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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-12 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jan 11, 2020
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2020

This precious little nugget is Denzel Short - son of Aida and Columbus Short.

I got this idea during a trip to Palm Springs for Christmas, where there are field upon field of these wind turbines. I thought how much they looked like flowers, and of course, that made my mind wander into the photo idea realm.

Having just shot this image with Columbus, I had already met Denzel and he was just the right age for this concept. Columbus loved the idea, and it was just a matter of scheduling.

This image required two trips: one for the windmills and the other for Denzel. For the windmills, ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rgrenaderphoto and I took a field trip to Mojave, and had a splendid day, running around photographing these massive "flowers". (Don't worry - I didn't get cancer because I got my vaccines...)

Then a few days ago I went over to Columbus' house to photograph Denzel. I got about 20 shots before he'd had enough. But I'd gotten my picture!

The rest is just assembling the two images, the hardest part being masking out all those tiny windmills to make it look like he was squatting amidst them. Copied and pasted a few of them into a "bouquet" in his hand, and voila!

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I'm so happy this resonated. Thank you all for the generous votes and kind comments.

Anita, the PS windmills were the ones that gave me the idea. These windmills are in Mojave, much closer to home :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 50
Avg (all users): 6.8542
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 7.0500
Views since voting: 629
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 48
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/04/2020 08:09:14 PM
Well done, I loved this visual, and what a cute little one.
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01/25/2020 03:14:38 PM
Well done! Congrats!
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01/22/2020 09:26:14 PM
Wow, you nailed this on so many levels! The perspective, color, light direction, everything! And on top of that it's an outstanding composition! Well done!

On another note, I've been gone for a while and wondering what one has to do to get a 7 these days???? Seriously??
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01/22/2020 09:25:07 PM
A well deserved 10 from me - didn't have time to comment, but one of my top picks. Fantastic job!
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01/22/2020 06:51:45 PM
Wow!!!!! How mind-blowingly amazing!!
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01/22/2020 04:57:54 PM
This was the clear BLUE!

Congratulations!
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01/22/2020 02:04:44 PM
Congratulations Johanna! So well deserved.
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01/22/2020 01:36:52 PM
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Love it! Congrats! Super photoshop work!


And obviously amazing photography too
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01/22/2020 12:04:44 PM
wonderful, Johanna! Congrats!
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01/22/2020 11:50:56 AM
This is pure genius!!! I love it!
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01/22/2020 11:20:56 AM
Excellent work, Johanna. A great idea turned into a fascinating image.
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01/22/2020 10:46:47 AM
Gorgeous Johanna. I love it.
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01/22/2020 08:33:18 AM
I knew this was the winner! Beautifully choreographed. Congrats!
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01/22/2020 07:51:23 AM
How creative - well done and certainly deserving of a blue ribbon
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01/22/2020 05:53:13 AM
Congrats on the blue, Johanna. (How appropriate for this image!) I absolutely love what you have done.
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01/22/2020 04:09:09 AM
Love it! Congrats! Super photoshop work!
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01/22/2020 01:20:30 AM
Nice work and congrats.
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01/22/2020 12:06:44 AM
Congratulations I was wondering whoís this was, That makes total sense that itís yours since you live in California. I love these wind turbines and we saw probably the exact ones when we were in Palm springs last year. Took a few photos of them myself :-) out of a moving car.

I can imagine how hard it was to place the turbines in Denzelís hands, Iím sure that took awhile :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2020 09:12:25 PM
How precious, bumping up, I really like this one.
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01/21/2020 07:22:12 PM
I love the concept and the execution. The collection in his hand is brilliant. (I hope he didn't get his feet pricked.) Top 3.
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01/21/2020 08:36:50 AM
Sunny and fun. Great execution of a clever idea. Blue carries the day. They must tickle.
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01/17/2020 12:38:46 PM
I love this one!
Back to add: My favorite in this challenge.
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01/16/2020 09:59:57 AM
Very creative but you lose a little of the "realism" with his feet so far back but windmills of that size in his hands. 8 that could have been a 10 for me.
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