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Obsession: Fire On Ice
Obsession: Fire On Ice

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Challenge: Stock Photography II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Date: Mar 20, 2005
Aperture: F/19
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2005

Photographer’s Notes
We all shoot what we see, and in this crappy weather week, I didn’t get out much to see anything. So taking a page from the school of thought that pictures are made not taken; I took a marginal image I shot from my office window this afternoon and worked to see if there was a good picture hiding inside it. I doubt it, but this is what I came up with. Is it a stock photo? If the definition includes the notion of “sellable” or “mass appeal,” I doubt it. You’ll be the judge as always!

Post Processing
Selective Color
Auto Contrast
Auto Color
Save Selection: “Sailboard”
- Invert
- Levels
Save Selection: “Panels”
- Levels
Clone Distractions
Reduce Noise
Unsharp Mask
Save For Web

Camera Data
Nikon D70
2005/03/20 13:23:43.9
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/125 sec - F/19
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Place: 162 out of 258
Avg (all users): 5.2698
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.2121
Avg (non-participants): 5.3614
Views since voting: 607
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 215
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2005 11:58:45 PM
The water activity is so good that i would have opted for its full color. Nevertheless the image has a lot od excitement.
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03/27/2005 01:31:27 PM
I think for stock they'd rather have it in full, vibrant color. I like the composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/26/2005 07:25:32 PM
There's potential here! I can see it as an ad background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/25/2005 03:56:12 AM
Excellent contrast of colors and good stop action.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2005 10:22:29 AM
Great shot...This could represent so much, cologne, alcohol, clothing, sporting goods to name a few. Great desaturation. Good Luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2005 06:50:41 PM
I wonder if this is a crop of a much larger picture? The water seems a little off. I do really love how the colour of the sail jumps out at you and it's very crisp.
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