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Challenge: Wheels II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Miscellaneous
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: San Diego
Date: Jan 23, 2011
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2011

do I look convincing enough? :) No, I am not a sailor, but I did spend a fair amount of time at sea in my oceanographic past.

This wheel belongs to HMS Surprise, a very authentic replica of an 18th century 24-gun British frigate built in 1970 and now stationed at the Maritime Museum in San Diego.

a blue ribbon?! Hmm, never expected that, was not even sure it would make top 10 with a score like this. Ah, whatever, I'll take it! Thanks for comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.4872
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 6.2222
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 3927
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 156
Comments: 42
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/02/2011 04:19:42 AM
Excellent B&W picture. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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02/01/2011 07:18:53 PM
This is a real nice B&W. I didn't recognize you when I voted. You look right at home!
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02/01/2011 07:09:51 PM
pretty sure the model used helped with the votes...
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02/01/2011 11:21:11 AM
How handsome you are as none other than Sinbad of the Seven Seas! Congrats on your blue!
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02/01/2011 09:19:53 AM
The modern glasses with the old school look of the clothes and wheel is pretty damn funny! But yeah, pretty rough challenge to blue in with a 6.4, good job
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02/01/2011 05:15:55 AM
A REALLY good picture. Looks great in B/W. Perfect conversion. Congrats with blue!
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02/01/2011 02:36:18 AM
Congrats! Nice shot.
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01/31/2011 11:52:38 PM
Awesome tones! Good Job, Congrats!
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01/31/2011 08:09:01 PM
Congrats! NICE shot. I love the contrast in the image as well as the shadow detail/lighting. Happy sailing ;)
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01/31/2011 06:24:12 PM
Congrats, Lev. You are on a roll this year. Keep it up.
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01/31/2011 04:48:16 PM
awesome shot
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01/31/2011 03:12:31 PM
Congrats on the blue, being an ex sailor im glad this one pipped me at the post.
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01/31/2011 12:25:57 PM
Great job, Lev! You are on fire! Congrats!
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01/31/2011 12:00:39 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/31/2011 11:08:18 AM
Congratulations! I'm a little tired of seeing these San Diego shots while we're having record cold temperatures in DC.
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01/31/2011 09:52:26 AM
:-D Fun shot and well done! Without the sunglasses you'd look like you came straight from the set of Master and Commander. :-)
Congrats on the Blue!

Message edited by author 2011-01-31 09:53:13.
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01/31/2011 09:38:21 AM
Ha! The BLUE! Congrats, Lev!
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01/31/2011 09:34:43 AM
Wow! Looks like something out of an old Errol Flynn movie. ca 1950's. The tones and detail in the ship's wheel are superb. I like every bit of this image...

Congratulations on a very well deserved blue, Lev.
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01/31/2011 08:04:46 AM
Wow...again! WHat a roll. Great shot, Cap'n Lev! Congrats!
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01/31/2011 07:34:46 AM
Great shot. Love the contrast in light.
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01/31/2011 04:21:50 AM
Great shot Lev and very good self portrait. Congrats on the blue ribbon!
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01/31/2011 01:46:33 AM
OMG! I feel so very extra special that I met you today, of all days. Congrats on a stellar finish to a great image.
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01/31/2011 01:08:18 AM
Well, look at you go! Congrats on the blue for this great shot!
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01/31/2011 12:32:38 AM
Heh! Well at least you learned a bit about American television this way. Congrats on the blue!!
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01/31/2011 12:23:52 AM
Go Skipper go!!!Congratulations again!
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01/31/2011 12:10:52 AM
I knew that was you, and I knew it was the surprise :-) That's at least the third ribbon the Surprise has taken :-) WTG, Lev!
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01/31/2011 12:06:07 AM
Well done Lev. Nice to see this in the top spot
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01/31/2011 12:04:44 AM
lol @ Ben

Congrats on the blue!
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01/31/2011 12:03:11 AM
Go Gilligan!
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01/31/2011 12:02:02 AM
Congrats on your Blue. Very nice B&W
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2011 05:29:36 PM
Great wheel. I like the black and white. I think I would have preferred this shot without the person, as he takes the spotlight away from the wheel.
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01/30/2011 03:05:31 PM
Spaseebo balshoye!
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01/28/2011 06:37:36 PM
border detracts. nice monochrome post work here. gl
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01/28/2011 11:14:58 AM
TOP TEN CONTENDER........from Shez
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01/27/2011 09:37:03 AM
Cool shot
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01/26/2011 12:16:12 PM
Originally I felt this picture was too busy for my liking. But I've come back to it time and time again and it's grown on me. It's a very "geometric" picture, with lots of lines and shapes, and while it looks busy, it's actually starting to appeal to me. If the wheel was any smaller, it would get way too lost in all this, but with such a prominent wheel, it manages to hold its own quite well! Just love the texture of the wood in the wheel and the rivets give it some added dimension of complexity to let the eye look at.

Overall, a really nice photo - top 10 for me!
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01/24/2011 11:35:11 PM
Great processing, the guy looks like a real sailor with his striped shirt and scarf. 9
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01/24/2011 04:11:37 PM
Great image like the authentic feel.
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01/24/2011 11:48:05 AM
this image works really well in B/W. I wish the left side of the wheel wasn't cut off, but other than that I like it. Great Exposure.
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01/24/2011 05:52:16 AM
Sharp in every way. Great composition and extremely well processed to get some very nice tones and B&W range. Great stuff.
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01/24/2011 02:00:40 AM
Those are some pretty bit wheels!
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01/24/2011 12:09:56 AM
Gillian! I love the outfit and the shot. Well done. (not voting)
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