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It's a Toss Up!
2nd PlaceIt's a Toss Up!
scarbrd


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Selfie! (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2014

Had this idea for a selfie. Fisheye lens, camera set to 2 second self timer, toss it in air and see what you get.

took about 150 shots to get a couple where it was framed well. Most shots were of the sky or off to the side as it was very difficult to keep the camera oriented right while getting enough height on the toss.

Caught the camera every time!

[Aug. 14th, 2014 11:10:07 AM]

Last day of voting and still hanging on to a 7, barely!

A couple of comments suggested that I didn't really throw the camera in the air. I have over 100 outtakes to prove it!
The lens wouldn't stay pointing down most of the time, so a lot of the images me in the corner, or not in the frame at all, or entirely sky because the lens was pointing up when the shutter fired.

This lens is a manual focus lens, so with it set to F5.6 (on m4/3 that's the DOF equivalent of F11), and preset the focus to about 12 inches, everything from 6 inches to infinity is in focus.

This was actually a test session on the final day to enter to see if it would even work. I was going to go downtown and get buildings in the background, but I really liked the contrast on the green grass.

I am happy with the comments and the score. We'll see if it's enough for the front page! There are 3 or 4 entries in there that are really good.
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Post challenge

w00t! Red ribbon! Thanks everyone!

Here are a few of the outtakes showing how the camera rarely kept the position I wanted!

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 56
Avg (all users): 7.0345
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.8966
Avg (non-participants): 7.1034
Views since voting: 1982
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 87
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/17/2014 12:22:01 PM
Excellent! You're a brave soul and got a fantastic shot to show for it - congrats!
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08/16/2014 07:28:28 PM
If you actually DID throw your camera up into the air... then you don't deserve this ribbon. Ha!

I would have secured it above and then hit the timer button.

Congratulations anyway! LOL!

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08/16/2014 07:35:29 AM
Congratulations on the red! This particular shot is fabulous. I envy your catching skills (and your bravery).
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08/16/2014 12:21:31 AM
I thought about this, but I'm not a good catch! And I can't imagine it coming out better than this. Fantastic job!
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08/15/2014 09:23:18 PM
That's a whopper of a good photo.
And an excellent catch. Were you a basketball player in your halcyon youth?
Congratulations on your ribbon and on retaining your expensive camera/lens.
:)
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08/15/2014 07:13:48 PM
OMG a REAL TOSS with a real camera, I was thinking suspended overhead from a tree....you're a far braver soul than me!!! Grats on the red, well deserved!
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08/15/2014 05:36:15 PM
Excellent David love it.
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08/15/2014 02:13:58 PM
Extra points for having the courage to throw the camera in the air! I thought surely this was done using some sort of tripod contraption :)
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08/15/2014 01:20:03 PM
Amazing you got it so perfectly centered, with the perfect expression. It's what I go through when I create my ghost images, although in those I'm tossing the cloth, not the camera :)
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08/15/2014 12:34:41 PM
Sure not surprised to see this one in the winners' circle. Congratulations. It's really creative and wonderful!
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08/15/2014 12:05:22 PM
pure genuis
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08/15/2014 10:46:14 AM
BTW: when I saw this during voting, I never would have thought you actually threw the camera! I love that you pulled this off =D
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08/15/2014 10:44:52 AM
There have been several apps that encouraged this sort of behavior with an iPhone. They have been banned or don't exist any more. Such a shame. GOod to see someone doing it with something even more expensive!!! LOL

dumb app?! No way LOL

Message edited by author 2014-08-15 10:45:10.
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08/15/2014 08:16:24 AM
A good capture for sure!
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08/15/2014 06:33:05 AM
I would be super nervous about tossing my camera in the air. Congrats on the red!
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08/15/2014 03:26:40 AM
For a moment I thought you had a gopro on a drone. So cool that it's a real toss! Congrats on the red.
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08/15/2014 02:04:46 AM
Your persistence paid off! Congrats on the red, great shot!
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08/15/2014 12:03:59 AM
Way to go, David!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2014 07:45:45 PM
Neat, I like the effect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/14/2014 03:26:48 PM
It's not really a toss up for me. This thing has blue written all over it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/13/2014 03:06:49 PM
I liiiiiiiiike it! Nice and creative and composed so that it's interesting to look at.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2014 10:01:11 AM
Awesome hat! Great shot!
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08/11/2014 03:47:43 AM
Winner. :)
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08/09/2014 02:49:47 PM
Well this is definitely an awesome looking entry.. However, is it considered a selfie if you're not holding the camera..?

I like the lighting here and how nice and green the grass looks.
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08/09/2014 12:17:18 AM
Crickey you took this yourself. must be a bit of hocus pokus here some where 6
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08/08/2014 09:10:40 PM
Nice idea and excellent job.
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08/08/2014 08:37:51 PM
Love how this make syou look like some exotic tropical bird
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08/08/2014 04:09:47 PM
Thought about this type, yours is the ultimate. Well done!
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08/08/2014 09:55:24 AM
hope you did catch it ok
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08/08/2014 12:38:37 AM
I hope the voters believe that you threw your camera up into the air and it focused this well.

This. Is. Adorable.

I love the huge hands.



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