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Challenge: Time Lapse (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse")*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm f/2.8-4 L USM
Location: England
Date: Jan 6, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2008

This challenge has caused me many problems and so I had almost ran out of time. I woke up Sunday morning and remembered they have a bike club at the weekends and this idea was born..

I think this should do well in what is a very demanding challenge, maybe the MOST demanding I have entered. I love the new rule set so here it is...

est score - 6.6
dream score - 7.3

Well... I can dream can't I?



Keep swapping from my 2 shots, settled on this one after an ear bashing from the wife..


WOW! Thank you all for the MANY comments and this blue ribbon. As I said there was 2 shots I was playing with, this was the other shot, I think I made the right choice in the end. Maybe?

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.3153
Avg (commenters): 8.0612
Avg (participants): 7.3448
Avg (non-participants): 7.3086
Views since voting: 13940
Views during voting: 866
Votes: 314
Comments: 98
Favorites: 27 (view)


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01/20/2008 09:29:59 PM
This is an incredible shot. The way you captured the air time of the rider as awesome. Great work good capture.
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01/19/2008 08:25:59 PM
I am so new to this having only had a camera since Christmas but this is awesome. What a crystal clear and FUN picture. I have no idea about the work involved in such a shot, but if I could ever do this I'd be amazed. Great job.
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01/18/2008 02:09:05 PM
This is just an absolutely outstanding photograph! You made the right choice. It's a real inspiration to get out there and do better. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon. Very much deserved!
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01/16/2008 03:27:51 PM
Congrats! Well deserved blue ribbon!
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01/16/2008 03:18:59 AM
Hell yeah man, nice work!
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01/15/2008 07:38:38 PM
This one is way more awesome than the other one. Glad you put this in the challenge and congrats!
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01/15/2008 01:02:26 PM
Not every day a dream come true ;)
Congrats! Well deserved.
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01/15/2008 04:27:30 AM
Congrats Mak! Fantastic!
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01/14/2008 11:09:04 PM
wow! mak. master class! best shot!
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01/14/2008 02:03:20 PM
Nice one MAK! no wonder you were flying high all last week.
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01/14/2008 01:28:10 PM
Great shot! This was one of just three 10's I gave in this challenge. And each one of those three is on the frontpage.
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01/14/2008 12:57:56 PM
Wow! Way to go. Congrats on the score and Blue!
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01/14/2008 12:48:45 PM
Superb! I loved this shot!
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01/14/2008 11:08:04 AM
Woo Hoooooo MAK!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to GO friend!!!
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01/14/2008 10:13:25 AM
Awesome!, Congratz
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01/14/2008 10:04:40 AM
Fantastic shot, MAK...brilliant job!
Congrats!
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01/14/2008 08:39:30 AM
Way to go MAK !!
excellent capture
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01/14/2008 08:06:53 AM
Perfect blue ribbon winner for the challenge Marac...this is what I'm talkin' 'bout! Well done. Knew this would win somehow
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01/14/2008 07:57:35 AM
as they say in the mtn biking world...WHOA BIG AIR DUDE!! AWESOMMMMMMMEEE!!
you must be on air yourself...Cnngrats on the BR! :)

ETA still cant type

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 07:58:15.
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01/14/2008 07:33:06 AM
Not a bit surprised to see this one. My fave of the challenge -congrats!
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01/14/2008 07:29:05 AM
Congrats on the Ribb bro. Best shot Def. won it here. Well done and great editing again.
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01/14/2008 05:33:58 AM
Well done Man! Great sequence. COngrats on blue.
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01/14/2008 05:02:44 AM
I called it. Ongrats. fantastic eye catching photo. Great work.
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01/14/2008 04:10:38 AM
well done/congratulations
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01/14/2008 03:55:07 AM
Great shot - Deffinately the better of the two!

