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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Cleveland -at work
Date: Nov 23, 2010
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2010

Here's the unedited straight-off-the-camera version Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923452.jpg

For those who care, here's a look at the image at 100% size to see the noise:
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[Dec. 1st, 2010 03:53:44 PM]

I've been doing this for a few years now and I don't think I've ever written here while a photo was in voting. Anyway, I was excited to "find" this location - actually a place I walk through every morning on my way into work.

It's funny how the world is filled with interesting things if we stop to look around. My first shot of this was without people - and I was just looking around using the camera. When I saw how the shot turned out without people Ö I knew I had to add one or two.

It turned out that 2 of my friends at work were happy to volunteer - and the guy walking down the stars here is actaully a bystander that just happened to be leaving at the time.

For the score, I'm feeling I might get a 3rd place ribbon if I am lucky =]

[Dec. 1st, 2010 03:58:04 PM]

I also want to add that this was done at 3200 ISO, and I think that was no problem for this type of image. I usually fear pumping up the ISO but in this case it helped since it was a hand-held shot at 1/80 sec.



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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.7797
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.9500
Avg (non-participants): 6.6392
Views since voting: 3720
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 177
Comments: 39
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/06/2010 12:26:54 PM
FAVE'd - grats on the ribbon, wish i entered this one...
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12/05/2010 11:37:45 AM
1. can't see anybody's face
2. blown out areas as well as huge dark areas with no detail
3. different parts of the picture existing independently with no single point of focus
4. that top guy looks like he has wings

definitely my kind of image
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12/03/2010 12:31:27 PM
Congratulations. Like it's been mentioned before, I also loved the clever title and of course it makes the image even better.
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12/03/2010 12:15:44 PM
Congrats! This was my pick for the Blue too. Great "story" telling image!
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12/03/2010 11:49:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/03/2010 11:35:11 AM
Tate! congratulations on a fine image in a very special competition.
:))
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12/03/2010 08:21:37 AM
Nicely done. I'm surprised there isn't more grain with the camera used and the high ISO. Congrats.
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12/03/2010 07:53:35 AM
This looks great for ISO 3200! Love that everyone is a silhouette. Congrats on the blue!
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12/03/2010 07:29:44 AM
great shot and ribbon well deserved... even if i do not understood the challenge (due to my bad english)...
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12/03/2010 01:12:47 AM
Awesome job Tate. Congratulations on the finish. Not only do I not think the grain is "no problem" here, but I think it helps things. My favorite parts are the light streaming through the stairs on the left and the painted walls.
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12/03/2010 01:10:15 AM
WD! You shot it! I called it :)
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12/03/2010 12:38:51 AM
Liked reading your story about how the shot happened. It's interesting because my own entry was similar in that I knew it needed a human element. In my case I just asked a passerby for a few moments of their time. Gav this a 9, btw.
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12/03/2010 12:26:28 AM
Well done, Tate! Congrats on your blue! And in SUCH a strong challenge, too :-)
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12/03/2010 12:06:47 AM
Congrats on your blue. Such a fine capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 09:28:37 PM
Voted much earlier coming back to comment. I keep coming back to look at the composition - it is one that speaks the most and (one of only two 10's that I gave out). I love how there are two meanings in this shot. One is the obvious of the three floors. It is the second meaning that leaves a lasting impression. Three people, three stories. One is just beginning his story by climbing to the top. One is traveling down down the stairs as he begins/ends his day. One is at the bottom and perhaps story end ready to exit the door. As I said this made a lasting impression that during the week I kept thinking back to the shot - going into my fav's.
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12/02/2010 08:12:48 PM
love the layers and the chiaroscuro

I'm hanging this in the posthumous art gallery.

artpost.jpg
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12/02/2010 07:48:20 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 05:31:14 PM
I can sense four faceless people in this claustrophobic scene, as it is hard to ignore the photographer presence. (not voting)
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12/02/2010 05:23:34 AM
a perfectly balanced photo with what looks like three strangers going about there lives in different directions, great composition, great theme, great photo.
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12/01/2010 11:51:02 PM
Great graphical image ... beautiful lines and high contrast. The three men make this extraordinary.
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12/01/2010 10:31:47 PM
love the lines, shadows, figures, and sense of more to come.
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12/01/2010 10:38:35 AM
Oh, I'm torn. Picture is decent. Title is very good indeed and makes me think the picture may be even better than I thought. Top ten. Thank you.
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11/29/2010 08:10:09 PM
Silhouettes in a stairwell seem to always make for good photography. I like the tension in this -- has a musty indoor vibe to it.
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11/29/2010 03:29:03 PM
Great light and shadows. I like that all if the faces are in the dark. Nice capture.
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11/29/2010 12:17:20 PM
Nice play on words with the title. Cool scene, with three distinct stories playing out that are wide open to the imagination. Excellent capture. Very creative and interesting. Well done.
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11/29/2010 12:15:44 PM
Clever play on words. I'm sure each one can tell a story. I think this embodies the spirit of a Posthumous Award.
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11/29/2010 07:41:47 AM
I love this shot. Love the lines and light. The people really make the shot. 8
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11/29/2010 04:35:52 AM
like-life-itself-up-and-down-up-and-down---10
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11/28/2010 02:01:18 PM
Full of threes for certain, in fact, does not need the title. I like the high contrast and mystery of their forms.
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11/28/2010 12:54:31 PM
Outstanding comp! Well done.
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11/28/2010 11:37:54 AM
this is epic - the title makes it even more so. 9
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11/28/2010 08:59:16 AM
This one earned a top score from me. I can actually see the "story line". Not really sure how to score in this challenge, but this one stood out for me.
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11/27/2010 11:46:02 PM
yep 10. nice
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11/27/2010 10:07:16 PM
One of my top picks for the challenge. I really like the strong shapes and perspective you used.
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11/27/2010 12:47:35 PM
Great title. I like the shot too.
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11/27/2010 12:19:48 PM
Wow, what a perfect fit. Great shot and title.
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11/26/2010 07:30:49 PM
Great setting, good title.
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11/26/2010 09:20:44 AM
Interesting viewpoint and nicely done. The dark tones suits the scene well.
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11/26/2010 01:57:24 AM
Terrific. I enjoy taking images like this too - the intricacy of life and it's many winding roads, all of us living at the same time on different levels with different journeys, sharing space.
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