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A Mother  A Super Hero
A Mother A Super Hero
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Mother (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: BK Studios
Date: Dec 31, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2005

In this attempt I hung both of the young models using a roofers ropes an harnesses. It was quite funny to see them hanging in my back yard. My wife and their mother positioned herself underneath and we shot away.

I cloned out "minor" elements including the rope above the girls heads, snowflakes and some distracting trees. I love this shot and what it symbolizes. Hope it does well.

Special thanks to my models ... this is my craziest setup to date. I was laughing seeing my guys hanging, helpless, it was great fun.

Coley


Thanks for all of the great comments!
Very happy with how this placed :D

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.6993
Avg (commenters): 7.6571
Avg (participants): 6.5571
Avg (non-participants): 6.7476
Views since voting: 3397
Views during voting: 619
Votes: 276
Comments: 49
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/11/2006 10:54:52 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

So I click on an image to critique and look what comes up! What a fantastic image...very imaginative and creative, and so very....Coley-like. When I saw this image I, like many others, thought you used a trampoline to get this shot, but you have proved me wrong on this one.

First off let me start with the things I don't like about the image; My biggest complaint are the trees and what looks like the top of a building near the bottom of the picture. In my opinion they are a little distracing from the subject of the image, however, it may have been unavoidable in your case. Other than that...there is not a whole lot wrong with your photo. As mentioned in an earlier comment...the crop is a little wierd. If it were possible to get all of the moms body in the photo I believe this would of been on the home page. But...once again, this may have been impossible with the setup you were using. Those are my only real complaints, although the lighting may ba just a tad harsh...it's nothing to get upset about.

Now what I like about the photo; The image itself is very imaginative and creative. It shows off you signature style. The focus is spot on. The colors are great...I really like the way all three of them are wearing the same darker shades. It helps show unity between the two girls and their mom. I could go on and on about how great your execution of the idea was...but I would be repeating everything that the commenters before me have said.

Overall...great, great image. I look forward to seeing what oyu can come up with in the future. Have fun and Good luck!

Caleb
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01/09/2006 10:49:31 AM
Great finish, it's so nice to see a family having fun times doing this together. I find this the greatest pleasure of all.
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01/09/2006 10:41:36 AM
Your ideas never cease to amaze me. Excellent work and congrats on your top 10 finish!
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01/09/2006 10:25:26 AM
I was right on who's I thought this was. So creative and such a unique shot in this challenge. Congratulations on finishing in the top 10.
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01/09/2006 07:52:12 AM
Executed to perfection. Congratulations on a top 10 finish with this! It's awesome!
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01/09/2006 02:10:30 AM
Very nice and well executed shot. Congratulations on the top ten finish.
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01/09/2006 12:36:17 AM
I expected to see a ribbon here. A memorable and up to date image. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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01/09/2006 12:23:03 AM
Congratulations on top ten finisher! I love this shot.
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01/09/2006 12:18:14 AM
I *knew* I'd seen something similar.. were you DQ'd from the "Heroes" challenge before with a similar shot or something? I was looking for it and couldn't find it.. and your notes point to something like that.

I thought I was going mad. lol
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01/09/2006 12:07:37 AM
I love this one! YOu are so creative! Way to go on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2006 11:12:01 PM
A very original and imaginative idea... very well executed... great job! 8
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01/08/2006 07:59:07 PM
Very nice. One of the top images I am sure.
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01/08/2006 01:19:23 PM
The most dynamic and creative image in this challenge. It exceeds and delivers an exciting image. Bumping up. The image still rang in my head and I am back for the final bump. Good luck!
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01/08/2006 10:22:08 AM
you have to have the most interesting set of family photos around - for sure !
good luck.

