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Windy Day Fun
2nd PlaceWindy Day Fun
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Sydney
Date: Dec 11, 2004
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2004

the photo was taken with my sons
the one in red (Ross) is standing on the ground and the one in orange (Angus) is jumping up and down on a box
the 1000kg weight is a cardboard box covered with black plastic hanging on a wall and the plant is just some old cuttings in an empty pot also hanging on the wall (I wish I had trimed of the long runner)
a storm arrived about 10 mins after we started shooting so I was unable to get all the shots I would have liked, I had hoped to get some without Ross as I think it would have been a better composition
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editing
rotated :)
croped
curves
saturation increase
usm
resize and save for web


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.2013
Avg (commenters): 8.0417
Avg (participants): 7.2410
Avg (non-participants): 7.1864
Views since voting: 9764
Views during voting: 599
Votes: 303
Comments: 64
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/28/2004 05:20:21 AM
Amazing picture! Great setup. Very funny.
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12/22/2004 07:23:35 PM
Congratulations on your red ribbon, very cool shot!
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12/22/2004 01:08:23 PM
Blows my mind. Love it!! Congrats.
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12/22/2004 10:48:19 AM
What a great setup and photo. Congratulations on your ribbon. Well deserved.
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12/22/2004 09:35:22 AM
great job , your kids don't look to happy in the second picture, congrats on your 2nd place finish

Message edited by author 2004-12-22 09:36:01.
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12/22/2004 09:04:43 AM
Very cool and original! Congratulations!
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12/22/2004 07:01:52 AM
Good job, should have been No. 1
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12/22/2004 03:48:42 AM
Good one Keith, clever idea :)
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12/22/2004 03:02:16 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!!! :o)
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12/22/2004 02:45:00 AM
Wonderful photo. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
I was dying to know how you did this, and I was amazed by the creativity shown.
Great job!
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12/22/2004 12:48:39 AM
Congrats. I knew this would ribbon! Well done.
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12/22/2004 12:09:55 AM
was dying to find out how this was done!
well done on the ribbon
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12/22/2004 12:05:55 AM
Congratulations on your red with this illusion. Simple but effective and the subjects add that special charm. Good pair of hams.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2004 08:41:35 PM
returning for comments:
A very good illusion but the top jumper needs the elbow extended. Outside of this minor detail, the image is simple and stunning. A great effect. 7
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12/21/2004 04:09:02 PM
How...??
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12/21/2004 09:11:31 AM
This has great elements and the potential to be a winner. However, the light is very flat, and the crop is too tight on the right. That may have been necessary per the "trick" but it does take away a bit. I am presuming this is a fake setup and is rotated 90 degrees, but I guess it's plausable that the lighter kid could be "lifted" by the wind and the umbrella. Oddly, the tilt of the plant perhaps looks the most fake part of the scene. Stiill, good work!
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12/21/2004 08:56:45 AM
I'm dying to see how you did it!! Good luck!!
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12/21/2004 08:56:23 AM
Now this is what you call CREATIVITY.
Champion!!!!
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12/21/2004 12:12:01 AM
hehehehe... very clever
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12/20/2004 12:51:20 PM
Very clever! The light is a tad flat. 9
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12/19/2004 10:38:43 PM
Original, should have used a lot of glue to take it!
I will "burnn" a little mor on the white text to get a lighter picture.
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12/19/2004 08:46:53 PM
wonderful picture....Funny.. the umbrella sould had been inside out
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12/19/2004 01:30:00 PM
for sure, this shot meet the challenge
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12/18/2004 10:03:19 PM
!
How did you do this!?

I think you would have done better if you got rid of some of that grain with Neat Image. (It's free)
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12/18/2004 06:46:01 PM
Very creative. I hope you explained in the photo comments how you did it. I'll be interested in reading it.
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12/18/2004 03:25:09 PM
GREAT PHOTO. You have captured both THE THEME, CAPTURED MY ATTENTION AND ADDED A HUMOROUS ELEMENT. I love the use of the weight to show the effect of the "wind".
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12/18/2004 11:14:49 AM
That looks like a lot of effort. Great fun!
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12/18/2004 03:30:02 AM
Do You work in Hollywood? :) Very good, maybe you could explain it.
Did You thought in other background? I would have put the umbrella reversed... a 7
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12/17/2004 11:17:22 PM
Incredible! I almost believe the wind is doing this. Is this really a wall that looks like a floor???
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12/17/2004 08:21:06 PM
Very Clever
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12/17/2004 02:41:04 PM
Great setup. It's nice to see some humor.
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12/17/2004 01:53:56 PM
Great Creativity! The only critisism I have is that there is a lot of empty space in the upper right corner.
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12/17/2004 07:40:49 AM
for the fun element alone this should do well - nice set-up - 9
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12/17/2004 01:27:20 AM
ingenious! even the plant..
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12/16/2004 10:19:30 PM
Awesome! Great studio shot. You will surely get a ribbon with this one. 10
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12/16/2004 07:35:57 PM
An 8 for being clever....
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12/16/2004 05:20:37 PM
This has to be the most outrageous entry I've seen in a while. These kids defy gravity! Well maybe not but kudos for outstanding creativity. I'll be tuning in later to hear your story behind this quirky photograph.

