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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Alton Towers, UK
Date: Jun 9, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600s
Galleries: Candid, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

I never imagined I'd be entering this challenge!

Shot on a day out at Alton Towers. These girls were very much enjoying getting soaked on the Ripsaw ... moments earlier they were chanting "Get us wet! Get us wet!".

B&W conversion using the Andy B&W Film Simulation plugin for Bibble (Fomapan 100 Film, Fortezo Paper).

Post Challenge:
What a glorious feelin' I'm happy again ...

Gotta be happy with this result - it is not possible to get any further out of my comfort zone than this. I'm scared of shooting people I know, never mind strangers!

Plus it puts a smile on my face every time I look at it : )

More photos from Alton Towers

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Colour version, very little cropping

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 448
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Avg (commenters): 7.7500
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Views since voting: 12682
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 148
Comments: 53
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06/23/2007 12:02:59 AM
Great image. love the color too! Congrats!
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06/22/2007 02:19:39 AM
Great stuff Bod! Congratulations!
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06/20/2007 12:48:58 PM
simply THE BEST!
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06/20/2007 11:45:24 AM
Congrats on another great image bod :)
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06/19/2007 10:40:16 PM
Awesome picture. I liked the first time I saw it! Congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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06/19/2007 04:24:41 PM
Hey! Congrats on the blue, Bod, and on shooting people - strangers no less!
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06/19/2007 10:18:58 AM
OK, sue me for paying attention to the picture and not the details - just noticed your title. You should shoot people more often - it really is kinda fun! (And very smart move to include the DPC-mandated water droplets, I might add...) :-)
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06/19/2007 02:10:44 AM
Great shot and very well deserved. Love the water and detail. Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/19/2007 12:02:22 AM
Congrats on a great win! This pic is excellent!
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06/18/2007 06:50:31 PM
Congratulations! This is wonderful! I just browsed through your photos using the above link. Absolutely delightful! I was laughing at work! It was sort of like a mini vacation! What fun!
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06/18/2007 04:46:09 PM
Hey grats on the Blue! Wonderful capture and conversion
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06/18/2007 10:48:58 AM
Well, I hope you'll be trying it more often. This is about as awesome a people shot as you can get!! Congratulations! This is a great choice for top honors!

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06/18/2007 10:18:41 AM
What's not to love about the spontaneity of this photo...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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06/18/2007 08:00:13 AM
I knew it! I was surprised to see that this wasn't taken in the U.S. this definitely captures a great thrill-seekers' moment of fun and anxiety combined.
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06/18/2007 06:33:45 AM
Well chosen dentistry there... ;-)
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06/18/2007 06:01:33 AM
enough, you! what's with this happenstancedly tossing in ribboners...it's as if that's all we get from you any more ;-)

nicely, nicely done, paul!
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06/18/2007 03:48:07 AM
Originally posted by sherpet:

I am unable to view this one in Brouse gallery for some reason.

How odd.
Maybe this photo is just a figment of your imagination? Oh heck, now I'm going to spend the rest of the day questioning my own existance again! ; )
06/18/2007 03:36:11 AM
I am unable to view this one in Brouse gallery for some reason.
06/18/2007 03:14:45 AM
Excellent capture and conversion. Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon!
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06/18/2007 03:06:32 AM
Great moment, great finish! Congrats on the Blue!
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06/18/2007 02:48:43 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great shot.

Jack
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06/18/2007 12:30:28 AM
Fantastic shot and a great finish. Congrats on the blue, Paul.
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06/18/2007 12:28:26 AM
Awesomw image here, and an equally an awesome candid winning shot, thats full of fun and joyfulliness.....
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06/18/2007 12:06:35 AM
Great finish!! Congrats.
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06/18/2007 12:02:40 AM
Congrats - an excellent shot filled with complete and utter delight!!
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06/18/2007 12:01:30 AM
Let me be the first to congratulate you...thoroughly deserved! Great energetic image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 09:48:25 PM
nice moment...
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06/17/2007 09:42:29 PM
The expressions are priceless.
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06/17/2007 08:43:03 PM
I love the expressions. B&W is perfect for this too.
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06/17/2007 08:22:31 PM
Absolutely great capture. Love it. 9
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06/17/2007 03:40:54 PM
Great shot! One of my favorites in the challenge. A great candid that captures emotion and feeling without being staged. Good luck!
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06/17/2007 06:18:46 AM
great expressions, very good capture
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06/16/2007 07:55:54 PM
That looks fun, great capture!
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06/16/2007 05:22:01 PM
Love it!!!
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06/15/2007 11:20:31 PM
Looks like fun. Great capture, at just the right moment! BW works very well here.
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06/14/2007 03:08:29 PM
amazing capture!!
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06/14/2007 02:18:56 PM
A good fit for B&W. The intensity on these girls' faces captures the thrill of the waterride.
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06/14/2007 11:21:05 AM
I like this in B&W, it makes the details stand out.
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06/14/2007 09:46:33 AM
very cool capture!
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06/13/2007 06:33:28 PM
LOL... Great title!
TC
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06/13/2007 03:33:01 PM
This would've made an awesome double take entry! It makes a good candid one too. I just think its funny how they look almost identical.
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06/12/2007 08:29:03 PM
A very good capture, perfect timing.
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06/12/2007 12:37:30 PM
great capture!
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06/12/2007 07:56:06 AM
Priceless. Love the use of B/W tones. The expressions are great. This is a very nice well composed crisp photo. You can definately feel the excitement.
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06/12/2007 05:02:45 AM
Excellent - really captures the delight of the moment and the water - added bonus. Nicely done!
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06/11/2007 10:24:19 PM
The best ever!! Again, the best ever!! 10



Nice job!


If this doesn't ribbon well I can't think about what I'll do. lol
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06/11/2007 09:49:59 PM
=D That's great! Wonderful candid idea!
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06/11/2007 08:49:54 PM
Wonderful capture...brilliant expressions, focus and detail. 8
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06/11/2007 04:13:27 PM
Beautiful photo. I hope to see this one on the front page next week :) It's a very dynamic action capture. One of my favorite elements of candid/street type photography is having something interesting going on in the photo, and you have nailed that part :) This photo also made a great black and white.. nice work :) 10
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06/11/2007 12:07:02 PM
how did you shoot this with all that splashing going on around you??! great shot!! 9
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06/11/2007 08:03:53 AM
heh, that is one great song. Excellent shot, choice of b/w does really intensify the water.
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06/11/2007 06:57:02 AM
Great candid shot, fantastic expressions and wonderful composition. The B&W works exceptionally well
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06/11/2007 12:11:00 AM
beautiful shot I can imagine this on the front page.
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