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Waiting for the Magic
1st PlaceWaiting for the Magic
DrAchoo


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Challenge: Portrait From Behind (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Dec 19, 2010
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2010

If someone asks why there are Christmas lights all over the floor I will direct you to Posthumous who seems to want a "story" to every picture. How those lights got there? That's a story... ;P

Thanks to everybody for the wonderful comments. The idea came to me about four hours before rollover and I got the shot in with about two hours to spare. The picture would have made my profile page up until late last night. Too bad it just missed it!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.2925
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 7.0217
Avg (non-participants): 7.4158
Views since voting: 6223
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 147
Comments: 68
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/23/2011 01:58:51 PM
Terrific picture.
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01/02/2011 09:52:12 PM
This image is just simply stunning!
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01/02/2011 01:18:33 AM
Excellent mood. I really love this. I captures the anticipation of Christmas for me, too. Obviously-superb work, Doc. Congratulations. :)
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01/01/2011 08:44:46 PM
Originally posted by Aleema:

there heeeerrrrreeee.....in case anyone has forgotten, thats from poltergeist.


You mean like this?

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01/01/2011 07:25:12 PM
there heeeerrrrreeee.....in case anyone has forgotten, thats from poltergeist.
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01/01/2011 01:02:50 PM
Looks like a dream. Interesting!
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01/01/2011 10:21:29 AM
Great shot! This photo looks deceptively candid, but I'm sure there was some playing around with the lights to get it just right!
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01/01/2011 10:21:12 AM
Great shot! This photo looks deceptively candid, but I'm sure there was some playing around with the lights to get it just right!
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01/01/2011 01:21:41 AM
Dear Laine...

I hope the magic Santa brought you was worth the wait! Christmas isn't just about receiving presents, but giving them too! I'm happy to see you gave your Daddy a BIG SMILE and a happy heart with this blue ribbon (A sure way to stay on Santa's "Nice" list!) WAY TO GO!

The best stories are always the ones with the happy endings...;-)

Happy New Year and Warmest Wishes to you and your family!

~Mae~
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12/31/2010 12:21:46 AM
I love this photo and I would love to know what you're setting were for your camera? Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO?
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12/30/2010 05:30:33 PM
Actually, I was wondering more about where did all the furniture go??? then it lead me to the story behind the light on the floor, you see, for that girl this is the last Christmas in her house where she grow up, her parents are moving out after two days, so she spread the lights on the floor so that the room wouldn't feel so empty :(

really sad story but a great photo that tells it all ;)
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12/30/2010 12:55:26 PM
Double post.

Message edited by author 2010-12-30 12:56:41.
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12/30/2010 12:46:29 PM
To me the lights on the floor ARE the story (and they're not too bright). I didn't really get the chimney watching part until later mostly because I was mesmerized by the sea of lights. A nice depiction of a moment's tranquility in what has become a hectic time of year.
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12/30/2010 11:37:45 AM
Great image,Congrats to you.
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12/30/2010 10:06:16 AM
Love the lighting and the tones, Doc! Congrats on your blue, thanks for the great comment and Happy New Year to you and the family!
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12/30/2010 01:06:49 AM
This child clearly has had a bad experience with a mall Santa. She wants to see him but is making sure he doesn't get past her light trap.

Congrats on a beautiful image, Jason! :)
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12/29/2010 05:54:51 PM
Originally posted by dds47:

Beautiful image. Two suggestions: 1. Remove the string of lights dangling from the right side of the mantle. 2. As has already been suggested, turn the lights down a notch.


would that get him a bluer ribbon? Turqoise, maybe?
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12/29/2010 10:10:28 AM
Beautiful image. Two suggestions: 1. Remove the string of lights dangling from the right side of the mantle. 2. As has already been suggested, turn the lights down a notch.
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12/28/2010 12:03:55 PM
This is just Great ! Beautiful

(can you turn the lights down just a bit?)
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12/28/2010 07:40:49 AM
truly wonderful, great idea and imagination.
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12/27/2010 09:45:54 PM
Love the lighting. Nice job and good idea!
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12/27/2010 06:32:20 PM
Congratulations on the blue...I had a feeling this would be at the top of the heap..Very well done!
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12/27/2010 04:41:09 PM
Oh! Very Nice! Lots of magic in this image, from the thumbnail to the full sized portrait.
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12/27/2010 03:56:37 PM
Beautiful image, Jason. Many congratulations!
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12/27/2010 01:47:16 PM
Originally posted by timfythetoo:

Well now you are gonna go and make me have to ribbon again to catch up. Lovely image Jason. Congrats and Merry Christmas!!!


