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2nd PlaceClose Encounter of the Swimming Kind

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Challenge: slooF lirpA (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Date: Apr 2, 2017
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2017

[Apr. 9th, 2017 08:37:29 PM]

Usually, I need much more than 48 hours to come up with an idea I like, let alone creating the image itself... but I thought it could be fun to push myself a bit for a change.

I was with my 2.5 years old daughter out for a walk in the woods, as the weather was good. I had my camera with me, and when we crossed a road in the area, I quickly imagined this little project. I photographed the road a few times, with various angles, and continued the walk. The following day, when my wife got back from work, she took care of our daughter while I photographed myself swimming on a chair, with the remote in my hand. I also asked my wife to pose with that old bike we kept in the basements. A few hours of editing later, the result I envisioned was roughly there. I would have loved more time to polish many details up, but well, at least it's there, and it was good fun!

Thanks for the kind votes and comments, much appreciated.

Place: 2 out of 31
Avg (all users): 7.0638
Avg (commenters): 9.2500
Avg (participants): 6.8889
Avg (non-participants): 7.1724
Views since voting: 1328
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 47
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/10/2017 08:58:34 PM
I wanted the splashes that I knew you'd do if it were yours... then I saw your wife.

Congratulations on a ribbon in a 48-hour challenge, Christophe!

Still amazing!
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04/10/2017 01:42:52 PM
Nice! I once thought of shooting something like this on grass and calling it "Depth of Field."

Message edited by author 2017-04-10 13:43:09.
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04/10/2017 10:45:02 AM
Who won???
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04/10/2017 08:36:26 AM
Hey! Stay in your lane! Hehe lots of fun here and nicely done. Congrats on the red!
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04/10/2017 08:00:43 AM
Well done and quite creative. Congratulations!
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04/10/2017 01:53:26 AM
Obviously fortune telling won't make me rich...;-( Still... Great shot and congrats on the red.
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04/10/2017 01:13:31 AM
Congratulations on the red, Christophe. Personally, I think you wuz robbed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/09/2017 11:24:22 PM
Very clever! Top shot.
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04/04/2017 12:46:56 PM
I foresee a blue ribbon in your future....
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04/03/2017 12:09:25 PM
Well I'd give you a 10, but you broke the law. :P
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04/03/2017 01:54:12 AM
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04/03/2017 12:26:18 AM
but were the armpits shaved in photoshop? and how do you say armpit en francais?
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