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Flying on the Rooftops
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Challenge: Balloons (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 16, 2010
Galleries: Children, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2010

Had to shoot this twice. First time I had a very wet street and a grumpy model. Second time a dry street and a happy model, with smiles. Thank you very much daughter.

The street that I took this picture at is actually a loading dock area for trucks. I was standing on top of a an old stairway that leads to nothing, shooting down on my daughter. There are lots and lots tire track textures on the blacktop, due to the tire marks (not artifacts). Image is actually selectively desaturated and only my daughter and the balloons are 'colored' in. The buildings are, of course, out of chalk, and there was some left over chalk dust that covered the street to make it look slightly like a chalkboard.

I am thrilled that this made my front page. Thanks so much for all the comments and votes. It was an exciting week.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 329
Avg (all users): 7.3302
Avg (commenters): 8.7727
Avg (participants): 7.3403
Avg (non-participants): 7.3088
Views since voting: 12144
Views during voting: 606
Votes: 212
Comments: 88
Favorites: 87 (view)


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08/28/2011 06:04:10 PM
AWESOME and VERY CLEVER............ LOVE IT... from shez
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06/11/2010 09:19:46 AM
Big huge congrats on your First Place at Better Photo, Jennifer!
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05/01/2010 10:09:25 AM
this is such an awesome concept, set up and execution. well done!
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04/30/2010 12:13:10 PM
just stunning. Great image, Jen
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04/29/2010 10:10:33 PM
This is so awesome, Jenn......Big Congrats!!!
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04/28/2010 11:18:39 PM
A huge Congrats Jennifer! Impressive all the way.
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04/28/2010 08:45:30 PM
Congrats!!!
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04/28/2010 08:20:09 PM
Wow! This is just fantastic--so whimsical, and beautifully executed!
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04/28/2010 04:24:40 PM
Brilliant!
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04/28/2010 01:30:22 PM
This is just amazing! It's so great, I have to keep looking at it. Congrats Jannifer, you're a great photographer with great ideas ((Hugs)).
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04/28/2010 10:52:15 AM
What a clever idea! Love it! Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/28/2010 09:52:26 AM
What a cool idea Jennifer. Congrats on the Blue.
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04/28/2010 02:33:42 AM
Hey Jen - well done - congrats on the blue
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04/27/2010 11:22:44 PM
nicely done! Congrats!
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04/27/2010 06:55:43 PM
Congratulations!! Was very impressed with this from the start.
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04/27/2010 11:26:18 AM
Oh My God! Simple and Good!
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon!
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04/27/2010 11:12:14 AM
this is beyond awesome.
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04/27/2010 09:17:37 AM
Congratulaions on your ribbon this is excellent
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04/27/2010 09:00:47 AM
Congrats! Excellent image:-)
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04/26/2010 08:31:10 PM
Congrats on the bluey Jennifer. I love this shot it is clever and beautiful. It is nice to be on the front page with you :D
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04/26/2010 07:43:34 PM
Beautiful shot. Well deserved 1st place. Congrats to the model too - she makes the photo work.
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04/26/2010 05:20:53 PM
Extremely inventive
Excellent!
Debbi
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04/26/2010 03:39:04 PM
I was hoping this would win. :D Congrats on the blue!!!
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04/26/2010 03:26:18 PM
I really liked this! Good Job:)
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04/26/2010 02:52:58 PM
Congratulations on the Blue! Great image! I love the quirky, artistic vibe!
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04/26/2010 01:35:32 PM
Congratulations! What fun!
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04/26/2010 01:02:37 PM
Congratulations on the blue. Very clever setup, just a fantastic concept. Great job.
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04/26/2010 12:05:43 PM
This is just awesome, glad to see it on the front page, got a 10 from me
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04/26/2010 11:16:30 AM
What cute and clever composition.

