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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Washington Park
Date: Aug 28, 2007
Aperture: 18
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.6 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

Thanks everybody! Not only is this one of the first few challenges I have entered in months, but it has been quite a while since I have won a ribbon and it sure feels great to do it again. I guess I just needed a break. Thanks again!

My daughter sort of agreed to do this last minute. She kept moving about (to be expected from a 4 year old) so it was tough to get a shot where she wasn't blurry too. This was the best one where she wasn't moving. I had many more at different angles where the back ground was tilted and much more interesting, but she was blurry. I knew that if I entered one of those it would get hounded for her not being sharp. So I went with the one that had her sharp.

I cropped again to get rid of some dust spots, man do I need to clean my sensor so I can use the full frame again. I then used levels and selective color to achive the desired result. I then sharpened and resized and that was that.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 204
Avg (all users): 7.5256
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.3816
Avg (non-participants): 7.6043
Views since voting: 11601
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 215
Comments: 75
Favorites: 37 (view)


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09/17/2007 10:53:16 AM
Nice photo! I definitely need a 5"x7" of this one. And the subject is adorable, or course I may be a little bias of my niece. =)
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09/11/2007 03:38:40 AM
great idea and execution, awesome photo
congz.
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09/08/2007 02:06:07 PM
Woohooo!!! Way to go, neighbor!
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09/08/2007 11:05:03 AM
I didn't get a chance to vote on this but I love it.
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09/07/2007 04:39:33 PM
What did I tell you..lol Once again, Congratulations on your ribbon!

Awesome picture!
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09/07/2007 04:16:13 PM
sweet sweet shot, congrats.
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09/06/2007 09:02:16 AM
Great pic.. congrats..
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09/05/2007 11:49:30 PM
Love this great shot
Good job man
congratulations, this is excellent
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09/05/2007 09:38:25 PM
well done. I like the idea and how you managed to take the picture. Good job.
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09/05/2007 08:35:49 PM
I've tried it before and never succeeded... Blur was my problem, too. Not only hard to keep a kid really still but also hard to hold the camera steady on a spinning playground toy. That one must be a superbly balanced and well oiled one.. or you're just better at it than I am. Very well done and congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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09/05/2007 03:44:30 PM
Im very jealous.

Very interested in how you did this.

Great =]
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09/05/2007 02:42:59 PM
Normally i don't comment on the winners (you'll get plenty of comments :), but this is a stunning photo!
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09/05/2007 11:21:34 AM
Great image, a deserving Blue. Congrats on the PB, too.
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09/05/2007 11:07:06 AM
wonderful shot, congratulations!
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09/05/2007 09:03:56 AM
Congrats on the well-deserved blue ribbon!!
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09/05/2007 09:02:26 AM
Congrats! Was one of my favorites...
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09/05/2007 08:59:09 AM
congratulations, this is excellent
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09/05/2007 08:57:24 AM
Great photo...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon! Now to go take something for this vertigo. ;-P
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09/05/2007 07:53:06 AM
Great job brotha. What a classic shot.
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09/05/2007 07:25:58 AM
Perfect I gave it a ten congrats
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09/05/2007 07:25:12 AM
I love this photo!
Larry
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09/05/2007 07:05:14 AM
This actually makes me feel dizzy. Definitely would sell as a great stock image!
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09/05/2007 06:55:11 AM
Great shot, a really delightful look on your daughters face. Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon, Nick.
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09/05/2007 05:30:58 AM
wonderful Nick...great personal best and blue ribbon...great choice of lens, subject, model, setting execution...perfect in every way
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09/05/2007 05:04:16 AM
great piccy..congrates/well done
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09/05/2007 04:39:54 AM
Great shot. Who says DPC voters don't like photos of kids. :)
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09/05/2007 02:07:17 AM
Delightful photo. This was one of the few photos that was easy to call as being a top finisher.

Really nice shot, and well deserved finish.
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09/05/2007 01:37:19 AM
I'm dizzy!! Whew! Love this one. Big Congrats!!
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09/05/2007 01:00:46 AM
Congrats! I called it :D
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09/05/2007 12:39:55 AM
GREAT FINISH!! Great image!
nicely done~
~Anni
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09/05/2007 12:17:07 AM
What a delightful photo! An excellent choice for a blue ribbon! Congratulations!

