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Alien Abduction

Alien Abduction
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-05
Categories: Humorous, Event
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 10:23
Viewed: 1348
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from the Popsicle Plunge. This was the coolest thing, a bubble within a bubble where kids could go for a spin, under the watchful eye of their parents, naturally. Here one gets the impression that they're trying to escape, but believe me, they were having a ball.

Changed the crop to 8x10, and positioned the two girls more to the left. A slight curves adjustment, then applied an USM.

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Oh yes, it's a very cool thing! I have not seen anything like it, except when I see the aliens ....LOL.
Very great and unusual moment.
The POV gives a strange result and also very aesthetic.
I think if I was a child I'll be gone in, that's for sure.
Excellent idea to show us this fun time.
gOOd !very gOOd work

This is such a nice shot Werner. I started laughing before I even looked and was not disappointed. Yes, they look like they are trapped in a foreign world. Good clarity and color and a really wonderful composition. TFS, Lori

Hi Werner,it looks like the girls were having a ball. It must be hard to keep ones balance, walking inside this bubble.This is an unusaul but strong visual image.I like your positioning of the girls,my eye is immediately pulled towards them. I wondered if upping the contrast a tad,to make the girls stand out even more, would add to the image? Hope you don't mind my WS,I also had to remove just a little of the blue in the plastic.I would be interested to know what you think of the small change.

Beautiful shot of these kids having fun!Excellent well defined focal point and composition, although I would have probably left some more room at the feet level. Very interesting concept and your metering is perfect! Well done and TFS!

best wishes,


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