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Kids might actually have to use the library ....
2nd PlaceKids might actually have to use the library ....
vawendy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Effects of SOPA (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2012


[Jan. 28th, 2012 06:55:00 AM]

Day 2 of voting:

Votes: 72
Views: 200
Avg Vote: 7.7083
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1

and I'm completely and totally floored!! Seriously? 7.7?

I was thinking perhaps a 6...

Don't get me wrong -- I like it a lot. But then again, I love books. This would be my dream -- floor to ceiling books! Perhaps that's why it's getting such a high vote. Did I touch an emotional chord? I figured the people who voted it high loved books as much as I do. My husband thinks that it's something else -- that the child is overwhelmed and wondering how in the world to find the information and that's why it's scoring high.

The funny thing is that people are thinking that this is a pro-SOPA shot.

It isn't.

Not at all.

I was just thinking through the consequences. Both my children research primarily on the web. It's extremely rare that they'd want to go to the library for research. They both like the library, it's just that the web is so much easier.

So this is a consequence. I wasn't seeing it as a positive or a negative -- just a consequence.

I think people are seeing this as a positive consequence (and thinking it's pro-SOPA), because libraries are wonderful places.

Personally, I see it as a negative consequence because it means even more shuttling! Driving to the library every other day for homework (or buying a quickly outdated set of encyclopedias) just doesn't do it for me.

Down with SOPA! :)


[Feb. 1st, 2012 12:36:12 PM]

One day and 12 hours left, and it's still at a 7.65.

All I can say is... wow... This feels so incredibly surreal.

There's even a prospect of a PB here, thought usually high photos end up getting scrubbed down. But it's still a possibility!

wow...

If you're wondering, the original only had 7 shelves, and only a very small section horizontally (about the width of my son x4) The biggest issue was when I cloned the shelves, there were too many patterns showing up. So many of the books are backwards. I'd copy and paste an area, but the flip it around so the pattern went the other way. Then I'd go and clone little sections of books over other little sections of books to try to eliminate even more patterns. I probably should have continued even more, but it was taking so long, and I was doing it last minute.

Btw, after taking about 19 shots (half of which to figure out lighting and angles), the library told me I wasn't allowed to photograph inside the library building. So that was the end of shooting.
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Whoa!! Many sopa's not a bad thing if it leads to a PB! :P

down with sopa! (now that the challenge is over) down with sopa!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 38
Avg (all users): 7.7355
Avg (commenters): 8.8421
Avg (participants): 7.6923
Avg (non-participants): 7.7442
Views since voting: 6501
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 155
Comments: 46
Favorites: 18 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/17/2012 01:38:40 PM
Hey, I just realized you knocked me out of the top spot for the Canon 10-22 with this! And I've had that since 2006 (I stopped using Canon in 2008 or so)! Boy am I mad at you!!!! But congrats on that anyway ;)
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02/09/2012 04:49:34 PM
ok guys
enough is enough
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02/09/2012 04:08:31 PM
Well done, Wendy! I love this image.
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02/08/2012 10:58:40 PM
This is one of the best captures I have seen for a while, really unique, congratulations.
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02/05/2012 02:47:41 PM
Superb!
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02/05/2012 02:07:26 PM
love this one!!
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02/03/2012 12:35:48 PM
Very clever creation. Love this a lot. Congrats!
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02/03/2012 12:34:10 PM
Kinda knew it would end up here!
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02/03/2012 11:41:02 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon,good job.
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02/03/2012 05:24:02 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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02/03/2012 05:16:29 AM
I love this one so much ! It would make sense too. I would go crazy in a library so big!! I love books !
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02/03/2012 03:17:30 AM
I was unsure about the message you were conveying. It seemed pro SOPA but at the same time it was surely pro books (and I'm a great books lover). In any case this view is amazing, I'm lost inside this image. It would be great for a book cover (except for the lanscape orientation ^_^). Congrats :)
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02/03/2012 02:23:28 AM
OH my the Libary said you couldn't shoot inside of it?? Wow kinda restricing your rights, hummm isn't that a sopa thing? I loved it in fact I smell the lovely scent of old books in an old libary! Nice job! and I didn't think it was pro sopa, but did make me think of the days and days of sitting in the libary's doing research for a paper! Do NOT miss that LOL
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02/03/2012 02:15:35 AM
Congratulations Wendy on your ribbon and PB! Great job. I really like the message you convey through your photo, and you did it in a brilliant way.
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02/03/2012 01:11:32 AM
Nobody likes a smart ass but... I TOLD YOU SO!!! Brilliant, perhaps my favorite of all your images.
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02/03/2012 01:04:14 AM
Seriously awesome Wendy! love it!
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02/03/2012 12:41:31 AM
Great theme portrayal as well as a great photo/editing, should have won 1st.
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02/03/2012 12:11:03 AM
Congrats on the very well deserved ribbon. I love this.
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02/03/2012 12:09:09 AM
I really need to have Art make me a stamp. I am having trouble keeping up with the congratulations. Loved this image, really amazing creativity to see this photo from the one you started with.
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02/03/2012 12:08:30 AM
Wow. Excellent idea and great implementation, Wendy. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/03/2012 12:04:13 AM
WOW, a big congrats on the 2nd place this was probably my fave, in the challenge, so emotionally packed with good sentiment.
And Yes we are all big readers in our family as well, and If i entered this challenge this is what I would of done. But you did it professionally..really!

