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Let's Play Some Ball
Let's Play Some Ball
Marc923


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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Colorado
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: f/9, f/5.6, f/5.6
ISO: 400, 200, 400
Shutter: 1/200, 1/15, 1/2 sec
Galleries: Sports, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2005

Shot in kitchen using light through back door.
I tried various lighting and finally settled on the late afternoon sunlight.

Basketball:
f/9
1/200 sec.
ISO-400
Date taken: 11/09/2005

PSPX edits:
resize, clarify (5), brightness/contrast adjust (0/15), curves adjustment, crop to size, add border to whole picture.

Soccer Ball:
f/5.6
1/15 sec. (w/tripod)
ISO-200
Date taken: 11/11/2005

PSPX edits:
resize, brightness/contrast adjust (0/25), cool color balance, cloned imperfections on parts of ball, noise removal crop to size add border to top and bottom of picture.

Football:
f/5.6
1/2 sec. (w/tripod)
ISO-400
Date taken: 11/11/2005

PSPX edits:
resize, clarify (5), curves adjustment, crop and add border to whole image. I shot this one 4 times to get this look.

Then put them together and voila, we have a sports ball triptych.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 234
Avg (all users): 6.4276
Avg (commenters): 7.7600
Avg (participants): 6.1894
Avg (non-participants): 6.6266
Views since voting: 2115
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 290
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/24/2005 07:52:11 AM
very nice :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 10:18:59 PM
I wasn't allowed to vote, but if I could, you'd get a 10!! AND a blue ribbon for sure!!
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11/20/2005 06:08:03 AM
6 - Very good concept. Criticism; the 'artificial surfaces' are so well defined that they are the first thing I noticed in the texture detail, especially in #3. Texture is good, but doesn't have as much character/'feel' as different quality (leather) balls would have had. Color choice and arrangement is good. #2 is not perfectly centered, which would have been better in my opinion, but perhaps you were going for 'off center'. Like the diagonals on 1 & 3. The white frame works, but I wonder if perhaps even thin inner frames as well may have given more depth here.
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11/18/2005 01:01:14 PM
great different interpretation and shots
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11/18/2005 10:18:07 AM
Great detail, nice even lighting. I like the consistency it has between the 3 images, tying them together, and the way you made the angles symmetrical for the main lines in the balls.
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11/18/2005 05:33:30 AM
Like it! :)
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11/17/2005 11:36:54 PM
Those balls are too clean - they need some use. LOL Good use of close up while clearly portraying the theme.
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11/17/2005 12:34:16 PM
Neat idea, I like how you used the soccer ball for sepeartion. Good luck.
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11/16/2005 11:33:02 PM
nice idea
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11/16/2005 11:15:12 PM
Nice lighting on a classic poster. 8
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11/16/2005 07:37:46 PM
great photo.
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11/16/2005 02:03:33 PM
Very nice.
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11/15/2005 10:35:18 PM
great color and cropping. the details and textures really pop.
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11/15/2005 09:44:06 PM
Love this! Great shots, great color, great layout. Excellent.
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11/15/2005 08:13:49 PM
i love it, good idea and well done. 7
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11/15/2005 06:18:49 PM
Perfect. Nothing more to say. 10
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11/15/2005 12:08:33 PM
perfect for the challenge & excellent lighting too
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11/15/2005 05:00:08 AM
Wonderful sharpness and clarity.
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11/15/2005 02:58:11 AM
Nice photos and well composed.
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11/14/2005 10:34:42 PM
Great focus and colors. Nice job.
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11/14/2005 10:02:55 PM
love this!!
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11/14/2005 06:29:58 PM
For some reason, not sure why, the basket ball does not seem as nice of a shot as the other two, maybe because it has more light shining off of it. But a very nice shot.
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11/14/2005 12:57:12 PM
This photo is very appealing. It gets a 9 from me and is my 3rd place finisher :) The only thing that took away from this image for me, is the basketball's lighting is much more flat than the soccer ball or the football. The lighting may be the same on the basketball and the soccer ball, but the black hexagons on the soccer ball give it more shape. The top of third of the basketball seems like it might be a bit soft. BUT........I am nitpicking here. I really do love the image.
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11/14/2005 10:41:33 AM
I see 'V' for victory in this composition. Though it goes against the grain of a traditional triptych I feel that it works quite well.

What might improve it though is to make the black on the basketball the same as the black on the soccer ball and the white laces on the football the same as the white on the soccer ball. This, to me, would increase the transition from one image to the next.
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11/14/2005 10:07:19 AM
Maybe not the most interesting shot in the challenge but technically it's really well done. The exposure and focus are perfect, and the lighting is good, especially on the football.
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11/14/2005 06:08:37 AM
This works.. at least for me. Nice color and balance in the three images. 8.
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11/14/2005 02:36:08 AM
Excellent! So sharp, and the colors are so vivid. Looks like a poster. :)
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11/14/2005 12:58:01 AM
Great vivid close ups. Clever and imaginative take on the challenge.
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