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Challenge: Umbrella III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Punchbowl National Cemetery
Date: Oct 19, 2014
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2014

Thanks for the votes and comments! I didn't think this would do well so I'm happy that it did.

The shot was taken the day Hurricane Ana came through the islands. The shot is from Punchbowl National Cemetery. You can't tell from the shot but it was pouring rain with some pretty strong wind gusts.

While taking the shot, I was holding an umbrella in one hand and the heavy camera with the 70-200 in the other hand, all while trying to get as close to the ground as possible (without having to lay on the grass) with the wind blowing me around trying to steady the umbrella and camera. As I'm trying to adjust the lens with the umbrella hand, one gust blew the umbrella so hard it jerked my arms back which made the camera whack my face and gave me a bloody lip. Oh, the hazards of striving for a ribbon. :)

...oh, and thank you very much Marcia for the Eagle!

Place: 3 out of 37
Avg (all users): 6.4444
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 6.2083
Avg (non-participants): 6.5303
Views since voting: 1549
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 90
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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11/03/2014 04:13:59 PM
Your commitment is laudable :)
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11/02/2014 06:30:09 AM
really NIIICE! :)
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10/31/2014 10:25:51 PM
It seems you will do anything for your images, Mark.... including shooting during a hurricane. Beautiful work as always :)

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10/31/2014 10:17:57 AM
Colors are wonderful!
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10/31/2014 09:36:23 AM
Great green tones and depth Mark. And those are some creepy trees!
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10/31/2014 03:35:34 AM
Congrats! You deserved this after the ordeal involved.
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10/31/2014 02:33:16 AM
Congratulations on the HM, Mark. I didn't recognize this as yours, but I now recognize the location. Well done.
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10/31/2014 12:12:09 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2014 08:40:46 PM
Excellent leading lines, tilt of the umbrella is perfect between the trees and the gravestones
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10/30/2014 08:31:51 PM
Very poignant
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10/30/2014 04:34:14 PM
This is my second favorite in the challenge - I like the story, the composition and the vibrancy
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10/30/2014 01:35:41 PM
Very strong composition and good light, and the photo is well suited to the shallow DOF. I like it.
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10/30/2014 10:38:47 AM
Wonderful submission for the challenge, I love the pop of color. 10 from me.

Message edited by author 2014-10-31 14:06:22.
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10/30/2014 02:06:50 AM
Great leading lines and it certainly evokes emotion. The trees are like protectors guarding the realm of the fallen. My favorite in this challenge.
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10/29/2014 04:02:34 PM
Just a touch too much contrast for me, but nicely done otherwise. 7.
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10/29/2014 12:46:34 PM
This has real good things,hope it does well.
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10/28/2014 08:00:18 AM
I love the leading lines.
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10/26/2014 11:17:00 AM
Already voted, coming back to comment. This is image evokes emotion to the viewer. The dof is perfection. Congrats on a very well composed and creative image.
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10/24/2014 04:23:37 PM
Effective use of leading lines. I gave it an 8. Is he saluting or just holding the umbrella?
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10/24/2014 06:53:23 AM
nice leading lines, DOF
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