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Hats off to Bob
Hats off to Bob
jrtodd


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Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Archs national Park
Date: Aug 13, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Landscape, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2006

Yes, I named my camera, and his name is Bob.

Here are a few of my outtakes, the idea was inspired by some of Ansel Adams self portraits

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.5581
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 6.2273
Avg (non-participants): 6.6719
Views since voting: 2547
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 258
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/24/2006 05:16:41 PM
Lovely picture. Congrats on your top ten finish.
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08/24/2006 01:08:25 AM
Outstanding study. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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08/23/2006 10:04:58 AM
Congrats I thought this suited the challenge and gave it an 8. Way to go.
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08/23/2006 08:25:55 AM
I call my camera "My Baby." My kids, 5 and 8, call it "Daddy's Baby."

A couple of weekends ago we were visiting friends, who have a small child. We spent the day at the beach & I put my camera bag on a beach chair next to me. Their child wanted to open my camera bag. I told him "No, my baby is in there, be careful." Of course my children chimed in, "YES, BE VERY CAREFUL AROUND DADDY'S BABY! DON'T HURT DADDY'S BABY!"

The child was intrigued that I kept a baby in such a small bag. :-D
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08/23/2006 08:14:34 AM
Hi John,

Ha! I knew it was you! And Bob too...congrats on the high finish!
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08/23/2006 02:38:09 AM
One shot that really stood out. Good thinking and nicely done.
Expected it to do even better in the challenge.
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08/23/2006 01:26:56 AM
John, this should have ribboned in my book...what an image...and what a great backdrop! Creative! Well done man
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08/23/2006 01:01:04 AM
One of my favorites to win, but we did have some really "excellent" images in this challenge and only three can get a ribbon.
I really did love this shot, as it is just AWESOME.....

Again I can't believe the number of "low" score given to so many great entries in this challenge.....

Message edited by author 2006-08-23 08:16:21.
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08/23/2006 12:35:22 AM
Congrats John! This is freaking AWESOME!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2006 11:12:00 PM
Nice use of a silhouette. Well done.
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08/22/2006 02:14:51 PM
I think this is a bit of a stretch as the challenge is stated. The camera and its shadow are not the same thing. So, I can't give you more than a 5 for an outstanding pic.
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08/22/2006 10:27:24 AM
Unique idea. Beautiful colors.
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08/22/2006 10:06:15 AM
With the challenge aside, I love this shot: the detail, the colour, just wonderful. With the challenge in mind, you've included a simple shadow, quite elongated by the setting/rising sun (different), which doesn't seem out of place in this gorgeous scenic. Definitely bumping up!
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08/21/2006 07:51:07 AM
Yes, I really like this one as well..... Another one of my favorites in this challenge.....
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08/20/2006 03:35:34 PM
I believe the notion of this challenge was to use your camera to take a picture of itself, not take a picture of a shadow of itself. This doesn't match the notion of the challenge IMO.

Having said that and subject aside, this is one of the best photos in the challenge. Lovely setting. Well copmosed. Nicely lit by low angled sun. Colors are striking. Excellent DOF brings out the texture of the ground and of the mesa. Feels a tiny bit tilted to the left, but could be an optical illusion.
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08/19/2006 11:02:44 PM
great landscape camera is not the focus to me.
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08/19/2006 01:52:56 PM
this is amazing!!! i hope you win a ribbon with this! 10!
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08/18/2006 06:55:20 PM
hats off to the phoographer
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08/18/2006 08:22:07 AM
Sweet...depending on how others go, I'm sure it will be a ribbon winner. Great idea, great background and great photo! 10+
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08/17/2006 09:14:27 PM
You named your camera "Bob"? Ooookaaaay! Very cool shot. Love the background, it's pretty but doesn't distract from the shadows. 10
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08/17/2006 12:08:57 PM
Incredible....beautiful !!
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08/17/2006 07:59:47 AM
great take on the subject.
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08/16/2006 08:32:43 PM
Nice shot Picasso...best I've seen so far...a rare 10
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08/16/2006 05:19:19 PM
Nice.
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08/16/2006 04:14:34 PM
wish I could see the camera and not just a shadow ... amazing image though ...
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08/16/2006 03:48:28 PM
Gorgeous spot for a photo, but to me a shadow is not a self portrait.
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08/16/2006 03:05:00 PM
nice image landscape, would have liked to have seen the camera,creative idea.
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08/16/2006 11:16:17 AM
Oh, this is AWESOME!!! Way to go making a spectacular shot out of . . .well. . .kind of a frivolous challenge! 10
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08/16/2006 11:01:26 AM
Wow! Finally after weeding through hundreds of 'ok' images, comes a stand-out. It was definitely worth the wait. I predict this to take the blue. Correct me if you disagree:) Congrats!!!
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08/16/2006 10:27:40 AM
Very good idea and concept, I like it, well done.

Good luck
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08/16/2006 05:37:35 AM
Lovely image - A different approach too. The orange/brown rocks contrast really well against the sky...
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08/16/2006 05:09:58 AM
One of the best in this challenge. I love the colors and the lighting. I hope it does well.
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08/16/2006 03:28:39 AM
man...that is awesome! The colour and the creative idea stand this shot out from the cliche'd rest...good luck, let's hope we see this on the front page
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