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Set Free
sherpet


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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: Peregien Beach, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Date: Oct 29, 2006
Aperture: 13.00
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Family, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006

This was an amazing day, as nothing went to plan.
I visited my Neice & Nephew, and their children, who live an hour away for the day.
I first went out to the toy shop and brought two trick kites, as gifts, for my great Nephew & Niece, as early Xmas present for them.
We then went down to the beach, and they set up the kites.....
Two hours later, we only managed to get one photo of one kite in the air, as the winds were all wrong, and just to strong.
We had lots of fun, and this is the "one and only" flying kite image, out of the days photo shoot.
I have called it "Set Free"

Statistics
Place: 86 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.3320
Avg (commenters): 6.0476
Avg (participants): 5.3182
Avg (non-participants): 5.3399
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 241
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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11/07/2006 11:46:10 AM
A nicely composed image, but the post-processing really hurts this in my opinion.
Almost looks like it was taken through a shower sliding door glass.
I'd love a whack at the original.
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11/07/2006 12:24:56 AM
You really have developed a nice eye for compoosition. The minimalist approace is nice because the kite looks as if it trying to escape. Maybe a little more room on the left would have been nice, but im not sure what your shooting constraints were. Nice pic overall.
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11/06/2006 11:01:33 AM
This is such a feel good wind picture! I think you did good!!!!

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11/06/2006 09:38:45 AM
Shez, this was an excellent idea; I think it's a little too saturated, though, and maybe it would have been better to get a little closer to them and the kite..feel free to ignore my ideas.
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11/06/2006 12:48:26 AM
Just past 1/2 way, seems you added too much dodging.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 10:43:19 PM
Seems over-processed. I like how the beach and water look. But the clouds seem very odd.
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11/05/2006 08:28:15 PM
Very picturesque scene. Heavy on the post-processing which makes the sky appear a bit strange.
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11/05/2006 02:30:25 PM
Very pretty photo, but something about the clouds dont look real
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11/04/2006 04:46:43 AM
Nice positions of people and kite, nice colors of beach, sky, and kite. Sky and waves look a little over-processed. Wish that I had wind good enough to fly a kite. Oh joy!
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11/03/2006 01:24:40 AM
colors from post processing seems a bit too wierd
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11/02/2006 03:07:49 PM
this was probably a nice photo before the heavy edit.
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11/01/2006 09:41:15 AM
the look of the clouds detracts from the image
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11/01/2006 01:04:34 AM
love the vibrancy of this image.
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10/31/2006 10:14:13 PM
Very good interpretation of the challenge - kite flying is definitely something dependent on wind. Composition is good. They photograph is overprocessed for my taste, though, particularly the sky.
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10/31/2006 03:09:32 PM
Not sure what post processing you have done here, but it has lost all detail. It feels plastic and false to me. Having said that at least theres some wind in the photo, unlike many others in the challenge
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10/31/2006 10:26:07 AM
This is a lovely scene and the two characters are in just the right stance. Kites are not so cooperative when it comes to photographing them. But you did a good job. My only criticism is that the photo appears noisy or has artifacts. Perhaps that's because you boosted the hues. The sky looks a little odd with the circular spot trails. I wonder if that is cloning? 7.
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10/31/2006 08:41:44 AM
Best kite shot in the challenge. Maybe a bit oversaturated but an excellent capture none the less. The wide open feel to the image is just a great canvas for your primary subjects. Well done.
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10/31/2006 01:41:55 AM
Nice composition.
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10/30/2006 09:03:32 PM
a bit oversaturated for my taste... almost looks like a painting 6
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10/30/2006 08:10:34 PM
Nice composition.
Interesting colors. Especially that sky. Um, seems a bit unreal.
Good interpretation of the Challenge with the kite.
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10/30/2006 07:58:00 PM
A sky full of processing gone wrong. Otherwise a nice photo. Good luck.
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10/30/2006 03:46:53 PM
Not sure I like the saturation. People look red to me. However, I do like the idea and over composition. Maybe crop a bit off the bottom to highlight more of the great cloud cover.
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10/30/2006 10:19:04 AM
Very nice composition and color choices but the colors overall are a little over processed for me. I also think the people and kite may have been a little over sharpened.

Score: 7.
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10/30/2006 07:36:36 AM
sorry to say, a little too over processed for my personal liking which is a shame because the comp is pleasing to my eye and the focus on the subject is very good to....I just get caught up on that processing. Good luck though.
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10/30/2006 05:05:30 AM
At last an image that portray's a breeze that blows, a little to much neat image, and a closer crop would have helped,but fits the challenge.Bumping
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10/30/2006 12:20:59 AM
Awesome colors and sky. Love it. Great composition.
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