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INSOLENCE   [ Andrzej Dragan]
1st PlaceINSOLENCE [ Andrzej Dragan]
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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Kloof
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2006

No idea if i even got close.
[looks like i did] thank you!

Insight:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.4609
Avg (commenters): 8.9474
Avg (participants): 7.2564
Avg (non-participants): 7.5506
Views since voting: 22921
Views during voting: 501
Votes: 256
Comments: 101
Favorites: 69 (view)


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10/24/2007 06:14:43 PM
How the heck did you edit this?!
03/09/2007 10:56:27 AM
Originally posted by lantaga:

This is beautiful photo, everything is perfect, and the photographer definitely deserved to win the blue ribbon.

I do have some questions though, why would ANYONE give this photo a vote of less than than a 6? I understand that the voting is subjective, but there is no way anyone would think this is a below average photo, yet 39 or about 15% of the voters thought it was below average. It would appear that some people give those photographs who they view as competition, a low score to improve their ranking in the contest. I am new here, but is this common?


This is a great photo but some low marks may reflect the voter's view of how close it resembles Andrzej Dragan's work (which are very dramatic and amazing considering that by trade he is a professor with a PhD in quantum physics). Btw, I did not vote in this challenge (I wasn't a member yet) so it wasn't me with the low marks, I would've given it a 10.
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01/10/2007 01:36:26 AM
Wow, I feel like this person is very powerful and I am cowering under his gaze. An amazing and evocative capture. Deserves a 20.
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01/09/2007 02:39:30 PM
This is beautiful photo, everything is perfect, and the photographer definitely deserved to win the blue ribbon.

I do have some questions though, why would ANYONE give this photo a vote of less than than a 6? I understand that the voting is subjective, but there is no way anyone would think this is a below average photo, yet 39 or about 15% of the voters thought it was below average. It would appear that some people give those photographs who they view as competition, a low score to improve their ranking in the contest. I am new here, but is this common?

Message edited by author 2007-01-09 14:44:37.
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07/31/2006 05:53:35 PM
Originally posted by BradP:

Geez she's on a roll!
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', '/') + 1) . ' - this was superb!


Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', '/') + 1) . ' - this was superb!
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' now - this was and still is superb!
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06/25/2006 03:53:49 PM
I would say ya hit in right on the head gal! Great job!!!
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05/11/2006 07:17:30 PM
great job... i saw it, and before i read the title, i recognixed the style. Andrzej Dragan is my formost portraiture idol. GREAT job!!!!
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04/25/2006 02:11:12 PM
I just love it, 10 for me
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04/12/2006 07:30:25 AM
Wonderful color! I like this photo very much!

Thanks for sharing!
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02/13/2006 05:18:54 PM
Great!
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02/09/2006 10:45:37 AM
Unique! Many, many congrats! :)
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02/07/2006 06:48:44 PM
Another great shot! Congratulations
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02/07/2006 02:05:55 PM
Oh man, you did a great job with this tribute! Awesome ;)
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02/07/2006 01:17:45 PM
Beautiful
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02/05/2006 07:00:35 AM
Congratulations
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02/04/2006 01:53:52 AM

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[the original never came from this one btw] i did some individual close ups as well.

Message edited by author 2006-02-04 07:36:58.
02/04/2006 01:28:48 AM
great eyes..processing works in that it intensifies his expression...

Message edited by author 2006-02-04 09:29:44.
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02/03/2006 12:54:33 AM
suuuuperb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!
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02/03/2006 12:35:17 AM
Shocking!!!!! Beautiful shot!
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02/02/2006 08:21:36 PM
Your portraiture is amazing---perfect---intense---meaningful---to the soul---you capture humility better than anyone on this site!!
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02/02/2006 11:26:28 AM
Lesley, congratulations!
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02/02/2006 01:02:55 AM
This really stood out to me during voting... I'm glad the voters agreed :) Congratulations on your excellent placement, Lesley.
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02/01/2006 09:57:08 PM
This kicks ass.
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02/01/2006 08:07:18 PM
Congrats on the ribbon and an awsome image.
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02/01/2006 06:02:26 PM
I thought that this was your work! Congraatulations!
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02/01/2006 03:52:22 PM
brilliant work, as always! congrats on another ribbon! *hug*
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02/01/2006 02:51:33 PM
What impressive post-work and a terrific tribute!
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02/01/2006 01:44:55 PM
Congrats Leslie... beautiful tribute with such an intense photo...I love everything about it.. well deserved ribbon :)
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02/01/2006 12:43:31 PM
Congratulations Goodman! Awesome, Draganized completely :)
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02/01/2006 12:31:07 PM
Congratulations - fine, fine work, wow... perfect.
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02/01/2006 09:13:31 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon! This is a fantastic shot & a beautiful treatment. Great work!
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02/01/2006 09:12:55 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. This is impressive work!
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02/01/2006 08:41:24 AM
Fantastic photo, congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/01/2006 08:39:38 AM
You're getting good at this game aren't you!
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02/01/2006 07:53:41 AM
Congrats, this is an amazing Pic Well done!!!

