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Black on Blue
Black on Blue
Kylie


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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: Coloma, California
Date: Oct 9, 2004
Aperture: f/3.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Vintage, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2004

Taken handheld at a pioneer festival in Coloma, California - an historic gold mining site and park. Cropped, slight levels and Helicon filter, and resized for DPC. I chose this for the open over a landscape just due to the initial impact the image had on me.

Statistics
Place: 100 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.0204
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 5.9431
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1543
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 245
Comments: 27
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/17/2005 02:35:52 AM
Wow this one is awesome! your lighting is perfect, the bold sillouette of the man is very good. I like it, just think that land used to be rich in gold!
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01/26/2005 01:53:32 AM
Very crisp details and the blue smoke is amazing. This is one of those photos that you just keep coming back to...you did a great job!
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01/21/2005 06:35:24 PM
I can't believe the last time I looked at your port was October Kylie! Great shot and you've captured the atmosphere well. Ilove the smoke and especially the light on the ropes, adds interst to an otherwise dead area. I'm sure you tried sepia before keeping the blue?
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12/07/2004 08:27:17 AM
I love this shot. It is one of my favorite images, ever. Wow!
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11/30/2004 01:54:13 AM
Hey I hadn't noticed this one! Really nice work, Kylie! I love the sillhouette and smoke!
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11/26/2004 10:21:17 PM
Ooo wow, didn't spot this one... shame his head isn't fully backlit by the light blue smoke. Great mood though, and strong shapes.
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11/26/2004 08:32:05 PM
Excellent shot Kylie - everything's just right!
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11/08/2004 08:56:30 PM
Fantastic!!!!!
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11/08/2004 10:32:06 AM
Nice work Kylie. Hey, placing 100 out of 488, that's what? Top 20 percent. Keep them coming...;-)
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11/08/2004 01:26:35 AM
Kylie: This is a good image. Just want you to know. Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 07:51:20 PM
Love the atmosphere that the blue smoke adds to this. Nicely lit, good composition, & interesting subject.
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11/07/2004 03:54:17 PM
Bump to 8.

Terrific. I like the originality here. The tones are great. Small nit: I wish his mustache weren't a highlight. 7, just-married
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11/07/2004 02:25:34 PM
Blue is cool, good work
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11/06/2004 07:01:24 AM
The subject matter, lighting and mood are all brilliant. Love the color of the smoke and the whole feel of the shot.
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11/06/2004 04:26:47 AM
Good shot.
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11/05/2004 11:47:56 PM
I really like this photo. Excellent lighting and use of the smoke to add ambiance to the picture. Everthing in the photo fits - it all adds to the theme
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11/04/2004 06:13:09 PM
Looks like a reenactment. Can't wait to find out where it was-I took over 500 shots at one recently. Nice shot of night life at the encampment. Love that you left it a color shot, instead of sepia or b&w, it gives it more of a "chilly night" feel.
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11/04/2004 11:37:00 AM
Great eye in capturing this stunning shot. I see a ribbon coming your way.
The lighting and tone are superb! One of my favorites in this cjhallenge, added to my favorites and well deserving of a 10!
Well Done!
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11/03/2004 09:29:31 PM
National Geographic cover quality. Great job.
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11/03/2004 03:18:41 PM
I love this shot. Interesting. good composition. I only wish we could see more of his face. upgrading from 8 to 9.
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11/03/2004 06:16:27 AM
Arrrgh, difficult to comment, good picture now wow, but don't have a clue what you could have done different to give it that wow...
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11/02/2004 06:44:14 PM
Excellent exposure...great composition.....
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11/02/2004 06:21:06 PM
Very nice feel to this picture. I'd love to know the story it's telling
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11/02/2004 06:08:36 PM
Going through the thumbnails.. this really stands out.
It would have done so well in the "Backlighting" challenge.
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11/02/2004 10:36:07 AM
Nice use of lighting. Colors look great like the sharpness of the ropes.
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11/02/2004 01:35:30 AM
very nice
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11/01/2004 12:36:02 AM
good thing they didn't see your camera! you may have been burned as a witch! :o)
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