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Cleaning the wheat from husks
1st PlaceCleaning the wheat from husks
Xilebo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Granular (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: In our courtyard
Date: May 23, 2005
Aperture: f.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2005

My daughter reluctantly helping out with cleaning out the freshly harvested whole wheat to be roasted and used in a delicious arabic dish called Freekeh.
Nikon D70
2005/05/23 08:14:51.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 327
Avg (all users): 7.2119
Avg (commenters): 8.8485
Avg (participants): 6.9478
Avg (non-participants): 7.4226
Views since voting: 17019
Views during voting: 530
Votes: 302
Comments: 89
Favorites: 40 (view)


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07/04/2007 12:57:02 PM
Um A. T looks really beautiful here. very good picture and a very well deserved blue. I think u do not have internet, U usually comment on my entries, and I have not heard from you for a while.
Zozo's Jaha is on Friday July 6th 2007 inshallah, you and T are missing that too, seems.
Well, Good luck and see you inshallah, Salaam to T and u
Really great capture.

Message edited by author 2007-07-04 12:57:55.
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01/28/2007 06:44:30 AM
wow done congrats on first place. the picture is perfect
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12/27/2005 02:12:36 PM
Wow. Just browsing through some photos and found this one. Amazing shot Xilebo. Truly deserving of the ribbon!
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07/14/2005 11:41:38 AM
Hér er allt af ganga upp. Gæti hæglega verið "Mynd ársins". Til hamingju.
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06/09/2005 10:15:19 PM
Congratulations! You deserve 1st place.

Color, lighting, emotion, creativity - your picture has it all! Well done!
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06/07/2005 12:36:48 PM
The light and action in this shot are superb. Clean and crisp.
What a wonderful shot!
...and a beautiful daughter. :o)
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06/07/2005 10:25:34 AM
This is just great, lighting, action, mood.

Congratulations.

Message edited by author 2005-06-07 10:26:20.
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06/05/2005 06:29:50 PM
Gurry! This is a great photo! The model is great, the eye looking into the actions. Continue the same!
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06/05/2005 10:05:43 AM
hope you won't mind to get a negative comment... I think your picture is great for the colors, composition and "frozen" moment, but I don't like the model's position. Her eyes and hands are somewhat unnatural, they give me the sensation that she has never done this kind of job before... she has't a "working" attitude, it feels she is only posing, and this detracts a lot of appeal to the picture, IMHO
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06/05/2005 01:25:22 AM
this is the indian tradition, if u wants to show this kind of pic plz. use indian model, anyway girl is very sexy, and photograph is also.
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06/04/2005 03:56:51 PM
You deserve a double ribbon: one for the picture and one for such a beautiful daughter!

Congrats!
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06/04/2005 03:08:43 PM
An excellent capture. Congratulations on your first ribbon. Woo hoo a blue!
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06/03/2005 11:06:06 AM
Til hamingju með bláa borðan!! ; ) Flott mynd sem hefur allt, fallega liti, bakgrunn og bara mjög skemmtilegt skot.
Sérstaklega gaman líka að sjá þig vera með bláan borða, því þú ert svo dugleg að taka þátt í umræðum og kostningum á dp og ljósmyndakeppni.
bara innilega til hamingju, vel verðugur sigur ; ) Congrats

Message edited by author 2005-06-03 11:07:33.
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06/03/2005 10:50:46 AM
Beautiful shot....beautiful daughter....

Much congratulations on your ribbon.
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06/02/2005 01:18:12 PM
Vá, frábært!!!
Til hamingju!
Gaman ad thu sem hefur diskuterad svo mikid i netunu komir fram med svona fina mynd.
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06/01/2005 10:31:58 PM
Wonderful image. Congratulations! Also your daughter is a beautiful young woman.
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06/01/2005 05:25:55 PM
Congrats on the blue! Glad to hear your meal turned out wonderful :D
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06/01/2005 01:02:29 PM
A well deserved blue, the best shot in the challenge by a LOOOOONG way. Excellent work, sir.

Alex
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06/01/2005 11:11:32 AM
I LOVE this photograph!!! You and your daughter did a beautiful job with this!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Very well-deserved blue ribbon!!!

