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aznym


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Street performers doing a backflip.
Took a walk with the camera and did some shots of buskers and came across these guys at the end of the street. I was hoping to see some action and this is the only shot I got.

These guys perform for the kids. Not easy to shoot when there are so many kids and their parents in front of you. I waited until someone left and found enough room for me to sit on the ground.

Processing (Adobe Photoshop CS)
- Straightened a bit
- Cropped
- Converted to monochrome using Channel Mixer
- Colorized with Hue/Saturation
- Contrast enhanced with Curves
- Some burning around rather bright areas
- Cloned out 'Dublin' under Camera Centre sign.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.8806
Avg (commenters): 8.8400
Avg (participants): 6.6296
Avg (non-participants): 6.9893
Views since voting: 4608
Views during voting: 556
Votes: 268
Comments: 38
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/09/2007 11:04:08 PM
The detail and intensity of the one's expression is just awesome! What a capture!
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11/06/2006 06:33:32 AM
WOW, crazy.
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03/30/2006 11:33:57 AM
this shot is absolutely spectacular!!!
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12/02/2005 03:42:12 AM
i still love this shot! should have ribboned
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05/04/2005 11:40:46 PM
I gave you 10. It was my favorite pictures.
I can feel the movement and the B and W makes that stonger.
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04/18/2005 04:29:02 PM
There was probably room for a few more levels of gray in this image.
The most adequate image for this challenge nevertheless. good work.
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04/18/2005 01:56:05 PM
Xion again: What a capture and what a worthy entry. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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04/18/2005 08:53:16 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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04/18/2005 03:44:22 AM
well done, aznym! i recognized these guys when i was voting, but didn't have time to comment. excellent capture!
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04/18/2005 01:25:50 AM
Should have known this was yours, great work!
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04/18/2005 12:59:13 AM
awesome aznym!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 09:23:59 PM
I like the concept, but too bad none of the background people are reacting to it, most look kind of bored. But what can you do about that? Not much. I like the coloring too. Full color would have been distracting.
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04/17/2005 01:07:06 PM
Ooh, nice. I like the grittiness and grain of this shot quite a lot. It gives it a timeless, photojournalistic sort of a feel.
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04/17/2005 09:39:12 AM
Bumping up on my second pass, This is a great candid action shot, the B&W works really well for this pic.
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04/16/2005 07:11:41 PM
10
great shot
fantastic expression
good luck
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04/15/2005 08:37:20 PM
great capture
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04/15/2005 08:05:21 AM
Wow. I really hope this wins. Everything about this is perfect. Good Luck! 10
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04/14/2005 09:58:39 PM
GREAT action. Top 3 IMO.
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04/14/2005 02:36:39 PM
Classic shot, would be great for people challenge also 8
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04/14/2005 02:25:34 AM
The expressions of the onlookers makes this a masterpiece, but perhaps you already knew that. -10
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04/13/2005 09:27:44 PM
Wow! I like everything about this, I have no complaints at all 10
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04/13/2005 08:09:42 PM
This is one of my favorites..the expression on the thrower's face of intense effort is striking, as is the tone of the shot..the crowd in background adds another element which enhances this picture...9
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04/13/2005 08:45:28 AM
Love it! The action, the expressions, the contrast, the urban feel to it ... 10
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04/12/2005 07:38:13 PM
A nice journalistic photo, B&W was a good choice, I think color may have been distracting. I love the crown in the background.
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04/12/2005 11:58:19 AM
Great capture! Nice framing too - Hard to do when you have such a short space of time.
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04/12/2005 01:20:42 AM
Excellent candid! Wonderful texture, tonal range, cropping, focus, and expressions.
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04/11/2005 11:21:16 PM
The photo, Sepia, composition and energy are great but..........it is very hard to distinquish what is in the air. Good luck.
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04/11/2005 09:27:36 PM
i like the crowd shot ...
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04/11/2005 09:04:42 PM
Best one yet. Not only am I caught up in the action, but I find myself studying the reactions of the by-standers.
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04/11/2005 08:38:04 PM
Nice capture.. Should do well.
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04/11/2005 12:49:03 PM
wonderful capture, the expressions really make it. 10
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04/11/2005 12:41:41 PM
"Then the rabbit said to Alice......, 'What is pain'?
(Lewis Carroll)
Thank you! Thank you! This is a piece of 'Wonderland'. Thank you for taking me there!
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04/11/2005 09:58:15 AM
wow
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04/11/2005 09:56:47 AM
this is one of the most amazing shots i have ever seen. every face tells
a story, its very absorbing! if this isnt extreme action than nothing is.
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04/11/2005 09:55:30 AM
Awesome. Nice timing, and the expression on the thrower is fantastic. You've done a great job with the sepia toning as well.
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04/11/2005 04:23:36 AM
tremendous shot 9
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04/11/2005 01:40:29 AM
Great shot - brilliant catch of the facial expression - certainly meets the challenge. My favourite so far. 10.
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04/11/2005 12:28:08 AM
Great exposure and capturing the emotion on the throwers face.
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