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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9500
Location: Brisbane
Date: Aug 31, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Astrophotography, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2007

Many shots, many disappointments but a handful of great focused images.

The Main shot was taken after a 45 min drive to the glass house mountains for some mountain shots but they didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. As I was getting back into the car I saw this tree and the lights of caloundra in the distance. After a few shots I realized I needed something a bit extra, so with my hat & coat in my hand I faked a young child. I think it worked out OK, had I not been tired ( it was close to midnight) I probably wouldn't have thought of it :)but it sure was hard to hold for 30 sec

The Moon shots were taken with my wifes tiny point & shoot a panasonic DMC-FX10. Yes I know it has a 3x zoom but thats more than plenty when I hooked it up to my telescope :) My Real camera is too big & heavy for it to work as well as this.

the middle moon really was this colour, but not as bright in comparison.

I dare say their will be quite a few eclipse shot in this challenge but you have to give it a shot :)

post challenge
Yarhooo!!!
Runs round clicking heals in joy, what a rush of a week. There are some truly stunning photos in this month so I am humbled to get a ribbon.

Yahoo!! click click click :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 503
Avg (all users): 7.3416
Avg (commenters): 9.0435
Avg (participants): 7.2667
Avg (non-participants): 7.5610
Views since voting: 11791
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 161
Comments: 61
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09/04/2013 02:52:39 PM
Lovely shot(s)
03/10/2008 08:19:00 AM
wow that's really a piece of art.. i see that this image composed by many layers of creativity and effrots! bravo.
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11/26/2007 05:21:15 PM
Great job with this one!!!!
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09/14/2007 12:42:46 PM
Critique Club feedback:

I found this to be one of, if not the, best of the eclipse images in the challenge. Obviously I wasn't alone in that opinion!

The only critical thing I would have to say about this shot is that the guy appears to be pointing and looking in a different direction from the moon(s), and it was odd enough that it was actually the first thing that hit me about the image. Were he pointing at the horizon in front of them (more towards the top of the shot), I think this would have looked frighteningly 'real'.

Minor nitpick. Hell of a picture.

Good job!
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09/12/2007 07:08:04 PM
WOW Steven, thats a great shot, I can see that u put alot of work in it, U deserve the ribbon 100% & even more , I'm really proud of u team mate ;)

Message edited by author 2007-09-12 19:13:08.
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09/12/2007 06:59:05 PM
Amazing shot! It appears you have nice ideas and tricks up your sleeve and a great design sence. Keep it up!
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09/12/2007 12:41:44 PM
Turned out great, fooled me with the fake kid. It does improve the meaningfulness of the picture! :)
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09/11/2007 11:59:48 AM
Wow, that is a truly beautiful photo!
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09/11/2007 03:39:21 AM
this is one hellofaphoto !!! great great great ... congratulations
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09/10/2007 08:18:44 PM
Great trick with your coat..Congrats!
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09/10/2007 05:41:55 PM
Wow!!! I agree with Aidana: one of the most impressive images I've seen in a long long time! MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!

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09/10/2007 02:14:44 PM
This is like one of the best images I've seen lately! worth the first place!
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09/10/2007 08:53:39 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/10/2007 08:49:37 AM
Cool idea and great execution...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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09/09/2007 06:03:04 AM
Congratulations! Good work.
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09/08/2007 07:57:38 PM
great shot well done/congrats
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09/08/2007 05:28:06 PM
Fantastic image, great effort and the work paid off. Congrats on your score and ribbon, well deserved.

