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Melethia


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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

There was a festival of sorts in Wiesbaden this week, and part of that included one of those big circular swinging rides. I had a blast shooting there. Mostly I had a blast watching the people ride it. Kids of ALL ages raced up to grab a seat. I saw several adults (some quite advanced in years, I might add) who rode it multiple times. And they all had this look on their faces - simple, unadulterated fun was had by all. If it weren't for the editing, this would be in the "Pure" challenge as pure joy.

The original:
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She does look a little like Hillary Clinton, doesn't she?

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 448
Avg (all users): 6.6842
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.7209
Views since voting: 2317
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 133
Comments: 71
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/17/2013 10:17:32 AM
I have never seen this absolute GEM before Melethia, what pure joy to look at!
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08/14/2007 11:50:41 PM
Wow, I haven't voted in a while and never saw this. It's completely wonderful.
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06/27/2007 09:57:03 PM
This looks like it was ripped from some Life Magazine from the 50's...
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06/21/2007 12:55:18 PM
Great picture! Congratulations on your placing!
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06/20/2007 07:22:42 PM
Deb, absolutely love the expression on her face! I think the conversion to BW and the crop was pure inspiration on your part. CONGRATS!!!!
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06/20/2007 07:38:18 AM
Wow Deb, you just keep getting better! Have you ever thought of doing this for a living? Keep them coming.
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06/19/2007 10:31:00 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish. Wonderful shot. Nice crop you did on the photo and tons of emotion in the face.A very classic candid.
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06/19/2007 08:57:20 AM
Originally posted by bod:

This picture is haunting me now.

Not because of Don's comments :D - well actually it is one of his comments ... the mention of Hitchcock has for some reason set the theme tune to 'Tales of the Unexpected' playing in my head. Even though that was in colour and nothing to do with Hitchcock!

It was a fairground style tune though, and I guess that's my brain just picking up a reference from my youth to match the retro atmosphere, and this photo has that in abundance.

God I hope this makes sense. I came back intending to leave a better comment but I'm not sure I succeeded : )


I do think you succeeded. The fact that the picture has brought about differing opinions, references, and strangely, Hitchcockian inferences, means that it's more than just a nice snapshot. It's always interesting to me how different people interpret the same thing, and I'm pleased the "retro" aspect came through, despite the tread on her shoes. And for the record, yours was the one I saw in the challenge that made me say "Gosh, I thought mine was pretty good, but this is better!" for the sheer emotion of it. And I didn't realize these shots were cliche, but I really don't get out much. :-)
06/19/2007 07:57:47 AM
This picture is haunting me now.

Not because of Don's comments :D - well actually it is one of his comments ... the mention of Hitchcock has for some reason set the theme tune to 'Tales of the Unexpected' playing in my head. Even though that was in colour and nothing to do with Hitchcock!

It was a fairground style tune though, and I guess that's my brain just picking up a reference from my youth to match the retro atmosphere, and this photo has that in abundance.

God I hope this makes sense. I came back intending to leave a better comment but I'm not sure I succeeded : )
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06/18/2007 08:16:14 PM
Oh I just LOVE what you've captured here and your conversion is just PERFECT!
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06/18/2007 06:17:40 PM
Deb - THAT IS FANTASTIC. I didn't get through all of the images and somehow this one slipped by me. GREAT finish. WOO HOO
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06/18/2007 05:40:16 PM
Originally posted by bod:

Damn I knew I forgot something!


You wuz robbed! I'd have given you at least TEN bucks for that photo...
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06/18/2007 05:00:41 PM
Nice shot Deb, and good result.
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06/18/2007 04:52:03 PM
I loved this shot, such joy and a slight hint of terror, wonderful shot
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06/18/2007 04:27:24 PM
Hillary AWOL. Keep here there, please ;-) Congratulations. It seems many of the top images were nice candids. Yours included.
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06/18/2007 04:11:10 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Wonderful shot. The only reason I didn't go higher than 7 is that it's such a cliche genre, but your shot is *much* less cliched than the blue ribbon winner. That's the kind of shot that the attendant hands you after your ride and asks for 5 bucks.

Damn I knew I forgot something!

Didn't get to this in voting but I love how you've picked your subject out from the rest of the scene. You just forgot to add some DPC standard water drops :P
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06/18/2007 03:33:29 PM
Wow you really did a great job with the processing! I really did love this image and the expression you caught. Congrats on the top 10!!!
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06/18/2007 12:55:42 PM
Wonderful shot. The only reason I didn't go higher than 7 is that it's such a cliche genre, but your shot is *much* less cliched than the blue ribbon winner. That's the kind of shot that the attendant hands you after your ride and asks for 5 bucks. Your shot, however, has a certain Hitchcockian drama to it, and nice oof background adding to the dizziness.
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06/18/2007 12:36:21 PM
Congratulations, Deb, on your star. This is such a wonderful photo that I'm not surprised it came so close to a ribbon. I love the processing and the composition. It really looks like you were having as much fun as the lady in the swing.
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06/18/2007 12:02:03 PM
Congrats, Deb! An excellent placing for an excellent candid! the B&W conversion is spot-on.
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06/18/2007 11:30:43 AM
Oh nice!!!
You captured a sense of true joy in her face. Almost has a retro look to it.
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06/18/2007 10:52:16 AM
Oh Deb Yayyyy!!!!! A most deserving top 10 spot for this fantastic candid!!! Congratulations on another superstar finish :)