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09/05/2007 12:07:53 AM
I knew it was the blue the moment I saw it.
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09/05/2007 12:05:07 AM
congrats on a wonderful image!
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09/05/2007 12:04:50 AM
I didn't get to the requisite number of votes for mine to count, but I had given you a ten. I loved this shot!
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09/05/2007 12:02:56 AM
great shot, VERY well done...this is gorgeous

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09/05/2007 12:02:22 AM
Way to go! I knew this one had the makings of a blue ribbon. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 11:53:20 PM
cute shot! 7
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09/04/2007 11:50:11 PM
Dynamite smile combined with a display of background speed. This is my favorite. Here's hoping for a top spot.
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09/04/2007 09:54:07 PM
cute girl, happiness! nice POV on your image!
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09/04/2007 09:06:22 PM
Very cute and well executed with the movement!
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09/04/2007 04:54:22 PM
Great shot! Perfect focus on the girl!
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09/04/2007 03:40:11 PM
Fantastic photo!!!! Love it!
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09/03/2007 10:06:38 PM
Cute! Well done.
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09/03/2007 03:34:46 PM
Top Notch. It doesn't get any better than this.
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09/03/2007 11:01:30 AM
Excellent!!
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09/03/2007 02:28:18 AM
Love it.
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09/02/2007 05:45:22 PM
nice & very unusual
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09/02/2007 05:09:19 PM
What a fun picture this must have been to take.
You did a great job of simultaneously blurring the background, keeping her in focus, and maintaining not only a perfect exposure but succeeding in not falling off and breaking your camera ;] 10.
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09/02/2007 05:04:25 PM
Oh my god! Poor lil girl, must've got well dizzy!!! lol
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09/02/2007 12:20:58 PM
Mkes me dizzy, nice composition. Goof luck
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09/01/2007 05:16:15 PM
Very nice shot!
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09/01/2007 03:44:46 PM
Fabulous photo! amazing focus, great idea, and the young girl is very pretty and has a great expression! 9 :-)
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09/01/2007 01:27:37 PM
9 oops 10
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09/01/2007 02:29:37 AM
great capture of her face.
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08/31/2007 08:13:18 PM
WOW! This makes me dizzy! Nice clean image, good work, 9.
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08/31/2007 01:11:17 PM
If ever there was a photo that made me dizzy this is it. It's a great photo, but I'm tellin' you, I can't look at it for more than a couple of seconds at a time.
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08/30/2007 11:15:25 PM
This is beautiful.
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08/30/2007 10:16:40 PM
I love it so much! 10
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08/30/2007 05:19:12 PM
CUTE!
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08/30/2007 05:13:47 PM
simply awesome. 10
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08/30/2007 12:16:54 PM
Blue ribbon!
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08/30/2007 11:20:02 AM
Delightful shot - deserves to do well.
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08/30/2007 01:09:13 AM
i see a winner here... awesome shot :)
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08/29/2007 10:25:19 PM
Early congrats on the front page finish, this is a fantastic shot.
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08/29/2007 09:21:35 PM
wow! beautiful photo; great smile
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08/29/2007 08:41:14 PM
Sweet shot!! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/29/2007 05:48:35 PM
Wow, I love her smiling face, great focus! It really shows speed with the background flying by! I gave you a 9!
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08/29/2007 05:17:34 PM
My absolute favorite!!!!!! Great picture, but I really love her expression. 10
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08/29/2007 03:50:28 PM
shes so cute! I like your use of the Speed.
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08/29/2007 03:50:10 PM
i like how he focus is on her.
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08/29/2007 03:44:14 PM
this is so cool but i think you need some thing in her hand and position her like she is siting an top of the world.
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08/29/2007 12:00:31 PM
nice
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08/29/2007 06:16:15 AM
That's so beautiful and amazing.
a great harmony between the lines in the sky and they on the spin sphere.
perfect!! 10 points. :)
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08/29/2007 01:26:22 AM
Very well done - beautiful smile also...
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08/29/2007 12:44:44 AM
Magic & beautiful!
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