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Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Golf Course
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

Literally a 2 minute photoshoot, went to the golf course, no one was there, was setting up the shoes and suddenly 4 golfers are behind me threatening to hit me with the golf balls lol.

*Post*

WOW! thanks everyone!!! I never expected the blue :)...ohhh thanks to my great friend and model! ;)

This image for some reason reminded me of the song "I want to break free" by Queen, so thats where the title came from (yes the song was stuck in my head for a couple days) :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 465
Avg (all users): 7.4601
Avg (commenters): 8.3600
Avg (participants): 7.2215
Avg (non-participants): 7.7032
Views since voting: 21369
Views during voting: 592
Votes: 313
Comments: 118
Favorites: 76 (view)


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09/05/2007 05:21:40 AM
OK
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07/28/2006 03:36:32 PM
Man, how did I manage to miss your work before your recent forum posts?! Absolutely bitchin' photo! The composition is perfect and makes great use of negative space. Bravo!
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06/16/2006 05:37:18 PM
This is freakin' brilliant Justin. I'm looking at this at work and it makes me want to leave. ( ... andit is almost 6 on a Friday)
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10/28/2005 01:02:27 PM
wonderful job! Do you shoot for ORI by any chance? Very professional and great commercial appeal
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10/28/2005 12:31:16 PM
this pic is awesome. i really liked it and am amazed that although were the same age, you are an exceptional photographer!
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10/21/2005 05:05:41 PM
I can feel the grass between my toes.
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10/14/2005 11:05:02 PM
I love the composition and action seen and felt in this shot. The model was captured perfectly - one bar foot in the vibrant, crisp inviting grass and the other raised as she runs free. Her hair is unbound too and it too bounces with freedom as she runs through the open fields leaving those confining and uncomfortable high heel shoes behind. Freedom to run, freedom to feel the cool and comforting grass beneath ones feet - FREE!
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09/20/2005 08:56:36 PM
wow this is great congratulations, love the crispness of the green, such a vibrant shot !
-Lisa
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09/12/2005 05:22:15 PM
I love the freedom feeling of this photo!
Congrats with the blue!

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 17:23:11.
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09/10/2005 09:50:45 AM
Just keep using your "Muse"!

Congratulations and tell her she looks fantastic! :-)
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09/09/2005 12:42:23 AM
Fun image! Congrats!
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09/08/2005 10:43:00 PM
oh man, congrats on the blue with the wonderful shot. a long over due ribbon for your all your efforts.
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09/08/2005 09:41:40 PM
Congrats! very creative!
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09/08/2005 09:37:33 PM
Hey Justin: congratulations on your well deserved Blue. This is a home run knocked clearly out of the park. The concept sings out its message with a beautiful composition and vista. Way to go.
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09/08/2005 06:02:26 PM
great shot. but, where is she running to without ...?
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09/07/2005 03:53:47 PM
What a classic image! Congratulations on your first ribbon, and a very well-deserved one at that!!
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09/07/2005 03:22:14 PM
Congrats on your win. This is really a great shot... Nice Job! Adding this to my favorites...

Message edited by author 2005-09-07 15:27:42.
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09/07/2005 10:59:59 AM
Congrats...

It's been very enjoyable watching how good your work is getting
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09/07/2005 10:21:20 AM
I didn't get to see this while voting, but let me add to the chorus of praise: you created a great picture & definitely deserve to be at the top. Congratulations!
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09/07/2005 09:43:26 AM
Now the song will be stuck in my head.... Congratulations.
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09/07/2005 09:37:58 AM
My prediction was right! Congrats on Blue!
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09/07/2005 08:48:27 AM
With 461 entries I hadn't seen this one but I wish I would've. Great job. Great concept.

ANd thanks for the earworm. Congrats!!
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09/07/2005 08:26:40 AM
Love it! Congrats!!
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09/07/2005 07:57:53 AM
Congratulations! I'm really glad you were able to make this work. It's so beautiful. :-)
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09/07/2005 06:17:35 AM
Congrats Justin!!! This is such a beautiful image. 110% deserved!!! :)
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09/07/2005 05:47:43 AM
Didn't get a chance to comment before. A wonderfully thought out and well done entry. Well deserved of the blue ribbon. Congratulations
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09/07/2005 04:50:24 AM
Fantastic image. Congrats on the blue - well deserved.

