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Raining Skittles
2nd PlaceRaining Skittles
Mike


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: For Dallas (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Apr 22, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2012

i had a feeling this would get red. i knew i had no shots against Gyaban's masterpiece. the score started and stayed put at 7.3ish the whole time.

my daughter really loved making this with me. it was a lot of fun and we at lots of skittles when we were done.

it was my first real test using my new umbrella and flashes. i was pleased with the outcome. believe it or not i barely touched up my daughter, really only pushed the levels and some slight dodging and burning.

after we took the main image she threw the skittle up in the air in front of a white background and and i shot them. afterward i added them in post, lots of them different sizes and added some motion blur to the layer to add the falling effect.

the white backdrop was replace with a blue gradient to give it a clean look. i wanted to try and get outside to get a sun breaking through the clouds shot but the weather wasn't cooperating that weekend.

thank god for expert. initially i tried taking it all in one shot but my daughter kept flinching when i threw skittles at her.

I'll see if i can get some outtakes since some were pretty funny.

thanks for the comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.2553
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1613
Avg (non-participants): 7.3291
Views since voting: 4949
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 141
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/24/2012 08:23:19 AM

I LOVE THIS LOVE THIS LOVE THIS FROM SHEZ.....

I GIVING YOU MY 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL OF EXCELLENCE AS WHENEVER I LOOK AT THIS IMAGE (NOW A FAVOURITE AS WELL) I SMILE A LOT A REAL LOT AND THEN THINK JUST HOW CLEVER BUT SIMPLE SO DESERVED THIS RED RIBBON... AS IT IS A WINNER IN MY BOOK, RIBBON OR NO RIBBON...
DUE TO THIS, AND ALSO HOW IT TOUCHED MY HEART SO MUCH, DESERVES MY 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE...

CONGRATULATIONS FROM SHEZ

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A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE AND ALSO A SMILE IN MY HEART... THANK YOU...

05/15/2012 06:22:50 PM
Great shot Mike very bright and cheerful, just what the challenge called for :)
05/08/2012 07:59:48 PM
Congratulations! A really charming image.
05/04/2012 12:46:13 PM
Heheh... Waiting for the outtakes!

Congrats on the red and PB!
05/02/2012 10:35:03 PM
Congrats!! I totally Guessed this was an 21_F.gif sjhuls shot. But then I ran across her actual shot.
05/02/2012 02:55:30 PM
Congrats on the red and new PB!
05/02/2012 02:42:40 PM
Congrats on the new PB and the ribbon!
05/02/2012 11:44:10 AM
Congratulations.
05/02/2012 10:35:54 AM
WHAT A FUN PHOTO AND TOOK ME INTO MY CHILDHOOD AND WAS WISHING IT WAS ME HOLDING THAT UMBRELLA AND ENJOYING THE SKITTLES FALLING DOWN AND THEN EATING THEM ... AWESOME RESULT FOR AN EQUALLY AWESOME IMAGE XOX.
05/02/2012 10:30:22 AM
Congrats on your Red. She looks so happy must of been a very fun photo shoot. She is a beautiful and natural model.
05/02/2012 10:21:11 AM
Great work! Dallas will love this! Congrats on the Red.
05/02/2012 10:11:27 AM
Yeah go easy on the kid with the Skittle pelting okay? ;) Congrats Mike, this turned out wonderful- and you have a beautiful daughter too :)
05/02/2012 09:44:10 AM
Nice! I had this spotted for a top spot early on! Very clean, very nicely done.
05/02/2012 09:39:17 AM
Congratulations!

"but my daughter kept flinching when i threw skittles at her."

They tend to do that... :)
05/02/2012 07:06:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Mike! Great story and execution.
05/02/2012 06:52:06 AM
Wtg mike, very well done.
05/02/2012 05:57:03 AM
That's really a great entry mike, you turned a kid's dream into reality! Congratulations.
05/02/2012 05:26:21 AM
This is exceptional. I thought for sure this was 21_F.gif sjhuls. That is a huge compliment btw.

05/02/2012 03:37:35 AM
congrats mike! i had an idea for skittles as well but didn't get it in - glad to see this on the front page!
05/02/2012 03:21:57 AM
Way to go, Mike! Congrats!
05/02/2012 01:23:29 AM
congrats..!
05/02/2012 12:31:22 AM
Congrats on the red and a new PB. Outstanding image!
05/02/2012 12:06:54 AM
Awesome job, Mike. So well done!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2012 09:29:45 PM
Great idea, colors, and overall image! I've always dreamed of waking up and hearing "no school..it's raining candy!" :D
This also reminds me of this great book.
05/01/2012 04:46:30 PM
Oh! FUN!!!

Well done.

Could be a bit more saturation in the blues to really make this POP, but I'm sure Dallas got a kick out of it.


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05/01/2012 12:44:20 PM
Nice! Love the idea and it's SO well done.
04/30/2012 11:58:07 PM
What kid wouldn't love that? Beautifully done.
04/29/2012 10:11:46 PM
Great exposure and overall a great shot! Well Done!
04/28/2012 10:36:29 PM
Cheerful and upbeat.
04/27/2012 07:47:06 PM


Message edited by author 2013-07-17 23:10:03.
04/26/2012 05:35:13 AM
Very nice bright cheerful shot.
04/25/2012 10:43:53 PM
Love it!
04/25/2012 08:54:17 PM
Awesome image and perfect for Dallas
04/25/2012 07:52:07 PM
Sweet all around.
04/25/2012 05:47:26 PM
Tis is really cute!
04/25/2012 08:18:06 AM
How adorable!!!!
04/25/2012 12:31:44 AM
Lovely Bright and cheery card!!
04/25/2012 12:04:14 AM
This looks like a dream come true for a lot of kids!


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