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Challenge: 160 Pixels (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Date: Aug 17, 2014
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2014



[Aug. 24th, 2014 01:43:04 PM]

I'm floored by the reaction to this shot!! I'm so glad you liked it. But I never expected this type of score.

It's really not what I had imagined. I was quite off on my estimates. I wanted the umbrella to extend almost all the way up to the top of the frame.

I went to ace hardware and bought a copper tube to extend a photography umbrella. I knew it was going to be shorter than I thought, but I didn't know it would be that much shorter than the top of the frame!! I retrospect, it would have to been an amazingly tall pipe. (pcv was longer, but too floppy to work.) :)

I actually wasn't going to use my daughter for this shot -- I was planning on using her friend:

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But after taking many shots, I asked my daughter to try it, and I liked that one better. (though it was a hard decision... I do like the other one, as well, and I kept going back and forth.)

Thanks so much for the incredible comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 82
Avg (all users): 8.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.8077
Avg (participants): 7.8431
Avg (non-participants): 8.1600
Views since voting: 2139
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 101
Comments: 46
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/27/2014 09:01:00 PM
Congrats on the blue, Wendy. Wonderful image - though the other shot is nice you definitely picked the right one.
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08/26/2014 09:38:22 PM
The model is fabulous and the sky is perfect. Congrats on the blue!
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08/26/2014 06:55:10 PM
This was my absolute, far and away favorite. The aspect ratio is SO right for the image. Plus the (as usual) excellent technical and color detail. Bravo!
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08/26/2014 11:54:18 AM
Beautiful work! Everything fits so nicely together and the toning is perfect.
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08/25/2014 11:55:50 PM
You picked the right one. It's a lovely shot! The way the wind lifts her hair is what seals the deal.
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08/25/2014 01:51:51 PM
Loved this one Wendy!
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08/25/2014 01:22:23 PM
Wendy, I missed voting on this challenge but WOW congratulations! Excellent shot! Many kudos to you!
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08/25/2014 01:15:41 PM
Great shot. Congratulations on the blue. By far the best of the bunch
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08/25/2014 10:08:56 AM
A charming image. The silhouette is beautiful and the entire concept and execution is extremely well done. A plus for color! This is very artistic Wendy.
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08/25/2014 08:41:35 AM
wow....great score!!! I knew it would do well...congrats to you!!!
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08/25/2014 08:40:39 AM
To say well done would be an understatement because it's obviously gr8!!
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08/25/2014 06:05:42 AM
By far the best one and my favorite - congrats on the blue.
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08/25/2014 12:29:07 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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08/25/2014 12:15:55 AM
Originally posted by Lydia:

An 8!! Wow!!

Congratulations!


And normally that would be a new personal best (by far), but she's got two that are still higher! Craziness...
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08/25/2014 12:13:19 AM
I so knew it! well done on the blue!!!
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08/25/2014 12:02:01 AM
An 8!! Wow!!

Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2014 11:35:20 PM
i bet everybody says it: Mary Poppins. i like how the crop worked to list the subject up while scrolling to fit the top in you feel that she's protected form some serious affairs up there :)
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08/24/2014 10:58:47 PM
Cool concept and fantastic light/sky conditions. Umbrella looks good though surrealistic in this position...
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08/24/2014 01:18:00 PM
I enjoy this image.Boost.
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08/24/2014 12:55:02 PM
Excellent! Very nice imagery and sticking with the theme of the challenge.
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08/24/2014 11:33:21 AM
Love this one and especially the long handle on the umbrella and the blowing hair and of course the beautifully dramatic sky. Simple enough to work in this format and interesting enough to make it worth it. I would have been very tempted to crop some off the top - about as much as the amount of earth you have. Probably wouldn't have since I'd have been going for the max 800 high, but now seeing some that were cropped, I think it wouldn't have hurt at all. 10 and top two for me
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08/24/2014 04:26:17 AM
My choice for the blue. I just love the fly-away nature of her hair and the rather long handle on the umbrella, which to me suggests an upward motion enhanced by the upward sweep of the vertical frame. Nice cloud details too.
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08/24/2014 04:22:45 AM
My favourite this challenge. Fantastic way to deal with the 160px, very nice colours and I love that sky!
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08/23/2014 08:38:31 PM
Phenomenal! The light, the detail in the clouds, the wind in her hair, the progression from grey to gold ... everything comes together beautifully, and the aspect ratio works!
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08/23/2014 06:50:42 PM
This image is, to me, EXACTLY what this odd aspect ratio can aspire to produce. 10!
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08/23/2014 06:06:33 PM
A fun image that would look great framed. ( voted earlier)
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08/23/2014 05:27:23 PM
Really like the composition and the moodiness of the clouds.
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08/23/2014 04:13:10 PM
Excellent use of vertical space! It's interesting from her feet all the way up into the heavens. I also really like that you had her hold the umbrella up so high; it really helps bring the eye up.
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08/23/2014 10:55:35 AM
I so love this.. I want a ribbon on this one.. just something about this picture..
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08/23/2014 06:37:46 AM
Tim Burton joined DPC?
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08/23/2014 01:07:27 AM
Truly beautiful!
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08/23/2014 12:12:31 AM
Just flipping through and this one stopped me dead in my tracks. I actually said out loud " Oh wow that is cool" Nice Best I've seen so far.
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08/22/2014 09:58:39 PM
Another one that I'd live to give an 11.
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08/22/2014 08:45:35 PM
Lovely clouds and silhouette.
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08/22/2014 08:45:18 PM
Wonderful! Those clouds are just fabulous, as is the total image. Top shot. 10
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08/22/2014 08:28:17 PM
Almost certainly the winner. Perfect use of the narrow space.
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08/21/2014 01:19:02 AM
a winner...lovely, dramatic and pretty at the same time. 9
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08/20/2014 10:32:40 PM
i hate this challenge because looking at thumb nails makes my eyes cross... This one however makes the whole thing worth while!!!
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08/20/2014 12:38:46 PM
Perfection. Love the detail in the sky and the way the eye flows through the image. For me, the umbrella works as an arrow with the dark area of the base and gradient of the sky blending to darkness holding the observer in the image.
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08/19/2014 02:57:17 PM
Very neat vertical. The clouds are amazing.
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08/18/2014 05:00:32 PM
Love this, well done!
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08/18/2014 03:00:09 PM
excellent. great use of the 160.
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08/18/2014 12:21:34 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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08/18/2014 10:15:45 AM
I like this a lot, especially her blowing hair. :D
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08/18/2014 12:40:43 AM
What a sky! I understand she's holding the umbrella like that for image balance, but it's a bit odd
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08/18/2014 12:18:33 AM
Best one I've seen... I'm not finished yet... but... this is... magnificent.

I am in awe.
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