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Learning to Fly While Holding On
Learning to Fly While Holding On

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Challenge: Paper II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Washington
Date: Feb 18, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 0.60s
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2014

I was so stumped on this challenge. I'm sure there would probably be a bit of paper planes going about. I wanted to show a side of the picture as thought it had a life of it's own. This plane/glider needs wind to fly.

The fan with the string attached symbolizes mother nature holding the young plane's hand and teaching him how to fly.

It was held up by invisible string on the back and just the plain white thread on the front to make it look like as though it was flying.

Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Clarity, Vibrance, Contrast, Blacks were all adjusted to try and isolate the subjects.

Also used Topaz DeNoise 5 for noise cancelling.

Place: 23 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.8810
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 5.5217
Avg (non-participants): 6.0875
Views since voting: 312
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 126
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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02/26/2014 04:27:37 AM
Originally posted by cutout:

love the visible string 8

Yeah, I made sure it was the only thing visible. Unfortunately, I didn't know how much processing was allowed, so that is why you can still see on the underside of the wing near the back edge where the transparent fishing line was used. In order to hide it better I painted the fishing ling line with a black sharpie. worked great.
02/26/2014 04:19:25 AM
Thank you all for the comments and the votes. I have been trying to make sure that the challenges I do can in some way help me learn of this wonderful hobby. I havent been able to crack the top ten but as I learn more and more, I know I will someday :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2014 08:33:19 PM
love the visible string 8
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02/24/2014 04:41:18 PM
The title works so great with this. Awesome choice of cropping, too. My only desire is that it was a more plane-looking paper plane, does that make sense?
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02/23/2014 09:13:09 PM
You realize now everyone is going to try this lol. Nice composition.
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02/21/2014 09:56:57 AM
very creative
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02/19/2014 08:49:58 AM
Giving this an eight, but I might revisit to elevate the score. The idea is fantastic.

Revisiting, there are two other entries I like better, so this will stay an eight.
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