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Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Presque Isle, Marquette, MI
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2005

Viewed: 1178
Comments: 12
Favorites: 11 (view)

A little redo of "Woman in Flight"

I muted the clouds, helped the color (I think) and used a different crop.

I think I like this crop better, the curve of the woman seems to complement the curve of the outcrop.

--- from pad ---
I'm not one who normally displays accolades but I put this favorite up because I received the following email today (and because I'm still dogging like a ... dog?):

--- Begin Email ---
Greetings, JP I'm one of editors for Kodak's Picture of the Day -- and I'm writing to say Congratulations!

"Freedom" has been accepted for Picture of the Day and will appear February 3, 2006 on the Home Page of kodak.com
and every few minutes on the Kodak Times Square Gallery in New York City.

What a GREAT shot. Thanks for submitting it for Picture of the Day. Be sure to tell your friends and family, and I hope you will keep submitting your pictures.

Best regards,
xxxxx xxxxxxx

--- End Email ---

Not a bad email to come home to. Soooo, if you're around Times Square on Feb 3 I'd appreciate a quick photo of my photo :) Being a Friday I might have to head over there myself - I could use a long weekend in the big city. Maybe see the sights, get mugged, check out the tall buildings - normal tourista activities.

Some don't like this crop, I do. Freedom. Where the jumper is headed isn't important, the jump is important. The freedom from gravity, the freedom from Mother Earth, the freedom to fly, to choose, to soar, to leave, to be, to live. Earth dominates life. Jump. Into the unknown. Be free.

And this crop accentuates the relationship between the curve of the cliff and the arch of the woman's back.

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01/19/2014 03:02:20 PM
This is a perfect example of using negative space for impact.
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12/07/2006 11:44:58 PM
Pheewf! There they are. This is awesome JP, I am a sucker for silouettes and this one is just awesome! Great Job! :)
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11/22/2005 08:57:53 PM
May I add my WOW to the list? This is very cool!
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11/18/2005 10:24:20 AM
I had not seen the other version before but I can tell you that from the thumbnail on it really grabs your attention. The symmetry of her body in relationship to the point of that rock is perfect. What a magical moment. Thats in Michigan? Wow.
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11/18/2005 07:45:23 AM
And another beautiful image. Except for the oversharpening. :) Your happy place? :) You really should submit this to Kadak's Pic of the day. I'm sure they would use it.

Message edited by author 2005-11-18 07:46:23.
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10/18/2005 01:04:40 PM
That is just a stunning capture. So beautiful and perfect. Great job.
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10/13/2005 06:45:54 PM
Dude, this totally rocks. The arc of the rock continuing seamlessly to the arc of the diver's body is incredible. If I had to nitpick, I would say that it does appear to be a bit oversharpened. There are sharpening halos around the rock and diver. But maybe you did that intentionally :)

Again, awesome, awesome capture.
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09/18/2005 09:11:11 PM
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09/03/2005 02:37:12 PM
The pic itself is a WOW! I love it!
This crop is definately better then the other version, and I think I like these colors more.
But what I'm really annoyed by is the halo all around the woman's body and the top part of the rock. Way way too over sharpening aparently.
You could however use a very small cloning brash (3 or even 1 px) and clone out that halo without needing to redo the entire edit.
Gonna be a lot of dirty work, but I think it worth is.
This halo just not suppose to be there!
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09/02/2005 09:07:04 PM
love this one.
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09/02/2005 05:19:00 PM
wow, that creeps me out! So brave.... great picture and everthing does look perfect 10
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09/02/2005 09:17:06 AM
THIS IS AWESOME. How it could be any better, I don't know. The silhouette is captured perfectly, and almost mimics the edge of the cliff. The colors and contrast are perfect. In a challenge, I'd definitely vote this a 10.
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