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roadrunner


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Challenge: Family (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Hunter Valley
Date: Jul 5, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

OMG OMG OMG ..... WOOO HOOOO YAH...!!! my first ribbon... i can' t believe it... THANK YOU all so much....




www.kellymuncephotography.com

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.7297
Avg (participants): 6.6957
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 10824
Views during voting: 551
Votes: 260
Comments: 99
Favorites: 25 (view)


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01/03/2006 09:30:52 PM
You so deserved a ribbon with this image.......
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08/23/2005 10:57:11 AM
Many congrats! ;)
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07/24/2005 04:56:15 AM
nice shot.excellent shades and colors .congrats ;) hope to see plenty more from where this came.
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07/23/2005 01:09:31 PM
Great photo,nice action catch !
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07/23/2005 03:19:04 AM
nice job, nice pix.
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07/23/2005 02:19:07 AM
A great capture! well deserved Ribbon. Well Done
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07/20/2005 08:02:14 PM
very, very good. Moment 10. Color 10.
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07/19/2005 10:42:46 AM
Good for you Kelly! Your talent is undeniable, and your modesty and little-girl excitement at winning are so refreshing. I ranked this shot as an *8* and think you absolutely deserve the Blue Ribbon. Congrats!
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07/19/2005 04:29:49 AM
sweet--you go girl! :)
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07/18/2005 05:41:25 PM
congrats on your first ribbon, and a blue one....wtg
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07/18/2005 02:26:38 PM
It's amazing how when sometimes you break the rules it works. You don't follow the rule of thirds. The centerline of the image matches the heads of your subjects almost exactly. You don't have any leading lines. You're frame is almost empty. You have a great amount of 'bald headed' sky. You're slightly oversharpened causing slight haloing around all the dark areas. It's basically a snapshot. However it moves the viewer enough to bring you a win.

Congrats on the first ribbon, a blue even!
TC
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07/18/2005 02:11:51 PM
Great shot! Congrats :) Keep up the great work...
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07/18/2005 12:35:45 PM
Congrats, you deserve it, and they talk bad about the kits lens, lol.
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07/18/2005 12:01:51 PM
Congrats on your first place. I still so love this one. Hope you offer it up as a print.
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07/18/2005 11:24:45 AM
Aside from its obviously beautiful color, really excellent tonal values (note the not-quite-ilhouettes, rich in shadow detail), and strong sense of "family at play", there's another aspect of this image that's enthralling, and this is the sense of "altered scale".

Note how all the image elements are essentially on a single visual plane, and how the tree is the same visual size as dad. Note the "person-sized" cloud drifting gently off to the right, as if towards tomorrow's future.

The more I look at this image the more I like it. I honestly feel that in a "real world" sense this is one of the better images ever to ribbon in DPC. It's intensely human and superbly metaphorical.

Again, congratulations!

R.
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07/18/2005 10:24:16 AM
Congrats. After looking through your portfolio some weeks ago I thought it won't be long until you would get a ribbon. I am glad my predictions were right.

Keep up the good work.
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07/18/2005 10:06:30 AM
Congrats. This is a great picture. You might want to think about uploading a printable picture for sale. I think you could make some good money.
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07/18/2005 09:41:29 AM
Many, many congrats! :)
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07/18/2005 09:06:10 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, Kelly. Nice work! :)
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07/18/2005 09:02:21 AM
Congratulations on your first and very well deserved blue ribbon! This is a beautiful image, just wonderful for this challenge or anywhere!
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07/18/2005 08:40:44 AM
Stunning! Congrats! :-)
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07/18/2005 08:27:47 AM
Loved this the minute I saw it. Congratulations - well deserved blue!
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07/18/2005 08:24:46 AM
Congrats! Your photos certainly spoke of family. Are you totally suprised or what?? YAY for you.
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07/18/2005 08:17:39 AM
Congratulations!
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07/18/2005 07:26:05 AM
Way to go roadrunner. I knew you would get one of those little ribbons soon. Your work has always been top knotch. This one is obviously no exeption.
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07/18/2005 04:27:20 AM
not much to say about this, kelly, except that ya nailed it! spot-on! congratulations!
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07/18/2005 03:34:05 AM
Oooh, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations on a beautiful image. The colors and balance are wonderful. Kelly, you're great!
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07/18/2005 03:27:51 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful shot..
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07/18/2005 02:45:41 AM
Well done and well deserved. Lovely shot.
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07/18/2005 02:26:21 AM
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie OI OI OI

