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Pulling Away
Pulling Away

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Arlington Park, (Illinois)
Date: Aug 2, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2006

Shot RAW. Exposure and contrast adjusted and converted to JPG in RSE6. In PSCS, cropped, resized, USM3x faded and SFW.

Place: 40 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.1077
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2821
Avg (non-participants): 5.9915
Views since voting: 806
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 195
Comments: 7
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08/17/2006 01:20:47 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Tom,

Congratulations on a great take. I\'m very impresed with the stopped motion, and the form of your subject. This has a real sense of movement.

I agree with BakerBug below that something about the picture does look unlevel. I\'m not convinced we can go by the fence in the background (who is to say if it is parallel with the subject). Nonetheless there is somethign about it that makes it look a little as if the horse is racing up hill. Perhaps a slight rotate was in order, but not usign that back fence for alignment.

I would have loved to have seen more detail in the front shadow of the horse and less blow-out on the jersey. I think you could corrcet the first with curves, but I doubt the blow-outs could have been saved (although this depends on if they were lost due to your contrast editing).

I hope my comments help and Good Luck in future Challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 01:14:55 PM
Nice and crisp, especially the jockey. A little blur around the horse's hooves, but nothing too major. Nice color, background isn't too distracting. Well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/08/2006 07:04:20 PM
This is one of my favorites. The detail is awesome and does not have that grainy feel that many action shots do. (10)
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08/08/2006 07:17:10 AM
excellent shot! you might want to revisit this with some layered mask editing to bring out some of the shadow detail, though. good luck!
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08/07/2006 11:59:02 PM
Great capture, but it would be much better if the shot were level. Notice the fence in the far background in the top of the shot. A clock wise rotation with a slight crop would fix this nicely.
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08/07/2006 01:09:42 PM
wow...nice shot!
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