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Challenge: Celebration (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: People / Umbrellas
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Date: Oct 9, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2005

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When one is down and spirits are dampened one can always find a "drop of golden sun" even on the overcast of days. Those rainy & grey days can turn into Rainy Daisy Days if your forecast is to maintain a sunny outlook.


This is the Spring in a Seasons Collection. Merry Sunshine's Floral Charms is Summer.


Details:
30 yellow daisies & 20 yellow chrysanthemums were picked for this shot.


Thanks to my husband who helped toss the flowers up into the air several times for me to get this shot.

Thanks to my youngest child who put up with mommy wanting "just one more".

Thanks to my eldest for being there for the behind the scenes set-up even when it tested her patience.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 137
Avg (all users): 7.3879
Avg (commenters): 8.7381
Avg (participants): 7.0526
Avg (non-participants): 7.5725
Views since voting: 18728
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 214
Comments: 111
Favorites: 61 (view)


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08/09/2012 02:42:17 PM
Absolutely love this image!
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11/07/2011 01:08:28 AM
This photograph is so lovely! What a fabulous idea and so wonderfully executed!
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11/06/2007 07:56:12 PM
So beautifully executed and put together..... A very refreshing and pleasing image to the eye..... Well done..... I like it a lot.....
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09/17/2007 08:39:23 PM
I love this! Am adding it to my fav's right now!
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09/05/2007 11:10:38 PM
Thanks to your very thoughtful comment on my green butterfly photo, I discovered this gem of an image. Every detail of this shot is magic: the beautiful field with a bit of a hill covered with wildflowers; the beautiful dress and parasol highlighted by the sun; the beautiful cloudy sky; and of course the joyful flowers in the air. You are amazing to have thought of this idea, and so talented to have brought your idea to life.
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01/07/2007 08:32:54 PM
Great idea, and carried out to a well deserved ribbon! I enjoy your images of places in Florida.
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09/07/2006 12:50:11 PM
Wow, how have I missed this one! This is such an amazing happy photo, and I absolutely LOVE your work! ALL OF IT!

And I see I'm not alone, being the 53rd person to add this as a favorite :) Congratulations on shooting a flawless photo!!! And special kudos to your supportive family! Even the ones so young!

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08/27/2006 01:06:18 PM
I really really really love this one, finaly faved it. I forgotten it every time I gazed at it!
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06/24/2006 04:14:23 PM
Great shot!
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10/22/2005 10:58:03 PM
beautiful!!

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10/21/2005 08:45:29 AM
Love the story quality, makes me think of the Morton Salt advertisements, congrats!
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10/20/2005 04:45:02 PM
Chrystyne: this is indeed an energetic image that radiates the meaning of celebration and as such deserving of first honors. You are certainly entering the DPC arena with a great visual splash. Congratulations on your BLUE!
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10/20/2005 03:59:59 PM
a wonderful image
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10/19/2005 01:15:03 AM
great wining shot
worth all your patience
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10/18/2005 10:10:00 PM
I like this shot a lot, but i still dont understand where the child's head is...
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10/18/2005 01:21:17 PM
woohooo---- Big congrats, and only your third challenge entry!!! Good job!!!
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10/18/2005 10:05:48 AM
I loved this shot. I thought the daisies were digitaly placed. Glad to know it was done the old fashioned way. You earned it!
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10/18/2005 12:16:25 AM
absolutely beautiful! how very original and natural. luv it through n through
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10/17/2005 11:46:20 PM
Wonderful shot! Can't say enough! Love it!!!!! Many congrats!
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10/17/2005 08:09:07 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved Blue with this wonderful celebration shot! The first of more ribbons to come, i'm sure! Delightful!
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10/17/2005 03:19:18 PM
Originally posted by madison461:

Very sweet! One of my favorites!


Congratulations on winning the blue! Very deserving! I finally picked a winner! :-)
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10/17/2005 11:05:22 AM
Awsome photo! Congrats!
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10/17/2005 10:32:56 AM
I'm so glad this got the ribbon. Congratulations! :)
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10/17/2005 10:28:56 AM
Really, really, sweet!! All that work paid off. It is very uplifting and feel good. Love it. Congratulations!!!
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10/17/2005 09:56:40 AM
LOVELY!! LOVELY!! LOVELY!!

I personally like the anonymous feel of this. If it were a portrait I'd be more prone to agree with westramp & bbright.

