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Toddh


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Challenge: Negative Space II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Walton, Ontario
Date: Aug 16, 2003
Aperture: 11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2003

Taken over the weekend at the National Motocross Titles in Walton Ontario.
I dropped this into photoshop to post process and ended up cropping a small amount from the top of the frame, resizing and sharpening. That's it.
Once again, I love this shot, this guy was getting to amazing heights and did about 8 different tricks. I am please with the colour saturation straight out of the camera and the framing and exposure. It was late in the day, around 7pm, so the light was very kind to me and the perfect blue sky was just what I hoped for. I shot this guy with the negetive space challenge in mind and it turned out exactly as I had planned it.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 141
Avg (all users): 8.0584
Avg (commenters): 9.0250
Avg (participants): 8.1304
Avg (non-participants): 7.9111
Views since voting: 14330
Votes: 137
Comments: 68
Favorites: 24 (view)


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08/28/2003 11:52:49 AM
Stunning Shot Toddh, congratulations on the win. I knew this would take first place, and well-deserved win.
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08/26/2003 10:07:39 AM
Fantastic! I recently purchased a 10D; photos like this make me ever more confident in that purchase. Well done!!
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08/25/2003 11:08:21 PM
excellent pic,
awesome trick.

did you expand the bottom of the picture?

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08/25/2003 06:45:55 PM
I just KNEW you were going to take first with this picture!! Way to go!!!!

Christy
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08/25/2003 03:39:56 PM
Congratulations, Todd. This was definitely the best of the bunch. Keep up the great work.

T
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08/25/2003 02:26:45 PM
Congrats Todd, definitely a stunning shot!
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08/25/2003 01:24:25 PM
Way to go! Definitely my favorite of the bunch. A well-deserved ribbon!
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08/25/2003 10:58:18 AM
Incredible shot! Congrats on your first Robbin.
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08/25/2003 10:56:35 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Glad you won! My top pic!!! :o)

Keep on inspiring!
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08/25/2003 08:40:42 AM
Todd, congrats on a great photo and a great finishing score! Welcome to the "8" club! That is quite an accomplishment! I gave this photo a 10 as well but I did not get around to commenting on much this week... great shot!
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08/25/2003 08:38:25 AM
Good stuff! Congrats!
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08/25/2003 07:39:39 AM
congrats my man, i knew this would win!

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08/25/2003 06:59:06 AM
Thankyou all for the comments and congratulations.
I was surprised at how highly it scored!
I was really pleased with this shot straight out of the camera.

Kiwi - I used my Sigma 70-200 f2.8, it is an awesome lens and just sooo fast, I've been doing heaps of motocross in the last few months and it has been a huge asset, it also keeps you a little further from harms way ;)

Anyway thanks again to everyone for voting for my pic..... my first ribbon! Woo Hoo!!!
08/25/2003 06:56:17 AM
Beautiful vivid colors. Great composition. Amazing shot. WOW.
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08/25/2003 06:54:09 AM
wow! 8.058! Amazing score!
Congrats on the blue ribbon too!
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08/25/2003 06:53:19 AM
Congrats, excellent shot!
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08/25/2003 05:36:27 AM
wtg Todd. I knew this was yours! Congrats on the blue ribbon and you've achieved quite the score to boast about too. Great work!

Bob
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08/25/2003 05:22:35 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, such an awesome shot too. Which lens did you use for this?
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08/25/2003 04:05:02 AM
Well done. Won by a mile.
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08/25/2003 02:55:32 AM
Congratulations Todd. It's been a while since I've seen an "8" score.