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06/18/2007 10:32:36 AM
Great photo Deb! I really like the classic/vintage vibe of it. Congrats on the top ten finish!
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06/18/2007 09:26:45 AM
This is a great shot! Congrats on the good score!
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06/18/2007 08:14:37 AM
Fantastic capture Deb. The expression on her face is great. The cropping that you did really made this shot. Good job and super score.
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06/18/2007 07:58:34 AM
Timeless and joyful! Congratulations!
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06/18/2007 07:38:43 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats!
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06/18/2007 07:34:46 AM
Congrats on the top ten Deb! Great shot!!!!!
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06/18/2007 07:22:18 AM
Woo hoo, Deb! Your finished product was awesome and the score shows it! Excellent candid all the way around.
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06/18/2007 07:10:54 AM
just excellent deb ... wot a great candid photograph . the expression is priceless, your processing is spot on and i love your title .. congratulations on a fantastic photograph and an excellent score .. :):)
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06/18/2007 06:47:43 AM
Congrats Deb, on a beautiful shot and a great finish in the voting!
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06/18/2007 06:03:10 AM
excellent shot, deb! nice work with the pp, as well.
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06/18/2007 04:36:49 AM
Very nice shot, Deb, congrats on your top10 finish!
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06/18/2007 04:31:05 AM
Top 10!! well done! fair ride 3 dollars, new shirt 30$, face expression priceless ;-)
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06/18/2007 03:28:21 AM
Awesome image, awesome finish. Conrats, Deb!
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06/18/2007 02:52:12 AM
Congrats Deb on a great shot and a great finish, well deserved.

Jack
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06/18/2007 02:48:14 AM
Great work Deb, Gave this a 7, congrates on the front page finish,
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06/18/2007 02:07:07 AM
Well done on finishing 8th out of 447 images Deb...a great image
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06/18/2007 01:34:42 AM
Great finish, Deb! Congratulations! This looks straight out of the 50's!! Love it!
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06/18/2007 01:29:10 AM
Yahoo! Congrats, Deb! Top 10, second-highest placement and percentile ever! :)
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06/18/2007 12:44:52 AM
Wonderful capture, Deb. Great b/w. Congrats on top 10.
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06/18/2007 12:31:19 AM
Wonderful shot! I so love this. Well done and congrats on 8th place!!
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06/18/2007 12:29:28 AM
This is such a great moment Deb! Great capture.

Hey, is that Hillary Clinton?? :-)
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06/18/2007 12:26:23 AM
Big congrats on your top ten finish, Deb! What a fun shot!
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06/18/2007 12:25:29 AM
Congrats on a great score and adding one to your top row too. I really like the feeling you captured here. i can hear her win i look at the photo
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06/18/2007 12:22:02 AM
Awesome image here Deb, and so well deserved.....
Perfect processing and crop.....
I am so pleased it did so well for you.....
I just love the sense of freedon and fun, that you have captured with this fine candid.

Message edited by author 2007-06-18 00:23:34.
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06/18/2007 12:20:21 AM
Did you go back in time to shoot this? Congrats on your top ten!
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06/18/2007 12:12:57 AM
Congratulations on your top ten photo. This was one of my few "10s" in this challenge.
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06/18/2007 12:06:09 AM
WOO HOO!!!! Way to go on a Top Ten, Deb!!
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06/18/2007 12:05:35 AM
Congrats on your high score Deb.
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06/18/2007 12:03:49 AM
Congratulations on top 10 Deb!!!!
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06/18/2007 12:02:56 AM
awesome capture, deb. congrats on top 10!!
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06/18/2007 12:02:52 AM
Well done Deb. I really thought this would take your birds out but a top ten and the little star is almost as good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 08:33:39 PM
Great expression...
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06/17/2007 08:19:21 PM
Her face and the black and white give this a 50s feel. Fun capture!
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06/17/2007 05:30:20 PM
Wouldn't have thought this kind of shot would look good in B&W, but I love it.
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06/17/2007 06:41:59 AM
great expression and focus
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06/16/2007 12:52:57 PM
Intense! 7
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06/16/2007 09:38:34 AM
Great expression! Your use of desaturation makes this a photo feel like it came from the 60s. I like the way this has been cropped.
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06/15/2007 11:29:01 PM
She looks like Hilary Clinton. Great capture and composition. The black and white works very well here. Nice job.
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06/14/2007 02:58:20 PM
amazing capture!!
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06/13/2007 07:19:29 PM
What a great facial expression. Good capture.
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06/13/2007 03:33:29 PM
She looks like she's having fun, but she looks a little scared too :)
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06/12/2007 03:48:14 PM
Your model is perfect. I like the post processing on this photo too.
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06/12/2007 03:27:43 AM
Good framing and nice capture of the mood.
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06/11/2007 08:58:10 PM
Fun, fun, fun!!! Good tones and fast focusing. 7
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06/11/2007 06:39:35 PM
Brilliant! I love the expression and movement in the image. Great shot!
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06/11/2007 04:07:19 PM
B&W a bit dark, but a good moment...
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06/11/2007 02:41:58 PM
Nice sharp focus and priceless expression. Well done.
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06/11/2007 09:01:06 AM
Classic!!! She looks like she's really loving it! Great choice of B&W for this one.
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06/11/2007 06:52:00 AM
Lovely image although (and this is somewhat bizarre given the subject of the photo) it almost feels staged
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