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windows to the soule
windows to the soule

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Challenge: Peace (Basic Editing)
Camera: Mattel Barbie Photo Designer Digital Camera
Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Feb 14, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2008


Place: 64 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.2512
Avg (commenters): 6.3077
Avg (participants): 5.1351
Avg (non-participants): 5.2759
Views since voting: 1847
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 211
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/10/2008 09:48:13 PM
Find it hard to believe this was shot with a 600mm lens. Since you seem to have disappeared after submitting it I guess we'll never know.
02/29/2008 12:24:50 PM
This is one hell of a shot/model/posture/composition/manner. The impromptu litter and cabling in the foreground adds some surreality to the glamour. The Chaucerian spelling of 'soule' doesn't do any harm either.The classic manner, however, appears somewhat impaired by over-sharpening, at least to my trained eye. :-)

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 12:26:36.
02/29/2008 11:57:31 AM
This is absolutely stunning. I didn't vote on the Peace challenge and didn't even see most of it. Hadn't you gotten the Posthumous blue, I would have missed it altogether.

Well seen and most superbly processed.

Edit to add: I was just reading some of the comments about cutting out the cord.

Don't cut out the cord! It makes the shot - I am baffled by the ignorance of people suggesting you should change the composition of this photo - don't listen to them.

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 12:00:41.
02/27/2008 09:17:36 AM
Arresting formal bridal - 8
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2008 10:55:02 PM
phenomenal. I didn't have time to vote the whole challenge but I looked at all the thumbnails and this is the clear winner. Posthumous Blue Ribbon.

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02/25/2008 09:11:40 PM
02/24/2008 10:52:15 PM
I like the effect and the statue does look very peaceful, but the cord is distracting and too much foreground perhaps a wider and shorter crop if it was possible :)
02/24/2008 09:43:21 AM
truely amazing, i can see the blue in your futre. I love that she is in a corridor, the colour is outstanding, the dress is beyond gorgeous and the model has the classic features of elegance. A most outstanding job 10+++++
02/23/2008 08:36:42 PM
Really an interesting image here. I like the old fashioned look to it. I'm not sure of what the item is lying on the floor or the meaning of the way you spelled "soul" in the title. Hoping you will explain the image in your notes for after the challenge.
02/23/2008 04:17:12 PM
very vintage looking.
02/22/2008 12:40:38 PM
this wouldve been a 10 for me if the cord wasnt there...i love the old tyme feel of this photo...good luck!
02/22/2008 11:34:08 AM
I get the idea but maybe cutting the cord out. The cord is destracting.
02/22/2008 11:24:31 AM
The black ropes are distracting, Dont understand the meaning?
02/22/2008 11:11:23 AM
The black cord makes me think about the cord and not the peaceful bride. who looks really sad.
02/22/2008 01:20:44 AM
She almost looks like a doll... beautiful image, though, very striking! I love the cord in front...it's so out of place!
02/21/2008 10:03:11 PM
I'm trying hard but I'm really not getting this. I thought the eyes were the window to the soul--but I can't see her eyes. What is the black hose or wire doing there? Did it drag away the groom? I'm sorry, but this really doesn't seem peaceful to me.
02/21/2008 09:35:21 PM
wish this was bigger, why not go for the full 640 pixels. This is great by the way. Very unique
02/21/2008 07:11:51 PM
Interesting image. Says "creepy" to me rather than "peace" though :)
02/21/2008 11:56:15 AM
Whoa. Now this is different!

It doesn't really say 'peace' to me, so I would have scored this higher in a Free Study. Love this photo though.
02/20/2008 10:35:47 AM
I don't quite understand the cord in the foreground.
02/20/2008 12:53:29 AM
Its a great shot, but she doesnt really look peaceful... she looks more trapped! I still really like it though..
02/20/2008 12:34:12 AM

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