A little over the top with the processing perhaps, but an awesome shot.
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01/14/2008 03:53:17 AM
Excellent work Marac! Congrats on Blue.
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01/14/2008 03:09:38 AM
Congrats, Marac, well done! Still think it's too dark, like the processing of the outtake better, too.
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01/14/2008 02:28:51 AM
Cant believe you hit you're dream score.. well done.
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01/14/2008 01:35:53 AM
fantastic This was my choice for blue
Congrats
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01/14/2008 01:33:23 AM
yeah man, way to go! congrats
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01/14/2008 01:04:27 AM
WTG Marac, congrats! Great shot and I'm delighted your dream came true.
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01/14/2008 12:48:04 AM
Your dreams came true. Way to set the bar high my friend. Congrats!
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01/14/2008 12:37:40 AM
Well if I was gonna get SMACKED in the LoD, at least it was by this mighty fine shot. Congrats on the blue!
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01/14/2008 12:20:54 AM
Sweet! Congratulations!!
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01/14/2008 12:14:54 AM
Congrats Marac!
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01/14/2008 12:12:34 AM
Way to go, Marac! Congratulations!
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01/14/2008 12:10:06 AM
Cool photo. Congrats on the blue!
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01/14/2008 12:06:32 AM
Grats on the deserved blue - however much work it was it's an amazing image and was well worth it.
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01/14/2008 12:06:06 AM
Gratz on the ribbon thats a great shot.
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01/14/2008 12:05:21 AM
Well now aren't you just the cat's meow????? Congrats, man.
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01/14/2008 12:03:43 AM
WTG MAK! Congrats on your blue with this fantastic work! Bet the kids from the bike club would love a print of this.
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01/14/2008 12:03:07 AM
Yowsa...I thought this might have been yours through the week...judging by your vote anyways. Congrats on a great win.
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01/14/2008 12:02:50 AM
Yup, this was my blue ribbon pick. :)
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01/14/2008 12:02:38 AM
Congrats!
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01/14/2008 12:02:32 AM
Dream score! Well done, you dreamer.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2008 06:20:26 PM
would maybe "burn" the rider a bit.
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01/13/2008 05:20:09 PM
Quite an impressive jump, great shot.
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01/13/2008 02:36:37 PM
Really powerful shot. Each shot of the cyclist is well taken and good gaps in time beteen each new shot. Great setting and impressive stunt. 10 :)
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01/13/2008 09:54:03 AM
Another great example for this challenge, very nicely done.
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01/12/2008 10:32:40 PM
Great shot, unfortunately I think his figure gets a little lost in the trees. Maybe throw the background more out of focus next time (if you have the lens for it... I wish I did!)
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01/12/2008 10:27:57 PM
This is the image that seems to have all of the fun and beauty that this specific challenge requests.
The colors are great - and the subjects of the image demand equal attention as the trees are just as interesting as the biker-- 9
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01/11/2008 07:43:57 PM
excellent
got to be a ribbon me thinks
Kev
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01/11/2008 05:47:01 PM
Good capture. I like the grungier effect on this. I would have found some clothes to make the subject stand out more from all of the brown in the frame.
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01/11/2008 12:40:18 PM
What a cool photo. I think this one shoudl ribbon.
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01/11/2008 10:32:57 AM
awesome captures. love the action. well done
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01/11/2008 01:05:53 AM
Awesome capture a 10 from me
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01/11/2008 12:16:37 AM
This makes my heart skip a beat. Great landing!
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01/10/2008 07:55:54 PM
muckpond: hella jump! let's give him the blue ribbon!

scalvert: we're only discussing validation here.

