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Challenge: Simple Pleasures (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Gatineau, Québec
Date: Sep 3, 2006
Aperture: 4,0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive, Political
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2006

Expressing our ideas and emotions is a very simple pleasure that everyone can do. You\'ll probably say that in some country you\'re limited in the way you can express these things. That\'s true but you still can express yourself somehow. One powerfull way to express whatever you want according to me is throught music (in my case throught electric guitar). When you know how to play an instrument, you can compose your own songs (even if there\'s no lyrics) and develop your own sound and that way you can express all your anger, your trouble, your worries, your joy, name it! You can express whatever you want.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 266
Avg (all users): 7.0443
Avg (commenters): 8.5238
Avg (participants): 6.8169
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 10609
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 203
Comments: 62
Favorites: 26 (view)


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08/08/2008 07:33:00 AM
Thank you very much for the kind words :)
Originally posted by AP:

I remember this image distinctly and don't know why it wasn't on my faves list. It is pretty much a perfect image, being at once unique, evocative, and strong technically. Really one of the stand out shots here at DPC, sure there are tons of great landscapes and macros but not many images that I've never seen before.
08/08/2008 02:16:23 AM
I remember this image distinctly and don't know why it wasn't on my faves list. It is pretty much a perfect image, being at once unique, evocative, and strong technically. Really one of the stand out shots here at DPC, sure there are tons of great landscapes and macros but not many images that I've never seen before.
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12/15/2006 10:41:43 AM
If We take this photo to a physics class, the teacher's first notice would be "Potential Energy Is Highest At This Moment" lol...
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10/15/2006 05:06:56 AM
I just realized that someone beat me out of first place with the Pentax kit lens.
Damn.

I'm officially sad now :)
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09/22/2006 12:13:49 PM
Wow 1st challenge and 1st place too good
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09/18/2006 11:11:58 AM
cool and i think this is a great expression
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09/15/2006 11:34:41 AM
Originally posted by graphicfunk:

What an image with such bold composition! Very good composition vision.
Become a member since you have a lot to offer. The look is refreshing and good use of sepia to make this image sing. Congratulations on your Blue.


Yeah I might do so soon!
09/14/2006 11:42:55 PM
What an image with such bold composition! Very good composition vision.
Become a member since you have a lot to offer. The look is refreshing and good use of sepia to make this image sing. Congratulations on your Blue.
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09/14/2006 04:12:33 PM
Congrats on the blue in your first challenge. Great shot!
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09/14/2006 01:55:33 PM
Excellent B/W shows effective lighting. Congrats!
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09/14/2006 12:20:05 AM
Originally posted by smyk:

Bravo mopn gars. Impressionant! Je te surveille ;)

hehe merci!
09/14/2006 12:17:25 AM
Originally posted by tolovemoon:

First challenge to enter as a new regestered user too! Darn it what a insparation! Welcome to DPC too!


Thanks a lot! I hope to keep making good pictures hehe
09/14/2006 12:15:46 AM
Originally posted by tolovemoon:

Congrats on a awesome blue ribbon image!
The experessions along with the colors from dark to light mathching the brown in the guitar just blends so well together!
Coolest shot yet for music!

Thank you very much!
09/13/2006 10:34:13 PM
First challenge to enter as a new regestered user too! Darn it what a insparation! Welcome to DPC too!
09/13/2006 10:32:18 PM
Congrats on a awesome blue ribbon image!
The experessions along with the colors from dark to light mathching the brown in the guitar just blends so well together!
Coolest shot yet for music!
09/13/2006 02:12:31 PM
Let me say this is a wonderful image and congrats! I love playing and I understand this simple pleasure.
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09/13/2006 02:02:49 PM
Awesome, man, awesome!
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09/13/2006 12:38:14 PM
Excellent tone and detail in this great photo. Congratulations on your blue ribbon in your first challenge!
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09/13/2006 12:17:06 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon in your first challenge, great shot!
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09/13/2006 11:04:33 AM
Wow, blue ribbon in your first challenge. Congrats!
09/13/2006 10:22:49 AM
Congrats!
09/13/2006 10:11:31 AM
Bravo mopn gars. Impressionant! Je te surveille ;)
09/13/2006 09:40:57 AM
Excellent picture!! Congrats on the blue!!
09/13/2006 07:53:25 AM
Felicitation!! Great shot and congratulations on a ribbon on your first entry!!
09/13/2006 07:39:22 AM
Easily the best photo in this contest. Congratulations. Next time you're in Memphis, stop by and we'll jam...
09/13/2006 05:00:59 AM
congratz ! i'm glad you won.
09/13/2006 03:02:54 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on your first ribbon (i think many will follow).
09/13/2006 01:59:53 AM
Congrats on your first blue on your first entry!
09/13/2006 01:07:32 AM
Well, guess I was wrong about winning previous ribbons, but only because you haven't been here long. I expect more in the future. Great shot!
09/13/2006 12:44:25 AM
Originally posted by parrothead:

