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We're Not In Kansas Anymore
We're Not In Kansas Anymore
mesmeraj


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Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G6
Location: artroom
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Aperture: f2.0
ISO: -
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2005

just levels and curves and a crop
anyone recognise the shoes from the last open challenge? Because that correctly depicts how i would be 90% of the time if i had to walk in these things lol.

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post challenge comment

Well i wanted to prove to myself that i can shoot to please the general public also. 4th is good enough fo me.

Now before you call me a sell out - heres the story. i was actually wearing this get up for the milk challenge (shout out to Caine for recognising the shoes!) but i changed outfits and the "housewife in white hose" looked better than the "angsty teenager" look in the end.
Anyways, i walked by the mirror i have on the floor and had a little giggle at the shoe/hose combo, so i did what my friends and i always do when were in a good mood - a little kick of the leg as i walked out of the room (and view of the mirror). For a spilt second i saw the perfect image to end my LINMU project on. A couple of housrs later i sat down to Open Challenge: Shoes and thought well i'm, just gonna have to take that picture early. And WhamBamThankYouMa'am you have it.
So even though i did go for the comercial white background - it is still very much me!

Now - back to your regular programming.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 465
Avg (all users): 6.9938
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.7857
Avg (non-participants): 7.1867
Views since voting: 3631
Views during voting: 571
Votes: 320
Comments: 58
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/11/2006 05:16:03 PM
I love this image! great shot. and i love those shoes.
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09/10/2005 05:35:33 AM
over-saturated reds turn purple - it's a shame, might have placed higher otherwise :-) good effot :)
09/08/2005 09:47:49 PM
Hey Elli: This image captured my fancy at once. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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09/08/2005 08:24:35 PM
Huge Huge congrats on the 4th place! Its long past due for you. awesome photo superb job! :o) Im so happy for you....gotta go out to dinner with me to celebrate! call me call me :o)
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09/08/2005 03:57:00 PM
Great entry for this challenge. Although the stark white background is too standard for such a great photo. I've taken a look at your portfolio and you have some great work and some things that make me laugh out loud (like the 1983 photo). Congratulations.
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09/07/2005 03:36:37 PM
one of my 10s. congrats on your high score!
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09/07/2005 08:15:46 AM
WOAH! 4th place!! Amazing. Congrats!! What an achievement with so many entries!
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09/07/2005 08:14:00 AM
Congrats on the great shot, mesmeraj. Even if you find it distasteful to be so in the box, it's still a great shot, got a 10 from my general public vote. You're one of the best creative minds on DPC, IMO, and that's saying a lot. I don't think 4th place is good enough for you, I think you should sell out until you get a Blue, which you're certainly capable & deserving of. I love your imagination & the way you capture it in pixels. I'd sell my soul for a ribbon. Bravo to you, you sell out! ;-)
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09/07/2005 06:29:33 AM
This was my personal fave and my pick for the blue. :)
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09/07/2005 12:23:12 AM
Awesome shot Mesmeraj! Way to go, congrats :-)
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09/07/2005 12:17:54 AM
Congrats! Great shot.
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09/07/2005 12:13:37 AM
Great shot - many congratulations on 4th!
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09/07/2005 12:07:38 AM
EXCELLENT! Congrats on 4th and a new PB! WTG!
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09/07/2005 12:04:46 AM
Woohoo! You go girl! Damn I am impressed. Congrats on your 4th place :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 11:59:02 PM
angles work together very well.
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09/06/2005 11:55:41 PM
Great highkey shot! I love the contrast in colors!
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09/06/2005 11:33:35 PM
Great shot and idea for this challenge. I gave you my highest, 10. Wonderful job!
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09/06/2005 09:39:03 PM
Strong visual appeal. 8
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09/06/2005 06:23:13 PM
Great colors and crop... well done
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09/06/2005 09:21:05 AM
very bright. I like the high contrast
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09/06/2005 02:45:33 AM
Funny, this is the title my sister wanted me to use, but i was afraid not enough people would get it. This photo reminds me of the legs on the witch from the movie "Wizard of Oz. Is this what you were going for? One more thing, i think the shoes should be stepping into the frame instead of out of the frame.
