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markwiley


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Challenge: Fireworks VI (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Lake Michigan, Evanston
Date: Jul 4, 2013
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2013

In the city where I live the fireworks display is always on the night of the 3rd. I went with family and neighbors and we had a nice evening with good food and company. A few hours after this the speed challenge was announced. So, on the 4th I went by myself to a neighboring suburb for their show. It got awfully crowded so I thought I would work the crowd into the shot.

This is from a single image. The only thing I did that edged into the Expert editing rule set is a cloned out some spot remnants of one fireworks burst that was petering out as the shutter opened.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 37
Avg (all users): 6.8375
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6610
Views since voting: 1572
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 80
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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07/17/2013 10:14:10 AM
Personally, I think this is the best of the top three - would have given it a FIRST place. The inclusion of the crowd makes a much more interesting photo and technically, it's a job well done. Great image - congratulations. :)
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07/15/2013 03:09:48 AM
Congrats on the yellow!
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07/15/2013 12:39:26 AM
Congratulations on your 3rd place finish! This was one of my favorite images in this challenge!
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07/14/2013 05:00:32 PM
Love the POV here, Mark. My personal favorite, a 10 from me. Well done!
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07/13/2013 12:53:21 PM
I really enjoy fireworks images that include the crowd, Mark. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/13/2013 12:45:37 PM
Congratulations Mark! Including the spectators really takes us there.
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07/13/2013 09:32:12 AM
This was my top pick, mainly because of the interaction with people. Congrats!
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07/13/2013 12:22:59 AM
I really enjoy the inclusion of the crowd - wonderful to add context!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2013 04:35:10 PM
I really like the composition and perspective on this.
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07/08/2013 11:03:27 AM
Great shot. One of my favorites for this challenge.
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07/06/2013 01:42:46 PM
Good compsition.
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07/06/2013 11:48:28 AM
Love the the capture of the whole scene - the people watching the fireworks, the location, as well as the fireworks themselves. Great job!
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07/06/2013 10:57:15 AM
A classic view, with a rather unamused onlooker.
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07/06/2013 10:16:00 AM
Best in show, this has everything well done.
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07/06/2013 09:30:32 AM
:) nice detail including the crowd relaxing
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07/06/2013 01:14:32 AM
A bit of flash in the foreground would have been nice, but overall this is a pretty solid image, with nice balance and good processing overall.
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