I knew you had it! Great emotion, and feeling! Just a great pic all around, and well deserved! I enjoy being second to this art! congrats
B

Hehe thank you for your support :) You really done well too.
09/13/2006 12:42:01 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Fantastic first entry, I knew this was the winner. Sorry I mistook you for DrAchoo, but that's on it's own is a big compliment ;-) Congratulations.
hehe no problem! I'm glad you liked this pic
09/13/2006 12:40:56 AM
Wow! that's awesome I'm speechless. I just hope I respected all the rules (I think I did).. I'm kinda new to this site so I'm a little nervous hehe.

Anyway, thank you all for your votes and for your honest comments I really appreciated it. I'm really happy that you liked this piece of work. That touched me hehe!
09/13/2006 12:38:48 AM
Fantastic first entry, I knew this was the winner. Sorry I mistook you for DrAchoo, but that's on it's own is a big compliment ;-) Congratulations.
09/13/2006 12:20:01 AM
Wow!! Big congrats on Blue!!
09/13/2006 12:16:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon for your first entry! Excellent!
09/13/2006 12:11:00 AM
I knew you had it! Great emotion, and feeling! Just a great pic all around, and well deserved! I enjoy being second to this art! congrats
B
09/13/2006 12:10:07 AM
Wow!! Your first challenge and a BLUE ribbon to boot. Nice work!
09/13/2006 12:06:56 AM
Great finish. Congratulations!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 11:08:55 PM
Probably one of the best overall photos in the bunch. Great detail. the dutones work well. Great crop. Bumping up.
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09/12/2006 10:52:17 PM
This will do well
09/12/2006 03:06:13 PM
Nicely composed and I like the tones you used. 8.
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09/11/2006 03:05:57 PM
I think this will win the blue - deservedly so. (DrAchoo, is this you? ;-)
09/11/2006 10:29:40 AM
good shot
09/11/2006 08:47:21 AM
Very cool shot and a great expression! 10
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09/10/2006 03:58:17 PM
Very artistic entry 9
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09/10/2006 07:44:10 AM
This photo is great. There is so much emotion in it, even though half of the face is not shown, or maybe that is why I like it. The framing, crop, and lighting are awesome. 9
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09/09/2006 07:19:43 PM
Very nice tones! I like the smooth gradients in the background, on the guitar, and on his shirt going from light to dark.
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09/09/2006 12:42:11 PM
wonderful image...the sepia tone is perfect for this. great composition. 10!
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09/08/2006 08:27:21 PM
great shot and framing. would only be better if one of those strings was twanging away.
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09/08/2006 06:25:53 PM
Cool shot! My favorite so far. I can almost hear him rocking the house. Framus guitar? Superb light and colors, btw.
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09/08/2006 06:18:04 AM
Nice textures and toning...the crop works well too.
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09/08/2006 01:43:38 AM
Great crop and clarity. Bumping up! I'd say you gat a ribbon here.
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09/07/2006 07:45:34 PM
Nice power, good expression. Good use of duotone. Very nice.
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09/07/2006 06:49:57 PM
I like the square crop but I'd also like to see his entire face.
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09/07/2006 01:29:26 PM
Ahh, another gem in this challenge. The crop is MOST excellent for the guts in breaking the rules. It tells me you know what you are doing and know when breaking rules works to good effect. The conversion to duotone is very well done. I fully expect this shot to come from someone with other ribbons. 9, could be the first 10 later.
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09/06/2006 09:07:36 PM
It is a really good photo but I kinda don't like how thick the border is.

nice guitar
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09/06/2006 07:38:42 PM
my first impression was that this guy was in pain! On a second look I judged him to be totally enthralled. I love this photo because I think it was some of us would be most likely to do behind closed doors! Lovely tones, sharpness and attention to detail. You get a 10 from me.
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09/06/2006 06:34:11 PM
I think the thick border, really takes away from the fab photo. the border brings it down to a 9
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09/06/2006 02:30:11 PM
Awesome image! The best I have seen in this challenge! 10 well done!
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09/06/2006 11:21:51 AM
Lovely rendition with enticing tones and very well lit. 7 on first pass.
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09/06/2006 09:14:55 AM
I like this alot. COol crop and post editing tones. I like the frame too. 8
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09/06/2006 07:46:46 AM
excellent, one of the better shots in the challenge...love the crop
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