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Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Family
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Canton, NC
Date: Jul 8, 2007
Aperture: unk
ISO: 200
Shutter: unk
Galleries: Family
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007


Place: 29 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.2069
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.9783
Avg (non-participants): 6.3571
Views since voting: 1118
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 116
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/16/2008 10:58:34 PM
Ha! Clever and fun. :)
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07/16/2007 04:55:09 PM
One of my top picks for the challenge (gave it a 9). The idea is great, but I think the relative lack of appropriate emotion was a weak link. Maybe if the little girl was sneering at a depressed woman, or if the girl was heading out the door on a beautiful day while the woman is chained to a desk?
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07/16/2007 03:29:39 PM
This is such a creative image. The connection between the balloon and the black ball on the chain is what really impresses me. I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 because of a couple of minor technical issues, namely the jaggies on the edge of the woman's jacket (possibly due to resizing?) and the slight tilt/distortion of the scene. Still, I think it should have been in the top ten. Very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 07:33:37 PM
The parallele deep blackness of the child's balloon and the ball and chain perhaps make a connection you didn't intend: at least, I can't imagine a slightly soft focus image here genuinely meaning to attest to some form of post-natal depression, or making some comment on motherhood's restrictions on career. There's something, in the nolder woman's look, that is also quite threatening; all in all, quite a sinister image, really.
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07/15/2007 10:16:58 AM
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, you're so clever.
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07/14/2007 11:49:22 AM
That's a hard choice, isn't it? Like the use of the black balloon.
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07/11/2007 05:42:52 PM
A colored ballon would of complement better the photo... but very nice idea!
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07/11/2007 04:55:10 PM
An absolutely super concept capturing wonderful expressions and employing a really fantastic use of black and white. The weakness in the shot is the jpeg - there is a fair amount of noise and, more seriously, jaggies (the coat is the prime example with that contrast). I'd think about using another program to save your jpegs. But I'm voting high for the great concept and well-executed shot.
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07/10/2007 05:28:07 PM
I have no idea how others will rate this, but I think this is hysterically funny! Those shoes but the little Sweetie in the forefront of fashion! Damn. There go my chances....
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07/10/2007 04:05:50 PM
Nice picture.
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07/10/2007 08:52:38 AM
I love the colors and the balance in this photo, very cute!
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07/09/2007 04:38:45 AM
Very creative idea!! Love this one, yet it's so sad. Well executed! Nice lighting and detail, too.
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07/09/2007 12:57:40 AM
Oh, you so nailed this. What a struggle of ideals that will strike a chord with many. It certainly has with me. Love that you've tied in the colour of the balloon with the ball and chain. Wait.... what on earth are you doing with a ball and chain??? ;)
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