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Challenge: All is Calm (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Dec 31, 2015
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2015

[Jan. 7th, 2016 09:38:29 PM]

So I'm not sure what to think about this shot. I'm surprised at the score. Though I like it, it seems souless. It was taken from a car window over Christmas. But while it seems to have no soul as a photograph, I was fascinated by the beauty while we were driving. It was frozen fog on the all thetrees and it went for miles and miles. I found myself saying over and over again how incredibly beautiful it was, and how much I was enjoying it. How is it that I can experience it, finding great joy in it, but finding a photograph uninspiring?? Yet with its score, maybe what I was feeling did come through.

Perhaps my problem is: no matter how good the photograph, it rarely stand up to the real thing.

Place: 3 out of 63
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Avg (commenters): 8.0000
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01/11/2016 09:23:29 PM
Yup. very "chill". :D

Congratulations, Wendy!
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01/11/2016 11:33:29 AM
Soulless? I don't know about that. Perhaps this photo does not tell a story, but it definitely captures the quiet beauty of nature in the scene.

However, I can relate to your concern. I just think I can look through some of my recent entries and find images that better illustrate this concern. There are images that I might categorize as mildly pleasant but with no redeeming value. I do need to work this year to give voters some meatier images. Something that can be savored. And, not worry too much bout the voters only looking for immediate gratification.
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01/10/2016 01:16:23 PM
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01/10/2016 12:51:40 PM
Wonderful shot, congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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01/08/2016 06:31:08 PM
Congratulations, Wendy. 10 from me. I love it. Looks like most of my comments during voting were in my mind. Sorry about that.
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01/08/2016 08:15:02 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Wendy. I agree with the statement "it rarely stands up to the real thing." I think that is one of the hardest issues I have with photography and envy those that manage to do it.
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01/08/2016 06:56:44 AM
Good to see you back. Congrats on the Yellow!
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01/08/2016 05:57:34 AM
Love it! Congrats!
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01/08/2016 01:39:23 AM
Hey congratulations on your ribbon Wendy. I think this would look much better printed much, much bigger. The detail must've been fabulous.
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01/08/2016 01:36:35 AM
Congrats, beautiful image and thanks for the comment on mine! Really appreciate it
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2016 11:47:30 AM
Beautiful calm. I like the blue tones.
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01/07/2016 11:02:21 AM
calm&quiet 9
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