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Judi


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Challenge: Cardboard Box (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Jul 26, 2008
Aperture: 10
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2008

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Sex appeal, family life, childhood, teenage, adult,sport, sleep, play, work, happiness, sadness, shyness, confidence....they are all there....and so are you!


A PB!!!!!!! Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I got it.

Just for the record....I want to do a reshoot and tidy up some areas...like having an old person and a baby in the shot and change the cardboard boxes for more sturdier containers.

This shoot actually involved 15 people. Thankyou to all of your!!

The main idea behind the two men is -

1 - To deceive the viewers as to which way is up...but because of the fairy I think that became irrelevant.

2 - Men seem to be seen as the ones who keep the families together in the way they provide, so having them on the outside, wrapped around signifies this.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.8615
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.6429
Avg (non-participants): 7.9496
Views since voting: 14675
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 195
Comments: 135
Favorites: 59 (view)


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03/10/2013 07:23:39 PM
Wow! I really love the idea! Greatly done! Congrats!
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10/08/2008 08:12:17 AM
Clearly thinking outside the box! Great concept and well done.
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09/10/2008 02:35:25 PM
This is amazing Judi. Finally a great score that doesn't involve Iceland in it. :P
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08/09/2008 06:55:40 PM
this is absolutely one of my favorite shots in a long while how creative
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08/09/2008 05:46:54 PM
This is brilliant. Congratulations on the Blue Judi.
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08/08/2008 11:46:12 PM
This is awesome!!!
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08/08/2008 10:50:47 PM
Sorry, I forgot to add - congratulations on the top spot! :-)
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08/08/2008 10:49:59 PM
This is spectacular! Love the idea, composition and execution!
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08/08/2008 06:37:20 AM
Judi...This is so cool! Congrats!
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08/08/2008 05:48:06 AM
Great idea Judi!! I really liked this. Very creative.
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08/06/2008 09:17:59 PM
Congrats Judi!!! AWESOME image! Really well done - and well deserved! :-D
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08/06/2008 09:02:46 AM
At first glance I though of M.C. Escher. The guy who draws those pictures that you don't know if your coming or going or if you up or down. Then in a blink of an eye it reminded me of the old school days with the shelves that had different toys you can take out and play with. I really like this photo because there is so many point of view that come together and make a great photo.

Kudos to you my friend
Deb
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08/06/2008 03:09:21 AM
Bravo! Deserved an "Avg (all users): 8+" for the originality, composition and perfect lightning.
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08/06/2008 02:28:14 AM
i like the cardboaRd boxes it adds something to the picture that I think sturdier things wouldn't. great picture, i like the idea of adding an elderly person and a baby but you should keep the boxes!
WTG. nice work!
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08/06/2008 12:34:34 AM
Too good... surely a lot of effort and tenacity..
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08/05/2008 04:32:41 PM
I always get amazed at the few truly creative shots for challenges like this. I thought to myself, oi, what kind of crap are we going to get in this one? Great shot Judi!
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08/05/2008 02:22:55 PM
Great image and super well done...
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08/05/2008 09:57:49 AM
That's just a super idea well executed. Is that thinking ouside the box or inside the box?
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08/05/2008 09:41:02 AM
Judi, what a great imagination you have, very creative shot. Congratulations on your blue and terrific score!
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08/05/2008 07:56:13 AM
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Message edited by author 2008-08-05 07:58:23.
08/05/2008 05:23:43 AM
Quite remarkable shot - wonderful level of detail in the planning and execution which has really paid off.

Excellent.

Well deserved Ribbon
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08/05/2008 03:40:03 AM
Very creative. Congratulations on the personal best & the well deserved ribbon.
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08/04/2008 09:37:23 PM
This is a very "deserving the ribbon" quality shot!
Congrats to you and your excellent team of models.
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08/04/2008 07:31:15 PM
Yowza, great score Judi. Absolutely, fantastically, deserved this blue.
Fantastic imagination and execution!!
Love it.
Congrats. PS: I was one of the 39.
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08/04/2008 06:49:59 PM
Wonderful storytelling Judi, congrats on a well deserved blue!
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08/04/2008 06:07:59 PM
I love it, I love it!
Debbi
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08/04/2008 05:32:52 PM
hey judi .. CONGRATULATIONS .. a ribbon and a fantastic score ... !!!
its a brilliant idea and a great image ... :)
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08/04/2008 04:10:49 PM
GREAT image Judi. Congrats on your win.
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08/04/2008 02:10:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, JUDI!!!!

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08/04/2008 01:05:36 PM
Judi,this is such a creative and interesting shot. So many great components! You've done a super job. Love the hints of movement with all the other and it looks very natural. Totally kewl...and GREAT score! Congrats!
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08/04/2008 12:48:46 PM
NICE ONE, CONGRATS!
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08/04/2008 12:28:38 PM
Congratulations, Ms. Judi!

