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Sonifo


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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S70
Location: Gillette, Wy.
Date: Sep 26, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2003

Taken out in a field in color, then used the hue colorize to change it to a sepia tone. I know the horizon is to centered but I think the airplane and the kids have a good leading lines to it plus is in the rule of thirds area. No cropping done to the picture. I really like it.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.5466
Avg (commenters): 9.1000
Avg (participants): 7.3846
Avg (non-participants): 7.6988
Views since voting: 6924
Votes: 161
Comments: 81
Favorites: 57 (view)


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06/16/2006 09:49:08 PM
Hey Soni:

I have been feeling uninspired lately. I came across this image and realized or remembered why I love photography. This is a great shot. Such simplicity, but such a great story...thanks for this

Coley
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02/24/2005 11:27:25 AM
Very retro. I really like the post production treatment of it in your print Flight 2 giving it: a grainy and slightly out of focus quality, a golden glow, and a sort of undefinable edge. It's an instant classic.
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02/22/2005 09:57:13 AM
A classic capture that I keep coming back to...adding it to my favorites! The sepia tone is perfect. Great job!
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06/12/2004 11:44:20 PM
A timeless image. very nice.
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10/12/2003 05:10:51 PM
Realy nice shot that fits in nicely with the rest of your work.
I do agree with ZZ about the framing, but that's realy a detail. bravo!
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10/09/2003 04:41:51 PM
Sonya, I've been meaning to comment on this picture - it is BEAUTIFUL! Just right for the challenge, and so beautiful. One of my favourites. Congratulations!

Ursula
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10/08/2003 01:31:55 PM
Just saw this photo, but didn't have time to vote on it. I love this shot and would have given it no less than a 9. It is very beautiful and emotive. Keep up the good work!

Steve
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10/07/2003 11:50:58 PM
Really nice Sonja!!!
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10/07/2003 12:13:16 PM
Way to go Sonja! One of my favorites of yours!
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10/07/2003 03:51:12 AM
You got robbed! I think this was the best picture entered. If not for the modern looking airplane, the picture has a Wright brothers feel to it. It almost looks like it was taken 100 years ago at Kitty Hawk North Carolina. And as normal, some jerk with no taste and/or no talent gave you a two. There's no way a photo of this quality rates a two or a three or a four...
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10/07/2003 01:12:38 AM
_^^^^^^^^Great photograph!!! Babe ,I'm so happy for you.......BRAVO!!!
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10/06/2003 11:57:58 PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

Again I was surprised when I seen that I got top 3. Woohooo!!
10/06/2003 11:34:04 PM
Congrats Sonifo,

Really a class shot!
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10/06/2003 08:53:24 PM
congratulations on your ribbon
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10/06/2003 07:55:18 PM
Congrats Sonja - should have been a blue IMO, but I guess you can't complain about a red:-) My only (very) slight criticism would be that it's just a touch twee for me - a little sentimental? But that would only be enough to cost you a tenth of a point. Beautiful work.
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10/06/2003 06:14:36 PM
congrats sonja--this is wonderful--i love the tones! :)
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10/06/2003 02:43:45 PM
I REALLY like this photo...I like the "old time" feel to it!! When is it my turn? May be getting a new bike...It sure would be WAY cool to have my pic with it...What do you say? Are you ready to try someone other than family? I'm game
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10/06/2003 12:05:18 PM
Congrats for a very well-deserved ribbon!
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10/06/2003 11:38:17 AM
Congrats Sonja, I really liked this photo and I knew it would be a winner!....Great job
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10/06/2003 11:00:05 AM
Congrats Sonja, I had this pegged for a top 3 finish and I would have been disappointed if it had not, this was my one and only 10 for the challenge. Nice to share the spotlight with you. I definately think this is one of your best.
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10/06/2003 09:19:46 AM
Congrats! Yours was my favorite this time around... Good job!
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10/06/2003 08:46:51 AM
Congrats on another ribbon :) This was one of my favorites :)
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10/06/2003 07:38:53 AM
Excellent job, Sonja 8-) .. Fantastic
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10/06/2003 07:37:43 AM
I had a feeling this might be you Sonja! Awsone shot! Congrats!
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10/06/2003 06:26:21 AM
I knew this was yours when I saw it.:) Awesome capture, congrats :)
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10/06/2003 04:08:30 AM
This wonderful photo felt like you, Sonifo. It just had your touch. :) Beautiful. Congratulations. I'm proud that I gave you a 10. Means I have good taste. LOL
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10/06/2003 03:44:25 AM
Count yourself very unlucky not to have won!
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10/06/2003 02:50:47 AM
Had a feeling this was you Sonifo. Congrats to you, you need a few red ribbons to balance out all them blue ones you got :-)
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10/06/2003 01:51:28 AM
Once Again, beautiful work. Congratulations!
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10/06/2003 12:45:41 AM
Hot damn, you did it again! This photo displays your usual talent and unusual vision, or vice versa :) Thanks for your comment on my photo this challenge. It is an honor to receive positive feedback from one of the ribbon winners.

