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NikonJeb


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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Ribbons & Top 10s
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: The garage, on the roof of Mommy's car.....
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 560
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

I am so freakin' stunned by this, I cannot even begin to tell ya! It's 560 ISO, Topazzed, and I turned it into B&W 'cause of all the crap in the garage behind them. These are the boots I wear in the snow and muck, they're heavy and not particularly comfortable, and I pretty much threw 'em on top of the car and shot 'em for a joke.

Joke's on me, I guess! LOL!!!

Thanks ever so much for the votes and comments!

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2010-02-21T22:30:29-05:00 File G:\2-21-10 Shoes\Work Boots History.jpg saved

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.7118
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.5429
Avg (non-participants): 6.8300
Views since voting: 6685
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 170
Comments: 87
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/06/2010 08:00:22 PM
Congrats, Jeb! Great shot! I love the composition and the editing ~ Woohoo!
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03/06/2010 01:44:22 AM
Nice shot Jeb. It's great to come back and see you with a blue on the front page, well done
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03/05/2010 04:44:45 PM
Congratulations on your blue. The shot is a stunner.
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03/05/2010 06:46:31 AM
Just wanted to be your 84th comment..

;p
grats
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03/04/2010 07:50:43 PM
Jeb dude, you're scary good. I can say I knew ya when...

;-)
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03/04/2010 10:09:55 AM
wow when is the creative of this image just a pair of boots only!
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03/04/2010 02:09:00 AM
You win! Congrats sir.
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03/03/2010 10:31:29 AM
Nicely done! Nice idea and beautifully lit and composed
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03/02/2010 10:32:00 PM
Heh. Good shot, better story. :) Congrats!
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03/02/2010 06:05:46 PM
Whoooaah! Jeb! That is FABULOUS! Congratulations!! MEGA Congratulations!
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03/02/2010 03:47:37 PM
awesome shot jeb ... i love shots that work incredibly well when they just happen .. thrown together .. more from a feeling place than thinking .. coming from your source .. congrats so much on your blue .. :)
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03/02/2010 03:00:44 PM
No jokes ever happen like that for me, Jeb! LOL! Congrats!
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03/02/2010 01:28:31 PM
I just spotted this, Jeb. What an amazing shot ! You done good, it's just wonderful.
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03/02/2010 12:16:47 PM
ATA BOY JEB !!!!!!!!! One thing i gotta know is how you lit this shot? lol
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03/02/2010 11:56:16 AM
Big Congratulations on your blue, what a great image!
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03/02/2010 01:30:55 AM
all around just so well done... big fan of your processing skills!
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03/02/2010 12:52:42 AM
I bet you are now gonne polish them. They deserve it just as you deserve the ribbon. Congrats
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03/01/2010 11:58:58 PM
Way to go, Jeb!!! A well-deserved blue. :D Your work never ceases to amaze me. :)
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03/01/2010 09:38:18 PM
crap!! I just noticed this. Great win my friend!!
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03/01/2010 09:29:09 PM
Fantastic image my friend and definitely one of my favorites in the challenge. A well deserved ribbon. Keep up the good work.

Ray
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03/01/2010 07:26:21 PM
absolutely brilliant
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03/01/2010 06:49:58 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!! (Awefully shiny car you got there considering it is mid-winter.)
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03/01/2010 06:39:32 PM
Nice work. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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03/01/2010 06:14:17 PM
Really amazing depth of field for f/4. I'll have to try that sometime. Were you right in front of them? I'd imagine you'd have to have been with that lens! Congrats on more hardware of the software gif variety for your collection!
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03/01/2010 04:33:18 PM
Wow...you are the new Vincent Van Gogh....AWESOME work, Jeb!!!! Congrats on a very well-deserved win!!!
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03/01/2010 04:32:16 PM
This is freaking awesome! Well done!
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03/01/2010 01:55:27 PM
Nice job Jeb. Excellent reflection.
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03/01/2010 01:16:49 PM
Congrats on the Blue!!Very well deserved!!
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03/01/2010 12:45:59 PM
What a fantastic shot, Jeb. Love it. Excellent work and HUGE congrats on the blue.
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03/01/2010 12:42:16 PM
Good on ya, Jeb! Lovely ol' boots.
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03/01/2010 10:15:43 AM
congrats on the blue!! :)
Well done
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03/01/2010 10:12:04 AM
Great work Jeb, very nice. Well deserved ribbon :)
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03/01/2010 08:58:08 AM
great job Jeb!! Congrats on the ribbon....
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03/01/2010 08:55:28 AM
Nice shot. Indeed, that is a shiny car. Congratulations.
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03/01/2010 08:46:37 AM
Well done, excellent shot indeed and your car is sooooo shiny!!
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03/01/2010 08:41:51 AM
Who'd have thunk that all those contrasting textures and patterns would work so well together. Way to go.
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03/01/2010 08:11:08 AM
Yeah Jeb I guess the joke is on you! Great shot and huge congrats on the blue! :-)
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03/01/2010 07:46:58 AM
Fantastic image buddy! Congratulations - it's well earned!~

Now use your first place prize money to buy yourself a new pair of boots!
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03/01/2010 07:36:34 AM
Well you had it the whole time, congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/01/2010 07:30:35 AM
Congratulations! Great image. Using a car as the reflective surface? Who'd have thunk?
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03/01/2010 07:14:58 AM
Dude! You're on a roll! Congrats on the blue!
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03/01/2010 06:49:32 AM
Congrats Jeb!
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03/01/2010 05:58:44 AM
Well done Jeb!

