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Hang In There!
Hang In There!

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Challenge: Hands (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Date: Mar 21, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.3 s
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2006

-adjusted levels
-decreased saturation
-adjusted contrast slight
-unsharp mask
-cropped and resized


Well I was really excited about his picture, and don't get me wrong, I'm happy with my placing... but I was hopping to score a bit better. The 'model' is me and I am climbing (posing) on my inddor climbing wall. I built this little wall in my basement (not specifically for the challenge) and wanted to use it in a photo somewhere down the line. I did build two softboxes for this challenge to try and soften the light so that the shadows weren't so dark but it didn't really work. i essentially 'taped' my camera to the ceiling and used the swing out LCD to frame myself. The background is a crashpad on the floor, and the coloured objects on the wall are the moulded handholds specifically created for indoor walls.

Thank you for the comments.

Place: 78 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.4057
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.0132
Avg (non-participants): 5.6250
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 212
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 04:10:56 PM
Either a wooden wall or the parket floor. :-)
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03/26/2006 10:46:21 AM
Good action shot! I like the composition very much.
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03/26/2006 10:38:07 AM
Looks like hard work. I can appreciate that. I like the rough hands and the BandAids. Color is a little off, so maybe it would have been better in B&W. Cool concept.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/25/2006 06:10:36 PM
Love the angle on this one, those are some hands!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2006 10:25:08 PM
Great DOF for climbing impact. You can feel the stretch. 10
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03/24/2006 07:37:53 PM
I like the composition here and the hands work really well. My 3 'niggles' are the objects left and right of the model and the background. On my LCD stright on its ok but at an angle I see wrinkles in the cloth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2006 04:31:05 PM
interesting shot, too bad it's so hard to tell that it's a climber
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03/23/2006 02:35:25 PM
what is he doing?
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03/23/2006 10:43:37 AM
good POV and crop, but might have been better, if the background was out of focus and his face was lit better
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