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 This image was disqualified from the Best of 2008 challenge.
Wood Turner
Wood Turner
DistantColours


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Cashalton Park
Date: Aug 25, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Action, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

Thank you to everyone for their votes and comments. It looks like I pushed too hard at the editing boundaries. Oh well.
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

Statistics
Views since voting: 1648
Views during voting: 422
Comments: 48
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/20/2012 03:31:08 PM
Stunning image.
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01/23/2009 10:47:40 PM
Still a very well done image, sorry to hear about the DQ.
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01/23/2009 09:27:10 PM
Hey Darren...this was my pick for the blue.....don't feel too bad (and I know that's very easy to say...I'd be really pissed off)....but whether it's been DQ'd or not, you've still got the knowledge that during voting it was the 5th most popular image out of 530 entrants!
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01/23/2009 06:28:07 PM
don't feel bad Darren, I was DQ'd for the same reason in the Nov08 FS and the shot came in 4h. Live and Learn..
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01/23/2009 03:57:24 PM
That's poopy... :( Such a nice shot. Not sure what went wrong but I would love to see the original.
Does it have anything to do with whatever must have held the piece of wood in place? It almost appears to be hovering in free air but it's hard to tell.
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01/23/2009 03:49:07 PM
No! I can't believe this was DQ'd. I hope you are not too bummed. It still remains one of the best -- be proud of that!
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01/23/2009 03:06:58 PM
Oh, bummer. Still a great shot, though. I love the detail and clarity of it.
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01/23/2009 02:26:37 PM
Well... thats a shame. What'd you do wrong? This is one of the better images in the challenge--I really liked it.
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01/23/2009 01:57:41 PM
Bummer, Darren! What happened?
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01/23/2009 12:20:26 PM
wooooow.
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01/23/2009 10:13:44 AM
This is pretty amazing work. Congrats on your HM in a BEST OF challenge.
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01/23/2009 08:53:28 AM
Congrats on 5th..Nice work!
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01/23/2009 06:51:24 AM
Congrats for the top five finish, a great picture :)
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01/23/2009 01:01:58 AM
Congratulations! Outstanding texture & sharpness. I am really amazed how you get that?
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01/23/2009 12:08:03 AM
wonderful, wonderful shot. congrats on the top 5!
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01/23/2009 12:03:58 AM
Oh I am so HAPPY this did so well. Congratulations!! It was onen of my top picks in this amazing challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:17:42 PM
excellent occupation photo. the texture and contrast is so lovely
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01/22/2009 09:41:04 PM
I love the tones and the underexposure. the movement really comes through and the sharpness and DOF work well with the subject. 8
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01/22/2009 09:00:52 PM
great detail
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01/22/2009 07:55:20 PM
love the detail and the PP
says so much
bumping up
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01/22/2009 06:39:17 PM
Gorgeous. Definitely one of my challenge favorites. Love the blend of motion, clarity, and color. Lit like an old master and nicely composed.
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01/22/2009 02:12:15 PM
This is one of my Top Picks for 2008. Original, interesting and perfect exposure. It all adds up to a 10 for me.
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01/21/2009 09:33:22 PM
Back for a bump. Not only is the lighting excellent here, but it's a great example of storytelling. Those dirty, gritty hands make the shot.
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01/21/2009 09:17:03 PM
This is really solid.
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01/21/2009 03:38:25 PM
VERY COOL!!!!!
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01/21/2009 12:57:23 PM
Incredible detail and fantastic lighting. 8
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01/20/2009 07:14:42 PM
You took a subject that would normally not be that photgenic and made it work. Very nicely done.
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01/20/2009 05:35:49 AM
7 - Well done on the capture and the processing and 'feel', which is well suited to this image.
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01/19/2009 05:40:17 PM
Convincing. Effectively lit and composed.
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01/19/2009 04:53:30 PM
This is stunning. Excellent image!!
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01/19/2009 04:36:44 PM
interesting....
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01/19/2009 12:43:31 PM
love the light and the action and the closeup
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01/19/2009 10:08:25 AM
Awesome photo - Something different. Nicely done!
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01/18/2009 07:16:05 PM
Sharp, Sharp, Sharp. This photo is great. my kind of photo. I like pics like this and you really captured action. 10.
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01/18/2009 06:28:42 PM
wow, that looks great!
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01/18/2009 05:57:06 PM
I like the range of tone in this, the flowing wood dust, the angle of the cutting piece, just a really nice image.
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01/18/2009 02:02:43 PM
Now that looks like a hand that has seen work. Love the action of the wood with the stillness of the hand
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01/18/2009 09:13:43 AM
Ah! A Stunner! 10.

I like the textures that you got and the soft delicate light, and awesome post-processing.
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01/17/2009 10:43:54 PM
Excellent capture of the motion and the texture of the hand is really great. Conveys the sense of "Wood Turner" - well done, the lighting and composition finishes it off very nicely.
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01/17/2009 07:34:36 PM
Aaaaugh! I LOVE photos like this. Ok, I know I've only voted on 8% so far, but after 8% of these photos, this is my favorite and my hihgest rated one. You are THE BOMB for seeing this and pulling the processing and presentation off like this. Oh and if your # of fave's just went up. That would be me of course :)
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01/17/2009 03:22:14 PM
Nice treatment. looks a tad oversharpened,not sure if thats from the shavings still good. I like it!
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01/17/2009 12:09:04 PM
the texture is wonderful and the spin on the newel???
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01/17/2009 10:52:30 AM
gorgeous, love the action, sharp clean lines, softness of the spinning wood, raw and gritty shot, I love it well done
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01/17/2009 06:54:31 AM
excellent shot -the details of the sawdust, the motion created by the lathe, the intensity of focus seen without being seen - it provides a great study of the artisan
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01/16/2009 06:25:53 PM
cool!
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01/16/2009 02:54:45 PM
Nice detail in this shot and I like the feeling of motion converyed in the wood. Lighting is handled well and exposure is great. Composition is solid and draws your eyes to the wood which I think is the major element in this shot.
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01/16/2009 11:07:20 AM
Lovely lighting and colours and what an amazing contrast between the stillness of the hands and the movement of the wood and sawdust :)
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01/16/2009 08:22:28 AM
WOW!!!! Terrific meld of detail & motion!!! VERY nicely done!!! 9
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