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2nd PlaceTrent Parke

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Challenge: Celebrating Magnum's 70th Birthday (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Jul 29, 2017
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2017

[Aug. 13th, 2017 09:15:25 PM]

So I wasn't familiar with really any of the photographers. And, of course, I left it until the last minute. I really wanted to enter something, but they all seemed to be basically photo journalism. And this is really a pretty boring town for that.

So it was the last day, I was desperately looking through the photographers. And then I came across Trent Parke. And there was a statement saying that he was always chasing the light.

I had something! I had gone to the river with my husband and the morning light was so perfect. Instead of playing in the water with Jeff and Corey, I plopped down on the sand with my cell phone. I hadn't brought my camera. I wasn't intending on taking photos. But the light and the situation was just too good to pass up. I brought the images over on the computer and tried to play up exactly what I was seeing. Gorgeous morning light.

Thank you for the comments! It was a morning of just sheer joy. If you want to lose yourself in happiness, watch an 8 month old puppy play. :)

[Aug. 13th, 2017 09:15:51 PM]

Oh -- edited to add -- and try to remember those moments when he's being a complete pain in the rear!

Place: 2 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.2564
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5882
Views since voting: 1276
Views during voting: 83
Votes: 39
Comments: 9
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08/16/2017 06:39:31 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy. i didn't do my homework for this challenge, so didn't enter, didn't vote. But I still appreciate this as a beautiful, and engaging photo.
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08/16/2017 09:14:42 AM
Good one Wendy... congratulations!
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08/14/2017 10:57:05 PM
Congratulations, Wendy! The light is fabulous!
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08/14/2017 01:51:31 PM
You certainly got the perfect light. Congrats on the Red, Wendy.
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08/14/2017 11:04:18 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge because as I looked through Magnum's site. I realized I was totally ignorant about these famous people and wouldn't be able to come close to their works.
Wendy congratulations on your second place. Beautiful.
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08/14/2017 12:07:35 AM
Super well done - the shot, the processing, everything. Congrats Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2017 09:02:34 AM
Bold contrast, beautiful light, and lovely composition.
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08/07/2017 10:54:05 PM
I'm not sure if it's just the processing I like on this image, or the image itself. I think it's the former. In fact I know for sure it is the former. I've looked up Trent Parke's work and it's astonishing it's brilliant it absorbs the mind, he's probably one of the better photographers on Magnum to be sure and to emulate him is a rather difficult task, I don't think you have achieved that brilliance, in my humble opinion. Still nevertheless a good try.
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08/07/2017 10:05:44 AM
Love the silvery water and the obvious joy of the dog.
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