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Mission: Red August
1st PlaceMission: Red August
jasonlprice


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Challenge: Children's Toy II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Mississippi
Date: Aug 7, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sky, Military
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2007

Wow I can't believe this got the blue! I always loved making parachutes for my toys and my boys love it too, so that is what I wanted to shoot. I originally wanted white puffy clouds and have my son tossing up the toy soldier with the parachute, but that didn't work out. I had a great sunset the last day of the challenge so I went with this. My shots with Samuel didn't turn out too well...this is one of them:
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I never could get what I wanted so I had this idea to put some support wire in the parachute and dangle it over something with fishing line...You can see it in this unedited version:
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The red sunset was boosted by shooting in RAW and setting the white balance to 33000 and +18. Here are some other outtakes:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 213
Avg (all users): 6.8333
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.7882
Avg (non-participants): 6.8640
Views since voting: 7470
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 210
Comments: 48
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/21/2007 11:51:22 PM
superb shot!! congrats on ur ribbon
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08/17/2007 10:26:06 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon! Great work!
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08/16/2007 10:54:07 AM
yeah, fantastic ! congratulations ...
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08/16/2007 09:32:05 AM
Nicely done...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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08/16/2007 07:39:19 AM
brilliant idea. Congrats!
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08/16/2007 03:20:49 AM
Congrats! A great concept and brilliantly executed. The outtakes are great as well.

...of course, I voted it a 1 out of enviousness. ;-)
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08/16/2007 12:55:13 AM
this is a wonderful shot. congratulations!

i wonder WHO rated this pic with a 1 and a 2, and even a 3!!! and of course, they never add comments explaining WHY they rate them so low... enviousness??

congrats again!
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08/15/2007 07:58:04 PM
Excellent idea and well executed...congrats on the BLUE!
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08/15/2007 01:41:50 PM
Jason, you are really on a roll! Congrats - definitely deserving of the blue! You go!
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08/15/2007 11:17:53 AM
nice piccy...congrats
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08/15/2007 10:25:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and a great shot!!
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08/15/2007 10:07:18 AM
Whoa!!! What can you say: AWESOME!!!!!!!! and Congratulations!!!

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08/15/2007 09:50:48 AM
How many of these have been tossed off over the loft upstairs. LOL Nice job. Congrats.
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08/15/2007 09:38:56 AM
Thanks everyone..I updated the comments. Thanks especially to team DPC7! Eyewave, congratulations on the red and Se7endipity doesn't need me, besides I have great teammates at DPC7...

Thanks Jedusi and congrats on your first ribbon!
08/15/2007 08:06:11 AM
Awesome photo, I love the colors lighting and cropping,
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08/15/2007 07:46:26 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats
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08/15/2007 07:25:19 AM
Wow Jason!! Congrats - long deserved blue finally!!
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08/15/2007 07:19:37 AM
Geesh you are on a roll! way to go!
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08/15/2007 07:17:41 AM
Go Jason!

Great photo!
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08/15/2007 06:47:44 AM
Love this great idea :)
Congratulations
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08/15/2007 06:10:21 AM
This is great.
Can you please tell us about the background.
I will also try this pic
Congratulations

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08/15/2007 04:41:42 AM
Congrats on completing the set.
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08/15/2007 02:53:52 AM
Hey, Jason! Big congrats on the blue! It's a really beautiful shot!
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08/15/2007 02:51:19 AM
Well done Jason - you may not have got your back to back 7's but you got back to back ribbons instead which is even better : )
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08/15/2007 02:49:58 AM
Surprise, surprise! Didn't think for a second this was yours...huge congrats, Jason! BTW, wanna join another team for WPL?
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08/15/2007 02:21:09 AM
happy jason in parachute!

:D

congrats Jason!
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08/15/2007 01:04:53 AM
This is an amazing shot, i love how the parachute man is in focus and the sky is so bright
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08/15/2007 12:34:02 AM
Wow! What a great, creative shot. Congrats on winning, Jason.
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08/15/2007 12:17:29 AM
I knew this would be the winner the minute I saw it! Fantastic job, congrats!
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08/15/2007 12:03:56 AM
Congrats on blue Jason!! Well deserved win!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2007 04:10:03 PM
Beautiful! Good idea realized in a creative way.
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08/14/2007 10:37:30 AM
Nice :)
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08/14/2007 08:20:46 AM
The background is absolutely gorgeous!
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08/13/2007 11:31:11 PM
At first glance this looked like a real parashutist. Good sillouette against the sunset it appears.
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08/11/2007 03:56:20 AM
best I've seen yet.. great composition..
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08/10/2007 08:21:34 PM
Outstanding colour, I hope you do really well in this challenge.
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08/10/2007 11:18:38 AM
Really nice shot this, the title of the pic really helps set the mood, nicely done, 9
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08/10/2007 01:46:00 AM
nice background on this.. 7
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08/09/2007 09:56:09 PM
With a newborn baby at home my time is very limited so although I looked at all the photos I'm only voting for 1 in this challenge. You got my vote! Excelent shot! Very fitting and unique. If I had a gripe it would be with the title not the photo. It's not a bad title but it's not a great one in my humble opinion. Good luck!
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08/09/2007 08:13:32 PM
Very good composition and color contrast!
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08/09/2007 07:13:58 PM
Excellent work!
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08/09/2007 01:32:45 PM
I'm not really sure why I love this shot...but I do!
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08/08/2007 09:43:34 PM
great idea for the challenge, looks like a tough shot to capture, you did well
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08/08/2007 06:53:47 PM
nice idea..crop is a bit too tight on left and top.
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08/08/2007 09:37:48 AM
Beautiful colors; very creative and great timing!
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08/08/2007 08:06:07 AM
excellent shot :-)
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08/08/2007 02:07:25 AM
great shot!
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08/08/2007 12:30:48 AM
Nice colors and great idea! Cool!
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