L2: that's right, the Site Council hasn't awarded a ribbon since DrAchoo payed us off for that ladybug shot.
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01/10/2008 07:04:49 PM
Really fun shot. Great job!
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01/10/2008 06:56:03 PM
this is the best action sequence i've seen so far
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01/10/2008 06:08:18 PM
Love your motion here...I can only imagine what an image would look like if you were to lay on your back in the bottom between the ramps! I like that there is no motion blur. BB
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01/10/2008 03:55:24 PM
Brilliant concept! The lighting and trees in the background were somewhat distracting. Maybe if your subject had been dressed in more vivid colors or the lighting were different it would help the main focus of the image stand out even more. Great shot, nonetheless! 8
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01/10/2008 11:24:39 AM
Too dark
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01/10/2008 01:41:58 AM
My top pic after the fish that once was. Has great balance and processing. Good luck.
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01/09/2008 11:48:15 AM
Nice piece of work - you and him. I think the HDR colouring works OK on this - it's an all round success :-)
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01/09/2008 01:07:16 AM
Nice work, but it's too dark.
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01/08/2008 02:00:54 PM
perfectly meting chalenge, but overall to dark, there'S not enough contrast betwen the biker and the forest
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01/08/2008 12:59:56 PM
This is very cool. I like the detail...
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01/08/2008 09:00:30 AM
Very difficult lighting and you've done so well to freeze frame each position without any blur. Difficult setup requiring the live active and so overall a very high technical merit. I've been playing around with HDR recently since the rule change and the background looks possibly like you used this technique but obviously this would be impossible for the guy on the bike. So I reckon you may have had 3+ captures for the background plus another 5 for the action so I fully understand the amound of effort thats gone into this. Well done all round
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01/07/2008 11:35:47 PM
Awesome use of lighting to enhance the photo. Great subject!
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01/07/2008 11:03:44 PM
Really like the semetry,great shot
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01/07/2008 10:52:15 PM
nice contrast in the trees. Great captures.
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01/07/2008 10:05:48 PM
Perfect. Love it!
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01/07/2008 10:01:39 PM
This should be a top 10 for sure. My favorite of the challenge so far. Well captured...my only wish is that the biker were a little more light compared to the background. But this is great!!!
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01/07/2008 09:21:19 PM
The lighting on your subject is a little low. Otherwise good job!
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01/07/2008 08:48:15 PM
I appreciate action shots!!
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01/07/2008 07:25:08 PM
Cool, really cool. Wish the biker was a bit brighter so he didn't fade into the background, but otherwise a fine shot.
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01/07/2008 07:03:08 PM
So cool - love the editing and the composition is very entertaining. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/07/2008 05:52:41 PM
Ok this is insane bad ass. Well done, my pic for the blue, great air, composition and editing. Gotta MAK feel to the editing. Well done!!! 10
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01/07/2008 05:28:06 PM
At last one I am actually enjoying viewing! Your have chosen a good subject to showcase this technique, with a good base photograph. The low vantage point adds to the sense of height and clear air.
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01/07/2008 03:21:06 PM
This is just me 2nd 10 given out so far. Love the sport as well as the job you did photographing it!
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01/07/2008 01:58:17 PM
Bit busy looking with all that foliage in the background. Super shot though.
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01/07/2008 01:39:40 PM
Amazing acrobatics. The image is a little dark on my monitor. I wish the subject stood out a little better from the background. Anyway, nice action shot and well put together.
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01/07/2008 01:08:03 PM
A little more contrast would have been a 10, great
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01/07/2008 12:43:13 PM
thats cool. well balanced images you chose from, seems like natural motion to me.
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01/07/2008 12:23:31 PM
This has front page written on it. Very nicely done. Could be a bit brighter in my opinion, but it is still an awesome shot. 9.
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01/07/2008 10:35:56 AM
Amazing shot, not only for the obviously interesting/thrilling action but also for the lighting which for me is the really impressive part. With such deft lighting skills I'd be tempted to shout "Larus" but I'm way too new around here to be starting to guess (and there's no snow!). The lighting on the subjects face in the three frames you can see it is amazing. The exposure for the most part is well handled with so much DoF and crazy shadowing - and I can see why you've underexposed to accentuate the rider. Is there any tone mapping in the foreground? Is that a speedlte behind the mound? Teach me your skills!! Anyhow..congrats on a brilliant photo.
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01/07/2008 10:30:05 AM
Nice composition
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01/07/2008 10:02:03 AM
Excellent action captured! Great job! 10
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01/07/2008 09:16:30 AM
Very nice. As I'm scoring this challenge, I'm asking myself: Would one of these frames be a good photo, or is it an unappealing photo that is time lapsed?

The setup and processing of this photo stands on it's own. Nicely done.
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01/07/2008 09:15:46 AM
My choice to win. 10 from me.
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01/07/2008 07:03:10 AM
Entertaining. Nicely timed. 7.
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01/07/2008 05:12:15 AM
the winner. 9
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01/07/2008 03:33:43 AM
Has to be a contender for top spot.
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01/07/2008 12:52:38 AM
A bit dark, but great sequence and nice detail.
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01/07/2008 12:41:25 AM
WOW. Excellent move, great composition. Shame about the lighting, though - the rider really fades into the background.
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01/07/2008 12:30:56 AM
What a stand out. There are some good ones but this is terrific.
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01/07/2008 12:20:40 AM
awesome...hope the timelapse rule stays, because images like this are amazing...9
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