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2012 Olympic Hopeful
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Challenge: Your Occupation III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Date: Aug 10, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2008

I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the time,dedication and money Olympic athletes need in their quest to reach the games. It truly is a full time job. I have seen many pics of swimmers and the expression on their face during a race and, to me, it epitomizes the energy and strength and dedication needed.So I wanted to replicate this feeling.

This was not fun. Thats me in the pool. It has been miserable around here the last 2 days. Taken around 10 pm the water was about 70F/21c and I was &$!@ freeeezing

I did all the setup and my wife used the remote to snap away. Only did 10 shots and this is the only one that was usuable. I wish I could take some more to get it right as I am not too happy with this one.

The water give a funny effect when it rolls off the skin.






Thx for the comments.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.0357
Avg (participants): 6.9020
Avg (non-participants): 7.0365
Views since voting: 3491
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 188
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/28/2008 08:19:38 AM
this image, the expression..pure determination! Excellently done. Congrats!
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08/24/2008 09:27:01 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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08/19/2008 12:22:18 PM
What an amazing photo. And such excellent timing with the world standing in awe of the swimming sport!

Congratulations on 4th place. Sometimes, it is really a shame that we don't have 4 ribbons!

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08/18/2008 07:33:36 PM
Arggg ... wish you had made the front page!!!

Congrats on a great image with an awesome outcome.

Way to go Leo!
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08/18/2008 03:08:07 PM
Just managed to get on a computer to check my outcome. Thanks to all who voted and commented.

Funny that I finished with a score of 7. Everytime I checked my score it was 7.

08/18/2008 11:55:29 AM
i love this..the lighting is just superb...congrats on 4th
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08/18/2008 09:09:40 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/18/2008 07:53:11 AM
excellent image and a tough image to make. Congrats on your score!
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08/18/2008 06:41:48 AM
my favourite by far. Great job on this
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08/18/2008 05:29:26 AM
Superb determination caught here!
Congrats on your top 5 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2008 07:59:49 PM
the shot seem more snapshot
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08/16/2008 04:03:14 PM
There's something about this that I quite like - the determination, the grittiness, maybe.
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08/15/2008 11:18:33 PM
what a great shot! couldn't have better timing for this, either :)
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08/15/2008 11:02:21 PM
Nice action and great freezing of it. I like the b&w touch.
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08/15/2008 06:03:23 PM
This is my only 10, fantastic shot.
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08/14/2008 08:56:49 PM
wow, all these jobs look funner than mine
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08/14/2008 08:02:36 PM
fantastic delivery on the challenge - determination, focus, clarity, desire
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08/14/2008 11:31:37 AM
nice lighting...it would be better if you can included his hand and make his shoulder look clearly ( just my opinion )
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08/13/2008 03:26:25 PM
Nice capture!
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08/13/2008 01:59:57 PM
Winner
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08/13/2008 12:15:04 PM
You're an Olympic hopeful? Very cool - good luck!

Great, intense facial expression. Your model's arm looks like it's missing a chunk on the right (I know, the things that distract people can be strange). Also, something about how the skin is blurred on the arms makes it look like plastic to me.
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08/13/2008 01:01:00 AM
wow. well im happy to say i comment on a future olympian:)
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08/13/2008 12:56:05 AM
Looks way too over sharpened to me
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08/13/2008 12:44:24 AM
Fantastic. Simply fantastic. 10
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08/12/2008 07:14:26 PM
great intensity, love the expression, the b/w really works well, 10. And if this doesn't finish in the top 3 I'll do something drastic...like swap my iMac for a PC!
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08/12/2008 04:52:25 PM
That is a killer shot and wonderfully processed.
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08/12/2008 08:18:20 AM
You have a really good camera and you know how to use it.
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08/12/2008 01:26:19 AM
Leo, this is fantastic. What a great shot. I'm so glad you had time to do a shot for this challenge and I'm even happier that I was able to find what one was yours. I would have missed it but I saw that goofy look on your face when I told you I lost a foot from my tripod the day we went out shooting waterfalls.

I hope to see this one on the front page, you really stroked this one for what it's worth.

Good luck with this one.

MAX!
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08/12/2008 01:19:57 AM
This is really awesome. I love the contrast, and the almost metallic quality to the water. My only nit pick would be that i would have liked to see the whole head. Not changing my score based on that though, as it's excellent as is!
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08/12/2008 12:59:16 AM
Awesome show of energy!
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08/11/2008 10:01:39 PM
Lovely action shot! Nicely processed.
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08/11/2008 10:00:05 PM
Superb. The emotion and strength really shine through in this image. Well done.
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08/11/2008 09:36:12 PM
What a powerful image! A little overhsharpened on the shoulder is my only nitpick, and that is a minor nitpick.
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08/11/2008 11:08:04 AM
Good shot. Nice tones used.
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08/11/2008 09:41:45 AM
Excellent pic
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08/11/2008 07:47:54 AM
Oh I love this. I'm a sucker for any swimming photo. My dad was the Olympic diving coach in 1964. Grew up as the swimming/diving coaches daughter, so that smell of chloring brings back some happy memories. Fabulous tones and depth.
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08/11/2008 07:15:22 AM
Very cool capture. Great detail and an awesome feel of intensity.
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08/11/2008 05:02:30 AM
Brilliant!
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08/11/2008 02:15:46 AM
Strong impact image here........ 8
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08/11/2008 12:38:02 AM
You could always fall back on photography. Good Luck. 9
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08/11/2008 12:15:39 AM
wow. excellent! not overly enthusiastic about the crop on the head but its good none the less
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