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thegrandwazoo


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Challenge: Jump (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Deer Valley Park Phoenix AZ
Date: Apr 9, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2006

Shot in a park near my house.

Opened raw in Photoshop, levels, curves, brightness & contrast, clone out a small blur spot between the chains, dodge, burn, desat the reds a little, USM, crop and save for the web.


WOW! Kick Boo-tey! I was biting my nails all week. The idea hit me like a ton of bricks every detail all at once. I captured my vision 100% itís very gratifying. 4 place almost there! I love this place thanks everyone!

Edit: Woo Hoo my first ribbon! Thanks again everyone!


DPC MAKES YOU A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER.




Statistics
Place: 3 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.0474
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.6212
Avg (non-participants): 7.2742
Views since voting: 11646
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 190
Comments: 75
Favorites: 29 (view)


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07/19/2007 05:44:38 PM
I love this - very unique, creative and fun
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07/11/2007 09:25:59 AM
Great work,very creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/16/2007 09:48:00 PM
Simply WOW!
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01/16/2007 08:30:10 PM
I remember seeing this photo when I first joined this site. I liked it then, and I still do; very cool!
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01/16/2007 08:02:18 PM
A very clver image, and the square crop suits this best...
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04/30/2006 06:49:38 PM
you are a genuis!
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04/30/2006 05:26:09 PM
I gave this a 10 in voting. Excellent image. Very well composed, lighting and detail are perfect. The effect is quite unique and really makes the viewer think a minute or two. Shows a great imagination and a good ability to pull off an idea. Well done!

Message edited by author 2006-04-30 17:36:19.
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04/30/2006 12:47:39 PM
Very cool imagination you have. Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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04/30/2006 03:51:34 AM
This is a brilliant setup and execution. Even when seeing the setup, the illusion is still complete
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04/29/2006 11:19:25 AM
very very cool.
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04/26/2006 02:13:31 PM
Great photo and a fantastic idea. A well deserved ribbon. I like the shallow depth of field and the execution is flawless.
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04/23/2006 07:54:37 PM
Thanks Kali but I do believe that from all the things I have learned from DPC, and the people that participate, have made me a better photog. Not because I won a ribbon but because it is true for me!

:-)
04/23/2006 06:55:58 PM
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

DPC MAKES YOU A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER.

HAHAHA, because you win a ribbon all the sudden DPC makes ppl better at photography. Sorry but DPC doesn't "make" anyone a better phototgrapher. Education, experimentation & in-depth critiques all help to aide a person in becoming more advanced in their photography but DPC doesn't make the photographer, it's only a place to learn techniques and get idea's; the rest is up to you. Either you have an eye for it or you don't.

I can't think of anything to say about the image that hasn't already been stated.
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04/23/2006 04:59:15 PM
Good job Erick, congrats on your first ribbon
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04/22/2006 03:19:13 AM
Very Funny. Without the hint, it was not easy to guess.
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04/20/2006 10:01:49 PM
the most creative in this challenge...
I am glad you ribboned
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04/20/2006 09:17:58 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. :)
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04/19/2006 10:59:27 PM
Irie finish rasta!
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04/19/2006 10:41:05 PM
Bt far the most creative image in this challenge. An image that is hard to overlook and one that poses that old time axiom that we are indeed rooted to earth. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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04/19/2006 06:49:32 PM
Great shot, and a great score as well.....So well deserved.....
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04/19/2006 05:57:26 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/19/2006 03:24:30 PM
Congrats friend!!! Great shot
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04/19/2006 02:42:45 PM
Awesome...and a big congrats.
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04/19/2006 02:25:41 PM
Woooooo hooooo I was crossing fingers for this one to ribbon! WTG!!
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04/19/2006 01:15:32 PM
Congratulations! Really original, creative shot.
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04/19/2006 12:45:40 PM
congrats on the first ribbon wazoo! We'll see more, I'm sure!
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04/19/2006 10:34:23 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon...this was an amazingly interesting shot...

from the guy next to you on the podium!
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04/19/2006 10:11:53 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon! Very well deserved!
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04/19/2006 09:57:50 AM
dude! it's ribbon time baby!!!!
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04/19/2006 09:42:18 AM
congratzzz!!! ^^
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04/18/2006 01:11:39 PM
Creative!! Although I didn't officially vote, humbly give you 10+
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04/17/2006 12:56:44 PM
Very creatively cool Erick. Good stuff!

