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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Rocky Ford, Colorado
Date: Apr 16, 2005
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

Freestyle wrestling match

Place: 136 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.3697
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.3140
Avg (non-participants): 5.4274
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 238
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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04/30/2005 12:19:58 AM
Greeting from the Critique Club!

Hi! This is a fantastic action shot and I love the sepia tone you used in the end. It reminds me of older shots of wrestling and the uniforms haven't changed that much, have they?

Looking at this shot and it's final score I have to wonder, "WTF?" This should have been a 6 or better, I think what might have made it really go though are just a couple of minor things, to me. While a great action shot, it's off kilter, leaning from the right to left, perhaps a slight straightening on this for the background horizon to be more level? The wrestlers actually look fine, it's the line across the back that throws me off a bit. Also, another nitpicky thing is the wrestler's foot on the right getting cut off. Perhaps if they were completely in the picture, again, giving it more balance it might have helped the final score.

The capture of emotions and intensity is wonderful, keep up the good work!

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04/25/2005 11:44:46 AM
Wonder how many thought this might have been my entry and you scored lower than normal because I burn out everyone on wrasslin' pics.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:20:14 PM
Good action capture and great sepia tones.
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04/24/2005 06:28:37 PM
The lower guy is too shadowy. I want to be able to see both sides of the struggle.
04/24/2005 05:59:54 PM
Good action shot but probably would have been better if shot from a lower angle
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04/24/2005 01:47:26 PM
Here's some people getting to know each other better! ;^) Good focus and DOF in this image. Like the emotion captured in their faces. The shadows also add impact. I like it.
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04/24/2005 07:21:09 AM
Wonderfull action photo. I like the sepia, give's a great atmosphere to the photo
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04/24/2005 06:42:50 AM
great action shot, well done. one of my top photos
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04/24/2005 01:15:37 AM
love the action but bit soft for me. 6
04/22/2005 09:47:24 AM
Good capture and you´ve positioned your self very well wich makes the composition very good (persons and shadows). The sepia tone fits very well here.
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04/18/2005 12:43:04 AM
Nice capture of the action, I might have liked the color better and a tigher crop.
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