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Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: Saratoga Raceway
Date: Jul 29, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2006

For those wondering about the 10th place shot in this challenge, it's also from Saratoga Raceway, and it was taken by my son, with my camera, later in the day. His is better (but in my defense, he had better light!)

Not only did he get a better shot, but I lost the races I picked and he won $55 in a $2 exacta!

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.7755
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4875
Avg (non-participants): 6.9152
Views since voting: 1418
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 245
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/02/2006 02:26:13 PM
Great shot - wonderful lines and toning and excellent action. Nice of you to let your son come in ahead of you, too.
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08/15/2006 10:37:40 PM
Neil: a super image and great wall hanger. Congratulations on your 12th place finish.
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08/09/2006 07:42:12 AM
I really thought we'd see this one on the front page. AMAZING photo! So well done!

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08/09/2006 01:22:05 AM
Yours and DrAchoo's were my pics for ribbons. BUMMER!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 09:36:42 PM
I love the shot being from a head on perspective....and it being in B&W was perfect.
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08/08/2006 08:17:47 PM
Oh!... a b&w version. Good shot too
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08/07/2006 09:48:06 PM
Great use of B&W. Great action shot. Perfect composition. My only complaint is really not valid because it is purely in the eye of the beholder: the frame. The frame for me, is too heavy and distracting from an otherwise excellent photo. In my top 10 for this challenge. Question: Should the white fence in the back been absolutely horizontal? 9
Who did you go to the track with?
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08/07/2006 01:49:17 PM
I look at this one and feel like I'm about to get run over! Really awesome shot.
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08/07/2006 01:24:02 AM
This is really awesome! Reminds me of Seabiscut with the tone. Excellent capture!
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08/05/2006 01:33:46 PM
Great shot. Excellent capture and composition. The black and white treatment suits it perfectly. Bumping up.
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08/05/2006 01:28:31 AM
Awesome b&w...love the flying dirt.
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08/04/2006 03:02:30 PM
Wonderfully composed. Great clarity and detail. Selecting B/W works very well here as it helps to isolate your subjects even more and removes distracting bg items. Well done!
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08/03/2006 09:22:42 PM
Lots of racing pictures this week... this is my favourite. Very intense!
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08/03/2006 08:21:32 PM
One of the better horse shots
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08/03/2006 05:48:18 PM
Love the speed and strength that you caught in this photo. Very nice timing. The splatter shows a great shutter speed. 9.
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08/02/2006 10:04:12 PM
What a great action shot, really nailed the challenge theme perfectly. Love the BW processing and love how you've balanced the composition. Really the only 'bad' comment I would make is I don't care for the white line you've included in the border. Other than that, really nice shot. 8.
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08/02/2006 05:24:18 PM
Excellent shot.
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08/02/2006 03:49:04 PM
9 :) very nice b/w.
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08/02/2006 02:02:36 PM
bit guiness this one!
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08/02/2006 10:52:37 AM
should ribbon! great capture
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08/02/2006 10:13:27 AM
Best horse shot of the challenge I've seen so far. Nice that you neutralized the colors by going duotone. Great job. 9
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