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I've Got Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
I've Got Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

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Challenge: Balloons (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Location: Local Park
Date: Apr 16, 2010
Aperture: 18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2010


First idea did not work out due to conditions needing to be exact. This idea evolved from blowing bubbles to blowing balloons using a bubble wand. I also wanted to capture some of the mood and feel of many of Maxfield Parrish's paintings.

I did not notice the position of the clouds till I began looking through the shots. This one shows what looks like the cloud coming out of my model's mouth and ALMOST extending to the bubble wand.

I took about 56 shots and both my model and I grew nervous as that a group of guys came to the park and started flying their radio controlled airplanes not too far from where we set up. Some of the shots show the blue angel's plane in them. In fact one of the planes crash landed about a 100 feet from where we were photographing.

Place: 67 out of 329
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01/22/2011 06:15:07 PM
Wonderful idea. It took me a bit to see that she was "blowing" the last "bubble", mostly because the wand is the same color as the balloon.
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05/25/2010 09:23:16 PM
Great idea colour and contrast. The basic shades of yellow on blue work a treat and the fact that your model has her eyes closed emphasizes the fact that she has to put some effort into blowing these types of bubbles! The processing and border add nicely. More than happy to be sharing a placing beside you. Well done.
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04/26/2010 06:43:36 PM
nice perspective, you could added another flash in a softbox facing her :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2010 11:58:57 PM
like the color scheme. out door flash should not be so obvious. 6
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04/19/2010 08:47:13 AM
Great image... maybe have her turn some so you don't see the opening to the ballon?
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04/19/2010 07:26:28 AM
I like the yellows on blue.
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