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senor_kasper


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Challenge: Asia (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Palm Beach Gardens
Date: Dec 28, 2008
Aperture: f:18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Sports, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2008

Thank you all for the nice comments. It is great to get a ribbon, but I was most happy that Tyler (the kick-butt kid) and his parents liked the picture. Tyler recently graduated to a purple belt, he is a great model and worked very hard during the shoot, he deserves all the credit for this picture.

I am still trying to figure out how to shoot an image that does not deserve scores of 1, 2 or 3, a few pointers on this subject would be appreciated.

Light was provided by 2 alienbees, one to each side of the subject. The key light to the left of the camera with a 'beauty dish' attached, the second to the right of the camera with a 'brolly box'. Background is underexposed by 1.5 ev. 1/250 sec was enough to stop the action thanks to the low level of ambient light and the use of strobes.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.9353
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.9149
Avg (non-participants): 6.9431
Views since voting: 7318
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 170
Comments: 49
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/10/2009 06:07:32 PM
"I am still trying to figure out how to shoot an image that does not deserve scores of 1, 2 or 3, a few pointers on this subject would be appreciated. "

A remarkable image simply means people will remark. It would follow logic that not all remarks would be positive. Or all marks would be favorable.

There are many pages of unremarkable photos behind you in this challenge. Lost in anonymity. Being remarkable is a better thing.
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01/07/2009 10:53:57 PM
This is one of the best shots I have seen on this site, well done!
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01/07/2009 11:11:09 AM
Excellent execution. I wouldn’t have thought that a shutter speed of 1/250 would stop the movement. By far my favourite.

Naco
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01/07/2009 07:35:53 AM
I think I would have scored it higher if the background would have tied in with the challenge a bit better. It feels to me that Tyler is a bit disconnected from the background. Just my thoughts.
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01/06/2009 04:34:59 AM
Very well executed shot and deserved to be in the top 3
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01/06/2009 03:35:36 AM
great image, dont worry about the "experts " who gave you a 1 2 or 3. Keep up the good work!
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01/06/2009 12:24:53 AM
Very nicely done Andres. Great effort and excellent results. Congratulations!
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01/05/2009 10:22:58 PM
This was my favorite of the challenge and my only 10. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/05/2009 10:17:06 PM
Great shot! Congratulations on your yellow.
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01/05/2009 09:21:11 PM
Cool!
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01/05/2009 08:28:21 PM
Congrats on an awesome picture, nice work!
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01/05/2009 05:14:19 PM
Great capture. As for the low votes, there will always be people who think that their take on a challenge is the only one. So if you don't meet their criteria you lose. I am amazed if I don't get 1's 2's and 3's. You didn't deserve anything less than a 5 for this awesome picture.
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01/05/2009 03:02:17 PM
Originally posted by senor_kasper:

I am still trying to figure out how to shoot an image that does not deserve scores of 1, 2 or 3, a few pointers on this subject would be appreciated.

If those voters don't leave comments explaining why they voted low, all you can do is chalk it up to "you can't please everyone."

Congrats on your ribbon, it's a terrific shot.
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01/05/2009 11:31:04 AM
Oh yes. This one HAD to win a ribbon too! This is so amazing, I can't even believe how amazing it is. CONGRATULATIONS, Senor Kasper!
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01/05/2009 10:52:50 AM
This is an awesome picture, congrats on your win.
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01/05/2009 10:35:21 AM
A Nikon D200, that's all it takes :-) I bet there were some nice outtakes, too. Has a decent composition and very sharp along with suspended-action. How many shots and what lighting setup?
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01/05/2009 09:25:43 AM
I'm so glad I was right with my during voting comment. I'm so impressed with the talent it takes to get a shot like this. Congratulations on your accomplishment and the ribbon!
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01/05/2009 06:42:31 AM
Brilliant stop action, congrats
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01/05/2009 06:02:52 AM
beautiful work!
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01/05/2009 02:34:26 AM
Congratulations! Great action photo!
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01/05/2009 02:33:22 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Andres. Brilliant shot!
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01/05/2009 01:09:34 AM
Gave this a 9 and am glad it ribboned, well done!
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01/05/2009 01:01:29 AM
CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER FOR THIS GREAT IMAGE AND THE RIBBON!!
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01/05/2009 12:57:58 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon. This is a great shot.
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01/05/2009 12:03:33 AM
Congratulations, Andres!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2009 08:14:07 PM
Great action photo. Colors and dof are super.
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01/04/2009 06:40:52 PM
Great action ...wishing you well for the final
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01/03/2009 03:47:10 PM
Love the Strobist setup, well done. Probably too many literalists will score this low.
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01/03/2009 05:55:06 AM
Very nice action shot.
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01/02/2009 11:11:16 PM
Oh WOW, great stop action shot. Very good use of fill flash. One of my 10 in this challenge. My pick for ribbon.
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01/02/2009 08:06:29 PM
Nice capture of action. 8.
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12/31/2008 10:17:37 PM
Ohhhhhh yeah! This is it! 10!
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12/31/2008 05:15:50 PM
Interesting lighting to get the shadow from his belt...
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12/31/2008 03:43:48 PM
dirty feet!!! great capture...I take it this is a combination of a couple of photos...
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12/31/2008 10:23:52 AM
quality shot but the crop doesn't do it any favors 7
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12/31/2008 03:57:56 AM
Great shot...
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12/30/2008 11:55:58 PM
Cute kid, good lighting, beautiful background. Only problem is it may be a little too beautiful--the sunburst is kinda distracting me from the real subject here.
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12/30/2008 07:19:42 PM
What a fantastic capture! Sky is lovely and the little guy is quite impressive!
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12/29/2008 09:57:39 PM
Good idea but just looks a little weird to me. Looks like he is about 15 feet off the ground. Very nice shot either way.
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12/29/2008 09:11:32 PM
Predicting a ribbon here...
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12/29/2008 06:58:07 PM
Wow! Excellent capture. 10
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12/29/2008 06:15:03 PM
the subject is well isolated in the sky, the fill flash is evidently necessary but the final effect seems a bit not real.
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12/29/2008 01:31:47 PM
Despite myself (I don't prefer the cliche of "jumping in the air in front of a sunset or other dramatic landscape"), I have to give this a 10. It's because this is so absolutely engaging, really... it feels like I could hop through the computer monitor and be with the subject right now.
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12/29/2008 09:30:56 AM
Simply wonderful by all means, 10
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12/29/2008 01:32:23 AM
excellent light, very good idea, and a very clean capture!
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12/29/2008 12:29:53 AM
Wow! Wow! 10
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12/29/2008 12:15:07 AM
Haha! Cute! Nice shot
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12/29/2008 12:12:57 AM
a ribbon??? has to ba a contender...great work 9
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12/29/2008 12:11:45 AM
Is this real? If so, this kid can really jump! I would have preferred if the lighter area at the bottom of the frame was cropped out and, as already mentioned, I am having trouble working out whether this background is real or not...
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