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Jean


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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Kleinmond Beach, South Africa
Date: Apr 16, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/350sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

While sitting at the beach on holiday in South Africa watching my son surfing , I chanced upon this group of kids enjoying themselves somersaulting off the sand embankment. Fortunately I had my camera with me, changed to my 24-70 lens, put the polarizer and gradual grey filter on and took about 20 shots before they left. Possibly my 16-35 lens would have been better suited.

Thanks for great comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.4134
Avg (commenters): 8.3778
Avg (participants): 7.3095
Avg (non-participants): 7.5156
Views since voting: 10365
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 254
Comments: 82
Favorites: 64 (view)


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01/12/2006 04:11:18 PM
That's a great shot!!!! Amazing capture...
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12/29/2005 07:44:00 PM
Not sure if you realize or not.. but they are spelling out the word YaY in your photo which suits the spirit of the children playing perfectly...
I noticed it a bit more clearly in the thumnail size but yes.. your timing was amazing for this photograph.. initially I thought thats what you were trying to do is spell out something and how amazing that would be not to mention the hard work to get the timing down perfectly but as I read what you wrote its purely luck and an amazing eye of a talented Fotog..

Beautiful moment and capture.. thanks for sharing it with us all.

*first i've seen of it was today.. :) **

Message edited by author 2005-12-29 19:45:25.
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10/07/2005 08:52:41 AM
Originally voted this an 8 in the challenge. Adding to my favorites now.
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06/18/2005 06:45:47 PM
I just found this one. It's so fun and light hearted! Great depth of color. The focus is super. Love the capture!!
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04/30/2005 04:54:43 PM
This one should have grabbed the blue. Clearly by far the best shot in this challenge. Thumbs up for you. I think it couldn't have been done better.
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04/29/2005 08:46:38 PM
Oh my! Crazy young men. hehehe.. great capture. Congrats!
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04/28/2005 10:02:34 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:09:53.
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04/26/2005 08:16:16 PM
Awesome picture! congrats
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04/26/2005 03:54:49 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon Jean! Wonderful image
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04/25/2005 08:53:42 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon! A beautiful shot perfectly captured!
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04/25/2005 05:21:16 PM
great shot so perfect in every way Congrats
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04/25/2005 04:38:35 PM
Great shot....

:)

Just curious, what's a grey filter...and um...how and why does one use it?
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04/25/2005 11:09:49 AM
awesome shot! congrats
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04/25/2005 10:52:49 AM
Congratulations, this is a great picture!!! What a life in one picture;-)
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04/25/2005 09:59:41 AM
this was #1 to me.
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04/25/2005 09:03:09 AM
I thought this was the best shot of the challenge. I gave it a 10. It was unique, and refreshing to see a different approach for a change. Congrats on 2nd place.

