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...the rocket's red glare...
...the rocket's red glare...
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From Above II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Camas, WA
Date: Jul 5, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

Taken at a backyard 4th of July celebration. The kids knew I was there, but couldn't have cared less about it. They just wanted to see things exploding in the air. The light was done with a second ground fireworks that was basically burning magnesium putting off a very bright white light.

I had trouble picking which of a few shots I liked best, but this one is the best combination of expression and dynamic lighting.

Very little is done in PP and, go figure, it was shot at 1/13th at ISO 3200. I didn't have to do any noise reduction at all.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.4535
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2745
Avg (non-participants): 6.5289
Views since voting: 1482
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 172
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/24/2009 02:32:58 PM
Congrats, Jason - this did well! Even scored above your astronomical average!
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07/16/2009 01:01:13 AM
I have to say I pick this as being your entry (is that your daughter on the right). I'm surprised that this didn't ribbon. As I mentioned, this was my favourite photo in the challenge...
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07/15/2009 12:02:44 PM
Excellent Jason. The varied expressions are priceless. The direction of their individual attention gives the impression of sky full of fireworks (title helps, naturally). Light is harsh, but for me it adds to the scene. Good work.
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07/15/2009 10:40:55 AM
I gave this a 7. The Norman Rockwell lighting didn't do much for me, but I thought the kids' reactions were great. A great capture.
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07/15/2009 03:38:18 AM
Solid 9 from me, Doc - congrats on 11th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2009 09:39:51 PM
Looking at your image, I feel I'm looking at a coca-cola ad from the 1950's or something. Love the look on their faces. This is one of my top three. Good luck, and thanks for submitting an image that makes me smile.
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07/12/2009 04:33:18 PM
my favorite of the challenge, 9
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07/12/2009 05:39:30 AM
really, really nice
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07/10/2009 12:06:50 PM
Awesome capture! My favorite of the challenge so far. I love the tones..great job on the b/w conversion. My only "critique" would be the shifting of the kids to the right and cutting off the last girl's arm, but the emotion captured on these kid's faces makes up for it.
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07/10/2009 01:59:46 AM
This has such a classic Norman Rockwell feel to it. Great job!
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07/10/2009 12:16:43 AM
i love this one.
it is fun to see different expressions on kids faces. i also like the way you converted this "looking down" shot to a "looking up" shot. choice of small aperture to get full details of kids (especially shoes) is a perfect one. tones are beautiful and sepia conversion is immaculate too.
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07/09/2009 10:47:00 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:8 Technicals:7 Processing:8 Creativity:8
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07/09/2009 08:25:36 PM
Love it!! One of the best in the challenge. Great in B&W.
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07/09/2009 09:54:14 AM
This has to be my favourite image of the challenge. The expressions on the kids faces are priceless... tells the story of kids watch fireworks perfectly, and the sepia processing is perfect. My tip for a ribbon. Well done.
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07/08/2009 02:58:32 PM
Fantastic! I love the different facial expressions. 10
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07/08/2009 11:43:11 AM
A wonderful classic feel to this great capture! 8
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07/08/2009 08:55:03 AM
Terrific storytelling!
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07/08/2009 07:37:59 AM
Classic Americana. Love the striped shirt.
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07/08/2009 01:17:06 AM
excellent capture!!! so cool
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