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Fountain of Youth
2nd PlaceFountain of Youth
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Challenge: Action Shot (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Date: Jan 4, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2004

my son, shot in the bathtub with black velvet hung on the tile wall. applied levels and USM and did minor spot editting to clean up stray bits of water spray.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 97
Avg (all users): 7.4371
Avg (commenters): 8.8276
Avg (participants): 7.2727
Avg (non-participants): 7.5446
Views since voting: 9180
Votes: 167
Comments: 58
Favorites: 24 (view)


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06/15/2009 08:37:33 PM
Great job on the setup & execution of this artwork! Perfect composition and lighting. Well done.
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06/12/2009 01:57:36 PM
That is so cute, I'd love to try something like this.
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06/11/2009 05:22:59 PM
This is so good. tremendous capture and perfect focus.

This could only work this well with a black background.
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01/17/2004 06:21:17 PM
i did a similar shot once for my photo class, but mine was coming out of a water fountain. yours is much better.
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01/16/2004 02:56:05 PM
Just want to agree with everyone else that it's a great shot... love how you made the background black - it sets off the water and your son's face. Very cool. :)
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01/16/2004 07:21:15 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this is a creative and fun shot.
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01/16/2004 02:30:06 AM
What a gteat shot!
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01/13/2004 08:24:03 AM
Nice and crisp. Congrats.
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01/12/2004 10:22:25 PM
Really delightful! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/12/2004 09:54:11 AM
Please accept my congratulations to yourself, and your son on achieving this place of honour.
01/12/2004 09:11:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - what a great idea for the challenge! :-)
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01/12/2004 07:29:13 AM
Ditto, apologies for referring to your son as a female! Hope he's not too put out! A well deserved ribbon for a superb image!
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01/12/2004 07:13:53 AM
This was my fav! It's original and I love water shots! NOt to mention a very dynamic composition!
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01/12/2004 04:38:50 AM
Yeah! Great that you and your son got a ribbon for this marvellous image.
Was my favourite as you know.
Now that I know that it is your son I even better understand the title.
It was probably the eye that made most of us voters believe that he is a girl. Also his beard isn't that strong at the moment! How old is he?

Jörg

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01/12/2004 03:16:07 AM
I am so glad this photo got a ribbon, it was my top favourite of the challenge.
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01/12/2004 03:06:30 AM
Apologies to your son.... :-)

Well done on 2nd Place!
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01/12/2004 01:19:17 AM
Great shot!!!! One of my 10's
Congratulations:-)
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01/12/2004 12:59:24 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This shot deserved a ribbon.

This is your Son! I'd love to see a regular pic of him. He seems to have some serious feminine features, maybe it's just this shot.

Anyway, good job!
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01/12/2004 12:51:52 AM
COngrats, David! Wonderful image, expertly shot! COngrats on your second place ribbon!!! RoB
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01/12/2004 12:13:37 AM
Thanks to you all for the very kind comments. This is my first ribbon, so I'm pretty excited!
01/12/2004 12:07:18 AM
Good job neighbor ! :-)
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01/12/2004 12:02:17 AM
Congrats!! My apologies for calling your son a "her"... :)
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01/12/2004 12:01:41 AM
Congrat's on the ribbon, well done. go Lake Zurich!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2004 10:10:26 PM
Excellent composition and details.
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01/11/2004 02:29:53 PM
very nice & creative shot. 10
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01/11/2004 02:22:11 PM
the expression on your models face makes this shot ...well done great capture
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01/11/2004 04:26:27 AM
Stunning, very well done indeed.
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01/10/2004 11:25:35 PM
I like this.
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01/10/2004 11:02:05 PM
nice capture...
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01/10/2004 09:33:21 PM
great shot!
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01/10/2004 08:23:47 PM
Definitely my favorite of the challenge -- very, very well executed! The water shows up perfectly against the black background, and the skin tones are great. The only little nitpick I have is that her hair blends into the background a little too much, but it's not enough to keep me from making this a 10! Let me be the first to congratulate you on the ribbon! :)
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01/10/2004 01:02:26 PM
good capture - nice stop action
good title

