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Sunset Slalom
Sunset Slalom

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: Blaawberg Beach, Cape Town
Date: Nov 24, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

Taken at Blaawberg beach in Cape Town. Sun was setting over the ocean directly behind the kite-surfer.

* Slight crop
* Levels
* Hue / Saturation - upping red and yellow slightly
* Contrast - increased slightly
* Burn to darken the sea and shady areas
* Dodge to lighten the spray
* Slight sharpening to enhance the spray
* Save for web

Place: 84 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.1533
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1469
Avg (non-participants): 6.1711
Views since voting: 1251
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 287
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/20/2006 10:22:41 PM
Great strong curving lines of composition and I love the warm tones of the backlit water, but the foreground is a hair on the dark side. Still, I scored this a 7 during the challenge - it is an amazing capture. Love the spray and don't even mind the slightly OOF.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 12:47:15 PM
This is a very nice shot. Just an opinion but it would be textbook perfect if the whole slpash were in view and the surfer were a little brighter and in sharper focus. This is one of those shots where you want people to feel the water.
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12/06/2005 02:51:15 PM
Excellent use of a backlight situation. You captured the action of the moment well. Your crop is too tight though, I'd have liked to see all of the splashed water. 7.
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12/06/2005 01:01:04 AM
I don't usually care for sport/action shots, but the lighting of the water in this one really makes it interesting
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12/05/2005 12:49:34 PM
Great capture and composition. Like the golden glow.
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12/05/2005 09:31:32 AM
Certainly makes me envious, I'm walking around in 6 inches of snow. Great timing on this shot ! The sunlight hitting spray is excellent. Very very little blurring in spray Overall an excellent submission Good luck !!
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12/05/2005 06:49:13 AM
Nicely silhouetted, the sunlight is hitting the water just right.
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12/05/2005 03:36:49 AM
Really cool action shot. That lighting really perks the interest factor. Nice job.
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12/04/2005 10:49:03 AM
Wow, great picture. Love the light reflected on the detailed water droplets. Nice!
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12/03/2005 01:11:23 PM
Sweeeet action shot. Teach me how to kite-board? :)
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12/03/2005 01:10:42 PM
great shot!!!! Love the reflection of the sun in the water.
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12/03/2005 12:56:44 PM
tad bit sharpening would an 8.. but i'll go with a 7
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12/02/2005 11:51:45 AM
Great stop action like the bg water wall created and sun's effect. Good luck with this study.
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12/01/2005 05:18:42 AM
Beautiful light. You've got the composition spot on. Well done!
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12/01/2005 04:05:54 AM
Super = 9
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