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Hot Day...Big Brother...Cool Water
3rd PlaceHot Day...Big Brother...Cool Water
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Simple Pleasures (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Camas, WA
Date: Sep 1, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2006

Could bomb. I like it, but then again, they are my kids. I thought it did show a simple moment of pleasure. Your brother is helping (instead of tormenting) you and the cool water tastes so good on a hot day.

Converted from RAW, USM, S/H, Channel Mixer, Contrast, Midtone Levels (I'm just not a curves guy), Color Balance for Sepia and then final two USM passes and border.

Woo hoo! I'm really happy about this shot. It grew on me more and more as the week went by. I just love the frozen water dripping off of Laine's chin. Yes, I cut the head off on purpose. It was mainly to keep things close and intimate. You are very limited in 640 pixels and if I were to have 1000, I may have cropped larger. The shadow on her face was inevitable, but I also left it (compared to a version where I lightened it through PP) because the dark actually set her face off from the lighter background.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 266
Avg (all users): 6.8710
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.8077
Avg (non-participants): 6.9065
Views since voting: 9241
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 217
Comments: 52
Favorites: 20 (view)


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09/19/2006 01:27:33 PM
Sweet photo Jason! Congrats! It was great having you out to Cannon Beach recently. Blessings to you and your family.
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09/15/2006 10:18:00 AM
This was one of my favorites in the challenge!! I'm so glad it ribboned! Fantastic shot!
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09/14/2006 11:46:36 PM
Jason: this image created that immediate piercing impression. Outstanding work. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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09/14/2006 04:14:32 PM
Excellent capture, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/14/2006 12:03:31 PM
Awww! This is a special moment. I love it! Brothers aren't all that bad.
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09/14/2006 06:42:01 AM
congrats and I love it. Reminds me of my two. Great finish
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09/13/2006 11:17:30 PM
Just ... gorgeous. Your kids are going to have some wonderful memories via photography!
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09/13/2006 08:10:14 PM
An amazing Photo from an amazing photographer.
--jrjr
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09/13/2006 04:00:03 PM
Great moment captured here. Wonderful composition and tone.
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09/13/2006 03:27:42 PM
Great shot. I can almost taste the cool water on my tongue. I actually had one very similar that I was thinking of entering, but your would have blown it away. GREAT job. Congrats,
B
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09/13/2006 12:42:56 PM
Congratulations Doc on another ribbon, and on this very charming photograph. What are the odds that all three ribbons in this challenge would be duo-tones.
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09/13/2006 12:18:14 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!
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09/13/2006 10:53:53 AM
Congrats!
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09/13/2006 09:49:25 AM
Congrats the ribbon! Another one well deserved. Great capture.
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09/13/2006 09:47:52 AM
How Sweet! This is just gorgeous!! Congrats on the yellow!
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09/13/2006 08:55:19 AM
Wonderful picture Jason. Congrats.
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09/13/2006 07:03:08 AM
Congrats, nice to see you and Larus on the fron page again ;)
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09/13/2006 06:20:16 AM
Wonderful shot Jason, I like the choice of sepia toning, really gives it character.

Typo edit..again:-)

Message edited by author 2006-09-13 13:59:28.
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09/13/2006 04:57:06 AM
Honor to share the front page with you for a week, AGAIN, dude :) what is it now, 10-10? You still have me for the year, hehe :) Go mag7!!!
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09/13/2006 04:29:22 AM
Super tones Jason, kudo's on another ribbon well deserved.
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09/13/2006 03:04:15 AM
Woohoo, Doc! :)
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09/13/2006 02:43:21 AM
I need to get me some kids. :P Congrats doc. Another great pic!
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09/13/2006 01:32:42 AM
Love this, how summer-classic. Your models are a bit of a giveaway, but I can't really point fingers about that. Congrats on the ribbon for your collection!
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09/13/2006 12:47:42 AM
congratulation for your yellow ribbon!
Really like this picture it's so sharp and concept is interesting I would never thought of that.
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09/13/2006 12:42:51 AM
I never realized how she looks like you until I saw this shot. Gorgeous gorgeous work, Jason! Congrats!
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09/13/2006 12:41:11 AM
Great job on this - you have two very cute kids doc. Congrats on the yellow.
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09/13/2006 12:37:40 AM
Great job on another one doc - congrats!
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09/13/2006 12:37:36 AM
Nice job Jason, another feather in the cap of the master. Great composition.
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09/13/2006 12:33:49 AM
dang... i knew i should have sqeezed two cute kids into my shot... i'd have won, but my son got bored with the leaves and ran off to chase the dog...

congratulations on the yellow...
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09/13/2006 12:11:30 AM
Awesome! Good job, Jason! Congrats on the ribbon :)
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09/13/2006 12:06:48 AM
This is one of my favorites of yours, Jason. Nice, simple, clean shot that has a nice timelessness to it. Well done. The ribbon is a bonus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 11:25:42 PM
Very nice. Nice decision to convert to black and white.
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09/12/2006 07:58:33 PM
This photograph is a priceless capture of a moment in time between brother and sister. Septa perfectly displays the light. Perfect 10.
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09/12/2006 09:52:18 AM
A great shot, perfect sharpness and shading.
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09/12/2006 07:30:59 AM
Really like this one.
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09/12/2006 04:50:19 AM
This is nice, I like the sepia tones that give it that old-fashioned feeling. To me, it would have seemed more complete if the top of the little girl's head hadn't been cut off. She is really the focal point of the picture and somehow, something seems missing when you can't see all of her head. Even though it is in fashion now to cut off the tops of people's heads in pictures - to me it looks like a mistake.
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09/12/2006 03:09:44 AM
Top ten at least ... 8
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09/12/2006 12:54:30 AM
gorgeous and oh so sweet.
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09/11/2006 11:56:11 PM
great shot, truly
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09/09/2006 04:06:40 PM
Nice photo but the boys face is hidden somewhat which detracts IMO
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09/08/2006 01:49:10 PM
I love the choice of sepia tones for this shot. The shot is nice and crisp and clear. The title really fits. Good work!
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09/08/2006 08:03:19 AM
Great photo - Nice light!
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09/08/2006 06:20:15 AM
Its real nice tastful photo of interaction of children. Works nice as candid.
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09/07/2006 10:54:53 PM
3 B&Ws for my top picks. Nice toneand comp.
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09/07/2006 09:59:51 AM
Very cute. Not sure I like the sepia treatment or her cut off head, but otherwise it's nice.
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09/07/2006 07:09:04 AM
Your post processing work put this in the top 3 for me. Great conversion.
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09/07/2006 05:35:59 AM
Just love the tones in this photo. This is stunning, infact I would rate this photo up there with my all time favourite children's photos. If I could give this 11 out of 10, I would have!
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09/06/2006 11:11:59 AM
Expertly captured with lovely tonal play and what a great move to sepia! 7 on first pass.
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09/06/2006 09:16:03 AM
Looks very 1950's. I love the post editing. Cute - and very classic. 8
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09/06/2006 07:54:46 AM
wow, this is one of the clearest, crispest shots around! love the editing...would have liked to have seen the whole of the girl's head, so the crop is a little tight...8
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09/06/2006 06:52:06 AM
Sure is a winning one...
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09/06/2006 06:42:04 AM
I like this candid shot a lot, good tonal range, good b/w, good sharpness; if only her face was not in the shade ... but then you can not have everything
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