Oh Yeah congrats on the PB as well.

Message edited by author 2012-02-03 00:13:47.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2012 11:32:06 PM
Overwhelmed with access.
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02/02/2012 10:11:01 PM
very strong9
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02/02/2012 10:10:46 PM
If this doesn't ribbon I will be shocked.


And disappointed.
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02/02/2012 09:44:00 PM
Woweee learn as you grow ;)
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02/02/2012 07:06:45 PM
That's got to be tough reaching the top row.
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02/01/2012 11:40:44 AM
Wow!
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02/01/2012 11:07:29 AM
I don't care that this is a clone-stamped wall of books.. I like the idea and execution. My #2 choice for the challenge.
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01/30/2012 07:33:43 AM
One of my 10s. Perfect positive outlook.
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01/29/2012 09:47:36 PM
This is wonderful!!
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01/28/2012 05:18:31 PM
10
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01/27/2012 11:37:08 PM
This is going to ribbon, Wendy. Magnificent image/concept. It does make your eyes - and everything else - crazy
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01/27/2012 10:12:36 PM
haha i don't think kids would understand how to use the library....kinda sad actually.
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01/27/2012 08:05:53 PM
It's a killer image, and while I certainly agree with you on some level, disabling a vehicle of information isn't doing us any favors. We could also burn those books so kids might actually engage more with their parents and community.
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01/27/2012 07:40:20 PM
An alternative view :)
I wonder if the feeling of endless bookshelf is not a bit constrained by the vignette, but I guess that was the intention.
9
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01/27/2012 05:17:14 PM
Great idea! I love the expansiveness.
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01/27/2012 03:23:04 PM
excellent, wow, great photo this is my 4th 10 in 7 months on dpc, i love the almost wave like pattern of light book in the centre, im guessing there are 7 repeats of teh shelves, fantastic use of expert editing really works.is he stood on sand or dirt as well? like a distopian end to society with a wall of knowledge.
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01/27/2012 12:02:21 PM
That,s just great,hope to see this do well.
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01/27/2012 08:36:11 AM
A stunningly detailed shot. This is a 10 and one of my top three.
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01/27/2012 08:16:22 AM
The concept is interesting and the image really really good.
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01/27/2012 08:02:52 AM
This is a good depiction of the consequence!
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01/27/2012 03:10:34 AM
This is utterly amazing... such a powerful image! Great job! My only 10 of the lot.
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01/27/2012 02:58:33 AM
Awesome use of expert, execelent image.
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01/27/2012 01:54:48 AM
I disagree with the message, but it is a wonderful image, well done
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01/27/2012 01:05:36 AM
Wow... Great shot and you know what.. Im actually for the idea of kids spending time at the library/in books..:) 8 for the photo but the idea not strong enough for SOPA in the sense that it's negative. Im however not taking away from the image in that sense
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01/27/2012 12:43:01 AM
Wow that is brilliant, don't know how you did it but I love it. 10
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