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Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights

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Challenge: DQ Deja Vu (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens for Sony
Date: Sep 26, 2013
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2013

Loosely based off of //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=507156

Local high school football. 200mm on zoom.

Convert from Raw in Lightroom 4
- Almost nothing but crop

PP in Gimp
- Clone out some white areas in the background
- Guassian blur to separate the background a bit
- Border

Place: 36 out of 41
Avg (all users): 5.1250
Avg (commenters): 3.7500
Avg (participants): 4.7391
Avg (non-participants): 5.2807
Views since voting: 237
Views during voting: 190
Votes: 80
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2013 03:21:07 AM
I wasn't able to find the DQ'd image. (So I won't cast a vote.)
10/02/2013 09:41:04 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Many sports actions shots are tough to capture unless you are really lucky with the timing or have the camera on burst mode (and even then the 'moment' you want may not get captured). The first thing that I see that can be improved in the shot as it stands now is that it is rather dark - I recommend some levels and curves adjustments to make the shadows/midtones/highlights pop more get it a bit brighter. I feel that this is an average shot but I feel it has potential to be stellar if all the faces were more visible. The action is one thing (I see that number 17 is dropping the ball) but the faces/expressions can really draw the viewer in by 'telling the story'. For the most part I can't see much of the faces or expression of the three subjects in the shot. Showing expressions along with the action can turn a average shot into a spectacular one.
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10/02/2013 08:13:10 AM
Searched the title without luck.
10/02/2013 05:37:55 AM
Good action and situation capture, the composition balances reasonably well.
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09/28/2013 06:54:02 PM
Strange moment here.
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