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Extreme Action for Oldies (highest death rate in sport in Oz)
Extreme Action for Oldies (highest death rate in sport in Oz)

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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4100
Location: Umina
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Thought this would be a funny idea.

Place: 83 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.2091
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 4.9880
Avg (non-participants): 5.3111
Views since voting: 1598
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 263
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/21/2005 09:48:47 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This was indeed a funny and clever idea for the Extreme Action challenge. I really like the various stages of action, from planning the throw, throwing, recovering from the throw, and waiting to throw. This variety, and that fact that the action is concentrated in the portion of the frame behind the foreground subject's extended arm (which directs our eyes to the other action) makes this in interesting shot to look at for longer than the usual 2 seconds.

The one problem I see with this shot is that I'm not sure where your focus is because no particular subject seems to be in focus. I imagine the man in the foreground is the main subject and I wish he was more in focus.

I'll also add that this was a difficult lighting situation--given the shadows I'm going guess the sun was directly overhead--and could have been very under or over exposed because of the contrasty light.

Apart from the focus issue, this is a great shot with nice composition, and interesting subject matter.

Nice job!

All the best,
Christina Mallet
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04/20/2005 01:32:30 AM
Well, obviously. The second-closest man is catching his breath from approaching the balls.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 09:19:42 PM
I like the "out of the box" approach, except Nothing appears to be in focus. It all seems just too soft.
04/17/2005 06:17:47 PM
nice touch of humour there, mate.
good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/17/2005 05:19:08 PM
funny interpretation of the challenge! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/17/2005 01:35:38 AM
04/14/2005 04:53:43 PM
Isn't the death rate attributed to sport in old age likely to be high anyway?! Do more people play bowls than any other or is it just too strenuous?
: )
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/14/2005 04:42:54 PM
Meets the challenge. After all, it is extreme for the geriatric set. Good form for an old guy. :) Nice B&W.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/13/2005 09:46:37 PM
oh yes, very extreme, especially for the older set. I like this picture a lot for various reasons, but most exceptionally for using the average background to bolster the humor of the picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/13/2005 04:03:59 PM
The gentleman with his hands on his knees makes the photo. Good shot and good explanation for the submission!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2005 09:38:01 PM
Cute title, nice composition, focus good, nice tonal range, tells a nice story.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2005 09:11:08 PM
I suppose 'extreme' can be a relative thing...
04/11/2005 08:09:36 PM
nice idea but needs better focus
04/11/2005 07:10:56 PM
Ha ha ha! This made me laugh. Thank you! 8
04/11/2005 06:57:32 PM
@ best
04/11/2005 05:32:38 AM
Very funny!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2005 02:28:54 AM
the focus gets weaker at this age..
but sympahtic image anyway

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