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blowing away
blowing away
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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Ainaloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Date: Oct 29, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006

I've wanted to take pictures of this grass ever since it first started popping up around road sides and empty housing lots. It comes around this time of year and it's usually white, getting red as time passes. This empty lot across from our post box is the only place it's turned red already.

I set my camera on the tripod with the timer, and I sat in the grass flipping my hair every which way. I'm sure the cars passing by thought I was having a seizure of some sorts.

I was lucky today, in that after weeks of winter clouds and rain, the sky finally cleared up enough to make the grass shimmery, though sadly, you can't really see it in this particular shot.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.1134
Avg (commenters): 7.0417
Avg (participants): 6.1412
Avg (non-participants): 6.0980
Views since voting: 1851
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 238
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/06/2007 04:50:45 PM
VERY beautiful, I love the colors!
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11/08/2006 08:21:12 AM
I love this picture, congrats! The one think which bothers me about it is that her face and posture looks stiff, and she wears just a little too much makeup for this natural looking shot. Great colours and idea though!
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11/06/2006 06:19:37 PM
i like it but your face looks very stressed as iff there is too much wind and oyur about to fall but if your face had been a little less stressed and more carefree i would absolutly love this!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 09:04:51 PM
skin tone looks a bit too red to me. otherwise, not a bad idea - she looks like she's enjoying the breeze.
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11/05/2006 08:40:37 PM
Inhalation! Lovely setting for this capture. Bump.
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11/05/2006 03:05:42 PM
Nice photo.
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11/05/2006 02:28:17 PM
There is something about her expression that is not so favorable. The photo could use more room at the top, it would be nice not to have her hair leaving the frame
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11/04/2006 07:27:16 PM
I enjoy the unabashed melodrama of this. The soft focus helps you pull it off... and the colors! I love the colors. 7
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11/04/2006 04:44:53 AM
Nice idea, beautiful woman, colors, flowers, hair, DOF, bokeh. The pose is good, but too bad her expression seems like she is freezing rather than enjoying the breeze. I like the idea and overall feeling.
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11/03/2006 11:37:34 PM
Beautiful shot.
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11/03/2006 02:36:02 PM
Interesting photo, but the way her mouth is open isn't very appealing. The image is also a bit dark in my opnion.
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11/03/2006 01:07:31 PM
Wonderful shot! Why does she look so sad?
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11/02/2006 09:53:59 PM
Lovely setting - very nice red/pink color of the blooms to accompany the red of her hair.
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11/02/2006 12:40:59 PM
skin tones look very unnatural ...
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11/01/2006 08:27:15 PM
Lovely photo but the looks on the girl's face suggests that she is suffering or in pain. Maybe that was your intention.
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10/31/2006 09:58:21 PM
interesting shot ..... i like it .. =8
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10/31/2006 07:19:48 PM
Now that's wind! The best overall windy hair potrait of the bunch. Combining good technicals with good wind. A very nice choice of location too.
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10/31/2006 03:59:27 PM
really nice colours. great capture of wind expressed through her hair and the flowers /grass movement. her expression makes me think she's perhaps a tad uncomfortable & this is a little bit distracting
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10/31/2006 02:39:41 PM
Nice color, great DOF, sharp and well focused. Something about the expression on her face is distracting, particularly her mouth - seems unnatural perhaps. JMO of course. Nice idea and well executed overall. Good luck.
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10/31/2006 10:08:34 AM
This is my favorite image in the challenge. It has such energy and motion. This is miles beyond the models with fans shots as it has a location with actual wind, beautiful colors, and a beautiful model. 10
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10/30/2006 10:19:03 PM
I like the concept but it looks like she's in pain?
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10/30/2006 07:19:02 PM
The work on her face is a bit sloppy, a really nice picture but could have done without the facework...
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10/30/2006 04:53:47 PM
Lovely.
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10/30/2006 09:38:30 AM
Very pretty good capture.
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10/30/2006 07:01:08 AM
Annah? I liek this
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10/30/2006 06:35:55 AM
wow, awesome image! 9
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10/30/2006 02:24:59 AM
lovely, nice light...beautiful image
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10/30/2006 01:28:21 AM
good challenge image
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10/30/2006 12:41:05 AM
Excellent composition. The colors are vibrant and the expression is sincere and engaging of the challenge theme. I would have preferred to drop her a little lower into the frame if that was at all an option. It would have made her appear to have been standing and captured more of her hair. Other than that, top 10 for sure. Good luck!
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10/30/2006 12:15:04 AM
I love her expression. The peachy and red tones are great with the black and green.
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