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Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: Auburn, Wa
Date: Jan 3, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2008

i got some inspiration from a similar shot i saw when stumbling round the web. every time i submit a free study entry i ask myself 'why?' f/s are killers for us amateurs.....ah well nothing ventured nothing gained. predicting maybe a 5.6 on this if i am lucky and all the planets align and dogs and cats start living together in harmony.......

not that many people will be reading this but i would like to take this moment to say: THIS is my last free study entry. I am not trying to have a pity party, but I probably worked harder on the set up of this shot more than I have on any other. Do I think this deserves to ribbon? Not at all. Do I think this deserves better than 4.9? Without question. The problem with free studies is you can work your ass off on a shot but all it takes is one Northern Lights shot and 80% of the images immediately drop in the eyes of the voters. I do not fault people like Larus for this, if I had access to the Northern Lights you can bet I would be doing the same. Its just the nature of the beast and part of the reason I won't enter free studies anymore.

Place: 366 out of 428
Avg (all users): 4.9225
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8333
Avg (non-participants): 5.1087
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 142
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/29/2014 09:05:36 AM
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12/14/2008 08:19:06 PM
One would have always have to try very hard in order to ribbon on a free study, but people freely give good scores in them in comparison to one of the themed challenges. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd's photo has more eye appeal because of both the angle at which it was taken (eliminating uninteresting background) and the visual "pop" of his post-processing. Wonderful concept and awwww-factor!
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05/15/2008 08:55:53 PM
Hey! That looks familiar ;-)

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Sorry you didn't score as well as you would have liked. I think the gray-ish background hurt your score the most. The lighting is a little flat too. My shot along these lines took several backgrounds and lighting angles to get something I liked.

I hope you enter more free studies!
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02/08/2008 03:15:32 AM
It's too bad your picture didn't do better - I really like it a lot, I was one of the 9's. It is very original, creative and well taken. Free Studies are hard - I haven't entered one in a while as I usually don't do very well either.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 09:19:25 PM
Very creative.
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02/03/2008 04:16:17 PM
Although the technicals on this photo may not be the greatest, Its definetly a cute image. Thanks for the Valentines Day idea :)
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02/02/2008 10:12:30 PM
Cute idea
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02/01/2008 02:03:56 PM
Funny... don't really like this one at all however.
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02/01/2008 09:34:32 AM
love the concept!
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02/01/2008 02:09:42 AM
like the humour , but needs to be more sophisticated (like lighting)in executing the shot to really do well
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