Well done !
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07/18/2005 01:49:33 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, hope this is the first of many to come... A well deserved one to. Great capture.
Keep on the good work. Really like your stuff.
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07/18/2005 01:24:51 AM
nice, a flat 7. congrats!
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07/18/2005 01:24:00 AM
Congratulations Kel. Well done.

Judi
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07/18/2005 01:16:11 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!! Good on you girl!! :) Well deserved too :)
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07/18/2005 01:01:04 AM
Congrats Kelly, I've always been a huge fan of your work, and this ribbon couldn't be deserved more...Beautiful image!
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07/18/2005 12:55:49 AM
Congratulation, you really deserve it!!!
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07/18/2005 12:39:50 AM
Congratulations Kelly. Yet another of your intuitively brilliant ideas and images. And she's a blonde, too!
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07/18/2005 12:30:07 AM
Congratulations on the Blue ribbon with such an excellent image. I knew with your talent a ribbon would come soon. well done.
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07/18/2005 12:23:21 AM
A loud WOOT! for Roadrunner!! One of a few 10's I gave in this challenge - an awesome shot! CONGRATULATIONS!
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07/18/2005 12:14:12 AM
Lovely shot... congratulations!
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07/18/2005 12:13:12 AM
Beautiful work. Congrats!
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07/18/2005 12:10:02 AM
Congratulations on your Blue. This image invokes a warm feeling in the viewer.
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07/18/2005 12:08:31 AM
first of many, i'm sure! beautiful
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07/18/2005 12:08:27 AM
RIGHT ON!!!!
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07/18/2005 12:07:37 AM
i'm very happy for you. way to go.
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07/18/2005 12:06:25 AM
Yoo Hooooo!!!!!! Congratulations Kelly!!!!! I LOVED this picture. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

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07/18/2005 12:06:22 AM
beautiful shot...congrats!
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07/18/2005 12:05:51 AM
WTG Runner! I had this one called :-) Second place too...
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07/18/2005 12:04:45 AM
Congrats you deserve it!
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07/18/2005 12:04:27 AM
Way to go Kel!
Congrats on your first ribbon - and a blue to boot!
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07/18/2005 12:04:00 AM
Nice work on this one.
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07/18/2005 12:03:23 AM
Congrats... this is beautiful! :)
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07/18/2005 12:02:16 AM
Congratulations!
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07/18/2005 12:01:59 AM
Congratulations Kelly. Great shot and well deserved win. I'm sure there's many many more ribbons down the road for you too!
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07/18/2005 12:01:32 AM
Congrats!!! I told you how much I liked this.
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07/18/2005 12:00:56 AM
congrats this was awesome well deserved
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2005 09:32:05 AM
Great lighting and composition
07/16/2005 05:06:03 PM
Doesn't get any better than this! 10!!!!
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07/16/2005 01:24:13 AM
nice composition
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07/15/2005 10:31:01 PM
Nice shot
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07/15/2005 03:37:09 PM
Very nice photo love the background color cast. Great Family shot, well represented.
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07/15/2005 12:04:53 PM
Nice early evening color. Good capture of a shared family moment. Horizon level.

On the technical side the smal rectangular object on the far left is a slight distraction and you might consider cloning it out.