Your excellence behind the camera has never surprised me! (For that matter the Blue, doesn't surprise me either...) What does surprise me is that you don't have a flock of Blues flying in formation...way before now!

Onward and upward, Lady! You are real CLASS! :)

A Sheila who's for real-a! :}
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08/04/2008 11:58:43 AM
Wow! WTG Judi! Perfectly created and executed. Congrats on your PB and blue!
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08/04/2008 10:50:13 AM
Oh how typically creative and spectacular of you! :) CONGRATULATIONS!

Edit: Just noticed that SCORE! OMG! WOW! That is mind blowing! Congratulations again!



Message edited by author 2008-08-04 10:51:11.
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08/04/2008 10:06:34 AM
Awesome job Judi and congrats on the ribbon as well as the PB. I didn't get to vote in the challenge but this just seems original and well executed, I love it, well deserved to be sure!
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08/04/2008 10:00:29 AM
Perfect. Not just your best score, but your best, period.
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08/04/2008 09:25:02 AM
wow 39 tens! congrats judi...
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08/04/2008 09:24:14 AM
absolutely great shot, so much going on, but all so true too. Congrats on the blue!
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08/04/2008 09:04:05 AM
LOL! Fun shot. Congrats on Blue.
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08/04/2008 08:58:51 AM
Wonderful! Congratulations, Judi!
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08/04/2008 08:46:46 AM
Great stuff, Judi! Congrats on the blue and a PB! : )
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08/04/2008 07:49:50 AM
One of my top rated images in the challenge. Loved how this composition illustrated many facets of life stages or chapters as you put it in the title. When I first saw this in the challenge it made me think of the Brady Bunch opening formation credits. But instead of just a head portrait you give us far more 'personality' of the people within the boxes because of the activity they are doing, the expressions, and dress of each person. Tones, lighting, composition of all elements come together in perfect unison. I too was a little confused as to why the two men adorned the opposite and outsides of the box. My conclusion is that you placed them there in that position to act as a Yin & Yang type symbol (one is dressed in dark colors the other in light).
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08/04/2008 07:28:47 AM
Bravo for PB and Blue. My favorite in the challenge. Well deserved.
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08/04/2008 07:27:32 AM
Congrats Judi !!

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08/04/2008 06:30:14 AM
you went to a LOT of trouble, fun comp. congrats on the ribbon.
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08/04/2008 05:39:02 AM
Magnificent shot, congrats!
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08/04/2008 04:32:40 AM
Congrats on the PB, this is a very nice picture
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08/04/2008 04:23:58 AM
Nice score J, gave this an 8 and quite deservedly so..

good work - but you still havent beat my PB yet but oh so close!!!
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08/04/2008 04:20:48 AM
Wonderful concept Judi - well done on your PB!
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08/04/2008 04:11:29 AM
WOW look at you FLY!!!! all totally deserved, best wishes to you and muchos congrats on a new PB!
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08/04/2008 03:59:28 AM
Judi, this is awesome! A lot of thinking and creativity I can see here.

Congrats on the new PB and the blue, yahoo!
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08/04/2008 03:55:00 AM
Well deserved blue. Congrats!
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08/04/2008 03:46:26 AM
congrats on a wonderful, wonderful image!!!!!!!
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08/04/2008 03:38:22 AM
She's BACK
judi a stunning image
and congrats on the blue ribbon and your PB
wow a ave 9.00 for comments is that a first for the site?????????

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08/04/2008 03:26:06 AM
Originally posted by mstone:

you said you wanted to redo the shot. Honestly, I think the cardboard boxes make the shot. Switching them out for something sturdier doesnt seem like it would have the same feel. Im sure that you will redo the shot great though. Artistically though, I like the cardboard boxes. Just my opinion.
By the way, I'm new..what does PB stand for?


PB = Personal Best
08/04/2008 03:24:08 AM
you said you wanted to redo the shot. Honestly, I think the cardboard boxes make the shot. Switching them out for something sturdier doesnt seem like it would have the same feel. Im sure that you will redo the shot great though. Artistically though, I like the cardboard boxes. Just my opinion.
By the way, I'm new..what does PB stand for?

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08/04/2008 03:08:09 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by zackdezon:

One thing on the photo--I don't quite get the two guys sprawled on the outside.
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I would think they represent those that think/live outside the box or maybe they are just homeless? :P Anyway, great idea Judi and congrats on the PB!!!!


The main idea behind the two men is -

1 - To deceive the viewers as to which way is up...but because of the fairy I think that became irrelevant.

