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Challenge: Jump (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Date: Apr 8, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Sports, Urban
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2006

Some of you might recognize the model, his name is Oli Geir and I have three shots of him in my portfolio in the "people" section. One of my favorite shots that I have submitted here at DPC is my Silhouettes II shot so I wanted to submit a follow up shot, like in a series so this is shot at the same location, just about a year later but at the other side of the court, this is the basket opposite the one I used as a backround in the silhouettes shot. Wanted the post processing to be similar to that one because of that.

Lighting is ambient and as a fill light I used a bowens 500 head with a 60x60cm softbox, I did a couple of cool silhouettes shots too but they seemed more cliche so this got entered instead. Dramatically increased the contrast of the sky with a selective curves adjustment. Decreased the saturation and increased the contrast. A little burning of the basket and the foreground and sharpened after resizing. Taken at 24mm from the ground, I was literally lying flat and resting my head on the ground to seemingly increase the jump.

The title is borrowed from one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.2663
Avg (commenters): 8.5200
Avg (participants): 6.8000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4925
Views since voting: 15579
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 199
Comments: 74
Favorites: 29 (view)


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04/30/2006 11:46:03 PM
I really like the angle that was used in this composition. Adds a nice touch. Well done!
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04/29/2006 08:51:21 PM
Fantastic capture! Full of action! Congrats!

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04/22/2006 02:23:11 AM
Sweet shot! congrats
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04/21/2006 08:50:48 PM
awesome job on the ribbon...and great shot too btw!
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04/21/2006 09:36:53 AM
Well done Lárus, great shot!
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04/20/2006 11:07:20 AM
Just Fabulous!!!
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04/20/2006 07:03:30 AM
Congratulations with the blue one. Virkilega töff mynd.
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04/20/2006 03:34:50 AM
Congratulations!!!!You deserve to win!!great photo!!!!!
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04/19/2006 10:38:32 PM
A masterful execution from the shooting down to the cropping and the final presentation. Congratulations on your Blue!
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04/19/2006 10:35:09 PM
Look like a Nike ad! Great. Congrats!
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04/19/2006 06:35:12 PM
Up one step!!
Congrats again mate :D
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04/19/2006 06:12:30 PM
Wow upon further review the buzzer beater will count! Congrats on the blue.
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04/19/2006 03:51:26 PM
Nau nau, kominn með bláan borða! Til hamingju..
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04/19/2006 01:01:01 PM
I always thougth there was a little bit more blue than red in this great photo. So BLUE it is! Hamingjuóskir númer tvö, Lárus.
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04/19/2006 11:08:20 AM
Now it's a BLUE for you and a RED for me! Well done...by this time tomorrow, who knows, maybe I'll have the blue, and you'll be in the pink section??? Just kidding Larus, just kidding!

WOW...the more I look at your shot, the more I like it. Excellent photography
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04/19/2006 09:47:28 AM
:) team Magnificent 7 RULEZ!!!!
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04/19/2006 09:35:32 AM
Congrats on the blue :)
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04/18/2006 03:59:18 PM
very cool composition..congrats!
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04/18/2006 02:52:10 PM
Congrats, great lighting and composition
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04/18/2006 12:56:23 PM
A huge congrats my friend you are really kicking ass these day´s
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04/18/2006 05:29:19 AM
Congratulations Lárus. Flott mynd!
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04/18/2006 04:12:56 AM
Congrats on your red. That's beautiful.
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04/18/2006 01:11:22 AM
WOW!!!!!
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04/17/2006 04:36:38 PM
Congrats - this was one of my favorites...if i could have voted i would have given it a 10!!!
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04/17/2006 03:25:09 PM
I think this picture is great, and your other one too for that matter. Congrats on your red ribbon.
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04/17/2006 12:04:56 PM
Congratulations Lárus. Great work!
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04/17/2006 11:50:23 AM
Good one Larus, congrats. Well composed shot!
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04/17/2006 10:27:39 AM
Congrats on getting the ribbon for this excellent image.
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04/17/2006 10:27:27 AM
Djöfull ertu aktífur í þessu!! Til hamingju!
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04/17/2006 10:14:28 AM
Congrats Lárus frábær mynd :-)
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04/17/2006 08:56:46 AM
the unusual angle really works well for this cool shot

congrats on your well-deserved ribbon
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04/17/2006 08:05:12 AM
Congrats Dude.
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04/17/2006 07:28:32 AM
congrats, amazing shot!
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04/17/2006 07:04:01 AM
I just love the contrast and the clarity of this image. Congratulations on your ribbon. Well done.
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04/17/2006 05:12:57 AM
I gave this one a 10 and added it to my favorites. I really loved this one, it's amazing.

