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Challenge: Fish (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2015
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Apr 20, 2015
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2015

I'm not a big fan of these literal challenges, so I knew I wasn't going to go looking for an actual fish. I LOVE how this turned out, and how actually fish-like it looks. So it doesn't really matter that this will finish in the bottom half of the challenge :)

Of course, I'm the model. It's how I get my exercise, pretending to float, while simultaneously tossing cloth and pressing the remote. Then getting up to view the images. Then doing it again about 100 times until the right cloth shape is caught on camera. This particular shot had the right fluidity, and is also the only one where my legs show through it, instead of under it.

Originally I had intended to rotate it to vertical, to give the impression of swimming up. But decided that the lines demanded a diagonal rotation.

[Apr. 25th, 2015 12:23:42 PM]


Yes, I did start this thread because of this image. //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=1290407&page=1#7345197

It was a perfect opportunity to discuss a topic I've often thought about. So many challenge suggestions are about objects (i.e. socks, nails, glasses, etc.) that the prospect of looking at 50 or more pictures of the same thing from different angles is just too depressing.

This is my "protest" image, and Anita's response was exactly what I'd hoped for. I spent considerable time trying to create something as fish like as possible without it being an actual fish. To be clear, I fully expected this to be punished for lack of literalness. And that is what the thread is about.

[Apr. 28th, 2015 02:44:15 PM]

Re the "dirty sensor"... yup, that was part of the pp'g :)

I'm thrilled with the response to this image. I never expected it to finish this high, much less on the front page. But the comments and fave were a delightful prize.

Place: 32 out of 54
Avg (all users): 5.1579
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4118
Avg (non-participants): 5.0164
Views since voting: 288
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 95
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/29/2015 12:39:29 PM
I would use this as a member profile photo.
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04/29/2015 09:42:45 AM
Love this Johanna; affect I was trying to get with my image with the goldfish. I love your creativity.
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04/29/2015 09:09:46 AM
Great entry.
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04/29/2015 09:03:58 AM
I am disappointed this did not come out on top.. wow what a blow to my taste
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04/29/2015 05:28:43 AM
Wow really surprised this was not on the front page. Well guess the voters didn't see any slimy scales:)

I know that a pro like you wouldn't have a dirty sensor.
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04/29/2015 05:25:27 AM
Totally under rated Johanna, I was one of the 8's. This has the of passion of tango.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2015 02:41:53 PM
Wonderful processing and atmospheric piece of art. Possibly some dirty sensor marks but could be just the texture - very minor issue but thought you may appreciate me mentioning it. I hope this does well for you. It should do.
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04/27/2015 10:34:10 PM
dreamy and beautiful balance in composition
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04/27/2015 04:59:05 AM
I can see that
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04/26/2015 10:20:21 PM
While voting yesterday, I paused at this one and thought this looks like it could be a Johanna shot. I gave it a 7. Then, today I saw the "balancing literal and creative interpretation" and thought, she is right -- the bold, out-of-the-box creativity should be rewarded. So, bumping it to an 8.
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04/26/2015 07:22:22 PM
illusion of a quick brush.
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04/26/2015 10:04:20 AM
Nice image, but I find the partial yellow halo very distracting. But I like the rest of the colours :)
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04/25/2015 11:34:33 PM
Feels like a Johanna photograph - pairs well with "A Fish Tail" - they'd make a nice set!
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04/23/2015 02:45:18 PM
I wonder how many are dinging you for not it being an actual fish?

I totally get this

Special mention. The softness of the fabric and this layout is just very calming to me

Commenting only because it won't allow me to vote on my phone
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04/23/2015 01:39:12 PM
Grace under(water) pressure. Maybe a stretch for "fish" but a lovely image.
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04/23/2015 10:26:55 AM
I absolutely LOVE this! I wish it was mine.
I'm struggling with 'does not fit the challenge' but...honestly screw it! It's wonderful! I've had a couple of images which have gotten the snot kicked out of them for DNFC (Real Estate ALWAYS comes to mind......lol) which I loved because they were 'my' vision of the challenge. This is that image. 9. Wonderful!
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04/22/2015 06:13:25 AM
I have to admit I was nearly fooled, the thumbnail did suspicously look like a fish tail.
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