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Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 for Nikon
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Jan 18, 2006
Aperture: 7
ISO: 320
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Emotive, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2006

i almost got frostbit during this shoot. i thought of it on the way to work and just happened to have a red umbrella in the car! I set the timer and ran back ... and back ... and back ... I ended up jumping off of the rock seen on the right - but i felt i successfully appear floating away. Retouch: I had to mess with the foot prints quite a bit since I was runnin gup and down so many times -- it would be nice to have an asistant but how fun is that??? ... I also touched up the umbrella a bit and removed some faint birds.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.1294
Avg (commenters): 8.1034
Avg (participants): 6.9118
Avg (non-participants): 7.1972
Views since voting: 5760
Views during voting: 586
Votes: 286
Comments: 54
Favorites: 30 (view)


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12/19/2006 12:58:17 AM
What a fantastic shot! You really do look like you're floating!
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07/07/2006 08:10:22 PM
I came across this a while back. I had not discovered this website when this challenge was up. But I love this shot. It is going in my faves list FOREVER! Love your work. Maybe we need to have an Ohio GTG sometime soon.
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05/03/2006 03:28:17 PM
What a wonderful whimsical photo.
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02/11/2006 07:21:40 PM
Very nice! Congrats on your 4th place!
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02/03/2006 07:58:21 AM
super idea..well done on your 4
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01/31/2006 11:56:38 PM
Glad to see this was assistantless as I expected it was. Also extremely glad to see this placed so high in this "plastic person" challenge.
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01/31/2006 09:48:22 PM
Congrats!!!!
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01/30/2006 09:24:35 PM
It's the Great Lakes version of Mary Poppins. it is always a complement when someone says (like i am getting ready to), "not a single thing I would do to improve it". Keep it going.
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01/30/2006 09:14:33 PM
congrats ;}

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01/30/2006 01:15:19 PM
LOL,
I can imagine passers-by woulda thought you were nuts...
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01/30/2006 10:17:48 AM
WTG! Congrats on your top 5 finish! Excellent shot - love it!
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01/30/2006 09:34:51 AM
Yippee - top 5!!! Glad your freezing efforts paid off. LOVE IT!!!!!
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01/30/2006 09:17:10 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing with this great floating effect. Very convincing and beautiful to boot.
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01/30/2006 07:16:45 AM
Great shot! Congrats on 4th place.
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01/30/2006 06:16:58 AM
Should have been a ribbon.
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01/30/2006 02:54:55 AM
This was one of my picks to win a ribbon. Well, you got pretty close. Congratulations.
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01/30/2006 12:54:06 AM
Perfect timing, hope you're feeling warm now. Congratulations with top 5
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01/30/2006 12:10:19 AM
congrats on 4th!! reminds me of my "Journey to the Unknown" photo
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01/30/2006 12:07:48 AM
best in the challenge in my oppinion
very well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 11:41:21 PM
I swear I commented on this already. It is excellent. Love the single pop of red from the umbrella. Excellent - well executed. 10
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01/29/2006 10:14:13 PM
Great sense of a giddy head. Very nice! Bumping up.
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01/29/2006 07:48:02 PM
For me, this is one of the few photos that met the challenge as I understand it. I like the choice of a red umbrella against the bleak grayness of the weather.
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01/29/2006 05:05:01 PM
I love this!
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01/28/2006 05:30:06 PM
I like the footprints in the snow, but it seems they should continue to the end. Otherwise, very unique, a wonderful idea.
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01/28/2006 09:53:34 AM
should be very near the top - good luck !
blue sky would have made this superb.
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01/27/2006 12:22:38 PM
Very interesting, good use of the black and whites, and the red really stands out.
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01/27/2006 12:16:25 PM
This picture is funny because it actually looks like the person is floating away. The way the side walk goes back its sort of a one point perspective.
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01/27/2006 11:03:59 AM
Great shot! Love it. Good illusion - the snow and umbrella really add the finishing touches.
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01/26/2006 11:24:54 PM
Nice!
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01/26/2006 07:33:36 PM
Hehe, I had that book at one time... very nice :-D

(Shel Silverstein for those of you who don't know... great set of poems)
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01/26/2006 04:48:07 PM
good picture
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01/26/2006 03:16:17 PM
Wow! Nice concept and well photographed.
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01/26/2006 03:23:45 AM
I think this is one of the best photos in the fantasy contest, well done! Using the red umbrella was a very good idea! The contrast makes it all worth while!
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01/26/2006 12:45:34 AM
The light makes the guy & umbrella look flat and artificial. The footsteps and misty horizon are a nice touch.
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01/25/2006 11:17:59 PM
Love this image. The red draws your attention immediately to the subject ;) Great job!
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01/25/2006 07:26:45 PM
hahahah love it
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01/25/2006 07:03:16 PM
Nice work
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01/25/2006 05:33:37 PM
I actually had this same idea, but thought a major element would be erased from the shot. I will ask about this one, just in case, for my future benefit. But kudo's for you and your model braving the cold. EDITED TO ADD: I can't reply to emails of PM's, but thanks for the explanation. In lieu of the explanation, I am going to bump this up, and good luck on the ribbon!!
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01/25/2006 01:48:45 PM
This picture is amazingly interesting. Awesomeeeee.
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01/25/2006 02:38:52 AM
very good if i could vote 8
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01/25/2006 01:37:25 AM
Cool shot!!! I love the snowy rocks and the water....really adds something to the motion of the person jumping.
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01/24/2006 08:47:00 PM
Anything with flying take my breath away:)
I love the mood of the picture.
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01/24/2006 07:51:43 AM
Clever, Mr. Poppins.....
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01/24/2006 06:56:47 AM
Well done, you will have to share how this is done in one take!!
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01/23/2006 09:17:09 PM
Interesting idea...just not particularly fond of the composition. Your subject is too centered.
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01/23/2006 06:04:17 PM
This is very cool..!! This should ribbon..!! 10
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01/23/2006 02:06:34 PM
Good idea. I like the subtle colour everywhere except the umbrella. 7
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01/23/2006 10:48:16 AM
i'm trying to work out how you did this! i'm thinking he was standing on a rock and you cloned it out with the sea?
good idea however you did it.
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01/23/2006 10:07:10 AM
Very surreal shot. I hope that nobody was harmed in the making of this image. (It does look slightly dangerous)

I like the overall bluish grey and white tones in this image, with just the splash of red from the umbrella.
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01/23/2006 09:48:27 AM
cool - very mary popins :)
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01/23/2006 07:04:35 AM
Wonderful. I love the effect that the snow has given here and the guts it takes to take your camera out in the snow and get a shot like this. The snow even makes the washed out sky work for me. The pinkness of the umbrella in this cold bleak world adds to the uplifting theme nicely. One of the top shots in the challenge.
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01/23/2006 03:01:58 AM
Amazing shot...you should do extremely well with this...maybe top 5
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01/23/2006 01:55:06 AM
this is my top pick. nice job
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01/23/2006 12:11:48 AM
Great idea and good ececution!
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