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Challenge: Lighter Than Air (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: May 31, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Portraiture, Action
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2011

This was much harder to pull off than I thought it would be. First of all the wind was blowing so the balloons would not hold still unless she held them right at the base. Also when she jumped the balloons didn't always go up at the same speed so they kept blocking her face. Then trying to get her to smile and jump at the same time was almost impossible.

We hid a small trampoline in the weeds the only problem was jumping high enough to clear the weeds. I wanted her legs strait, but we finally decided that they needed to be bent to make it look like she was getting somewhere.

Well here is hoping for the best.

Place: 5 out of 73
Avg (all users): 6.5240
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6450
Views since voting: 2035
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 208
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2011 02:05:11 AM
Nice shot. Looks like Utah Lake and Timpy in the background. Maybe a couple holes from Talons Cove as well.
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06/08/2011 01:01:15 AM
Congrats on the top 10, Jenn. Seems to be a regular spot for you :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2011 12:43:43 PM
I love the background scenery. The girl looks almost unreal, for some reason...
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06/07/2011 09:01:43 AM
This photo looks like a postcard. How did you get this right? Stunning background.
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06/06/2011 05:02:40 PM
My pick for the blue. The distant background looks a little overexposed on my laptop screen (not checked on my main comp) which may hurt your marks.
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06/06/2011 02:03:56 PM
Ahh - now that's what back drops are for :- )

Great concept and nicely taken
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06/05/2011 10:57:41 AM
love it 10
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06/05/2011 10:12:20 AM
Good everything. Love the scenery.
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06/04/2011 06:30:36 PM
She looks so happy! The image is great.. My only complaint would be the sharpness.
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06/04/2011 03:53:21 PM
Top ranking contender. I'm not familiar with icy mountain top scenery. It's really beautiful but i don't know why it look like HDR.
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06/03/2011 01:45:33 AM
background looks flat.
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06/02/2011 01:50:22 PM
As a photograph, this is technically flawed in many ways, but despite that I love the concept and it has a great feel to it. Would have given a 10 if the focus wasn't off and the subject were on the left third entering the scene instead of the right third leaving the scene. Depth of field could be quite a bit shallower too. I don't need to see so much detail in the background, the focus should be on the girl.
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06/02/2011 06:42:11 AM
WOW! I almost had sensory overload looking at this shot - there is just so much colour, I love it!

Really like the composition too, one of my faves so far, cracking job
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06/01/2011 11:18:03 PM
Wow you did it again, the view is stunning and your daughter looks delightful. 10. See you on the front page- again.
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06/01/2011 10:45:59 PM
Wow, great location! Seems over-sharpened, so much so that the girl looks like she was pasted onto the background. Pretty awesome job beyond that tho!
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06/01/2011 04:25:36 PM
Nice shot, if I had to find something wrong with it, it would be that the girl is facing to the right and is also on the right of the frame, I would have preferred her to be facing into the frame rather than out of it (hope that makes sense).
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06/01/2011 08:19:32 AM
I really, really like this but I wish she were jumping into the frame instead of out of it!
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06/01/2011 06:34:35 AM
A lower angle so you could see some separation between her and the flowers might have helped.
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06/01/2011 12:15:43 AM
Pretty good. I wonder if it would had been better shot from a lower angle though... 8
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