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C U @ The Sand Bar
C U @ The Sand Bar
muur88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: nyc
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Galleries: Snapshot, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2009

Thanks for the comments and the thumb thing...

wtg pawdrix for being a butthead and more importantly for pointing out the pairings...

...err the pairings...um ok...right...the 2 joggers...the grumpy old man with the coffee and his younger happier counterpart...object picker upper with the high rolled pants and his oddly hunched sidekick ...the made for each other couple unknowingly about to converge...the interested woman with funky shoes and her paranoid partner with the important documents sheild...the bird...sh*t the bird.

...wait got it...fried chicken on the banner...

p.s. - the border is kitschy...Rockaway Beach is a kitschy kind of place ;)

Statistics
Place: 100 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.9286
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 4.6136
Avg (non-participants): 5.0545
Views since voting: 935
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 154
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/29/2009 08:00:41 PM
Just checking by, cant miss your photos hehe. You have that way of making total random scenes in to something crazy and funny. how do you do it? Well keep doing it. love your photos =D
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01/13/2009 11:07:10 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Matt - Have you considered that he may be hiring actors to stage these elaborately improbable street tableaux that you photograph, without your actually being aware of it?


Actually, I hired DeSoussa. Flew him in from Lisbon just for the job. No way I could have pulled that scene off without the help of a master.

<<<Pawdrix returns head to butt>>>
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01/12/2009 07:27:26 PM
love how they all are facing one another...
great take on the challenge...
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01/12/2009 04:36:31 PM
Matt - I found one more pairing: The "grumpy old man with the coffee" and the profile pic of this guy.

And you say it was butthead pawdrix who pointed out the pairings? Have you considered that he may be hiring actors to stage these elaborately improbable street tableaux that you photograph, without your actually being aware of it?

"But why?", I hear you ask. Who knows? Who can say what madness romps unchecked through that tortured mind? I've read Anthony Bourdain; these chef guys are all very strange birds, and they do an awful lot of dope.
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01/12/2009 01:59:20 PM
Originally posted by pawdrix:

I need to get my head out of my butt ans start looking a little more.


Don't be so hard on yourself...i believe you need more photographs providing more incentive to do so first...some of my other work included :(

Message edited by author 2009-01-12 14:50:54.
01/12/2009 01:57:49 PM
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fantastic capture
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01/12/2009 09:07:07 AM
I'm such an ass and really glad Ubique is here to point that out. ;)

I was more wrapped up in knowing where this was taken (Coney or the Rockaways) to even notice the pairings. I need to get my head out of my butt and start looking a little more.

Really, really nice. Cheers and congrats on your well earned Thumb.

Message edited by author 2009-01-13 11:00:01.
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01/12/2009 08:47:24 AM
Originally posted by Tiberius:

I like the out of the box approach and the stop motion. With no influence to the score I strongly dislike the frame. Good luck


I agree 100% about both comments. This is a great photo!
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01/12/2009 02:46:01 AM
I voted 5 during the competition but now when I look again, this really grows on me! With a little better light conditions, this would be a really nice one!!
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01/12/2009 12:50:03 AM
Oh, thank you for the point to Death & Laundry, Steve! I think I may prefer it as well. I'd not seen it because I was not active here when it was originally being underestimated. And I can't award it the Order of the Thumb posthumously, because that would only confuse people, especially the actual Dead Guy. But I would if I could.
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01/12/2009 12:39:55 AM
I prefer your "Death & Laundry" capture, although, this is outstanding as well. Congrats on receiving the "Order of the Thumb."
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 11:49:01 PM
That's a super-duper photograph! This in spite of the cheesy title (the title won't help, BTW ... no actual sand = "DNMC" from the lumpen masses). Ah, well. 9. Nah, screw it ... 10. And the longer I look the more it appeals; the opposite of my experience of most ribbon winning images, which doesn't bode well for your chances, I'm afraid.

A cast of characters some marvelously improbable assembled and arranged here to perfection, and you managed all that, plus the actual photography, in just a fraction of a second! It's a good thing you don't get paid by the hour, or this would be worth about two cents. Fortunately you don't, and it isn't.

But speaking of small change, may I confer upon you my own two cents ... the little-regarded and delightfully divisive Order of the Thumb?
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01/11/2009 01:19:18 PM
I know who this must be... another phenominal shot in this location. I swear you must choreograph these people AND the bird.
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01/11/2009 10:09:40 AM
Love it! Original with great energy, anticipation.
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01/11/2009 07:05:22 AM
I find it odd that you can get that many people in one photograph without them being overlapped. Nice catch.
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01/10/2009 05:02:43 PM
good balance.
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01/09/2009 07:34:44 AM
This pic just needs a skateboarder and a dog with a jacket on ;-)

muur88?
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01/08/2009 03:18:54 PM
C U in the summer :) good 'shoehorn'!
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01/07/2009 07:05:19 PM
I like the out of the box approach and the stop motion. With no influence to the score I strongly dislike the frame. Good luck
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01/06/2009 10:43:33 PM
Quirky, I like it!
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01/05/2009 10:37:24 PM
A lot going on here. Perhaps too much. I like the diagonal and horizontal lines as they work well. The runners are a bit tight to the crop. Two on the people appear to be looking at you and one is hiding. It makes for an odd mix of people.
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01/05/2009 08:21:34 AM
It's such a good composition with the people so evenly spaced and every other one going in a different direction that it looks almost set up! Nice creativity with the challenge topic.
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01/05/2009 12:47:15 AM
the people in this look interesting
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