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Challenge: My Buddy and Me (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Sep 1, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2012

Wow, an honorable mention! I never thought I would get such an honor with this image. I love the image dearly, and it almost made my wife cry with joy when she saw it, but I didn't think it had DPC appeal.

But boy oh boy, you all gave me such wonderful votes and comments, I thank you all!

The people in here are me and my son. One night when the sky had beautiful patterns, we went on out the lawn hoping to get this shot. I setup the camera on a tripod with a wireless shutter, and exposed for the sky. I then set the focus distance scale to 10 feet, and took 3+ paces out from the camera (hoping I would be in sharp focus). I picked up my little man, and we had some fun playing as I tried hitting the shutter remote in my left hand (not easy to do with a wiggly kid in your hands).

Based on the back side image, it was hard to tell if I go the shot I wanted, so I took more and more as the sun light faded. Came back in, loaded the images on the computer, and was amazed to find this wonderfully heartwarming image.

This will be going on the wall for sure :)

Place: 5 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.5833
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2917
Avg (non-participants): 6.6806
Views since voting: 1151
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 96
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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09/14/2012 04:37:33 PM
Really nice moment. Congrats on the HM.
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09/14/2012 10:08:59 AM
How incredibly special, and an HM to boot!! Huge congrats!
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09/14/2012 08:37:08 AM
Wonderful capture, Mike. Like Lydia, I ache to see the boy's silhouette and father's expression better against the sky at the top - maybe you can lighten it before you print it POSTER SIZE :) Congratulations on the HM.
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09/14/2012 03:40:40 AM
Fantastic, Mike! Congrats on HM.
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09/14/2012 12:22:17 AM
Great shot, Mike! Congrats!
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09/14/2012 12:08:59 AM
Great stuff Mike, delightful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2012 09:04:40 AM
Nothing like picking up a kid like that. My youngest just turned four, and seeing this picture makes me sad for the day when I will no longer be able to do this.
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09/12/2012 08:18:23 PM
Wow, great color and silhouette.
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09/11/2012 12:06:18 PM
great shot ribbon from me
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09/08/2012 11:34:16 AM
My fav so far, I think this will do very well. What I like best about this image is the composition, very nice color hues, and touching image. Good luck! 10
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09/08/2012 09:59:23 AM
I LOVE the silhouette!!
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09/07/2012 11:17:09 AM
oh golly! Fabulous! Love that one leg kicking up. Wish the top sky were just a bit brighter...

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09/07/2012 09:32:43 AM
Nice silhouette and great sky.
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