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Hand Stand Man
Hand Stand Man
Salar


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Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Mt. Roberts, Jasper, BC, Ca
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3000
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 492
Avg (all users): 6.5761
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.3695
Avg (non-participants): 6.8303
Views since voting: 1640
Views during voting: 592
Votes: 368
Comments: 53
Favorites: 5 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 11:42:24 PM
That is one cool shot and very interesting and completely amazing. Great reflections also in the water must have been a very calm day. WOW... that deserves a 10+
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05/03/2005 06:25:44 PM
I woulda ditched the frame.
05/03/2005 10:03:27 AM
Great! M~
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05/03/2005 09:41:48 AM
Beautiful!
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05/03/2005 08:28:29 AM
I like everything about this picture, apart from the frame. I'm not sure of which is the more dominating subject, the man or the mountain... Nice picture nonetheless!
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05/02/2005 08:50:15 PM
Good picture, should be in top ten, good luck
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05/01/2005 11:49:11 PM
This is a beautiful photo, I wish you the best of luck! 10
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05/01/2005 05:42:36 PM
Great shot...10
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05/01/2005 03:45:49 AM
Hmm I tried to convince myself that the mountain is not a major element... but I couldn't :( 6.
04/30/2005 11:52:27 PM
This is really excellent! I know your horizon is not uneven, but a slight tip counter clockwise might ease the illusion (no deduction for that of coarse) Moving it up or down more might satisfy the rule of thirds more. I'd love to know what he's 'standing' on. :) 10
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04/30/2005 10:28:08 PM
This is great! Fantastic use of reflections. Very surreal. Should be a top shot.
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04/30/2005 09:24:35 PM
Cool!!
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04/30/2005 07:22:48 PM
Wow! I like the reflec and very original shot! 10!
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04/30/2005 12:44:23 PM
great use of space
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04/30/2005 10:39:10 AM
SHWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAA?

Very cool concept!!!
The only thing that could make this better is if you fixed the tilt... But hey I don't give two craps it's still a cool picture and I'm giving you a 10
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04/30/2005 01:56:31 AM
having trouble with this one. while a technically well done photo, strong point of image seems to be the mountain and doesn't fit the challenge, when the handstand man is your subject. I've changed my vote on this one 3 times
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04/29/2005 11:44:00 PM
i can see where the minin=malism comes in but the rest is just too grand for this to work imo
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04/29/2005 11:20:14 PM
Stunning overall picture. Great background, deep blue sky and reflection. I think you sacrifice too much detail for that borader though. 8 because of the border
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04/29/2005 10:47:40 PM
cool, awesome composition, really effective reflection.
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04/29/2005 09:59:29 PM
This is one seems to fit the challenge well. Is the horizon tripping a little tiny bit down on the right side...or have I seen one too many photos? Anyway, the photo is a lot of fun.
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04/29/2005 09:53:41 PM
Great sense of scale. My only criticism is that the horizon seems slightly tilted to the right. Awesome shot that is just an amazing location!
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04/29/2005 05:06:05 PM
Could be a winner! My only 10 after looking at over 250 photos hmmm
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04/29/2005 04:43:21 PM
Well I can't wait to read how this one was done, after the challenge is over. What a creative mind you have. Nice photo too.
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04/29/2005 11:43:15 AM
Wow,,excellent!!!! 10
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04/29/2005 05:45:58 AM
This is different but I like it. Very good idea and the outcome is great!
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04/29/2005 05:37:13 AM
That´s simply awesome. I wanna know how did you get this one. The reflection are really great. Good luck in the challenge. 9
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04/29/2005 03:09:44 AM
Wow, awesome reflection! Is the water really that shallow?
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04/28/2005 11:38:28 PM
Nice work. I would have used a much smaller border, but this is a great shot.
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04/28/2005 07:56:26 PM
Sorry. I do not believe this meets the challenge criteria. But this has to be one of the most beautiful shots I have seen so far. I believe the reflection and the mountain are the strong images in this photo.
04/28/2005 05:31:14 PM
IMHO would be better without the border
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04/28/2005 05:13:50 PM
nice but the horizion <B>SEEMS</B> tilted a bit your right is is not tilted, but it Still gives me vertigo! I still gave you a 7
(Edited from your comment in the Forum - If that was you Salar - If not then igonre this!) Thanks!
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04/28/2005 05:06:47 PM
Does life get any better having these mountains at hand for a background. Envious appreciation. My personal winner untill now.
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04/28/2005 04:46:52 PM
Beautiful scene, who`s the nutter :) 9
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04/28/2005 12:14:44 PM
Strange to look at but the claity is beyond perfect. Nice shot. Love this weird photo.
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04/28/2005 11:20:24 AM
Incredible image. I think this one will ribbon
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04/28/2005 01:58:05 AM
AWESOME picture...not sure it meets minimalism...but the man is small and is in focus...soooooooo 8
04/28/2005 01:47:23 AM
This is quite striking and very amusing too in an odd way. In my eyes its quite flawed in its obvious lean tot he right. I wish you'd squared it up; the handstand guy, obviously (at least IMO) should be on true vertical, or how could he hold his pose?
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04/28/2005 12:52:55 AM
stunning photo, but I dont think it works so well with the minimalism concept
04/28/2005 12:20:38 AM
Rminds me of and old Pink Floyd album. NIce light and compostion.
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04/27/2005 07:28:30 PM
Beautiful ! Great colors and nice composition ! My favorite in this challenge.
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04/27/2005 06:28:08 PM
On a rock??? Incredibly marvelous shot! hats off to the model too, what a great work out with a view, lol, wow, 9!!
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04/27/2005 06:02:48 PM
excellent.
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04/27/2005 03:01:59 PM
gorgeous
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04/27/2005 02:53:58 PM
Your exposure is perfect. The horizon is a little off kilter, though. I'm also left to decide whether the subject is the guy doing the handstand or the stunning mountain in the background. Take out the guy and you have a fantastic landscape. Get rid of the mountain (good luck with that) and you'd have a great minimalism shot. Together they don't work as well as they would separately.

Ok - I've come back to this after a forum message (I'm assuming it's yours -- if not, my apologies). I can see that perhaps the horizon is level and it's just an illusion that makes it look off-kilter. That being said, my opinion is still that this would look better if it appeared level (whether it is truly level or not). The line between the blue of the water and the reflection of the mountain give the sense that the water is going to spill from the photo. Whether that is caused by illusion or by not being level is ultimately irrelevant. This is still a very cool photo, and you are clearly very skilled. You should just be aware that the level illusion is a problem.
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04/27/2005 01:34:30 PM
The border is very distracting in what would otherwise be a facinating photograph.
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04/27/2005 12:45:53 PM
wow!!
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04/27/2005 12:06:17 PM
great! that must have taken forever to set up. Beautiful photo and good meeting of the challenge
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04/27/2005 11:04:26 AM
Beautiful composition, I think. The reflection works well, and the "bigness" of the surroundings makes the primary subject minimal enough. 9
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04/27/2005 10:27:28 AM
Clever - I just tried holding my hand over the top of the mountain to crop out the sky - it makes a VERY good image - try it.
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04/27/2005 09:43:15 AM
This is a nice image. I like the reflection of the mountain onto the water. I also like the overall shot and all of the colors in this image. This is an overall beautiful image. Nice work.
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04/27/2005 07:17:40 AM
First time ever that I choose a picture as favorite while voting, but this picture is just breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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04/27/2005 03:00:52 AM
Wow, he must have stood for quite a while to let the water settle down!
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04/27/2005 01:32:42 AM
Excellent shot....nailed the challenge and in a very artisticl way.
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