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Challenge: Fallen (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Aug 1, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Humorous, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2008

My kids on a ride at the local carnival. Um... wheee? For some reason, they refused to go back after this shot. ;-P

I went to the carnival several times and hung around this particular work of domestic terrorism for some fun outtakes:

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Oh, and here's me goofing off:
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There's a window of about an hour where the light is good. I stood at a distance with a long zoom to see the faces as they were coming down, and prefocused about halfway up. Then aim at the top and try to follow the motion down as they fall. Motion blur would have been nice, but keeping the faces sharp at anything less than 1/180 was tough.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 144
Avg (all users): 7.1429
Avg (commenters): 8.1212
Avg (participants): 7.3469
Avg (non-participants): 7.0130
Views since voting: 8512
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 126
Comments: 81
Favorites: 12 (view)


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08/13/2008 10:14:39 PM
Great capture, love the faces. Congratulations on your blue!
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08/13/2008 08:16:02 PM
THATS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!
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08/13/2008 05:39:44 PM
congratulations on the ribbon!
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08/13/2008 11:26:55 AM
That is a priceless shot. I am laughing!
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08/13/2008 08:48:02 AM
Great shot! As always! I was wondering, do they like it??? They don´t look happy! Congrats!
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08/13/2008 05:41:16 AM
Great shot, captured the ride perfectly.
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08/12/2008 04:50:50 PM
Brilliant shot, congrats!
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08/12/2008 04:48:49 PM
I haven't laughed this hard in a while. Good job!
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08/12/2008 01:18:30 PM
Great shot! What a priceless addition to the family photo album. Scary - makes me wonder what my face looks like on one of those rides.
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08/12/2008 05:50:57 AM
Congrats. Apparently cruelty isn't a factor for you. :P
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08/11/2008 11:51:34 PM
Saturday Evening Post cover - Fabulous
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08/11/2008 10:08:56 PM
Making time to comment. I saw this one while in voting but did not have time to vote & comment (curiosity got the better of me and HAD to take a peak at the entrants). I have to say I am very glad this got in the top three. Congrats on the blue! I absolutely LOVED the expressions on the kids - the abject terror as they fall while on this ride. Priceless. The iceing on the cake is the name of the ride in large bold letters along with the painted lines that give the composition a sense of movement. The colors, the lighting, the sharp focus all come together to create a wonderful image that one cannot help to both sympathize and chuckle at.
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08/11/2008 08:20:31 PM
This photo makes me so fantastically happy. I am surprised you were able to get such wonderful clarity and 1/180. Great technique. Perfect for the challenge too. Congrats on your win. -Claire
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08/11/2008 05:56:29 PM
hilariously cruel
priceless expressions and congrats on the blue
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08/11/2008 04:28:47 PM
This is hilarious and the outtakes are wonderful too. What a fun little keepsake you have to pull out later during their feisty teen years lol. Congrats on the blue!
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08/11/2008 03:22:02 PM
what else could I say about those expressions?. Congrats on the blue!!
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08/11/2008 02:49:23 PM
Those expressions are just priceless. What a great idea and wonderfully executed!
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08/11/2008 02:47:57 PM
Just when I thought you'd done it all. These are a fantastic look into the hearts of big and little humans alike.
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08/11/2008 02:15:18 PM
F A B U L O U S !!!!!!!

Debbi
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08/11/2008 10:54:51 AM
The expressions ROFL ROFL ROFL AWESOME
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08/11/2008 07:52:00 AM
amazing capture. nice to see a photo I actually like get the blue ribbon!
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08/11/2008 07:07:14 AM
Those looks of chaotic terror are priceless. Well deserved. Congrats!
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08/11/2008 05:58:41 AM
Shannon the greatest mood and feeling of anxiety I have had the pleasure of seeing, blue was the only color.:-)
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08/11/2008 05:32:00 AM
Congrats on your latest ribbon : )

