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Challenge: Family III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Arch Canyon Cave
Date: Nov 24, 2011
Galleries: Family
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2011

Hey this is really cool! My first real ribbon! Thanks everyone! :-)

This was taken during my Thanksgiving camping trip in Comb Wash (near Blanding, Utah). We climbed up into a cave and I thought I'd take some family shots for everyone for their Christmas cards. This is the wonderful McCollaum family posing in the picture for me. They were such great sports!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 64
Avg (all users): 7.0636
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.5111
Avg (non-participants): 7.2578
Views since voting: 3062
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 173
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/08/2011 06:33:41 PM
So glad I was one of your 7s! This is such a fun image. Congrats on your first ribbon! :-)
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12/08/2011 06:36:06 AM
I just love this, Congratulations on the ribbon.
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12/07/2011 09:03:56 PM
Love this idea for a Christmas card. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/07/2011 08:09:28 PM
Fabulous! I'm so glad the voters gave you the ribbon you deserve for this!
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12/07/2011 07:56:45 PM
A Fabulous shot Congrats
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12/07/2011 03:20:30 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! I didn't even think those were real people until I read your comments--it's such a surreal scene, and the posing is so impeccable as to seem, well, nearly impossible (especially for such a big family of presumable amateur models)!

Glad you decided to start submitting again :)
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12/07/2011 09:30:55 AM
Great capture!! Congrats on your Red!!
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12/07/2011 08:56:38 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, what a fun shot.
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12/07/2011 07:31:02 AM
congrats on your first ribbon
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12/07/2011 06:53:40 AM
Huge congrats on your first ribbon, and another 7 to boot!!

Awesome shot!

Message edited by author 2011-12-07 06:54:01.
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12/07/2011 03:10:39 AM
Brilliant. WD. What photography is all about, fun and capturing moments.
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12/07/2011 01:58:04 AM
Amazing balancing act, congrats on your ribbon.
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12/07/2011 12:30:05 AM
Congratulations! Cool shot.
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12/07/2011 12:27:40 AM
excellent shot, congratulations!
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12/07/2011 12:27:21 AM
Forgot to comment on this, but it was one of my faves, congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/07/2011 12:19:51 AM
This was one of my highest picks: lovely to see it ribboning. Congrats! OH... and your first ribbon, too! Wow!

Message edited by author 2011-12-07 00:20:42.
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12/07/2011 12:11:32 AM
Like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tome said: a cave drawing of a family. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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12/07/2011 12:06:04 AM
So primal too ;) Congrats, wonderful concept.
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12/07/2011 12:04:00 AM
Outstanding and well deserving of a ribbon. Congrats!
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12/07/2011 12:02:10 AM
Such an amazing shot! Congrats on the Red!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2011 11:50:29 PM
Wonderful idea for a hard challenge. First page.
Bump up
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12/06/2011 08:34:52 PM
I would think it would have to be a Judi. :)

If not, consider it a compliment!

I've been going back and forth on the negative space. My first thought was that I absolutely loved the negative space!

My next thought was that it would have been awesome as an extreme panoramic crop.

My next thought was: Either way it would be awesome, and either way would tell a slightly different story. Beautifully done -- can't see it getting anything but blue. 9 (voted earlier)
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12/06/2011 06:07:58 PM
Fantastic!
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12/06/2011 05:56:10 PM
I guess family life is a bit of a balancing act, isn't it? Great capture of the silhouettes.
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12/06/2011 05:20:12 PM
pretty creative. excellent work in basic.
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12/06/2011 05:22:42 AM
Perfect contre-jour. Great shot.
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12/05/2011 02:52:02 PM
A cave drawing, perfect!
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12/04/2011 10:24:49 PM
fun and creative. Technically great, but I wish you were zoomed in a little more (less black) 9.5 ->10

(It's going to be close between this and the lions :) )
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12/03/2011 12:36:23 PM
Like this for its unusualness,funky stuff.
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12/01/2011 10:33:53 PM
Awesome use of silhouettes! Maybe just a little less black around the edges to allow the figures to be more prominent? Either way ... nicely done.
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12/01/2011 11:57:59 AM
Awesome
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12/01/2011 05:59:15 AM
VERY cool. I would love to have some sort of detail in the darkness, but the formation is terrific!
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12/01/2011 12:48:23 AM
I like this shot!
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11/30/2011 05:30:09 PM
Very cool idea and very nicely shot, although this doesn't convey 'family' to me so much as 'acrobatics'! A different title may have helped, like 'supporting each other' for example.
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11/30/2011 05:19:52 PM
Great poses in silhouette and I love them against the orange and white. I would crop severely -- don't see why any loss in detail would matter but I may be wrong. Maybe a severe pano with a bit off the left and lots off the top and bottom. Then you could set it off with a double top and bottom border -- narrow white and a wide brownish orange -- to bring it back to a 2:3 ratio.
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11/30/2011 10:45:10 AM
What a fun idea.
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11/30/2011 08:04:52 AM
great shots and love the idea, one of my two for the challenge ribbon on its way. 9
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