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an elephant watching a herd of gazelle
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Challenge: Topless...With No People (Basic Editing)
Collection: Humorous/weird
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Nov 13, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 250
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2007

I have been intrigued by the lack of attachment people have to the things they own and/or consume - this is sort of a statement about that. I loved that it seemed so boring and yet for me had a hint of something meaningful that maybe some viewers would find (and it looks like they did!!!)


On a side-note, I'm not sure if i misunderstood this challenge. Some people found my pic OOBeriffic!!! My first - thanks!

Statistics
Place: 73 out of 111
Avg (all users): 5.0942
Avg (commenters): 5.7727
Avg (participants): 4.9800
Avg (non-participants): 5.1272
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 223
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/02/2007 05:21:23 PM
Congratulations on the well deserved OOBIE. It doesn't really seem so out of the box to me, it's a beautiful work of art that to my mind fits the challenge very well. I gave it a 9. Wonderful composition, beautiful tone, and I love the textures and light.
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11/21/2007 09:03:13 PM
Wonderful. This would have been a top pic for me. Maybe I'll keep you in my faves after all...
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11/21/2007 12:33:52 PM
Hah this is gorgeous! Love the title!
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11/21/2007 01:00:03 AM
Excellent composition, whether "candid" or a setup. Interacting tones/light work to give movement to the gazelle and strength to the elephant.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2007 06:18:40 PM
Meets Challenge - 1
Technicality - 2
Creativity - 2
Biased Opinion - 1
Comment - nice image, but what's with the title?
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11/20/2007 05:48:32 PM
Beautiful image.
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11/20/2007 02:13:34 PM
Now *that* is a stretch of the imagination. I like the minimalist feeling of this and the subtle lighting.
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11/20/2007 11:39:02 AM
I see the elephant but I can't quite pick out the herd of gazelle...
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11/19/2007 11:45:24 PM
Great picture. I really like it. But, on topic? 7.
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11/19/2007 08:59:31 AM
beautiful image here. also like the title
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11/19/2007 01:27:57 AM
I'm probably the only one, [i]buut[/i I don't get the title.Yes it's kinda Africany but I don't see no elephant or gazelle...sorry a high six pic. though
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11/17/2007 12:52:19 PM
like the comp here, great use of white space 8
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11/16/2007 08:47:43 PM
P E R F E C T ..... 10
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11/16/2007 04:07:38 PM
great detail
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11/16/2007 01:56:00 PM
not sure I really understand the concept of this image. I am trying to make out topless here, but only your framing makes the image topless. The wall is in nice focus and lighting though, just is not strong enough for me.
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11/16/2007 09:59:54 AM
Funny title. Colors show some definition even though they are from the sam e color family. Nice.
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11/16/2007 06:44:45 AM
Lovely shot - I would have also cropped out the table at the bottom as it doesn't add anything. Nice nevertheless.
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11/16/2007 01:59:00 AM
I just can't figure this one out. Maybe because I don't live in Africa. Nice abstract composition.
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11/15/2007 12:04:31 PM
excellent composition and tones 7
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11/15/2007 01:48:45 AM
Either you uploaded the wrong picture or you've got a much better imagination than I do. I took pictures of elephants and gazelles last Thursday and they didn't look anything like this. I don't see anything topless other than cropped lamp and twigs arrangement. It has good lighting and focus, but not much else of interest to me.
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11/14/2007 03:53:16 PM
I don't quite understand how this portrays the idea of "topless"
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11/14/2007 12:42:03 PM
?

nice photo 7
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11/14/2007 12:31:08 PM
Needs one to see this one at a distance and some amount of abstract imagination. Neat image none the less.
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11/14/2007 11:58:25 AM
Hmm.. guess my imagination isn't creative enough for this one..
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11/14/2007 02:20:56 AM
Creative vision and actually not that bad of a technique, however I feel with elephants being endangered as they are now....its just too soon to laugh.
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11/14/2007 02:18:46 AM
? what? I must be missing something...
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11/14/2007 02:06:39 AM
How is this "topless" Its a point and shoot image without insight.
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