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2nd Place"My balloon, Daddy!"
Lydia


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Challenge: Toy Photography (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Apr 20, 2020
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2020

I had such great plans for making an awesome entry.

Then, the pandemic got in the way of me having compressed air.

So, we have this.

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I can't wait to see everyone's toys!

UPDATE: Oh wait!

Hubby got me compressed air! Mighty Hunter in Pandemic!

So, now I've shot for five hours today, trying to get that splash in the right place... and getting them to "interact" as well as possible... and getting the DOF... and... and... and...

Ended up painting a background (as poorly as possible to not "try to fool the viewer that it was real in any manner)... and adding it in the last 30 minutes. I've fought a bad, natural background all day.

My inspiration is Mitchel Wu's toy photography. If you haven't seen it, you should look him up. (Google "Mitchel Wu toy photography")

All of his stuff is Advanced Editing legal. He only removes stuff; doesn't add stuff.



Amazing. He makes it look so easy. Dang it.

:D

Now I have to clean up an entire ROOM of toys that I brought down from the attic. *sigh*

It was fun, though!




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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 32
Avg (all users): 7.0385
Avg (participants): 6.8636
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 679
Views during voting: 129
Votes: 52
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/07/2020 06:11:09 PM
Absolutely fantastic storytelling! The hat, the water splash ...

Congrats!
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05/04/2020 06:31:23 PM
Lydia - Nothing better than a little action shot! So well done! Congratulations!
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05/04/2020 09:58:05 AM
Incredible!
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05/04/2020 05:21:57 AM
Fantastic job on this, Lydia. Congratulations - very well deserved.
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05/02/2020 05:36:10 AM
Really, really awesome, Lydia. You're fabulous!
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05/01/2020 09:26:58 AM
you are not the only one who needs to clear the area with the mess, I have too! well done setup and really looks so real life that kid is saying daddyyyyyyy my balloon! this is a cool shot!
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05/01/2020 08:50:35 AM
Oh Lydia, this is so good; thought it would take the Blue! Congrats!
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05/01/2020 07:10:17 AM
Yeah awesome congratulations
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05/01/2020 05:25:28 AM
Awesome! Well deserved Ribbon!
I would never have thought of compressed air as a helping tool - thanks for sharing the making-of-story!
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05/01/2020 02:33:20 AM
Fantastic shot. I love the details. I also reviewed many of Mitchel Wu's images and YouTube videos in preparation for this challenge. It was a log of fun!
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05/01/2020 01:13:36 AM
Originally posted by spencelg:

My pick for yellow in this challenge.


I like this guy, he picked me above you LOL.
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05/01/2020 01:02:54 AM
So cool Lydia!!! Congratulations!
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05/01/2020 12:10:04 AM
ps .. the water splash was inspired .. when i saw that in voting i was so impressed .. and thinking .. HOW .. ??!! .. ;)
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05/01/2020 12:09:09 AM
many congratulations on the ribbon Lydia ..
and how wonderful you have such a great hubby who helps you in your amazing photographic endeavours .. :)
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05/01/2020 12:06:58 AM
Excellent Lydia, Id still like to know more details :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2020 04:31:48 PM
My pick for yellow in this challenge.
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04/29/2020 01:57:06 PM
Wow - I can't wait to hear how you did this. Really cool.
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04/29/2020 07:46:22 AM
Light hearted and playful. very nicely done. Top 3.
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04/28/2020 06:04:28 PM
this is so clever .. great setup ... well done .. !! .. :)
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04/26/2020 10:09:59 AM
This looks so real, it's really eerie... Great shot.
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04/26/2020 08:45:26 AM
Looks like something Lydia would create. I marvelled when I first viewed it. Perfect for the challenge and something I would of love to had done myself! The technical side intrigues me. I'm really wondering how you achieved this in standard editing, from the running OOF mother whose hat fell off her head, to the father splashing in the water and the elevated child. So good!

Has to be the blue. A rare 10.
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