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Lydia


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Challenge: Stock Photos: Fitness (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Apr 7, 2009
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2009

You know you need more equipment when the size of your image is determined by the size of the posterboard stuck to your wall. *sigh*

Either I need to paint a room white, or buy a roll of paper. *rolleyes*

I had a different one up for "Textures" since day one of entries:
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But, when I saw that there were almost a fifth as many entries in "Fitness" as there were in "Textures", I got our 16-year-old to let me spray him with a water bottle. He's a good sport. :)

I wish my posterboard were larger, his face is cuter than his bod. But, I might be a bit prejudiced. Moms usually are. *sigh*

POST CHALLENGE: Oh My WORD! How cool is a ribbon!?! Son is going to hit the roof with joy. How many 16-year-olds can say they won a worldwide fitness challenge? *Wink Grin*

THANKS bunches for the votes and the comments and the ribbon. Fabulous!

*mumbles to self* I am SO GLAD I ditched that dried apple

EVEN LATER POST CHALLENGE: LOL @ all of the folks saying they're embarrassed to call a 16-year-old hot. He IS hot! LOL! And I'm his mom. It's okay... Pretty is pretty no matter the age. *grin* You didn't do anything but look at what we showed you. *smile*

Regarding the jeans choice. We actually discussed them vs gym shorts and decided that since it was for a Fitness challenge not an Exercise challenge, that folks can be fit in regular clothes,too. I like the "misfitness" of it. THANKS for the comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 80
Avg (all users): 7.0954
Avg (commenters): 8.0667
Avg (participants): 6.6207
Avg (non-participants): 7.1604
Views since voting: 5924
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 241
Comments: 57
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/04/2009 09:55:49 PM
You have some awesome work. Great job making sure all the details were (are) perfect!!
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04/22/2009 10:38:28 PM
Congrats to you and your son! (FWIW, I like the choice of jeans rather than shorts.)
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04/19/2009 08:21:06 PM
Congratulations!! Awesome shot and well deserved.
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04/19/2009 12:11:32 AM
Congrats! Good choice to go with fitness!
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04/17/2009 10:08:30 PM
Wahoooo! That is one smokin' hot 16-yr-old! And congrats on getting such an amazing shot. Well done!
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04/16/2009 08:36:43 PM
Congratulations to my long lost sister! : ) I prefer that to "my husband's other wife". HA! Awesome shot and, girl, just look at the row of 7's you are rackin' up on your profile. Fanstastic!
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04/16/2009 06:31:06 PM
Way to go!
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04/16/2009 12:46:15 PM
Excellent shot! Very professional looking. This was my pick for the podium.
Congratulations!
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04/16/2009 04:35:57 AM
Congratulations Lydia, thats a fantastic shot. My 16 year old daughter would like to meet your son :-)
Personally I'm very embarrassed!
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04/16/2009 01:14:52 AM
Congratulations, Lydia- beautiful job and super model.
Well done.
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04/15/2009 03:49:53 PM
Congratulations, Lydia! What an excellent image. Wow!
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04/15/2009 02:27:25 PM
Look at you go! Congrats on your ribbon. This is a great image and congrats for getting your son to pose. Think he could give my hubby some training tips????
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04/15/2009 01:39:27 PM
Fantastic image!! Also glad I read his age before commenting, lol. Don't we all deserve to see this under age cutie's face? :P Congrats to you & your son on a great finish!
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04/15/2009 11:33:08 AM
so glad I didn't comment prior to reading he's only 16 ... I was having some VERY inappropriate thoughts ... he's young enough to be MY son! Anyway, congrats on the ribbon, it's very well deserved!
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04/15/2009 11:14:19 AM
I am so glad that I read that he was your son, before I said something, like WOW he is hot. But I didn't. Congrats to the both of you!!
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04/15/2009 10:56:28 AM
Yeah I'm slightly embarrassed about my comment after reading he is your 16 year old son. Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/15/2009 10:37:50 AM
This is your 16 year old SON???? Darn. I wanted to drool and make totally inappropriate comments about his hunkiness. . .but. . . not about my friend's 16-year old son :) But Wow, Lydia! What an AMAZING photo! Congratulations!!!

