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Pure Joy
Pure Joy

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Guam
Date: Apr 13, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400th
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

My son, happy as always! He was swimming in an empty *clean* trashcan on the porch. Since he was in the shade, I exposed for him, and it caused the background to be overexposed. This is my favorite all-time shot of him and one of my favorite 5 I have ever done.

Place: 299 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.6277
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5120
Avg (non-participants): 5.9231
Views since voting: 654
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 231
Comments: 5
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/28/2008 07:25:39 PM
Not much else I can add to this other than saying it again.
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01/28/2008 06:09:25 PM
Sad to see that this didn't score much higher. Great real photography - a lovely capture of a moment of life's pleasure. Adding to favorites. Very well done (and it wouldn't be the same without the blown back IMO).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 12:01:49 AM
Good capture. Wish I could see the water splashing of his face. Good Luck. 6.
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01/25/2008 10:52:50 PM
I don't know why people hate blown highlights so much. I think they really make this shot. Great job.
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01/23/2008 07:32:39 PM
Love the exuberence portrayed in this shot. Fun! Nice in b&w. Back to bump you up to 9.
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