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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Augusta, GA
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/6400
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Tiger Woods, taken during The Masters Golf Tournament. Only cropped, levels and added some blur.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 132
Avg (all users): 7.0117
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.7927
Avg (non-participants): 7.1149
Views since voting: 2164
Views during voting: 592
Votes: 256
Comments: 45
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/21/2005 05:34:27 PM
So my question is - how would this have done without the added blur? Not in the spirit of the site in my view, since I feel that this is the key element of your shot (see the comments).
04/18/2005 08:53:04 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 10:20:39 PM
He have good taste and is married with a Swedish girl so I gave you a 10.
04/17/2005 08:11:31 PM
Great swing capture. Bump.
04/17/2005 07:27:14 PM
Looks like you were at Augusta! I'm jealous. Really good shot. Were you at #16 on Sunday? :-) That must have been fabulous!
04/17/2005 07:05:25 PM
Nice shot - apart from what looks like some bizarre artificial motion blur. It seems as if his arms the ball and club are all moving in one lateral 90 degree direction while his head is pin sharp. Were you using an ND filter or is it PS? I dunno but I get the feeling that this would have looked better as stopped motion. Would like to see the original as you'd have a great capture of the great man here.
04/17/2005 06:44:27 PM
very cool :) would have liked to been there.... nice blur
04/17/2005 05:20:54 PM
very good shot, sharp face - blurred elsewhere... golf is not what I'd call "extreme action" but the photo is great!
04/17/2005 03:57:45 PM
This is really nice..should be in a magazine... very well done.
04/17/2005 12:10:11 PM
Nice seats! Good sports shot, but almost too shallow on the DOF. I think the lack of focus on the arms is a bit of a problem. It may not be the intent-but this ends up feeling less like a natural camera effect and more like overly post processed. Regardless- and excellent photojournalism style shot. 8
04/17/2005 01:36:16 AM
you went to the masters??????? lucky bugger
04/16/2005 07:11:04 PM
Great shot, I hope you made some money from selling this shot to the papers.
Well deserved 10
04/16/2005 05:59:24 PM
Excellent composition. I can definitely appreciate the connotation of Extreme Action in his swing. No one gets the club speed that tiger gets.
04/15/2005 09:51:45 PM
Nice job keeping the face in focus. I'm unclear how he managed to hit the ball to above his left shoulder, though :)
04/15/2005 06:43:18 PM
Too cool!!!! Man!!!
04/15/2005 06:16:53 PM
Wow.
Amazing shot. The player stands out so beautifuly!
Definately one of the top 3 in this challenge. 10
04/14/2005 09:56:25 PM
And the winner is . . .
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04/14/2005 06:21:08 PM
Really like how you've kept Tigers face focused - the rest in motion blur - outstanding! 10
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04/14/2005 05:00:57 PM
Great shot. You captured the intensity of the golfer in mid swing perfectly. Your use of DOF and slower shutter speed for motion is wonderful and draws the viewer right to intense face. Btw, how did you get Tiger to pose for you? LOL Top three pick from me.
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04/14/2005 04:06:39 PM
Well done! The motion blur makes it.
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04/14/2005 08:02:07 AM
highlights are blown out, especially on his shoulders, hard for me to think of golf as extreme; am I supposed to score this higher because I recognize the face? Does that make it a better photograph?
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04/14/2005 05:02:24 AM
Nice, good magazine cover 10
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04/14/2005 04:54:54 AM
You lucky dog, whoever you are... Freed? Nice capture, reads a little washed-out to me but whotthehell...
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04/13/2005 10:27:04 PM
ahhhhh, i like this picture so much. I considered doing a golf shot, but now I am glad i did not, because it would have never compared to this professional quality shot. you must have artificially blurred much of it right? I am very jealous of your experience. history really.
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04/13/2005 10:10:02 PM
wonder if this will win just because it's tiger woods? nice image but not extreme enough for me
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04/13/2005 09:56:24 PM
Wow. Great capture! He is so amazing. Did you get his autograph?
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04/13/2005 07:56:40 PM
Did you go to the Masters? Lucky, lucky! This must have been taken during a practice round; it is striking and intense. I like seeing the ball flight and his expression as he completes the swing..the blurring of the crowd enhances this shot; as does the motion blur...9
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04/13/2005 07:40:00 PM
Not the most extreme sports in the world, but still a good shot.
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04/12/2005 09:14:53 PM
WOW! great shot, this is beautiful work!
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04/12/2005 06:25:59 PM
excellent use of shallow DOF
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04/12/2005 01:21:11 PM
Oh you LUCKY!!!!!!!! Jeeeeeeez. You should get a 1 just because of the jealous factor in you getting to get this shot instead of me!!! (JUST kidding!!!) This is truly aMAZING! I am in awe that you were close enough to get this shot, and get it so expertly! The ball in mid-air just blows me away! Easy 10! If they had 12, I'd give it that!!! It looks like it could be on a magazine cover!!
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04/12/2005 10:25:46 AM
nice pix. good capture. nice lines. good color.
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04/12/2005 05:58:29 AM
Great capture! You have cought the movement in the action and at the same time a clear sharpness of his face which is full of great expression. Brilliant!
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04/12/2005 05:58:29 AM
Verry good photograph but this is not extreme action
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04/11/2005 10:14:18 PM
Lucky! :-) This is a brilliant shot that really draws the focus right onto Tiger's face. My only critique is that it's a bit too bright, so it would look better with slightly deeper tones. Other than that, this is a great action capture with outstanding composition.
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04/11/2005 08:08:59 PM
great shot, and the character is vaguely familiar :)
did you get a release form?
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04/11/2005 06:59:56 PM
@ best
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04/11/2005 10:43:06 AM
Nice capture! More Dof was needed.
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04/11/2005 09:52:06 AM
I don't see how this could *possibly* not win.. or at the very least ribbon. *sigh*. Damn you for being in Augusta.
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04/11/2005 09:29:30 AM
Very nice shot, great use of focus and DOF
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04/11/2005 07:07:04 AM
When i hear about extreme action, Tiger woods and golf is not the first thing that come in my mind;)
Non the less.... Very good stock photo! I like your pick of focus.
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04/11/2005 05:28:17 AM
Wow, Tiger Woods in person! Nice shot, too. I like the way his head is still and the rest of him is moving.
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04/11/2005 03:41:37 AM
Yes a master he is, Congrats to Tiger ! and congrats to you on such a professional looking photo ! great combo of action blur and steady on the face. 10
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04/11/2005 02:47:04 AM
OMG!!! did you drive by our house? we live near where Master's was...isn't tiger awesome? very nice pic....
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04/11/2005 12:11:06 AM
nice shot!
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