Try out a couple things for a better silhouette and you might be amazed at the result. Add an adjustment layer for selective color and chahge just black to +70. Then add another adjustment layer for brightness/contrast with settings - +30 contrast, -40 brightness. These settings are a bit much but the effect on sky color is phenomenal and you have a better silhouette.
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07/14/2005 11:34:24 PM
Very Nice!
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07/14/2005 08:44:48 PM
Three daughters? Don't you think that's taking the Rule of Thirds too far? Lovely family scene. I especially like your POV ... it breaks the jumping daughters' earthly shackles entirely; joie-de-vivre! I'd have knocked a sliver off the side behind Dad, to lose the little square thing behind the tree. Otherwise it's terrific. 10
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07/14/2005 06:37:13 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 1/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
Composition: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
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07/14/2005 05:27:59 PM
Good framing. Good lighting. Excellent action. All around nice picture.
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07/14/2005 12:41:46 PM
beautiful! love the colour and good capture
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07/13/2005 10:53:26 PM
Almost perfect. If it could be a bit warmer (white balance, that is). I am going both ways about the tree. It almost works because the scene also has a bit of a cloud and water(?). As a matter of fact, I don't really notice the tree having much affect on where my eye goes. Nice job freezing the action and capturing a nice moment.
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07/13/2005 01:37:36 AM
Nice shot - would perhaps prefer the silhouettes to be a little stronger. All the same it sums up the challenge nicely. 8
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07/12/2005 09:32:57 PM
Pretty sunset.
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07/12/2005 05:22:41 PM
That is very nice. I think I would have post processed that cloud out on the right.
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07/12/2005 03:24:48 PM
Beautiful shot, well composed.
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07/12/2005 12:46:53 PM
amazing moment, i really like it, good luck
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07/12/2005 11:43:06 AM
This is really cool looking! What a clean, sharp silhouette! I just love it.
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07/11/2005 11:45:10 PM
Wonderful exposure and composition. A 10 in my book.
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07/11/2005 11:34:25 PM
Subject Impact: High
Meets Challenge: High
Technical: Average
Composition: Average
Creativity: Average

Score: 7
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07/11/2005 10:50:43 PM
Well done.
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07/11/2005 10:29:29 PM
great shot top 10 i think
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07/11/2005 09:23:16 PM
Base Score 5
LCP +2
Top 5 in challenge +1
Total Score 8

Nice...great colors...nice composition...I think the tree might be a little distracting to some and could probably be cropped out without losing much...overall a great photo
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07/11/2005 07:55:51 PM
this is a great family shot, fantastic setting and perfectly timed. good job.
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07/11/2005 07:20:47 PM
beautiful!
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07/11/2005 01:21:16 PM
Beautiful lighting and good pic too!
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07/11/2005 12:22:18 PM
this is pretty, the tones make the picture
8
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07/11/2005 12:02:35 PM
Beautiful color. Amazing action capture in such low light. Nice composition. I'm very envious. Really like this one.

I see weird things that most people don't; and that cloud at the right looks like a lizard or turtle head sticking it's tongue out! I think it's really cool, however this photo would be better with just the plain sky, it IMHO.
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07/11/2005 11:05:33 AM
Great shot, the sunset just sets it off.
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07/11/2005 10:54:45 AM
Really cute shot! Nice colors, nice action, just nice! I would have cropped the tree from the left for a cleaner overall, but that's just me.
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07/11/2005 10:48:07 AM
Excellent. Great lighting, great composition.
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07/11/2005 08:51:13 AM
thats nice
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07/11/2005 08:19:49 AM
I love this one. Nice sunset coloring and action.
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07/11/2005 07:49:07 AM
wonderful in all ways.
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07/11/2005 07:02:32 AM
Beautiful image with lovely open sky. I like the semi-silhouette nature of the people. The cloud is distracting to me in terms of composition but the image is still a strong one.
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07/11/2005 06:57:27 AM
perfect photo of awesome "family time". memories that will last forever!
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07/11/2005 04:50:50 AM
this is a fine image just jumped at me 10
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07/11/2005 03:07:08 AM
Nice photo of a family spending time together. I like the backlighting - nice touch as this would not convey the same in full daylight.
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07/11/2005 02:04:12 AM
what a great picture 10
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07/11/2005 02:03:20 AM
wonderful
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07/11/2005 01:40:13 AM
Good capture...8
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07/11/2005 01:24:07 AM
I havent been voting ;lately, but this is awesome!!!! It would have gotton a 10!
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07/11/2005 01:10:29 AM
Very nice. I love the stop action in combination with the silhouettes. Really a nice artsy quality to this shot. 8
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