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Phil I did try a swing set but it was much to hard for my girl. The hardest thing about this shot was the location so I finaly found a park that had a jogging track with work out stations. She is sitting on parallel bars at one of those stations and pulling her feet up!
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04/17/2006 12:14:37 PM
Congratulations!!!! How AMAZING is this!!! So creative. You find yourself just looking at wondering how you pulled it off so perfectly!!
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04/17/2006 11:54:16 AM
Phil I did try a swing set but it was much to hard for my girl. The hardest thing about this shot was the location so I finaly found a park that had a jogging track with work out stations. She is sitting on parallel bars at one of those stations and pulling her feet up!

Message edited by author 2006-04-17 11:54:36.
04/17/2006 10:30:17 AM
Excellent shot Erick. Was I correct in my previous comment about the swingset? Gave you a 10 here.
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04/17/2006 09:55:12 AM
Great shot! How can two people give it a one??
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04/17/2006 06:00:39 AM
Congratulations, Wazz!
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04/17/2006 03:45:50 AM
WOW! didn't vote on this challenge, but great job!!

added to faves :D
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04/17/2006 03:13:36 AM
Great job Erick!! Almost a ribbon, but still honorable mention!!! :)

Edited: Because you made the ribbon!! Congrats!!!

Message edited by author 2006-04-20 02:33:05.
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04/17/2006 02:51:04 AM
I gave this a 10. It is worthy of a top three finish, so bad luck. Keep up the good work!
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04/17/2006 02:43:33 AM
Super. Congrats. Now just wish for a top 3 DQ! :P
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04/17/2006 02:01:20 AM
Congrats. One of my favs. Should've ribboned.
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04/17/2006 01:54:40 AM
Kickass shot, GW! Congrats on 4th!
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04/17/2006 01:35:44 AM
So glad this was yours...by far one of my favorites in the challenge...should have ribboned!!

Clint
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04/17/2006 12:40:09 AM
Well done on a really unusual shot...great finish
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04/17/2006 12:37:58 AM
Wow this rocks on so many levels! Congrats on this great finish!
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04/17/2006 12:20:00 AM
Brilliant idea, no clue how you didn't ribbon.
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04/17/2006 12:18:49 AM
Great idea, very well done! I like your setup--barefoot and the tattered jeans add to the mood here very well. Congratulations on 4th.
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04/17/2006 12:14:20 AM
Great job - Had this one in my top rung of pics - Go Team Untouchables!!!
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04/17/2006 12:10:37 AM
Awesome!! Congrats on 4th place! :-)
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04/17/2006 12:08:00 AM
Great job! Congrats on top 5!
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04/17/2006 12:07:27 AM
Great job!!!! Congratulations on your 4th place...!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2006 11:59:40 PM
Shouldn't that be Zero Gravity?
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04/16/2006 11:15:46 PM
I love this, great and twisted idea! Congratz
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04/16/2006 09:36:38 PM
Quite an artistic rendition to signify our earthly attachment. Bump.
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04/16/2006 08:21:53 PM
So very clever! really great all around shot. Hope this does really well for you :)
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04/16/2006 07:31:25 PM
wonderful idea and execution. nice to see some originality. thumbs way up!
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04/16/2006 12:43:58 AM
Great DOF. Very emotive. Photo is crisp with nice tones. One of my top picks.
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04/15/2006 09:29:19 AM
interesting shot
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04/15/2006 05:16:46 AM
I love it - nice warm colors too. 10 from me!
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04/14/2006 02:54:00 PM
great idea
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04/13/2006 09:11:43 PM
Very interesting and creative!
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04/13/2006 12:35:57 AM
Very interesting and creative idea, well-executed.
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04/12/2006 10:27:22 PM
Wow! It actually seems to me as though the person is floating away, held down only by the chains. Nice effect! Great light and good composition.
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04/12/2006 05:52:26 PM
Great effect. High vote here. What are he/she/you holding onto? Swingset?
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04/12/2006 11:42:00 AM
OK, How?
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04/11/2006 09:10:25 PM
Great idea!!! Good luck with this one!
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04/10/2006 05:44:20 PM
Interesting, but it doesn't make me think "jump".
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04/10/2006 03:33:00 PM
Clever, funny, and well done.
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04/10/2006 02:52:03 PM
great shot, great setup...just great everything should place very high
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04/10/2006 10:52:17 AM
so creative. great dof. really nice job. 10
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04/10/2006 09:09:54 AM
Very cool photo, but I don't see what it has to do with the challenge of jump. Only the title refers to gravity lossage, which to me is only a small scientific part of an actual jump, but the photo itself without the title doesn't show a jump to me.
04/10/2006 02:37:27 AM
Ilike this just so cool an idea 10
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04/10/2006 01:32:58 AM
Great idea! Love the image!
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04/10/2006 01:14:25 AM
Brilliant idea and a wonderful, clear photo to boot. One of my favorites in this challenge!
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