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Swinging on a Branch
Swinging on a Branch

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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Friend's backyard
Date: Sep 5, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Sorry guys, I could not find the beauty of a "branch". I have taken million shots, I just could not make a "branch-as-main-subject" photo. I first thought was to make a photo contain a couple of eagles on a branch of a died tree. I waited a week, no luck. Also I thought I would give a huge construction lifters a try, but we have got no interesting cloud here for...hmmm... at least a week. At the end, I was sitting there wishing something really interesting and catchy. Yesterday, I went to a friend's party. I saw their kids playing in the backyard on the branch swing (don't know what that thing is called.) I thought I would include the branch in, but I could not. I only had sigma 105 Macro with me (it is the fastest lens I have for indoor). Maybe I sould get a 50/1.8.

Anyway, here it is, a shot that does not contain a "branch" of any sort. I think some people will rant at me. I just hope a few people has a little more imagination...

Ahhhh, I am sooooo gonna be bombed. :(

Place: 210 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.0671
Avg (commenters): 4.3571
Avg (participants): 4.7622
Avg (non-participants): 5.3786
Views since voting: 886
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 283
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 12:56:54 PM
cute...where's the branch
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09/13/2005 05:41:46 AM
this is a great picture, surprising and powerful, so that I don't care there is no branch in it 9
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09/10/2005 11:16:49 PM
nice and tight but you should have incoperated the branch or more of the swing
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09/09/2005 01:32:28 PM
Like the action in the hair. The white shirt is too bright. Don't see the branch.
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09/09/2005 05:24:23 AM
I dont understand where the branch is, it looks like a swing set. Seems a bit of a stretch.
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09/08/2005 08:31:34 PM
Good action shot but I do not see the branch.
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09/08/2005 06:02:45 PM
This is a great action pic! It's a pity she's swinging on a swing. You can't shortcut in a challenge and not get hammered for it
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09/08/2005 03:25:23 PM
quite an interesting moment you've captured here. I do not, however, see the branch...
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09/08/2005 05:55:23 AM
Original. I like that you did something different. Bravo. The focus is sharp and the colors pop. Maybe a tighter shot/crop leaving some of the excess area at the top out would have enhanced the image....regardless a nice job.
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09/07/2005 11:24:36 PM
A cute picture of the little girl, but that's not the subject and without the title it misses the brief altogether.
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09/07/2005 09:59:21 PM
Sweet photo. I like how the little flowers are close in color to the straps (?) in the foreground.
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09/07/2005 08:11:39 PM
I like the focus and the exression on the girls face but I don''t like how I can't see the branch at all.
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09/07/2005 07:54:43 PM
Nice shot. I love how we can soo movement through the wind in the hair. I find the dark blob in the bottom corner distracting, though. I also wish we could see the branch.
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09/07/2005 08:18:48 AM
beautiful portrait!
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09/07/2005 01:05:09 AM
That's a lovely picture of th elittle girl. I especially like how you've captured her hair. But I don't think I can really consider what she's swinging on a branch. It looks like a plain old playground toy.
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09/07/2005 12:16:23 AM
Very nice portrait. It needs the branch incorporated into the shot. She could be swinging from anything.
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