DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Unbound
3rd PlaceUnbound
Skip


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Pufferbelly Park
Date: Sep 27, 2005
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2005

holy smokes! what a pleasant surprise this turned out to be!!! thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for the comments, votes, and views...

post-processing
cropped. changed mode to lab color and adjusted levels in the lightness channel. changed to grayscale mode. sized to 400x600. used crop tool to add border. saved for web. ran through neat image to reduce noise.

the shot itself
i had taken my son to a park to hang out while my daughter was at tae kwon do. my intention was to shoot him on the playground, but, when we got there, i noticed another photographer shooting some guys at the adjacent skate park...somehow, that seemed to grab my attention ;-)

so, i went in a laid down on the ground beside the pipe and shot 8 runs that this skater made. i was shooting in burst mode, and each run had 6-10 shots. this was from the 6th run. after about 4 runs, i had an idea as to what i was looking for and how i wanted to shoot it.

the original
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/23394/120/240631.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/23394/120/240631.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

the real challenge was the fading light. this was shot about 6:30pm, with the sunlight already being heavily filtered by the park trees. my concern wasn't as much for my equipment being able to capture the image as it was for how it render. with the cloudless sky, there was not going to be a huge range of tones. i was also concerned about how close in i could crop it and maintain sharpness.

here's a slideshow of the sequence.

all in all, i am quite pleased with how the image turned out. it was a tough one to watch on the scoring side because, well, this is dpc and ya just never know ;-)

thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.5118
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4900
Avg (non-participants): 6.5315
Views since voting: 7339
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 211
Comments: 67
Favorites: 21 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
08/15/2006 12:28:48 PM
wahooo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/13/2005 05:06:03 AM
i had often looked at this and thought to my self how great of a shot it was.. and then i realized it was your first ribbon!! amazing that it hasn't happened sooner - congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/13/2005 03:49:24 AM
I would've done it differently - but then, you won a ribbon didn't you. :P
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2005 01:31:16 AM
I am definately inspired. Thank you
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 08:06:42 PM
Congrats Skip. Great image which shows your strong sense of form speed and dynamics. thumbs up for your comments and the slide show.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 03:19:54 PM
I am a skateboarder and a photographer, and I really like this photo. Both the original and the grayscale are magazine worthy. There are great photo ops at skateparks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 10:23:11 AM
WTG Skip! Congrats!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 04:23:23 PM
Super work, Skip! Very dramatic and a great motion capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 10:14:14 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved ribbon! Great capture. Great Crop. I like the lighting. Very artistic. You really caught the moment. Yippeee for you!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 09:08:41 PM
Yikes! What a lovely capture. My warmest congratulations on your yellow. Glad your talent is being appreciated.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 05:54:30 PM
"my intention was to shoot him on the playground, but, when we got there, i noticed another photographer shooting some guys at the adjacent skate park...somehow, that seemed to grab my attention ;-)"

This could definitely confuse someone if this weren't a photography site.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 01:42:25 PM
great capture, skip...congrats on a well deserved ribbon! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:36:44 PM
RESULT! Great capture Skip and well done on the start of your ribboneering.