Message edited by author 2003-08-25 02:57:48.
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08/25/2003 02:00:49 AM
congratulations, Todd...awesome pic!
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08/25/2003 12:19:00 AM
nice work, todd. Congrats on the win!
JD Anderson
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08/25/2003 12:06:42 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the ribbon. You really captured the moment.
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08/25/2003 12:06:21 AM
Simply amazing shot. Great job!! Congrats.
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08/25/2003 12:06:01 AM
Wow! An amazing first ribbon, I can't believe you haven't gotten one before now!
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08/25/2003 12:05:50 AM
A well deserved ribbon :) Great shot. Grats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2003 11:31:16 PM
I love this shot! Brave fellow there. How high up was he? I see all of the sky below, and I just think.. wow. The colors in this photo are really great, the red is the perfect shade of red. I also really like your border.
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08/24/2003 09:30:42 PM
One hander Super Man Seat Grab, Great Extenion of the arm, and nice kick in the legs-- oh and great shot-- 9
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08/24/2003 06:39:19 PM
It doesn't get much better than this. Excellent moment in time captured perfectly. 10 -danny
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08/24/2003 05:18:27 PM
wonderful!
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08/24/2003 03:15:24 PM
Well this has to be a ten. Couldn't you get the kid to go any higher :) Excellent shot, great clarity and wonderful composition. I hope he made it back onto the seat. -T
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08/24/2003 01:17:24 PM
Amazing what idiotic things people will do to get their picture taken or on TV.
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08/23/2003 01:04:29 PM
cool shot, great focus, colour and lighting. Use of the sky as negative space is very well done as well, it really adds to the sense that this guy is flying!
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08/23/2003 06:30:46 AM
well done this is a 10/10
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08/22/2003 09:12:41 PM
Excellent shot, great action and right on target for the challenge. Could be a winner.
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08/22/2003 12:39:19 PM
He fell off :) 8
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08/22/2003 09:51:18 AM
great photo!
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08/20/2003 06:55:35 PM
Great job. I really like the height, you show it here perfectly. Everything is in focus and the lights good to. I gave it a 7
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08/20/2003 04:24:35 PM
Well, definitely my top pic for this week. I'd like to be the first one to congratulate you on your blue ribbon. see you on the front page. Jacko. 10
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08/20/2003 03:29:51 PM
This is breathtaking. Wonderful action shot and it fits the subject. 9
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08/20/2003 12:39:31 PM
A very similar pic got third place in the last negative space challenge... :) It´s a good picture though, nice timing! - 8
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08/20/2003 05:24:44 AM
Excellent shot for thsi challenge.
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08/20/2003 12:05:13 AM
definately negative space
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08/19/2003 09:14:45 PM
Amazing stopped action. Superb image clarity. One of the best in this category. 10
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08/19/2003 08:04:34 PM
Wow this is a perfect picture.10
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08/19/2003 05:59:58 PM
what can i say great capture.
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08/19/2003 01:08:15 PM
Negative space certainly adds to the effect here! Super Nice shot.
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08/19/2003 11:55:01 AM
Perfect 10 from me. This is fantastic. I love how you left all the space below the subject - really shows the height well. Good job!
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08/19/2003 09:00:11 AM
Brilliant! Very effective use of negative space. Very sharp, nicely saturated. Great capture. 10
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08/19/2003 02:38:30 AM
10. Yes! Wow! Negative space very very well used here. Spectacular shot, what more can I say? !
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08/19/2003 01:12:44 AM
Just excellent. It really conveys the height, thus all the space is really justified and adds to the composition. A really pro-quality sports shot. 10. I hope this does well...
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08/18/2003 10:23:01 PM
Great action shot. The colors are wonderful.
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08/18/2003 09:56:42 PM
Copy of a high finisher in the last challenge - prediction: it will finish high as well.
Nice copy but not original. 6
08/18/2003 05:58:43 PM
finally one with the subject at the top and the negative space at the bottom. :) a unique and arresting shot, great job!
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08/18/2003 04:54:56 PM
What a great shot! I'm banking on this one to get a ribbon. You caught it at a great spot -- not an easy one to capture! - 10
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08/18/2003 02:00:53 PM
A great use of sky (for a change!). Excellent capture and brilliant focus. Nice one. daredevil model could do with a pint after that too! [9]
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08/18/2003 11:31:48 AM
Nice stop action and use of negative space photo ! GREAT rich color and use of thirds. Good luck !
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08/18/2003 11:20:25 AM
Now THAT's negative space in the right place for impact! Pun intended. 9
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08/18/2003 10:52:25 AM
Nice moment! Great crop
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08/18/2003 10:36:19 AM
Very cool! Looks like he's WAY up there.
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08/18/2003 10:15:20 AM
nice shot and use of negative space to give sense of height is great
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08/18/2003 09:39:51 AM
fantastic!
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08/18/2003 07:12:23 AM
Wonderful image, interesting, fun, and exciting. Good balance of light, colour and composition. 9 Morgan
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08/18/2003 05:07:20 AM
Stunning. I hope the guy's still alive.
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08/18/2003 04:04:40 AM
Just brilliant - has to a 10!
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08/18/2003 01:18:50 AM
Great shot! A winner, for sure
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08/18/2003 12:50:32 AM
This has got to be one of the most AWESOME shots I've ever seen!!! Wonderful...WONDERFUL job!!!!!!!!! 10
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08/18/2003 12:39:03 AM
Awesome timing well focused ,perfect 10!
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