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.
speedo
speedo
Skip


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ashland, Va
Date: Jan 13, 2006
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2006

this just in ;-)
this image was recognized as best in show by the virginia press association...how sweet is that!
----------------------------

rotated, cropped, neat image, cropped again, lab mode, adjusted levels, curves, healed out some distracting bubbles, grayscale, rotated to verticle, sized, slight usm, saved for web.

=====================
wow! thanks for all the comments, views, votes, and faves!

=====================
you can read all about the shoot here.

here's another version...
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/23394/120/339462.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/23394/120/339462.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 622
Avg (all users): 7.5024
Avg (commenters): 9.1600
Avg (participants): 7.4813
Avg (non-participants): 7.5745
Views since voting: 8575
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 207
Comments: 74
Favorites: 78 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/22/2017 07:56:38 PM
This is... AMAZING!

It was before my time here... so I'm only just now finding it.

Amazing.

I love it.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2013 11:36:14 AM
Don,t think I have seen this before,it is of course a fantastically wonderful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2011 04:43:38 PM
Still one of the coolest sports shots I've ever seen.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2011 11:06:12 PM
Simply awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2010 12:31:48 PM
here's the "unbroken" link to the bubbles backstory.
10/29/2008 07:03:35 AM
This is awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 09:07:53 PM
I love this shot, for one because you changed it to black and white which adds to the shot so much and the bubbles down the middle of the picture are awesome especially since you changed to B&W it makes the bubbles "pop" even more! Great shot!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2007 01:59:40 AM
This is amazing! I aspire to be this great someday
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2007 10:52:21 PM
Congratulations on your recent recognition for this shot. It's truly well-deserved. This is just one incredible image! Fan-friggin-tastic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2006 05:08:14 PM
Amazing shot Skip. Thats all there is to say about that.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2006 07:14:12 AM
great choice of making this black & white. it is that much more powerful. terrific shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2006 11:19:11 PM
WOW! great work
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2006 10:40:48 PM
Really a cool shot. Glad to see it did so well. Congrats on fourth place in a free study!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2006 03:15:26 PM
Glad to see this up on the recently commented page again. This is just spectacular. I have such a soft spot for swimmers too. This is excellent!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2006 03:07:57 PM
I know that one-word comments are pretty useless, but all I have to say about this is: "stunning".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2006 12:31:08 AM
don't know how i missed this one...it's amazing! nice work, skipper! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2006 12:19:31 AM
Skip, I keep coming back to this one. And honestly, I never do that. I believe this is one of the best on the site. No really, I know it is cliche to say, but this is one of the best. I will now add this to my short list of favs.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/10/2006 11:25:27 PM
Great picture! Congrats on your 4th place!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/10/2006 05:17:33 AM
One of the best images I`ve seen around here for some time.
I`m so glad you`ve included the history of the pic as it`s fascinating.

I especially like the "Front Page composite".

Great work Skip.
Congratulations on your 4th place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2006 03:13:59 PM
what kind of housing do you have for your camera?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2006 03:09:52 PM
Excellent stuff Skip. Keep it up superstar!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 09:50:54 PM
great shot..wonderful processing too..congrats..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 06:47:54 PM
Congrats Skip. Great work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 06:02:48 PM
This is Awesome!!! i would like to know how you got the above shot tho..... great work!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 05:45:15 PM
I only voted on four in the Top Ten. This one was my top pic out of all the ones I did vote on (around 20-30%), so you can say that's a Blue Ribbon from me. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 11:05:57 AM
Very awesome shot! Would love to have seen this ribbon/ Man... I like how you described this to us. Makes it even more interesting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 10:26:38 AM
That's awesome! I think the b&w is what made the shot! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 08:54:36 AM
You rock....as always! :)

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 07:50:43 AM
Wow, Skip, this is a real stand-out shot! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 07:11:20 AM
My highest vote in the study. Its a wonderful photo. Going into my favs.

Mike
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 06:53:18 AM
I can only stare in amazement. Excellent crop and great tones. Love it. A fave.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 05:36:53 AM
Seriously, you should get them to put this up for the World Press Photo - not least because they seem to love swimming shots in that competition. This is marvellous my friend, and by far the most striking image in the study. And, oh, the worst of all possible placings, to quote JJ.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 04:19:39 AM
Well done, Skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 02:12:07 AM
Awesome shot Skip! It will make a great poster, I was thinking that before I read your comments.
Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 01:46:31 AM
fantastic shot, skip! congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:53:29 AM
Outstanding! Congratulations on your 4th placing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:48:42 AM
Congratulations Skip, it's an awesome capture.

