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Sammie


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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Salida, Colorado
Date: Apr 9, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Thanks to all of you for your generous votes and kind comments on my picture. It is such a thrill to win this Blue Ribbon. Who would have ever thought that a middle aged woman whose favorite activity besides taking pictures is knitting(NOT very extreme) - would get a blue ribbon for a challenge about extreme action!

Editing: Crop, levels, saturation, select shadow on face - lighten shadows; select lightest area of large wave on lower right - darken highlights by 1; resize, unsharp mask, burn highlights on boat and arm, save for web.

We went to Salida on Saturday the 9th. It is one of our favorite places to go. While walking by the river some kayakers were practicing - it was a good photo opportunity for Extreme Action. This guy must have been freezing. It was kind of chilly out and he was in that cold river with bare arms. The other kayakers had sort of wet suits on that covered them up.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 132
Avg (all users): 7.3295
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 7.0617
Avg (non-participants): 7.4500
Views since voting: 8853
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 261
Comments: 45
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/19/2005 09:30:53 AM
Congratulations for this beautiful shot.
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04/20/2005 08:52:36 PM
Sammie - You have deserved one of these for a long time! Great capture - we're all so very proud of you! :)
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04/20/2005 06:10:20 PM
Great action shot! Congratulations on you Blue!!
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04/20/2005 02:02:16 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. What a wonderful shot that fit the challenge perfectly. Great capture.
Scott W.
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04/19/2005 03:16:13 PM
Super shot. The colors are fantastic, congratulations
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04/19/2005 08:07:15 AM
Worthy of a win!! Terrific capture of that moment of action. Superb.
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04/18/2005 09:45:56 PM
I said this same thing to the others in the top three, because it is totally true:
Yours was one of seven shots I voted high on and said I wouldn't have any regret being beaten by... there were a number of others I was beat by as well...lol... but yours I didn't mind! :")
Plus, whitewater is just below photography on my favorite things to do list!
Enjoy your glory... you deserve it!
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04/18/2005 08:38:28 PM
Never got to vote on this challenge, but always thrilled to see your great shots win! Congrats and hugs!!!!
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04/18/2005 02:23:57 PM
Congradulations! It is a very good shot and well presented. Quite a contrast to knitting.
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04/18/2005 01:04:57 PM
congrats on the blue, it's a great shot. So nice to see you didn't get any 1,2 or 3's, and only 1 4. well done..:O)
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04/18/2005 11:12:06 AM
I knew this one would win!! I picked it the minute I saw it! I'm glad everyone else saw it too! Congratulations on your well-deserved first blue ribbon!!!

SandyP
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04/18/2005 08:48:08 AM
Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/18/2005 07:07:35 AM
I gave you an 8 - I knew it was awesome! :) Congrats, and hopefully someday I will be as "extreme" as you!
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04/18/2005 02:36:00 AM
Congrats Sammie, well deserved win!! Superb shot!!
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04/18/2005 02:13:39 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. Well done.
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04/18/2005 01:50:57 AM
Congratulations !
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04/18/2005 01:19:43 AM
Thank you all so much for your comments. I still feel in shock! All this week I've been watching my score with such disbelief that it was over 7. Thank you all, again.
04/18/2005 12:29:04 AM
Congratulations Sammie!!! :o)
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04/18/2005 12:22:32 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon Sammie! Great shot!
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04/18/2005 12:19:18 AM
Yea Sammie!!!!!!!!!!A BLUE....Wonderful shot..

Message edited by author 2005-04-18 00:19:41.
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04/18/2005 12:16:50 AM
WTG Sammie, Congrats on your first Blue, I knew you had it in ya. This was my top score of the challenge.
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04/18/2005 12:05:59 AM
Congratulations Sammie!!!! This is a top notch winner!
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04/18/2005 12:01:52 AM
WooHoo!!!! Congratulations on your blue, Sammie!!! Way to go!!!!
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04/18/2005 12:01:51 AM
Congrats. Great action-light-color!!
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04/18/2005 12:01:12 AM
well done :)!
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04/18/2005 12:01:10 AM
well done :)!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 05:35:02 PM
this is a great shot! you got a great expression here, and the composition is really good too!
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04/17/2005 04:13:44 PM
This was the image that i went looking for and didn't get.
Well done
nice shot with good vivid colour.
8
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04/16/2005 11:52:09 PM
Beautiful water activity with enough excitement and stop motion to please any viewer.
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04/16/2005 08:45:28 PM
Great technique, vivid colors, and fits the topic perfectly. Outstanding capture of a moment in time.
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04/16/2005 06:00:51 PM
Great stop action. Terrific color and feeling of motion. Very good submission for this challenge.
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04/15/2005 12:58:47 AM
This reminds me of something... hmmm... I just can't put my finger on it. :)

Seriously, nice shot! Good action capture!
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04/14/2005 05:07:22 AM
Beautifully framed, frozen action. Love the visibility of the underwater part of the hull.
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04/13/2005 10:10:45 PM
nice! I like the water action going on 8
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04/13/2005 09:13:41 PM
Excellent, like the expression on the guys' face and the colors
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04/13/2005 07:58:17 PM
Wow, this is a fantastic shot..I like the feeling of "extreme action", the use of primary colors and the positioning of the subject...it all works, and it works beautifully.
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04/12/2005 09:41:49 PM
You really caught the roiling water - good subject matter and well executed.
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04/12/2005 10:13:23 AM
WOW!!! This looks like a Sports Illustrated magazine cover!! Here's another 10 for you. Of many I'm sure!!!
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04/11/2005 11:01:50 PM
Outstanding action, focus and composition. Really great job!
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04/11/2005 03:28:35 PM
wow, great capture, one of my favorites
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04/11/2005 01:46:44 PM
This is a truly wonderful capture! Sharp, interesting and colorful. Top ten for sure!
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04/11/2005 12:17:12 PM
great expression. 9
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04/11/2005 02:48:34 AM
2nd round - bumping to a 10. One of the best in the batch I think.
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04/11/2005 02:18:02 AM
Great Photo, well done
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04/11/2005 12:47:19 AM
Burrr!!
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