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02/01/2006 07:45:40 AM
hey cuz, give a chap a chance man, what you're doing? Congratulations!!!! So proud of you!
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02/01/2006 07:43:23 AM
It's always a pleasure to see your work, congratulations on your ribbon :-) Fantastic entry.
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02/01/2006 07:30:28 AM
Lesley, your work has such a beautiful signature to it. Congrats on your Red on another amazing image.
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02/01/2006 06:41:48 AM
I thought this was you and I was sure this great composition would give you a ribbon. Congrats, Lesley.
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02/01/2006 06:27:27 AM
i love how u always got this intense contact with your 'models'
so it seems.
U great!
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02/01/2006 03:47:19 AM
This is fantastic. Love the pose and the sharpness of it!
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02/01/2006 02:56:14 AM
you see?...i told u..:P
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02/01/2006 02:37:56 AM
This was one of my favourites for this challenge...I am pleased to see it ribbon. Congratulations.
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02/01/2006 02:35:09 AM
Leslie congrats! This one was of my faves of the challenge. His eyes are just so powerful ;) Great job! I barely topped you too. Great job!
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02/01/2006 02:05:11 AM
You accomplished it! Great job and congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/01/2006 01:54:12 AM
AMAZING. I really like this. No words to explain why.

Manny
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02/01/2006 01:48:53 AM
Another wonderful shot! Congratulations Leslie!
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02/01/2006 01:09:16 AM
Congratulations. A well-deserved win.
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02/01/2006 01:00:04 AM
I think Mr. Dragan would be proud of this! Congratulations!
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02/01/2006 12:55:10 AM
Very, very, good! Congrats on another ribbon, Leslie!
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02/01/2006 12:53:08 AM
Four 1's?? ...FOUR ONES?? Bring out the torch!

Congrats, Leslie - well done!
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02/01/2006 12:52:07 AM
another ribbon, you are really adding them up!! Another great shot that makes me long for africa
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02/01/2006 12:51:00 AM
very good. congratulations
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02/01/2006 12:49:47 AM
Lesley. . you are my hero.. .can I be like you when I grow up :)
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02/01/2006 12:48:20 AM
Yeah looks close enough. Congrats!
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02/01/2006 12:39:55 AM
I think you got close :)
Wonderful Photo, really stunning~
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02/01/2006 12:38:18 AM
Leslie again and with such flair. When I saw this image I suspected it was yours. What a wonder! Congratulations on your RED!
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02/01/2006 12:37:02 AM
Man you're giving me a damn complex.

ROCK ON, SISTER!!!!!
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02/01/2006 12:24:59 AM
Geez she's on a roll!
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', '/') + 1) . ' - this was superb!

