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Slaying A Dragon
Slaying A Dragon
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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Crescent Beach, FL
Date: Oct 29, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 50
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006

Right place, right time. :)

I was at the beach to shoot kite surfers. Found a group of them who were waiting to go - just waiting for the tide to change and wind to pick up - and waiting - and waiting.... all afternoon there wasn't enough wind. Great guys though and were fun to chat with while I shot other nonsense on the beach. About the time the kite-surfers gave up for the day and were putting their kites away, a family showed up just beside us who own a company called "Extreme Kites". Heh. So I waited, and watched and shot and this shot presented itself! I'd asked permission to shoot this HUGE windsock while their son played under it and they said I could. The were busy hoisting another kite larger than this one! :)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.5020
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.1705
Avg (non-participants): 6.6832
Views since voting: 2642
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 249
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/17/2007 04:37:04 AM
Love the colors! Cool pic.
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11/09/2006 03:08:21 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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11/06/2006 10:48:53 AM
Congratulations Cindi. Excellent work as always and a great finish... :)
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11/06/2006 10:33:04 AM
Incredible payoff for all that waiting! What a very cool photo!

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11/06/2006 08:23:28 AM
Way to go Cindi!!! I like the way you've captured it from a side angle, instead of just a 90 degree angle - gives this a nice depth.
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11/06/2006 06:32:50 AM
wow. that thing is HUGE. congrats on tenth place!
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11/06/2006 02:13:08 AM
Congrats on your Top 10 finish!
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11/06/2006 01:15:19 AM
Glad to see this giant kite image enter the top ten. It is an awesome capture! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 11:49:11 PM
So cool!! 9
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11/05/2006 08:12:25 PM
What a kite! Bump.
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11/05/2006 07:53:22 PM
Bumping up, after further review! This shot ROCKS!
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11/05/2006 02:29:08 PM
Great photo, I like the boy underneath, give a great prespective of how big the kite is
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11/03/2006 05:15:17 PM
One hell of a kite - I like that you have got the man in the picture to give a ense of scale
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11/02/2006 11:49:07 AM
Excellent subject for the challenge. Good vibrant colors.
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11/02/2006 11:20:17 AM
I think you have the best shot of the challenge. I don't care for most so I haven't decided if I'm voting or not..if I do, you'll certainly get a 10. I came back to vote...10
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11/01/2006 08:31:58 PM
wow ;o)
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11/01/2006 01:36:43 PM
Exciting image
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11/01/2006 07:47:35 AM
Very nice, love the colors.
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10/31/2006 11:02:11 PM
Great perspective!
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10/31/2006 04:35:23 PM
Great shot. Good job.
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10/31/2006 03:10:05 PM
My 2nd favorite image. I love the context, the colors of the kit, and overall impact. I think it ground may be processed a bit too much, stopping it from a perfect score. Wonderful capture.
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10/31/2006 10:35:15 AM
An exciting couple. The boy really gives scale to this giant kite. 8.
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10/30/2006 11:54:08 PM
My pick to ribbon. Spectacular capture.
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10/30/2006 11:15:57 PM
that thing really pops off the computer screen :) 7
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10/30/2006 10:21:17 PM
good capture
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10/30/2006 09:53:34 PM
Including the boy gives a good perspective of size. This looks like a day of fun. Nice picture.
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10/30/2006 01:59:40 AM
great title and a wonderful image...really great perspective
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10/30/2006 12:43:45 AM
This is awesome! Could you ask for a better subject related to this challenge? All of the elements work and I'd be disappointed if this does not ribbon. Bumping to an 8! Good luck.
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