Although i didn't have time to vote on this challenge, this lept out at me as the winner when I took a look through the entries.

Glad you annoyed the golfers ;-) As Mark Twain said, it's the perfect way to spoil a good walk!
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09/07/2005 04:34:57 AM
Gorgeous shot, stayed up on my screen the longest before I cast my vote :)

Congrats on the ribbon
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09/07/2005 04:27:43 AM
Beautiful picture, looks a bit like a Microsoft advertisement to me (?). Congratulations!
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09/07/2005 04:26:45 AM
I liked this when I first saw it. It made me want to go and run in the grass! Congratulations!

Edit: typo

Message edited by author 2005-09-07 04:27:06.
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09/07/2005 04:09:44 AM
well its about darn time you won a challenge!!!
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09/07/2005 03:56:04 AM
nice image.. very pleasing to the eye
I am at work now and this is like a window to freedom :)
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09/07/2005 03:52:05 AM
Lovely shot. Strong vibrant colours and interesting subject matter. Some areas of grass appear a little smudged (was this from cloning?). Some nice clouds to add interest to the sky without being distracting. Congrats on winning this challenge. >>well played for taking the shot despite the golfers threats<<
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09/07/2005 03:16:25 AM
I knew it!!!!! Woohoooooo!! Congrats Justin :))
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09/07/2005 03:07:04 AM
The photo says so much! And the explanation of the situation during shooting is hilarious, argghh what we photographers have to suffer LOL. Congratulations! Really a nice happy photo..
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09/07/2005 01:53:17 AM
About time! Had a feeling this would ribbon. Congrats!
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09/07/2005 01:44:55 AM
At last!!! You deserved a ribbon since long time ago!! Congratulations on your first blue. I really admire your work!!
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09/07/2005 01:10:19 AM
What a great shot! Congratulations on your first ribbon. I knew you had one coming soon--actually, many!
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09/07/2005 12:45:28 AM
Justin, Job well done! Congrats on the ribbon, You are very talented!! Keep up the excellant work!!
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09/07/2005 12:38:30 AM
Somehow I missed this one in the voting. Oh well not like you needed help winning. How anybody voted this a 1 is mindbogglingly.
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09/07/2005 12:29:19 AM
Great landscape, Great model, Great Shoes, Great Shot! I love it.
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09/07/2005 12:19:51 AM
Great shot. Congrats!
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09/07/2005 12:16:44 AM
Congratulations... :)
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09/07/2005 12:16:34 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved Blue! Fantastic Work!!
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09/07/2005 12:14:07 AM
Congrats on your ribbon ...this was my pick for the blue!
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09/07/2005 12:11:01 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a blue one at that, Justin! Great shot!
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09/07/2005 12:06:17 AM
Way to go Justin, beautiful shot. Best of the bunch.
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09/07/2005 12:05:15 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Beautiful shot!
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09/07/2005 12:05:14 AM
Great picture!!! Congratzes.

BTW, the best way to deal with golfers is to unplug their golf carts and break into a loose jog. Most golfers are anti-activity (which is the heart of the game), so won't be able to keep up.

Love the colors!
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09/07/2005 12:05:07 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Justin! WTG!!! Fantastic shot.
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09/07/2005 12:04:38 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I admire your work. Good shot!

-danny
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09/07/2005 12:03:53 AM
I knew you couldn't dodge the ribbons much longer... you're too darn good. Congratulations on your well-deserved blue with this perfectly executed concept!
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09/07/2005 12:03:07 AM
i knew you'd do it buddy
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09/07/2005 12:03:06 AM
great work!
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09/07/2005 12:02:45 AM
Great shot could of called it bearfoot in the park! Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/07/2005 12:02:05 AM
Congrats friend!!! Well deserved!
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09/07/2005 12:01:57 AM
Originally posted by rikki11:

Great imagination and color contrast here. My top pick for a ribbon... well aside from mine j/k :)


