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The sun smiled down at me today
The sun smiled down at me today
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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Galleries: Humorous, Candid
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.5719
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5565
Avg (non-participants): 6.5815
Views since voting: 3056
Votes: 299
Comments: 47
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/29/2004 11:28:17 PM
OH, great shot! Again, right place at the right time!! Congrats on the "green" ribbon.
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04/28/2004 06:02:51 PM
extremely nice photo!
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04/28/2004 02:53:22 PM
It's beginning to look like it may not be that 'Unfair Advantage' it's you! Cingratulations Again on placing soo well... everything looks better in your part of the world
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04/28/2004 09:44:01 AM
After reading much about serendipty in the forums and what Kavey said, I retract my earlier comment and now admit that this is a good example of a serendipity shot. Nice photo!
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04/28/2004 07:48:05 AM
WOW Sally, you're on fire. Almost another ribbon.
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04/28/2004 12:38:41 AM
Oh Sally, you missed another ribbon by little!!
Airballoons bring you luck indeed:-)
No one is gonna stop you now!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 07:56:24 PM
What a neat photo, I have never seen a balloon like that. How forturnate!
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04/27/2004 07:16:53 PM
I think this is true serendipity, Good capture :) - 10
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04/27/2004 04:42:00 PM
This was definitely a lucky, or serendipidous, shot. The subjects are a bit too far away and unfocused to make the statement as strong as it could be. If you could have managed to come in a lot closer and still get the balloon in the shot it would have made a much stronger image. It works as a well-done, funny snapshot for a scrapbook but the technical problems overwhelm the moment. It definitely meets the criteria of the challenge as for as subject matter.
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04/27/2004 11:03:05 AM
this put a smile on my face. nice shot
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04/27/2004 11:00:27 AM
Meets the challenge very well and amusing shot. 8
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04/26/2004 09:26:42 PM
I think I may have chopped it a bit different, but its a great photo that meets the challenge well...good luck.
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04/26/2004 02:33:50 AM
It sure did! WOW! too cool!
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04/26/2004 01:24:18 AM
Should take a ribbon. Congrats on a fine shot!
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04/25/2004 04:43:01 PM
Nothing could get him into a bad mood.
When it was cloudy. He brought alog his own sun. :-) +10
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04/25/2004 11:46:03 AM
Truly serendiptious
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04/25/2004 07:12:45 AM
While this is not a great photograph (ok, it's not that bad ...), i think it best fits the theme of this challenge. I am a bit concerned with so many people associating money or jewels with serendipity ... something much more mundane but still surprising and charming (as in this case) is much closer to its meaning, in my opinion.
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04/25/2004 03:05:34 AM
great top scores!!!
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04/25/2004 12:25:24 AM
I think this is great. Good for the challenge, in tht the balloon is peeking over the corner, and a very spectacular photo. All the elements work as they should. Very nice work--my favorite to ribbon.
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04/23/2004 07:43:34 AM
Highly humorous, could just about be serendipity at a push. Dust to the right of balloon needs removing and ideally I would have liked the balloon a little higher, although I imagine you would have lost the effect of it peering around the building, which in this image is a nice touch.
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04/22/2004 08:31:45 PM
This photo really engenders a sense of surprise - how a person could just be tripping through the park and turn a corner and see this, which feels like serendipity to me. I wish the contrast was a little crisper and maybe the framing of the balloon shifted to the right just ever so slightly. But this is definitely in my top 10 for this assignment.
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04/22/2004 04:49:06 PM
Cute... at first I didn't like the building, but now it's as if the sun is peeping out from behind it. 7
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04/22/2004 11:18:41 AM
Great timing and shot...
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04/22/2004 05:14:20 AM
this is good
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04/21/2004 10:30:32 PM
What a fun serendipitous find.
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04/21/2004 09:32:42 PM
LOL
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04/21/2004 08:57:19 PM
the title made me go back and give you a higher score.....good thinkin!
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04/21/2004 07:44:28 PM
Perfect picture for this challenge!
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04/21/2004 05:48:47 PM
Almost perfect! Composition, human reaction, surprise value..all nailed. Maybe just a little flat in terms of lighting but otherwise....please step up on the rostrum and collect your ribbon!
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04/21/2004 04:52:30 PM
Patience is a virute, and serendipity is it's brother. Nicely done.
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04/21/2004 12:41:46 PM
this is ok
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04/21/2004 11:27:57 AM
This picture made me smile. Thanks. I rated many pictures this week low because they didn't reflect the theme very well. This is a happy exception. 8
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04/21/2004 11:17:39 AM
Where's the serendipity aspect?
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04/21/2004 10:38:05 AM
This is, I think, the very definition of serendipity. Great job!
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04/21/2004 09:56:41 AM
Everything really set itself up for you in this one. I can just see you standing with your camera ready, saying, "come on... come on... just a little further out....YEAH! *beep*" Good work.
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04/21/2004 09:45:13 AM
I really like this image. Nice composition The balloon looks out of place and really makes it stand out.
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04/21/2004 07:18:41 AM
This fits the theme of this chalange very nicely. The tree and the building in front are a bit dark. But overall well done.
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04/21/2004 06:36:42 AM
I love this shot. Totally captures the essense of this challenge!
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04/21/2004 06:16:57 AM
Excellent capture and my fav of the challenge. I dont think I would have changed anything, well done and good luck
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04/21/2004 04:58:42 AM
This is a good capture - maybe increasng the saturation would increase the capture. Spot on challenge, which is rare so far!
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04/21/2004 03:20:07 AM
Funny.
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04/21/2004 01:05:06 AM
Points for meeting the challenge, at least in my opinion.. And a pretty good photo to boot, well done…9
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04/21/2004 12:58:12 AM
Super. Compliments only.
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04/21/2004 12:37:54 AM
What a great capture! especially given this weeks challenge.
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04/21/2004 12:36:10 AM
There is a green cast that can be easily corrected in PS.
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04/21/2004 12:35:31 AM
Fabulous shot! Definitely fits the challenge! 10
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