Edit: Typo!

Edit2: Have you thought about trying it without the reflections on the left? While they show it's in water, as a graphic, I imagine it's really cool with the only clue to the water being the bubbles. Something to think about when you make that poster!

Message edited by author 2006-02-08 00:51:24.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:48:22 AM
sheesh, congratulations skip!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:43:43 AM
freakin awesome! this should have ribboned. The small photos in the composite look pretty outstanding too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:40:32 AM
Just stunning, the B&W is a nice touch, and thanks for posting the original.I think I like the hands in the shot even better. Both are very nice, how did you get the shot?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:28:56 AM
Fantastic photo Skip! Dynamic processing. I'm still trying to picture how you took this. Were you hanging from the ceiling? :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:21:12 AM
Congrats on top 5! Awesome image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:21:07 AM
You got robbed... i wanna print of this... would u like to trade prints with me?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2006 12:16:40 AM
so close! congrats on 4th!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 11:30:31 PM
Gorgeous capture of a most beautiful form, both water and body, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 09:19:28 PM
What an unusual exploration of the human form, straight into favorites--thanks for helping me rethink what's possible! The water's reflection on only one side really adds to the composition, as do her mirrorshades. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 09:10:52 PM
wonderful! bumping up!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 07:54:32 PM
MAgnificent... 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 06:13:14 PM
very much like this,great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 05:28:10 PM
Wonderful picture. Love the B&W. Really brings out the subject well. The reflection on the googles and color of the bubles seem to almost match.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 04:44:52 PM
I really love the bubbles going in the same line as her body. you did a great job and I wonder how you've managed to take this shot. bumping to a 10! :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 09:54:15 AM
wow
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 05:56:56 AM
What a striking photograph. The swimmer's expressionless face, the reflective goggles, and of course the trail of air bubbles combine to create a slightly alien feel. The composition/crop is terrific as well. I can't work out why the pattern visible between her arms is not seen in the general background. But I don't particularly care about that. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/06/2006 11:42:43 PM
WOW, great capture; hey, I mean, great planning and staging, great timing and unique image captured. This rocks. HARD! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/06/2006 07:21:44 PM
Great idea and stunning execution - Well done 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/06/2006 11:29:10 AM
Really good photo. The bubbles and the focus are right on. Nice! 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/05/2006 09:47:17 AM
This one is the winner for me. Outstanding vision and technique. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/05/2006 03:17:52 AM
very cool shot. really enjoy the bubbles, makes her look like she in in total control of herself and her elements.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2006 10:58:36 PM
I have no choice but to give this a 10 and add it to my favorites. Nice to see something so different, so graphic, and yet so classical.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2006 02:55:16 PM
Copyright this moment! Well done..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2006 02:36:45 PM
Now that is just brilliant! Please describe your setup for us. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2006 03:06:21 PM
This is one of the best photos I have seen in quite a while... excellent work :) 10 +fav
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2006 12:46:30 PM
Interesting! Very cool shot. Where was this taken that you could get an angle like this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2006 10:05:40 AM
the bibbles are great
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2006 11:49:41 PM
This is AWESOME! I love everything about this shot...the comp, crop, bubbles, use of B&W....simply wonderful! I think this is a 10 all the way!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2006 08:51:57 AM
Exciting! What a fabulous photograph. Maybe four full pages ad for speedo. Hands appearing, full body to feet.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 06:27:20 PM
Outstanding shot! The consistency of the lines (arms, bubbles, pool bottom, goggle reflection) is really compelling. The cropping is perfect. Classic study in photography - nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 06:26:57 PM
Superb angle!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 04:59:12 PM
Excellent capture. So clear and crisp. I think the air bubbles coming from the nose look so cool. You took great care with this one, and now you have an awesome image to show for it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 10:26:40 AM
EXCELLENT! Looks like an ad lay out. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 03:11:27 AM
holy cow! an instant classic. stunning work - 10 because it's all I can give
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 02:15:47 AM
great shot, I like the symmetry, 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 01:29:35 AM
Wow. Stunning.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 12:55:15 AM
First shot to reach out and grab me. Excellent work, the black and white was a great choice.
  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 © 2001-2021 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: 01/19/2021 11:16:41 AM EST.