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Challenge: Negative Space VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Nov 10, 2013
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2013

[Nov. 17th, 2013 09:21:14 PM]

I'm still going back and forth on this one. I really liked the idea -- and I like the lighting, but I'm not sure I'm happy with the frame. Maybe it's just the wrong frame, and a different frame would have worked better. But actually, it's the only frame I had this size. I pulled the mirror out to use it. :)

So -- I had the idea, and liked the idea, but the problem was, when my son held the frame, you could see his thumbs holding the frame up from underneath. So we needed to hang the frame from something.

But what?



The dining room chandelier? It really didn't seem like the best idea. I had fears of my husband coming home to a chandelier ripped out of the ceiling, with plaster, a chandelier, and my son all laying on the floor.

But -- we did it anyway!

The frame was hung from the chandelier with black quilting thread.

And it held!!

Then we still had to tape black velvet to the bottom of the frame to hide the rest of the kid. Velvet is kind of heavy, so it was another opportunity for everything to come crashing down.

It still held!!

We did the shoot as quickly as we could, with my son holding on to the frame vveeeeerrrry carefully, trying not to pull down at all...

We finished with everything intact -- chandelier, ceiling and kid. :)

Thanks for all the comments!!

Place: 1 out of 99
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11/20/2013 08:51:56 AM
no wonder he looks worried - good one
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11/19/2013 04:50:04 PM
Great shot!! Congratulations.
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11/19/2013 05:04:09 AM
I thought I recognized ol' droopy there. Give him an annoying hug from me, and congrats on the "ribband" as they'd say in Blighty...
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11/19/2013 12:05:05 AM
Congratulations to both of you, Wendy. Wonderful work.
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11/18/2013 06:11:12 PM
Congrtats Wendy.
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11/18/2013 02:29:54 PM
Congrats with the result and the still hanging chandelier!
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11/18/2013 01:19:30 PM
ok then you win,congrats,but no caps
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11/18/2013 12:16:37 PM
That is either a small boy or a very large frame. Great photo!
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11/18/2013 09:16:08 AM
SEEyou found a way to use Jesse in your pictures (at least a couple of times now!!!
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11/18/2013 07:41:19 AM
Congrats Wendy; beautiful lighting.
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11/18/2013 12:16:08 AM
Nice work, the ribbon is bonus.
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11/17/2013 11:45:30 PM
cute, maybe borderline cliche, but hasn't lost its charm yet.
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11/17/2013 08:11:43 AM
Unsure, sometimes I enjoy this others not so much.
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11/16/2013 06:39:49 PM
oppressed by the negative space above him, it becomes a symbol of his overpowering depression. a little obvious for my taste, but I do like the lighting on the model, and his expression.
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11/15/2013 02:43:17 PM
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11/15/2013 10:34:36 AM
This works very well for negative space. Nice job.
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11/13/2013 03:46:50 PM
You win.

No vote. I don't vote on challenges that I enter.
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11/12/2013 02:25:07 PM
Details: Use the surrounding space of your subject to create the wow of the photograph.

Love it. Should make the front page.
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11/11/2013 02:02:06 PM
Perfectly square framed and accurate emotional description. Wd Team Mate, another DPC winner. (No Vote Team Image) Easily a 7 with possibly a bump depending on rivals.
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