Le Guide, encore

© Nikki McDonald

Le Guide, encore

Uploaded: March 14, 2008 16:41:17

Description

Finalist
This poor guy has been sitting in the refectory at Mont Saint-Michel in France since June when I took this shot--or since July when I first entered it, depending on how you calculate. This is his third and final re-edit and re-submission--would someone please give him something to eat?
For this version, I have cropped a bit from the top and left side as I thought the image felt cut in half compositionally. I also deepened the color a bit and added a reddish-brown wash to the floor.
I have always thought this capture was more about his solitude within the space than about him (People) or the place (Travel and Place) itself; I am, accordingly, entering this in Elements of Design. If you think this is really a mistake, please let me know.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 100000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125,125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 9.90 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Comments

Pat Gamwell March 14, 2008

I loved this before & love it again! Best of luck this time around! Wonderful work! #877749

Dr. Harmeet Singh March 14, 2008

This is beautiful.Loved the composition..Great work. #5644290

Colleen Farrell March 14, 2008

EoD is perfect for this, imo, Nikki. I remember this one from before and I'm glad to see you've entered it again. I love the colors, textures and of course, the composition! #5644408

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 15, 2008

this is gorgeous Nikki.... (do I remember it from before?). Love the tones and mood...! #5644484

Ron Roberts March 15, 2008

I THINK IT FITS ALL OF THE CATOGORIES GREAT SHOT...RON... #5644773

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 15, 2008

Yes, I remember this and have thought they should have been a winner as I believe this one should too! The lighting is just wonderful as are all the elements of this image, Nikki ♫ k #5645373

Joao Martinho March 15, 2008

Beautiful picture, Nikki. It goes well on the design category. It is a great composition. #5645814

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 15, 2008

Wow He sure is dedicated..He looks as if he has lost some weight
A Croissant perhaps?

NiK I too can not believe that this one has not been recognized
I really liked it then..Love it now..I like the floor color change
Good Luck this time around #5646157

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 15, 2008

I do remember him, Nikki...Has he really been here that long...have we????The feeling I get when I see this is one of great peace. I can hear the silence when I look at this. If that makes sense! I often wonder about which category to enter. This image certainly has strong design elements. Hoping we will see it again! #5646354

Erika Haight March 15, 2008

Very nice image Nikki!! I love the tones and POV!!! Great work!

~ erika haight #5646639

Crystal L. Craig March 15, 2008

Oh, I really like what you've done to this Nikki! Choice composition, really draws you in ... the warm tones add a comfort to this very patient man's studies. *chuckle* Great work :) #5647279

Jayne Martin March 15, 2008

Another great entry!!! Loved it then,love it now!! #5647557

Sandra R. Alvey March 15, 2008

Nikki this is one of my favorites from you, I really hope they recognize it this time! Wonderful re-sub hon! #5647615

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 15, 2008

Nikki, design elements and depth are absolutely excellent in this great capture!! And the lonely guy is the perfect touch on this.
#5647944

Colette M. Metcalf March 16, 2008

Wonderful capture, Nikki!!! #5648678

Indrajit Hajra March 16, 2008

Really picture speaks a thousand words. Awesome Nikki, an image with so much value. Amazing image here, I love it!

#5649671

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston March 16, 2008

Great shot, I love the repeating columns that you have placed diagonally. Overall a great composition with a story! #5651090

John Caruso March 17, 2008

Nicely done Nikki! I'm so happy to see this one again! There are so many strong elements here. It's a top notch job! #5652890

Susan Fox March 18, 2008

This has always been one of my favorite of yours. I am glad to see you trying it again :-) #5659722

Carol Teal March 20, 2008

I think it works well in EOD Nikki. I love the interior of this building and I can sense the quietness of this place. He seems so alone in this big place, but he seems oblivious to the fact. I have always loved this one Nikki, so don't give up on it yet!! In fact, I thought I had this in my favs, but seems I didn't, so it will be in there now! :) #5671119

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 23, 2008

I am Now Sure he was looking up The Word
Perseverance!!!!

