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Into the Light
Into the Light
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus Zoo
Date: Sep 11, 2006
Galleries: Snapshot, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006

So we spend ten days at Allegheny State Park and expect to get tons of cool pics to be able to submit to challenges - with a Free STudy available no less. I come home with one pic that is FS worthy and I edit away and submit. Two days later I take the kids to the zoo (a weekly adventure) and as we are walking along in Africa my son starts getting excited about "walking through the cloud". The lowest part of the path through Africa has a mister that just pours off this really fine mist. I start taking pics of the kids walking through. I want them to sort of slow down but every time I yell they just turn around and look at me. SO I let them run off and pop off acouple of pics as they go. I took tons of other pics in hopes of FS material but they didnt come out strong (see my recent animal shots). I open this up and do a quick edit and post it to my portfolio and send my wife the link to see it. Within the 5 minutes or so it takes for her to open it I pull 3 comments and a favorite. She calls and tells me to pull it quick that it should be my FS entry. So I hide it and start working on the editing. Way more editing than I did on the original post. And so I submit this shot - a Deja Vu of sorts from my Soft Focus entry. I originally called this "No Handbag" when it was just in my portfolio but now I need to come up with something cool. Good thing I still have 18 days to think about it.

Post process - levels, sat/desat all over the place, burning & dodging all over the place, selective curves, cloned out some sun spots, crud on the path and the drain cover, USM, NI, crop and rotate, border, resize for web.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.6791
Avg (commenters): 7.6875
Avg (participants): 6.5310
Avg (non-participants): 7.1905
Views since voting: 3071
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 187
Comments: 38
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/06/2007 09:49:50 AM
Tim-this is a very cool shot. Nice feel to it.
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10/29/2007 03:10:13 PM
wow i love this picture, it makes me feel like im in a fairy tale. great picture
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07/21/2007 11:42:16 AM
Ooooooh!!! Awwww! Don't let the little munch go in there!!!!
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03/18/2007 05:27:53 AM
This has a really haunting air of vulnerasbility about it that both fascinates and unnerves me. Awesome!
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02/13/2007 07:57:47 PM
This is a wonderful shot, colors, comp, subject...very well done sir...faved it
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12/29/2006 08:33:20 AM
This is so magical..Beautiful photo.
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12/27/2006 04:40:59 AM
23 in a free study is nothing to sneeze at, but this great and should have finished higher, a really great image.
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11/16/2006 12:55:18 PM
oh!! and wow!! thank you for telling this fairy-tale! what a beautiful work!
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10/15/2006 10:23:05 AM
likes it, heaps dreamy.
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10/14/2006 10:05:27 AM
I knew this was yours when I saw it. I wish I had been as smart to pull my Brothers picture for the October FS, but, I wasn't. You definitely pulled it off much better this time!
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10/10/2006 11:16:50 PM
Very attractive composition with great light play.
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10/08/2006 09:52:00 PM
And yet another addition to your top row! (I show six for everybody). And this one has Rowan in it, so now you need to get Aidan into the top ten. I didn't get through the whole challenge this time so I didn't see this one - I'd have recognized it, though, from your earlier entry and because of Rowan. A lovely balance of just about everything all around. Top 25 and a score above a 6.5 doesn't suck! :-)
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10/08/2006 09:35:23 PM
Tim, this shot was underrated I reckon...but with 612 images in the challenge, competition is tough...love the light in this and the nice balance in the composition
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10/08/2006 01:46:40 AM
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is so magical and beautiful! Mega Congratulations on getting such a stunning one!
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10/08/2006 01:20:11 AM
Loved this one, Mr. Foo! I'm surprised it didn't finish a fair amount higher, actually.
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10/08/2006 01:19:45 AM
LOL. I remember the one WITH the handbag. Great job reshooting and congrats on your high finish! :)
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10/08/2006 01:17:41 AM
Congrats, loved this one! Especially the crop.
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10/08/2006 12:36:25 AM
what a great shot..congrats on the high finish!
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10/08/2006 12:19:07 AM
Wonderful shot, congrats. One minor, constructive crit: I'm not a sharpness nit, but the boy could be a bit sharper here; I'm sure it can be done in postrocessing.
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10/08/2006 12:10:44 AM
Outstanding effort my man... Proud of you!
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10/08/2006 12:07:41 AM
Great picture Tim!! Congratulations on a great finish and a great score!!
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10/08/2006 12:07:02 AM
That is one fine image congrats on a great finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2006 11:06:04 PM
put an inspirational saying in the bottom left and sell this to millions.

Very cool, great visual metaphor on lots of levels
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10/05/2006 01:43:54 PM
Looks like it's out of a fairy tale, nice shot
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10/03/2006 11:09:19 PM
Very cool. Light rays are really difficult and you've done well.
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10/03/2006 09:58:46 PM
Wow I lover this shot. Reminds me of the scene from Close Encounters.
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10/03/2006 09:35:22 PM
that is really nice. love the lighting
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10/03/2006 04:33:07 PM
The combination of elements (different colours, light, themes) join up into a good image.
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10/03/2006 08:15:08 AM
Beautiful photograph. I vote a 9.
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10/02/2006 05:59:45 PM
A bit oversaturated.
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10/02/2006 04:54:33 PM
oh wow...looks like a horror movie poster
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10/02/2006 07:59:27 AM
wow...looks like the garden of eden...awesome!
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10/01/2006 07:20:10 PM
Its funny, im doing a series of these types of photos... so for this one I get to be extra picky! Good color, great fog, great light. You could crop the top off to make it more dramatic I believe.
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10/01/2006 12:34:58 PM
There here! You really captured a unique moment in time.
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10/01/2006 10:31:07 AM
Nice image. Maybe a crop a quarter over from the right, and a quarter up from the bottom would be interesting to try. Also selective levels on the greenery surrounding the portal might be helpful.
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10/01/2006 08:11:04 AM
Wow......just wow.......should be the blue if you asked me.........more wow.
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10/01/2006 05:54:20 AM
Excelent picture! A 9 from me.
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10/01/2006 03:45:03 AM
this is a really cool shot.
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