Message edited by author 2006-07-31 17:52:45.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:22:47 PM
Has to be Lesley Goodman ??? It has to be because I fell in love with this picture the minute I saw it. Another one straight to my favorites folder! And probably another ribbon! I hope so! 10
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01/31/2006 11:08:52 PM
Great job emulating Dragans edgy style. Bumping up.
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01/31/2006 04:37:34 PM
Great photo. My only ten for this challenge.
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01/31/2006 03:01:32 PM
Man oh man did you nail his style.
This is a stunning example of his portraiture.
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01/31/2006 02:36:46 PM
The lighting is great. And so is his expression.
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01/30/2006 08:57:30 PM
Stunning image! Great job ;)
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01/30/2006 05:26:22 PM
Without a doubt, best in challenge... congrats on capturing a very powerful and beautiful imge... :)
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01/30/2006 04:09:44 PM
Great expression, range of colors and textures all contribute to a great look and feel. Love it.
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01/30/2006 09:04:10 AM
Fantastic !!!! This one deserves the blue imo.
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01/29/2006 07:43:18 PM
Very soulful. A beautiful capture.
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01/29/2006 06:44:37 PM
Intense portrait! The tones and textures are exceptional! 10! :)
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01/29/2006 03:48:02 PM
Now this is the Dragan effect that he is very well known for. Congartulations on effectively being inspired by Andrzej. In my faves.

Edit to add: I believe is Leslie's image! Great job Les!
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01/29/2006 07:40:00 AM
Amazing portrait here, so powerful and strong.....
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01/29/2006 07:24:00 AM
wow wow wow. Love this. The sharpness the texture the pose. Wonderful post processing too! (10)
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01/29/2006 06:46:06 AM
Stunning. 10 + Favourite.
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01/28/2006 11:20:45 PM
I wish I could give this more than a 10. It is fantastic.
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01/27/2006 11:14:30 PM
Beautiful job, lovely warm tones in his face. and perfect title!
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01/27/2006 05:38:15 PM
Excellent. 10
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01/27/2006 04:58:05 PM
Top shot
10 from me
this is my tip for the top

Kev
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01/27/2006 04:10:13 PM
wow! stunning eyes!
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01/27/2006 12:54:47 PM
a top three for me
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01/27/2006 11:39:30 AM
By far, the best Dragan tribute. Really outstanding portrait and editing.
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01/27/2006 10:57:43 AM
Wow! Amazing portrait. I love the technique used to achieve the effect. Lots of detail and very muted color. Love the eyes.
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01/26/2006 10:43:30 PM
wow great shot makes me want to go look at Dragan's work.
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01/26/2006 03:59:48 PM
wow! i like what you did here. please teach me this process ;) 9
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01/26/2006 09:29:21 AM
Strong tones and highlights. The detail in the face is very good and really draws you in. Well done!
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01/26/2006 07:56:38 AM
Thanks for introducing me to an unbelievable portrait photographer. Amazing images.....I looked at his website because I found your image very striking. 10.
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01/26/2006 05:49:33 AM
This is a very good picture. I must think it comes from Africa, a wonderful country I visited twice. The processing is really great.
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01/26/2006 05:20:49 AM
Stunning!
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01/25/2006 09:15:09 PM
A haunting image with great subject and luring colors. Bumping up.
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01/25/2006 07:30:25 PM
really well done. I don't see a thing to even nitpick about. this is very, very nice.
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01/25/2006 01:53:36 PM
This is so intense, and wonderfully done. I love the colour and the tone and the straightforward look from the model. Wonderful.
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01/25/2006 10:18:49 AM
Are you by any chance Andrzej himself? :-) 10
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01/25/2006 10:11:31 AM
i see how it is...that little prick lawrence's opinion means more than mine now, huh?
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01/25/2006 09:54:59 AM
wow, wow, totaly good
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01/25/2006 09:02:59 AM
Absolutely stunning. The lighting on his nose in combination with the fur hat. But you know what really does it for me? The teal green shirt. Something about it's color value that just sets it off! WOW - 10
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01/25/2006 08:42:11 AM
Yup. Another Ribbon! I just don't seem to be exposed to enough interesting people. This guy is perfect for this challenge. I love the hat and the shirt color variations are very interesting.

Good one!
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01/25/2006 08:32:54 AM
Fantastic.
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01/25/2006 07:41:05 AM
i can only guess who's shot this is...but judging from the reflections of kwazulu natal in his eyes...it can only be one person...can you see the ribbon round his neck?...i can..10
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01/25/2006 04:13:41 AM
Stunning portrait, Early Ribbon pic and my first 10
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01/25/2006 02:13:38 AM
Lesley, I'm giving you a one, and the finger.
muwahahahaha.
Just kidding.
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01/25/2006 12:57:22 AM
There's something about this picture that makes it look so good. I don't know what it is but I love it! 9
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