think, that works well with the scenery and clothing. :)
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06/25/2007 02:20:24 AM
you little anzac!
i think this site is on its way up and its images like this pushing it.
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06/25/2007 02:17:57 AM
Congratulations Melethia! What a great shot! It's a classic; the unusual umbrella they have, and the B&@, gives it a feel from another time. Really really nice! I didn't vote in this one, but it's a 10.
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06/25/2007 02:03:02 AM
Yay! Alright Deb!! So Well deserved! A big congratulations to you!!!
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06/25/2007 02:01:32 AM
woooooo! Ribbon Deb! The second definitely means the first wasn't a fluke..
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06/25/2007 02:00:07 AM
This is definitely timeless in B&W. I love your description of it; it's sweet, romantic, beautiful, all at the same time. Many congratulations on a well deserved ribbon and new PB!!!
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06/25/2007 01:26:25 AM
congrats on the high finish& personal best! :D
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06/25/2007 01:23:38 AM
Good on you Deb, an amazing moment to capture, congratulations.
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06/25/2007 01:19:46 AM
Well deserved! Funk was wrong this time IMHO... The b/w is much more powerful...
TC
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06/25/2007 01:12:57 AM
Well look at Deb! All fancy with her two yellow ribbons! :D Congrats!!
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06/25/2007 01:12:50 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful capture - I love the repeating patterns in the photo, and I'm a sucker for a great Black and White shot!
Well deserved.

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06/25/2007 01:08:32 AM
woohoo you little biscuit! congrats, the b/w is soo much cooler than
color, good choice.
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06/25/2007 12:59:45 AM
All right Deb, congrats on the ribbon...well done!
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06/25/2007 12:52:38 AM
Nice landing, sucka :) The rain in Wiesbaden looks mainly like film grain. What a pair a pluie! Excellent processing.

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06/25/2007 12:45:32 AM
Stunning capture and very interesting and unique image. I really like how the umbrella fits in nicely with the background gazebo and tent. I also like the contrast between the solid toned subjects and the nearly pointillistic background and foreground from the downpour. Congratulations on your ribbon. Well deserved.
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06/25/2007 12:40:20 AM
yahoo! congrats! classic...
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06/25/2007 12:39:03 AM
Wow, congrats Deb!! great shot and fantastic finish!!! Way to go!!! Love B&W so yeah, this is my pick!!
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06/25/2007 12:36:48 AM
Good choice for the B&W. Nicely done.
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06/25/2007 12:36:07 AM
Congratulations, lovely photo.
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06/25/2007 12:27:39 AM
WoW!!!! Deb that ribbon looks great on your profile page. This shot deserved a ribbon. I prefer the B&W also. You make team suck proud.
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06/25/2007 12:26:04 AM
The background completely spoils the image in the color version - you defintely made the right choice. Very nice shot, good job.
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06/25/2007 12:25:19 AM
Hey, Hey, Hey! Congrats!
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06/25/2007 12:23:22 AM
Love the black and white conversion. It now has the classic film feel. A lovely catch. Congrats on the ribbon!!!!
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06/25/2007 12:22:51 AM
Congrats Deb!
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06/25/2007 12:21:59 AM
Right on Deb. Congrats!
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06/25/2007 12:20:01 AM
gorgeous shot! congrats on your ribbon!! :)
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06/25/2007 12:19:13 AM
Congratulations on getting a ribbon for such a lovely image!!!
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06/25/2007 12:14:00 AM
Now this is totally awesome and so pleased you won a ribbon Deb.....
You rovk girl ands don't you forget it.....
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06/25/2007 12:10:25 AM
HURRAAAAAAAAY, Deb! Wonderful candid and well suited for the challenge. Big congrats on your ribbon!
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06/25/2007 12:09:29 AM
Woo Hoo!! Congratulations Deb!! I LOVE this photo and am sooooo glad it ribboned.
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06/25/2007 12:09:17 AM
YAHOO! At long last da boids fall. :) New personal best by a good margin, new ribbon, and you cracked 7.0 ... way to go!