Congrats on The EP NiK
It Deserved it Long ago

Have a Nice Easter #5682498

Corinne M. Thompson March 24, 2008

Now that you've received the EFP, make sure he doesn't eat it! ;) Wonderful
rework here Nikki! #5692796

Jayne Martin March 30, 2008

All I have to say is FINALLY!!!! Yes...perseverance!!! This one will go far!! #5716993

Susan Fox April 02, 2008

Love it Nikki! Fingers crossed that it makes finalist :-) #5735550

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 21, 2008

Finally!!
Now he can go Home and Get some Sleep and Something to Eat

Congrats NiK!!! ;0) #5817367

Erin Appelbaum April 21, 2008

Congrats on this finalist Nikki. Good luck. Peter #5817569

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008

spectacular finalist Nikki, congrats!!!!! #5817640

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #5817996

Erin Tyler April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #5818010

Susan M. Hembree level-classic April 21, 2008

Wow! I missed this one. I guess the re-edit worked! I really love this, Nikki! Congratulations! #5818577

Ken Smith level-classic April 21, 2008

Third time's a charm. Congrats, Nikki!! #5819769

Colleen Farrell April 21, 2008

WTG, Nikki! Your persistence paid off--along with your photographic talent, that is! Big congrats again! #5820176

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 21, 2008

Such a beauty, great colors and comp!

Well deserved finalist, congrats!

jo ann c. #5820880

Erika Haight April 21, 2008

You did such a great job this month Nikki!!! Excellent Finalist # 2
:))))) #5820892

Elida Gutierrez April 21, 2008

Caongratulations in your Finalist!!! #5821004

Carol Teal April 21, 2008

WhoooHoooo Nikki!!! I am glad to see this one finally got the recognition it deserved! You know this has always been a favorite of mine!! I just had to comment on this one now, although I have to get in bed. WTG on all your finalists, and I hope to get back soon to comment on all of them. #5821131

Carla Metzler April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Nikki! #5821162

Crystal L. Craig April 21, 2008

Congratulations Nikki on this fine finalist! #5821416

Michelle L. Frick April 21, 2008

Way to go Nikki! I am so happy to see this one as a finalist! #5821417

Steve M. Harrington April 21, 2008

Good on you, Nikki.
Steve #5821468

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 21, 2008

Thanks everyone. I always liked the basic composition of this capture but it was everyone's enthusiasm for each version I uploaded that kept me going as I searched for the perfect edit. I'm thrilled! #5821542

Nadya Johnson April 21, 2008

Fantastic! A fave for me! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki! #5822248

Katarina Mansson April 22, 2008

I am thrilled to see this getting a Finalist Nikki! I love it (but you know that :-)

Congraulations! #5822861

Jeana Clark April 22, 2008


Superb Image Nikki!!!
Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!!
WELL DESERVED!!!

~J~ #5823388

Pat Gamwell April 22, 2008

WoooHoo! WTG, girl! This has always been on top of my favs! Well deserved finalist! #5823627

Sylvia Rossler April 22, 2008

Big congrats on this incredible finalist Nikki :o)Finally this wonderful picture is rewarded :O) #5824789

Susan M. Smith level-classic April 22, 2008

Great background story Nikki. I'm glad you stuck with it and your perseverance paid off. It's a beautiful image ! Congrats on your Finalist :) #5824893

Susan Fox April 22, 2008

Congratulations Nikki :-) #5825415

Susan M. Campbell April 22, 2008

Look at you...another finalist...awesome! #5825494

Dr Silly level-classic April 22, 2008

It's about time. Congratulations on your finalist Nikki. :O)
#5825893

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Nikki!!! #5825998

Laurie Daily level-deluxe April 22, 2008

I am so glad to see this one recognized, Nikki...Congrats again to you!!! #5826063

Corinne M. Thompson April 22, 2008

Congrats Nikki! #5827819

Marcus Grandon level-classic April 23, 2008

Congratulations Nikki!! Great Finalist. The photo speaks. Good luck!!! #5828211

Ron Roberts April 23, 2008

CONGRATS TO YOU NIKKI YOUR DOING SOME WONDERFUL WORK...RON... #5828348

Datha Y. Thompson April 23, 2008

Congratulations Again Nikki!!!! WTG You so deserve it my friend :0) #5829888

Marisol Pastor July 06, 2008

Fantastic color, composition, theme and ambience. #6145673

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