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Every day above ground is a good day.
Every day above ground is a good day.
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Challenge: PEAS! (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: wyebank
Date: Aug 11, 2006
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2006


got the title from a line from the movie "scarface"

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.7675
Avg (commenters): 7.8636
Avg (participants): 6.5946
Avg (non-participants): 6.8506
Views since voting: 2487
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 228
Comments: 36
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/30/2007 10:04:06 AM
Really good shot. A face full of character, that has been really well captured.
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08/25/2006 10:32:24 PM
This is great Leslie. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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08/23/2006 08:35:17 PM
i love this pic... would make a great print... hint hint ;-)
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08/23/2006 07:49:17 PM
Wonderful picture. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/23/2006 12:26:09 AM
great picture. wow that pea really stood out in a nice way.
I like the desat, and hey, congrats on the 5th!
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08/22/2006 04:44:54 PM
Considering how bad selective desats do on this site, this was really done well and worthy of top 5.
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/ribbig5.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/ribbig5.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Place Honorable Mention!

Message edited by author 2006-08-22 16:45:05.
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08/22/2006 04:39:41 PM
Nice picture Les. Congrats on top ten.
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08/22/2006 09:03:49 AM
Congrats on a top 5 finish. This shot, as well as all your other shots, have such a quality look to them. Not sure if its the detail, or the lighting or the composition, or all of the above. Whatever it is, you have it mastered. Do you offer lessons ;-)?
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08/22/2006 07:30:34 AM
Oh Lesley, this is awesome! The title fits so perfectly, and it has your wonderful signature style. I agree, should have ribboned, but 5th place sure isn't bad either, and neither is a 6.768 score :)

Congratulations!
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08/22/2006 06:45:21 AM
You wuz robbed! 5th place is still pretty sweet (and nothing against the ribbon winners) but this should have a pretty little ribbon by it for sure. Great work (as always). Not sure what world the 1s, 2s and 3s are living in.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2006 07:06:55 PM
Great use of selective desat. Wonderful clarity and sharpness. Great face. I would expect this to be Goodman as it is Goodman quality. Excellent work. Bumping up 2 and is my top pick for the challenge. Back one last time. I think I have been stingy with my tens lately so here is to breaking that habit. Bumping up til I can bump up no further and adding to my favs. If this doesnt take first place then I will be stymied.
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08/21/2006 05:51:15 AM
Desat works really well here! Great character.
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08/20/2006 06:55:03 PM
Good job, great portrait and selective desat!
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08/20/2006 05:20:54 PM
Great picture. Love the desat and the placement of the pod (rule of thirds). Very well done.
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08/20/2006 01:04:17 PM
Well done! I like this very much.
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08/20/2006 07:43:53 AM
Excellent, one of the better ones in this challenge.....
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08/19/2006 02:44:05 PM
Fantastic image!m 10!
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08/18/2006 07:30:55 PM
This desat actually works well...love this image..
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08/18/2006 10:23:35 AM
Good detail and a perfect image for selective desat. Nice placement of primary subjects in the framing of your image as well. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/17/2006 11:13:37 PM
very nice tone...very very sharp...gj...gl 10
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08/16/2006 11:37:00 PM
Effective!
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08/16/2006 04:00:18 PM
I don't really like the hand position, but something keeps drawing me to this shot. I do like the selective desat. 9
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08/16/2006 12:39:17 PM
Very nice, black & white with the green.
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08/15/2006 09:04:15 PM
The interpretation is known by the artist, but not clear to the observer. My wife gave this a 10. My interpratation is a slam against the man. A day below ground is a good day for a pea which is a seed.
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08/15/2006 03:42:11 PM
I personally like selective desat and I think it works well here. You did a nice job in getting contast in the black and white parts. Nice take on the challenge. My only concern is that while a nice photo the peas are not the subject and would be lost without the selective desat.
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08/15/2006 03:28:49 PM
Selective desaturation is a technique that I think is hugely overused so it's refreshing to see an example where it's used not for the sake of it but because it truly adds something to the image. I love the black and white for the man himself - it really brings out the wonderful texture of his skin and the expression on his face. The bright green for the pea pod helps it to stand out against his skin and ensures we can really see what it is. Even though it's the only thing in colour the focal point is still on the model's eyes which I think is testament to how strong the portrait of him is.
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08/15/2006 12:21:17 PM
Excellent! Great contrast and very nice use of selective desat.
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08/15/2006 11:14:24 AM
good one !
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08/15/2006 11:07:36 AM
cool portrait, Goodman perhaps? Th epea angle is pretty subtle, not sure if the selective desat makes it better. I like the shot though
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08/15/2006 10:45:46 AM
its a fantastic portrait, but the pea pod looks like it was added in later in photoshop, I'm not saying it actually was, just that it looks artificial in the shot, probably due to leaving the pod in colour after, converting the guy to mono. In terms of this challenge I'm not sure, but as I said firstly, as a portrait this is outstanding
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08/15/2006 09:35:20 AM
Something about this picture that I really, really like. It seems so "earthy," so real. The more I look at it, the more I like it.
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08/15/2006 08:27:23 AM
I don't like the big white frame but I love the rest of the picture.
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08/15/2006 04:42:17 AM
nice
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08/15/2006 03:58:51 AM
great as a selective desat...awesome image...good luck, one of the best so far...9
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08/15/2006 12:44:28 AM
Looks like a Lesley Goodman shot! Great expression and use of selective desat!
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08/15/2006 12:41:56 AM
That punch of green is awesome. Great image. Love the detail. Lighting is perfect. What a neat title. ;~D
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