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Challenge: Headwear (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Norwalk, CT
Date: Nov 14, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2006

Yeah, he's standing (on one leg) on a plotter print background, and I was shooting from a ladder. Hope I don't get killed for using another one. :-/

The real challenge was keeping the shadows off the print in Basic. I've got four monolights and a reflector surrounding this setup. My son is a little young to take modeling direction, but he made me proud.

Processing: Convert from RAW, rotate and crop, channel mixer for saturation, color balance to remove slight magenta cast in the clouds, shadow/highlight +3 to lighten dark areas, slight Levels adjustment, USM.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 244
Avg (all users): 7.0617
Avg (commenters): 8.3514
Avg (participants): 6.6163
Avg (non-participants): 7.3057
Views since voting: 9480
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 243
Comments: 87
Favorites: 19 (view)


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11/25/2006 06:26:35 AM
Nice shot as always Shannon, deserved a ribbon but I personally would have liked it a lot better if it were showing a face in there somewhere, I don´t really connect with the subject and the joy he must be feeling flying up in the clouds like that.
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11/24/2006 08:00:30 PM
Excellent work again, Shannon!
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11/23/2006 10:06:08 PM
My favorite from the challenge, had a hunch it was yours. Congratulations on making the top3 :)
Would only mention one really tiny nitpick, would've been an 11 ;) if the propellor had some rotational motion blur.
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11/23/2006 08:36:55 AM
Now that's a classic Shannon, no question about it. Congrats on the latest addition to your ribbon collection :-)
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11/23/2006 01:30:28 AM
Shannon, I wish I had the amount of time you do!
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11/22/2006 07:58:21 PM
Congrats on yet another ribbon :)
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11/22/2006 05:46:19 PM
Waaay Cool Shannon!! Congratulations on the ribbon and another wonderful example of fantastic creativity!!!
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11/22/2006 04:44:59 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/22/2006 04:25:39 PM
Oh so close... beaten by 0.0098!! :P Nice work Shannon, congrats on the yellow!
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11/22/2006 03:53:01 PM
Hey Shannon. Congrats on a great image. Honestly I expected to see a high 7 score from this based on your past successes and your excellent presentation here. Great job!
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11/22/2006 12:58:47 PM
I absolutely loved this photo from the moment I saw it. Great work.
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11/22/2006 12:01:11 PM
you are so flippin creative! LOVE IT
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11/22/2006 09:29:29 AM
The legacy continues with another little Calvert models winning ribbons for dad :) What an AWESOME photo!

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11/22/2006 09:13:40 AM
Fantastic shot - you're so creative. Huge congrats on the yellow.
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11/22/2006 09:04:45 AM
Very creative, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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11/22/2006 08:37:15 AM
I was hoping to see this on the front page - Sweet shot!! Congrats on the yellow!!
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11/22/2006 08:36:09 AM
Congrats on 3rd!
This was one of my favorits.
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11/22/2006 08:05:51 AM
clever and cute, congrats on anuffer ribbon, i have some
catching up to do. :p
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11/22/2006 07:46:52 AM
You are so creative! I love seeing the images you come up with. Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon - this is a great photo!
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11/22/2006 07:31:26 AM
awesome shot!! congrags. Love the background!!! and the illusion
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11/22/2006 07:29:43 AM
Stinkin Scalvert.... ;D
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11/22/2006 06:54:05 AM
wtg (again!!) shannon :)
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11/22/2006 05:32:22 AM
Fantastic. should have known this was yours. it's great! Congrats.
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11/22/2006 04:16:59 AM
congrats on the ribbon!
I have to say, this photo reminds me very much of Doraemon's flying bamboo hat! Great job setting the whole thing up!
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11/22/2006 03:28:42 AM
Originally posted by gloda:

I guess I found the scalvert picture :)

Congrats. You know, really like your fresh style. It seems as if you were always 'out of the box'.
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11/22/2006 03:20:06 AM
Another very recognizable scalvert. Congrats to that well deserved ribbon!
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11/22/2006 03:04:17 AM
Nice one shannon! I wanted something so similar for the spots challenge but I have no plotter and no idea where to get prints like this, either way when I saw this I knew it was yours, congrats on another ribbon!
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11/22/2006 01:14:55 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this ecstatic flight of fancy. Very well conceived and executed!
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11/22/2006 12:51:38 AM
Okay, so this is the only one I voted on, so my vote didn't count... but it's interesting to see how many of us knew it was yours, Shannon. Congratulations (again)
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11/22/2006 12:45:42 AM
Wow, 2 ribbons for Team 20D this week. Way to go!
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11/22/2006 12:44:04 AM
I don't think that's a print. I think he tossed his kid out of a plane. Shannon will do that for a ribbon. :P
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11/22/2006 12:39:21 AM
You and that damned plotter printer AGAIN!
(knew this had to be yours during the challenge)

I should have a script written to hot key you a congrats response, but don't, so....
Congrats once again Shannon!
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11/22/2006 12:37:44 AM
Excellent shot shannon! Congrats
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11/22/2006 12:37:00 AM
Shannon, you da man! My hat is off to you ;)
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11/22/2006 12:26:55 AM
WTG Shannon!!! Fantastic shot!
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11/22/2006 12:26:17 AM
Way to go Shannon. Congrats on the ribbon with a great shot.
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11/22/2006 12:23:03 AM
Congrats on the yellow!!!! This is a cute shot! :)
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11/22/2006 12:20:59 AM
Great Shannon! You are king of the fake backgrounds ;) No, seriously, it looks great and REAL. I'll be your first favorite, maybe if I hurry...
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11/22/2006 12:16:33 AM
Knew this was you Shannon...you are so good at this kind of stuff! Congrats on another ribbon (yawn)

