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Wenders11


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Challenge: Sugar (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Jul 19, 2008
Galleries: Food and Drink, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2008

My son was incredibly patient this week! I think I shot 100 of these trying to get the lighting right and the right expression on his face. It looks so simple, so I don't know why I had so many problems with it. At least he got to eat the sucker when I finally got the photo right!

I'm happy with the end result and I'm really hoping for a 6+!

Post challenge: I DID IT!!! I've been trying SO hard for a ribbon and I finally made it! BIG thanks to Scarbrd for letting me run my ideas by him and for giving me such great advice!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.7714
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.5581
Avg (non-participants): 6.8660
Views since voting: 4392
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 140
Comments: 40
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/12/2008 09:31:45 PM
The most amazing thing here might just be the symmetry. Great colors and expression too, of course. Nice!
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08/03/2008 05:26:26 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon, excellent shot!
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08/03/2008 10:09:12 AM
A little late, but a heartfelt congrats on your ribbon, Wendy! A really fantastic job!
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08/02/2008 11:06:32 PM
Cornflakes!! Why didn't I think of that?! :)

dssagent88, I apologize for overreacting. It actually wasn't even your comment that bothered me, it was the one after yours that made me feel like I was being asked to defend myself. And it came at the end of an extremely long day where we had been traveling for hours, we had to stop for car problems, our hotel screwed up and I was exhausted. I think I just read the comments at the wrong time, and I read them on my cell phone where I couldn't even properly respond until I could find a computer. I should have just waited until I wasn't so frazzled and then it really probably wouldn't have bothered me.

Having said that, it really is TOTALLY freaky how much those photos look alike, lol! How weird! I guess great minds think alike! :)
08/02/2008 06:12:55 AM
Wendy - I am so pleased for you !!

You were always going to end up getting a ribbon, it was just a case of when and how :- )

(in my case I collected the coupons from the back of Cornflake packets)

Well done - I'm sure other ribbons will follow - now get back to your vacation . .
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08/01/2008 12:15:29 PM
Originally posted by Wenders11:

I'm typing this from a public hotel computer because we're on vacation, but I just wanted to respond to this.

It's totally FREAKY how much these two photos look alike, but I can honestly say that I don't recall ever seeing the other photo until yesterday. My shot was not copied from anyone. I know that sounds hard to believe because they look SO much alike, but it's nothing more than a weird coincidence. Those sucker shots aren't uncommon, in fact there was another one in this challenge.

I know it doesn't really matter in the long run, I just don't want to be accused of copying someone elses work when I know that I didn't. I'm going to go back to my vacation now, so if you want to discuss it further you're going to have to wait until Sunday when I get home.


Wendy, I'm not accusing you of anything. I was actually complimenting you on pulling off a better shot of the one I tried to do. I'm not surprised that someone else had the same idea for a similar shot. To think that I would be the only one to think of this concept would be quite egotistical. I was merely pointing out the strange coincidence that our minds had come up with on different occasions. Plus, if you were to copy a photographer, I would suggest someone else, like Librodo, anyway. :)
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08/01/2008 10:20:23 AM
I'm typing this from a public hotel computer because we're on vacation, but I just wanted to respond to this.

It's totally FREAKY how much these two photos look alike, but I can honestly say that I don't recall ever seeing the other photo until yesterday. My shot was not copied from anyone. I know that sounds hard to believe because they look SO much alike, but it's nothing more than a weird coincidence. Those sucker shots aren't uncommon, in fact there was another one in this challenge.

I know it doesn't really matter in the long run, I just don't want to be accused of copying someone elses work when I know that I didn't. I'm going to go back to my vacation now, so if you want to discuss it further you're going to have to wait until Sunday when I get home.
07/31/2008 08:52:24 PM
Wow. This looks like it was copied... What do you say Wenders?
07/30/2008 11:20:11 PM
Looks familiar...

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Granted, your new one is much better than my old one, but I am still learning.

Message edited by author 2008-07-30 23:21:40.
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07/30/2008 06:16:46 PM
wendy used to love those lollipops but could never finish them. hahaha
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07/29/2008 02:52:10 AM
Great shot Wendy! This is a good example of getting close and keeping the shot simple and uncluttered. The swirl of bright colors and the boy’s wide-eyed look has great visual impact, and that's all you need to tell this story.

Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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07/28/2008 07:55:29 PM
Great colors. Congrats on the ribbon! :-)
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07/28/2008 04:55:59 PM
Congrats on that first ribbon! Glad all your hard work (and your son's patience) paid off :) It's a fun shot that really draws in the viewer with the bright colors and his fun expression. Well done.
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07/28/2008 03:34:22 PM
fabulas picture well done/congrats
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07/28/2008 02:16:52 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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07/28/2008 11:08:38 AM
Well, all right! Finally! A ribbon! I knew you had it in you, it was just a matter of time.

Great shot, btw.
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07/28/2008 10:30:01 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, Wendy! I'm surprised, with your portfolio, that this is your first.
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07/28/2008 09:21:29 AM
Good job Wendy! Now you're in the game. We expect big things from you now!
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07/28/2008 09:12:51 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! Woohooo!!!
Excellent color and composition!
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07/28/2008 06:22:58 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon - great feeling, isn't it!

Love the bright bold colours, and his expression is brilliant! Well done.
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07/28/2008 04:41:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, very well done ( and you're lucky I didn't execute this idea I also had)
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07/28/2008 01:17:50 AM
Congrats !!! Love the expression
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07/28/2008 12:39:37 AM
Your patience (and that of your son) definitely paid off. Great colours and expression. Congrats on your first ribbon, Wendy. May it be the first of many more.
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07/28/2008 12:22:05 AM
Congrats on your FIRST RIBBON WENDY!!! Great image
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07/28/2008 12:06:26 AM
Hey well at least you got a ribbon. congrats
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07/28/2008 12:04:04 AM
Marvelous colors and expression, Wendy! Big congrats on your first ribbon!
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07/28/2008 12:03:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! What a fun shot for you to have for your family. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2008 02:46:37 PM
Good color, composition and humor.
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07/26/2008 05:01:49 PM
Kids and Candy, so typical, done so often, but this is done once again so well. Great pose, love the composition, amazing contrast and focus on the candy. Would have liked to see a little more punch in the eyes, but still a great shot.
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07/24/2008 12:07:11 AM
Great shot. The expressions of the kid is also awesome.
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07/23/2008 06:40:31 PM
haha! Cute!
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07/23/2008 06:21:58 PM
nice angle
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07/22/2008 06:00:28 PM
Haha, great expression, you can just here him saying "sweet!" Bart Simpson style.
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07/22/2008 11:06:09 AM
all around strong image the colors a rich & the composition is great.
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07/21/2008 08:37:57 PM
excellent match of title to image for the challenge - Love the photo!
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07/21/2008 04:25:22 PM
effectively that look(I hope that is the correct word!) is all a program.....
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07/21/2008 03:15:27 PM
Adorable!! So sweet! Amazing colors, lighting and detail.
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07/21/2008 12:43:17 PM
mmm. that looks really good. nice shot. 8
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07/21/2008 07:40:44 AM
good composition, good eyes 8
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07/21/2008 02:34:01 AM
I like this!
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