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Challenge: Sports II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Keuka Lake, New York
Date: Jul 8, 2005
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2005

This is my uncle ripping up the lake while slalom skiing

Last week, for about 10 days, a friend of mine and I were invited to New York (didn't visit the city) by my Uncle as a graduation gift (tradition to my family), so I got to shoot a bit different scenery then the beach. I was happy to see this challenge come up as I was on a lake where many water sports happen.

I thought about
submitting this shot: ...... And just for fun:
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I also shot my friend learning how to sail (many shots of the laser (a type of dingy) tipping over ). Also inner tubing, double inner tubing, and normal water skiing.

Editing:
bw, b&c, crop, minor curves, size, usm, neat image

Soli Deo Gloria - Only to the Glory of God

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.4791
Avg (commenters): 7.3125
Avg (participants): 6.4048
Avg (non-participants): 6.5193
Views since voting: 1046
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 359
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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07/25/2005 10:33:48 PM
Awesome, great in b/w!
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07/25/2005 05:41:51 PM
Zoomer... Nice shot... you da man!
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07/20/2005 01:03:43 AM
Another image missing a ribbon. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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07/20/2005 12:44:06 AM
Nice finish, Thomas! But I would say you shoulda gone with "Thumbs Up" - I love that shot! Nobody has to know he isn't flipping you off. ;-)
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07/20/2005 12:05:34 AM
Wowzers Thomas. Nice one! I gave it an 8 and didn't even know it was you! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2005 11:52:27 AM
Certainly one of the most impressive images in this challenge. The body angle is ideal and the wake leading the eye while the line adds the element of interraction to the viewer. Numping up.
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07/18/2005 09:25:18 AM
8 - Nice clean shot. Excellent 'wave' and spray capture. Criticism; skier is a little dark, and if they were looking up or 'toward' would be better. Background is very good. Maybe a slight rotation to the left, not sure, to get that background water/shrub line level, would also give more 'angle' and intensity to the skier. I like the black and white, but given the simplicity of the water/spray/shrubs, perhaps the color would have played well.
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07/17/2005 11:54:59 PM
Great capture of the water! I do like the b/w treatment as well.
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07/15/2005 06:01:58 PM
great action shot
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07/15/2005 12:34:22 PM
really nice, i like it goog luck
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07/15/2005 11:42:30 AM
Really sharp and in focus. Good shot. A little more lighting on the subject would be nice
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07/14/2005 09:36:36 AM
This photo really moves. Great dynamics well expressed with composition and lighting.
Great job.
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07/13/2005 04:14:36 PM
Nice use of B&W.
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07/13/2005 04:12:04 PM
Very nice shot. Great job of freezing the action. Super composition, with the tail filling the frame. I also enjoy the constrast of the calm water that has just been cut by the skies and that tail of water. Nice tonal range. Very nice image. <9>
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07/13/2005 12:26:49 PM
Cropping is just right intensifying the action. Greyscale was an excellent choice. It might be my imagination, but the lake line seems a little tipped (right side a touch higher). The focus of the waterskier's face makes the shot, as he prepares for the whipping action ahead. Cool stuff!
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07/13/2005 12:16:36 PM
Nice composition I like the detail in the wave the way it fades out the closer it gets the the ski. What did it look like in color?
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07/13/2005 10:54:19 AM
Nicely done. B&W works well on this shot.
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07/13/2005 10:02:11 AM
Great composition. Looks good in b&w.
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07/13/2005 09:02:56 AM
very impressionnant
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07/13/2005 06:59:39 AM
Nice shot
07/13/2005 01:32:24 AM
Great action shot. But I am not sure that the B&W works.
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07/13/2005 12:48:02 AM
Great shot...would have like color tones here: 7
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07/13/2005 12:34:34 AM
Nice Spray. Good in black n white also. Composition is great.
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