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Challenge: Wind IV (Advanced Editing VII)
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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Jul 10, 2014
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2014

Originally posted by littlemav:

I just have to know how you shot this

This was pretty much my first idea for this challenge. I didn't think I could pull it off so I was trying some other ideas without much luck.

The more I thought about it, the more I figured I could make this idea happen if I used a ladder and a wide angle lens. The tough part would be my model (which kid could pull this off without looking too set-up and while maintaining some innocence and cuteness!).

Anyway, we headed to a park we often go to that has high elevation so I figured the kite flying would at least involve a little wind. NOPE! THere was an event there so we travelled elsewhere. This was a good location because it was heavily shaded with trees and was still light enough to expose the image.

Essentially, I stood on the ladder with the kite and bossed my kid around as much as she could handle. I actaully gave up on my 5-year-old and used my 2-year old for most of the shots. Upon reviewing them, however, this shot of my 5-year-old was the most realistic -- I think I may have actually been holding the kite in this one! =)

I am not a huge fan of selective desat - but it seems to work for this image in muted way and me team seeed to like it! =)

Place: 14 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.0959
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8438
Avg (non-participants): 6.2927
Views since voting: 507
Views during voting: 137
Votes: 73
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/23/2014 06:50:07 AM
You may treasure this one. Fantastic.
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07/18/2014 01:15:10 PM
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07/18/2014 11:48:09 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2014 10:56:15 PM
what an angle, what a story

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07/15/2014 10:43:12 PM
Could have left quite a memorable impression without the selective coloration.
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07/15/2014 08:26:42 AM
My favorites from you yet, proud to have you on the team! (not voted)
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07/12/2014 01:30:16 AM
Fabulous, would be a great book cover.
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07/11/2014 12:27:39 AM
I just have to know how you shot this
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