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V8 Jetboat Championship Series
V8 Jetboat Championship Series

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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Susan River Homestead, Hervey Bay, Australia
Date: Apr 30, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/420
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

Queensland V8 Jetboat Championship Series held yearly at Susan River Homestead on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Layers - Brightness/Contrast, Selective Colour, Colour Balance.
Unsharp Mask

Place: 66 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.8363
Avg (commenters): 6.1818
Avg (participants): 5.8028
Avg (non-participants): 5.8600
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 171
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2006 04:26:01 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club Evelynne!

Great capture for this challenge and not too bad a score. Focus and sharpness are nice and the huge spray helps to make this shot. I also like the boat's position on the left side of the image. A couple of things that might've grabbed you a better score are:

The foreground grass/weeds are very distracting. Not sure if you need any foreground in this shot at all. You're camera has exposed the white water as gray so you'll need to adjust this in post processing to make the white explode in the image. Colors are pretty flat so I'd hit it with some saturation and see what you come up with.

You really started out at a disadvatage because of the ugly overcast so you made a decent save.

Overall a great effort. Keep'em coming!

Thanks for the opportunity to critique this image Evelynne.

Cheers - Phil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:56:16 PM
Great capture; I'm not sure that the shoreline adds to the image, though.
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05/07/2006 07:04:06 PM
Tearing it up...great
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05/07/2006 01:41:59 PM
Looks like he is coming right at you.

Cool shot.
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05/07/2006 09:08:26 AM
Nice action shot. The colors seem a bit flat, perhaps a levels adjustment would brighten it up a bit?
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05/06/2006 10:21:48 AM
A little flat - try making the spray whiter using levels (or equivalent) and the picture has a lot more "pop" to it. Composition is good.
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05/04/2006 11:55:17 PM
this shot has potential. the weeds in the foreground are extremely distracting, and the toning needs work. composition is great. you can practically feel them sliding across the water.
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05/04/2006 06:50:52 AM
Well done. You couldn't have asked for a better angle on these two...with that huge spray.
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05/04/2006 12:37:34 AM
Nice motion capture, your colors could use more punch. Increased saturation cold help add more interest.
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05/02/2006 09:12:58 AM
nice moment catched, maybe different cropping would help a little
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05/02/2006 06:50:05 AM
whiter whites would have been nicer
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05/02/2006 03:42:51 AM
Good shot with the spray tail from the jet boat.
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05/01/2006 03:38:33 PM
Works well for a sports shot, even smaller boating magazines.
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05/01/2006 12:40:56 PM
Nice action shot - the spray of the water makes for a good background, and the boat is well frozen. The grey day takes away a little from the excitement of the shot, and the foreground weeds are a little distracting, but overall a nice shot...
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05/01/2006 06:47:11 AM
great capture
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