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Celebrating Sunset, Jockeys Ridge
Celebrating Sunset, Jockeys Ridge
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: outerbanks, nc
Date: Jun 30, 2004
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Sky
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

This is my all-time favorite image. The kids were doing what kids do--having a blast. I was just lucky enough to be there to capture the moment.

Very minor post-processing: rotated and cropped, and pushed the saturization.

And, just in case you missed it, this was selected to be Kodak's Picture of the Day for Jan 31, 2005 (and unfortunately, I was unable to share that information publicly because that also happened to be the last day of voting for the Best of 2004 challenge). You can read about that here:
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A few more from the big adventure:
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Statistics
Place: 30 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.6897
Avg (commenters): 8.2424
Avg (participants): 6.6489
Avg (non-participants): 6.8140
Views since voting: 3546
Views during voting: 521
Votes: 348
Comments: 44
Favorites: 19 (view)


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04/22/2006 11:54:58 PM
Love this image so much Skip, so much so I am adding it to my favorites along with my most favorite of yours.....I think from memory it is called "Absolutely Still".....
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06/17/2005 05:15:22 PM
Very cool shot - love the colors & silhouettes.
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02/03/2005 07:00:35 PM
Congrats on a great finish with this, Skip. And congrats again on your Kodak Day. RoB
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02/01/2005 11:58:22 PM
Thanks to everyone for all of the comments and cheers! I couldn't be happier with the way this turned out, especially considering all of the unbelievably incredible (and super-underrated) images submitted to this challenge. This was just one of those moments where everything was perfect; I'm just glad I was able to share it with all of you!

Thanks again,
Skip
02/01/2005 02:29:33 AM
Congrats with your PB and the Kodak accomplishment.
Beautiful work.
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02/01/2005 02:23:12 AM
Congratulations on your placement and accomplishment with Kodak!
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02/01/2005 02:14:04 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
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02/01/2005 12:21:57 AM
Hmm... now where have I seen THIS before? Oh, yes... in Times Square. Congrats! ;-)
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02/01/2005 12:12:50 AM
Congrats on your strong finish and new high score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 11:53:50 PM
One of my top 10 picks. Good luck! :o)
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01/31/2005 11:09:25 PM
This is already a winner, but it'd be nice to see it place really highly in this competition :)
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01/31/2005 08:09:59 PM
Wonderful colors; great emotion captured ; congratulations; should be top 10
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01/31/2005 09:17:49 AM
10 from me. I really like it.
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01/30/2005 03:40:01 PM
Cool pic.
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01/28/2005 08:20:36 PM
10
good luck
i just love this shot
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01/27/2005 07:36:40 PM
Gorgeous color, love the perfect actions and the starkness of the silhouettes. Bumping up one.
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01/26/2005 07:47:50 PM
Absolutely love this shot! Nothing "gets you" quite like blazing color and exhuberant children. The more I see this, the more I like it. Hope you have this framed and hanging in the house - this would be something that would make you smile everyday!
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01/26/2005 05:47:47 PM
very pretty picture !
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01/26/2005 12:29:37 PM
Nicely timed and composed photograph, with good detail. Horizon slightly off level, but didn't take anything away because of it. ((8))
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01/23/2005 12:46:36 AM
pretty damn good image.
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01/22/2005 04:13:58 PM
Great silhouette. Nothing expresses happiness better that children at play!
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01/22/2005 01:35:08 AM
A joyous photo, at a place I'm really fond of. Love the Outer Banks.
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01/21/2005 09:48:43 PM
One of my favorites in the contest, what a moment.
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01/21/2005 12:56:39 PM
Very nice photos. One of my favorites yet.
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01/21/2005 09:24:20 AM
Beatiful image and use of basic potography rules. Great colours.
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01/21/2005 07:08:36 AM
Great sunset silhouette - movement of the kids makes the photo - 8
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01/20/2005 04:16:08 AM
Wonderful. I think this will place very highly.
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01/19/2005 09:06:03 PM
It was a nice picture, then you added the kids celebrating. NOW it's a GREAT photo! I especially love the shorter child's stance - doing the happy dance! 8
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01/19/2005 03:42:28 PM
I love looking at photos on Reuters website and this one could be one of them, this is a compliment, if you know Reuters you know what I mean. Fabulous!
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01/18/2005 07:05:42 PM
Love it! Composition, color, technique, sharpness. A beautiful image! Good luck in the challenge!
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01/18/2005 03:12:12 PM
the second leg seems to be missing - it mars an otherwise great image
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01/17/2005 03:47:08 PM
Oh what an unbelievable sunset! Magnificent pic
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01/17/2005 02:20:24 PM
Very nice vivid colour and fun silhouettes. 9
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01/17/2005 10:37:14 AM
Timeless! Love the crispness of the silhouette. Looking forward to your notes as this can't be easy to achieve.
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01/17/2005 09:03:28 AM
Oh yeah, loved this one! 10
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01/16/2005 04:29:36 PM
hey, I'm from Nags Head! awsome picture, caputers the mood of outer banks kids
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01/16/2005 04:24:40 PM
I really like this - the real bright sky with the dark silhouettes. A few things bother me about this though... I find the yellow in the sky to be very distracting and the running child appears to have only one leg. I think this would work great as a panoramic image. I would crop out the yellow part of the sky and crop up from the bottom to leave just a sliver of land - that has more impact for me. Nice catch though!
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01/16/2005 02:13:58 PM
Sell it to Apple!
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01/16/2005 09:44:35 AM
Great capture.
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01/16/2005 08:49:30 AM
fantasic job
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01/16/2005 08:29:05 AM
I know this one! I still love it.
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01/16/2005 07:19:04 AM
You've taken this quite a long way from the 'real' with that sky. It works, compositionally, just fine; but my immediate feeling is that it might have been the more powerful for a more real sky. There is a clash of sentiments, with that very processed look and yet the candid obvious fun of the children - almost a sense of playing on the eve of disaster, perhaps? Though a lot of that comes from your title, I suppose: without which, it would be possible to see this as a depiction of terrror, those poses could be fear and flight as much as anything.
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01/16/2005 04:16:54 AM
This is spectacular. Really really joyous. Normally I would find the yellow a little too much, but it seems to work fairly well here. Oh and the horizone seems to recede fractionally from left to right. Whatever. 9.
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01/16/2005 02:41:10 AM
Excellent
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