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Lucy in the Sky
Lucy in the Sky

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Richmond, Va
Date: May 25, 2006
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2006

actually, this is emma, central region pole vault champ, clearing her personal best, 10'2". this jump put her in first; she went on to top out at 10'6". not bad for a freshman, first-year jumper...

this was the front page photo in the Mechanicsville Local May 30, 2006.

post: made a layer for the sky and a layer for emma. multiplied the sky and adjusted it's hue/sat. adjusted curves for emma. burned her hair a bit to bring it in line with the sky layer, dodged her face to lighten it a tad. cropped and sized for web.

i'm pretty disappointed in how this finished. i really have no clue what it takes to wow this dpc crowd. shots like these aren't created, and they sure as heck aren't automatic, nor are they snapshots.

Place: 27 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.3199
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1522
Avg (non-participants): 6.4056
Views since voting: 1748
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 272
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/15/2006 07:16:17 PM
Perfect Skip!! The determination and focus on her face is superb....you really captured the moment here!
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07/15/2006 06:25:51 PM
I've loved this since i first saw it. Great job.
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06/17/2006 08:29:55 AM
Totally sweet!
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06/16/2006 05:32:24 PM
This has got perfect focus for such a difficult shot and the background is great. The composition is spot on and her expression is nice and interesting. I bet she loves this shot. Except for the slight lack of light on her face this is an all round perfect shot and one of the most underated shots I've seen in a challenge. This is the sought of shot I like to take. Maybe you should have had someone tossing up diamonds in the background. Better luck in the sports challenge eh.
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06/13/2006 10:44:10 PM
Forget "wow'ing" the DPC crowd - some of us like what you do just the way you do it and are pretty darn impressed with stuff like this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 06:03:30 PM
cool pic
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06/06/2006 08:28:01 AM
That's great. Way to pull a modern image into the challenge. 8
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06/05/2006 08:35:31 AM
i love how you caught it in midair1 was it candid or did you have to try over and over to get the picture?
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06/03/2006 10:22:33 PM
Great form and lovely capture. A less um would have made it even greater. Bump.
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06/03/2006 02:37:59 AM
great choice and good oncept .. I think there are some sharpening artifacts .. but am not 100% as not using my own computer.
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06/03/2006 01:53:55 AM
great timimg.....
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06/02/2006 05:55:55 PM
Beautiful color, sharpness, and composition.
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06/02/2006 01:08:53 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 2
0-2 The "wow factor" = 0
Final score: 6
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06/01/2006 11:43:07 PM
This interpretation is too funny. Great catch.
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06/01/2006 03:50:06 AM
Great capture. Nice colors, lighting, and composition. Very fitting to the title and challenge.
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06/01/2006 12:12:08 AM
nice freeze, very clear but looks a tad oversharpened
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05/31/2006 09:39:12 PM
That's an exceptional action shot!
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05/31/2006 07:30:11 PM
There's a weird jaggy line around her arms and top leg. Otherwise, really great image.
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05/31/2006 03:24:18 PM
Lucy's hot.
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05/31/2006 10:25:46 AM
wow, wonderful shot
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05/31/2006 02:50:30 AM
"And in a bizarre occurance, one of our triathlon competitors narrowly escaped impalement when she ran directly onto the javelin throwing field."

LOL. This is a great shot. I could have gone on about how great it is or make a funny remark. Hope you liked my choice. :)
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