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kickflip 9 stair
kickflip 9 stair
petrakka


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: nor ill
Date: Jul 9, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2005

2 off camera vivitar 285 flashes, one sun, one good skater (actually there were 10 of us here), some organization between people to get a shoot together. I love skateboarding.

editing = levels, usm, crop. done.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.2378
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1130
Avg (non-participants): 6.2991
Views since voting: 16260
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 349
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/20/2006 01:02:00 AM
Nice lookin handrail you got there too, anybody hit that?
08/15/2005 05:35:18 PM
Great action shot. I'd love to know where your flash placement was in relation to the subject.
07/29/2005 01:18:15 AM
I dig the shadow on the wall, cool detail. You must shoot a lot of this kind of action.
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07/20/2005 06:31:39 AM
This is the type of a show I would love to take one day. Good timing, good light. Good shot in my oppinion.

Good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2005 07:32:19 PM
oh wow... great shot... the shadow on the back wall really makes it for me too.... 9
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07/19/2005 04:02:40 PM
Great light and superwide...really nicely done.
07/19/2005 12:36:31 PM
nice action shot. nice and crisp. i like how your flash highlighted the skater. good job.
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07/18/2005 09:42:40 AM
8 - Good shot. Good angle (fish eye? helps) and I really like the shadow on the wall. Criticism; I think this shot would be great in black and white given the 'lines' and the shadows and the fairly 'plain' clothing. Sharper and a tighter crop (to get rid of that roundish shadow and the top light, if possible) would make this a better photograph for me.
07/17/2005 06:46:34 PM
Nice shot but, the empty bottom is not attractive and detracts from the shot.
07/16/2005 07:24:07 PM
Nicely Timed Shot !!!!
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07/16/2005 04:16:04 PM
AWESOME pic, what an awesome capture! Love the shadow and the sky. A little bright on the sidewalk, but overall a great photo.
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07/16/2005 01:05:07 PM
Timing is great, choice of lens is superb. Composition could be stronger with closer positioning perhaps. It's tough to get sufficiently reduced depth of field with a fisheye/wide angle. I really like the choice of flash positioning - great shadow.
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07/15/2005 10:48:04 PM
Subject Impact: Nice visual impact
Meets Challenge: Really meets the challenge
Technical: Average technical form
Composition: Good
Creativity: Good Idea

Score: 7
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07/15/2005 10:02:57 PM
the wide angle lens really adds to the shot. looks like something from a skater mag.
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07/15/2005 10:00:32 PM
He must have caught that kickflip fairly early. I like what the flash does for this photo, except the shadow. The wide-angle lens makes this fit right in with what you see in the mags. Good job.
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07/15/2005 11:52:29 AM
Nice shot. I like the shadows. The ligthing seems a little harsh in areas though. Would like to have seen this shot with a different sun angle to take some of the harshness off
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07/14/2005 12:58:41 PM
Great action shot! I like the fisheye. My only comment would be to maybe get a little closer so the skateboarder fills more of the frame.
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07/14/2005 12:54:37 PM
nice. looks straight out of Thrasher.
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07/14/2005 06:34:52 AM
That's gonna hurt tomorrow. Nicely done
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07/13/2005 11:16:30 PM
Good job capturing the action. On the down side, I think the fill flash was a littel too strong.
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07/13/2005 06:42:39 PM
love the lighting set up on this one well done
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07/13/2005 03:30:35 PM
nice action !
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07/13/2005 03:27:09 PM
it looks very professional!well done!
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07/13/2005 12:14:33 PM
very cool angle-fill flash really helps
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07/13/2005 12:09:04 PM
Cool shot, the skater is a bit over exposed but I really like how you've captured one of my (personally) favorite sports from my youth. 7
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07/13/2005 05:32:18 AM
A very good Idea and image but technically poor approach lets it down.
the cast shadows indicate that too much flash has been used making the image surreal.
Proper exposure should have been based on the highlight porion of the stairs,then the flash should be set 1 Stop LESS than this exposure for example the highlight exposure perhaps at F 16 @1/250th the flash is set for F8.
conversely you could have slowed the shutter right down to !/15th at whatever and used 2nd curtain sync. Give you an 8 for effort.
I hope you find this comment of some help,.
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07/13/2005 03:18:45 AM
flash shadow not nice
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07/13/2005 12:57:18 AM
I really like the shadows on the wall. But not much detail in the stairs. 8
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07/13/2005 12:42:38 AM
the shadow is awesome! great job of not over exposing the sky
i take it you used a strobe
7
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