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A Haunting Hurdle
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sweetbread


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Contre-Jour II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z950
Location: Cincinnati
Date: Dec 7, 2009
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1625
Galleries: Black and White, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.7606
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.3478
Avg (non-participants): 6.9583
Views since voting: 3684
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 213
Comments: 40
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/02/2010 02:34:15 PM
out focus terrible processing
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01/03/2010 02:01:04 AM
You're a point & shoot wizard! Gotta love those little cameras.
You found the right thing for the challenge, processed it nicely, and kicked butt.
B&W is right for this scene, and the low angle getting the trees behind the bike give it an extra bit of texture that makes a big difference.
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12/22/2009 07:33:46 PM
Wow, you are amazing... you get a blue on your first challenge.

Great photograph.
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12/20/2009 01:07:05 AM
I Love this shot! Great processing!!! Congrats on a Blue for your first challenge entry!!!
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12/19/2009 08:34:56 PM
this is an awesome picture, I love everything about it. I keep hearing good things about the camera you used too! I showed your photo to my sister, who's looking for a new camera, as evidence as to the amazing capabilities of this camera (in the right hands like yours of course!)

Looking forward to seeing more of your shots...congrats on the blue ribbon!

Joe
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12/18/2009 07:57:33 PM
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Message edited by author 2010-01-15 08:30:05.
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12/17/2009 08:26:34 PM
Wow... blue first try... I'm hoping for at least a ribbon this year... good job :)
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12/16/2009 10:26:50 PM
Wow. This was a weird surprise to come home to tonight. I feel bad for the other new person who lost their ribbon though. :( Not sure anyone wants to get a first place this way so its bittersweet.

ty you all again for the comments!
12/16/2009 08:05:08 PM
Really nice. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/16/2009 07:34:49 PM
Nice to seem some new talent here taking some ribbons. Congrats on the win, and hope to see a lot more from you.
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12/16/2009 06:08:00 PM
Congrats on getting the blue now. I liked this one better anyway so it's all good now. ;)
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12/16/2009 05:39:32 PM
haha! Now it's a blue on your first entry!! Congrats!
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12/16/2009 01:49:58 PM
Congrats on your Ribbon! I gave this a 9 during voting.

Wonderful shot!
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12/16/2009 11:27:48 AM
Fantastic image! And a great DPC entry!
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12/16/2009 10:43:11 AM
Ohmy what a fabulous study in contre-jour! And you too: Way to make a grand entrance to the DPchallenge community! This is such amazing photography. Congratulations!
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12/16/2009 08:11:25 AM
Another first time winner. Huge congrats!
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12/16/2009 07:36:02 AM
Amazing. Out of 160+ entries? I literally jumped out of my car and snapped a few pictures on sports mode because I was losing the sun. I never used the sports mode before and held the camera at knee level not even looking at the LCD monitor. I didnt have much time and had to wait for the kids to do stuff with the bikes. I just pointed in the general direction and snapped. After about 15 pictures my fingers began to freeze up so I went back to my car and hoped I got something good. I like it in black and white because it looked creepy and I loved the zombie comments! Ty everyone for all of your newbee support and Im very very happy! I love that it was chosen as a favorite! Snaffles is right. The bar is set high now. I just hope I do as good in other challenges.
12/16/2009 05:34:21 AM
reminds me of this red ribbon shot:
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congrats!
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12/16/2009 02:42:45 AM
Congratulations! Now you've set the bar really high for yourself! :-)
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12/16/2009 01:43:01 AM
Congrats on your 1st entry and 1st (red) Ribbon. Keep it up!
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12/16/2009 01:19:41 AM
This is why I <3 Black and White... GREAT
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12/16/2009 12:18:34 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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12/16/2009 12:16:00 AM
Congrats on ur ribbon!!
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12/16/2009 12:06:18 AM
Congrats! First challenge you and got the red..WTG!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2009 08:13:58 PM
Well done.
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12/14/2009 10:48:06 PM
Looks like it's right out of a dream. Good work.
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12/14/2009 09:39:56 AM
Moody shot. Almost like the walking dead! Nice composition and setup.
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12/14/2009 05:29:18 AM
Great composition, nice choice for B&W.
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12/13/2009 11:55:30 PM
Great shot, but watch the compression. I can see obvious compression artifacts around the main subject in the foreground. Always adjust JPEG compression so that your file size is as large as possible, but within the challenge limit.
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12/12/2009 07:31:22 PM
Great action shot, reminds me of ET. 8
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12/11/2009 09:32:34 PM
There it is... the blue!
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12/11/2009 01:46:09 PM
Are thosezombies in the background?

Excellent capture
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12/11/2009 11:13:42 AM
How dramatic. I can imagine the bikes turning into a horse.
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12/10/2009 05:28:38 PM
Composition, story, lighting, mood all 10 out of 10
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12/10/2009 11:47:38 AM
I like the suggestion of a story in this photo and the sky enhances the image. 9
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12/10/2009 03:42:52 AM
I love BMX! Good shot too!
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12/09/2009 04:30:15 PM
x
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12/09/2009 12:44:09 PM
This works! Love the silhouetted action.
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12/09/2009 07:49:58 AM
bike vs zombies lol... this is en excellent shot IMO and gets a 9 from me
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12/09/2009 12:28:05 AM
well done...Love this scene and composition
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