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"Are you BLIND Ref ?!?"
"Are you BLIND Ref ?!?"
mariomel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Team Sport Action (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Montreal, Qc, my back porch
Date: Sep 13, 2004
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2004

I just couldn't resist entering this.

Shot a similar photo a few days ago. Just fooling around on the back porch. Then I decided I really liked this and wanted to enter it. So I decided to re-shoot. This time we added the full soccer attire and soccer ball to make sure that it fit the challenge. Patrick's soccer season ended a few weeks ago, and hockey does not begin for a few more. So, OK. So it's not an action shot, but it does portray a team sport. There were many that I liked, but chose this one as his expression was great and BG was better suited to a real action shot. I'll post some out-takes after.

Shot using my 18-55mm (kit) @ 18mm. Very close up to get that oversized feel to the face. I got the idea from walking past a Winner's store in Montreal. They had a series of ads in their windows that features these type of wide-angle from above portraits. I liked it and decided to try it myself. My son can never keep a straight face in photos. He's a joker. It was perfect.

PS7: slight crop, saturation, contrast, resize, USM, save, submit.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.0064
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 4.5250
Avg (non-participants): 5.1717
Views since voting: 1326
Views during voting: 638
Votes: 313
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/22/2004 07:43:10 PM
I can't believe how low this scored. Okay, it's not action, but it was one of my favourites in this challenge.
09/22/2004 11:11:38 AM
LOL...great perspective! I believe it meets the challenge. Voters didn't really take the time to understand the shot. You did good!
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09/22/2004 01:39:59 AM
I thought this was good! It's shot very well technically, and I think it meets the challenge very well. I really didn't expect it to be way back here in the results!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2004 09:01:50 PM
this is too funny...great pic
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09/21/2004 08:34:44 PM
great use of foreshortening, but the teeth are a little over the top. otherwise the photo looks great
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09/20/2004 11:44:23 PM
hilarious, good pose of subject
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09/20/2004 04:05:53 AM
Trpicall biy - nice idea, not sure about the team sport action though
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09/19/2004 10:33:08 PM
But shouldn't this be the parents?!?
09/18/2004 05:38:53 PM
This is pretty scary!! :-O . It looks like it's a little overexposed or I would have rated it higher. Awesome greens in the backround. 6.
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09/18/2004 06:31:59 AM
Cute litle bastard. :) Nice setup
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09/17/2004 11:24:06 PM
uhh! thats horrable, what kinda teeth does he worth.
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09/17/2004 11:02:14 PM
This is funny!
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09/17/2004 07:36:05 PM
10 out of 10 for humour. I love this photo.
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09/17/2004 03:49:49 PM
A really fun photograph! I hope you print and frame this one, or put in the family album - it will be super for this boy to share with his family/friends. Certainly made me smile.
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09/17/2004 01:35:45 PM
Great title
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09/17/2004 01:35:08 PM
Pretty nice image, I think ... (while I try to ponder photographic technique vs. thos hideous teeth) :-) It just emphasizes something other than the actual sport; ie: fighting with the ref over a call. Really great expression and perspective though. Good luck with the challenge.
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09/17/2004 05:12:33 AM
Hopefully these are only his baby teeth, will fall out. Humerous photo!
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09/17/2004 04:19:54 AM
No doubt this one gets an instant laugh. It certainly makes an impact. You could just about crop it aroud the young fella's face and make an image out of that. I'm imagining his face in black and white with a touch of noise added. His eyes nose and brow are really expresive. This image does kind of grow on ya. Good Luck.
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09/17/2004 02:04:33 AM
Fantastic focus!
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09/17/2004 12:59:10 AM
I love the idea and the angle. Good job. 9.
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09/16/2004 10:54:16 PM
I like the humor factor in this shot, but sneering is not IMO an action. Sorry.
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09/16/2004 06:43:20 AM
That would surely make Colina quit! Great photograph. Love it!
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09/16/2004 04:48:57 AM
very nice!
09/16/2004 01:16:01 AM
well.........just for laugh i guess :D
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09/15/2004 11:21:06 PM
The teams of orthodontists are going to have a 'ball' ... Ha Ha I like it!
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09/15/2004 09:13:39 PM
This photo's great. Makes me laugh every time I see it. Love the perspective too.
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09/15/2004 06:58:47 PM
Very well focused, good color. Can't say I care much for the teeth. Also, I just couldn't make myself give the same scores to the still shots and the action shots. I felt the action shots demonstrated a higher skill level and therefore deserved a higher score.
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09/15/2004 12:50:00 PM
The kid has wonderful facial expression and the shot is fantastic, but the teeth ruined it for me.
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09/15/2004 12:49:51 PM
Very funny!
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09/15/2004 10:07:18 AM
shoot it
09/15/2004 06:29:13 AM
I think without the teeth and a bit more real expression on his face this would have gone realy high, I like the POV and the DOF, but the teeth just take away from it.
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09/15/2004 05:14:31 AM
Laugh ... hillarious. You have used a great angle and perspective here. Love it.
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09/15/2004 02:53:23 AM
very cute and clever idea
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