I thought this might win but Rudy's image was strong
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11/22/2006 12:12:48 AM
Fantastic!
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11/22/2006 12:10:49 AM
Phew! I voted this a one because I thought it was pretty far out of line to throw your kid out af an airplane for a challenge photo! ;-)
j/k about the vote, but maybe others thought it ;-)

Congrats Shannon!
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11/22/2006 12:08:01 AM
Shannon, many congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2006 08:40:05 PM
Very interesting! I'll be waiting for the "How I did it" on this one
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11/21/2006 08:09:59 PM
That is awesome and I give it a big 10!
Very nice work.
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11/21/2006 04:48:14 PM
very cute. the colors work well with each other.
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11/21/2006 02:34:52 PM
Excellent photo, very interesting perspective.
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11/21/2006 09:24:21 AM
great composition
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11/20/2006 10:23:21 PM
i'm shocked that this photo has been validated. Neat. Nice colours.
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11/20/2006 07:48:15 PM
Nice colors, but I don't care for the background.
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11/20/2006 01:26:21 PM
Wow, stunning! 10
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11/20/2006 08:19:11 AM
Love this pic stands out from all the others!!
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11/19/2006 07:22:59 PM
Lovely flight of fancy and very neatly presented.
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11/19/2006 06:51:58 AM
Clever.
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11/18/2006 06:44:21 AM
Stinkin Scalvert taking another ribbon... grumble, mumble, grumble, groan. Bumping up to 9 even though it pains my finger to hit that button - stinkin Scalvert. ;)
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11/18/2006 02:19:16 AM
unbelievable 10
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11/17/2006 08:51:48 PM
Oh this looks like another one of Shannon Calvert's kids kneeling on a poster. Clever .... again.
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11/17/2006 09:02:55 AM
Super idea. Love the hat. I would like to have seen his face though. I don't know how you would have done that and still shown the propeller on the hat, however.
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11/17/2006 02:57:18 AM
Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner! 9
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11/16/2006 04:25:58 PM
Cool! Very creative. The cloud background works well. I know I ask a lot, but if this propeller could turn somehow, I'm sure you're picture would ribbon. The colours seem to be oversaturated.
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11/16/2006 03:38:44 PM
There's the winner.
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11/16/2006 02:09:04 PM
Validated? Don't people know Scalvert by now! Nice one, luuuuv the hat
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11/16/2006 10:44:27 AM
very good please tell how you did this after challenge
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11/16/2006 08:21:28 AM
very cute.
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11/16/2006 07:35:21 AM
has to be a ribbon winner in my opinion...good thing you had this validated...I am guessing scalvert here, but I might be wrong...awesome, best of the show 10
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11/16/2006 04:16:07 AM
What fun: great idea: you're going to have to post up how you did this one :)
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11/15/2006 11:06:50 PM
Outstanding in every respect. A certain ribbon winner and of course probably the blue. Well done!
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11/15/2006 09:31:48 PM
This has Shannon written all over it! ROFL VERY cool idea & shot. Well done!
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11/15/2006 08:48:46 PM
Cool & interesting. Great color and fun composition. Back to bump you up to 8.
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11/15/2006 08:29:14 PM
this is a fanastic action shot but how the hell did you get that with basic editing, hope it is all revealed after voting 10
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11/15/2006 08:19:26 PM
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11/15/2006 08:10:26 PM
A+ shot!!
Man that kid can get off the ground!! Suns need to sign him up!
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11/15/2006 07:07:51 PM
Cool! How did you do that? I like it because it is a fun and colorful photo.
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11/15/2006 05:18:45 PM
woah, I'm looking forward to seeing the setup for this one...
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11/15/2006 04:43:41 PM
lolol cute! ...10
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11/15/2006 04:23:53 PM
sweet! love this one - not sure how you did it, so I'm hoping you'll tell later
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11/15/2006 04:08:37 PM
I guess I found the scalvert picture :)
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11/15/2006 03:19:07 PM
this has scalvert written all over it...could be wrong. nonetheless, incredible image. :) great job. 10
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11/15/2006 10:39:37 AM
Okay, I think we found the blue ribbon winner. Fantastic shot and I look forward to (hopefully) reading about 'how did you do it' in the photo description. Walking on that blue sky and clouds starts to scream "advanced editing" but I am sure the proper thought and preparation were put into this one to stick with basic editing rules.

Great choices on the primary colors too. Score: 10.
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11/15/2006 10:36:09 AM
nice one scalvert
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11/15/2006 08:53:24 AM
I really like this one and the whole idea... but the lighting seems a little off to me. It doesn't look like the child blends in quite right. Otherwise, kudos to you for setting up the idea and going with it!
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11/15/2006 05:11:54 AM
is it a poster on the background?
nice idea... but the fan had to be rotating!!!!!
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11/15/2006 02:07:41 AM
Very clever.
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11/15/2006 01:25:10 AM
hiya Shannon. :)
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11/15/2006 01:16:38 AM
Ribbon? Great shot! Very imaginative. The only thing I'd say in critique is that I'm always a fan of the facial expression. If you could have gotten across the "flying" feel and include a little of the child's face I would love it that much more!
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11/15/2006 12:42:51 AM
Super shot...great colours and concept...how did you do it and still keep within the challenge guidelines?
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11/15/2006 12:28:58 AM
What a great shot. Must be a Scalvert. Congrats.
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11/15/2006 12:13:54 AM
I would suspect the influence of Scalvert here. ;-) Good work.
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