Message edited by author 2003-10-06 00:48:35.
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10/06/2003 12:20:32 AM
Great image, Sonja! Congrats on another ribbon. You are going to have such great photos for your children (and yourself) once they are grown!
Take care,
JD
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10/06/2003 12:08:32 AM
Nice Job Sonifo:) You have such a way with children in your images. Congrats!
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10/06/2003 12:03:51 AM
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! congrats, soni! :hug
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10/06/2003 12:01:35 AM
Excellent photo. This is what I feel real photography is all about!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 11:42:51 PM
Just stopped and had to stare! this IMO is the BEST photo in the challenge--
Its very emotive, and captures the Spirit of a young mind--

The framing, tones, and subject are all flawless-- I hope this gets offered as a print, its been awhile since Ive seen this high quality on DPC, its just great, and gonna be in my Favorites list-- 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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10/05/2003 10:35:21 PM
simply stunning!
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10/05/2003 07:36:44 PM
Mais oui! Lovely! The spatial emptiness in this photo is absolutely gorgeous.

Boy and toy could be positioned a tad further to the left - to assign a more generous flight path for the plane and to emphasize a classic composition.
I'd consider rotating the image very slightly to level the horizon line...
Ideally, perhaps, the shadow side of the boy could do with more brightness (fill flash?). Yet overall, it is especially the meticulously variable lighting, which is so astounding.

The subtlety of the hue chosen for the image documents fine taste, IMHO.

[It is a 7 on my personal scale (of all I know). I am rating it at 10 in the context of DPC.]





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10/05/2003 09:46:43 AM
frame it
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10/05/2003 05:56:45 AM
sheer beuaty ! I love it
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10/04/2003 08:50:33 PM
Very serene. I like the sepia tone. 10
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10/03/2003 11:40:19 AM
Great shot. I like that you showed the boy throwing the plane and not just the plane. Good luck!
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10/03/2003 01:46:16 AM
Fantastic picture!! This photo is very pleasing to the eye - good work on the post adjustment. This photo is something that's different and appealing. Well done!
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10/02/2003 01:34:07 PM
Very nice photo. This is one of my favorites. I like how you have gone with the sepia here. The only thing I'd do different is crop a little more off the left side of the picture during the post process or pan the camera left while you were shooting. Just a minor detail I still think this is a great shot.
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10/02/2003 08:09:47 AM
I think this will do well. Nice tones - gives it a wistful quality. I think I might crop some of the space behind the 'pilot' out.
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10/02/2003 07:55:16 AM
cool shot - i like the lack of color here. nice.
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10/01/2003 09:26:52 PM
Perfection! The plane being in the hottest part of the sky, to the outfit of the young boy... this images has everything it takes to be a ribbon winner. Nicely done! 10 -danny
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10/01/2003 11:23:37 AM
What a great shot - very emotionally charged and full of childhood memories. Carries such a strong nostalgic sense of meaning.
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10/01/2003 08:34:23 AM
You got a 10. Feeling magical with this one. I like the suggestion of motion, the color treatment and the composition.
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10/01/2003 12:44:03 AM
This is wonderful. Composition strong, removing color makes this picture even more attractive to me. 10
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09/30/2003 11:09:10 PM
Great subject and surroundings. The B&W is nice, but there is little much green in it in my opinion. I'd have tweaked it to make the tone a little "browner".
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09/30/2003 06:00:36 PM
Very evocative. I just love this picture and the sepia treatment is just right.
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09/30/2003 04:15:42 PM
I love it.
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09/30/2003 04:13:09 PM
I can find only one 'fault' with this photo, and that is that I don't like the dead space behind the 'pilot'. But that's just me. Awesome shot.
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09/30/2003 01:39:00 PM
Exquisite - as always! 10
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09/30/2003 12:46:59 PM
A sense of nostalgia here. Nicely done with the monochrome tones.
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09/30/2003 11:24:12 AM
This is a great photo... I like the composition, the choice of sepia, the scene in general... Would have been a good one for the current "dream" challenge too... Has a "dreamy" quality to it. Very nice. 10pts
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09/30/2003 08:47:48 AM
nice feel to this - the boy's dark clothes, the textures of the field, and the angle up from his arm
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09/30/2003 03:18:08 AM
Spectacular...love the "feel" of this captured moment! 10
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09/30/2003 02:45:32 AM
This is an excellent image, it's my favourite for the challenge and the only 10 I have given. I am very keen to know who did this, it's wonderful, well done.
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09/29/2003 09:42:25 PM
I really like this shot, I think the sepia tones work really well. nice work.
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09/29/2003 08:40:19 PM
This is such a great photo. This would probably when in "Nostalgia". Love the hue that you choose. It gives a great sense of the "Past" and the feeling of childhood. The clothes he wearing really helps with the contrast and makes him pop out of the picture. Same for the plane. The depth of field also helps with this.