Those faces are absolutely priceless - they just couldn't have looked any funnier !!
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08/11/2008 05:31:43 AM
I am so glad this got the Blue - it makes me smile every time I look at it - and I have looked at it a lot over the last week!
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08/11/2008 04:14:34 AM
I've never been on one of these things. Now I think I know why.
Congrats on the latest addition to your Ribbon Tree.
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08/11/2008 03:33:44 AM
Awesome shot Scalvert. Love the bright colours...and those faces are priceless.
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08/11/2008 03:09:43 AM
Congrats Shannon, that is way cool!
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08/11/2008 02:00:01 AM
What a fun shot! Very well done. I wish I would have voted this challenge. This would have certainly been a 10.
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08/11/2008 01:52:32 AM
What a total kick - congrats on the blue. Those outtakes are a scream (no pun - har har). Neeed a good laugh tonight - thanks!
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08/11/2008 01:27:22 AM
Great expressions on these kids, love the fear haha. Congrats on your first ribbon... in 5 months. ;\
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08/11/2008 01:26:15 AM
The photo reminds me the fear factor of the drop zone that I played years ago. Impressive; unforgettable; excellent shot. Congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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08/11/2008 12:23:17 AM
Haha, I knew this was a winner! Well done!
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08/11/2008 12:15:29 AM
Oh, man, that's hilarious! I LOVE rides like this. :) Congrats on yet another genius matchup of photographic skill to challenge theme!
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08/11/2008 12:12:26 AM
Brilliant! The expressions on your poor kids faces are priceless ;-) Great shot, Shannon and congrats on the Blue.
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08/11/2008 12:09:37 AM
Too freakin' funny, congratulations! :D
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08/11/2008 12:07:57 AM
The man is back ;)
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08/11/2008 12:06:34 AM
I almost feel guilty laughing at their expressions but damn that's funny. Congratulations on a top effort.
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08/11/2008 12:03:15 AM
the facial expressions are priceless!! job well done!
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08/11/2008 12:03:07 AM
Congrat's Shannon!
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08/11/2008 12:02:31 AM
This is fantastic!!!
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08/11/2008 12:02:22 AM
Congratulations Shannon. This capture is priceless.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2008 11:23:05 PM
Wow. priceless. Great composition. Top three
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08/10/2008 09:47:59 PM
Priceless expressions!!
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08/10/2008 01:06:34 PM
Wow - you couldn't beat this with a stick! What a catch and a perfect 10!
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08/09/2008 09:13:46 PM
lol. Great capture, love the expressions.
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08/09/2008 07:38:37 AM
Hehe :) Are they the Calvert kids?
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08/08/2008 02:28:44 PM
Priceless.
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08/08/2008 10:13:32 AM
priceless expressions
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08/08/2008 09:44:14 AM
I love this great image and fit for the challange. :)
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08/08/2008 09:22:30 AM
priceless expressions!! Great photo.
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08/08/2008 08:09:37 AM
Expressions are priceless!
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08/08/2008 07:50:00 AM
Probably my favourite of the challenge - those expressions are priceless, and the camera control and quick reactions needed to get a composition with technicals as good as this with such a fast moving subject shouldn't be under-estimated.
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08/07/2008 05:13:47 PM
Great faces. well composed shot.
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08/06/2008 10:01:24 PM
What a GREAT capture! those facial expressions are priceless! Nice job!
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08/06/2008 09:41:49 PM
I wasn't going to vote, now I must to give this a ten! Its perfect.
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08/06/2008 06:37:55 PM
Great expressions :)
The best sofar...
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08/06/2008 08:09:49 AM
just wonder where you stood to take that. the expressions are priceless. bumping up to 9
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08/05/2008 02:16:44 PM
I just love this shot. Those faces are priceless.
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08/05/2008 01:35:00 PM
lol...the kids say it all.
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08/05/2008 08:17:37 AM
LOL!
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08/05/2008 07:38:29 AM
Priceless...
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08/05/2008 05:48:01 AM
Haha! I really like this one... Memorable capture.
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08/04/2008 11:00:42 PM
The best action child shot I have seen,
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08/04/2008 06:52:53 PM
Gas to Magic Mountain Amusement Park: $68
Family Tickets to get in for the day: $82
Snapping a photo of the kids that's sure to ribbon: Priceless!

This shot is fantastic! Those expressions are priceless! I hope you get what you deserve!
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08/04/2008 05:05:08 PM
Nice nice composition & colors.
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08/04/2008 02:53:28 PM
poor childrens, what they don't does for the glory of the parent :) 8
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08/04/2008 11:37:50 AM
Great pic, but not sure I'm getting fallen. More falling....
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08/04/2008 09:03:06 AM
love the expressions...great shot..love the colours and composition is perfect.
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08/04/2008 08:26:27 AM
I just love their expressions, what a funny picture!
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08/04/2008 07:31:19 AM
Winner...
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08/04/2008 05:54:07 AM
wow... haha! i love the expressions!
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08/04/2008 05:12:41 AM
The expression on their faces is superb! I'm not sure about the crop, they're going down so maybe I'd have left some space at the bottom instead of the top.
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08/04/2008 04:16:32 AM
Made me lol. ;-)
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08/04/2008 03:42:40 AM
hahaha..their faces of panic are priceless
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08/04/2008 02:30:51 AM
hahaha their expressions!!!
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08/04/2008 01:06:29 AM
hehe...perfect catch and probably a ribbon. The look on their faces is priceless!! I love this one.
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08/04/2008 01:02:41 AM
hilarious
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08/04/2008 12:59:40 AM
LOL the expressions are priceless. 9
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08/04/2008 12:33:58 AM
priceless expressions...wow...hope this does well for you
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08/04/2008 12:09:55 AM
funny, great capture
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