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Braving the Cold
Braving the Cold
jerowe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: farm road, sau
Date: Mar 7, 2008
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13th
Galleries: Children, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

I was off work Friday (March 7th) and lucked out b/c it just happened to be the only day it snowed here. I was looking at the challenges, and I saw the blurred mess challenge description, and I did not think anything about it. I called a friend of mine that had the cutest little kids she was babysitting and asked if she wanted to get outand shoot some. So we did. I threw it into manual mode and tried a few slower shutter speed shots to capture snow movement, and when I saw the viewfinder on this image, I knew I was going to enter it into this challenge. I think it will do well, but who knows ;) we'll see!

Post Processing:

raw conversion / white balance fix in Lightroom
curves adjustments
resized
canvas resize for border
sharpen
save for web

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hey everyone, thanks so much for the wonderful comments. i realy enjoyed editing this one up, and shooting it as well. at first i was let down by the score on this one, but i'm ecstatic that i scored in the top 20 in this challenge. i really appreciate the time that was taken by many of you leaving me a comment on this image. thanks so much!

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.1478
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 5.9907
Avg (non-participants): 6.2846
Views since voting: 1318
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 230
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 10:47:16 PM
Very nice effect, here - it make me feel as if sleet is stinging my eyes. I want to duck my head right along with him/her. 9
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03/18/2008 03:36:25 PM
I like this alot. It definitely invokes a lonely feeling. It's blurry and the snow adds the chaos. I give an 8 and may bump upon further review. Upon further review I am bumping this to 9
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03/18/2008 10:46:00 AM
beautiful
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03/18/2008 08:50:42 AM
Simple, yet so beautiful. It's perfectly balanced... light/dark... colour. The blurriness adds to the image... makes it stronger. Well done.
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03/16/2008 10:28:44 PM
Fantastic.
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03/16/2008 02:12:38 AM
It's only ever a child that you see never being too cold to play outside. I love the snow you captured and maintained, lovely colors, and nice smile (or so it appears). A lovely picture of childhood captured.
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03/15/2008 11:12:48 PM
Excellent capture with the movement of the snowflakes. Nicely done.
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03/15/2008 08:07:38 PM
even on a 30C+ aussie day i had a chill ...... well done
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03/15/2008 12:43:01 PM
This picture is so emotional. I like the boy's hair so much.
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03/14/2008 09:13:35 PM
great use of the great white commodity. good body language. 8
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03/14/2008 08:46:04 PM
Nice capture of snow falling, and a great expressive pose. Brave indeed.
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03/14/2008 12:52:54 PM
I've only voted on 7 of these blurry messes so far, but I really like this one the best. The blur has purpose which enhances the scene. I can feel the kid's emotions from this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2008 04:31:02 PM
Good sense of a snow storm, works quite well .... maybe would benefit a little from even more snow but difficult to get I guess!!
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03/12/2008 09:45:27 PM
Ah, fantastic! Just love the motion of the snow :-)
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03/12/2008 09:10:58 PM
this is to be proud of,this is art,great image 10
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03/12/2008 04:09:04 PM
nice emotion in this one
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03/12/2008 11:22:29 AM
brrrr! I think the blur helps the feeling of frigidness!
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