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Challenge: Tilted II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Aperture: F 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2009

Wasn't going to enter this challenge and didn't make any effort to go shooting specifically for it. However, I came up with something I had shot anyway that I think works well. (sometimes those are the best) I was asked to shoot the Halloween fair for the YMCA where my wife works. I put myself at the base of the bouncy-slide for some fun shots of the kids coming down. This little girl was particularly animated, and even at 5 frames a second, I think she was in the air for most of them. I just love the expression of joy on her face, hence the title. Seems that I shot it a bit tilted in the first place, so I added a little bit more, and I think it added to the action.

Pre-challenge notes:
Guessing a low to mid 5, perhaps.

Anticipated critiques:
-Harsh midday sun.
-Might be a little graininess showing in the sky on some monitors.

Post-challenge notes:
Came in about where expected, but an in-challenge fave, a Posthumous yellow, and a high commenter average tells me it had strong appeal for a narrow group.

I think the hard midday sun was what hurt the score the most, but I think I did as well with it as possible. On top of which, I really like the shot myself. I think I managed to convey a sense of childhood playfulness and joy. Not a bad showing for something that started as a good snapshot.

Statistics
Place: 80 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.3155
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4375
Avg (non-participants): 5.2606
Views since voting: 1144
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 206
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/05/2013 06:59:49 PM
Oh that's such a genuine portrait of a little girl having a ton of fun. Great timing.
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01/05/2013 01:06:45 PM
What fun! I LOVE those slides, and miss the times when our daughters were younger and we'd go.
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07/10/2010 10:11:29 PM
And this one got a yellow ribbon - very nice! I like it except for the strange artifacts across the upper middle of it. I'm sure the new Photoshop can take care of that for you.
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12/04/2009 09:43:29 PM
I like this a lot! The deep colors, the composition, and most of all that look on her face! And her shiny shiny shiny gold pants. And that you got her in the air. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2009 10:10:58 PM
Who says I don't like joy??

I give this a yellow ribbon.

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11/06/2009 07:03:07 AM
she looks like she's having fun, definitely a tilted image, the border doesn't work for me on this one.
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11/05/2009 08:40:09 PM
A fun picture! Nice shot!
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