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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Imperial Beach, San Diego Ca.
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

U.S. Open Sand Castle Competition.

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Place: 17 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.8571
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.7368
Avg (non-participants): 5.9434
Views since voting: 1339
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 182
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/04/2004 01:11:13 AM
I have to agree with Kavey. What a powerful photograph this could have been without all of the chaos in the background. I also think that a little brightness adjustment through photoshop might help to bring out the details in the face.
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07/19/2004 12:22:45 AM
I found out later that this is Steve Dosch, he has been doing sand castles for quite some time now.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2004 11:20:16 AM
Great work on his part and interesting image of an artist at work but the background is too cluttered (would standing up have given a sand only background?) and doesn't speak strongly to me of challenge theme.
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07/14/2004 08:14:13 PM
This is awesome- who is this guy? He's like my hero :P This is an awesome picture, such detail, love it 10
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07/14/2004 08:33:11 AM
I think a b/w treatment in this image would help to eliminate some of the distractions - which are all in color.
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07/13/2004 09:04:21 PM
some people are just not satisfied with a simple castle :)
nice take on the challenge
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07/12/2004 06:47:27 PM
ah... years ago i was part of the sandsculpture scene. Never before felt so free in my life. beautiful. Who is the artist?
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07/12/2004 06:40:51 PM
I really love the artist and his sand schulpture but also want to run in there and remove those purple chairs, chop down the palm tree, and get rid of the rest of the distracting background. I hope you played around a bit with different angles.
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07/12/2004 02:19:54 PM
Wsh the sand sculpture was totally in focus & the artist a bit out. Also, I find all of the colr in the background distracting. Might consider desaturating everything except the artist & the sculpture???
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07/12/2004 12:45:38 PM
San Diego?

Very nicely done.
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07/12/2004 12:16:18 AM
i really like this but i think i would have gotten rid of the house or maybe tried a few different angles--but very good-9
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07/12/2004 12:09:46 AM
Great! I like it much!
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