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Pond Skimmer
Pond Skimmer

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Challenge: Free Study 2014-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens for Sony
Date: Apr 6, 2014
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2014

Pond skim competition at Mt Wachusett. Crazy event where people ski/snowboard down a mountain and then try to skim across a 20 foot pond (most get wet!). 200mm on zoom.

Convert from Raw in Lightroom 4
- Shadows, Highlights, Clarity

PP in Photoshop
- Clone away an ugly tarp in the corner
- Border

Place: 9 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.7263
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6761
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 881
Views during voting: 168
Votes: 95
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2014 07:18:31 PM
I've been meaning to say something, and I think it is Whatever genre this might be this photo transcends it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2014 11:55:17 PM
gorgeous abstraction in reflection... bump
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05/07/2014 11:38:35 PM
A super action shot and love the symmetry with the reflection
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05/07/2014 11:35:32 AM
Nice action and the reflection in the water just adds to it
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05/07/2014 09:49:32 AM
Great capture.
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05/05/2014 03:31:47 PM
This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 8s - I like it. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. Not my usual cup of tea but this is so well constructed, it got me to stop and look.
2. Nailed focus - crucial in a shot like this.
4. A complete lack of motion unsharpness too - again, crucial.
5. Great colours counterpointing the largely monochromatic water.
6. Killer reflection.

A technical tour de force.
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05/04/2014 10:33:00 PM
Wonderfully unusual shot. I love the action and the reflection.
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05/04/2014 06:58:41 PM
That's quite a catch. Nice job.
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05/04/2014 01:06:10 PM
Really nice action shot
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05/01/2014 09:49:09 PM
Definitely a magazine-quality sports action capture. Great work, here.
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05/01/2014 12:19:13 AM
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