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It's Raining Cats and Dogs
It's Raining Cats and Dogs
KristinaG


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Davis CA
Date: Nov 4, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2010

I know I just very recently submitted a Chalk picture, but I just couldn't resist doing one for this challenge. Chalk just lends itself PERFECTLY to portrait story telling, since all factors can be controlled.

I don't think this will do nearly as well as the first one for several reasons: (though I am still hoping for a 6)
1) It is no longer new. People have now seen this style before
2) I just very very recently placed highly using this
3) I don't think the execution and idea is as good or creative as the last one.

It was pretty tricky for me to get all 3 images looking the same. As much as I was determined not to make any changes in between shots, the lighting changed as the sun rose, and the umbrella in the 3rd shot darkened everything as well.

When it comes to chalk, I have noticed that the simpler something is, the better it works. In this triptych, I find myself pretty much only staring at the first photo. I almost have to force my eyes away to look at the rest. I am pretty positive it is because it is the simplest.

After Challenge:
Thanks guys! I am very happy to get another top 10, and to be a little more assured that the first time wasn't just a fluke :-P
Believe it or not, this fluctuated between a 5.1-5.5 on the first night, and then sky rocketed up. Someone must have been playing games with me.

Special shout out goes to pitrpan, who made my day with his super nice comment. Thanks!


Statistics
Place: 8 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.4158
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2143
Avg (non-participants): 6.4730
Views since voting: 3432
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 190
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/15/2010 10:16:28 PM
great idea!
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11/15/2010 03:14:09 PM
I LOVE this! Great job. Congrats on 8th!
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11/15/2010 03:34:10 AM
Congrats on another great finish! Hope your good run of form continues for a long time! Cant understand the low votes??
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11/15/2010 12:12:54 AM
I thought this would do better
Very creative
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2010 07:50:31 PM
interesting concept.
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11/14/2010 06:42:15 PM
Very clever. Cute story as well. Very well done.
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11/14/2010 05:08:30 PM
Your work is fantastic, and truly inspiring.
Fun, creative and appealing, and very artistic.
I love the boots matching the umbrella, and the 'dots' on the chalked umbrella half-finished.
You've certainly developed your own style which appears to get better at each challenge.
9.
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11/14/2010 02:35:08 AM
Cute idea.
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11/13/2010 09:57:28 PM
very creative! loving it 9!
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11/12/2010 05:01:53 PM
This is really great!
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11/11/2010 04:28:12 PM
The first 2 pics are great! You lose me on the third. The real umbrella gets lost in the background and loses effect. You should have kept the drawn umbrella with the cats and dogs. IMO
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11/11/2010 10:36:11 AM
clever... from shez
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11/11/2010 09:21:28 AM
8
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11/10/2010 12:15:24 PM
i love this idea. I feel it's a shame you didn't just use the same background and add to it, but it wouldn't suprise me if i've missed a point.
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11/10/2010 08:30:21 AM
Too late for the chalk challenge :) I like the simplicity of the color.
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11/08/2010 11:55:53 PM
Great concept
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11/08/2010 03:54:30 PM
SO clever. Well done. Great humor and art direction. Just a tad dark, especially on the last one.
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11/08/2010 03:35:11 PM
So very cleverly done! I wish the 800 pixels rule didn't make this so small. I'm left wanting to see more. Good stuff. Congrats. (not voting)
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11/08/2010 09:46:51 AM
funny
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