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Be Someone's Sunshine
3rd PlaceBe Someone's Sunshine
sjhuls


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Challenge: Balloon II (Advanced Editing VII)
Date: Dec 10, 2011
Galleries: Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2011

As Lydia guessed I saw a similar image on pintrest I had it saved on one of my boards as a future photography idea. When the balloon challenge came up I new I had to do a version of it. I wanted to add my own twist so I thought of having all the balloons yellow to represent sunshine and I wanted to have my own unique background, I have been eyeing these cornfields for sometime, waiting for the right time to use them for a photograph. My girls didn't want to have to go far to model for this photo and since this is only a couple of minutes from my house I thought it would be a good time to use this location. Plus the lighting was were I wanted it.

To get the lighting on the balloons and her face was much harder than it seemed. She had to stand slightly farther back from my girl in grey and then hold the balloon even farther behind her so that it wouldn't shadow her face but get lit by the sun. I hoped that it wouldn't be noticeable in the photo. It was a very akward position and it was hurting her arm to hold it there for so long so her face isn't as natural as I would have liked but she did well anyway.

Thanks for all the great comments. I was excited to get a ribbon for this one.

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Place: 3 out of 68
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12/24/2011 12:41:49 AM
Congrats Jenn....very creative image!!!
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12/22/2011 01:02:24 AM
Very creative and inspiring!! And brilliantly executed... Congrats on the yellow!
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12/21/2011 06:07:19 PM
I thought your image could win Jennifer - it's a great image!
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12/21/2011 04:33:32 PM
Awww this is sweet. Congrats on the yellow.
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12/21/2011 11:41:21 AM
Congrats,nice work.
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12/21/2011 10:16:10 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!
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12/21/2011 09:34:13 AM
Excellent finish, congratulations!!
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12/21/2011 08:52:36 AM
Why am I not surprised to see this? You're kicking butt and taking names again!
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12/21/2011 02:07:59 AM
Fantastic entry Jenn, congratulations! I love your creativity, it's very refreshing to see new ideas with each of your shot. Great work!
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12/21/2011 01:10:09 AM
I totally love this better than the Pinterest version.

You ROCK, Jenn!

Congrats on your ribbon!! Way to go, teammate!!

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12/21/2011 12:21:40 AM
Congrats, Jenn!
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12/21/2011 12:10:34 AM
Congratulations, Jennifer. Lovely concept, beautiful picture.
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12/21/2011 12:02:22 AM
Congrats! Great execution!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2011 08:53:27 PM
The dead corn field is a nice touch.
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12/20/2011 02:55:52 PM
Very nice location and implementation for this idea.
I loved the atmosphere of optimism.

you made your mark!

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12/20/2011 02:08:06 PM
Wondeful composition, and while the story may be instantly clear and a simple one, it is still poignant.

Great job! 9/10.
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12/19/2011 06:42:13 PM
This is adorable! 8
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12/18/2011 05:52:55 PM
You are far too creative. Great shot.
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12/18/2011 11:06:14 AM
That location again,another lovely image,technically top stuff.
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12/18/2011 09:43:07 AM
Too cliche for my tastes but the creativity and quality win me over. Great job!
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12/17/2011 07:41:34 PM
Love the concept! And pretty much everything else about this.
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12/16/2011 08:57:30 AM
WOW love this, an automatic smile :) Great lighting, and the expressions are priceless!
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12/15/2011 03:32:39 PM
Great concept, Jenn!
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12/15/2011 08:49:24 AM
What a lovely idea.
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12/15/2011 07:40:34 AM
This is a nice idea, very creative, it made me smile. Nice sharpness and colours. Good job.
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12/14/2011 11:18:47 AM
What a cute idea!
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12/14/2011 10:06:31 AM
Nice story and a nice sentiment, particularly during this season. As always the execution is top notch. Well done.
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12/14/2011 09:40:57 AM
wow! and again wow! 10
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12/14/2011 08:46:08 AM
Nice concept. I don't think the setting is working too well. Possibly better in the street?? Or in front of that one house where you took your last balloon shot??
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12/14/2011 06:14:27 AM
Cool concept great work jenn
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12/14/2011 02:37:48 AM
Another stunning shot!! Love the kids and balloons in the bare corn field with the mountains.... two seprate elements and you brought them together VERY WELL
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12/14/2011 12:06:02 AM
LOVE the field. Well done.
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