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Triathlete Magazine : Danskin Elite start, race won by #38 Sabine Bildstein
Triathlete Magazine : Danskin Elite start, race won by #38 Sabine Bildstein
Gordon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Jun 8, 2003
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2500sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2003

Danskin Triathlon, Austin. Elite wave start, 7am.

Shot handheld, Canon D60 and 70-200mm f4L @ 159mm

Framed low to give space for a title sequence. The eventual race winner was #38, center of the shot.

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.0377
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.0339
Avg (non-participants): 6.0413
Views since voting: 3436
Votes: 239
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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06/19/2003 03:01:59 AM
*critique club*

Overall
You did what you set out to do - create a piece which would fit the magazine cover of your choice. Of course, that's obvious, but given some of the comments (and entries which were placed highly) this challenge attracted, I think that your shot is a better result than your final position achieved. Leaving space for the title was good, but I suspect some may have marked you down for it.

I like the various expressions. Outsiders to any field often have stereotypical ideas about what kinds of people enjoy that field. But, to those inside, the types are as varied as anywhere else. Here, you captured exactly that - different human reactions and strategies at the beginning of a tense race.

Technical
I'd have liked a little deeper dof to include the runner in the far left. Otherwise, absolutely fine. I'm amazed that you could capture so much light on such a short shutter speed.

Good photograph.
06/18/2003 06:15:48 AM
I'm with Brumos!
And I must disagree with a comment below - it's precisely the range of real expressions - from calm to excited to absolutely terrified/ in pain - that makes this such an excellent shot in my opinion.
Kavey
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06/18/2003 02:08:36 AM
For what it's worth, i think you got robbed coming in at 43rd!

I still can't get over the fact that a laughing horse placed in the top 20.

Message edited by author 2003-06-18 11:37:43.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 07:42:12 AM
Excellent capture - nice light, great expressions, good composition, love that their outfits are all different yet they are tied together by their caps, the "danskin" line helps composition as does the backdrop.
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06/16/2003 11:31:16 PM
It might have worked better if the athletes shared the same waiting/anticipation expression - ie: croped out the right 3 contestants. Or perhaps a longer shot so the expressions wern't so important.
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06/16/2003 07:28:23 PM
She looks pretty intent on winning. Nice pic, but they don't look ready to go!
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06/15/2003 04:31:03 PM
Professional photo, just what I'd expect to find on the cover of the Triathlete Magazine. I buy it each month so you got my top vote for this one - 10.
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06/15/2003 03:45:36 PM
This is a nice photo, i like it. I really like all the different expressions on the contestants. The blue caps also makes it somewhat comical at a time when everyone is so nervous. 8.
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06/15/2003 02:02:22 PM
great shot! i love all the facial expressions. this would work for Triathelete Magazine (lol...is there such a mag?) or a Danskin catalog. nice work!
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06/15/2003 12:27:27 PM
OK, but an action shot would be more interesting (e.g., running to finish line).
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06/15/2003 02:03:33 AM
excellent really meets the challenge a nice range of expressions
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06/14/2003 05:19:52 PM
GREAT SHOT! This looks made for a magazine cover. No improvements to suggest.
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06/14/2003 01:05:46 PM
I find this hard to believe for a magazine cover - in part because a shot that didn't have number 12 on the right, grimacing as if in pain, might be a bit more attractive. Perhaps a crop that stopped at the woman next ot her might have worked better for this.
06/12/2003 06:45:24 PM
great shot, really captures the moment... good job
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06/12/2003 09:24:42 AM
#38 looks the most focused. I like this shot for the different emotions on their faces and the different skin tones on their legs. Great idea, but a little short on "wow".
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06/11/2003 09:33:55 PM
Excellent work! There are relatively few shots in this challenge that really look like they could be on the cover of a magazine, but this is certainly an exception. The expressions are great, and I find it interesting that they have their numbers printed on their legs! - 10
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06/11/2003 01:39:22 PM
Great image! The range of expressions on the faces really tells a story. A mixture of nerves and excitement but the middle lady seems very calm and reflective. This serves as a great introduction to an accompanying article. I'd certainly expect to see this on the front of a magazine. Wonderful photojournalism.
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06/11/2003 10:53:59 AM
Wonderful photojournalistic shot. A perfect 10 in my book! 10
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