I love it as is. Thank you for creating such a bright & happy image.
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10/17/2005 09:46:43 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and on finding a hill here in Florida! :)

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10/17/2005 09:23:47 AM
Originally posted by bbright:

Very good. I beleive it would have be still better if the umbrella was hold a litle higher to show more of the girl.


ditto
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10/17/2005 08:57:28 AM
beautiful first place win!! congratulations
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10/17/2005 08:52:45 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! This photo certainly made me smile! Now give your family a huge hug and let them see that all the frustration was worth it! :)
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10/17/2005 07:01:33 AM
Congrats on a great photo and your first ribbon.
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10/17/2005 06:35:40 AM
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful Picture. Great concept and execution!
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10/17/2005 05:27:03 AM
Great shot...congrats on the blue!
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10/17/2005 05:12:35 AM
I knew it! ;)

congrats!
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10/17/2005 02:33:45 AM
congrats on your ribbon!
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10/17/2005 02:06:50 AM
I loved this one, especially with the nice touch of the lacy parasol.
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10/17/2005 01:30:19 AM
congrats on your first ribbon!!!!!!!
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10/17/2005 01:21:24 AM
Congrats!!! Was most deserved.
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10/17/2005 01:18:04 AM
Chrystine!!! I'm so happy for you. This is just stunning. I only gave out 2 10's and this was one. So deserved. WOO HOO Congrats.
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10/17/2005 01:15:48 AM
that is beautiful!
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10/17/2005 12:55:23 AM
congrats on that bonnie blue! wonderful, joyful photo!
jeannel
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10/17/2005 12:53:20 AM
Your first Ribbon. WOW. Congrats & enjoy.
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10/17/2005 12:53:13 AM
A HUGE congratulations. A job well deserved. I couldn't think of a better image for the blue.

Judi
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10/17/2005 12:24:19 AM
Congratulations, Chrystyne, on your very first ribbon!
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10/17/2005 12:19:34 AM
congrats.. great shot... i gave this one a ten.. an hoped it would ribbon.. well done....
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10/17/2005 12:12:27 AM
hey awesome job...just darling...CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES COMMON! :-D
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10/17/2005 12:06:50 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. One of my picks for a ribbon. ;-)
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10/17/2005 12:06:17 AM
congrats on the blue :)
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10/17/2005 12:06:08 AM
Congrats - knew this was blue from the moment I saw it.
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10/17/2005 12:04:48 AM
Great job! Congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2005 11:55:01 PM
So cute.
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10/16/2005 09:44:30 PM
Nicely designed and executed.
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10/16/2005 08:17:18 PM
Bumping up to a 9. I think this meets the 'feel good' aspect of the challenge very well. Both for the viewer, and the subject! My only small criticism is the shadow around her arms and legs. But overall ths is a great well-balanced shot.
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10/16/2005 07:54:26 PM
A really sweet photo. I love the composition and the brightly falling flowers. The lacy white umbrella is a nice touch too. Bumping up after second look. 8
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10/16/2005 07:23:21 PM
Great photo. My favorite so far.
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10/16/2005 05:11:10 PM
Very, very nice. A real feel good shot. Meets challenge well. My favorite.
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10/16/2005 03:17:35 PM
Cool pic, great concept. It can stay on challenge without its title too.
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10/16/2005 01:14:13 PM
What a cute picture. Love the flowers, great imagination.
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10/16/2005 11:32:05 AM
this is truly one of my faves! compositon, idea and execution is wonderful. I bet this one's going to ribbon :D
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10/15/2005 05:05:05 PM
This just says Happy all over my screen.
Nicely done!
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10/15/2005 10:57:05 AM
wow
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10/15/2005 06:57:25 AM
Very good. I beleive it would have be still better if the umbrella was hold a litle higher to show more of the girl.
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10/15/2005 12:10:36 AM
excelent imagery
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10/14/2005 09:22:44 PM
Wonderful candid image. It would be a great greeting card--nicely done-
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10/14/2005 01:03:26 PM
What a wonderful photograph. I am sure it was fun to shoot.
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10/14/2005 08:47:41 AM
wonderful shot, well composed, love the detail on the ground. great work!
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10/14/2005 02:10:02 AM
wow, just wonderful
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10/13/2005 11:58:18 PM
Beautiful! ~10
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10/13/2005 09:15:55 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon in this challenge.
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10/13/2005 05:39:06 PM
A very pretty picture, captures a lovely mood. Can imagine it as a poster or book wrapper!
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10/13/2005 12:51:24 AM
Great idea and subject. Did you try any with the umbrella at the girl's back? I think a classic childhood smile here could really add emotion and impact to the image. As it is now, my attention is drawn more to the daisies, but I think it would be more powerful with the girl (and her facial expression) as the focus.
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10/12/2005 09:40:14 PM
This is a fresh colourful idea! Nice work! (o:
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10/12/2005 04:54:49 PM
it looks like they're floating up out of the field and drifting away, too.

