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Gordon


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Challenge: Transitions (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: Apr 16, 2002
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2002

Wedding rings, wedding invite, macro lenses ( 4, 2, 1 stacked) off camera flash, and white card bounce. Converted to greyscale in Photoshop, resized and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.8932
Avg (commenters): 7.6607
Avg (participants): 6.9500
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 4044
Votes: 206
Comments: 62
Favorites: 17 (view)


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07/28/2006 02:36:07 PM
This is just spectacular. The B&W feel (duotone or no) is perfect, the composition and angle of the invitation across the shot are perfect, and the DOF is perfect. And the DOF is appropriate. So many people use narrow DOF "just because" without it really making the eye go somewhere specific.

And all of the things everyone said earlier are true, although I don't know why anonymity was so crucial.

Thanks for providing a great example to try to follow.
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04/29/2002 04:33:00 PM
anonymity is overrated, and i'm really glad that your photo didn't suffer from a lack of it. congratulations!
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04/29/2002 07:38:00 AM
Thanks to everyone who liked this. It isn't technically a black and white shot, as it went from colour to a final duotone shot, which gives the slight red tint to the 'blacks' I liked this more than a pure B&W, as I got married in a kilt with a lot of maroon, so it seemed appropriate.

I was suprised by the number of people that commented on the lack of anonymity - didn't realise it would be such an issue.
04/29/2002 07:24:00 AM
1's and 2's on this photo? Explain? Beautiful capture, well lit, nice composition and right on target for the subject.

