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Walking into the light years before her time
2nd PlaceWalking into the light years before her time
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Cincinnati Zoo
Date: Jul 9, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2007

I had not planned on entering either open challenge this week. No inspiration for either. Aimee is away in Thailand for 2 weeks so the kids and I drove down to Cincinnati to visit the zoo and aquarium. While walking around the zoo we came across this path that led through a mister. The kids really love these things. I popped off a bunch of shots. The mister at the Columbus Zoo has cool surroundings. This one does not. Its just a covered walk way with no plants or anything> But still I thought it might be cool. Once home I started editing it up. Not a whole lot - RAW conversion, crop, levels adjustment layer and then a tweak in color, NI and USM. Looking at it when I was finished it had a slight eerie feel to it. I was thinking to maybe use it in dreams but I couldn't think of a title. But for nightmare it came pretty quick. This is my greatest nightmare - for Rowan, Aidan or Aimee. More so for my kids but only because I know my wife has is saved through Christ.

So I enter this image into nightmare. A challenge that I am sure will be filled with freaky and scary images, maybe this image will stand out. Will still probably score real low, but if some parents out there take the time to read the title and understand the image I am sure they could relate. It's a bit unsettling looking at this image now.

And let me just add that she was unbelievably poopy, right through her shorts. With no back up clothes with us I would rank this as my second greatest nightmare.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.8558
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.4203
Avg (non-participants): 7.0719
Views since voting: 8730
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 208
Comments: 56
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11/06/2007 09:50:39 AM
This is cool but a little too "Challengy" for my liking.
edited: read your comments and for an unplanned shot....that makes it cooler.

Message edited by author 2007-11-06 09:51:56.
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07/22/2007 11:50:37 PM
wonderful job Mr. Aimee...just got home from church and saw your ribbon on comments. As always, you and Aimee inspire me both as Christians and as photographers...thank you and congratulations!!!
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07/21/2007 05:46:01 PM
I liked your image a lot before I read your description.
Now, I love that image! Congratulations on getting through the day.
YOur image is a treasure of a keepsake.
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07/20/2007 10:22:20 PM
Great image, wonderfully clear
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07/19/2007 07:58:07 PM
Congrats!!!
I gave this a '9' - the purple was so vibrant, the message so vivid. This would indeed be my worst nightmare, as well.
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07/19/2007 08:54:45 AM
Congrats!
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07/19/2007 08:18:14 AM
This is fantastic ,you could invision death or alien abduction
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07/19/2007 08:00:40 AM
Hi Sweetie. I'm in Chiang Rai and am only just now reading your description (it's just nice to read words that you typed). I love the part about your second greatest nightmare! HAHAHAHA! I'll see you in a couple of days now....can't wait!! 143!
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07/18/2007 05:16:16 PM
Congratulations- well deserved. So sorry about the poopy pants nightmare :)
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07/18/2007 12:07:25 PM
Surely every parents greatest nightmare . .

A good subtle shot, if it was anymore complex it would distract.
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07/18/2007 11:15:41 AM
Very Nice Tim! Congrats!
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07/18/2007 09:51:28 AM
You kind of got that "Close Encounters" thing going on...congratulations on winning the ribbon!
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07/18/2007 09:27:25 AM
Aaaahhh...Poopy...no back ups...that is scary. but i totally got the title when i saw it, beautifully done. congrats.
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07/18/2007 08:17:48 AM
Tim - I love the image, it evokes emotions. Brought tears to my eyes. And your message to parents is a sweet one and is true for all of us, making each day a blessing. Reminding us that "all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children." Isaiah 54:13
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07/18/2007 08:11:04 AM
congratz ... and i agree, it is unsettling. but ... it's just a photo ... a great one !

peace
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07/18/2007 08:09:20 AM
Congrats dude! Well executed and well deserved.
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07/18/2007 07:57:45 AM
Shoehorn. Ha ha...good for you!
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07/18/2007 07:45:49 AM
I'm so glad this ribboned. I was one of your 15 10's, so you know what I think of the photo. What a great concept.

