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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: Toledo
Date: Jun 24, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

Ok I was really excited about this. I went to a ball game and they had a "Where's Waldo" promotion going on. Could not believe my luck - there he is, dead center, Waldo, the man. So lalala rushed home, edited the pic, submitted the photo, and then took the time to read the title description. Yeah, it says otherwise personless pic. Well, darn it, I took the time to take the photo and edit it. And it really does not look that bad. SO I am sure the literal voters will ding me, but I am happy with the pic. So in she goes!

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POST: I was thanking the wrong people. I really need to thank the people who took the time to look PAST literal interpretations and judge it for the actual presentation. Thank you to those who stopped, and thought about it, and commented. Thank you for looking beyond the box. And thank you for not quoting the actual words from the challenge description (and assuming I am illiterate). lol

Statistics
Place: 121 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.0469
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.7679
Avg (non-participants): 5.1618
Views since voting: 654
Views during voting: 537
Votes: 192
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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07/03/2007 01:21:29 PM
Considering all the DNMC comments, you still managed to pull off a 5, not too bad if you think about it. I think it was a good take on the challenge, much harder than what the real challenge required in my opinion.
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07/02/2007 09:08:48 AM
OMG!!!!!!!! I CANNOT believe that this shot finished so low in the challenge This was such a lovely and unique shot in the comp.

I really liked this!!!!!
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07/02/2007 12:38:08 AM
No doubt this is the most Waldo-appropriate entry in the challenge! You should feel very good for managing to keep your head above 5 despite all the kneejerk dnmc's.
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07/02/2007 12:21:29 AM
PS:........I LOVE this shot! Nicely done and great capture!!
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07/02/2007 12:20:09 AM
LOL......I kinda had a feeling this could have been yours! But, we are being "good girls" after our "stand in the corner time-out" aren't we?!

I guess now you know that you should have hidden Waldo in some terribly "obscure" and nearly "invisible place" in an otherwise "nice scenery" shot in order to win this challenge!!! ;) :)

SLAP, SLAP, SLAP and MORE SLAP!!!! ;)

But, nevermind......all of the great voters in here have truly reminded you that you didn't think inside "DPC's box"! Get with it woman......you gotta think "Waldo on a moutain tip, somewhere in Iceland"!! ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2007 06:36:18 PM
to many people i can see
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07/01/2007 04:36:44 PM
Challenge details: Hide a person in your otherwise person-less photo. You have not met the challenge with this image
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07/01/2007 12:30:34 AM
While I appreciate that you took the time to dress someone in appropriate colours to be "Waldo", the description did say to hide a person in an otherwise person-less photo. Sorry, DNMC. The photo is well composed and the selective desat draws attention to Waldo.
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06/30/2007 02:32:56 PM
Cute! :)
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06/30/2007 03:09:43 AM
Too easy to find
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06/29/2007 06:57:55 PM
"... otherwise person-less photo."
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06/29/2007 12:53:35 AM
For me you might have made the 'All Alone' person more obvious amongst all of the other people. In that, it seems not to meet the challenge "Hide a person... in your otherwise person-less photo..."
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06/28/2007 11:44:46 PM
While the Waldo books have Waldo among lots of people, our challenge was to hide Waldo in a personless photo. Sorry.
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06/28/2007 01:30:04 PM
how dare you leave the box?? this is more like a true where's waldo pic. 7
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06/28/2007 01:24:51 AM
I hoped someone would do this. Kudos for being brave and giving us a more traditional view of waldo.
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06/27/2007 08:47:23 PM
Aww, so sad. The editing works well with the concept.
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06/27/2007 03:56:39 PM
I can't believe you're getting anything other than beaten up with this image; directly contrary to the challenge description -- people are everywhere in this image. That said, I think it's delightful. Waldo was always in amongst people, and here it's so clear who "Waldo" is that it works well for me. The subdued tones in the rest of the image and the super bright colors in Waldo are just perfect. Nicely shot!
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06/27/2007 01:14:42 PM
Yaaay a true Waldo, I so hope that this was someone who just happened to be wearing the outfit but I cant believe life is that good to DPCers. Really like the way you have brought out the red and the white on Waldo

Made me laugh and thats never a bad thing
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06/26/2007 08:35:24 PM
Looks like you read the title but not description?
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06/26/2007 04:32:52 PM
I like how the red stripes stand out.
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06/25/2007 08:47:59 PM
Interesting idea, but smack dab in the middle doesn't seem to work here.
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06/25/2007 08:10:50 PM
Oh heck, this is tough to score! You're totally in the spirit of the Wally books, yet totally ignoring the challenge description (the bit about the "otherwise personless photo"!) I'll have to think about this one a bit longer.
That issue aside, I don't think you should have bothered about partially desaturating the crowd - the red/white clothes would have been just fine.
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06/25/2007 06:28:09 PM
This is great. When I think of Where's Waldo, I don't see him hidden in a "person-less" image as such (even though that's what this challenge called for), I picture this sort of set up. I hope you aren't being hit too hard by dnmc'ers. Good luck!
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06/25/2007 02:44:22 PM
Ooh, you might get slammed so bad having a lot of people in the shot, but it's more in keeping with the real Waldo illustrations, and great idea to have "Waldo" *look* like Waldo! Good job!
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06/25/2007 01:47:22 PM
Great idea...
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06/25/2007 01:01:39 PM
Well, technically DNMC, but I always thought the rules should allow for this shot (given the name of the challenge!) so I'll vote it as such.

You've done a good just of emphasizing the subject; one could argue whether that's a good thing for this challenge. Points for daring to go for the classic!
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06/25/2007 12:56:57 PM
Genuine Waldo colours . . very good. Only a pity he was so close to the camera and dead centre of the image.
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06/25/2007 09:08:00 AM
You took your image straight out of the idea of the book series. Unfortunately, it doesn't follow the rules of THIS challenge: "Hide a person in your otherwise person-less photo."
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06/25/2007 08:12:12 AM
HAHA I love how this is kinda like the real wheres wally
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06/25/2007 12:54:38 AM
Other-wise "person-less?"
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06/25/2007 12:23:29 AM
This fits the "Where's Wally?" book theme, but the dpc Challenge asks for one person in an otherwise personless photo. Contrary dpc!
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