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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: studio, downtown montreal
Date: Apr 8, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

this is Nam. Yes, he is holding this pose. He can hold it for a few seconds before having to let go. me and bigjohnny had 5 breakdancers in the studio on friday, and we got a whole lot of cool shots. Backflips, breaks and freezes... here they are, and they are all photographs:

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Place: 5 out of 132
Avg (all users): 7.0185
Avg (commenters): 7.9200
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 7.1622
Views since voting: 3404
Views during voting: 586
Votes: 270
Comments: 34
Favorites: 9 (view)

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08/28/2005 04:55:20 PM
Very kewl. Amazing what some people can do.
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04/18/2005 08:35:51 PM
Very cool! Excellent detail!
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04/18/2005 01:29:17 PM
I was sure this would ribbon...Oh well, fantastic shot anyways! Congratulations on 5th!
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04/18/2005 11:55:16 AM
Congrats, loved your shot and thanks for sharing the rest of the session! I thought the high-key worked really well.
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04/18/2005 08:50:19 AM
Congrats on 5th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 10:48:51 PM
Nice timing, wonder how many retakes were needed :)
Good idea nad well executed.. a tad oversharpened, but works well.
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04/17/2005 05:24:50 PM
very good shot!
04/17/2005 01:08:10 PM
Nice lighting, one of the best ones in challenge. 9
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04/16/2005 11:45:42 PM
A cool stretch.
04/16/2005 03:41:55 PM
Looks severely oversharpened, at least on my screen but other than that pretty good shot. I can´t help but wonder what it would have looked like with a natural backround, like a meadow or something but it works like it is. Great job.
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04/15/2005 07:52:12 PM
very cool image - hope this does well for you - 10
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04/15/2005 12:41:26 AM
Slightly oversharpened on his jeans. Cool pose and composition. 7
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04/14/2005 04:51:46 PM
Great vibe through the processing. The subject is bang-on, but the composition is a tad too tight to the bottom and it is oversharpened. Lighting is clear but it lacks aatmosphere - although this would be a fairly good stock photo for a subject like 'bending over backwards'.

As an artistic photo, I'm not sure what I think of it really. Its main appeal for me is the tones and definition but the pose doesn't sit well aesthetically, despite the brilliant athlete involved. I wouldn't hang it myself, but it's probably a ribboner though.
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04/14/2005 11:08:43 AM
04/13/2005 10:06:28 PM
best one I have seen so far. the color and exposure is odd, but does not distract negatively. good job. and the flexibility of the subject look painful.
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04/13/2005 01:31:06 PM
i would assume that you rotated this, but some things indicate otherwise (ie: the pants hanging down). either way, nice looking shot. the shadows are of minor concern to me, although others might differ in opinion.
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04/12/2005 10:34:11 PM
Not sure whether this is a handstand or a trick shot leaning far back against a wall.The layout is fantastic, colors are not too stark, sharpness is "bang-on" and it fits the challenge very well. Bumping up to a 6. Good luck!
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04/12/2005 09:53:16 PM
Excellent composition and focus. You've got it just right!
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04/12/2005 06:37:02 PM
love the metallic feel of the picture. stomach is a bit to overprocessed but the rest is crazy! Who did the lighting? its amazing. 10
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04/12/2005 04:30:15 PM
a ittle over sharpened, I think....looks a ittle digity
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04/12/2005 03:01:27 PM
Very nice shot! So crisp!
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04/12/2005 01:48:16 PM
Love this!
04/12/2005 12:49:42 PM
I love the way you have the totally white background. It may be just a tiny bit oversharpened, but it's an awesome picture!!!
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04/11/2005 10:58:13 PM
Outstanding action, lighting and processing. Great job!
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04/11/2005 11:08:27 AM
ouch, great shot!
04/11/2005 10:21:33 AM
Cool (10)
04/11/2005 10:07:36 AM
Like.. wow man.
I look after a 7 year old that is beginning to learn moves like this in gymnastics, and what I wouldn't give for a large enough background to capture her doing said moves without a cluttered and messy environment. I've always been partial to this kind of photography.

If you could PM me sometime and let me know what you used for a backdrop and lighting set-up, I'd very much appreciate it.
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04/11/2005 09:40:02 AM
Nice shot
04/11/2005 07:12:35 AM
04/11/2005 04:45:07 AM
This is a great image - perhaps oversharpened a tad and the skin doesn't look "real" but great lighting, composition and "action"!
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04/11/2005 02:26:53 AM
only critique i can come up with is it looks slightly overprocessed in some parts
might be my monitor
but no kidding this is a TOPimage
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04/11/2005 01:02:20 AM
Great shot crisp & clean.
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04/11/2005 12:52:43 AM
Outstanding! 10
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04/11/2005 12:26:15 AM
Very nice, good exposure.
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