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1/8000 of a Second of 275 Yards.
1/8000 of a Second of 275 Yards.
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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: London, Ontario
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8000
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

This was a super hard shot - I have shot a lot of sports but this one was the hardest. It looks like he could be posing (I couldn't get that lucky - ,my friend and advid golfer would not let up on his first outing of golf this year!)- but if you were the one taking the photo it's all timing since you can not even see the club - it's that fast! I took 50 takes and got only 3 that had ball contact and the ball was still in the photo. This was the best one I felt. I didn't crop it much if at all and it was hard to find any green grass up here in Canada - just got lucky I guess... Thanks for the comments! There were a few that commented on that golf does not seem to fit extreme action - All I can say is try to duplicate this shot and you will quickly appreciate how extreme it is laying on the ground 20" beside the Tee! :P

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04/18/2005 05:57:15 AM
great job!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 09:28:07 PM
WOW, I can only guess how many times you had to try this shot!!!
04/17/2005 08:40:01 PM
Great POV for this shot, I like the tittle very much.
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04/17/2005 07:56:50 PM
Great picture! That must have taken a bubch of tries!
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04/17/2005 05:31:03 PM
very good shot, great composition :) golf isn't what I'd consider "extreme action" though, but the shot is great!
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04/17/2005 12:11:53 PM
Great action shot. Little contrasty, probably due to time fo day. But you did an excellent job catching the feeling of motion. A little dodge on the face to brighten it up might help some. Then again, it might not. :) 8
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04/16/2005 09:23:48 PM
Very cool shot! Love the angle, and idea. Well done.
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04/15/2005 07:19:12 PM
very, very nice.
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04/14/2005 04:40:10 PM
Don't like how the blue sky gives the trees on the horizon a blue tint, but this is a good action shot captured at the perfect moment. I'd recommend cropping a bit more from the top by making the amount of space above the golfer's head match the distance from the bottom of the club to the bottom of the frame.
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04/13/2005 10:12:26 PM
nice shot
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04/13/2005 05:36:37 PM
Great angle and my only 10 of the challenge.
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04/13/2005 02:01:36 PM
An extra point for the leftie... Nice capture!
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04/13/2005 01:24:21 PM
wonderful capture, although i'm probably a bit biased as i love to play golf - lighting could be better, and i might even prefer a tighter crop to direct the attention straight to the driver/ball and not the guy and his face.
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04/11/2005 11:09:59 PM
Now THAT'S an action shot! You did such a great job setting up and executing this shot. Really nicely done.
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04/11/2005 07:19:43 PM
Strike a pose!
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04/11/2005 06:41:59 PM
top shot - how many takes????
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04/11/2005 06:40:03 PM
better if he was looking at ball in stead in camera .. ir
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04/11/2005 10:04:11 AM
cool, great photo
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04/11/2005 09:19:47 AM
Very cool shot, looks like it should be a Golf America poster or something. Sharp focus and vibrant color
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04/11/2005 08:40:11 AM
Just love the POV on this one...the motion blur is just a bonus!
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04/11/2005 03:27:16 AM
good capture
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04/11/2005 12:46:42 AM
Got shot
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