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Challenge: Portrait Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Nov 7, 2010
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2010

This is Kevin. He is a firefighter full time and a triathlete on his spare time.
We first talked about doing this a couple of years ago but never could arrange to get it done. When this challenge came up there was no doubt as to what my entry was going to be. It was just a matter of nailing down a time.
I think a copy will be given to Kevin's coaches and support staff.

Shot inside the fireball where Kevin is the Captain.
Lots of cold water and loads of fun.

Behind the scenes video to follow.
Here it is..The video
Behind the scenes

[Nov. 9th, 2010 04:37:32 PM]

Votes: 108
Views: 339
Avg Vote: 8.0000
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/09/10 04:35 pm

Had to post. Not sure if this will hold up. Hope it stays over 8,that would be cool!!

[Nov. 12th, 2010 04:00:18 PM]

So a few peeps are commenting on the water splash on the runner. I chose to do that because the pic would have been too plain and boring without it. I wanted more splash on the cycling shot also but he didn't want his bike too wet cuz he spent a lot of time getting it race ready. He is in a race this week in Florida.

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Thx to all for comments and votes

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 75
Avg (all users): 7.9362
Avg (commenters): 9.2188
Avg (participants): 7.4048
Avg (non-participants): 8.0890
Views since voting: 7315
Views during voting: 662
Votes: 188
Comments: 80
Favorites: 17 (view)


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11/28/2010 08:51:40 AM
7.9 WHOA!

Very well done sir... very well done :-)
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11/19/2010 10:03:23 AM
youtube video is fun to watch
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11/17/2010 03:13:51 AM
Fantastic and well deserved.
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11/16/2010 04:16:03 PM
Almost an 8....dang it....so close. Awesome image...congrats!!!
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11/15/2010 11:39:28 PM
That is so amazing! What an inspiration your photography is!
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11/15/2010 10:11:55 PM
Congratulations on your Win and great score. Beautiful work!!
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11/15/2010 09:48:40 PM
Perfect...!! Congratulations.
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11/15/2010 06:09:34 PM
Congratulations! I fully applaud this outcome.
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11/15/2010 05:48:07 PM
Truly great shot - should've got the 8 !
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11/15/2010 05:44:59 PM
The dude is hot !!! LOL
Great work Leo
Congrats again
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11/15/2010 05:35:47 PM
Congrats, beautiful work.
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11/15/2010 04:52:48 PM
Leo, you are the man. This is great stuff, almost an 8 wow. Congrats
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11/15/2010 03:19:40 PM
I'm thinkin you should probably do this for a living. ;-) Congrats - just awesome.
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11/15/2010 03:04:56 PM
Congrats Leo! yet another fantastic shot. one things for sure, youve got some style :P
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11/15/2010 02:37:27 PM
No mercy on the competition eh?
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11/15/2010 12:42:57 PM
This is absolutely awesome! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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11/15/2010 12:31:07 PM
terrific work, Leo!
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11/15/2010 11:48:52 AM
Wow, man, an new PB! For you that's truly saying something. Outstanding work, well deserved sky-high score.
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11/15/2010 11:20:33 AM
Leo, big congrats on the well deserved blue! It's a really fantastic image!
And, wow! a phenomenally score!
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11/15/2010 10:34:31 AM
Easily the winner - this is just superb! ETA - and look at that score - almost an 8 average!

Message edited by author 2010-11-15 10:34:58.
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11/15/2010 09:17:18 AM
ha! I knew it must be a 7.9 instead of a 6.9 :D

Awesome series!!! Congrats! (I was one of your 46 10s.)
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11/15/2010 09:15:57 AM
The voters got it right for once. Stunning and so well deserved. Bravo.
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11/15/2010 09:11:41 AM
unequivocally, the people's choice.
terrific
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11/15/2010 08:58:25 AM
Very very cool!!!! Congrats on your BLUE and great score!!
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11/15/2010 08:47:39 AM
Holy Crap on a stick man, 7.9362!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My first comment still stands, 'WOW"
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11/15/2010 08:46:24 AM
sweeeeeeeeet!!!!

holy sh*t you almost hit the 8!!
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11/15/2010 08:43:58 AM
Wow, Excellent Job...this really gives the "feel" for the racing...
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11/15/2010 07:26:34 AM
Congratulations. This was by far the most deserving image in the challenge for first place.
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11/15/2010 07:12:56 AM
Epic! Great layout as well.
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11/15/2010 04:55:28 AM
amazing work mate! well deserved score too!
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11/15/2010 03:33:01 AM
truly remarkable. I can only hope to master these kinds of shots in the future.
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11/15/2010 03:23:54 AM
So, so close to that magic 8! Awesome work, Leo.
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11/15/2010 03:01:27 AM
Wow - more 10's than any other vote! Dont see that too often plus it is also now the highest Canon 50D shot. Congrats on a super professional entry!
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11/15/2010 02:18:18 AM
Congrats on the blue and a very decent score, Leo, every single image deserves it!
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11/15/2010 01:01:32 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and fantastic score! The lighting is just splendid, very inspirational, impressive.

Edit to add: I would LOVE to see what kind of shots these "3" voters can pull out, since they rate this work so low... :-( What a shame. Why do they even vote in a photo challenge, since they obviously don't have a clue?

