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Challenge: Back To School II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Date: Sep 8, 2009
Aperture: f18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2009

I liked the idea, but I don't care for how it turned out. I had a wonderful shot of a neighbor kid getting off the bus that would have done so much better. But I don't know these neighbors, so I figured I shouldn't put up a picture of their child. *sigh*

I'm guessing a 5.2 if people are feeling very generous. Hopefully a few will appreciate it, though (please?)

[Sep. 9th, 2009 02:37:38 PM]

Ok, it's only 57 votes--but still, it's 57 votes, and it's currently at 6.5263--I'm floored! Pleased, happy, and trying not to be too excited, but floored all the same. Surely the bottom's going to drop out any time now...?

[Sep. 14th, 2009 08:25:42 PM]

Ok, one day left to go and I just hit 6.6 with 170 votes. I'm still amazed. I was so excited about this idea when going to shoot it, that I stayed on my knees, in the rain, holding an umbrella while my camera was on a tripod in front of me. I stayed on my knees for about a half an hour (everything was running late on the first day of school.) I don't think that my son's in this shot, but he was in a couple of my other ones.

I played a lot with the exposure, because I didn't know how long to make it. I've only done something like this twice before, and I forgot to look at what settings worked, so it was all one, big experiment.

Thanks everyone!! What an incredibly fun ride!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.6022
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.1724
Avg (non-participants): 6.6842
Views since voting: 4142
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 181
Comments: 40
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/20/2009 07:41:27 AM
A very apt scene that fits the theme to a t! Congrats!
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09/19/2009 03:14:43 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, Wendy ((Hugs)).
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09/19/2009 01:21:18 AM
Congrats Wendy. Wonderful movement.
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09/18/2009 10:26:48 PM
Congrats on your new ribbon, and like 21_F.gif JuliBoc said, it great that DPC voters are finally getting comfortable with some blur in challenge shots. This is an exceptional creation and well presented. It captures the spirit of the morning, even the rain helps.
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09/17/2009 02:35:01 PM
Congratulations on this marvelous entry and for the well deserved ribbon. You really captured the back to school chaos and, as you said in the title, frenzy. I'm so glad the voters liked it. And the real miracle is a blurred photo with no low votes at all.
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09/17/2009 02:24:49 PM
Ok Wendy, so why are you on Team Suck again...? Great work!
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09/17/2009 10:27:24 AM
Wendy, mega congratulations on your ribbon for this. This is one of those photos that NEEDS to get an award! I'm glad it did!
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09/17/2009 01:11:45 AM
Great creative shot! The dynamic feel of the kids running to the bus is awesome. Congrats on 3rd place.
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09/16/2009 10:01:26 PM
Just fabulous. Great idea and you pulled it off well.
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09/16/2009 09:53:36 PM
The blurs really make this a cool shot. Congrats on your ribbon Wendy!
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09/16/2009 09:04:09 PM
early you had sent me a email stating "haha! If everything I have is great, you have very low standards! But thanks for the compliment!" I don't think I have low standards I just think you are on the wrong team, sucking is so not a word in your vocabulary. Oh and by the way congrats on your finish.
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09/16/2009 08:47:24 PM
Well done Wendy. Congrats!
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09/16/2009 08:21:37 PM
Wow...Wendy...Congrats...great shot!!!
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09/16/2009 08:21:20 PM
And ANOTHER ribbon on her page! Way to go!
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09/16/2009 07:57:22 PM
Wow, you are becoming quite the ribbon hog! Great image, Wendy.
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09/16/2009 06:30:28 PM
This is wonderful!
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09/16/2009 04:47:42 PM
Congrats Wendy!!! Fantastic shot!
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09/16/2009 04:29:55 PM
Congratulations Wendy :-)
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09/16/2009 04:08:31 PM
Congratus :) Another Ribbon :)
You rock :)
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09/16/2009 01:47:35 PM
Wendy, this is AWESOME! Congratulations on your honorable mention with this. I am so HAPPY to see the voters coming around about this whole artistic blur thing. Used to, some of the most amazing and artfully done blur photos would get slammed. Yayyy! I love the shift in artsiness. This is FAB!!!

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09/16/2009 08:45:09 AM
Congratulations on your HM, this really does capture going back to school!
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09/16/2009 04:04:29 AM
well done wendy another HM
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09/16/2009 03:52:30 AM
You're as bad as Enzo with your score predictions ;-)) Great shot, Wendy. Congrats and ((hugs)).
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09/16/2009 03:34:47 AM
Great shot. Love the blur. Congrats on top 5
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09/16/2009 12:56:45 AM
4th3rd and a ribbon with blur? It's official. You are a new goddess of DPC. Congrats!!

Message edited by author 2009-09-16 15:52:19.
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09/16/2009 12:33:20 AM
Do you have an off button? You keep cranking them out! Good job, especially with a hard to pull of blur shot. You just never know what will resonate with people.

Message edited by author 2009-09-16 00:34:00.
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09/16/2009 12:18:33 AM
Love this, great shot.
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09/16/2009 12:09:27 AM
Yeah I liked this one and gave it a nine. 'gratz on your top 5 finish.
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09/16/2009 12:04:23 AM
wooooo hoooooooooo... 4th is awesome !!! great shot & great idea for the challenge...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2009 04:55:43 PM
One of my top picks. I hope this is doing well for you.

I love the blur. Brilliant! ( not voting)
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09/15/2009 08:37:41 AM
Great use of motion blur. Wonderful capture.
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09/13/2009 10:00:18 PM
cool shot.. I like the perspective. 7
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09/13/2009 05:00:42 PM
nice capture
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09/12/2009 11:23:32 AM
This one's my favorite - hope you do well!
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09/11/2009 04:07:52 PM
those yellow buses, crying out HDR ME HDR ME. Nice shot you've got the motion there. If I was being picky (and heck none of my shots have got above 5.9 so dang it I will be) it looks more rushed than frenzy and the tops of the buses are blown out rather.
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09/11/2009 06:53:13 AM
nice; keep up the good work 10
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09/09/2009 04:35:08 PM
Apt, not just for the kids but the parents too! Well shot.
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09/09/2009 11:29:49 AM
Great photo! But i don't like the tilt....
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09/09/2009 02:59:59 AM
10. This is the quintessential "going back to school" shot; school buses, kids scampering off to class. I like the motion blur for that "frenzied" hurried feel. The fresh rain was a plus for you in adding some decent reflection. Personally, I like the tilt for lining up the buses on the top of the frame. Nice composition. With that said, you must know how fickle the DPC crowd can be, so I'm thinking some voters may not like the tilt and may not like the blur. I'm hoping for this to ribbon, my favorite of this challenge.
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09/09/2009 01:38:05 AM
A favorite of mine in this challenge. 10
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