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06/25/2007 12:08:36 AM
Yeah, Deb! Many congratulations!!!!
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06/25/2007 12:06:01 AM
Deb: superb presentation here. The closeness of the couple and the mutual inhibition from the rain is so very well presented. Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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06/25/2007 12:05:56 AM
congrats to you little lady! i missed this one in the challenge but i most definitely would have given it a 10! :) love love love it. good jobbb!
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06/25/2007 12:05:52 AM
Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon Deb!!! This is an excellent, excellent photo.
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06/25/2007 12:03:38 AM
Mediocre what? Someone has been sending me PMs full of hogwash. Congrats silly lady. :P

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06/25/2007 12:03:29 AM
Grats, was my favorite by far!
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06/25/2007 12:02:43 AM
Fantastic! Wonderful! Congrats! :-D
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06/25/2007 12:02:13 AM
Woohooo

Congrats Melethia!! well deserved ;)
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06/25/2007 12:01:52 AM
very BIG congratulations, deb!!! i love this.
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06/25/2007 12:01:48 AM
Great Job Deb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2007 09:33:37 PM
Very nice. Looks like quite a downpour.
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06/23/2007 11:08:21 PM
Nice capture.
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06/23/2007 05:55:32 AM
Wonderful capture, a very classic feel :)
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06/22/2007 11:18:53 PM
Fabulous. The tones and focus are superb. BRAVO My fav so far.
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06/22/2007 08:49:35 PM
Wonderful image. I love the grainy treatment and the contrast. Back to bump you up to 9.
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06/22/2007 06:13:14 AM
oh i like this; very french nouvelle vague! not sure about the weird brolly, but the trench coats and style is otherwise faultless. if this turns out to be a candid, then my level of deeply impressedness will quadruple, for it feels a very slick and perfected staging. the setting works well (stuff there, but none of it distracting or out of place - the balloons actually contrast with the mood in brilliant subtlety). technically it's excellent, and some of the best grey tones i've seen for a while. a beautiful image - either exceptionally lucky or gloriuosly talented, or a bit of both ;)

My First Weighted Scoring System ; composition + technical 3/3, challenge 1/1, post processing results 2/2, ooooh factor 3/3, originality 1/1 = 10
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06/21/2007 03:14:36 PM
nice!
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06/21/2007 07:47:29 AM
nice BW and great capture of hte rain, I like the composition as well, this should do rather well. Good luck
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06/20/2007 04:04:51 PM
ahhh lovely image, best so far. Has a very romantic, old feel to it. Adding to favorite. This is something that would look great on a wall
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06/20/2007 02:06:05 PM
Instant 10 from me, no hesitation. Great details, the unusual umbrella, the matching coats, all nicely framed. I guess others won't consider this a sight "less seen" but you captured a great moment here and IMO it fits the challenge.
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06/20/2007 11:01:24 AM
I really love this shot...Everything about it is perfect. 10
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06/20/2007 10:27:07 AM
Love this. I love the texture of the rain. The couple is so cute...they are wearing matching coats and everything. Nice capture.
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06/19/2007 05:51:05 PM
Very nicely done. Love the grainy feel to it. Could be on a greeting card.
TC
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06/19/2007 05:19:43 PM
My most absolute favorite of this challenge. The BW conversion is perfect. I really love all the rain and how it really stands out and also how they are perfectly insync with each other from their coats to their movements. And what to say about that funky umbrella... It's all just so lovely.

Bumping up... 10!
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06/19/2007 02:11:32 PM
One of those shots that I like without really being able to tell why. very nicely done.
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06/19/2007 11:42:01 AM
Easily my favorite of the challenge. Great capture. Great b&w. And that is one cool umbrella. 10
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06/19/2007 02:05:33 AM
Love it. YOu captured a great moment. Great composition and tones. 10
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06/18/2007 05:54:15 PM
This is really great. Beautiful textures and tones.
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06/18/2007 02:29:19 PM
Nice and almost poetic...
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06/18/2007 11:11:32 AM
this is one of my favourites in this challenge. i love the way you captured them and the rain is giving this picture a dreamy look. very nice.
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06/18/2007 08:34:46 AM
This is just awesome a great capture and my favourite! 10
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06/18/2007 07:11:43 AM
This is SO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! I adore it - straight to favourites!
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06/18/2007 12:59:16 AM
Nicely composed and great pp work.
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06/18/2007 12:37:17 AM
Very nice image. BW looks awesome and it oozes such warm feelings , great work
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06/18/2007 12:21:58 AM
great shot!
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