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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Siesta Key, FL
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Galleries: Action, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2006

Yellow...Not bad.

I will share the story of this photo. Basically headed down to the beach once I realized the morning was incredibly foggy. Once I was on the key, I couldn't even see 50 feet ahead of me. However, after just shooting random foggy shots (and getting my camera soaked from the moisture), the fog started to thin. I then came upon a group of children with there parents playing in the sand and scaring birds. This child was simply captured at a superb moment. It is funny, I don't really utilize my burst mode even though I am always set to that. I don't take a lot of photos. Took 14 throughout entire morning. But I try to take the time to compose, while not intruding on other fun.

Anyway, that is why the colors came off so pastel and muted. The boy I bumped up some saturation and lightened up the whole image to give it that dreamy look. But, I must say this was the first RAW photograph that I have ribonned with. Even though I have been soso about RAW, I now shoot that exclusively for the processing power that can be done within PS RAW. So there is a little info......

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 369
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.6596
Avg (participants): 6.9928
Avg (non-participants): 7.0120
Views since voting: 9615
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 221
Comments: 85
Favorites: 53 (view)


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11/25/2010 11:55:16 PM
This is absolutely amazing. I love the pastel colors.
11/24/2010 08:31:45 PM
How utterly amazing, like a picture from the past.
07/23/2006 04:44:13 AM
Excellent. Love the primary colors of the boy against the pastels of the landscape. Works very well with the square crop.
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05/29/2006 11:22:31 AM
superb
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05/29/2006 10:27:22 AM
Wonderful shot! Into my favs.
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04/27/2006 04:42:25 PM
OYYY i love this picture. when i look at it all i think of is freedom. its a very cute pic. im glad u got a ribbon for it :]
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03/16/2006 04:54:35 PM
This is such a deserving ribbon. I loved this shot and gave it a 9. I love your story behind the photo. I guess I am the opposite of you...you carefully think about every shot and you only took 14. I would have taken 314! I need to learn from you to think more carefully in these situations. Great work!
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03/16/2006 10:55:15 AM
perfection
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03/15/2006 08:48:51 PM
Excellent work! Great use of color. Well deserved ribbon. MMM
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03/15/2006 01:44:31 PM
Lovely!
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03/15/2006 12:10:42 PM
oh wow, where do i even begin?!??
this is simply amazing.
firstly, i LOVE the colours. <3
yep, who doesnt?
the pastel and dreamy feeling as u'v mentioned....
the bright and cheery feel.
i can feel the fog; i can feel the weather then.
great job.
also, the composition is gd.
not forgetting the square crop too!! ;)
i feel that u'v utilised the square crop very well in this.
think u captured it at the perfect moment as well:
with the boy's playful expression, that little jump, and the birds flying away from him.
all is too wonderful for words.
i fell in love at first sight with this photograph.
great job. :D
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03/14/2006 03:36:40 PM
captivating image, feels like a watercolor dream.
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03/14/2006 10:01:40 AM
congrats on a well deserved ribbon!!
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03/14/2006 09:54:37 AM
Great job and by far my favorite photo of the challenge. Congrats on you 3rd place.
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03/14/2006 08:05:55 AM
oh wow!
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03/13/2006 10:38:06 PM
A wonderful image with perfect timing on the capture! Congratulations.
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03/13/2006 09:07:19 PM
brilliant.
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03/13/2006 08:32:47 PM
I think this is just beautiful!
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03/13/2006 06:14:09 PM
Terrific image and a great timing. Congratulations on your ribbon - it's well deserved!
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03/13/2006 06:08:01 PM
Well you certainly have mastered the RAW processing! This is fabulous!!
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03/13/2006 01:31:35 PM
The first thing that caught my eye (as with many others from what I have read) is the beautiful pastel colors. So serene and calming. I also love the emotion you've captured with this shot. The look on the child's face is so telling. This is a blue in my book and marking as a fav.
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03/13/2006 10:12:39 AM
Hey Beau: this is quite a wall hanger and an enduring capture overflowing with charm! Congratulations on your Yellow!
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03/13/2006 10:03:17 AM
WOW!!! This is such an awesome shot! I love the light colors of the beach to the dark contrast of the young boy. The composition rocks. Couldn't get any more perfect than this. I wanna go play too. Congrats!
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03/13/2006 06:23:11 AM
GREAT ONE!! I would have this one nr1 if I had voted. Congratulations!
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03/13/2006 06:14:54 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great shot!
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03/13/2006 05:09:13 AM
You captured a beautiful moment. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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03/13/2006 04:10:16 AM
This photo is outstanding, great moment, full of joy! Congratulations on the ribbon...
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03/13/2006 01:43:18 AM
Huge fan of your work, and this was no exception. Super photo. Wow. Enjoy your ribbon.
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03/13/2006 01:17:45 AM
Congrats on your third place ribbon !
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03/13/2006 01:04:53 AM
Lovely and funny image, congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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03/13/2006 12:31:15 AM
I love the sublte colors with the blast of red, blue and yellow. The more I look at it the more I like it.
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03/13/2006 12:26:17 AM
Nice to see something so airy and soft ribboning; welcome change from hyper-saturation and hyper-levels. Congrats!
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03/13/2006 12:16:34 AM
What a beautiful photo! Congrats on your 3rd place!!
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03/13/2006 12:08:38 AM
YEAH for you!!! Congrats.
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03/13/2006 12:06:46 AM
Great shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 11:39:13 PM
Excellent photo and choice for this challenge. Perfect color tones and action. Love it. 10
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03/12/2006 10:37:56 PM
beautiful, exciting, poetic. this shot has it all. 10
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03/12/2006 06:24:27 PM
One of my absolute favorites of the challenge. The subdued colors of everything except the child just draws the eye right to him. I enjoy photos like this the most, just wonderful moments captured in time, photos that just spill over with some sort of emotion. In this case, the sheer joy of an innocent child. Perfect crop! bumping to a 10
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03/12/2006 04:43:23 PM
LOVE love love this shot
a lot of fun jumping out from the image
the colourful clothes on the kid add to the image
great work
9
kev
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03/12/2006 04:09:40 PM
Wonderful and well composed photo..8
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03/12/2006 11:56:40 AM
Nice bright, fun image :)
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03/12/2006 10:09:07 AM
One of my ribbon picks -- captured all the colors of the sea shore with the pop of color on your subject. Square crop works well (perhaps a bit less white border??) really like the misty feel throughout.
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03/12/2006 09:09:37 AM
The square crop is perfect here and you've caught this moment wonderfully! The viewers eye moves between the boy and the flying birds... yet still catches the birds who are all sitting and watching. Well done! One of my favorites from this challenge!
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03/12/2006 05:41:38 AM
I hope this will be the blue ribbon winner! This is THE perfect photo, the one you wish you have taken yourself. Brilliant!
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03/12/2006 12:23:37 AM
This is one of the best action shots in the challenge, Cindi. The colours, the poses, the everything.
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03/11/2006 04:27:57 PM
nice capture. I would have like to see the photo without the little one. ONly because the soft tones at the beach with the soft tones of the birds are so beautiful.
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03/11/2006 02:26:58 PM
Nice!
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03/11/2006 06:49:18 AM
Nice capture...very natural and fun, the colors are beautiful...a really nice moment.
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03/11/2006 01:55:26 AM
Great capture, nice color. Good work.
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03/10/2006 10:53:03 PM
I have never seen anything like this Absolutely stunning! Worth possibly more than 10.
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03/10/2006 09:57:01 PM
how fun! 9
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03/10/2006 06:59:55 PM
Great shot! I think this will do well.
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03/10/2006 05:59:20 PM
the tones are wonderful..
perfectly processed shot..love the brightness given the subject..
well done..
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03/09/2006 05:14:02 PM
great image, nice composition - perfect for the square crop!!
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03/09/2006 03:17:42 PM
640 by 638, ahh, close enough for me LOL
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03/09/2006 02:59:29 PM
I Like this... 10
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03/09/2006 10:16:47 AM
the best!10
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03/09/2006 04:39:04 AM
One of the best - 10!
Composition, movements and tones - superb.
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03/08/2006 10:54:22 PM
wow
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03/08/2006 10:29:44 PM
wonderful. the motion inherent in the child, the tensioncreated. the subdued colour with the vibrant child. just feels good to lok at.
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03/08/2006 06:41:56 PM
Definitely one of my top picks for this one. I love shots that tell a story, and this one does that fantastically! - 10
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03/08/2006 04:16:58 PM
Definately a fun shot
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03/08/2006 02:22:35 PM
The softness of the colors here are incredible. Really great moment, perfectly captured.
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03/08/2006 12:41:11 AM
ohhh, that is so beautiful ! The color composition is sublime, and it's one of those picture you can't stop looking at. I can't find anything wrong with it and it's a 10 from me ...
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03/07/2006 09:23:33 PM
Very creative; nice use of color. Square format works well.
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03/07/2006 02:29:04 PM
My pick for Blue! Fantastic shot that really brought a smile to my face. I have my fingers crossed for you!!! 10
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03/07/2006 01:32:55 PM
great emotion, and almost great exposure, great ballance and composition, the sky is so bleak though, i do think it works because the child's outfit is so bright, very good photograph
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03/07/2006 07:39:37 AM
Just great. Congratulations.
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03/06/2006 11:42:13 PM
The colors are awesome.

