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Let the Wild Rumpus Begin
Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Chicago's Lake Shore Drive
Date: Jan 28, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2012

On Saturday I headed downtown on the train to catch the Polar Bear Club jump into Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, household errands got me off to a late start and the train was running soooooo slow. By the time I got to Oak Street Beach everyone was out of the water and packing up. This is a group of swimmers headed home from the beach. Hopefully, many will recognize the title as a line from my son's favorite book growing up, Where the Wild Things Are.

The Polar Bear Plunge looked like it would have been an interesting photo opportunity. I have to get there earlier next year.

== Post challenge ==

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Place: 153 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.7667
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 5.8113
Avg (non-participants): 5.6591
Views since voting: 955
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 150
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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02/08/2012 01:13:41 PM
delightfully wonderful.
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02/08/2012 10:04:19 AM
Very nice! Interesting story and of course hard light.
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02/08/2012 12:47:47 AM
Wow! AWESOME!! (I forgot to finish voting and didn't see this.) Did I mention AWESOME? (One of my all time favorite books. Contre jour. Beautiful flare. How can this not be perfect??)
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02/08/2012 12:44:23 AM
Ha this was yours, you are spreading your wings aren't you, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 09:42:45 PM
Ha! Outstanding find and manipulation of light and shadow.

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02/07/2012 08:50:48 PM
I can't resist the title. and such light

I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery

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02/07/2012 08:32:36 PM
Love the lighting, silhouette and shadows. I wonder how many people will recognise the horns with Where the Wild Things Are (one of my favourite children books). Excellent processing and the sun works so well with this. One of my top picks for the challenge. 10.
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02/07/2012 11:43:42 AM
Time to step aside. They are coming through. Great light.
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02/07/2012 01:34:03 AM
A brave entry I think but great shot and play with light and shadow.
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02/06/2012 05:22:19 PM
Love it but I like anything black and white. Nice job!
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02/04/2012 05:54:46 PM
Wonderful shadows. And I love that book.
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02/04/2012 01:59:32 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: The horns of the shadows are magnificent, they get lost on their owners so the shadows rescue them from obscurity. I really like the flare at the top of the frame too. The overall feeling is quite joyous and a little bit chilly!

Critical stuff: Nothing really.

Overall: A lovely shot all round.
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02/04/2012 11:48:49 AM
Like hard light and fact your into it.
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02/02/2012 08:27:20 PM
Spectacular shadows!
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02/02/2012 09:19:52 AM
Vikings amok in the city! With or without the horns, it's a very interesting photograph. I'd have cropped it square from near the top, maybe even from right AT the top (yep, right through the shadows), but it's not my picture so WTF would I know? 7 & thank you.
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02/01/2012 12:19:51 AM
Love the glare from the sun and the women's reflections.
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