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Crawling Uphill?
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Challenge: Tilted III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 50-200 ED
Location: Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI
Date: Jun 18, 2010
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Water, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2010

This shot was rotated about 20 degrees or so (don't remember exactly). The girl in the shot is really crawling up a sand dune. The water below is Lake Michigan. The location is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

This is a tricky optical illusion if you're trying to figure out the tilt aspect of it. But the trick is, she is roughly 300-350ft above the lake. The dune, from top to bottom, has a 450ft vertical. This section of the dune is very steep and most people that climb back up have to crawl on all fours.

If you tilt the shot CCW by making the girl and foreground bokeh level, the shore of the lake makes the girl appear like the size of an actual peanut on the sand. But those waves coming in are around 300ft away - which really throws you for a loop.

Unfortunately, I wish I had stopped it down a few more notches to make the foreground more in-focus.(cropping after rotating wouldn't work with this one) If that area was more clear, this would be a very tricky looking shot.

*******Post*********
A ribbon for a shot that I almost didn't enter. Go figure! I was telling my Viewfinder teammates that I thought this was good for only about a 5.1. The funny thing is, I really don't like the shot all that much. I only submitted it for the optical illusion aspect of it.

I'll never figure this place out. :-)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.5779
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.3455
Avg (non-participants): 6.7071
Views since voting: 4248
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 154
Comments: 26
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07/03/2010 09:24:48 PM
This is so amazing! I'm sure glad you went against your hunch and entered it. The only thing that suprises me is that you didn't see ribbon written all over this one the minute you saw it :) Congratulations!! It is so deserving of its win!
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07/02/2010 10:16:51 AM
Still waiting on that DQ you promised me! ;)
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06/30/2010 09:22:51 PM
I havent been to Sleeping Bear since I was a kid.
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06/30/2010 05:32:00 PM
WOWOW! That is scary weird. Fantastic job capturing it's most extreme illusionary effect.
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06/30/2010 12:11:09 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! You can feel the height from this vantage point.
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06/30/2010 11:41:09 AM
Fantastic. 9 from me.
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06/30/2010 08:08:13 AM
Very nice work - I almost get the odd sense of vertigo in this - and that is quite a challenge with a series of straight lines. Well seen and delivered. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/30/2010 03:24:31 AM
Congrats. Very well done.
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06/30/2010 01:24:37 AM
Really tricky and well executed. Congrats on the yellow!
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06/30/2010 12:45:49 AM
Hey teammate! Congratulations!!
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06/30/2010 12:29:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon... i liked this shot while voting... good use of tilt...
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06/30/2010 12:24:10 AM
CONGRATS, Josh! Way cool!
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06/30/2010 12:16:34 AM
Congratulations Josh! Wow! A ribbon!!!! Well deserved!
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06/30/2010 12:11:12 AM
I think they got it! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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06/30/2010 12:10:39 AM
Congrats Josh! Great finish for the ViewFinders!
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06/30/2010 12:06:45 AM
yay Josh! They DID get it! Congrats on 3rd place!
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06/30/2010 12:03:14 AM
WTG Josh!!! The perspective is terrific!! Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2010 01:46:25 PM
Great angle - excellent optical illusion.
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06/28/2010 06:42:11 PM
That's quite disorientating - nicely done.
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06/25/2010 12:52:15 PM
This angle works very well for this image.
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06/23/2010 09:52:17 PM
not bad at all!
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06/23/2010 01:30:29 PM
love the lines, the composition, the colors....this is ace!!
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06/23/2010 01:07:06 PM
i like the colors and textures
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06/23/2010 12:54:01 PM
I'd love to know how steep that actually is. It looks... substantial.
Great use of this technique!
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06/23/2010 12:43:18 AM
this is a great use of tilt
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06/23/2010 12:24:48 AM
Nice effect !
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