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Dirt? What dirt?
Dirt? What dirt?

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Challenge: Sports IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Date: May 1, 2010
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600s
Galleries: Sports, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2010

Shot as RAW+JPEG. Chose JPEG for further processing.
Opened in Adobe Photoshop.
Topaz Detailed preset.
Reduced saturation, increased saturation boost.
Opened in Gimp.
Scale down for web.
Save as JPEG (88% compression).

ETA: 05/11/2010: This is a new personal best for me. Thanks guys for all the great comments!

Place: 45 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.7966
Avg (commenters): 5.4444
Avg (participants): 5.3913
Avg (non-participants): 6.0556
Views since voting: 827
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 177
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/12/2010 01:12:01 AM
trying to figure out how this looks overexposed. cuz it doesn't. awesome job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2010 11:24:37 PM
Looks a touch over exposed, but nice shot!
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05/11/2010 06:50:17 PM
The processing feels artificial. It's a busy image already and probably didn't need much help along the lines of however you processed this. I'm sure I'm in the minority though. It's a good action shot.
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05/11/2010 06:24:26 AM
Good work with the capture here having the dirt kick up on the back tire good POV you have the rider on a good angle well done
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05/10/2010 01:22:25 AM
I love the subtle coloring, but find the whole image a little confusing to my eyes - sort of distracting the way the rider blends in with the background.
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05/08/2010 06:05:32 PM
Great stop motion shot... love the sharpness on the rider, and the dirt trail behind him.
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05/06/2010 05:54:53 AM
I believe you left a few points on the table by not post processing (Saturtion)the bike and rider.
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05/05/2010 07:19:25 PM
love it! wish you could have made it pop more, though. love the gritty feel. nice work!
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05/05/2010 04:05:21 PM
A little too much topaz for me.
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05/05/2010 01:24:19 AM
This is a great capture, but I think it would have been better in black and white.
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