Congratulations!
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04/17/2006 03:35:42 AM
You are really rockin´ these days, Lárus. Great shot. Hamingjuóskir með einn einn borðann!
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04/17/2006 02:58:06 AM
CONGRATS LARUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/17/2006 02:29:16 AM
Congrats. I guess someone didn't get picked for the team (i.e. that lonesome troll vote).
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04/17/2006 02:19:56 AM
Congrats ! Excellent shot !
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04/17/2006 01:29:50 AM
Congratulations Lárus! Well done, thought you had bought the 5th place in any challenge permanently!
Til hamingju kallinn, vel af sér vikið, rosaleg mynd!
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04/17/2006 01:17:31 AM
Knew this was you.... excellent shot.
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04/17/2006 12:58:53 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/17/2006 12:49:43 AM
sick, sick. nice light, exposure. nice.
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04/17/2006 12:38:45 AM
This is amazing...congratulations! I cannot fathom how someone voted this a 2! Even the 7 4's amaze me. Well done, another ribbon!

From the guy next to you on the winners podium!
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04/17/2006 12:23:37 AM
awesome! congrats on the red ;)
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04/17/2006 12:12:22 AM
Well done mate and congrats on another ribbon.
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04/17/2006 12:07:25 AM
Damn! Another ribbon! Congrats my friend!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2006 09:22:58 PM
Very nice artsy capture and compositional and color treatment. Bumping up.
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04/16/2006 08:33:44 PM
Wonderful processing, great capture! My pic for the blue! 10
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04/16/2006 07:00:38 PM
This is great! One of my top ten picks in this challenge ;)
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04/16/2006 04:55:56 PM
10
really good image and the pp is spot on.
good luck

kev
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04/15/2006 10:06:25 PM
this is my vote for a ribbon, it's just incredible! my only concern is the apparent over-saturation of red, most notable on the pole and hoop. Good Luck!
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04/15/2006 08:22:02 PM
9 - Excellent shot. Colors and tonings (effects?) work very well here. Lighting makes the drama too. Perhaps the only thing would be bottom left darker area and the slightly blown(?)/something/loss of detail in areas on the face, but difficult. Like the rotate/angle. Power lines definitely add in this shot, in my opinion.
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04/15/2006 06:06:13 PM
The diagonal angle of the horizon and pole add a lot of dynamics to this photo. Pretty slick lighting.
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04/15/2006 03:01:03 PM
Impressive lighting. The composition is well made, very dynamic. 10.
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04/15/2006 08:32:53 AM
Wow.. Amazing shot. One of my favorites so far. 10.
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04/15/2006 05:57:10 AM
And the winer is ,ten from me
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04/15/2006 05:12:02 AM
Nice angle and nice shot all in all - 10
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04/13/2006 09:30:37 PM
Great shot - looks like an ad.
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04/13/2006 12:16:24 PM
Great shot, angle, colors and shadows.
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04/12/2006 04:50:11 PM
Very nice copmosition exposure and color processing.
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04/12/2006 11:38:12 AM
Wow, what a winner!
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04/12/2006 07:14:32 AM
Clever.....
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04/11/2006 08:41:38 PM
Great shot! I like the angle and the lighting.
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04/11/2006 06:39:48 PM
Great light and perspective!
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04/11/2006 02:07:54 PM
Very nice lighting and the creative angle works very well. Great job!
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04/10/2006 11:36:13 PM
very nice lighting and stopped motion. 9 from me
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04/10/2006 06:45:43 PM
did he make the dunk ?

nice one got ace from me
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04/10/2006 05:35:38 PM
GREAT PHOTO - 9
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04/10/2006 03:26:26 PM
Nice use of flash here. Stunning. Normally I don't like tilted pictures, but it works well here to convey the motion.
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04/10/2006 09:04:49 AM
this s so cool. Larus??? this is the winner no doubt about it! (10)
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04/10/2006 12:57:52 AM
Great angle however I call bs. No way is he gonna make that dunk. :P
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04/10/2006 12:46:46 AM
stunning! looks like a Nike ad...wide angle is great
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04/10/2006 12:38:11 AM
Great shot ! WOW !
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