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'Weddy....Set....Jump!!
'Weddy....Set....Jump!!
molliefestus


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Destin, Florida USA
Date: Jun 4, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2008

That's how these three pronounced the word "ready" over and over and over. Post processing was: sharpening, additional tilt, auto contrast and square crop, using Picasa software (i LOVE picasa for it's simplified crop and straighten tools); i then resized for the web using CS3 and one more click of sharpening before upload; the light was amazing on the Gulf at a little after 7 pm, and the children did not know I was shooting them, which made all the difference! They were having major meltdowns for 99% of the other 447 posed family shots!

The tilt is not exact, which will probably be mentioned. The children were very very tanned and might be too dark for dpc liking; I predict mid-5s for this, but would love mid to high 6 and top 50. I am probably delusional on the latter, but admittedly I love this shot and am proud of it.


I am proud of 40th place. Suffered tremendously with mucho 4s on last day of voting, as I always do, but no worries, as this was by far my PB and am proud of that. Regarding the tilt, I felt it is what made the photo unique and special, and for a free study with almost 500 entries, did not feel the typical kid shot would cut it. This was the only one shot in this manner in a series of about 300. Thanks for the support, votes and comments! I feel honored to have received such nice comments from fabulous photographers!

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 473
Avg (all users): 6.5850
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.4623
Avg (non-participants): 6.9024
Views since voting: 972
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 147
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/21/2008 08:39:20 PM
Fantastic shot! What a wonderful moment captured so beautifully. Great reflections and your processing is just right. The diagonal suits this pic perfectly too. Very well done. Adding to fav's.
07/16/2008 12:06:56 PM
too cute! I hadn't seen this until just now. Very, very nice indeed.
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07/08/2008 04:11:24 PM
What a fabulous photo! Underrated in my opinion!
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07/08/2008 08:20:42 AM
Beautiful shot. I love the tilt. Don't let the tilt-nay-sayers get ya down. Turn it level and you'll see that it suddenly becomes a much more static shot. They just don't realize that as they look at it. Tilt away! ;-) ;-) ;-)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 09:03:36 PM
very nice photo!
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07/06/2008 01:41:45 PM
ouch! what photo!
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07/06/2008 02:07:53 AM
Wonderful image... I like the angle. 10
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07/05/2008 07:22:52 PM
Beautiful, beautiful shot, but I'm not keen on the tilted angle.
07/05/2008 05:55:10 PM
I love the lighting, the pose, the processing. I don't think you are well served at all by the extreme rotation :-(
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07/05/2008 11:55:39 AM
cute, i love the trio. nice capture of the water at their heels too
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07/05/2008 09:47:14 AM
Great shot. A wonderful memory.
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07/04/2008 08:53:04 AM
I'd give it a 9 if it wasn't so angled. Why the angle? It's a perfect shot - you don't need the gimmic.
07/03/2008 07:44:58 PM
Lovely.
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07/02/2008 07:54:51 PM
Nice shot but I don't like how the angle is.
07/02/2008 11:23:53 AM
wonderful...great fun, life innocence and title...I like it skewed like this 8
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07/01/2008 11:38:59 PM
cute shot but the tilt doesn't add anything
07/01/2008 06:06:37 PM
I love the angle, it makes a pretty picture an outstanding image. The reflections are perfect as are the poses of the little girls. One to be very proud of.
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07/01/2008 04:21:09 PM
Great composition.
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07/01/2008 11:33:39 AM
Great title. Not 100% convinced on the angle, but still an adorable capture.
07/01/2008 10:06:08 AM
Just too adorable.
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07/01/2008 09:19:39 AM
Great angle...beautiful picture
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07/01/2008 01:36:09 AM
Fantastic image. Love the tilt! Reflections are terrific. Contrast and saturation are extraordinary. The waves add a dynamic feel to this. Very difficult to imagine how to improve!
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