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The stranger
1st PlaceThe stranger
timmi


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: Nov 13, 2010
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5s
Galleries: Emotive, Street
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2010

Shot very early morning on the boardwalk of Lakeshore near Sunnydale. I was photographing the fog and the boardwalk when a stranger passed me, scaring the bejeepers out of me. I jumped and almost toppled my tripod :) I was only able to snap few before he disappeared into the fog.

I almost didn't submit this image, because I thought it's not the kind of image that DPC would appreciate. But I told myself, who cares, this image came from my heart. I enjoy shooting in the fog and I was pleased with it. So hopefully others will like it too...

THANK YOU ALL for the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 154
Avg (all users): 7.2167
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 7.2909
Avg (non-participants): 7.1538
Views since voting: 5051
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 120
Comments: 54
Favorites: 30 (view)


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11/28/2010 02:44:57 AM
i'm so happy this is the shot that won.
congrats on the well deserved blue!
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11/26/2010 07:43:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,nice work.
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11/25/2010 05:08:03 PM
I'm so glad this image won. It sends a fantastic mood, something every one of us is trying to achieve in our photos. Good thing you decided to post it, especially as it came from the heart and it's great that so many people connected.
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11/24/2010 08:31:45 PM
Congratulations on the blue. I love this evocative shot.
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11/24/2010 07:42:08 PM
This might be my favorite picture I've seen on DPChallenge. I love it. Very glad it won the challenge.
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11/23/2010 11:27:27 PM
Congrats!!
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11/23/2010 10:05:14 PM
Nicely done
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11/23/2010 06:54:19 PM
Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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11/23/2010 12:59:23 AM
Congratulations on your blue! awesome shot!
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11/22/2010 11:13:33 PM
Thank you so much for all the comments. It made my day. Woohoo :)
11/22/2010 07:03:08 PM
What a fascinating and well shot image, Nella! Big congrats on your blue!
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11/22/2010 04:52:11 PM
A beautiful, evocative image. Congratulations.
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11/22/2010 04:11:28 PM
congratz !!!

it reminds me on one of my entries ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/797/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_633136.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/797/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_633136.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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11/22/2010 04:08:59 PM
Amazing. Instant fave.
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11/22/2010 03:48:56 PM
wonderful. Congratulations!
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11/22/2010 03:21:44 PM
Beautiful leading line... lovely image. Congrats Nella!
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11/22/2010 02:01:42 PM
congrats on your very deserved ribbon..nice image!
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11/22/2010 12:41:49 PM
i love fog! really beautiful image - glad to see it rewarded. congrats.
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11/22/2010 12:33:17 PM
this is just wonderful... the lights, the reflections, the mist.... just a beautiful image. Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon!
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11/22/2010 11:54:44 AM
Oh, I really like this. Congrats on your blue ribbon.

Funny how the subject, who might have appeared threatening, is softened by the shopping bag!

Message edited by author 2010-11-22 11:59:38.
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11/22/2010 11:46:08 AM
congrats very nice!!
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11/22/2010 11:00:46 AM
WONDERFUL image - Congratulations on your 1st Blue! More to come I'm sure. :-)
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11/22/2010 11:00:37 AM
I've been doing the happy dance all over the place for you. Congrats for the blue on what is undoubtedly the best of the bunch.
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11/22/2010 09:52:24 AM
Oh, I LOOOOVE this photo! I am so PROUD of the voters for awarding this with its highest honor. There was a time when the voting masses weren't quite artistic enough to appreciate the artistry of something this amazing! CONGRATULATIONS!
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11/22/2010 09:32:12 AM
Very cool capture. Congrats on your BLUE!!
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11/22/2010 09:16:54 AM
Fantastic shot, the subtle shades are just perfect. I love these kind of lonely moods. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
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11/22/2010 09:01:25 AM
Wow - how gorgeous! Huge congratulations! Wonderful to see such a moody monochromatic shot get the recognition it deserves. Everything here came together perfectly - that tree on the right is just the right shape, the leaves on the ground and the reflected light drizzling through, the fog swallowing your stranger. And the composition is dead-on to take advantage of all these elements. Wonderful!
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11/22/2010 08:15:41 AM
Congratulations! This was my pick for blue. Well deserved.
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11/22/2010 07:40:57 AM
Way to go! Congratulations :)
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11/22/2010 07:28:57 AM
How wonderful to see an image like this on the front page! It is absolutely fantastic. Dark, moody, like an old spy movie, something is going down here...congrats on the blue!!
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11/22/2010 06:39:46 AM
simply wonderful, nella! congrats!
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11/22/2010 05:41:36 AM
Congratulations, wonderful mood and composition.
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11/22/2010 04:32:24 AM
So happy this won--yay, great taste has arrived. Congratulations.
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11/22/2010 03:26:09 AM
THis is totally amazing I see why you won, are'nt you glad you entered it, sometimes those are the shots we think don't do well but they do. Well done, a fave now.
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11/22/2010 03:13:10 AM
Am so glad dpc voters saw fit to do justice to this wonderful piece of art! Congratulations you deserved it!
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11/22/2010 01:05:30 AM
The site is still down but I am so pleased for you Nella
Welome back friend I hope all is well with you
Congratulations on your BLUE Ribbon Way to Gooooooooooooooooo!
I gave you a 9

Message edited by author 2010-11-22 03:35:07.
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11/22/2010 12:09:56 AM
I can not see your photo because the site is down. I am sure it's great and congratulations are in order. Really worth the ribbon. Way to go!Great 1 place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2010 07:16:25 PM
This is a wonderful image; the lighting, processing and subject are great.
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11/21/2010 07:10:09 PM
This is my 10. Bumping, and good luck to you, stranger :-)
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11/20/2010 01:15:52 PM
THE MAN SEEMS TO BE CENTER
11/19/2010 12:39:16 AM
Beautifully composed and I love the mist and lights.
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11/18/2010 10:33:29 PM
Oh, very cool!
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11/18/2010 09:36:37 PM
Love the fog and tone from the lights.
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11/18/2010 10:09:00 AM
Excellent image, this is so well handled, from seeing the scene, the leading lines, the lighting, the slightly blurred figure and the PP.
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11/17/2010 07:28:07 AM
I love the spooky eerie look to this. Nice processing.
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11/16/2010 10:03:25 PM
I really like how spooky feeling this is. The squiggle in the reflections really add to that end. I might've liked to see the stranger a bit more right of center with more of the walkway to the left, so further pull us into the scene, but very good as is.
(not voting, fellow entrant)
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11/16/2010 06:31:57 PM
Very nice work
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11/16/2010 05:00:48 AM
So much in love with this image 10
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11/15/2010 05:01:35 PM
great composition, love the feel as well, has me thinking of the movie exorcist. 9
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11/15/2010 12:47:25 PM
wow...I like this
one of my picks for a ribbon..9...not o sure if it will be appreciated by dpc voters though
good luck!
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11/15/2010 09:39:15 AM
Oh I love the mood. Great warm bw conversion!
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11/15/2010 02:19:54 AM
This is a really beautiful shot! For me it would have been better without about a third of the bottom part of the shot but on of the best shots of the challenge. 9
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11/15/2010 01:42:43 AM
I've been sitting, staring at this image for a long time. I am hypnotized by it. To me, this is a perfect image, offering tidbits of delight in every pixel, from the glistening trails across the lined path, the geometry of the bands of light, the glow of the lights seeping through the delicate branches, the fog, the figure, the graceful shapes they all create. This is MY blue ribbon.
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11/15/2010 01:02:22 AM
Excellent! I love the mood and your processing of this!
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