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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Philadelphia Art Museum
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Performance, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2005

I was snooping around the art museum today, and I saw this fella jumping down the stairs. I kindly flagged him down, and asked if he would take another shot at the steps, and he happily agreed!

I probably bet that this will be voted down because of the watercolor effect, but it was straight out of camera, the only thing I did was brighten it. When I shot it, I switched to Sports mode on the rebel so that I would get the continuous AF option, and so the exposure was a tad off, nothing not fixable in PS though!

File Name
Camera Model Name
Shooting Date/Time
4/4/2005 6:18:12 PM
Shooting Mode
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
28.0 - 135.0 mm
Focal Length
135.0 mm
Image Size
Image Quality
White Balance
AF Mode
AI Servo AF
Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal
Color Space
File Size
File Number
Drive Mode
Continuous shooting
Owner's Name
Camera Body No.

Place: 78 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.2615
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.1605
Avg (non-participants): 5.3073
Views since voting: 1045
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 260
Comments: 8
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04/23/2005 04:37:14 PM
*Critique Club*

The first thing I notice about this is that it seems to be a bit light. The background is light, which doesn't really bother me, other than the fact that it makes it look like the lighting wasn't the best for the shot.
The one thing that does bother me about the lightness of the shot is the wheels of the bike. My brain says that they should be black, but they are kind of a muted grey. This, being an advanced editing challenge, could have easily been adjusted in photoshop, if even selectively. His shirt seems to be dark in comparrison with the rest of the photo. And that looks a bit odd, but still ok.
Focus is a bit soft, obviously due to the 'action'. Shutter speed could improve that, and possibly better lighting conditions. Something totally out of your control at the moment, but non the less, something that could have been better if different.
I wish that it were more obvious that he was jumping down stairs. With the blurred background like that, it makes it look like just different colored tiles on the ground or something. I didn't realize they were steps until reading your description. I guess that would mean that it seems like it has no depth.
I think the shot definately says action though. Maybe would seem more 'extreme' if it were more apparent that he were jumping down stairs.
Who wears blue socks with red shoes anyway?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 08:04:54 PM
A great capture with that action feel. Bump.
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04/17/2005 05:25:49 PM
nice shot... could freeze movement a little more though...
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04/17/2005 04:28:01 PM
This looks like he was really moving at speed
well done
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04/17/2005 09:28:02 AM
Good bike. haha
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04/14/2005 09:02:21 AM
cool shot....
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04/12/2005 08:54:00 AM
My only comment on this shot is it would have been better had the subject been in focus.
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04/11/2005 06:29:54 AM
Nice work but if you would have had the shutter over 250/sek it would have bin alot clearer!
It works for the background but i would have liked to see the biker totally frozen..
Than i would have used burn tool on the tires,the jacket and the cap to get this noise and light away.

godd luck
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