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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Leeds Mela
Date: Aug 1, 2004
Aperture: F4.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

I really thought hard about which photo to enter for this challenge, a really tough choice.
In the end, I settled for this photo as I think it reflects great qualities I developed as a photographer in 2004. My camera was trained on this scene for about 10-15 minutes before I got this shot, as I loved the backdrop but wanted something interesting to happen in front of it. At the start of the year, I was very nervous of taking candid shots, but here I was standing my ground while the guy in the photo was giving me some really evil stares. My patience paid off, when he came into view with someone's dropped keys! I only wish that his arm was a bit lower so his face was clearer.

Place: 203 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.8294
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8494
Avg (non-participants): 5.7654
Views since voting: 1583
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 340
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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09/12/2005 12:18:57 PM
I love how you captured "the moment" in this shot. Awesome.
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06/13/2005 06:44:33 PM
This is great! LOL Love the timing!
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05/18/2005 05:10:37 PM
wasn't this in my favorites already?

edit: oh, it was, just a different one.

Message edited by author 2005-05-18 17:26:14.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 03:05:35 PM
I remember this, combination of pose and background is hilarious with social commentary a bonus.
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01/28/2005 01:00:50 AM
Colors are great, but the photo is not very compelling in subject
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01/27/2005 08:58:11 PM
Cool shot. Very shiny. I wish we could see his whole face.
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01/24/2005 10:59:14 PM
what a kick! i'll bet this was a blast to shoot. excellent work here, all the way around. the colors rock, and the composition is perfect! i hope this gets the attention it deserves--it really is a breath of fresh air. good luck with this, and the challenges yet to come!

[and, as a side note, you might want to look into entering this in your state fair this year. our va state fair actually has a submission category for "state fair images", and something like this would do very, very well. just an idea to keep in mind.]
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01/22/2005 11:25:08 PM
Dude, I love these shots. This is a 10. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/21/2005 08:50:34 PM
Glad to see you enter this one - I loved it from the moment I saw it.
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01/20/2005 06:51:14 AM
Great colors. Almost makes the picture including the subject animated.
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01/18/2005 09:39:31 PM
what the is that funny only thing i like is the keys
01/18/2005 03:19:28 PM
Nice illusion created by this image. Vibrant colours as well. Good luck.
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01/18/2005 02:06:05 PM
I remember this and I do think it's a wonderful juxtaposition of real man and keys with fantasy car and giant sexy lady. If the image were taken a split second earlier or later to show a touch more of the man's face it would be an even stronger image for me and I think it's great already. 8
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01/17/2005 11:23:27 PM
Beautiful pastel colors, very nice and interesting image
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01/17/2005 11:53:00 AM
Great colours.
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01/16/2005 04:02:18 PM
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01/16/2005 12:58:50 PM
Flashy composition. Shame the guy has his arm ahead a part of his face.
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01/16/2005 06:58:07 AM
Bobster right ?? This is a really great candid. Would have ribboned in that challenge for sure. I can see why you chose this out of your excellent portfolio (As much as I think some of your other images would have done better in the general DPC scheme of things), it's certainly worth a chuckle. 9.
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01/16/2005 04:59:48 AM
This is a stunning image on so many levels. I gave it a 10, even though I wish (oh how I wish...) his arm were 5 degrees less angled so we could see the rest of his face...
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