For the record I actually prefer your out-take from a skateboarding POV - it demonstrates better skill - but this shot is more aesthetic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 11:30:50 AM
Fantastic capture! Congratulations!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 10:26:14 AM
Congratulations on a long overdue and well deserved Ribbon! Very cool!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 09:54:01 AM
Way to go my friend, way to go! Nice to see your name on the front of DCP. I'm surprised it took this long, you've had many deserving shots along the way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 09:52:09 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - and also your first - great! Super action shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 09:52:08 AM
woo wooooooooooo! wtg, man! great shot too. i didn't vote on this challenge so this is my first viewing -- and it's a doozy!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 08:42:22 AM
Congratulations Skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 07:45:03 AM
Way to go Skip!! It's about time! Now onto the Blue! ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 07:27:44 AM
Congrats. Wow, top 3 all new ribbon winners. This was one of my favorites.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 07:15:52 AM
Great shot! Congratulations on the ribbon!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 06:23:39 AM
Beautiful shot. Super well done...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 06:22:04 AM
At last, a well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 06:02:42 AM
Such a pleasure to see your name with a ribbon nestled by it ... one of DPC's true gentlemen and leaders!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 05:26:01 AM
nice one Skip ! congrats on the ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 05:15:23 AM
Hey-hey! Well, let me be the 20th person (yes I counted) to congratulate you on your ribbon! Way to go and all that. It was only a matter of time. Speaking of time, 5:00 in the morning and I'm late to your party! ;^)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 05:05:59 AM
Al-right!! Way to go Skip, happy to see you on the front page!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 04:46:51 AM
cool dOOd, you rawk!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 03:53:28 AM
Ahem Ahem. Congratulations, Skip.
Happy to see you ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 03:20:10 AM
Delighted to see your name on the front page - way overdue. Many congratulations my friend.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 03:02:39 AM
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Skip!
First of many more to come I suspect.
Interesting processing - not one I would have thought of doing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 02:26:28 AM
Woohooooo!!! Congrats on your well deserved and overdue ribbon Skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 01:26:45 AM
Finally he gets the ribbon!!
Congratulations Skip! So well deserved one!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:49:02 AM
Good work skip! I had this one pegged for a ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:26:46 AM
This was one of my top three picks. I'm glad it ribboned. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:24:29 AM
Woot! Skips' first ribbon! I couldn't be happier if I had won it myself! (Well, maybe...). Great job Skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:22:38 AM
hooray, skiprow!
congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:22:05 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Skip, nice work
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:20:08 AM
great shot skip :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:14:56 AM
Sweeeeeet!
I love skateboarding shots. :)
Congrats on the yellow, yeah!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:11:55 AM
You da man, Skip! This is an outstanding shot and an overdue ribbon! Most impressive! Congratulations, WOOT, Woohoo and all that noisy stuff!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:07:45 AM
Well Glory Hallelujah, Skip! Saw you try some skaters in DC... glad you kept at it....Great stop action and angle! Big congrats on your on first ribbon! Hurray!

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 04:50:58.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:07:12 AM
Well it's about time! Congrats on your first ribbon... I'm sure you'll have many more to follow. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:05:05 AM
By far my favorite image in the challenge. Excellent work as usual. Adding to favorites.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 12:02:13 AM
Way to go, Skip! Nice job!! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2005 11:24:58 PM
great capture.10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 03:01:32 PM
A difficult shot, the subject is unfortunelately underexposed... bravo for the sharpness !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 11:16:10 AM
very nice, almost a mystique quality to it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 06:13:54 AM
Surely a 10 for your photo!!! Perfect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2005 06:38:13 AM
Good action shot. I would have liked it more if you cropped out the fence on the bottom. It would leave more to the imagination.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2005 12:29:13 PM
This image meets the challenge. Photographiclly - clean, clear, and crisp. Good Luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2005 08:09:35 PM
kickass trick man
love the tattoo wish i could see it all
love the pic and the placement of the person 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2005 05:33:15 PM
wow! great action!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2005 04:36:45 PM
A little too much shadow for my liking (I would love to be able to see the face). However, given the perspective and complexity in achieving the shot this is a top image. I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2005 04:11:19 PM
Good action shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 09:48:42 PM
Very nice action shot. The only thing I would like to see would perhaps be a black hairline border along the very edge of the photo itself. Hope you get a ribbon. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 01:54:19 PM
Nice action shot. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 11:25:27 AM
thats awesome..!! 10 Best one yet..!!!!!! And I've been through a lot of pictures.!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 10:53:06 AM
Great stop action. Love it in Black n white too. Nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 02:21:02 AM
Great action shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 01:20:43 AM
Nice graphic quality. The black and white works well here. Good stop action as well. My only complaint is that the subject is almost entirely in shadow. ;~(
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 12:45:38 AM
Great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 05:28:23 PM
really well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 04:04:22 PM
Goodman? Amazing capture. Love the feel of this image. Right on the topic and meets challenge perfectly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 04:42:08 AM
I like that the face is unseen. Very cool lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 02:28:12 AM
love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/16/2019 08:45:08 PM EDT.