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A Child's Fantasy
A Child's Fantasy

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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Llandudno Beach, Cape Town
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005

I took this shot through my sunglasses as it created nice contrasts, ironically they're probably more expensive than filters but they may just be more versatile (that's a joke).

Silliness aside, this was shot at Llandudno in Cape Town, South Africa. This kid wandered into the shot as I was experimenting with using the glasses as an impromptu filter. I think I may have lost some sharpness as a result of the glasses, especially on the far rocks, but the shot wouldn't have been as good without them.


RAW Conversion
Light burning on clouds
Light dodging on clouds
Cloned out some footprints in the sand
Selective Colour (Made yellow a little redder)

Place: 22 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.1354
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 5.5714
Avg (non-participants): 6.4621
Views since voting: 1860
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 229
Comments: 14
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/08/2005 04:12:03 PM
you've got talent boy! great pic-love the silhoutte
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07/07/2005 07:27:47 AM
Alex: you have quite the eye. This is a lovely example. The placement of the figure - the silhouette. Nice use of rich colors and light. Very well executed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2005 04:12:19 PM
I really love the lighting on the water and in the sky
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06/24/2005 05:49:34 PM
Extraordinary more than fantasy! 10
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06/23/2005 01:53:01 PM
the reflections on the water are gorgeous
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06/22/2005 09:18:55 PM
Beautiful sky and touching photo.
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06/21/2005 09:53:18 PM
i love how the colors fade into the darkness. this is a wonderful shot.
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06/21/2005 04:42:58 PM
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06/21/2005 09:58:05 AM
Very beautiful. Good luck. 10
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06/21/2005 02:46:11 AM
I love this photo! The colors and lighting are stunning. And I love the image on the one small child in this big world....definitely fits the challenge. Very well done!
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06/20/2005 10:04:02 PM
This is so sweet! I love the rich colors of the sky, great contrast! Great job!
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06/20/2005 10:52:09 AM
great shot of a sunset, but that is what it is. The title is the only thing that relates it, even remotely, to the challenge.
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06/20/2005 09:36:04 AM
Lovely sunset - the child confuses me though - I cant make out his silouette. Is he looking out to sea with some kind of backpack? no, his feet are pointing inland, so he has somehing in his hands? where is his face looking then? what is his fantasy?
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06/20/2005 03:37:36 AM
I think this is one of the most beautiful pictures in this challenge. In saying that, I'm trying to fit it into the challenge itself, if it was more tied to the challenge would be a winner for sure. 7 from me
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