Message edited by author 2010-03-01 06:00:04.
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03/01/2010 05:37:08 AM
Congratz on the Blue Jeb. Well deserved too as it is a beaut of an image.
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03/01/2010 04:10:36 AM
Congrats on the Blue Jeb! Fantastic shot!
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03/01/2010 02:55:21 AM
Great shoe work! Congrats!
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03/01/2010 02:26:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Jeb! Great B&W.
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03/01/2010 01:55:24 AM
Jeb I really liked this! In the Team Suck thread you said it wasn't that great, I think you were just too critical of your own photo.The black and white looks great, that reflection is perfect and I feel that the background being full of stuff actually adds to this. Congratulations!
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03/01/2010 01:49:56 AM
Simply wonderful Jeb. Congrats.
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03/01/2010 01:36:22 AM
chipuc sort of touched on it, and I think that it's something that most voters didn't even consciously REALIZE, even if it most likely sub-consciously affected them, but this shot actually anthropomorphizes these boots, making them seem a little alive, like they have mouths open in laughter, full of teeth. This gives a static shot something more, and probably helped the audience connect to it.
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03/01/2010 01:26:30 AM
Joke or not - fabulous pic and nice BW conversion. Congratulations on the Blue.
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03/01/2010 01:20:39 AM
Congrats on the blue Jeb! Great job on this image.
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03/01/2010 01:07:35 AM
Congrats on your blue. Great lighting and texture on this
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03/01/2010 01:01:24 AM
Nice job Jeb. Beginning to wonder why I sold you that camera!
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03/01/2010 12:43:46 AM
Congrats Jeb! You never know when you will get a very popular shot. Sometimes the best ones just happen with no stress at all about shooting them. You're just getting better at having those moments.
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03/01/2010 12:34:12 AM
Niiice!! Congrats Jeb, well deserved blue.
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03/01/2010 12:33:26 AM
Congratulations. Well deserved.
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03/01/2010 12:32:58 AM
SUPERB !! COngrats on the Blue
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03/01/2010 12:25:01 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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03/01/2010 12:24:14 AM
i really thought the blue in this challenge would be some highly saturated shot of womens footwear, nice job on this one Jeb, really freat looking shot!
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03/01/2010 12:22:40 AM
Way to go, Jeb!
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03/01/2010 12:21:09 AM
Cool... Huge congtrats on your Blue!!!

Raj
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03/01/2010 12:16:50 AM
Good one Jeb. Congrats!
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03/01/2010 12:13:57 AM
A huge congrats!! Well Done!
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03/01/2010 12:11:18 AM
Well deserved, love the setup.
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03/01/2010 12:08:51 AM
Nicely done!!!! Congrats!
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03/01/2010 12:08:24 AM
Congratulations! Excellent picture!
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03/01/2010 12:04:29 AM
You're starting to rack them up Jeb! Looks like you are about ready to join the ranks of the ribbon hogs.
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03/01/2010 12:03:44 AM
Congrats Jeb....this is a terrific image!!!
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03/01/2010 12:02:40 AM
wow gr8 job jeb!!!go(NE) fantastic photo! congrats!
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03/01/2010 12:02:14 AM
Whoo, congrats!
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03/01/2010 12:02:04 AM
WTG JEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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03/01/2010 12:02:00 AM
well-done!!! congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 11:50:23 PM
very nice, the tones, comp, and focus are all A+.
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02/28/2010 11:08:07 PM
Love the lighting and the capture of details. The perspective is cool and so is the reflection.
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02/28/2010 02:54:43 PM
This is a nice sharp b/w...studio in garage? I like this in B/W.
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02/26/2010 04:03:20 PM
I like your composition for this photo. What are the boots on that's causing that great reflection? Wonderful work!
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02/26/2010 02:49:35 PM
Best!
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02/24/2010 09:46:39 PM
I love the reflection and the sharpness of the boots and the reflection. The laces add interest for me and I love this in black and white. Should do well!
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02/24/2010 08:56:34 PM
best shot in this challenge (boots category) ;D
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02/24/2010 12:47:09 PM
it really shows the shoes 'personality'
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02/23/2010 10:02:00 PM
1) It's a terrific appealing image! 2) The detail, lighting, focus, reflections, composition are among the best I've seen this challenge. 3) It would make a commercially successful product shot for catalog, magazine or web advertising.

I hope you're proud of this and that it ribbons!
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02/23/2010 01:06:15 AM
Top three. Not voting.
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02/22/2010 05:17:21 PM
I like the details in the boots and the reflection off the top of the car but I don't like how busy the background it. It looks like a garage full of things other than items that have to do with the boots. It's just a bit distracting IMO but it's still a good picture.
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02/22/2010 12:36:17 PM
I love the reflection. Beautiful contrast, sharpness,... A perfect photograph to me *10*
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02/22/2010 10:19:17 AM
Great subject and B&W conversion. I'm not sure I need the reflection though.
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02/22/2010 02:07:48 AM
Very creatively done and executed. Nice lighting,reflections and detail. I like the processing very much too.
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