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Climbing your way to the top
Climbing your way to the top

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From Above II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax SMC-F 50mm f/1.7
Location: Lansing, MI
Date: Jul 3, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2009

I don't know why some parents get so bent out of shape when they see some 36 year old guy photographing their kids on the playground. They don't need to call the police -- just don't bring your kids to a public park! LOL, j/k!!

This is actually the daughter of a friend of mine. I stayed up high on the playground set and waited for the kids to make their way up and down the different slides and ladders. I took a couple different practice shots of this little rock climbing wall to get the aperture/dof right and then asked her to climb it. She couldn't have done it better. She even paused for a second when she saw me aiming the camera. :-)

There's two little things that bug me with this shot. There seems to be some slight movement in her hair. Shutter speed wasn't quite fast enough. And the rock wall feels as if it is sloped down to the right. But, her eyes are level, and that's the main concern.

Didn't do a whole lot to this shot. B&W, slight curve adjustment, contrast, brightness.

[Jul. 14th, 2009 06:19:41 AM]

Does it have the staying power to make it into the top 5??

Votes: 163
Views: 278
Avg Vote: 6.6687


Whoa, dropped .07 after rollover.

Place: 5 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.6609
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.6917
Views since voting: 2548
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 174
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/14/2011 02:17:13 AM
Wonderful shot. I love this POV, I can see why it did so well.
01/05/2011 06:08:41 PM
Another great shot. Love the perspective here.
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07/02/2010 02:20:46 PM
I love this picture. Congratulations.
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06/30/2010 03:39:50 AM
wow, the clarity on this one and her expression, very nice!
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07/15/2009 02:04:48 AM
Nice job! Keep that camera with you at all times!
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07/15/2009 12:19:46 AM
Well done Josh. Now go make your own kid!!!
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07/15/2009 12:09:27 AM
Excellent job! Congrats on 5th place and your new 3rd PB!
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07/15/2009 12:08:37 AM
YES! !! ! A HM for this wonderful image! Congrats, Josh!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2009 01:57:31 PM
she looks like a young Liv Taylor. 8
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07/14/2009 12:24:38 PM
Beautiful work!
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07/14/2009 02:57:56 AM
Great intensity in that gaze, and works very well in B&W in my opinion.
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07/13/2009 09:19:05 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:8 Technicals:8 Processing:7 Creativity:8
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07/12/2009 02:34:03 AM
This is a very nice photo, and a style of photo I expected to see more of in the challenge... but surprisingly, there were very few of this type and I think this will do well as a result of not being one of an over done sub theme. The b&w processing suits this shot well... it's nice and sharp... only criticism of the composition is the amount of weight the rock at the centre bottom has in the image.
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07/10/2009 05:30:09 PM
Love the dof on this. Beautiful face. Her skin is like porcelain.
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07/09/2009 09:02:32 PM
Good shot for the challenge.
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07/08/2009 11:45:57 AM
Cute capture. Great bw conversion.
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07/08/2009 10:09:25 AM
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