Maybe having your name on this Gordon got a few haters?
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04/29/2002 01:19:00 AM
Congrats on an excellent capture. I love the crispness, yet softness of the photo. You did a lot of things right on this one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2002 10:27:00 PM
Very clever, Gordon.
04/27/2002 04:57:00 PM
Very nice photo...captures the challenge very well. The date on the inside of the ring is a wonderful touch...Well done!
04/27/2002 01:17:00 PM
nice shot, can't believe people don't get the transition.
04/27/2002 11:00:00 AM
ahhhhhhh.
I like hte reflections you got on the rings
04/27/2002 05:52:00 AM
gordon, a really beautiful shot here. definitely a huge transition in your life! dof weas fabulous, and all th detail you were able to get with the inscription on the inside of the ring...fabulous!
04/26/2002 08:52:00 PM
very clean compelling visual. nearly perfect lighting. would like the ring pair just a leeetle lower in the frame, the left ring symettric from the bottom border with the distance the right ring is from the right border
04/26/2002 07:52:00 PM
one of the better marriage themed photos
04/26/2002 03:20:00 PM
Hmmmm. wonder who this could be. Nicely shot. Oh and congratualtions! Tim Now about the rating................. : )
04/26/2002 03:00:00 PM
I get it! Great photo.
04/24/2002 02:55:00 PM
You're right, the biggest transition of 'em all! Nice shot.
04/24/2002 01:04:00 PM
You lucky man DPChallenge and a recent wedding.
04/24/2002 12:40:00 PM
so much detail my eyes bleed! very nice! i would have moved the rings to the left about 5%
04/23/2002 08:34:00 PM
Sorry, but if I know the photographer, I'm going to bias my vote down... (just kidding...=) The depth of field onthis is wonderful! Spectacular focus on the rings. I think you should use this for teh top of your album!
04/23/2002 06:01:00 PM
I'd say this is a major transition. Good Composition and clarity. I like the fact that you can read the date in the ring.
04/23/2002 05:53:00 PM
I think this is a little sentimental for you, erm, whoever took this photo. Great detail in the rings.
04/23/2002 03:50:00 PM
Well Gordon, I would have given you a 10 but since I know you took this picture your getting a 1. Just kidding. I like it very much.
04/23/2002 12:42:00 PM
excellent, the world's largest transition, love the crispness
04/23/2002 11:34:00 AM
Wonderfull photo. The composition and FOD is perfect.
04/23/2002 03:51:00 AM
Liked the idea. Lovely clarity in the picture, you can see all of the details on the rings, and good to see a black and white medium used for this sort of shot.
04/23/2002 01:42:00 AM
Great composition very classy, maybe had you tried messing around with alternate ligting?
04/22/2002 09:09:00 PM
The best of the bunch!! Beautifully shot.
04/22/2002 08:32:00 PM
this was an important transition for you, but it appears it has already happened, and now you've gone back to try and recreate it...however, to me it seems like a weak interpretation...but this is only my opinion...i do like the placement of the artifacts, this would look great in a wedding scrapbook or picturebook
04/22/2002 07:33:00 PM
Gordan I think you gave away your shot having your name in it. Great concept and great exposure.
04/22/2002 06:50:00 PM
Great idea ... I started to run out and get married just to be able to do this, but I couldnt get all the details worked out.
04/22/2002 05:59:00 PM
If any fits the challenge, this one does. Very good but if its not too late, STOP!---10
Can you not get 100% DOF ?
As I think about that, the primary subject IS in focus. It may be you did exactly what you wanted.
04/22/2002 04:41:00 PM
Nice photo. Sort of lumps in with the funerals as a transition. (just kidding)
04/22/2002 04:11:00 PM
Good shot, *whoever you are*. Nice work as always!
04/22/2002 03:25:00 PM
OK, so where's the transition? JUST KIDDING! Good, clear photo. I like the composition.
04/22/2002 02:34:00 PM
Nice work, good shot, great b&w work.
04/22/2002 01:54:00 PM
i really like this picture, the use of the invitation as the background, and the use of black and white make this picture.
04/22/2002 01:23:00 PM
Beautifully photographed Gordon. You need to have this made into a picture to give to your relatives as a wedding day gift. One of my top five.
04/22/2002 01:15:00 PM
wonderful. nice job.
04/22/2002 12:49:00 PM
What a beautiful transition you have found... and a nice thing you can frame to commemorate it as well.. :)
04/22/2002 12:47:00 PM
loop
04/22/2002 12:27:00 PM
Great shot Gordon. That's a keeper.
04/22/2002 12:09:00 PM
I like the layout and use of B&W in this shot.
04/22/2002 10:37:00 AM
I wonder who's shot this one is :) Nice shot.
04/22/2002 09:29:00 AM
Nice. Big transition in my life too ... good to see it isn't just my ring that has taken a battering in the last few months!
Would have liked to have seen a bit more reflection from the top of Amanda's ring ... it looks almost black to me
04/22/2002 08:41:00 AM
I really like this photo. I do wish you had not used your name in it:(
04/22/2002 08:33:00 AM
This is beautiful. Anyone thinking this is not a transition has never been married. I love the photo.
04/22/2002 08:32:00 AM
Nice composition. Why's the girl's name always first?
04/22/2002 08:14:00 AM
For only being married a few months your ring sure is beat up :)...Nice photo Gordon...
04/22/2002 07:31:00 AM
This is a very strong photograph.
04/22/2002 07:06:00 AM
nice
04/22/2002 06:48:00 AM
Great shot... but not exactly anonymous!
04/22/2002 06:23:00 AM
Very touching shot.Doesn't really show a transition.
04/22/2002 05:54:00 AM
beautiful impacting shot- but it kinda gives away who the photographer is!
04/25/2002 02:29:00 PM
cheesy
04/25/2002 12:33:00 PM
Nice shot Gordon
04/25/2002 12:20:00 PM
I'm not sure if this is colour or monochrome - great lighting :o)
04/23/2002 02:52:00 PM
Now thats beautiful and very imaginative A definte 10 plus
04/23/2002 02:05:00 PM
I think out of all the wedding photos, this one is the best photographed. The date in the ring is awesome and the b&w shows everything off. Very cool.
04/23/2002 01:19:00 PM
nice shot Gordon and belated congrats to you and yours on 2/12/02
04/22/2002 05:36:00 AM
Good focus, nice macro shot, but it kinda gives away who the photographer is, doesn't it?
04/22/2002 01:38:00 AM
I wish there was a way to tell who took this picture!
Nicely done. I wouldn't change a thing.
04/22/2002 12:33:00 AM
Excellent photo.. very nice composition and very nice interpretation of transition... I'm not too keen on the aspect of this entry not being 'anonymous'.
04/22/2002 12:19:00 AM
I wonder whose this is. I wonder how many sarcastic "I wonder whose this is" comments you'll get. Good photo, great transition.


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