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07/18/2007 07:44:22 AM
Timothy - I love the purple hues here! Congrats on another ribbon to add to your growing collection! :-)
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07/18/2007 07:20:55 AM
Yeah Tim!!! Nice shot!
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07/18/2007 07:00:38 AM
WOO-HOOO!! Congratulations Sweetie! A rockin' shot although (as her mommy) a little hard to think about - definitely a nightmare! Nice work and I'll see ya soon!
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07/18/2007 04:34:55 AM
Stunning image of a true nightmare! Congrats Tim :))
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07/18/2007 03:47:50 AM
Congrats, Timfy, on a well deserved ribbon and great shot, if I had voted on all entries in the challenge you sure woulda got another ten!
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07/18/2007 03:42:27 AM
And to think you didn't want to enter it because it was title-dependent. Congrats on a new color ribbon to add to the collection! No way I can catch you now. :-)
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07/18/2007 02:15:06 AM
This looks fantastic and particularly for this challenge
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07/18/2007 01:56:16 AM
Congratulations, great photo, it's like a scene out of the X-Files show. I love to share the top with TWO BUCKEYES from OHIO and an OK, from my brother's state.

Just coincidentially, along with Pennywise, the clown, the top six on this web page at this time, relate to Flying, Dying, and Angels. Men are known to dream of women and money, too.

Thank your young model. Looks like she could also be walking on stage for a rock band or play. Being in front of a large audience is scary to some.

Message edited by author 2007-07-18 03:27:08.
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07/18/2007 01:44:18 AM
Lovely work, Tim, a thoughtful and all-too-vivid "everyday nightmare", one all parents have had.
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07/18/2007 12:55:24 AM
Awww. You had to go and break that nice blue set. Congrats!
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07/18/2007 12:55:12 AM
Thank you for the great testimony! And...Yes...This is a nightmare very easy to understand! Congratulations! :)
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07/18/2007 12:50:51 AM
great shot and finish Tim
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07/18/2007 12:35:57 AM
Yayyyyyyyyy this is fantastic..congrats.
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07/18/2007 12:31:20 AM
Great nightmare shot, great story and great that you won a ribbon with it! Congrats, Tim.
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07/18/2007 12:25:00 AM
You see they roll in as soon as you break the slump.
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07/18/2007 12:19:20 AM
DUDE!!! They sooo got it right. GREAT SHOT
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07/18/2007 12:12:28 AM
Totally a wonderful image for a nightmare subject.
I love how you came up with this Tim, and you should be so very very proud.
Thanks so much for sharing the story with us, and also this wonderful deserved ribbon winning image..... I love it.....
Totally believeable, but hopefully never never happens.....

Message edited by author 2007-07-18 00:13:54.
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07/18/2007 12:12:00 AM
great back story and great shot. I love the eerie-ness of it. . Congrats on the ribbon, well deserved/.

Message edited by author 2007-07-18 00:13:18.
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07/18/2007 12:10:13 AM
Congrats, Tim! I can certainly relate to this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 09:38:25 PM
very eary, beautifully lit
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07/15/2007 08:18:20 PM
color, fog, and silhouette make this dream-like -- one of my favorites this challenge
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07/15/2007 12:36:21 AM
It's a very cool photo, I want to give it a 10 but: the title just makes it more confusing and like your trying to convince me it fits the challenge. Hmmm?
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07/14/2007 11:03:46 AM
EXCELLENT! I hope your nightmare becomes a dream come true: a RIBBON :) 10
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07/13/2007 11:48:29 PM
Awesome. My only 10 of the challenge. I would have gone with a bluish light, but the purple color you used is more surreal. Nicely done!
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07/13/2007 02:47:56 PM
I think this is the best of the bunch! A true nightmare. Well done. 10
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07/12/2007 12:37:48 PM
Wow great impact!
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07/12/2007 06:41:49 AM
superb image! love the colours and lighting.
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07/12/2007 05:20:20 AM
nice setup 8
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07/11/2007 05:05:18 PM
WINNER for me! A 10!
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07/11/2007 04:09:55 PM
Very nicely done - lighting, composition, colors - all are good.
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07/11/2007 12:14:57 PM
really cool image - love the purple color choice, the silhoutte and the smoke
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07/11/2007 09:55:24 AM
Wow! Love this photo! How'd you do it?
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07/11/2007 07:54:06 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 05:25:24 AM
awesome lighting and colour
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07/11/2007 04:46:25 AM
totally brilliant, 10
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07/11/2007 12:50:09 AM
Oh wow - makes me think of Carol Ann in Poltergeist. Great shot. Maybe my fav so far. ;~D
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07/11/2007 12:42:17 AM
nice! 9
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07/11/2007 12:14:55 AM
Love the choice of color and silhouette.
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