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  #75 Fun time!
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Jump!       ©2010 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       2nd place, 110 points
1/320s, f3.2, ISO 100, 56mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Just a minor crop and playing a little with levels and brightness/contrast       Extra Info: Got inspiration from this great video I can't stop playing again and again:
Obviously I had neither the place nor the actors (and the summer!), so asked for a "little" help ;-) and decided to play with shadows instead... hope you enjoy this modest homage :-)
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Feb 23, 2010
    Many thanks again dear friends - I'm more than happy finishing so well, but I'm sure my niece will be even happier!! I'm glad you liked the pic so much, thanks again!!!

Jade O.
Feb 22, 2010
    Nice 1-2 finish! (And I do like the way you framed this one.)

Feb 22, 2010
    Hi Billy - gotcha twice LOL. Don't follow my advice for goodness sake - look where I ended up ROFLOL. - I bet your niece will always remember the fun she has working with you - times like this are SO important - be sure and tell her she did a great job.
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Feb 22, 2010
    Many thanks for such nice comments!! We had a very funny time taking this pic (more than 20 takes LOL :-) so I'm happy you liked ti too :-)
- Jade: Can't ask for a better first comment! many thanks!
- Ashyu: you have spotted exactly what I liked better on the pic, the backlighting and the shadow :-) And yes, despite the sun, it was cooooold! (for a Spanish standard at least :-D)
- Forkcandles: many thanks, I didn't noticed that the right triangle could be distracting... mmm... will try to rework that part a bit :-)
- Mepo: heeee, yes, you caught me LOL :-) my niece two times in a row is a great clue for sure. Your comment on the right side is the same as forkcandles' one... seems I really need to rework that part :-)
- Lo: also many thanks! yes, the video is really eyecatching, and was a great inspiration for the shot :-)
- Alby: ciao my friend! :-) yes, the background trees are a bit dark :-/ they help with the backlighting but are also "flat"... I had a better illuminated backgrund closer, but there I didn't have that great shadow... preferred the shadow this time :-)
- Ronoz: many thanks too :-) Yes, the key here is the afternoon low light... pity I took this pic before the opening of the new theme, "the golden hour", this pic would have fitted there beautifully too.

Feb 22, 2010
    Good use of the afternoon light playing against the grass.

Feb 22, 2010
    Very interesting composition....And lights too!
...It's a pity for the trees on the background...I really think this
photo could be more attractive with a brighter one....

Feb 21, 2010
    Loved the video! Also love the photo - great colour and vitality and it fits the theme beautifully

Feb 21, 2010
    This looks like Billy's work with his acrobatic princess :-) If not please consider it a compliment on both counts :-) I found the right side distracting so I made a deep crop (nearly one third) and also copped the top tighter and liked it better. In my tt for sure and I think your actor shows more natural enjoyment and attractiveness than the ones in the video.

Feb 19, 2010
    like the shadows and also woulkd have cropped the right hand side to cut out the light triangle still in the TT

Feb 19, 2010
    I really like the composition of the image. And also in creating your shadow, the girl's hair being backlit adds a pretty nice effect that makes me feel the crisp/coolness of the weather, which is also confirmed by the sweater the subject is wearing. the framing of the subject's shadow by the two pillars of shadows along side her are also really great.

Jade O.
Feb 18, 2010
    Great shot. Clearly a contender for no. 1!
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