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Scarecrow
3rd PlaceScarecrow
Coley


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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Date: Mar 1, 2009
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2009

I think this image is a pretty neat self portrait without people.
The style will be recognizable as well as the people less character.

My wife is actually behind the coat holding the entire apparatus from blowing across the field. We near froze to death -20 with the windchill.

I had this thing sitting in my dining room for awhile . Every time I walked by it it gave me a start.

Hope this does well

Cole

Post

Thanks for the ribbon DPC.

Another one of these great moments that arrive in my minds eye and then is almost next to impossible to execute. The winds were gusting about 90 km, the Sunday we decided to shoot. My poor Sandy was holding the gizmo, so that it would not blow away. We had about 4 seconds when I put the umbrella up and then it was destroyed. I guess I was lucky to get this shot :)

Thanks again for the votes and comments

Cole

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 157
Avg (all users): 6.6193
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.0625
Avg (non-participants): 6.8281
Views since voting: 5641
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 176
Comments: 33
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/16/2009 06:22:40 PM
So you hid the person in the coat. :) Big congrats on your continuing scarecrow series! It would have been a cool shot with the destroyed umbrella too!
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03/16/2009 12:06:54 PM
No wonder it startled you in the dining room. Very effective scarecrow. I particularly like the dead cornfield in this scene -- and of course the wonderful tree I remember from other images. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/15/2009 02:24:11 PM
creepy in a way. a lot of messages can be taken from this. i like it very much.
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03/13/2009 05:10:03 PM
This had Coley written all over it! Knew it had to be yours and was/is just as good as I expect from you. Congratulations on yet another excellent image!
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03/12/2009 10:54:37 PM
Very classic! Congrats!
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03/12/2009 10:27:24 PM
Hey, congrats on the ribbon! Looks like entering this one (instead of skin) paid off for you. :-)

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03/12/2009 06:25:26 PM
congrats, but i think it should have won the blue
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03/11/2009 11:56:02 AM
Your images are inspirational. Congrats on a ribbon.
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03/11/2009 09:36:05 AM
This is a classic indeed, Coley. Congrats!
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03/11/2009 07:53:58 AM
You're making it hard to catch up to ya! Congrats!
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03/11/2009 07:13:45 AM
A classic to add to your series on this guy
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03/11/2009 04:22:54 AM
Wonderful shot, Coley. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/11/2009 03:10:22 AM
WTG Cole! Beautifully composed shot, congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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03/11/2009 01:39:38 AM
I think this is a brilliant photo, both technically and artistically. The land seems ravaged and how your scare crow seems to be protecting nature in general. I think there is just enough land and sky to complete the image, good rule of 3rds.
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03/11/2009 01:16:20 AM
Terrific concept that has Coley written all over it. I love that kind of quirkiness.
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03/11/2009 12:31:41 AM
I didn't vote and agree this has your mark all over it :) Love this style. This was the shot the beat. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/11/2009 12:19:49 AM
This couldn't have been anyone else but you :) Congrats!
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03/11/2009 12:13:56 AM
Wonderful idea and image. Congrats.
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03/11/2009 12:02:02 AM
YAY - congrats. This is awesome
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2009 07:46:00 PM
Nice composition - shot really works for me.
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03/10/2009 12:29:09 PM
Such a gorgeous photo and it looks great in B&W
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03/08/2009 02:49:45 PM
reminds me of Magritte.
nice!
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03/06/2009 11:15:46 AM
Enter your comment here, and then cast your vote...
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03/05/2009 09:02:46 PM
This is such a cool photo!!! Nice shot!
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03/05/2009 11:48:02 AM
very coley-esque
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03/05/2009 12:43:47 AM
this is really cool. 8
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03/04/2009 09:41:56 PM
This is just awesome. In my top three. Well done.
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03/04/2009 06:28:01 PM
I know that tree by heart, it seems this time you walked around to the other side of it. Probably because the other view is starting to have suburbia built up in the background. :)
I bet you could have just shot the tree and a few ould have guessed who you are.
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03/04/2009 05:18:01 PM
This looks like Coley's tree! And his umbrella. Good job.
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03/04/2009 04:54:10 PM
I think black angel wings added somewhere in the photo would work very well :) Great shot, and composition. The light is a little harsh though.
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03/04/2009 01:24:24 PM
like the idea but I'm not a fan of the lighting at all
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03/04/2009 10:56:14 AM
Nice lightning conductor.
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03/04/2009 12:46:34 AM
Coley!?
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