2 - Men seem to be seen as the ones who keep the families together in the way they provide, so having them on the outside, wrapped around signifies this.
08/04/2008 02:59:11 AM
Huuuuge congrats on your blue, PB and a fantastic shot, Judi!
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08/04/2008 02:42:18 AM
Originally posted by zackdezon:

One thing on the photo--I don't quite get the two guys sprawled on the outside.
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I would think they represent those that think/live outside the box or maybe they are just homeless? :P Anyway, great idea Judi and congrats on the PB!!!!

Message edited by author 2008-08-04 02:43:09.
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08/04/2008 02:33:19 AM
So I was right... this was a great shot :)
Congrats ;)
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08/04/2008 02:09:42 AM
This is just so cool - thoroughly creative, gently humorous, and really well executed.
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08/04/2008 02:03:28 AM
Congrats on the Blue, and a PB! Adding to favs!
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08/04/2008 01:54:20 AM
What an amazing shot! Congrats on the blue and your PB Judi!!!
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08/04/2008 01:50:46 AM
just saw your image has won Congratulations Judi Well Done
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08/04/2008 01:36:46 AM
Originally posted by bnilesh:

Congratulations Judi! The last non-helpful comment was mine.. :)


The only reason your comment wasn't checked was because it came in at the last minute and I didn't see it as I was running out the door to an appointment! It was not a backlash for your previous comments. I am not like that!
08/04/2008 01:29:20 AM
Rock & Roll, Judi! Congrats and congrats!! A very creative setup and masterfully executed.
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08/04/2008 01:23:57 AM
very nice idea, Judy!
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08/04/2008 01:16:56 AM
YOU ARE AWESOME... creativity at its best... special thanks to all your friends / family who participated .. one unforgettable photograph..
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08/04/2008 01:11:58 AM
By the way NO 1's, 2's, or 3's..... Awesome score.....
A 'favorite' of mine for sure.....

Can't wait to see the result of the next one you photograph, that you have mentioned that you are going to do. Make sure you let us know.....

Message edited by author 2008-08-04 01:14:37.
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08/04/2008 01:10:32 AM
By the way, I forgot to say I absolutely LOVE this shot, especially the way the cardboard boxes are placed, and even bent in some areas.

The way you thought if this idea, and then carried it out so well.

The wonderful people that are in this awesome picture, and yes, the effect it gives one when seeing it.

AWESOME..............
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08/04/2008 01:06:11 AM
Just LOOK at your score, and yes, this was my favorite for the challenge.....

Totally awesome Judi, and I am so pleased it got the BLUE ribbon that it deserved.....

A great set up, and a equally a great photo.

You ROCK 'Aussie' girl.....
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08/04/2008 12:54:33 AM
Congrats... this is an AWESOME photo!
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08/04/2008 12:46:54 AM
Holy cow, you ROCK girl! That's the most 10's I have ever seen. WTG!
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08/04/2008 12:37:35 AM
Congratulations Judi! The last non-helpful comment was mine.. :)

Message edited by author 2008-08-04 00:56:48.
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08/04/2008 12:35:13 AM
Judi, this is an awesome shot. Well deserving of the blue.
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08/04/2008 12:33:07 AM
Congratulations Judi. Well Done!
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08/04/2008 12:33:00 AM
Wow....well done Judi!
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08/04/2008 12:32:17 AM
Brilliant idea, Judi. Fantastically carried out. HUGE congrats on your blue.
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08/04/2008 12:32:05 AM
An 8 from me, congratulations
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08/04/2008 12:30:59 AM
Wow, that's one heckuva score! Off the charts almost. Nice work!
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08/04/2008 12:29:50 AM
Absolutely fantastic Judi, I knew this wouldn't have any problem ribboning :)
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08/04/2008 12:25:18 AM
Originally posted by Pipe_Dream:

Holy creative idea batman


hahaha, i really did lol, still am. Absolutely true though! Love it!
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08/04/2008 12:24:51 AM
Fantastic image, Judi. What a concept and your execution is flawless. Congrats on your PB and blue ribbon!
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08/04/2008 12:18:01 AM
Judi,
Wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing! congrats on your personal best and another blue!
Take care!
Becky
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08/04/2008 12:17:56 AM
Congratulations, Judi! Awesome job. Scott
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08/04/2008 12:12:26 AM
Wonderful! :-)
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08/04/2008 12:11:20 AM
Truly great work here. Well done!
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08/04/2008 12:07:17 AM
Stellar score on an awesome idea and execution!
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08/04/2008 12:06:48 AM
Grats on your new PB
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08/04/2008 12:06:20 AM
Average from all commenters - 9.000. That's some achievement, considering the number of them.
Big, hearty congratulations, Judi.
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08/04/2008 12:05:55 AM
Wow what a fantastic concept and a great score!
Super Congrats!
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08/04/2008 12:05:04 AM
Congrats Girl!!!
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08/04/2008 12:04:18 AM
Brilliant Idea, awesome!
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08/04/2008 12:04:04 AM
Very creative shot! Congratulations on your blue and personal record.
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08/04/2008 12:03:28 AM
...and a PB...you took the jackpot here!
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08/04/2008 12:02:35 AM
...and what a score!!!!
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08/04/2008 12:02:12 AM
WOW Judes...congratulations! I picked it as a ribbon winner...thoroughly deserved! Enzo
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08/04/2008 12:01:27 AM
Woohoo, glad this won, Great one Judi. My only 10. grats!

