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Judi


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Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Mar 28, 2010
Aperture: 10
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2010

Thankyou everyone for your wonderful comments and guesses on the location of this image.

The was taken at Zilzie Bay, Queensland. I purposely had this shot in mind before the wedding. I told the bride to continue drinking her beer throughout the shot as that is a part of who she is. As fragile as she is, she likes to have a beer when she relaxes, especially one with lime.

This image was all about the fun and freedom of being a girl and by keeping the anonymity of the persons, many can relate to this image and the fun, quirky relationship between the bride and the girls.

Girls just wanna have fun!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 175
Avg (all users): 7.0952
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 7.0658
Avg (non-participants): 7.1268
Views since voting: 8893
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 147
Comments: 83
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/28/2010 01:46:27 AM
This should win again in this coming orange contest. Great photo!
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08/24/2010 05:23:51 PM
Very cute(: Nice job!
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04/19/2010 01:26:10 AM
What an awesome shot. So much left to the imagination, and yet so much explained. very well done!!
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04/08/2010 03:20:10 PM
Judi - what a great shot! You are an amazing photographer, and you inspire me so much.
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04/08/2010 12:51:56 PM
beautiful!!:)
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04/07/2010 12:45:44 PM
Love it :)
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04/07/2010 04:13:01 AM
Excellent work
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04/06/2010 07:51:21 PM
Great shot Judi! congratulations on a blue ribbon...well done!!!
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04/06/2010 05:31:57 PM
Nice picture.
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04/06/2010 05:30:55 PM
Congrats Judi...great to be on the front page with you again...great shot, thoroughly deserved...champagne would have been better, but I can see what you mean about the beer
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04/06/2010 04:55:14 PM
Fantastic shot Judi! Stands out hands and feet above the rest in the challenge. So original. Congrats on the blue.
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04/06/2010 08:00:58 AM
very cute!! I love their matching bracelets!!
Congrats on the BR ...AGAIN!!
:)
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04/06/2010 07:31:31 AM
This is so very cool Judi really do love it. Congrats on your Blue!!!
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04/06/2010 07:01:51 AM
Congrats Judi! This is wonderful!
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04/05/2010 11:43:14 PM
Smooth as always! Congrats babe!

Untouchables?

;-)
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04/05/2010 09:33:56 PM
Oh, she is a bride after my own heart :) And this is an awwwwwesome photo! An excellent choice for blue :) Congratulations!
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04/05/2010 09:17:29 PM
Oh, heck ya...lol! Great job, Judi! Congrats on the blue for this one! Love the idea and the execution!
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04/05/2010 07:39:46 PM
You rock Judi! Love the crop and the story behind it. Makes it worthy of a blue
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04/05/2010 07:23:18 PM
Congratulations on your win. I love the beer-in-stubby-holder which gives such an air of a casual moment within a very formal occasion. Love the crossed legs too.
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04/05/2010 05:50:19 PM
It was a grand idea to crop this part out of what must have been a taller shot. Congrats on a catchy image, and your new blue.
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04/05/2010 05:10:12 PM
Love this Judi congratulations on your win.
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04/05/2010 04:53:32 PM
Excellent as usual Judi! Congratulations on another well deserved blue!
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04/05/2010 02:35:20 PM
I love finding interesting "feet" to photo. This is a wonderful composition. Tells the story!
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04/05/2010 02:29:52 PM
nice pic and nice execution .
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04/05/2010 11:28:37 AM
Well thought out, Judi!
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04/05/2010 11:21:16 AM
Congrats! Very well done!!
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04/05/2010 11:02:10 AM
Nice idea... very cool
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04/05/2010 08:53:40 AM
Congrats. This was well done ;)
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04/05/2010 08:39:47 AM
Fun image. Love the way you cropped it. Congrats!! (hubby drinks beer with lime as well - it all started with Corona, the Mexican beer)
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04/05/2010 08:13:38 AM
Such fun.............. Love the beer bottle the bride is holding.......!
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04/05/2010 08:06:51 AM
The only 10 I gave out in the challenge- congrats!!
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04/05/2010 06:35:42 AM
another blue just sensational Judi congrats
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04/05/2010 05:19:12 AM
Just great! I love the colors and everything about it.
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04/05/2010 04:18:43 AM
Woohoo Congrats Judi !!!! GREAT Shot.
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04/05/2010 03:25:41 AM
Wow..this is fabulous. I knew it would go up high. Congrats!
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04/05/2010 03:07:24 AM
Conceptual & deserving! Congratulations!
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04/05/2010 03:00:08 AM
Beautiful shot Judi. Another well deserved Blue!
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04/05/2010 02:51:57 AM
A big congratulations on the Blue Judy. I see I am the only one who questioned the crop. Not that I don't love it the way it is.

Message edited by author 2010-04-05 04:42:21.
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04/05/2010 02:18:13 AM
well done red:)
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04/05/2010 01:49:11 AM
Congrats Judi...great image that deserves the blue.
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04/05/2010 01:38:20 AM
Way to go, Judi!
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04/05/2010 01:27:31 AM
Congrats on the very well deserved Blue with this one! I thought 'quirky' the first time I saw it....and no 1's, 2's or 3's, a feat in itself!
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04/05/2010 01:12:58 AM
Congrats on another blue Judi - what a fun image!
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04/05/2010 01:01:11 AM
Congratulations!! Wonderful image!
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04/05/2010 12:27:56 AM
Very cool. Congrats!
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04/05/2010 12:27:38 AM
Holy Crap. No 1's 2's or 3's That is incredible all by itself. They match your hair.. lol Lucky You!! Getting a wedding party in orange dresses. Did you have a hard time explaining to them why you started to drool when you seen them? Nice Work Judi.

