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Spreading her wings
Spreading her wings
markwiley


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Challenge: Winged Things (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: May 17, 2014
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2014

[May. 25th, 2014 09:25:11 PM]

Typically, for an Expert editing challenge I work to come up with an idea and then try to figure out what shots I need. This one didn't work out that way. For this I had no idea what type of bird shots I might be able to get. I caught a couple quick shots of a sea gull when I was downtown primarily taking street shots, but I didn't give them much thought. I figured to get a good bird shot I would need to go to the aviary at the zoo, so I planned a trip there on the last day of the challenge. Unfortunately, a minor family crisis changed my plans and I never got there. So, Sunday night with a few hours left I figured I had nothing to enter. Then I looked through the shots for the week, and I came across one of a sea gull with spread wings. On the whole, the shot was not that interesting but I thought the wings looked nice. Then I started looking through the street shots for a potential back I could slap the wings on. I really only had one decent candidate -- this shot of an interesting looking woman crossing the street that I kind of liked. I put the two together, but I almost didn't enter it. I was really uncertain as to how DPC voters might react to this one. I'm glad I did. Thanks for the comments.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.6854
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.9091
Avg (non-participants): 6.5536
Views since voting: 881
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 89
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/27/2014 01:22:42 AM
Wanted to let you know that this image was my only 10.
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05/26/2014 09:23:58 PM
a perfect city urban grit to this, the details are spot on, great shot, great finish- congrats.
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05/26/2014 01:56:04 PM
Love the nonchalant attitude (she's almost certainly looking at her phone) and if you didn't 'shop' her punky hair it was a godsend. Grats on the HM
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05/26/2014 08:07:57 AM
Woo hoo, love this one Mark; congrats on the HM.
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05/26/2014 12:54:00 AM
Very cinematic, indeed. Congrats on the HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2014 11:23:02 PM
She's stopping traffic with her get-up, and it's all so matter of fact. Very cinematic moment. Nicely done. I gotta lay off those x-men movies.
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05/25/2014 10:45:37 PM
you picked the perfect image for those wings. It looks like she has an audience.
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05/25/2014 08:50:49 PM
One of my favorites
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05/25/2014 08:43:38 PM
love it 8
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05/25/2014 05:41:27 PM
The wings go with the hair, lol. Great!
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05/25/2014 04:27:56 PM
Wow, this is excellent!
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05/24/2014 10:38:33 AM
very interesting pic. nice photo, black and white, texture - 9
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05/19/2014 07:46:18 AM
Just another day on tyne job.
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05/19/2014 07:23:55 AM
well conceived the high contrast suits the theme very well made image
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05/19/2014 01:30:45 AM
Love the motion blur in her legs. Her placement in the crosswalk, and her dominance in the scene is terrific, although I find the whole thing oversharopened
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