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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Bedroom
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

I'm predicting either a really high score, or a really low score. Probably the latter. This came out pretty much how I wanted it, but, I don't know if everyone will relate this to freedom. Actually, I know a lot of people won't relate it to freedom.

And I think I'm going to get a lot of too shallow of a depth of field comments. And "what is that thing on the right" comments. It's a cup I put there to have something in front of the ring. Oh, and a lot of "too grainy" comments as well.

So that's about it. Pretty much only resizing in photoshop. Score prediction: 4.5

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Yeah, I'm happy. This is my highest placing. I honeslty didn't think a lot of people would understand it, as I wasn't sure I would if I hadn't thought of the idea. I don't know if that makes any sense, but anyway. :)

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.6302
Avg (commenters): 6.4615
Avg (participants): 5.3125
Avg (non-participants): 5.8571
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 192
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/18/2004 10:06:02 PM
I think it's a great image. The focus is right where it needs to be. I think the glass (along with the white envelope) helps to frame your faces...which has just the right amount of dof. :-)
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07/23/2004 10:20:20 AM
Very good
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07/20/2004 05:06:35 AM
Originally posted by zcto:

I am glad your shot did better then you have predicted. No, i don't think you have to narrow DoF. And no, the "thing" on the right does not bother me, did not see it before reading your note. I wonder if it would have been empty without it...they eye would just wonder off...And to the contrary, i like this Short DoF, it makes it "final" in a way (if you know what i mean). As for freedom, persoannly, yes i can see the connection. The quesion is though, freedom, for who? Her freedom or his freedom? Maybe it is freedom for both...The grain, well, i love grain so...

Congratulations.


Thanks very much!

And thanks to all the other comments. I really appreciate comments more than anything. :) But who doesn't? Thanks again.
07/20/2004 02:54:51 AM
I am glad your shot did better then you have predicted. No, i don't think you have to narrow DoF. And no, the "thing" on the right does not bother me, did not see it before reading your note. I wonder if it would have been empty without it...they eye would just wonder off...And to the contrary, i like this Short DoF, it makes it "final" in a way (if you know what i mean). As for freedom, persoannly, yes i can see the connection. The quesion is though, freedom, for who? Her freedom or his freedom? Maybe it is freedom for both...The grain, well, i love grain so...

Congratulations.
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07/19/2004 02:00:19 AM
Originally posted by laurielblack:

So much for the 4.5, right? You did quite well with this one, David. Congratulations! :o)


Thanks a lot Laurie! I appreciate that.
07/19/2004 01:14:24 AM
So much for the 4.5, right? You did quite well with this one, David. Congratulations! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:04:53 PM
The destruction of that which was once treasured does not express freedom to me.
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07/17/2004 06:14:01 PM
given that this is under "freedom" don't mind if i LOL!

very nice in all respects...9
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07/17/2004 11:26:52 AM
One of my favourites of the competition. Similar idea to my own submission, although done with a lot more subtlety and grace. The handwritten "John" is a really nice touch! Somewhat greater DoF might have been better, since everything but the rings is a little tricky to discern. And I don't think the glass adds anything to the impact - cropping everything to the right of his mouth could make it stronger. In any case, well done.
Technical 2.5/3
Creative 2.5/3
Conveys the Theme 3/3
Je Ne Sais Quoi 1/1
9/10
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07/16/2004 10:51:23 PM
This is a glass of water away from perfection, (I think that's what is filling the right quarter of the frame?). It just pulls the eye away from the important components of the frame. An 8 anyway.
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07/16/2004 07:57:42 PM
Ah tes. I too thought of the dear John concept. Of course, I was thinking of smiling. lol
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07/16/2004 03:46:38 AM
nice shot. Well-executed and conveys the message of freedom. 7
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07/15/2004 05:33:45 PM
Nice picture but who is the one with the freedom though?
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07/13/2004 04:05:37 PM
This doesn't so much say Freedom as it does Loss to me. Love your use of shallow DOF and I like your composition too. Black and white works well for the subject matter. 7
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07/13/2004 03:25:20 PM
Un-wanted freedom it appears. Everything is great except the blurred glass? on the right edge. The focus on the rings and letter is perfect - the blurred model works really well. It would probably be a better choice just to use the engagement ring and not the wedding band too. Stilll an excellent entry overall.
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07/13/2004 12:49:25 PM
Nicely conceived. Is this freedom or heartbreak?
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07/13/2004 12:50:49 AM
Let's hope she doesn't come back. Sell the rings and buy a nifty new camera with the money. ...lol
Good effort, well composed.
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07/12/2004 08:41:35 PM
Great idea and execution. I like the detail on the ring and shallow DOF used. This shot really tells a story and eludes to the theme of freedom. Nice work.
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07/12/2004 03:23:57 AM
Interesting interpretation of freedom. :-) I like this photo and think it would be better without that glass orwhatever that is in the right foreground. Still, very good shot.
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