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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Lensbaby 1.0 (The Original)
Location: NJ
Date: Nov 21, 2010
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2010

[Dec. 2nd, 2010 11:55:57 PM]

Wow!!! I just logged on and saw that I received a comment from thread creator ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' De Sousa and an actual posthumous blue ribbon from the man. Really makes my night! Thank-you to Paul (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique) for being supportive of a few of my recent images that were not received well by the general voters. I was shocked and delighted to be one of the people to receive the blue from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous himself. I was more than satisfied with simply receiving a nice comment from Don(who made me check that comment helpful box a hundred times this week). I enjoyed reading the thread for this challenge and going through all of the fantastic images. Many of my favorite works of art (music, poetry/writing, painting/sculpture and photography) are ones that I didn't initially care for. Some, I even hated. It takes a certain amount of time and effort for me to appreciate great works of art both technically and emotionally. Those that grow on me over time usually have the deepest and most profound meaning to me. Many times I will go back through entries from past contests and see photos that I gave a lower score than I would today. This was a fantastic contest that allows people to look at photos differently and think differently about photography and art. I hope we do it again soon.

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments and the favs. It was a great week.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.3277
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 5.6173
Avg (non-participants): 5.0833
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 177
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/05/2010 11:30:33 AM
Originally posted by tnun:

Never made it to comment, but it clung to me, growing.


That's funny because I thought this was yours!
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12/03/2010 08:25:54 AM
Thank you for the very kind mention in your Photographer's Comments, Richard. I have been genuinely enthralled by some of your recent stuff. Inspired too. And I could not be more delighted to see your Posthumous Blue. I think it's especially great that you are doing this kind of work lately because, unlike me, you have something to lose! I never was much good so it doesn't matter to me if I crash & burn score-wise.
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12/03/2010 04:24:56 AM
Haunting and inspiring and dreadful and divine. Congrats on your blue.
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12/03/2010 12:52:25 AM
Never made it to comment, but it clung to me, growing.
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12/03/2010 12:23:53 AM
Hapilly gave this a 10, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 11:17:53 PM
wonderful textures in the tree branches, along with interesting blur. a fave this challenge. 8
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12/02/2010 07:52:56 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 06:58:19 PM
magnificent use of reflection. a haunting image.
I'm giving 5 ribbons total. This is one of my Posthumous Blues.

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12/02/2010 04:41:58 PM
This makes me feel as though I'm struggling to wake up from a disturbing dream and failing, when I give up and accept it, it turns out to be peaceful. Very Clever.
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12/02/2010 01:22:16 AM
This put a smile on my face. A tree haunting a house where it once stood. Makes me love and respect my home. Outstanding.
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12/01/2010 08:07:34 PM
Horrifying. Really. (And dig those fractal patterns over the house.)
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12/01/2010 10:33:43 AM
Remarkably weird. Also weirdly remarkable. Top ten for me. Thank you.
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12/01/2010 03:33:39 AM
The blur is the energy that excites the detail like electricity to a neuron.
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11/29/2010 03:34:36 PM
Beautiful capture. is the tree sentient? Looks like it could be. I love the combination of detail and blur of the tree and very nice ghost grass.
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11/29/2010 02:52:23 PM
This has a negative mash-up look to it and it works well. Great contrast and tones.
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11/29/2010 04:50:36 AM
ful-of-mystery---9
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11/28/2010 07:05:24 PM
spent some time with this image. I really like it. great work.
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11/27/2010 10:30:23 PM
Wonderful combination of scenes both through the glass and reflected.
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11/27/2010 09:05:44 PM
wonderfully mysterious and intertwined. excellent.
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11/26/2010 12:35:38 PM
visually explosive.
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11/26/2010 05:03:57 AM
Not sure what to make out of this. This type of style must include a reason for me to be like this. You may have some deep thoughts and reason behind the way you did it, but I'm having difficulties seeing it. 5. sorry...
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11/26/2010 01:35:35 AM
Beautifully done. Great use of zoom to emphasize the ghostly nature of the transparent tree.
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