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The World Tilts Off Of Its Axis
1st PlaceThe World Tilts Off Of Its Axis

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Challenge: When DPC Breaks (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 11, 2016
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 5000
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2016

I'm leaving on vacation soon... and I really don't have time for this challenge.

BUT... WHO could resist it??! *grin*

I'd started this scene/image a few months ago... and aborted it because I had water in the frame... and got so frustrated trying to make it flow out of the frame... I just quit.

That is TOTALLY not like me.

But, I was SO frustrated.

So, I saved it with layers... and gave up.

Now, here were are... months later... I am trying to pack for three different climates... leave meals for Hubby to just microwave... and... and... and...

And then this challenge.

THANKS, Langdon! For your sense of humor... and for your gift to us of allowing us to use old images...

And. I've entered.

The only new image is the ship. One of our sons won it in a contest. I used the ship without permission. BUT... he did leave it here. :D

And afterward... I put it back in the exact dust-free outline that I removed it from. :D

I'm not known for my housekeeping skills. *rolleyes*

The chair. I am still undecided about it. It's added to the scene separately... so I could move it and its Lydia-made shadow anywhere I choose in the scene.

I left it there... chopped off... to make more ... uhhh... more... angst in the image. More like the world has tilted off of its axis.

But, I hope peeps don't hate that. It's "iffy", for sure.

The clouds in the frame and spilling onto the floor are from the window of an airplane.

Google tells anyone who wants to know... how to fold a paper boat.

This I know. :D


Chains 0558
Frame 0553
Girl 0484
floor 0485
chair 0474
paper boat 0551
clouds in frame 7918
ship 5569
clouds on floor 7919
outside clouds 0449

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09/13/2017 04:07:17 AM
Happened across this when I noticed the funky ribbon - this was in the middle of my hiatus when DPC apparently broke. Coincidence? :P Congrats on this. Terrific job.
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08/05/2016 04:14:10 PM
Congrats on the blue! I had a similar idea, but knew I couldn't pull it off. Glad you did :-)
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08/05/2016 03:58:05 PM
Congrats, Lydia!
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08/05/2016 02:51:27 PM
Nice work keeping SC on their toes ;)
Great image that really knocked it our of the park for this challenge which I provided the (lack of) rules for ;)
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08/05/2016 11:31:38 AM
Congrats on the blue, Lydia!!
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08/05/2016 11:07:10 AM
Congrats, great image.
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08/05/2016 09:50:46 AM
Who can resist this lovely comp?--nobody!
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08/05/2016 08:58:36 AM
congrats on the blue. loved the read that gloes along with it.
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08/05/2016 07:41:16 AM
Awesome as usual! Congrats on the blue.
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08/05/2016 05:30:18 AM
Lydia, WHAT an amazing image. Can't stop looking at it. Also love your story. Many congrats, my friend.
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08/05/2016 03:32:17 AM
Congratulations Lydia! This is awesome. Thanks for your notes - as entertaining and enlightening as ever. Have a great vacation.

This wasn't shot at 2.30 was it? When my father-in-law passed away, my brother-in-law inquired as to the time. Around 2.30. Aha! He knew it. 2.30 is when the earth shifts on its axis and it's when everything happens. (????)
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08/05/2016 01:26:34 AM
Thanks, Lydia.
Good comments.
Good image.
Good storey.
Good bye.
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08/05/2016 12:27:18 AM
Nicely imagined and executed. Your persistence paid off. I admire you drive to finish it in the face of mounting other responsibilities. Excellent job, Lydia.
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08/05/2016 12:03:34 AM
What an awesome job. I knew this would ribbon. I gave it a 10. Big Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2016 02:34:16 PM
that's a seriously pretty dress in a lovely composition, The sailing ship is the perfect touch.
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07/29/2016 02:12:43 AM
I thought that this calamity happens because of the stacks of National Goegrapic magazines, actually this is what creates the revolving of the earth; at a spcific time, a few good men push gently but resolutely stacks of NG to create the movement that we know as rotation of earth around the sun. . NOw, of course an unsuspected big malfunction of DPC might create a surplus to the tilting of the axis and at ths point my glass of wine tumbled on the floor.....
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