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Choices: Sometimes the best choice is just sitting down to think for a while.
Choices: Sometimes the best choice is just sitting down to think for a while.
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Challenge: Motivational Poster II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Davison, Michigan, USA
Date: Aug 28, 2007
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5 Sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 59 out of 165
Avg (all users): 5.8985
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.6250
Avg (non-participants): 6.0560
Views since voting: 1855
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 197
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/10/2007 03:28:38 PM
Yippee! I'm glad to get closer to the -6- range. Thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous for noting that the flare is an important symbol. I was also thinking of the light as a temptation. Sometimes we are drawn to that glorious/bright path when the better choice might be less well illuminated & clear.

I also intend to follow up on many of the suggestions regarding font, lighting and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' techo's idea to try keeping it in color. I am going to print this one for my classroom, so I want to refine it some more.

Thanks All.
09/10/2007 12:08:26 PM
the flare is an essential part of the picture (one path is lit, the other shaded, emphasizing that a choice must be made) and the grayness of it helps to emphasize the white text. this is a good poster.
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09/10/2007 10:18:01 AM
I was really hoping this would do better but congratulations on the new personal best! :)

I agree the shot needed a little contrast tweaking, some Shadow/Highlight tweaking... brightening up the shadows and bumping up the midtone contrast. The flare doesn't bother me, it could be seen as a feature of the shot, or not. It's like it signifies the spark of thought and ideas. Either way, the main composition is really good. Any chance you think it would've worked better in color? About the text, perhaps the bottom text being non boldish but of the same design would've looked more refined. But for the me the shot and the words that go with it are a big motivation. Sometimes we do have sit down and look at the world from the side, out of the stream of the fast life.

Message edited by author 2007-09-10 10:18:33.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2007 11:45:04 PM
Indeed, this rings true. Excellent job with the capture and pairing the right words with it.
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09/09/2007 08:56:46 PM
Well done.
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09/09/2007 02:08:04 AM
Interesting perspective, nice poster, light beams in the upper left are a little distracting.
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09/06/2007 04:00:30 PM
nice
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09/06/2007 03:13:28 PM
Not overly fond of the sun flare and your B&W seems a bit dull and flat. Good choice of photo for this type of poster though
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09/06/2007 10:50:34 AM
Great image and perfect phrase!
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09/06/2007 12:04:45 AM
Terrific! Reminds me of advice for pilots, where emergencies are often made worse by rushing to the wrong action: Don't just do something, sit there!
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09/05/2007 12:28:03 PM
Great idea! without the title, it will still be a good photo, the bench really stands out after reading the title.
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09/04/2007 02:31:28 AM
Neat! Very motivational unlike the tons of "inspirational" I'm seeing instead.
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09/04/2007 12:39:45 AM
I like the idea and I like the execution. Great job.
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09/03/2007 10:47:59 PM
nice
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09/03/2007 02:53:02 PM
Nice image and apt message- the lightspot adds so much to the take and its a nice poster to look at 8
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09/03/2007 10:30:54 AM
This is a great idea! I think it could be improved with a less "muddy" image and a bit different typography.
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09/03/2007 07:32:06 AM
Very nice concept!
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09/03/2007 06:40:19 AM
nice shot, but lacking of contrast. good POV and composition. not sure about rays and the lens flare. typeface and layout look a little cheap.
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09/03/2007 02:01:33 AM
i like the way you have the rays on the left side of the picture. Nice job on this!
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