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Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Livingroom
Date: Oct 10, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2005

I had this idea, and it actually turned out pretty close to the vision I started with. It seems some folks didn't pick up on the personification aspect, but considering the conflicts of interpretation for this challenge (what else is new), I'm happy that so many DID get it.

Very little processing done. Slight bump in levels. Crop, resize. That's it. The leaves were held by clamps into place. Lighting is one large spotlight type flashlight used for backlighting. Water drops are actually corn syrup.

Thanks for the nice comments :)

I'm working on an inspirational/Scriptural print using this image. The idea is here:


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Statistics
Place: 12 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.2812
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 5.6374
Avg (non-participants): 6.5787
Views since voting: 2157
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 288
Comments: 45
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/30/2008 07:26:23 PM
ah beautiful. great color and texture in both leaves, i love the sparkle in the water drop too
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08/17/2007 09:08:28 PM
I remember this from the challenge. It was an awesome fit to the challenge and the technicals are great. Now that I've come back to it I'm adding it to my favorites.
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03/30/2007 03:43:30 PM
I didn't vote on this challenge, but would have scored this highly. I can immediately see the personification. The plain black background helps to not steal attention away from the subjects of this image. The catch light on the falling tear drop just completes it.
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01/24/2007 11:09:09 PM
Adding this to favs. It has alot of emotional appeal. Amazing execution.
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11/25/2006 10:22:06 PM
Just want to say thanks to those who have left such great comments on this and on the companion "print" file and poster. I really liked this shot and I'm so pleased that it has communicated it's intended message to so many viewers. That's very satisfying to me...so thank you very much for taking a few minutes of your time to leave a comment. :)
11/18/2006 12:31:06 AM
WOW! What an image. From concept to execution. Had I been around, this would've been a 9 or 10. I get the personification completely, and the "tear" just completes it.
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11/04/2006 04:54:23 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous....I am currently employed as a nurse practitioner for an oncology clinic and would love to purchase a copy of this print to hang in our counseling room, where could I get the info to do that? Thanks!!!!
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08/26/2006 12:52:17 AM
Wow. What an incredibly powerful image. I think I empathize more with creatures and things than I do with people sometimes - this is simply wonderful.
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11/15/2005 11:00:05 PM
A beautiful job on this, Judy. Congratulations on your high finish.
I love the lighting.
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10/29/2005 08:27:50 PM
WOW! That's so beautfiul! I love this one, didn't get a chance to vote but this would definatly gotten pretty darn high from me. That is true beauty.
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10/27/2005 02:46:15 PM
This is especially nice. The light through the leaves is illuminating and well executed. Your title serves to really set it off! Excellent.
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10/21/2005 12:27:09 PM
What a great idea. Loves the colours and composition!

great work!
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10/20/2005 09:33:10 PM
A lovely composition with beautiful colors. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/19/2005 02:34:08 PM
this is a winner in my books. very strong message that fits the challenge well.
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10/19/2005 11:38:32 AM
Great job Judy! COngrats on a great shot, finish & score! :-)
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10/19/2005 12:14:07 AM
Congrats on a great solid finish Judy :-)
I didn't vote on this challenge, but I would have scored this very highly. A very creative, very emotive, visually stunning image. I like it very much. Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 11:54:24 PM
For me, the best of the challenge!
I hope it does very, very well....
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10/18/2005 05:29:50 PM
Very nice colors with nice light. And then the drop! Well done
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10/18/2005 02:29:46 PM
Terrific interpretation of the theme and a darn good photograph also!
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10/18/2005 01:48:42 PM
Simple, powerful, well photographed~
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10/18/2005 11:18:34 AM
Extremely emotional. Good use of black. The veins give age. The photograph brings forth
various feelings. Sometimes when I look at it I feel compassion and understanding and then
again dreadful sadness. 9
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10/17/2005 07:16:47 PM
Excellent Contrast. Love it!
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10/16/2005 01:23:24 PM
2nd look - Great idea, expressed really well. Bumped up to a 9
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10/15/2005 10:52:50 PM
Looks great...Good job..!!
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10/15/2005 11:26:11 AM
Looks great and speaks clearly if melancholic. well done!
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10/15/2005 10:30:04 AM
Excellent lighting and composition. Refreshing change from most of the entries who sooo didn't get this challenge.
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10/15/2005 08:02:34 AM
Very nice! Amazing what a good photographer can do with a couple of leaves. Well done!
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10/15/2005 01:54:00 AM
Very creative. Good job.
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10/14/2005 09:39:35 PM
Great shot. Good use of colour and composition and the tear drops top it of!
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10/14/2005 02:59:57 PM
I don't like when there is 60% of the photo completely blank (combined with not so good composition).
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10/14/2005 08:49:44 AM
The colors and the lighting make this image. There's a sensualness about it. Very well done. 8 - good luck in the challenge!
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10/13/2005 10:31:51 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the theme and it's right on topic for this challenge. The water tear tops it off. Congratulations
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10/13/2005 06:51:48 PM
I like the technicals. Good exposure. I think the personification is nice as well. Without a face even...7
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10/13/2005 03:49:34 PM
lighting is very nice. the idea is strong. I wish the drip were a bit sharper.
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10/13/2005 02:51:34 PM
wonderful leaves, but not sure what I need to see, for points
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10/13/2005 12:15:29 PM
Well composed. Nice lighting to bring out the complimentery color and contrast.
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10/13/2005 12:08:12 AM
So sad :( I like it!
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10/12/2005 09:24:51 PM
very very very cool concept!! 10!
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10/12/2005 12:30:13 PM
Beautiful photo but the personification doesn't come across very well.
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10/12/2005 12:00:49 PM
without title, would not have got it
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10/12/2005 10:51:15 AM
Would have worked in the minimalist contest too.
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10/12/2005 10:35:12 AM
Very nice
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10/12/2005 09:41:25 AM
Love the sentiment. The green one seems slightly out of focus, as does the drop. The negative space is well used and I like the dead and living leaf. Clever take, but I wish it was tack sharp. 7
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10/12/2005 07:15:45 AM
Wow, a really creative interpretation of the challenge. Beautiful, well taken. Great light. I'm thankful that someone could get past the obvious.
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10/12/2005 01:21:13 AM
very nice, very clever idea, and in a weird way it almost makes me sad... hah, 9
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