This would make for a great postcard or greeting card. Absolutely beautiful.
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09/29/2003 07:15:45 PM
A Spinmaster Air Hog remote controlled plane! (I have one, too!) Nice shot! I like the toning here. Even though these are very colorful planes, this looks like a nice, oldtime photo.
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09/29/2003 06:15:42 PM
Different from the run-of-the-mill birds and aeroplanes that were to be expected, but you haven't compromised despite the great idea: excellent composition, location, and technical work. manges to create an aspirational feel - somehow it looks like an old-fashioned kid out playing, a kid who never heard of Flight Simulator. My top of this challenge.
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09/29/2003 05:53:07 PM
Could not be any better.....the clouds, weeds, boy, and his pose...just love it. Wonderful work.....right down to his hat. Very stylish shot. 10
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09/29/2003 02:53:15 PM
Great use of shades and dof.
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09/29/2003 02:25:05 PM
Great shot, it has a real 'innocence' about it. Love the relationship between the boy and the plane, his eyes (actually moreso the angle of his head) and hand lead the view in an almost 'circular' fashion back to the plane. This works really well in sepia, adds to the mood of the photo and the freedom and innocence of a bygone era. I shall watch this one with interest come the end of the challenge, but I doubt I'll have to get off the front page to find it. Good Luck, Todd. 10
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09/29/2003 01:35:55 PM
Ok, This is the BEST shot of the challenge! I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks for inspiring! :o) 10!!!!!!!
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09/29/2003 12:31:51 PM
Simply beautiful. Great capture. Emotive. Excellent composition and tones.
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09/29/2003 12:31:34 PM
The simplicity of this picture is very good. I like that it is a little soft and the choice of sepia. The sky and the grass and the little boy up to his knees in it, and his focused concentration. All excellent. (sonifo?)
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09/29/2003 10:59:20 AM
Great light, composition, and execution. Hope you get a ribbon!
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09/29/2003 10:35:18 AM
Excellent interpretation of the challenge. I think the modifier (in this case, the boy) is what will set this picture apart from many of the others in the challenge. Well done.
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09/29/2003 08:50:52 AM
Very nicely executed! I love the choice of tones!
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09/29/2003 08:24:21 AM
Nice shot, very well exposed. Great sky. One small quibble... I'd have lowered or raised the shot so the horizon did't cut across his torso. I also think a tighter crop would have worked better. 8
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09/29/2003 07:26:31 AM
Wow, I feel like I've been transported back in time! This is just wonderful. I love the textures in both the field and the sky which make the smooth lines of the airplane and the boy really stand out. I also like that the moment you captured this shot, the plane was right in front of the one real break in the clouds, brightening it up and almost giving the impression that it's what parted the sky. Good luck with the challenge.
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09/29/2003 04:48:01 AM
Great pic, my favorite so far for this challenge, very nicely done
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09/29/2003 02:09:31 AM
This is the one for me...stunning
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09/29/2003 01:06:54 AM
beautiful shot. nice choice of b&w, great focus, light, composition, and location!
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09/29/2003 12:46:38 AM
This look like a lot of TV ad i've seen... very nice, nostalgic
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09/29/2003 12:42:41 AM
wonderful photo...I love the feeling of nostalgia....great color tones, and clarity
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09/29/2003 12:23:08 AM
phenomenal. = 10
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09/29/2003 12:12:28 AM
Excellent coloring, love the light variations as well. I like the innocence of the photograph. Very well done.
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