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04/05/2010 12:23:32 AM
YES !!!! Congratulations! very deserved
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04/05/2010 12:15:27 AM
wonderful frame! so cool and funny, excellent !
love the orange girls position and the bride bottle..:)
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04/05/2010 12:10:57 AM
Congrats, Judi - I thought this was quite fun!
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04/05/2010 12:10:14 AM
Lovely shot Judi.
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04/05/2010 12:06:44 AM
I knew it, I knew it!!!! Congrats Judi. Just marvelous.
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04/05/2010 12:03:52 AM
Huge congrats Judi. Well deserved BLUE.

Raj
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04/05/2010 12:03:36 AM
Congrats on your wonderful blue place. This photo was one of my favorites. Well done.
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04/05/2010 12:03:03 AM
Congrats!!
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04/05/2010 12:01:56 AM
congrats Judi!!! This is absolutely wonderful...couldn't have planned that better could ya...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2010 07:27:35 PM
Note 9/10. One point lost because of the beer in the bride's hand. Champagne would have been perfect!
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04/03/2010 07:49:45 PM
A very good one: moment + execution.
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04/03/2010 12:26:13 PM
this is the only 10 in the whole bunch so far...I absolutely love this...
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04/03/2010 03:50:53 AM
OMG - super fabulous!!!!
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04/03/2010 03:33:32 AM
so beautifull
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04/02/2010 07:41:13 PM
Funny and playful photograph. Me does strongly think of the Netherlands.
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04/02/2010 05:03:59 PM
hahahah i like !!!!!!!
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04/02/2010 03:45:03 PM
One of my favorites of the challenge.
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04/01/2010 09:26:04 PM
This is a really neat shot. Well done.
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03/31/2010 11:47:30 PM
intresting
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03/31/2010 07:34:23 PM
I like the humor, it really makes you wonder what is really above/under the orange? The lady on the right seems a lot "thicker" than the rest and maybe she isn't a lady at all; the third orange lady from the right holds that leg in the awkward position just to to keep the visual rhythm with the other legs, and why is the second orange taking the ring from the bride's finger? Or maybe she does not...this is not clear

The thing I don't like that much is the framing: maybe more lateral space especially on the left side would have made the picture more interesting by giving a sense of the (probably) empty location and thus augmenting the ironic vibe.
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03/30/2010 05:00:06 PM
Lol! love the crop and the quirkiness here...and the empty beer bottle in bride's hand! FUn capture. I like how you can see the distance UNDER the bench! Great idea!!!
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03/30/2010 08:39:44 AM
I love this unique presentation - no flowers or fruits - but an interesting slice of life told not by any facial expression but by the laid back stances of body position and of the hands. These ladies are taking a moment to relax from the frenzy of a wedding day to chat and oh and ah over the ring. The orange bridesmaids dresses really pop and is a bold vibrant color here. Love the mood, feel, and composition in this one - one of my few 9's. Oh and btw I can't help but look at the photo and wonder - "was this taken at the Wayfarer's Chapel that overlooks the ocean in Palos Verdes?" I can see the ocean and the pine trees but I don't remember a bench with metal supports being near the stone pathway (then again it has been several years since I was last there)
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03/29/2010 09:06:28 PM
great image and good crop. Well done.
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03/29/2010 05:47:09 PM
the kind of images I would love to take.
Great composition with good rhythm, the balance between colors is almost there, great concept with a subtle and very strong message. Congrats!
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03/29/2010 05:23:39 PM
Very interesting, I like imagination part of this where I'm finding myself wondering which of the 4 gals doesn't really care about the ring.. Nice job, great use of the crop, lighting, focus..
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03/29/2010 04:56:14 PM
Love this! Vibrant orange, and I love the symmetry in their legs.
I absolutely see why you chose to crop out their faces, and I think that was a good choice on your part. However, it is kind of odd that the viewing of the ring is so high up in the frame, it really makes my eyes want to look higher. Maybe you could have cropped at the shoulder instead, or changed the camera angle?
I don't know, its tough, I see why and I like the cropping you chose, but at the same time it bugs me.
Regardless, I still love the shot! 9
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03/29/2010 04:32:11 PM
Delightful image. Why did you choose to crop out their faces? The expressions could have been priceless. Or did you go for anonymous on purpose? If so why?
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03/29/2010 04:31:46 PM
A standout! Love it. Great story, wonderful color, humor. Everything. Best of the lot and my pick for blue.
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03/29/2010 03:46:10 PM
great work - but truthfully I had to look to see why you named it The Ring. Those orange dresses steal the show!
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03/29/2010 10:04:40 AM
Beautiful photo. Very creative. Marking it as a fave.
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03/29/2010 09:08:41 AM
Love the crop, the fact the the bride is holding a brew, and the whole quirky feel of this one.
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03/29/2010 08:18:16 AM
LOL. Great perspective.
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03/29/2010 03:17:36 AM
very nice image and funny..I'm sure I will see it on top 5. coming back to change my vote..10 now
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03/29/2010 01:37:49 AM
OK, I'm going to make 2 bets:

1. This is Judi's.
2. This will ribbon.

Fantastic shot - love the stubby holder around the beer :)
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03/29/2010 12:40:03 AM
awesome photo. its too bad the bride has a bottle in her hand.
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03/29/2010 12:33:12 AM
Brilliant way to meet the challenge. BTW was it actually orange or you had to play with color balance?

Raj
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03/29/2010 12:16:31 AM
I love it! great crop...wish the bride wasn't holding a beer...8
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