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09/05/2005 11:38:47 PM
Nice
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09/05/2005 11:20:01 PM
Good commercial photograph!
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09/05/2005 10:31:04 PM
Fun. Nice shot, not too busy. I wish there wasn't any glare on the shoes though... it makes it a bit hard on the eyes when paired with all that white.
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09/05/2005 08:38:35 PM
Loving it.
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09/05/2005 08:02:25 PM
I love this! Well done. It's a very fun image. Good luck!
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09/05/2005 07:55:26 PM
I really like this
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09/05/2005 07:38:11 PM
Fun image. Like the red shoes against the the black and white tights. It adds a lot punch and drama. Could be an advertisement.
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09/05/2005 04:09:10 PM
this is just great!!!!
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09/05/2005 12:09:58 PM
Ewww get out of the 80's
09/04/2005 10:11:56 PM
Well done mesmeraj, another excellent shot with those red shoes. Excellent use of negative space to accentuate the pose, and it (the pose) creates a very elegant shape too. Brillant illustration of the idiom "less is more". The stark white also adds to the dream-like effect you would associate with a fantastical story like wizard of oz.
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09/04/2005 10:04:15 PM
I ike the use of negative space on the right, this is an advertisement ready shot - good job. 8.
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09/04/2005 11:49:08 AM
GREAT shot! Perfect composition/crop and I like the border. The colors are great too. The only very slight criticism is the lighting here. It doesn't seem quite right for the high key feel this image has - too dark in the shadows and too light in the highlights (make sense?). Granted, that is small potatos compared to the overall impression of the shot - it's really a great capture!
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09/03/2005 09:49:22 PM
This is funk, I really love the composition, great white ligtning too! Love it
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09/02/2005 04:45:38 PM
Cute idea, nice coloring on the white background
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09/02/2005 12:09:39 PM
bit too much reflection from the shoes imo
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09/01/2005 11:38:25 PM
Clear, crips & eye catching image.
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09/01/2005 11:09:46 PM
Very nice.
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09/01/2005 08:50:30 PM
Love It
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09/01/2005 08:22:43 PM
Wonderfully whimsical
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09/01/2005 06:40:22 PM
awsome! that's a heck of a white background!
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09/01/2005 06:19:38 PM
i love it! great colors to make the shoes stand out. i love the simplicity and quirkiness of it. good luck-10
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09/01/2005 01:18:19 PM
Love the name !
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09/01/2005 11:03:31 AM
Nice lighting, color. The model did a great job of portraying the additude, and the name is brilliant.
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09/01/2005 09:52:58 AM
Great color combination and good use of framing.. 8
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09/01/2005 03:43:18 AM
i like this high contrast shot, imho should be at top ten, 8 for me
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09/01/2005 12:59:11 AM
nice 7
08/31/2005 11:53:25 PM
Great photo. The colors are bright, and since there is only white, black, and magenta in this picture the shoes really jumped out at me. It's simple, interesting, and original. Nicely done.
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08/31/2005 06:07:33 PM
Cool! Nice use of negative space! Minor hot spots.
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08/31/2005 05:01:48 PM
Awsome shot, really love the colour and composition here.
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08/31/2005 02:53:26 PM
great colours,composition...I'd buy them.
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08/31/2005 11:04:19 AM
amazing one, one of the best, i really like it, amazing
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08/31/2005 10:36:07 AM
I love it!!! IMO a solid 10!
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08/31/2005 06:52:02 AM
Bit modern looking for the ruby slippers but a great shot none-the-less!
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08/31/2005 06:06:55 AM
nice use of negative space and god color too
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08/31/2005 01:29:31 AM
Thats a winner from what I have seen! Great job 10
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08/31/2005 12:43:04 AM
whur are we again? love these
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08/31/2005 12:25:20 AM
Great high contrast and color. Love the stockings with the hot pink shoes. Great title.
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