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The Umbrella Man 'SPOTS' A Wife
1st PlaceThe Umbrella Man 'SPOTS' A Wife
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Polka Dots (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Bradford Ontario
Date: Nov 29, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2009

I cut and pasted every dot on the van and on the model.
I have finally got a bit of time on my hands to start to enter challenges again.
I like the way this shot turned out. It was nice to get my van out for a spin. I had put it away for the winter. Now I have to peel all the dots off her and put her back to bed. The van i mean, The model (my daughter) can stay up a little while longer :D.

Thanks to Dan for posing as the Umbrella man

Hope this does well

Cole

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Thank you all at DPC for the week of wonderful comments and votes. I am happy to have scored a new PB

I am so glad to be a member of this community of artists

DPC Rocks!
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 78
Avg (all users): 7.7848
Avg (commenters): 9.0800
Avg (participants): 8.0526
Avg (non-participants): 7.7000
Views since voting: 6905
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 158
Comments: 73
Favorites: 16 (view)


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11/17/2010 04:36:29 PM
brilliant. so much patience goes into your work. i like that the umbrella man, to me, is the guy always waiting for the sky to fall. but in this one, he runs into unexpected good luck.
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12/12/2009 09:12:09 PM
You only just mentioned that you were hoping to get time to enter challenges and BAM!!!

I like the van better that way ;-)
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12/12/2009 11:23:59 AM
WOW! ll that hard work..paid well!
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12/12/2009 05:16:10 AM
Originally posted by suemack:

I can imagine the Umbrella Man series on display in a gallery. Congrats Coley!!!


Or you can cooperate with a witer or a poet to publish a book.
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12/10/2009 05:44:59 PM
Congratulations on the win. This is a fantastic, quirky shot, with a great triangular composition which keeps the eye roving around the elements. I love it. Also the effort you put in to achieve this result is deserving of the win too.
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12/09/2009 11:51:35 PM
Glad to see you participating again. Congrats on the terrific image.
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12/09/2009 02:33:00 PM
Very Kool!
Debbi
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12/08/2009 09:53:26 PM
Lots of work, but well worth it. Remarkable image, instant fav. Congratulations!!!
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12/08/2009 09:41:32 PM
When you posted you were entering this challenge I couldn't wait to see what you would come up with using your umbrella. So creative...Contrats!!!

Originally posted by Qart:

There he is... the man I admire so much. Outstanding work and congratulations!
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12/08/2009 03:57:48 PM
There he is... the man I admire so much. Outstanding work and congratulations!
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12/08/2009 03:39:49 PM
Cool, really cool. Congrats for this amazing idea and a well deserved blue. Paolo :)
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12/08/2009 10:16:46 AM
very impressive!
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12/07/2009 11:16:05 PM
Love the umbrellas!!!

Great work man!!! Congrats on the ribbon =)

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12/07/2009 09:05:53 PM
so imaginative, so incredibly good .. so coley .. !!
your title is inspired .. well .. it seems that so much you do is ..
congrats on the blue and your new pb .. :):):)
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12/07/2009 08:08:33 PM
And Coley hits it out of the park!!!! Congrats on your new PB! Great work as always and like a truly crazy artist you go nuts and paste dots all over the van;-);-) I knew this would do well - and like I said, I love umbrellas (have nine different ones with different patterns and shapes:-) )
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12/07/2009 07:45:59 PM
Congrats! "this is wow!!" nice job!!!
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12/07/2009 07:20:25 PM
This photo took me back to the old days. It's like a story in a fairytale land.
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12/07/2009 05:50:23 PM
When I saw this during voting it reminded me of your photo "The Meeting", great shot as always!
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12/07/2009 05:37:30 PM
Congrats, my friend. This is really a fun quirky take on the challenge. So original!!!
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12/07/2009 03:07:02 PM
OMG Coley, you cut out and pasted all those dots. That's amazing dedication. Well done and huge congrats on a well-deserved blue!
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12/07/2009 10:56:20 AM
Oh this is so amazing! So SO worthy of 1st place and a blue ribbon! You are such a genius! CONGRATULATIONS!
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12/07/2009 09:32:14 AM
this is an amazing photo. the contrast is realy nice.
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12/07/2009 09:18:16 AM
Great score, well deserved blue. Congrats!
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12/07/2009 09:00:24 AM
wow...blue ribbon...this is a wonderful picture...
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12/07/2009 08:42:42 AM
Congrats! As soon as I saw the thumbnail your name sprang to mind. Well done.
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12/07/2009 08:06:46 AM
Great shot Coley. Glad to see you're entering more often.
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12/07/2009 08:01:41 AM
I think it did fairly well. :-)
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12/07/2009 07:40:00 AM
Ah crap! I didn't get a chance to put in my vote of 1 :)

Congrats!
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12/07/2009 07:11:35 AM
Awww noooo..... leave the spots on, the Van looks great !!! A fine photograph, even the lowest troll only gave it 4 (which I think in Troll land is the equivalent of 11)
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12/07/2009 06:36:29 AM
You just ROCK!
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12/07/2009 05:52:10 AM
Congrats on the blue! All around this is very nicely done.
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12/07/2009 05:06:42 AM
Really a great shot! Congratulations!
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12/07/2009 02:23:06 AM
Knew it was you...AND WHAT A SCORE!!!!!! CONGRATS
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12/07/2009 01:25:23 AM
Congratulations for the Blue Ribbon and PB!
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12/07/2009 01:22:11 AM
Well this is spot on. *groans*

Congrats Cole. A new personal best no less.
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12/07/2009 01:04:29 AM
I knew it, you old master you.

