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I wish I could sink into the ground
I wish I could sink into the ground
HeiSch


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: in town
Date: Aug 1, 2007
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2007

sketched it out on a piece of paper, so both boys had an idea, what I wanted. Searched and found a wall we could use. I needed a wall where the sun can come in at a very low angle. Set everything up and waited for the last few seconds until the tree's shadow were creeping up from below. Took 4 exposures with small corrections for each.
I could not manage to have the tall guy be taller, and the little guy's shadow complete - with legs -apearing in the picture without his body showing. Once I managed to do this, the point of view was too far from the side, disturbing all porportions. So I had to find a title explaining why the little one's feet are not visible.
Hope you enjoy
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Thank you all for your nice comments.
While I never entertained any educational thoughts during the shooting, some of you opened my eyes to an other interpretation of my picture. I thank you for that.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.5260
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5865
Views since voting: 1552
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 154
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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09/19/2007 12:09:26 AM
Very creative and I love the vibrant red of the bricks. Well done!
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08/13/2007 09:13:51 PM
Very cool picture! And a good reminder for a new dad.
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08/13/2007 09:01:51 PM
Awesome!!!! great finish!
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08/13/2007 02:10:49 PM
Very creative shot which also tells a story. Great work. Congratulations on top 10.
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08/13/2007 10:41:38 AM
It is perfect!!! And with natural light! I would have loved to see this one with a ribbon. It is fantastic!

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08/13/2007 12:03:15 AM
Hey nice! another top 10, grats Heini, a ribbon is just around the corner!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2007 09:45:56 PM
That thing looks like Gollum being scolded :P

Message edited by author 2007-08-15 17:16:12.
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08/12/2007 07:09:14 PM
This sure tells a story that is seen too often. Great shot
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08/12/2007 10:33:51 AM
Lame
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08/12/2007 08:39:00 AM
Very creative. He must be standing on a box or stool?
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08/12/2007 03:05:06 AM
On a technical level, this is well done, with the exception that the two models are at different levels. But it doesn't matter much. What comes through is the raw emotion associated with this scene and the feeling experienced by way too many children. Parents should help their children develop self esteem and not make them sink into the ground.

My score is high enough to possibly win a ribbon, but I hope yours gets the blue. 10
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08/11/2007 05:59:34 PM
Excellent.
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08/11/2007 12:18:27 PM
Perfect, compleats the story....10.
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08/11/2007 11:52:51 AM
Good idea but I think picture would be more effective if the "child" shadow showed a full body rather than being cut off at the knees as it is.
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08/10/2007 07:37:10 PM
Oh poor baby! No one should point! Preach! Preach! Preach! lol Very good shadows and I really like the texture of the brick. 8
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08/10/2007 06:29:23 PM
I like this. Original and well executed. I am glad you kept the color. Those bricks look awesome. 9
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08/10/2007 02:15:13 PM
Very striking! The epitome of a shadow image...10! I hope you win the Blue.
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08/10/2007 01:46:23 PM
Aww - sad story. Great narrative using a picture.
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08/10/2007 12:43:35 PM
Nice. Tells a story too. - 7
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08/10/2007 05:25:41 AM
Amazing..9
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08/09/2007 12:06:30 AM
Intresting shot, the shadows edges seems a bit harsh though.
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08/07/2007 11:28:44 PM
Nice capture - Nice creative and striking image - I find the half boy just a tad distracting. Great saturation though.
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08/07/2007 12:08:02 PM
Great image and title you've scored highest so far good luck. psart
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08/07/2007 08:57:44 AM
LOL, good concept, well done
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08/06/2007 04:37:56 PM
great shadows and subject
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08/06/2007 02:40:33 PM
Good good good. Great use of shadows and texture. 9
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08/06/2007 07:09:17 AM
I love this set up, as it just wotks for me.
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08/06/2007 06:54:36 AM
Great composition and lighting
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