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Open Field Tackle - Down in Front!
Open Field Tackle - Down in Front!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Team Sport Action (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Slidell, LA
Date: Sep 11, 2004
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2004

Would have been better if the guy in the stands hadn't stood up in front of me, but oh well, what can you do...

Place: 85 out of 138
Avg (all users): 4.9626
Avg (commenters): 4.7083
Avg (participants): 4.7600
Avg (non-participants): 5.0320
Views since voting: 608
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 294
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0

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09/22/2004 08:35:34 AM
Believe me people, I did notice the guy in front! I didn't like him either, but if I cropped him out, then I would have lost the guy sliding on the ground making the splash, and I just couldn't bring myself to lose him. When I tried it, it just lost too much that way. Oh well...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2004 07:30:11 AM
Head in foreground is very distracting.
09/21/2004 12:23:25 AM
the head is a very big distraction
09/20/2004 01:46:02 PM
The blurred head is distracting
09/19/2004 10:21:11 PM
the head in the foreground is a big distraction
09/19/2004 06:05:31 PM
I hate when people get in the way of a good shot.
09/19/2004 04:26:55 PM
Too bad about the spectator... :)
09/18/2004 06:07:10 AM
aarrrggghhh...i know how you feel
09/18/2004 03:03:36 AM
I think it would have more impact if you had cropped to just above the red boy helmet. however I still marked high because of the expression and you still got a good shot.
09/17/2004 11:37:51 PM
cool shot. very nice "sports action" feel to the picture. the interfering head on the foreground takes away from the image a bit.
09/17/2004 10:16:47 PM
Thank the person in your foreground for lowering my vote from an 8 to a 3....
09/17/2004 05:36:27 PM
Really spoilt by the head(?) bottom left
09/17/2004 04:23:11 PM
You know, this image could be really improved just by cropping out the head in the lower left and down on the top until the two markers at uppper left disappear. I know you'll lose the player falling on his face trying to make the tackle, but you'll emphasize the ball carrier attempting to evade and the potential tackler zeroing in. Anyway, that would be my suggestion. Nice image otherwise. Good luck with the challenge.
09/17/2004 03:57:05 PM

Message edited by author 2006-05-05 14:08:50.
09/17/2004 07:54:17 AM
good action. That head is a big distraction tho. too bad.
09/17/2004 04:02:03 AM
what a nice picture this would have been if you haven't caught the spectators head. The expression on the boy's face: priceless..
09/16/2004 06:38:26 PM
could have been a gr8 photo though its rather unfortunate that there is the large head in the foreground
09/16/2004 02:53:52 AM
good action but very distracted by the head in the photo.
09/16/2004 01:15:18 AM
that "thing" on the lower left corner is so distracting.....pity....or else a nice image
09/15/2004 11:37:36 AM
This would have been more effective if you'd cropped the top and bottom of the picture. This would eliminate the blur in front/bottom and the distraction of the stands at the top. I like the facial expression you've captured on #12.
09/15/2004 11:33:00 AM
It's a great shot but the OOF head ruins it for me. I hope you thumped him.
09/15/2004 06:40:56 AM
Good capture on red 12, I think I would have cropped close on him and the guy at his feet to get rid of the head, or perhaps straight across...
09/15/2004 06:26:01 AM
Ohhhh, why the head, this is realy a good action shot, but the back of the head takes everything away, from an amazing shot to a just avarage shot....
09/15/2004 03:25:59 AM
Sometimes the head on the foreground allows the reader to be part of the audience but sometimes it doesn't work. It doesn't work for me this time. Sorry. I like the action frozen on the turf though.
09/15/2004 01:08:20 AM
Great photo except the head in the bottom left corner.

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