skin is a bit blotchy
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01/08/2004 01:30:14 PM
cool pic nice water efect congrats lol
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01/08/2004 10:04:10 AM
Love this shot. Technically excellent!
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01/08/2004 09:38:43 AM
Well done.
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01/08/2004 05:51:18 AM
Oh so perfect it can only be Kiwi, if not then that is a big compliment from me. Even the model is spot on and her hair adds great interest and finishes it off beautifully. Perfect exposure on water AND skin, I take my hat off to you. Hope this wins. 10+ And the best of luck - not that you'll need it.
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01/08/2004 04:30:16 AM
Excellent picture! Good composition and good timing! Overall it is a very sharp, clean picture!
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01/08/2004 12:07:17 AM
Nice work. The model has done a nice job here. Her position is very good, and really makes the shot. I've seen this before, but it's well executed none-the-less. 9.
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01/07/2004 08:32:44 PM
Amazing shot. Clean, simple, effective. The face looks natural (not overprocessed). The water is sharp and with no major glares. Well done indeed.
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01/07/2004 12:42:15 PM
This is a great idea. Did you use a flash to "freeze" the water that way? Your lighting and composition and focus are right on the money. I hope this makes top 5! 10 from me.
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01/07/2004 11:10:14 AM
Wow, wow... what an amazing shot!!! I really love your idea and the focus of water is great. One of my favs of this week. 10
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01/07/2004 07:25:12 AM
Very nice, very nice indeed 9
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01/06/2004 07:05:35 PM
very cool setup....she really spat water? it kinda looks like u added it in.............but anyway u did a good job :)
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01/06/2004 05:13:55 PM
Absolutely superb, I think this is my favourite in this challenge! It's reminiscent (to me) of Audrey Hepburn and more recently of Audrey Tautou in Amelie. So altogether a bit of an Audrey moment for me! Composition is just so beautiful - the exact angle of her face, the position of her ear next to the corner of the frame (and how far in from that it is), the way her hair almost disappears into the background making an intriguing abstract shape of her face, the way the water angles to the opposite corner...). You've also succeeded in capturing a wonderful expression of fun in your model's features as she squirts away! Just beautiful!
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01/06/2004 12:30:18 PM
Beautiful contrasts here and a wonderful action shot. The child's dark features and the black backdrop really make the water stand out. Great placement as well! I give this a 10!
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01/06/2004 10:57:08 AM
excelent shot !!
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01/06/2004 10:47:04 AM
WOW! Simply fabulous...10
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01/06/2004 08:10:40 AM
this was my highest rated photo for this weeks challenge. I think you did a wonderful job with it - I really have no suggestions to make this photo any better than it already is! Great work :)
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01/06/2004 05:03:39 AM
I do have three problems with this image:
1. To me it is more 'stopped action' rather then action itself.
2. It''s another water drop image as there are plenty of.
3. I only can give you a 10 for it, because the admins didn't increase the scale for you submission further up.

Honestly: even if the challenge topic would be 'still life' or 'Show NO Water' I would give it a 10.
It's extremely creative and a joy to look at. The composition is excellent, especially how you worked with the dark hair as part of the border and black background. The model is just beautiful and naturally looking. Like her smile very much and the clear haircut makes it too.
Everything is crisp and clear, especially her face and of course the water fountain.
But all these more technical aspects donít make the image, itís the creativity that makes it so special.
So to me for sure the winner and one of the 'All-Time-Best' at DPC.
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01/06/2004 03:33:45 AM
Very nice, good clear shot! The background of black was a good choice, goes well with her hair. Good fast exposure to get the water motionless. 9
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01/05/2004 11:08:11 PM
Great frozen action. Love it!
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01/05/2004 07:24:15 PM
Cute ide and it works well for the challenge. Nice job.
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01/05/2004 06:29:35 PM
interesting? is that a vulcan haircut?
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01/05/2004 10:49:23 AM
Cute, pixie-ish model - good capture.
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01/05/2004 10:42:46 AM
awesome idea, this is really a great action shot~9
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01/05/2004 10:41:31 AM
Great composition and wonderful stop action on the water. The flesh tones are wonderfully even and well lit, and the overall shot is very sharp. Good idea and good execution.
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01/05/2004 04:55:44 AM
Very cool! Nice composition. Good idea.
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01/05/2004 12:25:58 AM
Awesome!
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