two things i notice - the mom should be pushing up on something to make her muscles pop. and the crop on the thighs is a bit awkward.
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01/08/2006 10:02:29 AM
what a fun shot!
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01/07/2006 11:39:42 AM
Clever photo, well setup
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01/06/2006 07:12:51 PM
No problem, all in a days work-huh? You made me smile. I like the composition,lighting, and light hearted feeling in this image a lot.
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01/06/2006 02:27:50 PM
A cool picture... But not sure how you did this within the guidelines... Would love to know how you did it. :) 6
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01/05/2006 07:09:09 PM
Coley, I`m your big fan, good luck on this one
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01/05/2006 06:54:26 PM
What a great perspective. Moms are supermoms and you captured it superbly. Love the sharpness of the image. This angle really gives the impression that she is flying. Great shooting.
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01/05/2006 04:28:05 PM
Great idea. Just a guess-does Coley have something to do with this?

Message edited by author 2006-01-09 22:04:24.
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01/05/2006 08:14:45 AM
It's that trampoline again! Well done, this works well and the light is excellent considering how difficult this was to get right
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01/05/2006 07:58:18 AM
What a great super Mom, great imagination here, love it.
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01/05/2006 12:31:01 AM
Trampoline? Great image. Too bad there couldn't have been a bright sunny day for some interest in the sky. Top 1/3 of the challenge IMO.
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01/04/2006 07:20:49 PM
Well done. I think you could have added some red back as the flash seems to have given their skin a pale/cold tint. The composition is nice. 6
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01/04/2006 03:03:03 PM
Coming back for comment..Looking forward to reading about the composition..all in a days work for mom! Really nice image and put a smile on my face :)
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01/04/2006 01:30:43 AM
Delightful shot!
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01/03/2006 11:18:21 PM
Why isn't she wearing some sort of super hero costume...like a bikini or something? :p This is really well done. Looks like they had fun doing it too. The framing works really well with the tree in the background. Well done!
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01/03/2006 09:12:40 PM
This is great. Have an idea who did this one. :) Good luck!
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01/03/2006 10:52:50 AM
Great shot!!! the only suggestion i have is you may have wanted to mask out the trees and roof that is under one of the girls,
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01/03/2006 09:46:25 AM
Awesome. Was this done with a trampoline? The girl in brown pants really looks like she's being held in the air. Very cool. :)
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01/03/2006 07:29:12 AM
How did you ever manage to get this great image.....
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01/03/2006 01:08:41 AM
guessing they were on a trampoline.. i love this shot... love it.. gave it a 10.. only thing is... would have cloned out the top of the house.. a bit distracting..
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01/02/2006 11:16:23 PM
What a fun shot! It's a winner, even if it doesn't get a ribbon. Nicely done! <9>
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01/02/2006 10:31:58 PM
such a cute and clever idea - nice looking family - I could be very wrong -but is this the work of Coley? nevermind - I'm pretty sure this IS a Coley image - good job as always :)
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01/02/2006 09:26:31 PM
go coley, go coley, go coley, uh huh, go coley go ;-)
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01/02/2006 07:49:01 PM
Trampoline?
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01/02/2006 07:35:47 PM
this is just great..!! 10..!
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01/02/2006 05:34:24 PM
how did she do that???
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01/02/2006 03:53:40 PM
What a cute idea! Nice shot; flash is a tiny bit bright but not distracting. Love it! :)
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01/02/2006 03:34:18 PM
LOL, fun shot!
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01/02/2006 03:34:01 PM
Great job!
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01/02/2006 02:42:52 PM
This is a wonderful fun image! Well composed ! 9
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01/02/2006 02:21:42 PM
Great job. Moms are superheroes!
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01/02/2006 01:12:46 PM
really funny shot, I will love to read the 'how to'. Perhaps mroe tension on the "mother's" arms would make it more credible
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01/02/2006 08:52:07 AM
That looks like it was a fun picture to take. Nice job.
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01/02/2006 12:59:06 AM
Cool, clever and very well done!
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01/02/2006 12:40:16 AM
how clever! nice shot!
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01/02/2006 12:30:14 AM
hahah too funny
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