Damn I'm good at picking these things. And so are you. Great job!
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09/07/2005 12:01:55 AM
Congrats!!! This is a great shot, gave it an 8. Love the feeling in this.
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09/07/2005 12:01:47 AM
My 10, great job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 11:57:34 PM
Great imagination and color contrast here. My top pick for a ribbon... well aside from mine j/k :)
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09/06/2005 11:50:45 PM
What a beautiful shot. I love the colors, the composition, the sharpness, the hair flying in the wind... And also the title :) Well done and good luck! 10
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09/06/2005 08:54:47 PM
Talk about a great photograph!!! The whole concept, the action of the model and shoe placement is just perfect. My fav so far, good luck.
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09/06/2005 07:25:01 PM
The best entry I've seen so far! Should place in the top 10. Good luck!
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09/06/2005 12:57:21 PM
very cool concept.i love the color.cool shoes.i like how the model is in motion.awesome.it's a 10 from me.
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09/06/2005 03:20:18 AM
well done. all around nice shot.
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09/06/2005 12:01:25 AM
Nice shot, this is similar to the idea I tried to use for this challenge, except that yours came much more superior. Definetely a 10
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09/05/2005 11:37:48 PM
Finally, after what seems like 100 3's and 4's, a really good photo! Composition is excellent, you captured your model at a great moment, and the high saturation works welll with the simple scene. Would be a 10 if not for the artifact along the horizon (slightly excessive sharpening?), and the slightly funky sky (too much messing with curves?). 9
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09/05/2005 10:09:58 PM
Good lighting and color - can also identify with this!
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09/05/2005 09:56:47 PM
my two cents: wish the shoes were thrown down more carelessly. but still a beautiful photo. 10.
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09/05/2005 07:53:15 PM
Nice compostion and idea.
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09/05/2005 12:02:56 PM
Composition is great. This could make a good photo for advertisement use. Good job.
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09/05/2005 08:55:43 AM
Great mood, perspective and saturation. The elements on horizon to the right are a little distracting.
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09/05/2005 05:26:10 AM
there was another photo on the entry with similar idea, but using a beach instead. however, i liked this one better due to the colours and the movement on the model. a sense of freedom. a 10.
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09/04/2005 09:35:03 PM
haha that could be a shoe ad or something!
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09/04/2005 08:56:43 PM
Very crisp shot. Good original idea. I see this one placing in the top 10.
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09/04/2005 11:37:25 AM
Great shot. Fantastic focus and really, happy appealing colors. I think the border works well too. Great job.
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09/04/2005 09:23:31 AM
nice colours, nice composition.
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09/04/2005 04:45:38 AM
Very good shot!
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09/03/2005 10:44:40 PM
Another Iceland pic? This is a very well conceived shot. Love it. 10. I think this one will ribbon!
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09/03/2005 10:25:46 PM
Very professionally setup and executed. Nice shoe shadows on the fairway. The only thing that bothers me - it seems...hmmm...kind of stereotypical of the beautiful woman running up a hill - but it's still quite...pretty.
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09/03/2005 08:02:42 PM
Now that's a refreshing photograph! Love it!
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09/03/2005 09:03:10 AM
The colors are great. Love the contrast of the blue sky and green grass. Nice work! 9
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09/03/2005 03:37:49 AM
Wow! You know, I'm not a fan of just giving comments to say "I like it" but this is really fantastic. Everything is right. Welcome to my favorites. Good luck on your ribbon!
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09/02/2005 09:37:29 PM
I just viewed another shot taken at sunset at the beach and this photo is much better. Maybe its the sexy woman but this shot seems more precise and in focus . good job.

