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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Kids With Toys (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL1
Lens: Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Dec 26, 2010
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Action, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2010

Rodney with his new yoyo

[Dec. 31st, 2010 09:26:49 PM]

man, I can't believe how well this is scoring. It's been hanging in the mid 7s all week.

The set up - the yoyo is being held up by a blue thread. I should have used a lighter thread, but oh well. I shot this on the last day of the challenge so I didn't have a lot of time for post processing. You can still see the thread on the spool of the yoyo and a little piece coming up from the center of the yoyo.

I'm a little worried about validation, but there have been so many entries done like this that I think it'll be OK. Fingers crossed.

FIrst challenge with the new lens. In fact, it's the first ever entry on DPC with this lens.

Comments have been great.

Post challenge -

WOW, again, didn't think this one was 7+ material.

1st blue ribbon awarded in 2011
1st ribbon with a shot of my son
1st ribbon on DPC with the Olympus micro 4/3 camera (might be 1st ribbon for any micro 4/3 camera)
1st image entered on DPC with this lens

Great way to start the new year!

Thanks everyone!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 51
Avg (all users): 7.4076
Avg (commenters): 8.3600
Avg (participants): 7.0500
Avg (non-participants): 7.5299
Views since voting: 6275
Views during voting: 547
Votes: 157
Comments: 69
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/07/2011 01:57:19 AM
cute idea, you pulled it off perfectly. i have the same camera and yet to take a photograph i am happy with, congrats.
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01/06/2011 12:14:55 PM
So many firsts!

Well done. I think the little things are who really make this score high. Beautiful design of the yoyo, the cold colours, the warmer hat and face stand out and balance the yoyo out. And it makes me feel even better about dumping my DSLR and heavy lenses and 'downgrading' to the E-P1.

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01/05/2011 05:36:34 PM
Woohoo! Great to see this get the blue, I loved it when I saw it and love it now. Great way to break in a new lens, too :-)
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01/05/2011 11:09:02 AM
Beautiful set up and execution!! Congrats on your ribbon Brad!!
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01/05/2011 12:29:18 AM
That is about the coolest photo ever! CONGRATULATIONS!!
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01/04/2011 04:33:24 PM
Well, at least it's not another water drop.

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01/04/2011 12:36:57 PM
One word to describe this: BEAUTIFUL
Great job man
10/10 for me
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01/04/2011 10:14:40 AM
Excellent job!!! Talk about timing....how many shots???
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01/04/2011 10:11:45 AM
Brilliant idea, I congratulate you for the successful shot.
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01/04/2011 02:23:08 AM
well done, congrats!
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01/04/2011 12:32:03 AM
Cool shot congratulation.
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Earl Nunes
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01/03/2011 02:40:44 PM
Wow!!! Congratulations!!! Great image and as you point out a first in many ways! Great to see Oly cameras in the spot light!!!
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01/03/2011 11:40:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/03/2011 10:23:41 AM
Super idea and shot, congrats!!
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01/03/2011 10:17:54 AM
Love the perspective and DOF. Well done.
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01/03/2011 10:03:25 AM
Excellento!
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01/03/2011 08:39:22 AM
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not see the blue string at all!!!! Great, great shot indeed. Love to the family from me! xox
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01/03/2011 07:58:17 AM
I like Rodney's hat! Congrats on another Blue!
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01/03/2011 04:35:37 AM
Way to bring the PEN into the universe, man... Congrats!
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01/03/2011 03:04:00 AM
Congrats with blue David. That is a crazy high score. The idea was well executed and it worked well.