Congratulations on a well deserved first place.
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04/26/2010 10:16:19 AM
Whimsy and wonderful. Congratulations on the blue :)
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04/26/2010 09:56:09 AM
Fabulous! Congrats on a cooperative daughter and a wonderful idea and image.
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04/26/2010 09:14:13 AM
Congratulations! fantastic image
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04/26/2010 08:25:24 AM
Heh Jen!!! Congratulations. Really fun and creative.
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04/26/2010 07:56:44 AM
Fantastic. 10 from me.
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04/26/2010 05:01:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this shot reminds me of the video with the song Straberry Swing by Coldplay.
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04/26/2010 04:01:42 AM
excellent work!! congratulations on the well deserved ribbon!!!
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04/26/2010 02:35:04 AM
congrats Jennifer, beautiful shot! now, send it to 1x, would ya?
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04/26/2010 02:25:55 AM
Conghratulations on the BLue Balloon Ribbon. I've been longing to do a shot like this, of someone lying on the ground as a background. You did well. ;-)
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04/26/2010 02:25:49 AM
sensational Jen
congrats on the blue well deserved
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04/26/2010 02:19:05 AM
Congratulations!! Great shot and great idea and I find it amazing that the first 3 images have a similarity about them (not JUST the balloons)
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04/26/2010 02:14:29 AM
Very well deserved! Beautifully done, and your daughter's joyful expression really makes the shot work.
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04/26/2010 01:11:26 AM
Wow! Very creative. Love this.
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04/26/2010 01:08:10 AM
Excellent!! Congratulations on your blue!!
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04/26/2010 12:58:07 AM
This so COOL!!!!!!!!!. Congrats on the Blue.
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04/26/2010 12:53:09 AM
Congrats on the blue and a great image!
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04/26/2010 12:47:19 AM
Congrats on 1st! wow! this is a great shot with so much that you did right... well i cant think of anything that you didn't do right. =] (btw i gave this a 9)
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04/26/2010 12:42:03 AM
look at that! 29 10's 29 9's and 29 8's. very impressive, congratulations
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04/26/2010 12:39:38 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon, very clever image
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04/26/2010 12:39:31 AM
That is an amazing shot! Congrats!
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04/26/2010 12:32:57 AM
Nice work and well thought out.congratulations
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04/26/2010 12:17:41 AM
Congrats... Great shot!!!
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04/26/2010 12:16:44 AM
How cool is that? Congrats on a superbly well executed image. You have chalkboard covered streets? ;)
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04/26/2010 12:16:27 AM
My absolute favorite. Such a beautiful shot! congratulations :D!!!
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04/26/2010 12:10:17 AM
Awesome concept and shot Jennifer. Her outfit really works with the theme too. Congrats
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04/26/2010 12:07:53 AM
Super! Way to go, Jennifer. A joy to view. Makes me smile. Well deserved win, considering how much work you put in.
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04/26/2010 12:07:38 AM
I had a feeling this would win, congrats on the blue!
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04/26/2010 12:03:48 AM
WAY TO GO!!!!! CONGRATS!
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04/26/2010 12:03:38 AM
Great job Jennifer!
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04/26/2010 12:03:09 AM
HUGE congrats on your blue - I KNEW it!!
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04/26/2010 12:02:58 AM
=D Stellar, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2010 11:38:14 PM
Though I've seen similar things elsewhere (and recently on DPC), I still can't find room for improvemment - great set, costume, model, lighting, clarity, and still all about the balloons. One of my faves and a 10 from me.
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04/25/2010 11:34:16 PM
Looks wonderful. I like the variation of depth in you image - the balloons really stand out and your lighting has made the girl almost look like two dimensional which goes so well with the building. One of the top images in the challenge
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04/25/2010 10:00:36 PM
Love it!!! Great job...
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04/25/2010 06:57:50 PM
nice, very nice!
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04/24/2010 02:40:16 PM
Awesome picture
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04/23/2010 08:55:25 PM
Awesome, It looks like she's actually standing up! Good job on the perspective!
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04/23/2010 05:47:59 PM
Just adorable! A really well-done idea, and a fun image.
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04/22/2010 01:51:03 PM
I love this!!! Love her dress, too, gives it an old fashioned European feel.
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04/22/2010 12:51:38 PM
I'm not voting but I'm favoriting this fabulous image!!
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04/22/2010 04:01:05 AM
I love this, 10!
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04/21/2010 05:21:50 PM
This is so extremely creative! It captures the whimsy and imagination of childhood so well. Love the colors the composition, and the smile on the girl's face. Picture Perfect! Voted this a 10 earlier and marked as fav....but wanted to come back and leave a comment and tell you why and what I love so much about this.
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04/21/2010 07:47:24 AM
Wow! This is creative ... love the square crop, negative space, and the way your subject pops off the background. Tiny nit-pik --- lose the black border.
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04/21/2010 03:32:30 AM
Love this. A definite for the top 10.
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04/21/2010 02:16:44 AM
really nice! congrats!
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04/20/2010 07:51:32 PM
The whimsy patrol called, they are looking for you. clever, cute, and technically strong. My top score and pick for blue
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04/20/2010 07:11:03 PM
Great work. I don't how you got a Blackboard this big!! The detail, execution and light are good. It's about my favourite for the challenge.
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04/20/2010 02:35:55 PM
Fantastic. 10. Hope this ribbons.
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04/19/2010 07:59:37 PM
Must be Mary Poppins little sister. She uses balloons instead of an umbrella.
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04/19/2010 02:31:33 PM
very well done, compliments
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04/19/2010 12:39:23 PM
great photo looks fake not a potential winner
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04/19/2010 12:03:38 PM
Nice idea, nice compo!! Congrats!
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04/19/2010 09:26:19 AM
Fantastic execution and a magical result. 9+fav from me!
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04/19/2010 08:51:17 AM
Really adorable!!
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04/19/2010 08:21:55 AM
This was very creative and a great image. Good Job!
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04/19/2010 07:11:33 AM
Creative idea, I like the color contrasting with the "chalkboard" surface; unforzunately loads of sharpening artefacts visible, especially in the wrinkles of her dress and around her body and the balloons - while other parts (foot, hair) seem to be blurred. The border doesn't add here.
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04/19/2010 02:39:43 AM
Brilliant! This is my eleventh image to vote on and I am going to predict a ribbon here. ...although I reserve the right to come back later and revise that prediction. :-)
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04/19/2010 02:08:23 AM
Now thats just a breath-taking shot! Amazing concept and execution!

Came back to this shot and I'm moving you to a 10 and +fav!
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04/19/2010 12:05:11 AM
You redid it!! Wow!! Love it - the shoes too. Not voting :-)
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