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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Cabrillo Beach
Date: Nov 21, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2010

Two fisherman, three gulls. No hopes or expectations at all. Entering because I applaud the idea behind the challenge.

[Nov. 27th, 2010 09:19:05 PM]

Oops - typo on the title - should have been "Fishermen". That's what the two unidentified objects are on the left.

[Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:13:20 PM]

Can you tell I only had one day to shoot last week? That this looks a bit like the entries for Clouds and Vintage? And who knew that the blurry Lensbaby would outscore the other two?


Statistics
Place: 8 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.4343
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 6.2737
Views since voting: 1584
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 175
Comments: 50
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/05/2010 02:27:36 AM
This was sweet Deb. I had this pegged as the Blue. You used the Lensbaby brilliantly for this shot. You'd better put this on a canvas!
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12/05/2010 12:43:10 AM
Golly! 8th place in this confusing challenge... and I missed it?

It's a fabulous image, Deb!
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12/03/2010 07:32:41 PM
Originally posted by pointandshoot:

one day to shoot and six days to train the birds. I'm on to your secret.


LOL. Congrats on the finish!
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12/03/2010 04:03:57 PM
one day to shoot and six days to train the birds. I'm on to your secret.

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12/03/2010 01:54:39 PM
Congrats on the top 10 and some bling of your own! Awesome gull shot!
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12/03/2010 12:50:16 PM
Congratulations Deb. Great image, great finish!
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12/03/2010 12:49:55 PM
I saw this and thought ... that's how you use a lensbaby.
Beautiful work.
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12/03/2010 12:24:11 PM
Congrats on top 10 - another great bird picture!
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12/03/2010 11:37:53 AM
WooHoo! Top ten for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia and her birds.
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12/03/2010 09:55:34 AM
Wow, that's great spot-on focus with the LB. Great shot. (Was this using a 3.5 or 4 ring?)
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12/03/2010 09:37:59 AM
Nice going, Deb. I still think I'd do much better with The Composer than I ever did with my original one which I sold.
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12/03/2010 08:38:09 AM
Knew it. Had to be you.
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12/03/2010 07:55:44 AM
Your new pigeons! A Bear Paw award and a top ten. Congrats!!
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12/03/2010 06:37:16 AM
Soul sister Deb - this is a wonderful image, I'm glad you entered!
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12/03/2010 04:52:59 AM
AND you got a paw???? SHEESH! No more whining from YOU, missy.
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12/03/2010 03:19:15 AM
and you were "depressed"?! I wish I had a finish like that in this challenge. Congrats Deb! Great shot!
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12/03/2010 01:24:24 AM
Sweet! Congratulations Deb!
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12/03/2010 01:20:27 AM
This is lovely Deb.
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12/03/2010 12:35:42 AM
Well done Deb!
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12/03/2010 12:23:04 AM
Way to go, Deb! I'm so delighted a Paw went to you! Congrats on top-10! And with a Composer, no less :-)
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12/03/2010 12:21:50 AM
There ya go, Deb. Good score, top 10. :)
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12/03/2010 12:13:35 AM
Whoo-hooo!!!
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12/03/2010 12:13:34 AM
Oh WoW this is good ! Front and center! Look at you!
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12/03/2010 12:11:55 AM
Wasn't this fun?! Congratulations on the top 10. I got fooled by a pigeon photo that I thought was yours. Nice switch up having the gulls.
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12/03/2010 12:11:54 AM
Look at you with your top ten :) You kept your nice score quiet. Nice challenge to get a top 10 in.
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12/03/2010 12:10:57 AM
regarding the title... I interpreted it as referring to the gull that was in focus. :) I gave this a 7. congrats on the nice placing!
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12/03/2010 12:04:19 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! You broke the curse!!!!!! This is such an awesome shot, Deb. And once again, we finished next to each other. ON THE FRONT PAGE!!!!!!!!
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12/03/2010 12:02:48 AM
YeeeeeeeHAW!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 11:54:01 PM
"If you want to be happy forever," the gull said to me, "learn to fish." A fisherman by inclination if not by trade, I find myself agreeing with the gull, but the gull is not a man, for all that she's a fishing gull.

She deserves a Bronze Paw.

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12/02/2010 10:11:59 PM
lovely image..9
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12/02/2010 08:19:35 PM
Bird bird tree tree, symmetry, I like it.
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12/02/2010 07:50:21 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 05:31:58 PM
Whoa, just right.
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12/01/2010 10:27:18 PM
love the tones, the composition, and the one burd blinded by the light. Excellent.
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12/01/2010 09:19:53 PM
Beautifully composed and good use of selective focus. I like the subdued golden lighting and the feeling that I too am in flight.
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12/01/2010 11:19:07 AM
I love the processing. Looks like an old photograph and the depth of field is perfect. Bumping to 8
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12/01/2010 10:38:19 AM
I think you are ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' melethia. If you aren't I have just paid you a profound compliment. It's a beautifully judged photograph. Thank you.
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11/30/2010 03:01:10 PM
kind of like a bird's pov. i feel comfortable in this image.
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11/28/2010 09:21:04 PM
I like this. It shows just enough of the scene to really setup the story.
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11/28/2010 05:46:21 PM
I like the way they're walking toward the viewer along the leading line.
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11/28/2010 11:59:42 AM
Magical lighting.
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11/27/2010 11:40:43 PM
nice. 8
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11/27/2010 04:25:39 PM
Awesome photo. Really cannot say much more than that. Wonderfully executed. One of my favorites.
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11/27/2010 04:14:32 PM
Very Posthumousy. ;) (not voting)
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11/27/2010 03:01:47 PM
wonderful composition with gulls reflected in the trees... or trees reflected in the gulls?
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11/27/2010 01:55:57 AM
Great choice! I'm drawn to the strong side light of the main gull, staring me down, daring me to...well who knows what a gull would have me do!
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11/26/2010 01:44:20 PM
This is wonderful in many ways. I love the processing, and the DOF takes me to a new dimension (another world maybe).
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11/26/2010 05:09:29 AM
Nicely done. The dark tones and processing suits it well. 7
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11/26/2010 01:52:46 AM
I am learning SO much viewing the images in this challenge. Combining the lensbaby with b/w - this is so inspired and marvelous. The lighting is just so emotional, and the leading lines of the fence are perfect to lead us through a delightful and rewarding image. There is something to enjoy everywhere one looks.
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11/26/2010 12:22:28 AM
Oh this is brilliant. 9
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