Message edited by author 2005-10-17 08:59:52.
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10/12/2005 11:09:07 AM
I absolutely love this. 10 for sure.
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10/11/2005 11:48:15 PM
What a wonderful and imaginative photo. Very well done and good luck!
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10/11/2005 10:26:53 PM
Oh, this is such a wonderfully creative idea, beautifully executed and one that deserves a high score. I'll bet this ends up in the "how did you do that" section. My only nit is that I think it might have worked just a bit better to have included the girl's face in the shot, especially if her expression were one of joyful excitement. But just the same, it's a well conceived image that should get a good number of votes~
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10/11/2005 06:11:49 PM
A classic DPC-style image. Well conceived and cleverly executed ... artistically unprepossessing perhaps, but certainly technically competent. I wonder what Rainy Daisy Days are? It will score very highly of course. 6.
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10/11/2005 05:44:04 PM
i like this idea. pretty rain of daisies. there's a tall grass that's blurred in the front that distracts a bit...could clone it out, probably. i love the creativity of this piece, the colors, and the composition. the backshot of the model with her hand up testing the rain is a great touch. the picture feels a bit bright, but very nicely done.
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10/11/2005 04:18:59 PM
Amazing and wonderful! Beautiful work!!
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10/11/2005 02:36:31 PM
Nice capture. You may improve this with heida's technique's, but its great as it is :)
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10/11/2005 12:17:47 PM
this is my fave of the bunch. very appealing image, good luck!
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10/11/2005 11:30:02 AM
VEry nice! really makes you look back for those April showers. Would have liked just a touch more sharpness to the grass and flowers. Very good and should score up near the top Congrats.
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10/11/2005 08:49:29 AM
WOW! this is a great image! cant wait to find out who u are. i love the falling daisys. only nit pick here is that tall blade of grass right behind the little girl. wonderful image 10!!! good luck and have a great day! :o) ~~Cher~~
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10/11/2005 12:07:12 AM
Very cute! I love it!
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10/10/2005 11:10:06 PM
Looks great

Message edited by author 2006-01-30 21:51:39.
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10/10/2005 10:50:36 PM
I love this and wish I could vote on it - adding to favorites though :)
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10/10/2005 09:37:44 PM
oh this is just stunning.. i love how you've captured this one... perfection to say the least...10
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10/10/2005 05:53:14 PM
Nice colors and composition.
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10/10/2005 05:31:21 PM
Wow!...No really. The first image during this challenge that I've said "Wow" out loud. Great shot.
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10/10/2005 04:55:04 PM
I would like to know how you did this!
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10/10/2005 03:42:24 PM
Very sweet! One of my favorites!
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10/10/2005 01:43:08 PM
Beautiful picture...The umbrella looks kind of wierd though, the way it is covering her up...
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10/10/2005 01:31:17 PM
There is something wonderful about this. It makes me want to smile.
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10/10/2005 01:30:18 PM
Oh so darling! I hope to see this one ribbon, because it really fills the heart of "feel goods". Could have used a smidge more PP so bring out the colours but the imagery is just perfect!
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10/10/2005 01:19:32 PM
Stunning work!
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10/10/2005 12:13:32 PM
I love this picture! What a wonderful idea and well executed too. A 10.
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10/10/2005 11:19:14 AM
a definite winner. nice colors, good compo. i wonder how is this done. I
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10/10/2005 10:29:49 AM
very beautiful!
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10/10/2005 09:16:25 AM
beautiful composition and idea!
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10/10/2005 02:33:32 AM
Creative and captivating! Lovely work.
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10/10/2005 01:42:11 AM
i think it needs some reflective lighting on this side and some increased sat. nice shot though
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10/10/2005 01:25:08 AM
This is lovely and a great illusion. WOW - this is really nicely done. Great title too. 10
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10/10/2005 12:33:39 AM
this is really cool, love the colors and the action!! 10
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10/10/2005 12:20:14 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! creative and sweet and beautiful and fun.
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10/10/2005 12:10:56 AM
Top 5 - great shot!
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