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Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 300 f/4.0L
Location: Delaware Park
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

This is an attempt to improve upon "The Grace of Speed", my entry in the Grace challenge. The main differences are a lower angle shot, a tighter crop, and a faster shutter speed. Hopefully it will score at least as well as it's inspiration.

After Voting: Thank you very much to all the voters and commenters. My Take Two shot improved the score of it's original by 1.644.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.0819
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.9412
Avg (non-participants): 7.1748
Views since voting: 2646
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 171
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/06/2007 07:40:08 PM
Wow! fantastic action shot. Great drama..

Jack

06/22/2006 11:39:02 AM
Harv - I meant to comment on this before. The sharpness of this image really jumps out at me. You forgot to mention in your comments another factor in the difference between this shot and your 'Grace' shot from 2003...equipment! ;^)

Smile and keep having fun!
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06/20/2006 11:54:14 AM
brilliant!
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06/20/2006 11:24:05 AM
I thought I commented on this before but I want to tell you how much I love it. I love horse racing in general but your technicals here are perfect for what you are shooting. No post processing needed to add in anything neccesary. Do you photograph for Pimlico? You should. Gotta love the mud!

Message edited by author 2006-06-20 11:24:44.
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06/14/2006 07:15:27 PM
You replied to my comment on your photo for "Empty Room"... came back to check out your other stuff, since I didn't know who took the photo for Empty Room.... this one caught my eye in this challenge... It must have, because I recognized it immediately...(gave it a 7 also, btw....) Yes I had a Minolta A1, but my wife uses it now... or until we sent it in for slightly out of warranty repair ($189 ouch...may put that money towards another camera instead, didn't like it (or couldn't master it)from the time I got it...

Anyway, very nice shot....
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06/14/2006 02:11:39 PM
Congratulations on your 6th place, Great shot!
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06/13/2006 09:34:42 PM
Quite a moving image with great stop action and what colors! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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06/13/2006 01:45:38 PM
Wow, fantastic improvement here. This shot has punch and purpose.
Certainly deserves the awesome score it got.
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06/13/2006 07:57:28 AM
Like this shot a lot. Very exciting. A great improvement on your last one.
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06/13/2006 04:57:00 AM
Much better photo.
Better view, better focus, better frame, more clarity.
Yes, well deserved place and score.
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06/13/2006 12:58:49 AM
I love horse racing and you have captured it perfectly in this shot. I agree with your using the term grace for it. Adding to my faves.
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06/13/2006 12:24:12 AM
Excellent job and congrats on your top 10!!!
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06/13/2006 12:21:32 AM
This was my only 10, Amazing photo Harvey! :)
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06/13/2006 12:14:04 AM
Way to go again Harvey :) Awesome finish for this incredible photo!!

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06/13/2006 12:10:14 AM
Great work, Harv, on this essentially flawless image. Amazingly, you actually captured all 4 hooves off the ground on the lead horse :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:32:04 PM
Excellent action! Nice shootin.
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06/12/2006 09:58:01 PM
Nice action shot. Contrast seems a little flat but that is probably because you chose to mute the silks a bit.
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06/12/2006 08:50:19 PM
Really nice action shot. I love the way the mud is being flung by the hooves. This really makes you hear the race noise.
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06/12/2006 06:59:32 PM
Nice capture.. shows so much life :o) Nice focus on the two horses in front.. perfect. 10
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06/11/2006 11:25:34 PM
Very nice detail on a subject hard to capture. Nice lighting. 9
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06/11/2006 01:56:29 PM
Great shot. Crisp, clean depiction of the action, and I like how the background seems slightly muted compared to the horeses and jockeys.
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06/10/2006 07:49:18 PM
Fantastic capture. Most newspapers require their journalists to capture the horse with all 4 hooves off the ground. You have succeeded with that.
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06/09/2006 01:21:34 PM
Great "freeze" effect.
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06/08/2006 05:58:14 PM
I love this. Excellent colours and clarity. Love that you caught them on a turn, it gives more dimension to the photo. Action is perfect. One of the top photos in the challenge.
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06/08/2006 03:19:09 AM
And it's "10" by a nose! This has ribbon written all over it.
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06/08/2006 12:46:58 AM
Great capture! A little more saturation would make it pop.
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06/07/2006 09:35:44 PM
Good shot...
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06/07/2006 03:57:02 PM
way to catch the horse on the right with all hooves off the ground.
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06/06/2006 06:59:04 PM
Great capture!
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06/06/2006 02:59:05 PM
Good capture, nice shot.
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06/06/2006 01:12:24 PM
Good photo.
Really captured the speed there, especially with the kicked up sand. Not a fan of the frame however.
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06/06/2006 12:57:05 PM
Take Two as a challenge is flawed since the voter cannot see Take One. That's DPC's problem, not yours. This is a great! photo.
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06/06/2006 12:32:01 PM
There is a smudge in the bottom left corner that REALLy disctracts me from this photo and the colours are a little off......HAHAH just kidding. 10!
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06/06/2006 09:11:56 AM
Great photo! It's pretty cool how you captured almost every horse in midstride(floating in air). The flying dirt really adds to the photo. Very nice!
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06/06/2006 03:18:29 AM
Very good action shot!

Message edited by author 2006-06-24 14:40:03.
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06/06/2006 02:30:49 AM
Great action...
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06/06/2006 12:55:45 AM
I can hear the rumble of the hoof! Very nice! 9
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06/06/2006 12:40:22 AM
Great sports image. The only thing I might've done differently would have been to increase the saturation of the silks a little to make the shot a little more vibrant. Only a small thing tho. Very well done.
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06/06/2006 12:30:43 AM
I would like to see more saturation.
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