Jack
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09/08/2007 04:56:09 PM
Wow! I didn't vote in this challenge and missed this absolute gem! It's just gorgeous! I especially love the red flowers in the tree. It seems to bring out the orange moon! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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09/08/2007 02:10:39 PM
Wow, I guess I need to see what's legal in these challenges now a days. Great shot, congrats!
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09/08/2007 11:11:35 AM
Really well done but the only thing I can point out in this spectacular photo that isn't "right" is two stars inside the shadow on the 6th moon.
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09/08/2007 11:00:40 AM
Great shot Steven!! Congrats on your YR. Go cross off some of your goals.
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09/08/2007 08:39:26 AM
My goodness, this is amazing! Great work and congrats on your well deserved first ribbon.
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09/08/2007 08:13:33 AM
Knew this would do well!! Congrats on the YR! I hope you know the people in this image & they now have a lovely framed copy hanging on their wall? this is so good!!
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09/08/2007 06:16:09 AM
Steve, you really had a great view in Brisbane...overcast here in Melbourne...this is the best of the eclipse and you deserved to ribbon...well done and yes, YARHOOOO!!! great score...
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09/08/2007 05:52:27 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, Steven! Beatiful shot!
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09/08/2007 03:34:32 AM
A well deserved 1st ribbon.
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09/08/2007 03:12:45 AM
This is fabulous! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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09/08/2007 02:55:45 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Stephen. A beautiful shot!
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09/08/2007 02:27:53 AM
Brilliantly done!
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09/08/2007 12:27:25 AM
Congrats, at least one deserved ribbon in this challenge!
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09/08/2007 12:19:11 AM
Good grief! It's about time you get a ribbon. This was very well deserved too.
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09/08/2007 12:10:26 AM
Congrats on a gorgeous shot, your first ribbon, and your new personal best score!
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09/08/2007 12:03:31 AM
Congrats - this was my favorite of the challenge. Great thinking to use your hat and coat.
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09/08/2007 12:03:04 AM
Amazing job. My hat is off!
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09/08/2007 12:01:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2007 09:44:38 PM
Is that a big banksia?
Well done shot - and that guy's arm sure must have got tired, holding it up like that for so long. ;-Þ
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09/07/2007 01:28:45 AM
WOW!..gorgeous! Beautiful job with this one! 10
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09/07/2007 01:24:12 AM
Absolutely stunning. New fave.
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09/06/2007 05:08:30 PM
dazzling. 9.
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09/06/2007 02:14:52 PM
Excellent! (10)
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09/06/2007 11:20:23 AM
Cool. I like the balance of light you used.
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09/06/2007 09:04:18 AM
Very nice way of displaying the eclipse! My only nitpick is that in several phases of the moon, you chopped it out in a non-circular fashion, leaving blue sky where there should be the blackness of the moon. It looks as though the moon had been bitten off in pieces, rather than just shadowed. Still a fine shot, though -- great idea!
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09/06/2007 07:57:02 AM
Really Sharp figuratively and artistically..
Very Nice..
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09/05/2007 10:11:12 AM
Not bad, I like the effort in this shot. I don´t like the model´s placement though, this shot would have appealed mor to me had they not been under the shadow so I could see them better. Maybe them both standing directly under the red moon, back turned to us, father having let hand on kid´s left shoulder and pointing up at the sky with the right? Also the colors seem a bit strong for a nightshot on the foreground, I would have desatted them somewhat. Sky looks great, ended up giving a 7.
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09/04/2007 05:18:06 PM
Great shot! 10 from me!
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09/04/2007 05:10:47 PM
Very, very cool effect! *10*
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09/04/2007 01:51:00 PM
Lots of eclypse pics this month. This is my favorite of them. Very nice and sharp photo (including all 7 moons).
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09/04/2007 10:13:55 AM
Great use of expert editing. Good composition.
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09/03/2007 11:00:26 AM
Blue ribbon...damn you!! I know it's going to win. Game over. I quit. I don't want to play this anymore. Oh...and nice freaking shot. I wish I had this idea so I could not do as well as you and then bitch about it over beers with my buddies. 10
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09/03/2007 04:31:25 AM
This is brilliant. 10, hope it wins.
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09/03/2007 12:38:27 AM
Wow! 10. Great everything....tones comp,interesting subject, etc, etc....
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09/02/2007 11:40:03 PM
What a great ad image for a telescope company.
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09/02/2007 10:59:17 PM
Terrific editing!!!!
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09/02/2007 01:39:42 PM
Very cool photo compilation. Blends together nicely. Good lighting too. Best of luck in the challenge. 10
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09/02/2007 08:35:00 AM
if there was an 11, this would be my candidate.
this made me choke on my pepsi
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09/01/2007 10:17:38 PM
This is so cool! Wonderful image!
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09/01/2007 12:12:12 PM
lovely image; like the capture of the eclipse as well, the father & son theme is endearing
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09/01/2007 09:41:44 AM
Very creative :)
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09/01/2007 03:31:28 AM
I think photos like this are in the true spirit of the challenge. Especially with the benefit of expert editing. Well done: 10.
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09/01/2007 01:14:17 AM
excellent...tells a story...
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09/01/2007 12:22:36 AM
I'd say so, neat image, 10.
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