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Challenge: Heaven (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Cape Town
Date: Dec 10, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2007

Ah another ribbon! That's very satisfying. Thanks guys. It's been a quiet understated week. We had, had a day like this on the Sunday: overcast, no wind and I had been sitting watching the children in these rock pools, thinking "ah I wish I had my camera and could take for the Heaven challenge". Well as it turned out - the next day was just the same (not common in Cape Town) and so I quickly checked when low tide would be, called to the kids that we were off to the beach again, threw some white dresses in the car ( I was toying with the idea of me being in the shot too, but gut instinct caused me to toss those images) and off we went.

Sheesh: and guys the cloudy sky was deliberate! comments on "the bad sky" ... needed clouds to get that heavenly feel, and softness: love the overcast effect on lighting - reduces the high contrast problem.

A lot harder than I expected 'cos there are barnacles on those rocks under the surface and plenty of slippery algae: but Lily was brilliant - rewarded with a Macdonalds milkshake afterwards :-)
Two outtakes / options ... looked a bit disturbing and suicidal in a Sylvia Plath way...so didn't opt for them:

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.6414
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.6986
Views since voting: 6784
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 251
Comments: 31
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/23/2007 01:54:06 PM
Sweet, Congrats
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12/22/2007 07:27:12 PM
I preferred one of your outtakes to this one. That's me. Congratulations just the same.
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12/21/2007 07:00:04 PM
This is a beautiful entry and an excellent concept of heaven.
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12/20/2007 07:31:45 AM
The tones in this are to die for! Lovely work and yes, perfect weather to get such a shot. Skies don't always need to be dramatic - sometimes subtle is just what is needed!
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12/19/2007 10:10:42 PM
I love this photo so much! And beyond the ribbon, the memories of this photo shoot will surely be special long LONG after the ribbon and the challenge is forgotten. Congratulations! I love it when photos I love this much win ribbons! :)

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12/19/2007 07:54:04 PM
really, a great shot. It speaks to me. Adding to favs.
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12/19/2007 02:59:14 PM
I didn't see your photo during voting time, but deserves a 10. Best shot to me.
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12/19/2007 09:43:40 AM
Lovely image, Caroline. Great in b/w. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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12/19/2007 09:26:53 AM
Glad to see an Olympus EVolt500 on the front page. Congratulations. Your outtakes are nice but the one you chose was definately the right choice. Awesome job.
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12/19/2007 08:04:39 AM
Very Beautiful I try to learn how to do that
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12/19/2007 05:21:24 AM
Congratulations, well deserved.
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12/19/2007 01:10:23 AM
Great dynamic range, especially for basic editing. Congratulations on the ribbon, this is an excellent photograph.
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12/19/2007 12:50:28 AM
Easily the blue for me. It's the only one that looks like it was shot by someone who's already been there.
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12/19/2007 12:16:02 AM
Congrats Caroline!! for the excelllent photo and the ribbon. Why do you like yellows only? :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2007 04:35:20 PM
Beautiful shot.
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12/18/2007 12:24:24 PM
Very nice Image!
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12/17/2007 08:59:35 AM
Excellent textures and value range, figure has eye-line on horizon. Setting depicts rough road in life in effort for salvation.
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12/16/2007 06:47:59 PM
Lovely idea and it does convey a sense of freedom and innocence.
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12/16/2007 06:15:14 PM
VERY pretty. Love the B&W look for this.
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12/16/2007 09:24:59 AM
Is she walking one water?
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12/15/2007 12:24:36 PM
Great exposure!
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12/13/2007 11:20:33 PM
THis is so sweet :)
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12/13/2007 08:23:05 PM
Excellent metaphor! The white dress in this really pulls this one off!
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12/13/2007 06:43:41 PM
A sunny day, this photo would be better. Nice idea though.
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12/13/2007 04:53:17 PM
That's wonderful, Don't have words better than that...
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12/12/2007 02:14:39 PM
nice.
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12/12/2007 12:19:24 PM
To me I think everything just connects in this picture. Great shot.
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12/12/2007 05:36:26 AM
interesting capture
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12/12/2007 04:15:19 AM
beautiful conversion and a fantastic image...good luck 10 from me
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12/12/2007 01:34:28 AM
Awesome, too bad you had bad sky.
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12/12/2007 12:36:25 AM
Beautiful...9
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