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Lucky to have each other... Tribute to De Sousa's "Love is... Flying into your arms"
3rd PlaceLucky to have each other... Tribute to De Sousa's "Love is... Flying into your arms"
CorySmith


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lucky (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: St Augustine, FL
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Advertisement, Military
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2009

Jorge De Sousa's photo 'Love is... Flying into your arms' is undoubtedly the most romantic photo I've seen since Sailor kissing girl in Times Square. I feel kind of guilty posting this to a challenge but it seems to fit the challenge topic. Wish I would have brought a different lens to this shoot, I barely had enough room to set the camera up since the wall behind where I set my tripod up was so close. I brought a studio light and set it up on the right to fill the shadow in as much as I could. The sun was pretty harsh that day.


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Hmm, never thought I would ribbon with a 6.1xxx. Still very grateful for the nice comments and recognition. The models are myself and my girlfriend Jessica. I had no intention in entering this contest, just Jessica had fallen in love with the original photo some time ago and we decided to reenact it. Some other photos from that day:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.1514
Avg (commenters): 7.0500
Avg (participants): 5.8250
Avg (non-participants): 6.2247
Views since voting: 8755
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 218
Comments: 52
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/18/2009 03:29:58 PM
You missed this one :)
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01/19/2009 07:22:34 PM
Great shot, can't believe it's an sp!
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01/19/2009 07:14:17 PM
Congrats! Great shot!
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01/17/2009 06:42:21 PM
Congratulations on your yellow, very nice shot.
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01/17/2009 04:09:13 PM
great job, Cograts!
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01/16/2009 01:50:02 AM
WTG Mutha F.....

bout time. Now I can cross you off the list.

Cheers !
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01/15/2009 05:31:16 PM
Congrats and semper fi!
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01/15/2009 03:45:56 PM
great concept - title really hurts this one.
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01/14/2009 06:04:00 PM
Sweet dude. Congrats on the ribbon. Love the adaptation too. De Sousa is one hell of an inspiring photographer to give tribute to.
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01/14/2009 03:16:48 PM
the dress blues really make the picture.
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01/14/2009 02:30:51 PM
Congrats on the first ribbon Cory, good timing too, just weeks before visting "ribbonland"
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01/14/2009 12:26:00 PM
Cory! WOW! What a FABULOUS photo! It should be a Life Magazine cover! And congratulations on your ribbon. It is SOOOOO about time for your amazing work to have top honors :)

You and Jessica are THE BOMBS!!! And I agree with Jorge. She is elegant and beautiful and you BOTH are very lucky! :)

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01/14/2009 11:10:14 AM
I've no words but, AMAZING! You really are a lucky guy, Cory!
Congrats for Jessica too. She's so lovely and elegant.
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01/14/2009 10:56:36 AM
You made a really good job of this - it's not easy thing, emulating a De Sousa shot. Hope he sees it. Congrats on your first ribbon, Cory. Couldn't believe this is your first.
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01/14/2009 10:42:10 AM
Well well, congratulations on finally getting a ribbon. 'bout time. And you're probably going ot get another one with pics from iceland you lucky bugger. :P
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01/14/2009 10:39:28 AM
Hey it's you
C Fetor,
yellow ribbons is easy...
Sorry couldn't resist....Big congrats on your first ribbon, Cory! Hurray!

Message edited by author 2009-01-14 11:37:25.
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01/14/2009 09:33:44 AM
Originally posted by justamistere:

You're getting better all the time.
Sounds like the 24-70mm would've worked better. At 1/250 5.6 you may not need the camera on a tripod, or is there an advantage?

Anyways it's alway part skill, persistance, innovation, along with luck. It turned out great.

Yes Sir thanks for the compliments, the tripod was needed, I had to be in the picture too! I just used a remote to trip the shutter
01/14/2009 09:30:18 AM
Great job Cory, grats on the ribbon! well deserved :)
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01/14/2009 09:18:45 AM
You're getting better all the time.
Sounds like the 24-70mm would've worked better. At 1/250 5.6 you may not need the camera on a tripod, or is there an advantage?

Anyways it's alway part skill, persistance, innovation, along with luck. It turned out great.
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01/14/2009 07:59:03 AM
Heck of a shot!! Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/14/2009 07:37:09 AM
Wooo Hoooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on your first ribbon sweets.. well done ;) you are a romantical kinda guy and it worked for ya!!! Cheek smooches!!! :) :) :)
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01/14/2009 05:57:05 AM
Really cool shot, Corey! CONGRATS!!!
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01/14/2009 05:04:54 AM
Congrats! :D
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01/14/2009 03:56:35 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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01/14/2009 02:40:40 AM
Oooh Rah! Way to go, Corey! Congratulations.
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01/14/2009 01:56:34 AM
Congrats Cory! Well deserved!!!
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01/14/2009 01:43:51 AM
YAY CORY!!! Congrats on the ribbon and a very admirable job re-creating DeSousa's shot!
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01/14/2009 01:18:58 AM
Congrats! Awesome pic!
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01/14/2009 12:32:12 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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01/14/2009 12:05:27 AM
Cute Tribute...but this is a shoehorn entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2009 08:56:37 PM
yes they are
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01/13/2009 05:49:16 PM
How did she get up there???!!
Interesting pic. Lower parts of the wall seem over exposed, and kind of dull the magic of the moment.
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01/12/2009 03:56:55 PM
Great idea and capture. Whoever this Marine is, give him my best.
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01/12/2009 03:19:11 PM
ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!
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01/12/2009 12:55:25 PM
beautifulllllllllll......
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01/11/2009 09:33:04 PM
great set up. You can always count an a marine!
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01/11/2009 04:34:01 PM
great idea, to risk your girlfriend for a challenge..:)
excellent! I really like the shadows.8
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01/11/2009 11:48:21 AM
I like the concept. The lighting seems a bit harsh, which works for you in that you captured a great shadow of the woman, doesn't help her legs/feet stand apart from the stone wall.
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01/11/2009 11:29:41 AM
I really like this shot. The layout is especially nice, lots of detail but drawing your eyes directly to the couple.
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01/11/2009 03:15:21 AM
Brilliantly framed.
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01/10/2009 06:37:37 PM
This is wonderful. A 10 from me.
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01/09/2009 11:26:25 PM
More like lucky he doesn't drop her! I dropped my wife once, wasn't pretty...
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01/09/2009 07:43:32 PM
I like the idea... not sure the lighting is optimal though...
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01/09/2009 06:24:25 PM
True love is not about the hugs and kisses, the 'I love you's' or the 'I miss you's', but about the how high someone will climb to reach you. You already won this challenge cause you really are a lucky guy.
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01/09/2009 10:13:20 AM
this is quite a nice shot
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01/08/2009 02:57:02 PM
Very interesting shot, mainly because it makes me wonder how you did this! The color of the sky is weird, though it matches her dress.
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01/07/2009 10:40:34 PM
I assume she was lowered down, but it looks like maybe she jumped up the wall to greet him. Cool composition.
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01/07/2009 04:21:24 PM
Good thing it's a Marine holding her and not some soldier.
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01/07/2009 07:45:54 AM
Nice tribute, recognized it immediately. The lighting isn't as good as the original though :( The subjects are in too much shadow. I like the overall execution though and that's worth some points.
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01/07/2009 04:07:49 AM
Lucky not to be dropped lol.
I think this would have made a great entry for Shaddows.
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01/07/2009 12:41:55 AM
cool concept!
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01/07/2009 12:34:33 AM
Haha! Fun tribute. I like the lighting in the original version better, because here it is a little harsh for the conept, but well done and nice location.
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