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"Love Is....."
Judi


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Romance (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Date: Jan 28, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Urban, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2006

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Wow...thanks everyone for the fourth placing.

I wasn't going to be entering this one so here is a bit of background on this image.

I had this image in mind and one hot afternoon I noticed this gorgeous sunset start to break. Now I know that out here when the sunset starts to break I only have about 10 minutes of colour before it's all gone.

The kids were relaxing in their undies but we didn't have time to change so I bundled the three children into the car and sped out to a farm. I told the kids my plan on the way so they knew what their roles were.

We jumped out of the car and the two older ones ran up to the top of the small dam wall. I told them I would fire off a couple of test shots first before we actually did the proper shots. So the kids started mucking around.

This image is actually one of those two test shots and their relaxed pose was what drew me in. I can still see the smile on my sons face.

I did have another one in mind but I promised the children no one would see their undies so I didn't enter it....but it was soooo cute.

So considering this was a test shot I was completely surprised with the final result.

BTW...this is also my first entry with this camera...so woohoo!!

So thanks EVERYONE!!!!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.8734
Avg (commenters): 7.9032
Avg (participants): 6.3378
Avg (non-participants): 7.0033
Views since voting: 6737
Views during voting: 585
Votes: 379
Comments: 46
Favorites: 22 (view)


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05/11/2008 01:15:24 PM
aww the kids look adorable, great idea and shot!
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02/12/2007 06:49:23 AM
The sky here is from a freaking Science Fiction movie! ... and the kids look TOO cute. Beautiful idea and realization of same!

Grats.
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08/01/2006 08:59:41 AM
I just love this photo judi..Its so sweet!!
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05/23/2006 04:16:19 PM
awesome and wonderful shot here the background colors are great
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04/15/2006 09:31:10 PM
Beautiful sunset made even MORE beautiful with the story!
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02/08/2006 02:16:08 PM
wonderful shot..love the background info too..
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02/08/2006 08:35:49 AM
For me, this should have been the blue ribbon.
Just look at that sky.. wow.
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02/08/2006 04:52:22 AM
Judi, wonderful shot.
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02/08/2006 01:40:55 AM
Ah judi, I tried a silohuette (see 8th place), and you succeeded. Congrats.
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02/08/2006 12:38:10 AM
Judi: this is so cool. Congratulations on your 4th placing.
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02/08/2006 12:16:38 AM
congrats on such a high finish :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 04:24:40 PM
love this one...
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02/07/2006 01:16:12 PM
great sky
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02/07/2006 12:15:55 PM
Wonderful :)
Great silhouette, talking about something not so strange, but always special...
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02/07/2006 09:27:30 AM
The colours are fantastic!
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02/07/2006 09:01:51 AM
Very colourful and nicely composed image.
Should do very well in this challenge.
Good Luck.
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02/06/2006 10:02:42 PM
Very sweet portrayal of love. Beautiful skies set this off.
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02/06/2006 03:29:52 PM
"innocent"... great silhouettes ;)
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02/05/2006 11:10:11 PM
Beautiful
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02/05/2006 02:26:57 PM
Awesome shot!!
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02/05/2006 11:18:12 AM
This is the only image in this challenge that has kids in is that I liked. I'm a sucker for silhouettes. =] The sky is beautiful! There's such a broad range of tone and color in the sky, and you've managed to capture all of it with very little overexposure. 9.
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02/05/2006 03:16:26 AM
The colors in this photo are absolutely striking. The silouetted figures ad a nice contrast and the facial expression of the young girl can still barely be seen, adding a nice mood to the photograph. excellent job.
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02/04/2006 03:51:26 PM
WOW, the sky,- background "lighting" or some, the kids almost kissing, the dark, it's GREAT, I love it, it get's a BIG 10 from me!:)
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02/04/2006 12:31:59 PM
Great composition and colors - 9
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02/03/2006 10:17:29 PM
Wonderful colors, Lovely interpretation. I really like the innocent silhouette. The wisps of tall grass really dull the bright spots well on the bottom. Nicely done!
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02/03/2006 08:19:36 PM
superb ribbon winner you've got there...
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02/03/2006 06:59:19 PM
Great colors
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02/03/2006 01:12:57 PM
the title sounds like the mark of chewing gum "love is..." with two little person
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02/03/2006 11:35:27 AM
Staged or not, I love this image! Obviously, the background sunset could stand on it's own, but compositionally, the addition of the children works wonderfully. I like the low horizon in the way this was framed also. I hope people don't think you oversaturated the sky, because I've seen skies like this straight out of the camera. Bumping this to a 10.
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02/03/2006 11:13:00 AM
8
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02/03/2006 12:53:25 AM
wow nice colors luv it...
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02/03/2006 12:17:41 AM
Absolutley beautiful. This is a great shot. Fantastic colors and concept.
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02/02/2006 08:33:17 PM
OMG, These are beautiful colors.
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02/02/2006 10:31:09 AM
Nice idea, good color and composition. Brighter sky would be better with more contrast for subject, compensate brightness with contrast and saturation.
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02/02/2006 05:04:46 AM
Captures both the scene and the theme beautifully. I believe this is the first 10 I've given. The sky is beautifully captured.
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02/01/2006 10:53:27 PM
great idea. the sky is obviously quite dramatic. i would have liked the silhouettes true black or with a bit more detail. he seems hesitant to her advance. Not sure if this was your original intent, but it adds a strange air of tension to the pic, that I don't believe suits it. that said...don't listen to me I'm sitting at a low 4 and this should do well.
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02/01/2006 03:16:02 PM
WONDERFUL!
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02/01/2006 03:10:16 PM
The Sky and silhouette could each be very powerful alone. Together they overpower each other in my opinion. I would have given either a higher score. Still a contender in my opinion though. Good Luck.
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02/01/2006 11:19:33 AM
The sky is really the impact of this photo. What a beautiful sunset. I do think this image would have worked 2 ways with the poses the chi;ldren are in - i can see the title being changed to nernerner and it being comedic as her pucker in silhouette looks a lot like she is leaning forward and blowing a raspberry in his face. For that reason, i wish the young man was reacting too her rather than smiling away. It is however, lovely, and will place in the top of the pack.
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02/01/2006 10:44:57 AM
Spectacular sunset, the best I have seen so far in the challenge but I am only about 16 images in so far. Enough for a 7 from me and I am pretty demanding :)
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02/01/2006 10:19:43 AM
Well done, one of my pics for a ribbon this one, good work!
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02/01/2006 09:23:19 AM
Sky is Awsome and the Idea as well
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02/01/2006 07:35:20 AM
Beautiful sky.
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02/01/2006 06:10:21 AM
wow that is nice! u got my vote.
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02/01/2006 03:31:18 AM
Nice idea, but for me the composition lets the photo down a little.

I can appreciate that you would want to include a lot of that beautiful sky, but the focal point is the silhouettes and I think that they should have been bigger in the frame.

Good idea and nice attempt all the same, good job!
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02/01/2006 01:04:49 AM
Beautifull colors!!!........10
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