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Autumn through the eyes of a Child
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Challenge: Autumn (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Winterton - South Africa
Date: May 15, 2012
Aperture: F5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2012

Thank you very much for the votes and a double award as received from Anita...you make my day with this recognition :)

Havent been taking pictures lately but had the time to do so when we went away as a family to the mountains. It;s autumn of course here and there is beautiful autumn colours. We went to visit Amanda ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ammie and was great to see her again and even sleep over with them. Thanks again for your hospitality Amanda

I took many landscape shots with autumn in mind but this shot was to me the special one Im glad I was able to shoot. It was taken on the way to the mountains in a little town Winterton. What makes this special is first that it's one of my sons - Dawid.
Secondly it was taken at a spot where some history took place between me and my wife Ingrid. Back in 1992 when we hardly knew each other, on the spur of the moment we drove back from Varsity to my parents place for a quick visit. How this happened was a long story but the short of it was that as it was a long journey and at like 02h00 in the morning when we got to Winterton..I was so tired that I could not drive any further. She did not have her driver's license so she did not drive herself..which left me with no option but to park the car underneath these trees and sleep... She was not impressed as she was sitting in the middle of nowhere, with a strange young man whom she did not know and she was beginning to wonder what she was doing there..she was wide awake and could not sleep. Can you believe that it ewas after this short holiday that she fell in love with me...:)

20 years later we are revisiting this place with 3 sons...shooting frames of them kicking leaves through these very trees where my old car was parked. I had to go through a nostalgic journey when I thought about this while I was shooting. Thanks to my wife..as always

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.9398
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.9091
Avg (non-participants): 6.9459
Views since voting: 2182
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 133
Comments: 44
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/29/2012 06:15:22 PM
I'm so glad this ribboned!! What a great shot -- the perfect one for autumn. 9 from me!

I'm way behind on my congrats -- so I'm playing catch up. (ketchup?)

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05/27/2012 09:49:53 AM
Hey, I only now notice who is behind my top vote for the challenge. Congrats!
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05/26/2012 10:02:01 AM
Great stuff ,Congratulations.
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05/25/2012 08:41:48 PM
Congratulations, Rian. This was my favourite shot in this challenge. It's so full of fun and energy. That is a lovely story, so I'm even more pleased that you did well with this shot.
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05/25/2012 12:43:45 AM
Well done Riaan, lovely fun image.
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05/24/2012 01:56:57 AM
heerlike foto en dierbaar van jou om die mooi storie by te sit. Baie dankie.
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05/24/2012 01:51:31 AM
Congrats Rian on a great shot- love the swirly color here. And thanks for sharing the great story too :)
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05/23/2012 01:15:30 PM
excellent capture! congratulations!
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05/23/2012 01:10:47 PM
Love the energy and joy you've captured.
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05/23/2012 11:22:34 AM
Another well deserved ribbon, Rian! The story makes it even more special. Congrats!
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05/23/2012 10:36:10 AM
Great story Rian! Congratulations on the ribbon and as always, I love your work.
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05/23/2012 09:51:59 AM
Lovely effect! Congrats on the ribbon. I am not sure why this image suffered so many low votes.
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05/23/2012 06:01:41 AM
Great job capturing the youthful joy that can be found in autumn. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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05/23/2012 05:01:52 AM
Nou kyk dis hoekom die een geribbon het. Was lekker om julle almal hier te he. Groete en geluk
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05/23/2012 03:37:02 AM
Fantastic, Rian! Congratulations!!
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05/23/2012 02:31:08 AM
Joyous! And what a lovely tale to go with such a beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/23/2012 02:18:42 AM
that was one of my fave.. how does one get the colors so sharp on a blurring shot. i would like to learn that technique
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05/23/2012 02:05:25 AM
Way to go Rian. Taking a little break clearly hasn't done any harm to to your photography skills! Thanks for the story even though I knew some of it already - I can see why this shot meant to much to you... and a ribbon whose colour matches the shot perfectly!
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05/23/2012 01:52:48 AM
This photo really tells the story of Autumn, it is so alive and tells a wonderful story. Congratulations, marking this as one of my favorites.
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05/23/2012 01:13:37 AM
This was my favorite of the challenge, actually. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/23/2012 12:43:50 AM
Joyful and totally deserving of a ribbon, well done.
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05/23/2012 12:40:32 AM
Magnificent and artistic. Congrats on your ribbon.
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05/23/2012 12:28:25 AM
I gave this a ten.

But I give the story a 19.

Congrats on it all!! :D
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05/23/2012 12:25:06 AM
What a wonderful story behind this shot.
So much fun and whimsy, it's no surprise it did so well.
Congrats Rian!
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05/23/2012 12:14:43 AM
Glad to see this ribbon; one of my favs.
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05/23/2012 12:13:55 AM
A wonderful image and was my pick for the blue. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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05/23/2012 12:10:08 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Rian! I'm rather proud of my honesty: I gave you my highest vote and without it I'd get a ribbon... but I'm happy to be behind you, your image is the best one :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2012 11:47:30 PM
10 from me. (earlier) I love this!
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05/22/2012 09:36:15 PM
Bumping this one up, b/c it's a shot I wanted to take but didn't get around to it, and hey what else is a kid to do when he stumbles upon all those leaves.

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05/22/2012 08:29:01 PM
makes running through the leaves look like a lot of fun
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05/22/2012 06:26:05 PM
Brilliant shot !!
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05/21/2012 05:43:05 PM
Nice take on this theme. I like how there are swirls in the leaves.
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05/20/2012 04:19:56 AM
Very cool processing
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05/18/2012 04:46:04 PM
Absolutely wonderful. 10
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05/17/2012 12:26:39 PM
Top 3
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05/17/2012 10:33:39 AM
The fun of kicking the fallen leaves as high as you can - very well expressed. The movement works to express the playful feeling. Composition seems a bit out of balance.
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05/17/2012 08:29:30 AM
I love it; my top pick; hope it does well for you. (voted earlier)
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05/17/2012 08:04:12 AM
Good stuff.
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05/17/2012 12:46:40 AM
luv iit
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05/16/2012 07:29:37 PM
Wonderful idea... IMO the best one in this challenge
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05/16/2012 09:42:29 AM
This made me smile. ;)
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05/16/2012 02:41:46 AM
Nicely done. Great way to incorporate some "action" in this challenge. In the top ten, contender for a ribbon. Stands out among the entries.
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05/16/2012 02:41:00 AM
Oh sweet. Blue jeans contrast well with the dry leaves. Great one
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05/16/2012 01:14:03 AM
Oh! This is just soooo good. What memories it brings back. The slight motion blur with the wonderful panning blur, the colours and the emotion are all just fantastic. The first image for me to vote one and I feel I am seeing a winner. Well done!
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