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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Hastings Ontario Canada
Date: Oct 7, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

editing details: adjust exposure in raw mode, open in photoshop cs2, polygonal lasso to select the rope which was way to bright, brightness/contrast adjustment on the rope to make it go dark, rectangular marque to use for crop, again rectangular marque to crop, curves adjustment, resize, save as jpg.

Photo of wakeboard fanatic Mike Maynard taken in Hastings Ontario Canada. Obviously I have selected an exposure which enhances the deepness of the colours and the sillohoutte effect of Mike.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 625
Avg (all users): 7.2900
Avg (commenters): 8.2069
Avg (participants): 7.2577
Avg (non-participants): 7.4324
Views since voting: 49926
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 200
Comments: 43
Favorites: 10 (view)


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10/08/2008 12:20:10 PM
AWESOME! CONGRATS!!!
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06/24/2008 07:12:44 AM
Wow! This is really an awesome photograph. The crop you chose is perfect and makes the rope lead right out of the photo. Love the colors, and the spray sparkles like diamonds! Isn't there a wakeboarding magazine somewhere this should be the cover of?
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08/10/2007 05:11:11 AM
Great shot - well deserved placing.

I particularly like the capture of the spray.
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11/12/2006 10:53:32 PM
I tried something like this a while back, but yours is incredible!
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11/09/2006 01:23:06 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 5th place!
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11/08/2006 08:37:20 PM
An image I expected in the top 5 if not all the way up. It is possibly the most dramatic live action capture of a surfer. Congratulations on your 5th place.
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11/08/2006 08:58:33 AM
Congrats on your finish Ernie!!! Very well done. This is an excellent shot...MW
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11/08/2006 01:30:04 AM
This shot is incredible. I hope you're able to submit it with success beyond DPChallenge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 08:34:27 PM
man, this is an awesome shot. Well done. This rocks! 9
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11/07/2006 02:05:21 PM
You should sell this pic to the boardmaker! Excellent!
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11/07/2006 11:33:23 AM
Well frozen. Probably not easy in that light.
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11/06/2006 09:24:51 PM
I find the tether distracting, perhaps if you cloned it out...
11/06/2006 05:45:54 PM
Great capture !
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11/06/2006 10:59:58 AM
Amazing, love the colours, the movement, the spray an excellent shot
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11/05/2006 09:56:10 PM
Amazing action photograph!!! You've captured not only that moment in time, but the energy and passion of the wakeboarder.....well done!!!!
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11/05/2006 09:21:25 PM
wow! great capture of those droplets. The gold tones really work.
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11/05/2006 05:30:34 PM
Great silhouette and great action shot! Love the spray of the water!!
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11/05/2006 11:48:03 AM
Great stop action capture. I think the silhouette sets this one apart from the rest. 9
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11/05/2006 07:50:01 AM
Great shot. Love the timming, the light, the water.
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11/04/2006 04:20:31 AM
I love it, timing just right
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11/04/2006 12:37:48 AM
An enthrawling image and possibly the most exciting stop action silhoutte in the archives of DPC. 8
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11/03/2006 04:35:51 PM
Subject well focused and focal point: 2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 2
Background: 2
First impression/ Wow factor: 2
Artistic "override": n/a
Total: 10
Amazing capture. Wonderful photo.
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11/03/2006 11:00:14 AM
Excellent action silhouette framed by strong golden hues. Well done!
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11/03/2006 09:21:35 AM
Silhouette plus sparkling water plus action equals awesome shot!
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11/03/2006 06:06:56 AM
Top action shot here.....
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11/02/2006 08:07:24 PM
Very cool picture. I like the silhouette of the boarder, the frozen motion of the water and the yellow sky. Nicely done. Reminds me of the pictures seen on the motivational posters. . .
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11/02/2006 07:22:18 PM
Great catch, love the colours.
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11/02/2006 04:58:39 PM
Superb action photo. 10.
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11/02/2006 01:37:46 PM
Lovely composition, lighting and detail.
Good luck in the challenge
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11/02/2006 03:03:02 AM
Sweet capture!! Nice colors.
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11/02/2006 12:21:27 AM
That's a fantastic action shot... great job :)
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11/01/2006 08:00:19 PM
great use of back lighting and colors here. way to stop the action and keep the wake boarder sharp. -10-
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11/01/2006 04:16:58 PM
Wow! Those water droplets really make this shot amazing. Great capture!
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11/01/2006 03:17:12 PM
Great capture, the spray from the wakeboard is awesome especially in that lighting.
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11/01/2006 02:58:18 PM
If you shine too much light on something, you will burn away its metaphorical significance.
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11/01/2006 01:18:01 PM
Wow.
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11/01/2006 12:38:06 PM
Exellent frozen moment. Would have like the person more bright and visible.
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11/01/2006 10:41:18 AM
Very, vey cool. Love the golden colour.
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11/01/2006 10:00:49 AM
I like the backlighting behind his hair. Nice.
11/01/2006 08:36:57 AM
Great shot
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11/01/2006 08:19:24 AM
Great action shot, great color and detail.
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11/01/2006 08:01:40 AM
Outstanding !!!
Ribbon worthy.
10.
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11/01/2006 03:07:34 AM
woo hoo! that looks like fun...beautiful light and a great capture...9
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