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Challenge: Silhouettes V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jul 24, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2012



[Jul. 31st, 2012 09:47:00 AM]

This was a blast and completely unexpected!

The original plan was to head out to the sunset and photograph my daughter with a bow and arrow. Of course I waited until the last day, had a conflict and got to the sunset after the sun was down. Which really isn't an issue. But the only place to get the sunset is a park that closes at sunset.

It was closed.

So I asked my daughter if she wanted to go straight home or take the long, scenic route and look for deer and rabbits. We took the long route.

And then we saw the tunnel!

I love this tunnel!! It's actually quite short, but I love the lighting and what it does to the walls -- but I've never photographed it before.

I said "The tunnel! I could stick you in front of on coming traffic!"

She responded: "I could do that!!"

It was a blast. I didn't have a tripod, so I had to bump up the ISO. We both went into the middle of the street. I told her to do whatever she wanted. She danced, she jumped, she did rag doll. All the while we were dodging cars going in and out of the tunnel. Unfortunately, I didn't have the ISO high enough for the dancing scenes. So it narrowed down the selection. I like this one the best. But this was also a fav:

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One extra note that made the night even more enjoyable:

When I was little, my dad always honked the car horn when going through tunnels. We all loved it when he did it. As we got older, it happened less and less, simply because the tunnel had more and more traffic. (You don't honk the horn when cars are close by. Road rage just isn't worth the fun of honking! :) And it was something I missed.

I'd say about 30% of the cars that went through the tunnel that night honked their horns!

Life is good!!

Thanks for the wonderful comments.

This is the type of thing that keeps me at DPC -- the unexpected, fun times that happen when I go out to shoot something that I probably wouldn't have shot if it weren't for a challenge. My family and I have had some fun and unique adventures because of DPC.

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Place: 2 out of 120
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11/13/2013 03:42:10 PM
Brilliant - love this photo.
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08/04/2012 04:34:00 PM
I love the story almost as much as the image. Congrats, Wendy!
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08/02/2012 09:53:21 AM
Great shot Wendy. But are you sure the cars weren't honking at you? :P
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08/01/2012 04:37:21 PM
Congrats on the red. Great story to boot.

"This is the type of thing that keeps me at DPC -- the unexpected, fun times that happen when I go out to shoot something that I probably wouldn't have shot if it weren't for a challenge. My family and I have had some fun and unique adventures because of DPC." - 21_F.gif vawendy

I concur with your thoughts above :)
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08/01/2012 03:50:14 PM
Congrats Wendy; a great artistic image.
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08/01/2012 03:19:11 PM
your daughter is very graceful.
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08/01/2012 01:48:03 PM
Nice work Wendy. Congrats on Red!
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08/01/2012 01:05:32 PM
Congrats - love your back stories!
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08/01/2012 12:33:14 PM
Love the story Wendy. You are right, those experiences do make being involved with DPC that much more fun. Congrats on another fabulous image!
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08/01/2012 10:37:36 AM
Congrats to you.
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08/01/2012 09:19:56 AM
There definitely needs to be more honking in the world :) Excellent image, well done! I do like the colouring and the shapes the lights make on the walls.
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08/01/2012 08:53:59 AM
Great image, love the story behind and your comments about dpc. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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08/01/2012 08:09:42 AM
congrats on the ribbon and the adventure! :)
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08/01/2012 04:17:49 AM
Brilliant shot! Adore the colors. Congrats, Wendy.
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08/01/2012 03:50:03 AM
Great story, Wendy. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/01/2012 03:13:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy. Great shot. Glad you had fun and got honked.
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08/01/2012 02:57:49 AM
Awesome, congrats on red! I love the light in that tunnel... and the story that goes with is a lot of fun as well! Well deserved ribbon. :)
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08/01/2012 01:40:44 AM
Congratulations, Wendy. A wonderful photo and what an experience. WTG!
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08/01/2012 01:00:03 AM
You crazy women you, congrats.
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08/01/2012 12:42:59 AM
Wendy, are you sure they weren't honking at the crazy girl flailing her arms in the middle of the road;) great job on another well deserved ribbon!
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08/01/2012 12:22:47 AM
Congrats for the red on a marvelous "out of the box" for your normal style of shooting image. You had a great time that you and your daughter can remember all your lives.
The last sentence in your description comments is true for me as well. Well said.
Thank you for your comment on the Bug Screen shot.
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08/01/2012 12:05:09 AM
Whoa, WTG wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2012 11:20:22 PM
This is way cool. 10
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07/31/2012 11:03:49 PM
Fantastic shot.
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07/31/2012 10:21:13 PM
7 for the dancer. She nailed it.
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07/31/2012 09:20:01 PM
Great background for your silhouette. Top 5.
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07/31/2012 05:52:25 PM
Great concpt - very well executed.
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07/31/2012 12:31:29 AM
Wow
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07/30/2012 08:24:27 PM
Love the gold color and the way the light spills down the sides of the tunnel. Great location!
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07/30/2012 05:24:31 PM
What a fun an unexpected photo.
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07/30/2012 04:15:52 PM
This is a great concept with nice lighting and beautiful lines. The model is well placed so the curved lines of the tunnel to lead the eye into the distance. Her shadow makes great shapes on the pavement. The only thing I don't like is that the pose makes her feet look a little odd, but that's a minor nit-pick.
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07/30/2012 02:16:32 PM
Nice use of curves and unique coloring
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07/29/2012 10:59:24 AM
Great photo! I wonder how often cars come by. Really wonderful vision and idea, lighting seems right on, and composition pulls it off.
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07/27/2012 06:14:55 PM
9 from me (earlier)... love the color and the perspective.
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07/25/2012 09:55:18 PM
Fun, threatening, mysterious. Great image
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07/25/2012 07:11:50 PM
Great shot, a crop to center the tunnel wouldn't hurt!
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07/25/2012 02:14:34 PM
well done. Not sure about the "jazz hands" but I suppose it adds intrigue in a James Bond Dancing opening sequence way.
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07/25/2012 12:54:37 PM
cool lighting
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07/25/2012 07:00:20 AM
beautiful composition
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