Message edited by author 2005-04-25 09:05:49.
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04/25/2005 08:58:44 AM
Congratulations, this was one of my favorites.
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04/25/2005 07:11:08 AM
i'm glad to see this ribbon ... great job
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04/25/2005 06:54:42 AM
Congrats on another ribbon and a great photo!
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04/25/2005 05:51:22 AM
Excellent! Love this so much...a shot i can only wish for. A favorite Jean.
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04/25/2005 04:31:20 AM
Congratulations. Love this one.
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04/25/2005 02:58:36 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon. Well deserved!!!
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04/25/2005 02:06:50 AM
Congrats on your Red Ribbon Jean.
This one was a "right place at the right time" shot.
Amazing.
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04/25/2005 01:55:06 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon !
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04/25/2005 01:06:37 AM
This is one of my favourites in the challenge (and thus a 10 from me). Congratulations on the red ribbon.
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04/25/2005 12:47:36 AM
Awesome multiple action shot! Congrats on the red!
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04/25/2005 12:41:55 AM
Many congratulations, Jean, on a wonderful picture!
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04/25/2005 12:19:31 AM
This is so wonderful, congratulations!
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04/25/2005 12:17:35 AM
A joyous moment amazingly captured. Congratulations!
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04/25/2005 12:16:35 AM
Great capture Jean! Congrats!
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04/25/2005 12:12:35 AM
Welcome back to the challenges! Well done!
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04/25/2005 12:05:19 AM
congrats on the ribbon!
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04/25/2005 12:03:45 AM
This image impressed me at first sight. It is an amazing capture. Congratulations on your red.
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04/25/2005 12:03:38 AM
Many congrats on your ribbon, Jean!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 09:54:18 PM
What an awesome photo!
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04/24/2005 08:39:48 PM
You've captured the spirit of life well.
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04/24/2005 07:12:30 PM
Great action capture. 7
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04/24/2005 01:40:56 PM
Awesome....What an action shot ! You really captured a great moment.10
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04/24/2005 12:10:38 PM
thats a stunning shot allright!
nice tones too
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04/24/2005 12:08:36 PM
What fun!!! And what an amazing capture! How many shots did it take to capture one like this?
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04/24/2005 09:22:34 AM
OK I flipped for this one (8)
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04/24/2005 06:47:32 AM
Great shot!!!!!
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04/24/2005 05:21:44 AM
This is the only photo I gave a 10 in this challenge.
Really like it, brilliant shot.
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04/24/2005 03:52:08 AM
Wow... awesome shot. You've frozen quite the interesting action scene here, with a stunningly blue sky in the background. Amazing work - this should really finish high up there. The diagonal visual line really adds to this picture.
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04/24/2005 03:39:34 AM
What a fun picture! These boys look like they are having such fun with this. I can't imagine how they don't fall on their heads.
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04/24/2005 02:36:33 AM
Superb timing on this shot.
Made me study it for a while. Generally a real busy shot with many focal points isn't good, but this one is great! Almost thought it was a time-lapse at first. (8)
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04/24/2005 02:03:08 AM
This would have worked just as well for Extreme Action. 7
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04/24/2005 01:38:10 AM
1...2...3..jump, grat capture
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04/24/2005 01:27:05 AM
people! crazy! oh well, we all did that when we were young... great action 6
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04/24/2005 01:10:05 AM
I guess it goes to show that you can always make your own "fun"! Nice shot.
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04/22/2005 10:30:25 PM
Really wonderful shot-I would love to see a cropped version, with less sand and more sky..or even half the way up, with just the 1st two pairs, and only a hint of sand..well done on this one!
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04/22/2005 07:33:45 PM
Very interesting shot! The sky really sets this up nicely.
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04/22/2005 01:36:56 PM
perfect ... 10
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04/22/2005 01:32:02 PM
I think that this is the winner. Excellent capture, great colors! Good DOF with all children pretty much in focus, at the same time crisp image done with fast shutter.
Technically superb, very nice composition, 10 from me.
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04/22/2005 09:34:40 AM
wow, what an amazing capture! you deserve a 9 for this
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04/22/2005 05:42:21 AM
stunning!
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04/21/2005 04:22:25 PM
Wow - the sky is bluer than the ribbon you'll get for this. I gave it a 10 already but wanted to come back and comment. Fantastic shot! Would be nicer for the kids if they had a pool to dive into, but hey - you make do. :)
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04/21/2005 04:15:01 PM
This is simply wonderful. I love the exhuberance of these kids. They look like they are having such a great time. I hope they all landed okay.
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04/21/2005 01:07:48 PM
My favorite in this challenge. Hope you do well. They seem to have a lot of fun. Remembers me of the things I used to do when I was a kid.
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04/20/2005 02:01:11 PM
Very Cool!!! I would break my neck doing this, nice shot! - 8
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04/19/2005 11:53:20 PM
super image great work
I hope you do well 9 putting up to a 10 because so much action and yet not blurred you did this really well Good luck
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04/19/2005 11:50:23 PM
Good action shot with excellent color.
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04/19/2005 10:25:31 PM
This is great! Could have been in the extreme action challenge as well. The color is excellent and the subject placement is good as well. Top ten in my book
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04/19/2005 02:32:40 PM
This is so amazing. I really like the timing with which you have captured their motion.. you have really managed to convey the spirit of carefree with this picture. I hope you get a ribbon for this outstanding image.
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04/19/2005 10:39:13 AM
A make-you-smile shot - looks like real fun. This composition works quite well - I wonder though, if something closer, more wide-angle, mighn't have given a heap more dynamism to the shot, more sense of physicality?
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04/19/2005 02:07:37 AM
Fun photo!
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04/19/2005 12:37:38 AM
how fun!! 7
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04/18/2005 09:22:55 PM
Eye-popping color and such a fun shot!!!! :o)
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04/18/2005 07:14:18 PM
This would of got a top vote in the extreme action from me as well, very fun image
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04/18/2005 07:04:05 PM
I really hope this makes the top 5!! It's a great shot bringing emotions of carefree and playfulnes. 9
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04/18/2005 04:49:33 PM
Wow! Incredible stop action!! Great blue sky, and barely a trace of motion blur! WAY TO GO!!! This is awesome!
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04/18/2005 03:27:36 PM
This is a great shot! I be surprised if this wont win some ribbons. Congrats! 10
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04/18/2005 02:14:54 PM
Nice capture! That looks like fun, can I play?
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04/18/2005 01:44:20 PM
This is my favourite of the competition, just wanted to let you know. Good luck for the Blue. Cheers!
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04/18/2005 12:42:50 PM
nice capture. nice texture. good color. lighting good, shadows ok.
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04/18/2005 08:21:00 AM
10.
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04/18/2005 03:13:18 AM
Wow! All I can say, top 10 I say!
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04/18/2005 03:12:21 AM
Great moment in time. Very well executed. 8
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04/18/2005 02:06:59 AM
a little less sand and a lot more sky would have really made this imo, i think it would have brought in a feeling of limitlessness and freedom. Otherwise a great capture. 8
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04/18/2005 01:52:01 AM
Wonderful.10
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04/18/2005 12:22:51 AM
I think this one will do pretty well. I like the action.
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04/18/2005 12:20:54 AM
Wonderful capture.
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