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Nervously Waiting!
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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Sigma 70-200 /2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM II
Location: Home Studio
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

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::Before Challenge::
I have high hopes for this entry. the idea in my head was almost exactly like this but I really don't care for the color of the couch. I did some adjustments to it but it's still not that far from the original color. I saw a picture like this years ago and I was trying to imitate it from memory. I like this image so much I think I might get a 30x40 print of it for my office.

Thanks to my wife for those wonderful legs, my daughter for the tu-tu, and my sister-in-law for the shoes and the socks.

:Score Expectations:: Hmmm, well I would like to see a 7 so I can get a new photo on my profile but I see this hitting a mid to high 5 breaking my 6's streak. Guess we'll see...

::After the Challenge::
Well it's good to see that I made it in the top 5 and my running streak is still going... I can't thank everyone enough for all the wonderful votes and comments.

I used 3 lights for this shot.
1. One SB800 behind the couch as my BG light.
2. One SB800 to camera left shot through a 16x16 softbox set on full power.
3. One 65w (ebay) flash to camera right shot through a 45" white umbrella.

The position of the feet was very critical in this shot. I took about 100 pictures with my wife moving her feet in all different directions trying to get that awkward look but at the same time not breaking her ankle. If you've ever been in a waiting room and you see kids swinging their little feet from a chair they somehow are able, and usually end up doing something very similar to this right here.

If you have any questions please ask away.

Thanks again to all the wonderful voters here at DPC.

Place: 4 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.4368
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.3014
Avg (non-participants): 6.5347
Views since voting: 3495
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 174
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/13/2011 12:57:08 PM
to much pink
03/02/2010 03:30:19 PM
Those your legs, Joe? :D Congrats! I really like this.
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03/02/2010 11:57:31 AM
Very cool shot, I knew this would do well. Congratulations on your HM.
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03/01/2010 12:36:06 AM
Fabulous !!! Congrats on the HM
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03/01/2010 12:29:32 AM
Really cute. Congrats on top 5.
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03/01/2010 12:23:50 AM
Yo Joe, way to go! Cogratulations!
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03/01/2010 12:16:03 AM
Nice Work! congrats on top 5!
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03/01/2010 12:08:10 AM
Nice work, Joe! 'Grats on your HM!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 02:38:29 PM
very cute....10...there is a lot of competition but this should do well
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02/26/2010 08:29:45 PM
i really like this picture!!! i love everything about it - the reflection, the colours.. it just has a certain feel to it that i really like, im gonna give it a 10 and its definitly going in my favourittes :) GREAT SHOT!!!
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02/25/2010 08:55:06 AM
very cute!
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02/24/2010 09:03:39 PM
Bravo ! Great composition and color full of charm and whimsey.
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02/24/2010 08:53:46 PM
great lighting, subject and composition. execellent pp too
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02/23/2010 03:36:18 PM
Love the pink/white/black ... works really well together. Fun shot!
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02/23/2010 01:08:46 AM
Fun shot! Front page. Not voting.
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02/22/2010 10:44:06 PM
Great colors! I like the composition. Cute :)
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02/22/2010 12:28:05 PM
I love pink shoes! Very nice!...9
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02/22/2010 11:38:53 AM
Love the colors and the shoes with the socks. The bench at the top really bothers me for composition. I think cropping this just a bit from the top would make this work much better. Neat lighting by the way.
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02/22/2010 10:10:24 AM
This is adorable. I love the striped tights. The black pink theme works together so well.
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02/22/2010 02:32:13 AM
Very nicely executed image.
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