SandyP
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06/01/2005 09:23:42 AM
Innilega til hamingju með bláa ribbann!!!
Frábær mynd og fallegt módel:)
Er sigurinn ekki sætur;)

Message edited by author 2005-06-01 09:24:16.
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06/01/2005 07:57:01 AM
Love the colors and composition of this, congratulations.
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06/01/2005 07:37:15 AM
Hey Gurry ! Well done ! Isn't it fantastic to win that first ribbon ?!
I loved your shot, its a well deserved ribbon, many congratulations !!
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06/01/2005 07:25:59 AM
Congrats! Beautiful image.
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06/01/2005 07:10:19 AM
Vá, frábært!!!
Til hamingju!
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06/01/2005 06:53:51 AM
Beautiful entry. Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon.
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06/01/2005 06:51:54 AM
Innilega til hamingju Gurrý mín! Ofboðslega er módelið fallegt! :) Frábær mynd og vel að fyrsta sætinu komin.
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06/01/2005 06:48:36 AM
Frábært, til hamingju.
Beautiful model, simple and clean image but still very well perfomed.
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06/01/2005 06:45:05 AM
Glæsilegt, til hamingju með þetta!

Kveðja, Tyrkinn

(beautiful, congratulations)
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06/01/2005 06:13:12 AM
Glæsilegt! til hamingju með frábæra mynd og borðann!
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06/01/2005 04:53:38 AM
Wow Gurrý, the blue ribbon!!! Congratulations! I am so happy that you got it and well deserved. Thank your daughter from us that she although maybe not patient accepted to do this, she really made a huge impact on this photo. So now I can say that I have gone on phototour with a blue ribbon lady in Amman... ah I am sure getting famous for it;-)
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06/01/2005 04:31:52 AM
Nau nau nau, bara rúst!!!

Congratulations on your first but hopefully not last ribbon, you deserved it.
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06/01/2005 04:27:00 AM
This shot is extraordinary........simply extraordinary. Enjoy your ribbon because................r you deserve it.

Message edited by author 2005-06-01 04:27:25.
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06/01/2005 02:06:39 AM
the light as delicate as ure daughter features
what a superb capture Xilebo! this is just great u won!!

this Icelandic language soo kool in writing


Message edited by author 2005-06-01 04:56:06.
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06/01/2005 01:46:26 AM
Way to go, Gurry! I thought your Centurion shoulda ribbon'd this one is even finer. Beautiful daughter, wonderful picture. Great job and well deserved!
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06/01/2005 01:04:47 AM
your daughter is beautiful
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06/01/2005 01:01:53 AM
so happy this won, stunning image!
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06/01/2005 12:54:54 AM
I'm glad this one won! It was one of the few tens I gave out. Congratulations!
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06/01/2005 12:53:15 AM
Not just the best in the contest, one of my favorites on DPC. Congrats on a wonderful capture.
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06/01/2005 12:51:27 AM
I have been holding my breath all week, and turned "Blue" :) I'm so thrilled with the response and to win a ribbon, it's great! Thank you all for some wonderful comments. My daughter was my model and she was getting tired after the 3rd session and absolutely refused to do the 4th after I realized that my best shot cut the top of her head off. Even the grains were thrown all over the place, we managed to save some and cook a delicious meal with well cleaned wheat.
06/01/2005 12:46:20 AM
Well deserved winning - I also gave it the highest score :).
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06/01/2005 12:40:50 AM
Congrats on your first and blue Ribbon to boot Gurry!
Nicely done and very well composed.
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06/01/2005 12:27:03 AM
Congrats. This was the shot I rated the highest in the challenge. Glad it won.
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06/01/2005 12:25:29 AM
Congrats, this is a beutiful photo.
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06/01/2005 12:20:03 AM
Hey Gurrý Frábær mynd hjá þér!
til hamingju með borðann!
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06/01/2005 12:17:14 AM
Congratulations, this was a great idea!
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06/01/2005 12:13:16 AM
congrats! This is gorgeous
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06/01/2005 12:10:26 AM
GREAT shot! Congratulations :)
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06/01/2005 12:06:53 AM
Til hamingju! flott hjá þér!
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06/01/2005 12:06:35 AM
This HAD to be the winner. There was nothing else even close. The score reflects that. Congrats!
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06/01/2005 12:03:32 AM
Graceful and compelling, love the arc of the grain. Congrats on the well-deserved blue!
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06/01/2005 12:02:21 AM
congratulations, beautiful.
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06/01/2005 12:02:07 AM
What a capture with colors that lean on the exotic. Congratulatuons on you well earned blue for this lovely grainy image.