Revisiting. This is just too wild. Easily one of my top three picks. 9
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12/16/2004 02:13:38 PM
This is funny, fun and clever.
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12/16/2004 01:27:35 PM
LOL. Interesting, less heavier pot and skate board are holding better than humans :D
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12/16/2004 10:28:26 AM
"Fun" in the title is the operative word! Look forward to your explanation of the shot after the challenge. Good luck!
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12/16/2004 09:20:34 AM
Thought and effort gone into this - well done
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12/16/2004 07:57:25 AM
Top ten for sure. We eagerly wait to find out how his was done.
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12/15/2004 11:30:03 PM
Points for the effort setting this up. It does have a very "staged" look to it. 6
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12/15/2004 10:19:38 PM
I love this...how did you do that?
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12/15/2004 09:17:33 PM
I look forward to seeing how this one was done.
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12/15/2004 07:40:08 PM
Wow! Love the idea.
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12/15/2004 04:55:39 PM
I thought these were toys when I looked at the thumbnail image. Very nice work.
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12/15/2004 04:07:14 PM
I'll look forward to reading the comments on this one -- quite an interesting setup! One of two 10s for me this time around.
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12/15/2004 02:58:56 PM
Only one slight nitpick with this shot, which is that the kid's left arm should have been straight / taut. That would have made the illusion more effective. Actually, one other small nitpick, which is the light-colored object right above the boy's feet on the extreme right edge. Other than that, it's an amazing shot and I've no idea how you did it!
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12/15/2004 02:23:24 PM
Very creative and a great title. I love fun pics and this one is excellent in every way. I hope you share how you did it when the challenge is over.
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12/15/2004 01:29:54 PM
very instresting , good job 6
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12/15/2004 01:10:16 PM
This is VERY creative. I'd have to see the original photograph to believe there wasn't THOUROUGH editing though.
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12/15/2004 12:54:55 PM
Composition: 8, Technical: 7, Appeal: 6, Challenge: 7, Overall Calculated Average Score: 7

very clever. I assume this was at a children's museum or something. good use of a set.
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12/15/2004 12:25:28 PM
i can't wait to see who submitted this. it smacks of inede or coley. fantastic entry!
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12/15/2004 12:00:49 PM
This is a very well done photograph. Well composed, good choice of colors, well exposed. There really nothing to complain about. If this one doesn't place, I'll be shocked.
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12/15/2004 09:07:04 AM
You really understand how to create a perfect illusion. I like how many funny elements like the heavy block or the umbrella you brought in. The only thing that doesn't add to the effect is the skateboard.
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12/15/2004 04:47:46 AM
Very inventive!
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12/15/2004 02:01:11 AM
Hillarious, very well done indeed. 10
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12/15/2004 01:13:26 AM
Very well done, the plant is a nice touch. As is the strap on the umbrella. Were you using a fan in addition to wires?

But, why is he skateboarding with an upbrella and a 1kg weight? And why hasn't the skateboard already rolled away?
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12/15/2004 01:06:36 AM
creative set up, good illustration of wind. i feel like it could use something more though? what it could use more im not sure, 7 though pretty good shot.
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12/15/2004 01:00:16 AM
hahaha, LOVE the setup!! high votes for originality
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12/15/2004 12:39:42 AM
lol, I keep looking at this one trying to figure out where the trick of the eye is. ;-) I hope this one does well cuz it makes viewers stop and look. Nice job. 9
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12/15/2004 12:29:18 AM
good illusion. the kid with helmet doesn't seem to be straining his left arm (should be rigth unless lefthanded). good luck. /7
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12/15/2004 12:10:10 AM
how did you get the plant to look that way?
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