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Challenge: Speed (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Manly Beach - Sydney
Date: Jun 28, 2003
Aperture: F5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2003

Taken at Manly beach in Sydney. Surf was up and lots of people out on their boards.
Unfortunately didn't have a zoom lens to capture them up close too well, but used 6MP mode and a lot of cropping and noise reduction to get the image as clean as I could.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.0708
Avg (commenters): 7.8500
Avg (participants): 6.9895
Avg (non-participants): 7.1241
Views since voting: 4360
Votes: 240
Comments: 31
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/15/2003 08:44:50 PM
Originally posted by roleychiu:

A little bid of oversharpening. Faster shutter possibly?

Great composition and nice crop!


I'm not sure that would have worked here - don't think it was oversharpening, but more likely noise removal.
But without the noise removal, the photo was pretty ghastly
07/15/2003 03:36:16 PM
A little bid of oversharpening. Faster shutter possibly?

Great composition and nice crop!
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07/13/2003 06:30:00 PM
Originally posted by Jaxson:

Excellent shot!!
Can I ask if you used a tripod/monopod?


It was taken with a tripod. The surf was breaking in one particular direction, so it was easy to set it up pointing at one spot where the surfers were going to travel past
07/13/2003 02:01:31 AM
Excellent shot!!
Can I ask if you used a tripod/monopod?
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07/10/2003 03:51:50 AM
Originally posted by dsidwell:

Very nice! Good timing and super composition. You had to think fast with this one! Congrats on the ribbon!


Actually, I have to thank the S602's burst shot mode to take 5 pics at a time - otherwise I probably wouldn't have got this :)
07/10/2003 01:09:16 AM
Very nice! Good timing and super composition. You had to think fast with this one! Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/09/2003 03:22:22 PM
congratulations! Team 602 ROCKS! :)
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07/09/2003 01:59:41 AM
man you really did have to crop in quite a bit. i had to do the same sorta thing with my picture also. however, not nearly as much. nice job, i had you scored with someone else (not the winner, and not even close either) for my highest this week.
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07/09/2003 12:11:10 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Love the color of the water. It really does show speed. Great shot!
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07/09/2003 12:10:42 AM
Didn't expect this to go so well...
Marbo and Bil99 were the only ones that seemed to pick up on it, but this was cropped from a 6MP image taken on my fuji S602 and the image size pixel for pixel was about 1:1, so the image was seriously noisy (yep it ain't getting much bigger than what's displayed without further image degredation). Had to use NeatImage to help clean it up. As such, I really didn't like the way it affected the water, so didn't think this would do so well.
This was taken at Manly beach the day after what is known as a "weather bomb" caused huge seas off the coast of Sydney. We had huge waves rolling on to the beaches. I fired off about 150 shots, most of which were dreadful - I had 3 choices that I felt conveyed speed, but this was my favourite.
Thanks for the very appreciated comments :)
By the way - here's the original image (resized to 640x480), so you can see how much I had to crop to get this
//www.boltdj.com/surf4b.jpg
Richard

Message edited by author 2003-07-09 01:00:16.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2003 08:49:45 PM
Very nice action shot...speed is conveyed, and due to the centering, the ocean is emphasized for speed...good work!
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07/08/2003 06:14:01 PM
Great shot but looks a bit over processed.
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07/07/2003 11:58:01 PM
Great action. A little sharper on the surfer would have added the WOW.
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07/07/2003 05:13:18 PM
I wish I could serf like that!
07/07/2003 03:52:39 PM
Yea baby, bring on the surf! This is my favorite type of photography - pure action!
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07/07/2003 01:39:40 PM
phenominal photograph! I really enjoy this.. congratulations!
07/06/2003 06:58:38 PM
Too good to be true - is this really a DPC rules photo? I'd like to see a larger size of it after the challenge.
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07/06/2003 12:58:02 AM
Looks like something like neat image was used too much and ruined the water
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07/05/2003 03:33:25 PM
A very good action shot, with the lighting and the tones of the water and the spray just right.
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07/04/2003 01:28:29 AM
nice action, nice border. Good shot.
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07/03/2003 05:03:48 PM
I really like this picture, it coveys motion and movement. It makes you wonder will he fall off? The balance of the picture is good my eye travels along the wave, though the surfer and on to the surf.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2003 09:03:52 AM
Excellent capture - 9.
07/03/2003 01:28:38 AM
Nice capture.
07/02/2003 06:44:04 PM
No border required. Great capture. [7]
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07/02/2003 05:23:09 PM
Great shot.
07/02/2003 03:24:08 PM
meets the challenge ok and the quality of the shot is very good
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07/02/2003 12:26:18 PM
Beautiful light and color. Nice speed shot, challenge is met well here. Good job. Interesting shot........
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07/02/2003 12:16:53 PM
This is great - it's got interest, colour, composition and a good impression of speed. Very well done.
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07/02/2003 10:59:07 AM
beautiful capture!
07/02/2003 07:30:03 AM
This one really captures movement in my imagination, well done 10 from me
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07/02/2003 12:33:45 AM
That's a great shot - well composed and shows the speed well.
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