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The Divide Between Autumn and Spring
The Divide Between Autumn and Spring

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Challenge: You +1 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: New York State
Date: Sep 24, 2011
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2011

This image evolved from falling from an apple tree with the "blurry figure" ready to catch me to several other settings/stories and finally to this idea. I desperately want to squish the middle to bring the two subjects closer to one another to give the image a more cohesive focus, but, alas, it doesn't seem like it's allowed. The squished version had been well-received on facebook though. The only negative about the squished version is that it takes away a lot of the cool fence in the background.

This location is absolutely gorgeous. The wooden fence is perfectly aged, the mountains in the background are perfect for bokeh (not so great for landscapes due to telephone lines), the quaint driveway leads to an old barn, and behind the girl is a row of giant round bales of hay. I tried to get them in the shot too, but it didn't quite work. Many thanks to the man who gave me permission to shoot on his property.

[Oct. 4th, 2011 08:32:04 PM]

I'm not sure everyone was quite able to make out the figure in the foreground. He's holding a bouquet of flowers.

Autumn vs Spring is in the scenery as well as in the emotions of the two people. The intended story is that she's not happy with the relationship and thinks the relationship is dying, so she's leaving it behind. He doesn't get it (or doesn't want to get it) and is trying to revive the life in the relationship with some flowers.

Place: 66 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.3649
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.6471
Avg (non-participants): 5.2750
Views since voting: 580
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 211
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2011 12:02:21 PM
Well I still like it regardless of low votes,Congratulations on 66th one of the best places to be placed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2011 11:55:49 PM
Dude !
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10/03/2011 10:13:36 PM
Honestly I am a bit distracted and I really am not too concerned what is in the foreground.Now I realize it is a bouquet. even better!
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10/03/2011 08:06:55 PM
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09/30/2011 07:29:10 AM
great divide
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09/29/2011 10:19:36 AM
Has that strange quality that is impossible to explain but makes a shot really compelling,I will no doubt be back several times.Hope other sfeel the same.
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