ETA: Not sure why I only gave this a 9. Bumping to a 10. This is just so cool.
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03/06/2006 11:37:29 PM
great shot! I love the colors, emotion and crop :)..one of my top 10! good luck ;)
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03/06/2006 11:27:58 PM
Congrats on your Blue "persimmon" :)
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03/06/2006 11:11:09 PM
Excellent! Works perfectly as a square, too.
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03/06/2006 11:08:19 PM
nice capture
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03/06/2006 10:53:08 PM
Very nice shot! Works well with the square crop. The yellow hat stands out nicely against the blue background.
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03/06/2006 06:43:57 PM
Very nice work. Strong understanding of the demands of the format, great tonality, good detail and good action. The most interesting shot so far, for me.
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03/06/2006 05:40:16 PM
I love the energy and joy of this photo.
Great composition with these birds, the layers of sky-water-beach-water-beach and the soft sky and beach colors vs the hard colors of the boy(?). 10
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03/06/2006 05:00:06 PM
Excellent photo! The colors of the boy really burst from the subdued colors of the background. Great composition and storytelling photo.
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03/06/2006 01:10:47 PM
Nice muted tones in the water and sky making the child really stand out. Love the fact that you captured the movement of the child, it adds life to the photo.
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03/06/2006 11:57:16 AM
awesome love colors 10
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03/06/2006 11:41:29 AM
wow... nice picture... the seagulls closest to the child dome seem to be afraid.
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03/06/2006 08:48:00 AM
Wonderful composition! Works great in the square. I love the boys pose. I like how the how image is mostly the same tones, expect the boy who stands out in bold colors. Very fun shot. It made me smile.
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03/06/2006 07:22:32 AM
Simply stunning! 10 from me..well done!
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03/06/2006 06:58:01 AM
So sweet , very delicate tones , excellent composition. my vote : 9
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03/06/2006 06:49:20 AM
excellent shot...love the kid and what he adds to the shot...love the colour and I hope you do well...I hope a top 10 with this
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03/06/2006 12:19:35 AM
Wonderful. That spot of red is great!!!!
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