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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus OH
Date: Aug 1, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2006

The kids and I found this outdoor skate park. Only one kid was skating as it was around 9am and already close to 90 degrees. He let me take a bunch of pics of him jumping. In the end I quit from the heat before he did - and I was just standing there. At one point I had to help Aidan out of one of the concrete bowls. He slid down like a slide but couldnt climb back out.

THese are not the type of shots that I normally take. I hope this might push a high 5 or 6 for the benefit of my team.

Post processing - crop, levels adjustments on the ground and everything else separately, color adjustments/stauration/desaturation all over the place, minor cloning of some branches and something on the wall, alot of dodging and burning, blur to remove noise from sky, border, resize for web.

Place: 63 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.8730
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.8961
Avg (non-participants): 5.8571
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 189
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/04/2006 05:14:43 PM
I love the post-processing on this shot except for the small amount of detail in his face. I would bet the intensity of his expression at this point would really add to an otherwise fine image. Well done.
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08/17/2006 06:34:36 PM
Gave this one a 6 - good clarity, nice stopped motion, nice blue sky. Would maybe like to see more of his face, but the profile kinda works, too. Might be just a bit too centered or have too heavy a "base" - needs a bit more air or sky to really let him "fly".
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08/15/2006 10:21:10 AM
Trading post...
Nice job on this. I gave it an 8 in voting. No blur at all, nice shine to the skin. Great shadow and sky. The one distraction is that bright patch of white on the step riser.
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08/14/2006 11:05:34 AM
This is AWESOME! At first, I thought it might be Lesley Goodman's except she usually does bw or sepia. But it has that same great quality, making the simple life of people look extraordinary! Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 07:46:07 PM
Great capture! Excellent timing, and nice job on freezing the action :O)
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08/11/2006 03:02:53 PM
nice capture. if you get a chance, try shooting from below, up into their faces. they can get some pretty intense expressions.
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08/11/2006 01:36:47 PM
Nice contrast and color here. One of the first things that comes to mind when I viewed this image. You've done a nice job of stopping the motion. The image is well exposed and sharp. Should do ok with this one. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/11/2006 11:40:22 AM
Should have brightened his head a bit for more distinction.
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08/10/2006 05:45:53 PM
Bordering on oversaturated, but I think you pulled it off! Very nice. I just wish his face wasn't in such dark shadow.
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08/10/2006 03:47:53 AM
striking colours - i like those!
very sharp focus too.
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08/09/2006 05:39:09 PM
Nice capture; I like the deep blue sky and skateboard colors keeping the eye above the sidewalk.
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08/08/2006 10:48:53 PM
Great shot but so much of the stairs is distracting.
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08/08/2006 12:11:07 PM
good 6
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