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The Celtic Balance
The Celtic Balance
Coley


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Challenge: Balance (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Bk Studios Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jul 18, 2004
Aperture: f 5.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2004

This is my daughter (a competitive Irish dancer)
I used the same idea from the design and engineering challenge but with a bit of twist. The Irish love their dance but also love their beer as well :) Hope the shot does well...I have learned alot since the design and engineering challenge.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.7747
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.4831
Avg (non-participants): 7.0538
Views since voting: 3664
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 182
Comments: 25
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/17/2006 01:34:26 PM
Very cool pic. Great idea and well executed. Thanks for your comment on mine. Yours too looks like an ad :-)
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08/01/2004 10:53:09 PM
Critique Club

This is a marvelous photos. The composition is outstanding and the detail is simply fantastic. It's a beautiful piece. On my first look I only saw a minor distraction that I might try to get rid of and that would be the the square under the can...not sure if that is a tiled floor but that seems to be a very slight distraction one that you could easily edit out. This does fit the challenge well. Nice way to express balance.

Congrats on the fantastic finish and I will be looking forward to seeing more from you.

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07/26/2004 08:14:14 AM
Saw the Irish dancer and knew this was you... fine shot -- congrats on the top 5 place.
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07/26/2004 12:17:47 AM
Great concept! Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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07/26/2004 12:12:24 AM
I picked you for a ribbon with this one. Well Done!
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07/26/2004 12:09:17 AM
This was and is an exceptional shot and cool to look at. Right on !
Congrats on your high finish.
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07/26/2004 12:08:05 AM
Congrats on your top ten finish. Excellent capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2004 02:11:02 PM
tighter crop (tall vertical) might have worked better, great concept
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07/24/2004 01:43:11 PM
why the square crop? wouldn;t a narrower crop emphasize the image better?

ok - i agree with you about the sides adding negative space - now what about cropping away the table, leaviing half the beer can and all negative space? maybe it is the bottom, floor or whatever, that is extra - also it has less contrast that the dancer and the can. is less dramatic.
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07/23/2004 05:29:32 AM
Fantastic balance, great work, nice black and white.
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07/22/2004 06:15:05 PM
Well done. The B&W works very well here.
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07/21/2004 10:33:00 PM
Would have good to see a guinness in hand as well !!. Good idea done well (7)
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07/21/2004 10:25:42 PM
Points for making me smile :)
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07/21/2004 05:50:18 PM
Great Irish theme. Conforms with Chalenge subject of balance.
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07/21/2004 03:13:46 PM
Been is Ireland for 5 yrs now and haven't seen that yet. I love your idea. Foreground is perfect for me but I do have a few issues with the background. I think a complete washed out white background would make this image a classic. What I am trying to say is that the background is a bit distracting. I think a retake with a different background would be worthwhile. Bottom line is it's a great image and I love it.
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07/21/2004 01:38:18 AM
Nice concept.
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07/21/2004 12:57:45 AM
Guinness! Yes - a balanced meal! Image needs to be more off centered but otherwise a nice attempt.
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07/20/2004 07:53:25 PM
Very creative and well composed.
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07/20/2004 11:23:34 AM
Great use of lighting on this shot. Has an Ad-quality to it.
Interesting theme & good composition!
A well-deserved ((8))
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07/19/2004 11:42:25 PM
Great photo. I like your composition and subject here. The only thing I would have liked to see different is the use of color. I don't think the B&W really adds to the feel of the shot in this case. But that's just my personal taste, and its a great capture nonetheless..... I give a 9
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07/19/2004 08:22:32 AM
good composition, meets the challenge perfectly.
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07/19/2004 07:17:34 AM
Great idea and executed brilliantly. The Black and white works really well. The centred composition is perfect.
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07/19/2004 05:37:29 AM
Great idea. Whilst the lighting seems adequate, the square crop and the harsh line between foreground and background spoil the image a little. (6)
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07/19/2004 04:48:39 AM
Clever, I love it.
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07/19/2004 12:44:49 AM
Funny Photo. One of the best. 10
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