Message edited by author 2010-11-15 01:12:04.
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11/15/2010 12:58:27 AM
nicely conceived, shot and executed!!! gratz on the blue.
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11/15/2010 12:38:14 AM
Spectacular and well-deserved top sopt. Simply fantastic.
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11/15/2010 12:07:04 AM
Well deserved Leo!!! Too bad those 3's stole the 8+
The score difference respect to the rest is justified

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11/15/2010 12:06:09 AM
Fantastic image(s) and composite. Congratulations on the well deserved super score and blue ribbon!!!
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11/15/2010 12:05:28 AM
Well done Leo....this was always going to be the winner...very well deserved too
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2010 10:08:22 PM
Wish I could have been there ... Great lite work !
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11/14/2010 09:40:02 PM
Hands down my favourite shot in the challenge! Fits the theme perfectly and excellent use of light and water too!
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11/14/2010 08:45:47 PM
Excellent! I love the water theme and the low key and desat works very well. 9
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11/14/2010 06:41:50 PM
There were truly a ton of amazing efforts in this challenge. The creativity really shined, and the execution was also incredibly impressive. But I have to say this is the best of the lot. To tie the triathlon into a triptych is either close to the heart or a stroke of genius. Quite possibly both.

Beyond that your photos are captivating and ridiculously well lit. And the layout is refreshing as well. Outstanding work. Truly excellent. 10, and my favorite.
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11/14/2010 08:59:24 AM
this is the best for me :D
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11/14/2010 02:42:50 AM
Nicely done. If I were to to nitpick I'd question whether the water was necessary in all 3 images, but overall a great effort.
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11/13/2010 09:57:49 PM
nice job 8!
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11/13/2010 04:18:34 PM
Nice work Leo.
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11/13/2010 06:32:17 AM
Wow! It just popped on the screen... and I feel so unqualified to judge it :). Anyway for me it screams with clarity and action, fantastic shots and composition of the whole collage. Lot to learn from this... 10 from me, no doubt.
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11/12/2010 07:48:19 AM
Yeah - this is surely the winner. Great light work, prefect layout and surely tells a story of the individual. My only nitpick is with the runner. Splashing water on the swimmer makes total sense. The water on the bicyclist looks like sweat blowing off of him and fits. I am not getting the water on the runner. Looks cool from a visual perspective - but as far as how it relates to the story I am not sure. Did someone dump a gatorade bucket on him as he was running by? Didnt impact my vote in anyway, but figuring that this image is soaring in score I thought I would go ahead and throw out the one issue I had with it.
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11/12/2010 12:33:42 AM
Great triptych. I love the photography, presentation, and story aspect.
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11/11/2010 09:22:50 PM
i LOVE triathlon, too!
great lighting, but i don't get the splash of water on the runner (though on the running leg in a competition i would usually do anything for a splash of water).
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11/11/2010 02:38:39 PM
Superb. back to bump to a 10.
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11/11/2010 10:40:50 AM
I sure this will RIBBON..... Yes, the 'BLUE' I think...love from shez
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11/11/2010 09:04:09 AM
beautiful! 10
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11/10/2010 09:47:44 PM
Best in the challenge. Nice job!
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11/10/2010 09:15:13 AM
Wow. Very nice lighting. I hope to read about your setup later. The concept was perfect for the challenge. The execution was as impressive.
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11/10/2010 08:46:33 AM
Outstanding. I love the use of the water. Terrific use of light, shadow and contrasts. The most artfully presented one I've seen so far.
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11/09/2010 09:26:44 PM
Very well done.
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11/09/2010 04:37:58 PM
Just barely looked through the images and won't vote until later, but you can go ahead and have my 10 already. This is by far my pick of the challenge. Whether this actually wins blue or not, this is the picture tells the best story by far. Maybe its just because my brother ran an ironman so I am aware of the hardship, but I just think this triptych is really expressive.
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11/09/2010 04:00:02 PM
WINNER by a long shot. kiwiness?
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11/09/2010 03:59:16 PM
Wow !
Brilliant job !
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11/09/2010 11:53:07 AM
lol i like the photo to the right.nice
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11/09/2010 10:56:25 AM
I have seen this kind of lighting in Leo's action shots. Is it yours?
it looks a bit noisy on my display
but it's the best in show by far....high marks from me
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11/09/2010 10:54:41 AM
Just great...it looks like it should be a advertisement for water or sports or whatever.
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11/09/2010 03:49:21 AM
I'd say this will be a big contender for a ribbon.
The only issue I have with it is the 'runner' in the shot, and the appearance of water being thrown at him from behind.
I understand the water on the swimmer, and the sweat coming out of the biker, but having had been part of marathons, I'd say I would be rather annoyed if someone followed me with a bucket of water..
Still, you have stopped the motion of the water which gives the photo great dynamics. 9 from me.
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11/09/2010 12:40:47 AM
the lighting and processing are just great, wonderful job 9
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11/08/2010 09:09:37 PM
nice!! 9
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11/08/2010 06:36:30 PM
Best I've seen so far - great work!
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11/08/2010 04:14:08 PM
My pick for the Blue. Perfectly done. (not voting)
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11/08/2010 04:03:31 PM
This is phenomenal. The lighting, the editing, truly brilliant, although the water splash for both the running and swimming is a bit confusing. The water splash on the runner is much more impactful, but I don't understand why it's there. Front page for sure.
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11/08/2010 12:48:49 PM
Absolutely Fantastic, LOVE IT!!!
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11/08/2010 09:01:32 AM
Very well done! My highest score - 9
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11/08/2010 08:42:46 AM
Is that Leo? Awesome work! 10
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11/08/2010 03:40:46 AM
Very cool idea but I think the water has been overplayed a bit. 7
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11/08/2010 02:36:56 AM
BRRRRRILLIANT!!
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11/08/2010 02:29:35 AM
My favorite in the challenge so far. Very well executed! 10
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11/08/2010 02:25:21 AM
Lighting is dramatic, processing is outstanding. I think its the lighting that really gives these pictures BAD ASS attitude. (That's how it come across to me. Please include notes of your lighting, studio details, processing. This is awesome.)
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11/08/2010 01:19:43 AM
brilliant! a winner 9
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11/08/2010 12:40:11 AM
wow
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