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Extreme White Water Rafting
Extreme White Water Rafting
doctornick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Faxi falls, South West Iceland
Date: Jul 9, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2005

Canon 1.4x II TC

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.8338
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.7165
Avg (non-participants): 6.8991
Views since voting: 8232
Views during voting: 545
Votes: 355
Comments: 50
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/18/2010 12:13:58 AM
That's really astonishing move in picture!! Hat's off to you. You inspired me for my next rafting tour.
12/18/2010 12:13:02 AM
That\'s really astonishing move in picture!! You inspired me for my next rafting tour.
06/17/2007 04:56:27 PM
hey nick this is great...
nice timing
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07/20/2005 09:41:18 AM
Great job I didn't give you a 1. I was doing the !!!! when I wrote also 1. Sorry for the mistake. I love this shot. :-)
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07/20/2005 09:36:22 AM
Congrats Doc! Great capture, I stared at this in awe!
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07/20/2005 04:26:23 AM
Congratulations doctornick! What a pleasant surprise to find out that this photo is taken in Iceland! Great moment and a fantastic photo!
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07/20/2005 01:48:33 AM
Thank you all for the comments and votes. Check THIS thread for outtakes and the story.
07/20/2005 12:51:39 AM
A great wall hanger and good port addition. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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07/20/2005 12:45:45 AM
Awesome shot! Great finish! Good thing you're a Doctor! ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2005 05:25:48 PM
Ouch!!!! That is one daring woman. Good capture.
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07/19/2005 05:15:00 PM
I think the framing could have been changed so the kayak would be more in the top corner.
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07/19/2005 05:03:07 PM
Amazing. Good color, composition and action.
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07/19/2005 03:54:26 PM
Excellent timing! Excellnet color contrast between the kayak and occupant and the falls.
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07/19/2005 02:02:17 PM
Raft?
Cool shot though.
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07/19/2005 12:26:52 PM
Cool and super exciting almost taking one's breath away. Bumping up.
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07/19/2005 11:53:31 AM
needs tigher crop
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07/19/2005 02:17:45 AM
Tough to meter this shot. Great composition. The white water is almost too white at the bottom for my liking but I guess that's the point and any darker would've hurt the kayaker.
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07/19/2005 12:58:18 AM
Maybe a second or two later would have been awesome. This would be great for an anticipation challenge!
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07/18/2005 10:47:54 PM
awesome picture, I want to see the next shot..=) 9
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07/18/2005 05:56:46 PM
One of my favorites to ribbon this week, this is a story in and of itself! What a great amount of patience you must have displayed to get this shot. Congratulations!
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07/18/2005 09:57:38 AM
8 - Great action shot. Criticism; maybe a slightly sharper angle, not sure. Water enhanced more somehow. Sharper focus on the kayaker. A little more 'depth' and color would make this a better shot for me.
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07/18/2005 09:04:09 AM
Ttitle should be Kayaking, not rafting.
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07/18/2005 12:02:30 AM
Great capture... looks scary! Wherever could you have been standing for an opportunity like this??
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07/17/2005 08:40:04 PM
The decisive moment. I doubt this could be done again if you didn't get it right the first time. The way the boat is just about over the edge but still horizontal is excellent. The fury of the white white agains the green of the upper water is fantastic. Well done. Judi
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07/17/2005 09:25:01 AM
On of my favorites in this challange. You captured the perfect moment!
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07/16/2005 10:34:18 PM
talk about 'over the top'...excellent capture! love the colors and action. fully expect to see this on the front page. good luck!
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07/16/2005 04:16:38 PM
Sweet pic, one of the best so far!
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07/16/2005 10:10:44 AM
Nice action! And very extreme! Don't know if I'd like to see the 'after' shot! The subject doesn't really seem to be the centre of attention so I feel the composition is a little off.
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07/15/2005 10:31:51 PM
Whoa! Too cool!
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07/15/2005 11:01:55 AM
wowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!1
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07/15/2005 08:17:52 AM
Excellent. The orange color really stands out.
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07/14/2005 06:14:32 PM
This is almost too scary to look at! It's a terrific capture. I like the composition - you managed to be close enough to see the details yet far enough to give a good sense of the difficulty!
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07/14/2005 04:56:07 PM
amazing, i really like it, good luck
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07/14/2005 10:09:07 AM
What an awesome capture! Might have been better if the guy wasn't in the center, but still a fantastic shot.
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07/14/2005 06:17:50 AM
great shot excellent composition detail is good as is the focus
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07/13/2005 11:21:35 PM
Terrific. The tension in the shot is wonderful. 9
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07/13/2005 07:41:55 PM
Whoaa. Takes my breath away. Really exciting capture of a crucial moment. Great job.
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07/13/2005 06:38:17 PM
I wonder if he's thnking this was a BAD idea....
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07/13/2005 06:14:46 PM
great image, would like to have seen a bit of movement though (6)
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07/13/2005 04:43:03 PM
Beautiul shot....maybe try positioning the kayaker in the top left of the frame.
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07/13/2005 12:19:54 PM
wow, great shot
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07/13/2005 06:56:37 AM
Great shot
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07/13/2005 03:01:00 AM
oh wow - did he make it over the falls upright? Cool shot
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07/13/2005 02:46:11 AM
If you had clicked a few moments latter the photo would be amazing. Good luck
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07/13/2005 02:27:00 AM
Excellent. I love the detail in the water and the "frozenness" of the moment (great stop-action in other words). I would have liked the kayaker more to the left to emphasis where s/he is going, but this is a minor quibble.
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07/13/2005 01:03:57 AM
Man, that gives me the creeps looking. Great stop action shot!!!
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07/13/2005 12:39:52 AM
thats insane
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07/13/2005 12:37:57 AM
Hell of a shot, but for what it's worth this ain't "rafting", it's kayaking. Not deducting for that...
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07/13/2005 12:31:12 AM
This is my favorite of the challenge! Great shot over-all. Clear, clean and action! 10
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07/13/2005 12:18:59 AM
Great timing nicely framed. Wonderful capture.
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