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Give me wings and I will fly...
3rd PlaceGive me wings and I will fly...
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Challenge: Table Shot II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: home
Date: Jan 30, 2007
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25sec
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2007

Wow! Now that's something to wake up to - a ribbon! At this moment the family is whooping and making a lot of noise.

Thanks everyone!

Okay this is what happened in this shoot: this is my 9 year old son (you will start recognising him in my work). He is a model aeroplane enthusiast. He has been using my bedroom desk to work at lately. This is positioned directly in front of a large window the width of the table. So natural light, coming through a car port just outside (has that opaque corrugated plastic stuff on the roof) - a homemade, involuntary soft box if you will. He is right handed, but after a few shots all I was getting was back of hand, and so I asked him to "pretend" and use his left hand for a moment. We don't do pretence very well in our house. He obliged but was finding it difficult to get on with painting - hence the very focused attention.

Was the camera on the table???

No it was on a tri-pod adjusted to the exact height of the table and I lowered the lense to be resting on the table top...this somehow gave the illusion more successfully that the camera was in fact on the table. When it stood on the table, I had all manner of problems trying to hold it and keep the "nose" from diving downward. It was just that much simpler to go the tripod route.

Post Processing: simple stuff - crop, channel mixer to convert to black and white, sharpen and sharpen again. Reduce size, sharpen, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 180
Avg (all users): 7.1299
Avg (commenters): 8.2800
Avg (participants): 7.0933
Avg (non-participants): 7.1474
Views since voting: 7959
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 231
Comments: 57
Favorites: 17 (view)


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12/31/2008 02:12:26 PM
It's interesting to see how much he's grown, from this shot to the Tungsten entry. Fine looking young man, by the way.
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03/24/2007 12:03:27 PM
this is stunning dont think i was here for this.
congrats.
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02/13/2007 06:08:09 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this great shot!
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02/13/2007 05:24:51 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Has a feel of perfect reality. Wonderful.
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02/13/2007 12:54:11 PM
This is amazing! The clarity and feeling of this is so well done.

btw, nice to see an Evolt user get a ribbon hehe. Very nice and congrats!
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02/12/2007 11:27:09 PM
And the details of the setup and shot are .... ?
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02/09/2007 10:22:33 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Darling photo!!
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02/08/2007 03:36:21 PM
Congrats Caroline! I had a feeling this was you. It was one of my faves.
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02/08/2007 04:47:22 AM
This was my pick for the blue one. Anyway, still a ribbon, personal best and wonderful image. Congrats!
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02/08/2007 03:04:12 AM
Congratulations! Well done and what concentration of the young painter.
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02/07/2007 07:03:54 PM
A big big congrats on your first ribbon!!!
This was my fav ... great shot
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02/07/2007 05:06:27 PM
Wonderful image. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/07/2007 02:03:30 PM
great shot...wonderfully small and detailed...like being invited into his world...
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02/07/2007 11:21:50 AM
I'm with Ursula - this is the first of many ribbons for you. You have a talent for putting joy and life into your photographs. This was indeed one of my favorites from this challenge - congrats!!
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02/07/2007 10:18:53 AM
Congrats!! A Wonderful Image!!
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02/07/2007 10:09:58 AM
Congrats... I'm surpised I didn't comment on this one. It was one of my faves...
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02/07/2007 09:58:54 AM
Many congratulations on your very first (of many I think) ribbons :)
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02/07/2007 08:48:28 AM
Well done, congratulations!
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02/07/2007 07:04:37 AM
Congratulations on your strong ribbon winning entry. Love the title and the whole message.
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02/07/2007 03:05:58 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, well deserved!
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02/07/2007 12:40:11 AM
glad to be right for once. congrats!
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02/07/2007 12:28:42 AM
My pick for first - so well captured, tells a story, lets us in on a moment in his life.. sweet. :)
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02/07/2007 12:21:36 AM
Wow! Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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02/07/2007 12:12:46 AM
Congratulations!! Nice shot.
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02/07/2007 12:11:08 AM
great shot and congrats on the finish.
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02/07/2007 12:08:55 AM
Fantabulous!
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02/07/2007 12:06:39 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and the great score. I expected to see this up here. Well done!
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02/07/2007 12:06:25 AM
CONGRATS!
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02/07/2007 12:06:21 AM
Congrats on ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2007 10:49:24 PM
wonderful action shot! 8
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02/06/2007 09:03:24 PM
Great shot!
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02/06/2007 04:32:06 PM
WOW... love it...
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02/06/2007 03:15:46 PM
Easily my favorite photo of the challenge. The composition and table top perspective work really good here.
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02/06/2007 01:38:42 PM
nice, sharp,
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02/05/2007 04:31:03 PM
The subject is very interesting. I also think that the balance of black and white is very nice.
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02/05/2007 12:04:55 PM
interesting image i perfer black and white photography
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02/04/2007 01:13:51 PM
Such an endearing image. Perfect in b&W too. Well done! Back to bump you up to 9.
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02/03/2007 10:32:49 PM
I love b&w here as well as the composition and the expression
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02/03/2007 10:15:55 AM
love it. 10
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02/02/2007 04:48:17 PM
What a cute capture, it made me smile. I love the clarity and overall lighting, except probably on the right fingers which look harsh (but this is very minor. Great shot. A 7!
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02/01/2007 11:27:54 PM
This presents a very nice mood.
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02/01/2007 11:26:42 PM
One of the best ones I've seen so far; very nice study in concentration.
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02/01/2007 03:34:45 PM
Oh my! This is absolutely wonderful. In a challenge of dreary pictures of objects placed on a table (mine is one of those), this truly delights! What a lovely portrait! Light is perfect as is the B&W. Thanks for this!
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02/01/2007 03:04:09 PM
wow, this shot takes me back. i used to LOVE model cars. now i play with real ones. :) nice perspective and composition. technicals all look good and it works in BW.
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02/01/2007 11:24:17 AM
Beautiful child and I love that you made this B & W.. It makes it much more clear and crisp. 8
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01/31/2007 11:19:14 PM
great idea! like it in b/w
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01/31/2007 09:25:07 PM
Great shot! I really like the black & white color. 10
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01/31/2007 04:08:58 PM
cute I like this picture
01/31/2007 01:29:26 PM
This shot really touches me for some reason. VERY emotive. Good luck! I hope that you ribbon.
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01/31/2007 09:58:31 AM
this image is clear and sharp I like it. it's very calming.
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01/31/2007 09:05:07 AM
delicate and superbly done.
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01/31/2007 08:58:06 AM
Good!
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01/31/2007 08:45:47 AM
Very nice image. Captures the concentration and intensity of the work. Appears that the focus was sharpest on the enamel, not the plane, which does take away the proper focus in this image. Great tones. Nice contrast of black, grey and white.
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01/31/2007 08:36:35 AM
Great shot. I expect this will ribbon.
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01/31/2007 07:04:06 AM
this is cool, I love the expression. really cool photo, I can't even explain why I liek it so much. :)
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01/31/2007 01:09:02 AM
Wasnt planning on commenting tonight but I felt compelled to with this one. I really REALLY like this. By farthe best image in the challenge IMO. Such a great natural pose/capture, excellent b&w editing and wonderful composition. On top of that it just makes me feel good. Bumping up to a 10 from my first go aroun dof 8 and adding to my faves. Good luck with this one!
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01/31/2007 12:33:45 AM
Outstanding perspective, good exp, good contrast. 7
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