Message edited by author 2005-06-01 01:33:39.
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06/01/2005 12:01:28 AM
Oh wow! Congrats!! See you are great! :)
How nice this is really well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2005 09:53:02 PM
Great capture.. very crisp, nice colors!
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05/31/2005 08:46:57 PM
Awesome shot! Very clear and crisp, I love it!
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05/31/2005 10:27:13 AM
Beautiful image. Top 10 im sure.
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05/31/2005 08:34:13 AM
wonderful colors and lighting, perfect capture of grains. points for needing validation lol.
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05/31/2005 08:26:18 AM
This image just feels like Librado to me. Not that thats a bad thing. Great lighting, wonderfull skin tones and an interesting model. Very realistic and cultural photo. The capture on the wheat is dead on. Very very nicely done.
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05/30/2005 05:47:11 PM
Beautiful! Wonderful colour and clarity
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05/30/2005 03:12:12 PM
This is definitely one of my top 3. I love the arc the grain makes, and the stillness of the photo, even though it is a moment of "action".
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05/30/2005 02:09:48 AM
BRILLIANT photo!!! great capture of the mid-air grains, and I love the colors in her clothes. Would be a real shame if this didn't ribbon. GOOD LUCK!
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05/30/2005 01:31:55 AM
Excellent photo in every way. May be a hair over sharp but it doesn't really detract. Nicely saturated colors. Pretty girl. Set-up is a bit forced but it's still among my top picks.
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05/29/2005 09:39:22 PM
One of the few people photos that doesn't focus on the person. This is a great composition and the colors are balanced extremely well.
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05/29/2005 04:42:55 PM
Good decision to use a fast shutter speed, & the bright colors of the woman's clothing adds nicely to the photo.
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05/28/2005 09:56:18 PM
very nice....love the frozen in time shot...definetly one of the best i've seen so far...
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05/28/2005 07:51:06 PM
This an outstanding pic. It has action, sharpness, vibrant colors, and I like the look on the girls face that shows she is paying attention to the task at hand. IMHO, this will take the blue ribbon.
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05/28/2005 07:14:49 PM
Excellent casual portrait. Good use of theme. Nice soft light. 10
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05/28/2005 05:56:47 AM
That's odd, I don't see anything fishy... Anyways, I like this shot for the simple background with interesting subject matter. It's really well framed and caught at the perfect moment. All the colour tones involved complement eachother. I'm not sure the girl was great for the shot; she seems so modern despite her ethnic dress.
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05/27/2005 04:54:28 PM
Here is a different take on this topic. Great one for creativity. I also really like the way you placed the model and the flying wheat.
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05/26/2005 09:00:06 PM
This is such a gorgeous image and an excellent action capture! I think the only thing that would improve it is if she were sitting on the other side facing the light, but you probably didn't have much control over that. :-) Very beautiful shot.
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05/26/2005 08:57:56 PM
Great shot. Only complaint is her head was cut off. Still very well done! 9
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05/26/2005 05:13:20 PM
I love this image and made it my choice for a ribbon. The only thing that could make it better, in my opinion, would be not to crop the top of her head.
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05/26/2005 05:09:55 PM
Exceptional detail on this one. The light is hightlighting the wheat, and the bowl it comes from is also lit well. I think this is the best I've seen so far.
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05/26/2005 04:51:01 PM
I like this very much. Nice colors, nice composition and you froze the action perfectly. I would have loved to see the bowl be more organic, like wood or stone but that's of course no big deal.
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05/26/2005 11:31:50 AM
I really like this shot. You did a great job capturing a split second of action.
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05/26/2005 07:37:34 AM
Pretty girl.
It's a pitty it's cropped so tight on the left and at the top.. It's good action.
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05/26/2005 12:57:24 AM
Great image, wouldn't change a thing. This is one of my top two picks for this challenge.
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05/25/2005 06:56:33 PM
Good color, motion capture, focus, composition...and oh yeah, Im in love with your model.
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05/25/2005 06:52:49 PM
nice capture......
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05/25/2005 06:35:34 PM
This should be at least a top ten. 10!
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05/25/2005 05:54:38 PM
nice curvature. I mean the grain! Amazing how hands are so focused, as if she is causing the grain to move with her mind. I know...too much Star Wars.
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05/25/2005 02:42:24 PM
Beautiful, from the background to the colors of the dress to the model herself. The expression is nice, and the motion of the wheat draws the eye. The lighting is flawless. The image evokes a sense of wonder at an archaic technique, even if the metallic winnowing basket makes me think the shot was staged.

Base: 5
Technical: +0
Interest: +2
Emotion: +2
Bias: +1

Total: 10. Best so far.
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05/25/2005 02:08:56 PM
This is just brilliant I would like I see this win
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05/25/2005 07:43:20 AM
Great photo, easily the best so far, bright colours, stop action, good composition, crisp focus, full of interest, neutral background, yup, I like it, well done!
Easily the best of all - Good Luck!
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05/25/2005 06:42:19 AM
Excellent shot for the granular challange and a beautiful subject too.
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05/25/2005 05:53:11 AM
??????..................................???????????..10
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05/25/2005 01:38:24 AM
What a pretty girl. I wonder if more spread in the flying grains would work better?
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05/25/2005 01:03:35 AM
beautiful!
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05/25/2005 12:21:26 AM
pretty girls, lively colours, great capture of the grain. really like this photo
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