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Gone with the wind.
Gone with the wind.
armin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Movie Titles (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-P8
Location: Cambridge
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

Sneaked out with my kid's brolly this morning and that's what happened.

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 328
Avg (all users): 5.8118
Avg (commenters): 6.2381
Avg (participants): 5.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.0051
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 340
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/19/2005 04:55:29 PM
Originally posted by alexus1325:

hahaha! well done! how did you do it?

How? Pre-focused the camera to 3 m at the wide-angle end of the lens and threw the brolly to the air, pressed the button and tried to guess for shutter lag. Repeated many times. JPEG from camera was brightened up with levels and the colours of the umbrella further enhanced by saturation as they were pretty dull in this overcast weather. The background stayed unchanged as it was grey to start with. That's it!

Shown is the full-frame shot. I kept the brambles to provide a reference point. Would have loved to shrink it even further without having to get it higher but 38 mm was the widest I could get out of the lens.

Thanks for looking and all comments, past and present!

Cheers!

armin
01/19/2005 04:45:36 PM


Message edited by author 2005-01-19 16:57:28.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2005 09:00:49 PM
Quite a distinctive entry and a lovely composition overall. I wonder if cropping off the bottom shrubbery completely might have been a cleaner presentation. Still a strong entry. Bumping up.
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01/18/2005 08:15:41 AM
Hope you got it back. Good take on the challenge.
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01/17/2005 10:45:07 PM
Mary Poppins rather
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01/17/2005 11:38:14 AM
Great capture. Little shallow in color and depth though. BOL 6
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01/15/2005 04:28:28 PM
Ha!
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01/15/2005 03:47:14 PM
Great idea, but it lacks the "Wow" factor - the flat sky doesn't do much for the colors of the umbrella, and the little bit of bramble in the corner is more bothersome than helpful. You definitely need something there to emphasize the lift of the umbrella from the ground, but that isn't doing it. I really like the idea, though, so I'm giving a 6.
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01/15/2005 02:44:04 PM
I thought about doing this myself, but it was pouring rain all week and I couldn't get outside to do it! I think yours may have come out better anyway :)
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01/15/2005 11:26:04 AM
Nice idea,, but the bushes on the right are distracting.
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01/14/2005 11:43:15 PM
Very nice. Good composition.
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01/14/2005 11:13:51 PM
I don't care what anyone says, this photo is great.
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01/14/2005 04:42:35 PM
Nice observation. Good job you kept some reference of the ground in, but really you could have done with some more. I don't think it would have mattered if the subject was smaller in the frame because it's very brightly coloured (unless other objects in view were equally dazzling).
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01/14/2005 07:27:42 AM
Nice shot. It would bee goo dto see just a little hand reaching out of the bottom right corner... 8
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01/12/2005 09:06:21 PM
Great idea. Would be better (although probably not on topic) with better sky. Contrast to bring out the colors of the umbrella might also help 6
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01/12/2005 05:21:50 PM
hahaha! well done! how did you do it?
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01/12/2005 05:11:32 PM
Cleverly done - can't wait to see how you did it!
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01/12/2005 04:53:46 PM
I might like the colors brighter.
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01/12/2005 03:39:54 PM
And I was expecting it to be Mary Poppins, but then no Nanny appeared. I like this, there's a certain lunatic (in a nice way) edge to the composition. A shame that that hedge line couldn't be cleaner - it feels halfway an accidental inclusion (although obviously not) for being so disorganised. The very featureless sky doesn't really help this kind of stuff, either, I think: the very madness of it requires a big bright sky, I would think. I know, you can't choose your weather; but ... well, the image still cries out for it, to me. 6
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01/12/2005 01:31:31 PM
If only had been a clear day!
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01/12/2005 10:17:51 AM
great catch!
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01/12/2005 04:22:27 AM
i crop it tighter to lose the "trees"
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01/12/2005 01:16:55 AM
Entertaining and funny.
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