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Shooting the Rapids
Shooting the Rapids

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus SP-350
Location: Supershoot Rapids, Avon River, Western Australia
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: 1:4.9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

A pair of surf skis negotiate the tricky final turn of Supershoot rapid on day 2 of the Avon Descent 2006. I've cropped, brightened, sharpened and resized the image

Place: 207 out of 212
Avg (all users): 4.0595
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0526
Avg (non-participants): 4.0642
Views since voting: 571
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 185
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 04:45:11 PM
the picture size seems kinda small and it also looks dark or cloudy. hope that helps.
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08/11/2006 12:12:52 PM
too dark
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08/11/2006 09:29:46 AM
too small, too dark. my guess is that is one of your first entries, so please, don't be discouraged if it doesn't do as well as you would like. you might want to read through this thread, as well as check out the tutorial for preparing your submissions.
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08/10/2006 11:05:01 PM
A very action packed image!! I wish the image were a bit larger in size so that I could see more of the detail. Also, the photo looks a little dark to me.
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08/10/2006 06:53:20 PM
This is showing very dark for me. It looks like a nice shot.
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08/10/2006 02:27:33 PM
Nice stopping of the motion here. A few things that could bring this image up a little higher in the final results are sizing, noise, exposure, and sharpening. The image is too small. Use the full 640 on the long side. Perhaps you shot this at a high ISO to get a fast enough shutter speed? It seems grainy/noisy...noise reduction tool could help with this. The image is also underexposed. The faces are dark and the white of the front persons paddle should be white. Sorry for the long winded comment, but several things jumped out at me when I first saw this image. Of course, all of it is JMO. ;^) Good luck in the challenge.
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08/10/2006 05:05:21 AM
too dark, i'm afraid. a quick dabble with the brightness and contrast, or levels (or curves if you've got them) would really bring out the colours and make this stand out in a more immediate wow! kind of way. it also looks a bit small; it's always best to get as big as you can for greater impact. 4.
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08/09/2006 10:09:48 PM
Good stop motion, but you need to use the full 640 pixels on the longest side to let us really see the picture. There's a tutorial in the "Learn" section to help you do this. A bit flat in contrast - a touch of levels would bring out the details, pop the colors.
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08/08/2006 10:09:20 PM
Nice eye for the action, but the composition looks a bit too cramped with such a tight crop. It also appears to be underexposed and in need of some adjustment with either curves or levels to make the whites more white and less of a dirty grey.
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08/08/2006 05:43:16 AM
Bit dark perhaps?
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08/07/2006 11:13:11 PM
Needs to be larger so we can see it.
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08/07/2006 03:09:02 PM
A nice capture. The resize is a bit small for viewing/voting properly.
Also, it could be brighter.
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