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Challenge: Leap Day: In The Style Of: Natsumi Hayashi (Advanced Editing VII)
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Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Mar 7, 2012
Aperture: 4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2012

This is, again, my much put-upon daughter. She has been 'leaping' in various places all week, the poor thing, but nothing was working well enough for us both to be happy with it. This was our last chance to get something acceptable... on the way to school on the last day available for submission. After half a dozen crossings, we got this! I'm so proud of her for her persistence.

[Mar. 13th, 2012 05:36:04 AM]

About 18 hours before rollover and I must admit, at 7.1*** I'm getting excited. Going by the chatter in the threads, I doubt that this will win, however it is by a long margin my personal best. Hope it stays above 7 - that would be sweet!

[Mar. 14th, 2012 07:39:44 AM]

Sweeeeeeeeeet!

You beauty! 7+ and yellow! Woot woot!


Just some quick added comments for anyone who reads this after the fact:
The lollipop lady is FANTASTIC! I had explained to her what I wanted to achieve & why and she gladly went along with it - she was pretty stoked when she found out I came third :) The extra child was a bit of a bonus.

My daughter Samantha has been SO excited about the comments you guys have been leaving - thanks so much for that (it makes for a willing victim for my future photographic exploits). We were talking tonight about it and I mentioned the comment about the 'little smile' and she said 'that just proves I was enjoying myself'. I said to her not to let that get out because I'd told everyone that I had to beat her into submission to take part, then photoshop out the bruises. She was mortified! - until she worked out I was kidding - then I got 'that' look. You know, the one that says 'that's just not really funny Mum'. She rolled her eyes and walked away. Love it.

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03/18/2012 11:15:11 PM
Wonderful and whimsical! Congrats on your new personal best, first 7+, and first ribbon!
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03/16/2012 02:11:39 AM
I would have been mad if this didn't ribbon. It is a great tribute to Natsumi-san.
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03/15/2012 06:02:21 PM
Congratulations, Pam! Excellent result from all that persistence. I'm glad to see the little smile on your daughter's face. She obviously enjoyed collaborating with you.
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03/15/2012 06:02:13 PM
Congrats on the ribbon - great teamwork!
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03/15/2012 01:14:39 AM
Pam, hug that daughter of yours and buy her a pass to the movies for herself and 3 friends! Congratulations.
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03/14/2012 05:11:45 PM
Congrats! great Job!
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03/14/2012 01:35:12 PM
Way to go, Pam! Perseverance pays off!
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03/14/2012 12:39:25 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. It's really nice when the shot finally falls in place!
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03/14/2012 12:38:15 PM
Congrats on the first ribbon!
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03/14/2012 12:16:54 PM
One of my favs,Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/14/2012 10:01:35 AM
Wonderful shot! Love it!Congrats on your new PB and the ribbon too!
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03/14/2012 08:02:27 AM
Congrats. By the looks of the crossing guard she probably was getting tired of watching your daughter cross. Did you ever think of asking her to jump too?
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03/14/2012 04:48:18 AM
WTG Pam!! Congrats on PB and your first ribbon! I'm sure there will be many more. Nice job. :)
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03/14/2012 03:22:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This is so quirky and wonderful.
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03/14/2012 01:47:17 AM
First ribbon? First of many, I am certain. Great job, Pam (and Pam's daughter). Congratulations!
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03/14/2012 01:24:34 AM
Very well done! :)
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03/14/2012 12:50:51 AM
Worked out well and she is no doubt resting nicely now...hehe 9
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03/14/2012 12:29:34 AM
Wow your first ribbon congrats to you.
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03/14/2012 12:14:35 AM
Wahooo..I knew you would ribbon. Congrats!
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03/14/2012 12:09:12 AM
This is a fantastic shot, very glad to see it on the front page. Well done!!

ETA: You owe your daughter a bonus in her weeklt allowance! :-)

Message edited by author 2012-03-14 00:37:53.
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03/14/2012 12:04:19 AM
this is great. I new straight away this was an Aussie shot, am guessing at which state but I think the lollipop lady's hat gives it away :) What a wonderful daughter you have to co-operate so well :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2012 11:53:51 PM
Nice one
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03/13/2012 12:59:20 PM
Awesome picture. One of my favorites. :)
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03/12/2012 02:53:31 PM
I really like the way this turned out. The blue uniforms work well to offset the yellow/orange.
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03/12/2012 02:51:15 AM
But where's her lollipop???????
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03/11/2012 06:22:12 PM
Perfect capture of the style IMO.
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03/08/2012 11:00:27 PM
Perfect.
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03/08/2012 08:44:18 PM
great color!
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03/08/2012 05:57:47 AM
Top ten shot for me.
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03/07/2012 03:56:11 PM
Nice hidden jem - I didn't see this on my first pass. Really good illusion.
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03/07/2012 03:35:33 PM
Extremely saturated photo... but nice levitation shot.
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03/07/2012 01:15:33 PM
a good one!
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03/07/2012 01:02:06 PM
Terrific!!
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03/07/2012 10:33:27 AM
Colorful. Sharp. Excellent Subject.
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03/07/2012 03:31:24 AM
Great! Just what the challenge ordered. Well done.
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03/07/2012 02:30:53 AM
excellent imitation of her style, has forward movement and levitation good shot from one of our australian contingent 9
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03/07/2012 12:38:01 AM
fantastic! the lollypop lady doesn't look too impressed haha
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03/07/2012 12:35:16 AM
Oh. LOVELY JOB!





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