Message edited by author 2005-09-08 02:46:45.
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09/02/2005 07:14:11 PM
Nice shot. The lighting really helps to add to the concept of breaking free... I also really like the shadows of the clouds. I do wish it was more in focus, though. Also, I find the corner of the building rather distracting.
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09/02/2005 06:58:48 PM
(personal note)Golf course greens are a great backdrop for a photo(/personal note).
I like the greath depth, the composition, the tonal range and what especially works here, the true colors. There's also this fictional (male thing?) line between the shoes and the girl. Like "Hey where did that chick go!? O there she is!"
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09/02/2005 02:22:15 PM
Clever!
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09/02/2005 11:25:34 AM
nice dov, nicely lighted, like it
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09/01/2005 08:19:50 PM
This photo to me stands way above the rest. The colors, placement of the shoes and girl in the frame is great. The only thing I can complain about is the sky could be a little more blue, but don't pay attention to that. Best of Luck, I really hope you win this thing. My only 10 in this challenge.

John
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09/01/2005 07:32:49 PM
intresting
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09/01/2005 07:26:31 PM
Wonderfully done!!!! 10
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09/01/2005 06:53:30 PM
Great composition, and lighting. Would have liked to see the shoes a bit sharper
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09/01/2005 06:38:58 PM
i really like this photo. cool shadows made from the shoes, i like how you can see the grass in so much detail. i love how the girl is running away yet she is in focus. very cool shot.
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09/01/2005 05:00:09 PM
Like the creation of an image that represents a moment in time, a mini-story in her day/ life. It conveys universal longings, universal emotions, universal solutions. Lovely colours in grass and sky, beautifully exposed, nicely composed. Excellent!
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09/01/2005 03:53:34 PM
My top pick of the challenge. For me this definitely stands out as clearly the best of the entire bunch. Well done with this great capture.
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09/01/2005 11:13:41 AM
nice color, though the grass is a little too bright. You caught something at right side of the horizon that doesn't really fit. Just a note.
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09/01/2005 10:58:21 AM
very good shot...very much stock photography like!
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09/01/2005 08:56:41 AM
amazing frame, wooow, amazing lighting, i like it
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09/01/2005 01:12:21 AM
this is my pick for blue, i love this image, very care-free
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09/01/2005 12:22:35 AM
The grass is almost too perfect. Very bright, happy picture, very close to corny-ness. But I like it nonetheless. If only the shoes didn't look so clunky.
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08/31/2005 10:13:23 PM
Lovely
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08/31/2005 10:02:59 PM
Tralalallalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala shoes.
your on a golf course.........it would be the best with just the high heals n the grass and maybe her shadow,,,,too much open space yo
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08/31/2005 08:43:48 PM
Lol, happy aren't we? Nice placement.
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08/31/2005 05:22:39 PM
This is the last known shot of my caddy ....
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08/31/2005 05:06:17 PM
Awesome shot. Great composition and the colours here are great, they really leap out at you. 9/10
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08/31/2005 03:35:07 PM
Nice idea, love the composition. Too bad this is a basic editing challenge as I bet you would have darkened the sky if you had the chance, I know I would as it´s the low point of the shot IMHO. 7 from me.
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08/31/2005 03:24:27 PM
great picutre!!!!if anyone gives u a bad comment u have them talk to me!!!
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08/31/2005 01:38:33 PM
This is my favorite photo. It evokes feeling from the viewer. Great Job.
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08/31/2005 01:14:26 PM
awesome. the only 10 in this challenge.
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08/31/2005 12:25:48 PM
Really like the composition of this picture. Would love to be the woman in the shot! Another one of my favorites for this challenge.
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08/31/2005 08:12:41 AM
Neat. Something seems to be missing but I dont know what. Maybe shallow DoF would help or any other angle for shoes ... maybe.8.
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08/31/2005 06:33:48 AM
I like this. It's much brighter than most of the photos submitted for this contest.
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08/31/2005 04:42:47 AM
fantastic image, just feel the sky could do with a touch more saturation/darkness, just seems to distract my eye a bit - you deserve a ribbon, great shot - 10
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08/31/2005 01:34:51 AM
Gorgeous shot!! A refreshing view to all the boring shoe shots! 9
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08/31/2005 12:54:55 AM
this looks like an arnit. a top shot.
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08/31/2005 12:45:52 AM
Love it. Perfect 10! Hands down my favorite in this challenge.
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08/31/2005 12:41:54 AM
love the green grass...you must be on a golf course!
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08/31/2005 12:25:49 AM
golf course?
the best i've seen yet
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