Message edited by author 2008-08-04 00:01:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 11:59:51 PM
Really creative! Congratulations for taking such a wonderful shot & I really appreciate your efforts. Best of luck!
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08/03/2008 11:53:10 PM
Such a great idea. I love this combination of life experiences.
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08/03/2008 11:11:36 PM
Nicely done. Sharp.
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08/03/2008 06:47:14 PM
very creative photo! I love it. A ten!
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08/03/2008 04:41:08 PM
Holy creative idea batman
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08/03/2008 10:08:53 AM
Very clever. Great concept and execution.
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08/02/2008 02:33:09 PM
great 10
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08/02/2008 11:25:10 AM
Very creative, I like it.
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08/01/2008 12:29:49 PM
Wonderful and heartwarming! My only 10. Just terrific! What a lovely composition. My highest kudos!

ETA: I did rate one other image a 10.....but I like this better! LOL!!!
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07/31/2008 11:49:25 PM
Absolutely my favorite of the challenge! Quite creative and wonderfully thought-provoking, and fun to look at besides.
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07/31/2008 05:59:30 PM
great idea! i really like it
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07/31/2008 05:28:15 PM
Brilliant. I predict a ribbon.
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07/31/2008 12:03:28 PM
Excellent!
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07/31/2008 09:40:55 AM
very creative....7
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07/31/2008 07:53:33 AM
This is definitely one of my favourites of the shot. Such a clever idea :-) There's a nice range of poses and expressions. The fact you've lined up your boxes in a regular pattern means everybody is being seen and everyone gets equal precedence, unlike some group portraits.

My only tiny nitpick (and it is a tiny one) is I'd like to see a few more people looking at the camera (perhaps one of the two people around the outside) I'd also like to see one or more older people in the shot to complete the "ages" theme.
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07/30/2008 01:47:28 PM
This is really fun! I enjoyed looking at this. Where did you find all of the people?
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07/30/2008 04:27:32 AM
really great shot, added to fav's. Love the idea and compostion is wonderful. hope this ribbons.
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07/29/2008 07:20:02 PM
hehe this is great! 10
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07/29/2008 01:21:42 AM
Wow, really great concept AND execution! Nice job!
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07/28/2008 06:35:47 PM
How much fun did those kids have??? :~)
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07/28/2008 04:18:20 PM
What a great concept! I hope this does really well
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07/28/2008 03:05:18 PM
Extraordinary in all respects: creativity, composition, work of the "actors", black and white...even the title.
The slight motion blur of some hands and feets adds still something dynamic.
One of my very rare 10, congrats!
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07/28/2008 01:38:43 PM
SO creative!!! Good job!
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07/28/2008 01:31:59 PM
I'm the one having the middle age crisis.
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07/28/2008 01:09:35 PM
This one will win in My Opinion. Very Creative.
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07/28/2008 01:07:32 PM
Great concept, excellent execution. Great photo. I don't vote down on titles, but I have to say I'm not a big fan of titles that so literally 'talk to me.' It's jarring and makes it feel like a high school assignment.
One thing on the photo--I don't quite get the two guys sprawled on the outside.
8
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07/28/2008 12:36:58 PM
Great thought, effort and final image!
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07/28/2008 11:26:30 AM
Soooo nice. Lot of action. One of my favorite in the challenge -8
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07/28/2008 08:45:16 AM
In the top 10 for sure.....
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07/28/2008 04:54:33 AM
great idea very well executed. 10 and a fav.
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07/28/2008 04:33:18 AM
wow - that is very creative! I love the BW here!
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07/28/2008 04:06:40 AM
I wish my score could match the number of participants.
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07/28/2008 01:17:32 AM
wonderful creative idea! Looks like a winner!
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07/28/2008 01:02:12 AM
oh this must have been an interesting photoshoot-8
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07/28/2008 12:36:40 AM
Superbly done and I just love it. Great image and great capture.
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07/28/2008 12:11:39 AM
what a fun shot!
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07/28/2008 12:03:45 AM
Here is a ribbon winner...congrats in advance 9
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