You can't just ribbon. You also have to get an 8 from me. :P
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12/27/2010 01:27:32 PM
Back again, good stuff.
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12/27/2010 11:19:19 AM
Fun and interesting... and very well done. Congrats, Jason!
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12/27/2010 10:22:26 AM
wow Jason!!! Great picture, congrats on the ribbon
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12/27/2010 09:43:06 AM
Great image! Congrats on the blue!
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12/27/2010 09:00:49 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Jason. A wonderful image.
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12/27/2010 08:57:51 AM
Congrats Jason ... This is such a great composition. There is so much going on in this photo
A classic indeed!
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12/27/2010 07:58:43 AM
Terrific shot doc, and equally great PP.
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12/27/2010 07:01:11 AM
Well now you are gonna go and make me have to ribbon again to catch up. Lovely image Jason. Congrats and Merry Christmas!!!
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12/27/2010 04:52:47 AM
This is such a great shot and was defintely the best in show. Congrats Jason with a well deserved blue ribbon.
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12/27/2010 02:47:35 AM
Great photo. An easy pick for blue, especially given the season. Actually, when I first saw this it reminded me of Poltergeist. I suppose I'm with Don on this thinking it's a little creepy.
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12/27/2010 12:58:01 AM
Back with a bang, doc!
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12/27/2010 12:26:53 AM
pure genius. the people who like creepiness see the creepiness. the people who like eye candy only see eye candy.

only 1 vote under 5!
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12/27/2010 12:24:09 AM
I shall simply restate my original comment:

Excellent, well done...Bravo!
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12/27/2010 12:20:07 AM
An Excellent photo... Congrats :)
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12/27/2010 12:19:01 AM
There ya go! Tapping the collective unconscious; the secret to DPC-ribboning images :-)
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12/27/2010 12:03:48 AM
Fantastic, I really enjoyed this image.
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12/27/2010 12:02:56 AM
nice - you smoked the competition on this one! had a feeling this would be a ribbon winner. awesome shot
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12/27/2010 12:02:30 AM
Very very cool. Good to see you on the front page again!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2010 11:46:51 PM
there is something so magical about this shot. i'll be shocked if this doesn't ribbon.
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12/26/2010 10:12:31 PM
wonderfully creepy!
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12/26/2010 02:36:50 PM
I love the shot. Good balance of light. Interesting star of David on the Christmas tree. Love it!
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12/26/2010 07:34:36 AM
Magical! 7
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12/25/2010 10:32:22 PM
Does capture the Christmas spirit
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12/24/2010 03:44:55 PM
Magical, wonderful. Love the illumination.
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12/24/2010 01:36:06 AM
Excellent, well done...Bravo!
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12/23/2010 11:46:08 PM
Love this, great idea, perfect execution.
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12/23/2010 08:40:08 PM
Great setup, except for the light on the ground. I'm just not understanding the meaning behind that.
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12/23/2010 12:44:15 PM
This is my pick for the blue. Great creativity! Love the sepia tones too. Just an awesome photograph! I can see some people may have wanted to see the full tree, but not a big enough deal to mark it dow for. I wonder how the photo would have looked if you lowered your angle somewhat more and had the little girl a little off-center. Great work!
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12/22/2010 06:50:37 PM
Captivating shot! One of my favorites from the challenge 10
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12/22/2010 06:44:00 PM
Interesting choice of tone, definitely grows on you, and not expected for this scene. I like the center composition, not expected as well. I like it.
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12/22/2010 08:47:05 AM
Great vision to construct this shot, very creative and well done.
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12/21/2010 06:43:39 PM
A beautiful photo. It looks to staged though, perhaps a sofa or normal house hold items along the side may have given it a less staged look
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12/21/2010 08:32:37 AM
Great caption, but I might have liked it better without the lights spread out on the floor.
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12/21/2010 07:25:00 AM
Looks like a ribbon winner from here. Beautiful photo.
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12/21/2010 01:22:12 AM
Magical. Looks like front page material to me. Coming back to enjoy this fabulous image. I adore the sea of stars she sits upon, and the Star of David on the Xmas tree. Talk about multi-cultural :-)

My pick for the blue.
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12/20/2010 05:03:48 PM
Love this shot. Well done and very festive. :)
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12/20/2010 02:03:42 PM
One of the best in the challenge. This has Dr. Achoo written all over it. IF this is Doc.....great job of conveying a story....if not great job too!
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12/20/2010 12:45:55 PM
This is spectacular!!!
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12/20/2010 12:45:35 PM
aw. Nice.
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12/20/2010 12:23:48 PM
Love this one, great idea and even greater Photo. nice job.
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12/20/2010 11:45:58 AM
Pretty shot
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12/20/2010 08:20:06 AM
Muy buena, merece un 10.
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12/20/2010 08:17:25 AM
Love everything about this shot.
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