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04/15/2009 10:27:40 AM
congratulations on the ribbon! :) I feel stupid about my comment now knowing that he is only 16!! :/ Either way, it was a really great image -- and I think the composition of it was perfect (so yay for that small poster board!). :P

Message edited by author 2009-04-15 10:28:18.
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04/15/2009 10:22:23 AM
Most excellent! Congrutulations :)
Very well deserved. Good call to go with Fitness. Thanks for the fun write up on the shot. I can totally relate about the white background being small enough ;)
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04/15/2009 09:36:49 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, an honor to share the front page with you for a week. Great shot, only thing I would have changed are the jeans, I think sportswear would have gotten you a higher score but maybe fortunately for me you didn´t do it that way :)
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04/15/2009 09:28:35 AM
Congrats on the red! Hot, hot, image......I'm so glad I read the about before I said anything more!! I hope your son really enjoys his moment in the sun, or in model reality, ...under the spray bottle....! Congrats to both of you! Nice image!
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04/15/2009 09:24:11 AM
Congrats Lydia this one was my favorite.
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04/15/2009 05:05:02 AM
way to go Lydia & congrats to your son too.
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04/15/2009 04:34:06 AM
WTG Lydia !!! excellent technique , really great job.
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04/15/2009 04:06:51 AM
He's 16? Holy cow, they make them built these days... :-) The apple shot ain't bad either. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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04/15/2009 03:00:17 AM
totally brilliant .. congrats on the red .. :)
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04/15/2009 01:49:57 AM
Gratz on the Red Lydia!! Well done and I bet your son is floating on cloud 9 :)!
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04/15/2009 01:06:49 AM
He's 16??? GREAT shot, Lydia. Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/15/2009 12:39:39 AM
AWESOME photo..... Just love it..... love shez
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04/15/2009 12:27:21 AM
Very good with lighting and image def. stock in nature. Great job and congrats on another ribbon.
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04/15/2009 12:17:20 AM
16! I was a toothpick when I was his age. He's probably beating the ladies off with a stick. Anyways, congratz on the red.
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04/15/2009 12:15:14 AM
Congrats! Excellent shot!
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04/15/2009 12:07:20 AM
Congrats Lydia! Awesome photo. Your son must be pretty excited about this too. I'm sure all the girls he knows will be thrilled about this as well LOL.
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04/15/2009 12:07:17 AM
Way to go, Lydia!
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04/15/2009 12:06:15 AM
16 years old...holy cow....look out world.
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04/15/2009 12:05:44 AM
I think if wasn't so fat you would have had the blue! ;) Great job. Congrats Lydia!
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04/15/2009 12:04:29 AM
Yep, front page. I even nailed it when I told ya that "Blue Steel" was gonna get the blue, but I am a bit biased towards women than men when it comes to shots like this. ;-) Great score Lydia!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2009 12:02:19 PM
Well done. Nothing complex, simple and effective.
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04/13/2009 08:32:15 AM
great lighting
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04/12/2009 06:40:34 PM
I think I'm too distracted to leave a constructive comment ;) Great lighting, I love the shadows.
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04/12/2009 09:05:01 AM
Works for me...I'll join whatever gym he belongs to!!! Well Done!
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04/12/2009 01:13:38 AM
Looks stock. 9
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04/11/2009 08:57:53 PM
My pick as the top photo.
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04/10/2009 12:18:55 AM
You're so gonna ribbon with this (and you know it!)
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04/09/2009 11:15:01 PM
a simple shot well executed, the street pants instead of workout gear might make this a bit less likely to sell as stock, but Im guessing red ribbon here
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04/09/2009 01:17:30 PM
A bit unsharp?
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04/09/2009 12:36:08 PM
I need a towel to wipe up my drool. Aside from the fact that the model is drop dead gorgeous I really like the lighting and composition.
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04/08/2009 09:42:21 PM
Exudes fitness!
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04/08/2009 07:00:54 PM
oo, I'm having a hard time judging this without bias.... Okay, must think analytically about photo, not about beautiful model with sexy abs, and arms, and....no! okay, think think! ;) (seriously though, this is a great capture) 9
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04/08/2009 05:50:51 PM
Simply perfect - incredible detail and very representative of fitness as a subject challenge. Easily a top ten image and a potential ribbon contender.
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04/08/2009 04:11:53 PM
Nice.
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04/08/2009 11:22:03 AM
The jeans seem out of place.
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04/08/2009 08:49:52 AM
ummm... can I have his phone number please? :-)
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04/08/2009 08:07:44 AM
This should finish very well compared to the other (non stock) images. I haven't seen all of them yet but so far out of about 25 images this is the first "stock" photo I've seen.

Good luck
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04/08/2009 03:12:09 AM
wow, i realy like the Black and White, the sweat it adds a lot of mood, 9
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04/08/2009 03:03:46 AM
A good stock image with nice contrast and framing. It may have looked better for this challenge if the model was wearing sports shorts.
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04/08/2009 01:22:03 AM
great job, and thanks for the reminder that I'm almost 40!
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