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Challenge: Faceless (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jan 23, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2005

A shot just for laughs- I wanted to do this with skis and poles, but beggars can't be choosers. ;-)

I walked down the slope backwards, while leaning on the sled to help cover my tracks. A folding camp stool positioned behind the tree allowed my daughter to hold her hands and feet off the ground. I was standing on top of a ladder to get a better angle.

I was going to have someone throw snow into the scene or toss a loose snowball at her back to get a burst of snow at the point of "impact," but it was so darn cold that I just rattled off some quick snapshots.

Processing: Crop, levels, shadow/highlight filter, some minor dodging and burning, a saturation boost, and I cloned out a few twigs and blemishes in the snow.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.5526
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4632
Avg (non-participants): 6.6165
Views since voting: 4225
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 228
Comments: 46
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/20/2008 07:36:31 AM
Fantastic! xD so funny
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12/04/2007 10:46:11 PM
Ewwwwwwww! Terrible!!!
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03/09/2006 05:31:46 PM
This is going to my favs! :-) Really nice work.
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02/01/2005 09:49:51 AM
Excellent! Simple and effective.
: D
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02/01/2005 02:53:31 AM
Congrats on top 10, but I had this pegged for a blue ribbon! Definitely a 10 in my book!
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01/31/2005 08:59:45 PM
Shannon: boy, do you rock. Your images are not only original but a pleasure to look at exhibiting competent technique. Congratulations on your 9th placing.
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01/31/2005 06:19:37 PM
Congratulations Shannon on your top ten with another well presented clever idea...just noticed the 20D! Wow congrats on that too!!
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01/31/2005 03:33:09 PM
Excellent shot!
I like how you managed to keep the footprints out of the shot.
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01/31/2005 11:30:47 AM
I *knew* this was yours!!! lol
I almost mentioned your name in my comment but thought I'd better not just in case.
Now I want to do a shot just for laughs too. I'm not half as funny as you though so I probably couldn't pull it off.
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01/31/2005 08:22:05 AM
u're always a lot of fun : )
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01/31/2005 02:58:57 AM
Halarious idea, congrats on top 10, keep them coming!
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01/31/2005 12:29:44 AM
FWIW- my original title was "Slay Ride," but I figured it might be too dark for this crowd. ;-)
01/31/2005 12:17:45 AM
awesome - love it
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01/31/2005 12:17:02 AM
and the streak continues! way to go, shannon!
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01/31/2005 12:14:38 AM
hahahahaha!!!!!
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01/31/2005 12:12:07 AM
I should've known this was yours :) I gave it a 10 which will keep you at the top of my "statistically favorite photographers", again :)
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01/31/2005 12:05:36 AM
Hilarious! Congrats on top 10 finish!
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01/31/2005 12:02:50 AM
Hehehe, loved this one, glad it made the top 10 :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 07:06:02 PM
Got quite a tickle from this...reminds me of those witches they had around Halloween. LOL! very much like your set up in this, how the path of the sled leads right to the tree and no evident footsteps around. Also like all the shadows over the path. Nicely composed.
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01/30/2005 12:40:01 PM
Hah, very funny, well done photo. Great job finding fresh snow and not stomping in it setting it up.
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01/29/2005 02:58:05 PM
hilarious idea, love it
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01/29/2005 01:22:54 PM
Ok..you made me spill my coffe laughing..it came out my nose too! 10+++
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01/29/2005 09:14:25 AM
Love it! Great idea - well done - my joint favourite
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01/29/2005 02:48:40 AM
good idea and good pic. 6
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01/28/2005 10:41:55 PM
funny!
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01/28/2005 04:39:43 PM
funny
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01/28/2005 01:15:36 AM
I didn't want to like this photo; it is too "staged" for my taste, but when I looked closer at the shadows on the snow, the clarity of the kid, and the texture of the tree, I had to admit that I like it. 7
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01/27/2005 08:41:25 AM
This is fun !!!
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01/26/2005 09:29:46 PM
Ha, this is quite funny. The artificial pose of the person makes this one look a bit too hokey.
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01/26/2005 03:55:40 AM
Good humour and creative idea.
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01/25/2005 09:58:31 PM
Funny :)
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01/25/2005 08:44:32 PM
LOL. This is hilarious!
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01/25/2005 07:48:11 PM
one of my six 10's...........nice shot to frame
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01/25/2005 05:51:21 AM
lol, that just looks so bad. was the kid sittin on something?
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01/25/2005 12:04:47 AM
The light is so nice on the snow, it distracts from your subject.
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01/24/2005 11:23:17 PM
Reminds me of BradP's Cat Scan!! LOL
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01/24/2005 07:29:47 PM
very funny. 7.
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01/24/2005 05:23:00 PM
ROFL, priceless. :)
Good one for next years christmass cards.
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01/24/2005 03:10:56 PM
Very good composition and a lot of laughs.
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01/24/2005 12:29:53 PM
hilarious!
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01/24/2005 10:13:55 AM
Fun image nicely taken,
Just a little too much shadow on the bottom half for me to give a very very high score.
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01/24/2005 04:06:40 AM
definitely funny... good take on this challenge.
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01/24/2005 01:54:49 AM
Very funny! And brilliantly photographed!
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01/24/2005 01:46:38 AM
That's gotta hurt!
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01/24/2005 12:18:38 AM
funny
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01/24/2005 12:15:28 AM
funny
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