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To feel the wind
1st PlaceTo feel the wind
Judi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Balloon II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Dec 12, 2011
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2011

The day I shot this and the motion blur challenge, it was bucketing with rain and lightning all around. I quickly painted Nick as a clown and we sped out to the location. My intent was to have him bedraggled in the rain, all sad and make up running. As we got to the spot the rain stopped and the sun came through. After waiting a while I decided to go ahead anyway and this is what I got.

The funny thing was this location was empty until now...when we turned up there were new houses everywhere.

As we got out of the car some builders came out and looked at us strangely before asking what the photo shoot was for (the cameras were a dead give away).

Nick smuggly replied, 'for Playboy'. The builders didn't know what to do and returned to their job. LMAO!!

So thanks Nick for this image and the image of the balloons on the chair from last year. LOL!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.6111
Avg (commenters): 9.1250
Avg (participants): 7.4286
Avg (non-participants): 7.6667
Views since voting: 4768
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 180
Comments: 53
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/26/2011 05:14:49 AM
Again?
Ribbon Hog.
:P

COnGraTs!!
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12/23/2011 08:47:39 AM
What a treat. Congratulations.
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12/22/2011 04:45:52 PM
Judi
This is just brilliant congrats on the blue
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12/21/2011 10:39:08 PM
Congrats on the blue! Very creative!
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12/21/2011 06:16:29 PM
Congratulations, Judi!
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12/21/2011 11:52:48 AM
wonderfully bizarre... congratulations!
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12/21/2011 11:38:17 AM
Congratulations,top shot.
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12/21/2011 11:31:12 AM
Great finish for a great shot.

Gratz.
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12/21/2011 11:05:34 AM
Like I said. "To Feel The Ribbon!" Good Form Judi, I wish my other votes were on the mark, almost none were????- Confused
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12/21/2011 09:32:04 AM
Fantastic, Judi! Congratulations are definitely in order. Way to go, girl!!!
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12/21/2011 09:07:26 AM
What a amazing shot - defo my favourite. What a lucky girl you are to have such a willing and able assistant. Well done you...
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12/21/2011 05:36:22 AM
Congrats on the blue, but it was a given!
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12/21/2011 02:41:15 AM
Congrats on the blue Judi! I love when you create this kind of shots.

Message edited by author 2011-12-21 03:34:38.
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12/21/2011 01:12:55 AM
Grats on the Blue! I like very much..... what is it, with Nick and balloons? LOL!
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12/21/2011 12:38:51 AM
Congratulations.. I got the blue right!! The clown face really made it for me on this
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12/21/2011 12:28:42 AM
Congrats Judi. Very nice, I gave it a 10!
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12/21/2011 12:18:07 AM
You sure got nicky all excited! Congrats on the blue. Marvelous image
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12/21/2011 12:10:44 AM
WOOT!
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12/21/2011 12:06:39 AM
Congratulations, Judi! Wonderful shot.
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12/21/2011 12:01:59 AM
Congrats Judi, this is wonderful..!
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12/21/2011 12:01:45 AM
WOAH! QUADRUPLE POST!!!!!!! ITS A RECORD!
heh sorry...

Message edited by author 2011-12-21 00:02:17.
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12/21/2011 12:01:45 AM
WOW! congrats on the blue!
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12/21/2011 12:01:45 AM
WOW! congrats on the blue!
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12/21/2011 12:01:41 AM
Congrats!!!
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12/21/2011 12:01:41 AM
WOW! congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2011 02:48:47 PM
Extremely powerful!
Brilliant choice of colors and composition.

You made your mark!

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12/20/2011 02:05:30 PM
This is an extraordinary image. 10/10. My first place pick. The color is chosen perfectly and I feel like you have conveyed wind well, in both the pose and your composition of the clouds. I can't identify one thing lacking in this image.

Well done.
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12/20/2011 01:10:06 PM
sky and balloons in colour harmony - nice touch
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12/20/2011 12:10:22 AM
Wonderful drama.
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12/19/2011 06:36:42 PM
I really like this - very different take, but terrific image.

Maybe a little central . . maybe not . .
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12/19/2011 06:30:40 PM
I definitely give this a 10. It's an exceptional image and I predict it will win the blue.
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12/19/2011 06:47:23 AM
great shot, lovely complementing/contrasting colours!
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12/18/2011 05:54:43 PM
Stunning!
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12/17/2011 07:46:34 PM
That's just wow..
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12/17/2011 05:02:04 PM
I have seen this guy before :) Great post-processing and choic eof hue, and my favourite among the staged one in the challenge, very drammatic. 9
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12/17/2011 03:41:42 PM
Interesting. I love the color palette. Oversharpened a little, but still an excellent photo.
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12/16/2011 10:48:25 PM
I really like this.. :)
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12/16/2011 10:13:58 PM
Blue for sure. This has to be one of my all time favorites.

I just wish youd have pushed him off the center more. Not gonna knock off points. 10.
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12/16/2011 08:35:27 AM
Outstanding image, great composition
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12/16/2011 02:55:17 AM
Scary... but very nicely done! 9
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12/15/2011 03:19:37 PM
This has a 21_F.gif judi feeling all over it. I just love the tones and the whimsical/melancholic feeling. The centered comp is my only nit. I think it could use a little crop off the right (to the first puff).
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12/15/2011 12:13:42 PM
Nice
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12/14/2011 07:57:58 PM
To feel the ribbon! 8 from me
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12/14/2011 03:09:38 PM
quite nice, except for the constant reminder of teh creepy old velvet clown paintings.
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12/14/2011 12:09:33 PM
Solid entry , has a good feel in a weird way.
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12/14/2011 11:16:45 AM
Oooh, something that has balloons that aren't bright and colorful. Interesting idea, and well executed.
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12/14/2011 09:38:56 AM
brilliant idea!! and what a shot! amazing!
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12/14/2011 02:38:54 AM
wow, a looks like a painting love the sky and balloon tone and the trousers all matching

great shot 9
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12/14/2011 02:35:24 AM
Very Beautiful shot I'm gonna say the Blue on this!
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12/14/2011 12:45:59 AM
My favorite in this challenge. 10
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12/14/2011 12:44:33 AM
Oh... lovely. In a creepy sort of way. :D

I like it very much, but find myself wanting him to be on a "third" instead of so centered.
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12/14/2011 12:23:05 AM
Front page for sure.
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12/14/2011 12:16:05 AM
Fantastic shot!!! My only 10 of the challenge. I have a feeling I'll be seeing this on the front page :)
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