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Challenge: Sports VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Date: Oct 22, 2017
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2017

Sequoia Magdalena shoot at Rick L Space (PeerSpace), Sun Valley, CA, United States. Photographer: Paul Frocchi

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.8689
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.3182
Avg (non-participants): 7.1795
Views since voting: 680
Views during voting: 128
Votes: 61
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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11/06/2017 07:14:14 PM
Congratulations Paul. I love the light and the drama.
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11/06/2017 09:25:48 AM
Excellent!!! Congratulations on you shiny blue ribbon!!!
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11/03/2017 05:51:48 PM
Go, Paul!

Way up front in the pack
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11/02/2017 11:07:04 PM
I bet he loves this. It's a really cool shot. Congrats on the blue!
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11/02/2017 09:07:18 PM
Congratulations on the Blue!
Great capture
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11/02/2017 10:16:59 AM
Terrific image and well deserving of the Blue. The theme was sports. Nowhere did the challenge description specify action. If this doesn't represent a sports theme, I have *NO* idea what does. Doesn't matter what anyone else's interpretation may be. Besides..... Obviously the voters were in agreement that this is a spectacular image that met the challenge. Congrats!
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11/02/2017 01:52:06 AM
Originally posted by PaulFrocchi:

hmmm.... thankyou for the love everyone.
I have to agree with many of you that I WISH I had an 'action' shot to have submitted.
I had rented the stage, and had reached out to a couple Dojo's in an effort to get a pair of Kendo warriors. At the last minute they fell thru and I posted a 'Casting Call' on my FB page for someone to help with with my Young Athletes project. Sequoia Magdalena hit me back and said he'd help. He's a Sophomore at ND High School in ShermanOaks CA. Playing wide out and Free Safety. A SWEET kid that had a hard time giving me a 'look'. Nothing like the kid that I see in his highlight reels who is a terror at FreeSafety. Thanks Sequoia!


Thanks for clarifying :-) - I now close to zero about American Football and had no idea who Sequoia Magdalena is, and thought you had entered the big league with some famous athlete :-). Whoever, whatever, I love this image. Really, really cool.
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11/01/2017 11:44:10 AM
Really slick, Paul. Congrats on the ribbon. I know from asking sweet people to give you a "look", LOL
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11/01/2017 11:34:07 AM
Congrats
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11/01/2017 07:31:51 AM
Wow well done - superb sports theme portrait. Really love the smoke - did you use a smoke machine for that? Congrat on the blue
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11/01/2017 01:40:54 AM
hmmm.... thankyou for the love everyone.
I have to agree with many of you that I WISH I had an 'action' shot to have submitted.
I had rented the stage, and had reached out to a couple Dojo's in an effort to get a pair of Kendo warriors. At the last minute they fell thru and I posted a 'Casting Call' on my FB page for someone to help with with my Young Athletes project. Sequoia Magdalena hit me back and said he'd help. He's a Sophomore at ND High School in ShermanOaks CA. Playing wide out and Free Safety. A SWEET kid that had a hard time giving me a 'look'. Nothing like the kid that I see in his highlight reels who is a terror at FreeSafety. Thanks Sequoia!
11/01/2017 12:46:59 AM
This was my pick for first place. Well done. Congratulations
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11/01/2017 12:30:40 AM
congrats on taking the top prize!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2017 11:28:01 PM
Wow! Smoking hot .. and menacing. Top 2.
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10/31/2017 08:37:53 PM
nice studio shot but I would rather see him on the field 5
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10/31/2017 08:28:08 PM
This is obviously photographed by a professional, I'm guessing Skip. I much prefer action shots, but I can still appreciate the time and effort that it took to set this up. Can easily be seen on the front cover of a sports magazine, top pick easily.
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10/31/2017 01:51:09 AM
love the presentation, tones & feel. A 10 from me!
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10/27/2017 05:11:22 PM
Outstanding. The blue ribbon by a mile! Or at least 100 yards.
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10/26/2017 05:21:25 AM
nah...

If the challenge was 'studio portrait' or 'sports portrait' you would have a winner!

But, IMHO, without a verb, this doesn't really say 'sports' to me. I can give you points for technical proficiency, for sure, but not for anything else.

Just wondering, though, whether you'd considered trying some other 'action' type poses...
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10/25/2017 12:59:44 PM
Excellent image. Wonder if this is Lydia....
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10/25/2017 12:10:43 PM
sleek
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