Had this pegged for a ribbon right from the start.

Great work as usual my friend.

All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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12/07/2009 12:51:28 AM
Great that your hard work paid off, Coley. Fantastic image and a very worthy blue, congrats. Btw, I agree with Sue about the gallery series, maybe you should give it some thought.
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12/07/2009 12:39:11 AM
I can imagine the Umbrella Man series on display in a gallery. Congrats Coley!!!
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12/07/2009 12:36:00 AM
The winner as soon as I saw it. Congrats
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12/07/2009 12:19:17 AM
Congratulations, VERY nice.
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12/07/2009 12:12:20 AM
Great photo! Congratulations on the blue!
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12/07/2009 12:12:08 AM
Always genius Coley! Congrats!
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12/07/2009 12:07:24 AM
The Umbrella Man is great. Glad he found someone so complimentary. Congrats on the blue.

Message edited by author 2009-12-07 00:08:08.
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12/07/2009 12:05:39 AM
Great image. This was my top pick. Congrats on the blue!
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12/07/2009 12:02:41 AM
I am enjoying the series! :) Congrats on the Blue!
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12/07/2009 12:02:36 AM
And it was...wd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2009 09:20:15 PM
Has to be Cooley...10 from me
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12/06/2009 05:22:02 PM
Love this shot and love the title. It's a picture one could live with, interesting yet easy on the eye.
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12/06/2009 03:52:32 PM
Great fun image. Good composition and processing. In my top three of the challenge. 9
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12/06/2009 01:59:18 PM
Ah, another wonderful shot of the Umbrella Man. Love it.
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12/06/2009 01:17:10 PM
I love it - my only 10.
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12/06/2009 08:28:18 AM
A funny, really well staged and composed shot! One of my favorites.
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12/05/2009 12:34:04 PM
WOW, this is great. Excellent image, and equally great processing. Good luck.
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12/05/2009 12:34:47 AM
this photo is amazing!!!
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12/04/2009 05:53:37 PM
this has to be the winner.I would give it 10,10,10 and on and on.
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12/04/2009 11:16:25 AM
It this isn't the blue ribbon winner or at least in the top 5, then I'm not sure what is going on in the world.
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12/03/2009 05:40:45 PM
Great Idea. For consistency, should the man have a white coat? Just a thought
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12/02/2009 07:08:29 PM
Very creative and tell the story. Definitely on the top of my list. 10
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12/01/2009 02:17:05 PM
Is this Coley? Anyway, another awesome image. I predict winner.
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12/01/2009 10:55:45 AM
Campy - nice use of an old VW, and how handy to have one hanging around to fit the challenge!
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12/01/2009 10:40:17 AM
Very cool shot. Nice job in the setup.
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11/30/2009 08:16:58 PM
Im guessing this is 21.gif Coley's shot. Im glad to see a return of Umbrella Man :)
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11/30/2009 08:12:42 PM
what a fun, frolicking picture...wish I had some models to work with...
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11/30/2009 03:04:55 PM
This is funny! Nice shot!
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11/30/2009 02:01:55 PM
Dot-o-rama!! Fantastic
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11/30/2009 01:21:44 PM
Very appropriate for the character. You know this one will do well, they always do. I'm curious if you painted the van especially for this challenge topic, or if that's the way it was.
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11/30/2009 12:17:26 PM
Love recurring themes. And whre did you find a polka dot VW van???!!!
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11/30/2009 09:09:37 AM
Very cute and creative.
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11/30/2009 08:06:23 AM
First thought - I wonder how darn long it took to stick those spots all over the van? Second thought - a very interesting photo that tells a story and is on the whimsical side. Love the spots everywhere on the van, the woman's jacket & hat, and the umbrella (I'm a sucker for umbrellas). The B&W tones are very dynamic and the contrast really pops off the page. The hat, the umbrella and the anonymous man in black (no face showing to identify a specific person) has many Magritte characteristics. The storytelling quality of the photo also has the signature Coley style too:-) Excellent work on this one! High marks.
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11/30/2009 03:58:25 AM
great shot! my fav for the challenge. 10
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11/30/2009 01:43:52 AM
Creative and lots of good imagination--CLEVER--10
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11/30/2009 12:59:09 AM
Very bold and whimsical! 8
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11/30/2009 12:26:07 AM
Amazing work. A sure ribbon winner for me. 10.
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