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01/03/2011 02:15:54 AM
excellent shot, congratulations!
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01/03/2011 02:09:05 AM
Really well done. Congratulations!
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01/03/2011 01:27:12 AM
Excellent image, very well done. Congrats on the blue!
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01/03/2011 01:21:08 AM
Congratulations, nicely executed shot, I thought of doing something similar but was too lazy too shot anything ... Enjoy another 15 minutes of fame!
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01/03/2011 12:52:53 AM
I recommend that you don't tell all of your secrets. :) I don't see any thread... and you could have removed any that YOU saw... in Advanced. CONGRATS on your ribbon! Such and FUN image!
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01/03/2011 12:26:36 AM
AWESOME IMAGE!!!
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01/03/2011 12:22:48 AM
congrats on the blue Dave. Great photo
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01/03/2011 12:20:30 AM
Congrats on your blue for an inspired image!
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01/03/2011 12:14:44 AM
Congrats mate for the blue. :)
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01/03/2011 12:11:17 AM
I thought this would top my image, congrats!
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01/03/2011 12:10:52 AM
Wow !!!! Awesome Blue Dave !!
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01/03/2011 12:04:13 AM
Cool. Very cool. Congratulations!!
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01/03/2011 12:01:54 AM
Ahh, i knew you'd win a ribbon, congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2011 11:42:12 PM
Love the play on the silver tones. The perspective is incredible along with the use of DOF.
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01/02/2011 04:07:44 PM
A favorite for sure!
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01/01/2011 11:36:35 PM
so cool
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01/01/2011 10:29:19 PM
great focus!
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01/01/2011 08:04:52 PM
I think the idea was excellent just the fact that the yoyo was chrome makes it look blurry, when in fact its in focus. would have been better with a different color yo yo so that the yoyo looks sharp and the kid in the back blury. if that makes sense to anyone but me.
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01/01/2011 04:13:00 PM
nice shallow dof
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01/01/2011 08:04:56 AM
Nice idea and well carried out.
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01/01/2011 07:18:44 AM
great capture
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01/01/2011 04:04:11 AM
Yeah Baby..Kool
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01/01/2011 02:09:29 AM
I like this. A lot. Hope this does good.
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12/31/2010 12:50:21 PM
What a shot! Great composition
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12/30/2010 11:34:47 AM
Great DOF. Nice action shot. My favorite so far.
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12/30/2010 07:20:25 AM
Wow... Ribbon for sure! good idea. How many pictures? 500? - 10
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12/30/2010 12:26:12 AM
Whoa. Awesome.
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12/29/2010 04:13:51 PM
Wow, nice capture! That's a really neat perspective!
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12/29/2010 03:32:59 PM
great idea
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12/29/2010 02:31:21 PM
Awesome perspective. Really enjoy the depth here which brings the focus to the yo-yo which ultimately leads my eye to follow the string back to the subject. Great work and capture!
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12/29/2010 02:22:13 PM
nice! will be interested to see how you achieved this
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12/29/2010 12:38:26 PM
great shot!
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12/28/2010 04:30:02 PM
Terrific POV. Great capture! I really love this image, and especially the little man with the hat. Very cool.
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12/28/2010 02:07:40 PM
Winner.
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12/28/2010 05:41:19 AM
Incredible idea & shot.
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12/27/2010 11:46:11 PM
Great shot. You have a lot of trust letting that fly towards your lens!
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12/27/2010 08:44:12 PM
Very nice Photo. Great job.
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12/27/2010 04:58:44 PM
Great idea well executed.
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12/27/2010 02:56:51 PM
this is my pick for the blue...Great capture
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12/27/2010 01:18:27 PM
Fantastic POV. I don't think I've ever seen a yo yo image like this.
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12/27/2010 12:35:56 PM
My pick for first place, well done.
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12/27/2010 11:42:11 AM
Love the dof. Excellent concept, hopefully you will fill us in on how you set up the shot.
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12/27/2010 11:31:05 AM
Very cool. How on earth you captured that at the exact moment you did, is amazing. Love that the kid is wearing a fedora!! 8
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12/27/2010 10:51:56 AM
Awesome shot! 9
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12/27/2010 05:43:14 AM
Unbelievable! Great idea and perfect shot.
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12/27/2010 05:03:47 AM
Nice set up, spoiled just a little by the yoyo not being tack sharp.
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12/27/2010 02:26:15 AM
great shot. I'm guessing top 5. 8
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12/27/2010 12:12:27 AM
Really cool, should do well.
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12/27/2010 12:08:29 AM
really well done. good luck! 9
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