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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria, England
Date: Feb 24, 2004
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005

My son, Jack stands atop one of the summits above Kirkstone Pass, The Lake District, England.

He excitedly scrambled his way up (following me - franticly racing to get there before the sun disappeared!) and was greeted with a breathtaking panorama and a glorious sunset.

His young, exploring spirit was ignited by the view and his climbing achievement.

Edits:
> Hue/sat
> Curves to bring out the sky detail
> Mild dodge + burn on some distant features

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.9211
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.9615
Avg (non-participants): 6.7927
Views since voting: 4363
Views during voting: 586
Votes: 342
Comments: 42
Favorites: 24 (view)


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03/31/2005 02:41:46 AM
Fantastic image!

Message edited by author 2005-03-31 02:42:20.
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03/30/2005 11:39:16 PM
I think that only one thing could make this shot better (my opinion).
If you could have got your son to look at the sunset so the sun lights up his face. (again just my opinion) Great shot!

Message edited by author 2005-03-30 23:40:15.
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03/18/2005 03:40:29 PM
I don't think the kid should face into the scene. He looks like saying "Hey Daddy! Look at what I found!"
It adds to the image in my opinion.
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02/03/2005 10:56:46 AM
Indeed beautiful and moving. My preference is for just a hair under on the saturation, but never mind me, the zest of this image simply soars. Very good work! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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02/02/2005 06:04:07 AM
The boy looking back to call upon his companions makes it so real and true. A beautiful capture at a wonderful destination that is so full of wonders. Congratulations Jon.
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02/01/2005 02:00:10 PM
Thats just fantastic.
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02/01/2005 09:16:52 AM
Jon, your photo not only captures a great scene, I feel it captures your boy's exhurberant spirit, too. Nicely done!
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02/01/2005 03:01:21 AM
Thanks for the comments. I knew his face direction would cause unrest! It did for me for a while, but I weighed it up and went for it anyway, despite the flaw.
02/01/2005 12:28:23 AM
Nice shot... who says kid pictures can't be great?
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02/01/2005 12:23:23 AM
Hey , thank for comment on both times. So, you beat me about .02 %. I had you beat about 10 minutes before the voting period ended. However, I was shot back down and stayed. Bummer. It would have been my 1 "10" shot. However, I'm happy...just thew this image in there for the game.
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02/01/2005 12:05:18 AM
He's looking the wrong way :) Other than that - lovely shot - great stuff.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 04:38:43 PM
Having the subject facing away from the sunset -- calling companions to come see? -- adds some tension to an otherwise very pretty but static shot.
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01/29/2005 11:45:52 PM
This is gorgeous. I would have loved to see a little tighter view on the boy, but this choice does give a sense of vastness. 9.
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01/29/2005 07:56:12 PM
Only one complaint (which you've probably had 300 times already!) ... I wish the kid was facing into the scene. Otherwise, absolutely beautiful. Well done.
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01/27/2005 07:42:43 PM
Great composition, precious capture. I wish we could see more detail in the face.
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01/26/2005 04:15:17 PM
The more I look, the more I like. Excellent time of day to shoot. It gives you that nice warm evening light. The little guy gives you a great sense of scale here. It reminds me of being young and seeing everything out before me. It also reminds me that I'm never too old to be a kid. Thank you for the reminder. 9
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01/26/2005 12:28:14 PM
Nicely timed and composed photograph, with good detail and not over-saturated. ((8))
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01/25/2005 10:08:31 PM
Beautiful colors. I really like the subtle light on the rocks.
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01/25/2005 05:35:08 AM
Amazing capture - 9 Second view, bumping to 10 favourite for a ribbon I hope!
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01/24/2005 09:10:58 AM
awww. this is a great shot. this is exactly the best way to use children in an image. it's just too damn bad you caught him looking out of the image rather than the other way! all the same, this is beautiful, and i hope you have this hanging somewhere so that it can be appreciated on a regular basis. good luck with this and the challenges yet to come!
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01/23/2005 07:32:04 PM
Beautiful warm shot, love the colors.
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01/23/2005 09:54:28 AM
Outstanding!
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01/22/2005 11:22:35 PM
Lovely oversaturation to bring out the feeling of the natural light. The kid makes this shot truly special. 10
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01/22/2005 01:42:15 AM
This is a great image with a great title. Maybe just a tiny bit over saturated on the boys face. Beautiful though. 9
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01/21/2005 08:33:19 PM
Absolutely wonderful landscape. The golden cast from the sunset is simply beautiful. The little kid adds to the composition nicely, and his satisfied expression is a nice reflection of the mood you have created with this shot. Very uplifting. 9.
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01/21/2005 07:04:52 PM
The light, tonality, detail are marvellous. I've yet to find shots of kids looking happy particularly appealing, but that's beside the point. I think the overall composition is a touch weak - your chosen framing/cropping, for me, unblances what could have been a tremendous shot: it doesn't quite have the flow one would really want.
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01/21/2005 06:45:20 PM
Amazing how one day he will be as big as the pile of stones. Nice work.
His pose and especially his looking out of the frame like this keep me from scoring it higher than a 7.
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01/21/2005 12:19:42 PM
This image has incredible colours...I would have liked it a little better if junior was looking to the right over the landscape you captured. Still a great shot. Good Luck.
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01/21/2005 08:53:10 AM
This is so beautiful. The colors are wonderful and the addtion of the little boy makes if more than just a nice sunset/sunrise picture. I would kill to get a shot like this with my little boy. Well done!
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01/21/2005 03:53:12 AM
Everything is perfect. If the boy turn his face into the frame, I will give you one point more.
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01/20/2005 03:44:10 PM
This shot is truly awesome....The light is perfect , the reflections on the rocks and on the boy's face are so beautiful.....The landcsape is magnificent as well...Got to be in the top ten......
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01/18/2005 02:44:38 AM
This is beautiful! really wonderful colors and good use of a wide dof, I like the different textures here... I only wish the boy was turned the other way. nicely done though.
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01/17/2005 05:43:43 PM
I love the depth and the colors - the kid's expression really says "look at this!" - good job!
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01/17/2005 03:42:07 PM
Excellent colours in this picture, great dynamic range.
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01/17/2005 11:08:16 AM
great colors!
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01/17/2005 10:21:13 AM
Oh the feeling of reaching the top !!
Nicely expressed in the orange glow of the late evening ..early morning? light.
If this was late evening..I hope you got down before darkness fell :)
Makes me long to get back up among the Munros.
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01/16/2005 01:46:56 PM
Perfect title! What story! How often does a subject looking off frame actually work? Lighting, texture, dramatic color all work to success here.
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01/16/2005 12:30:27 PM
stunning
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01/16/2005 09:37:44 AM
Very solid composition which obeys the classic rules. The colour range is awesome. It would have helped if the child would have turned to the right, because the flow in the image IMO is from left to right. -8
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01/16/2005 09:05:43 AM
Great, I love it.
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01/16/2005 04:58:28 AM
Just fantastic. The otherworldly colors are breathtaking.
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01/16/2005 12:04:15 AM
Besides the landscape being stunning, you managed to add the human element into the photo in not only an unobtrusive, but in an inspiring way. Great shot and good luck.
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