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Champagne Shower
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Judi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shutter Speed II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Oct 2, 2011
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/5312
Galleries: Action, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2011

This was the first image of the take. And it was cold for him....poor little takka. He got a reward for his troubles though.

21_N.gif Tanguera asked a couple of times if this was 21_F.gif Neat's son. No...this is my youngest child. I didn't even realise until 21_N.gif Tanguera's comments, that Neat had done this type of image. I initially started out doing another style shot and then afterwards just had a play with my son with the water and this was the result. I liked the detail in the water and his expression so I went with this image for the challenge. This is not the first time I have done this style shot. I first did this type of photo with all of my three children about 5 or 6 years ago. It is getting quite warm here right now so this was a good way for them to cool down.

When I see most splash images like this, I am always disappointed to see the trail of water above the persons head. To get the complete shape you need to use a sharp object on the persons head. I this case I used a hair comb with a broken spike which I stood up in the comb so there was no sharp edges near the persons head. A balloon of water was then dropped onto the spike causing the shape and the lack of water trail and due to the balloon shaping around the person there is no hard impact as the spike releases any pressure in the balloon. The spike falls to the ground during impact causing no harm to the person.

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Place: 1 out of 116
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Avg (commenters): 8.2222
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Views since voting: 8812
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 127
Comments: 40
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01/27/2012 06:49:33 AM
I love this. And thanks for explaining how you did it. Much appreciated. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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10/12/2011 01:03:12 PM
Very amazing picture. Well done and perfectly balanced. The colocasting is very natural and good feel too. I was surprised by the shape you get from the water. I think the secret is to launch as a whole a lot of water. Like using a gate or something to liberate it. I´ll realy apreciate some detais from the making of. Curious...
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10/11/2011 07:17:11 AM
Total fun! ...and it only cost you a McFlurry! 'Grats on TWO BLUES on the front page! Awesome as always, GF! :)
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10/11/2011 07:12:25 AM
wow! CONGRATULATIONS JUDI!
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10/10/2011 08:56:28 PM
Looks like Star Wars...
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10/10/2011 08:55:00 PM
Two blues in a row!! The girl is back!!!
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10/10/2011 01:33:00 PM
Congrats Judi...fun image!!!
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10/10/2011 11:15:52 AM
Amazing! Congrats!
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10/10/2011 10:10:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/10/2011 10:08:51 AM
Fantastic shot, congratulations!!
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10/10/2011 07:53:39 AM
congrats. excellent shot.
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10/10/2011 07:49:29 AM
Congrats on another blue for this fun image!
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10/10/2011 05:53:16 AM
Love the expression on his face, way to go Judi, it's great to see you back up where you belong ;)
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10/10/2011 05:40:48 AM
i knew this would win, this is pretty damn awesome
congrats judi!
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10/10/2011 03:03:21 AM
LOL! Did you borrow Anita's son? She recently did a series of images similar to this :-) Congrats on your blue, JUDI :-)
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10/10/2011 12:25:09 AM
Stuning shot! congratulations
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10/10/2011 12:23:41 AM
Great job Judi! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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10/10/2011 12:20:35 AM
Two ribbons on the same page! Congrats
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10/10/2011 12:20:06 AM
Well done Judi - Aussies rock!!!
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10/10/2011 12:19:06 AM
Well...I was one of the 12.
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10/10/2011 12:14:08 AM
Congratulations Judi! Awesome shot!
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10/10/2011 12:11:41 AM
Fabulous picture, Judi.
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10/10/2011 12:11:02 AM
Two blues on the front page- congrats Judi! Truly an eye popping image- he looks like he is surrounded by stars!
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10/10/2011 12:08:54 AM
Brilliant win by Judi. Congratulations.
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10/10/2011 12:07:20 AM
Wow Judi you are smokin! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2011 05:13:21 PM
Whoa.... cool!!! 10!
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10/09/2011 12:34:56 AM
That's nice stop action. You owe your model big time :)
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10/08/2011 03:13:26 PM
Very cool! That's a lot of champagne, hope you got it first try!
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10/06/2011 01:53:58 PM
I've seen this type of photographs several times lately on DPC.
What I do like very much are the tiny tiny water drops around the model, which gives the background almost the impression of a sky full of stars :)
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10/06/2011 12:09:28 PM
Great shot and concept
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10/05/2011 11:20:52 PM
Anita, are you torturing your son again? What an incredible moment.
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10/05/2011 10:51:07 PM
Cool effect!
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10/04/2011 07:59:28 PM
excellent. :D
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10/04/2011 12:02:47 PM
What fun, nice job
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10/04/2011 06:10:54 AM
Great capture. I bet you had fun with that one.
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10/03/2011 07:34:06 PM
what a brave model, I hope you got this on the first take
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10/03/2011 06:18:35 PM
This poor kid!! I hope he got rewarded for this! Very cool veil of water.
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10/03/2011 07:41:09 AM
Haha great smooth sheet so that you can see the expression. Take 72?
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10/03/2011 04:01:53 AM
Excellent! 10
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10/03/2011 12:37:04 AM
Fantastic, saw something like this in a photo mag lately, You did a great job with your shot!!
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