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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Richmond, Va
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

pretty much straight out of camera. cropped/rotated, slight adjustments for levels/curves/hue sat.

a couple months ago, i got an absolutely killer shot of beau, blasting out of the water. today, he just wasn't into it. luckily, lexa stepped up; this was only the second try.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 212
Avg (all users): 7.4575
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 7.1585
Avg (non-participants): 7.6462
Views since voting: 19876
Views during voting: 679
Votes: 212
Comments: 100
Favorites: 58 (view)


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08/01/2012 11:32:48 AM
This shot has always been my favorite. I saw it shortly after I joined and gave it a 10. I love it. :)
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05/08/2009 09:31:52 PM
This is the most incredible shot - I have also just seen the B&W version on your world team profile - it looks amazing that way too! What a brilliant capture, great movement and strength. Love it!
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05/31/2007 06:01:31 PM
Wow, what a shot. I just realized I added it to my faves list but never commented. I love trying things at the pool - there're so many photo ops!
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10/23/2006 01:11:43 PM
woooooooooow , this is heavy man, great colors! i wonder if this would be possible with a canon 30D .....? a big A+ from me !!
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10/23/2006 01:09:14 PM
:-0

Message edited by author 2006-10-23 13:13:12.
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08/20/2006 11:11:31 PM
hahaha, lexa musta been happy. maybe she'll get kodak potd and you'll have to come back to ny. :)

oh yeah, that's going to be with a photo she takes herself, i nearly forgot :)
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08/19/2006 08:49:17 PM
A 2.8 with an 8000? I gotta get me a Canon 1D. hehe. Great picture.
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08/18/2006 11:05:34 PM
elegant without being overstated - an example of photography at its best. congratulations.
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08/18/2006 06:38:48 PM
Awesome shot skip! Congratulations!
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08/18/2006 06:37:04 PM
Wonderful shot. Congratulations!
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08/18/2006 05:43:51 PM
Yeah - sorry about that 1 Skip - just thought that there were a few droplets out of place.

Great exposure and capture of course! However, if I can crit just one tiny thing... it would be that I'd have loved her mouth to be open as if shouting with joy - to reflect the rest of the treatment.
: )
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08/18/2006 02:18:51 PM
This is a fantastic shot. Very well focused and amazing color and clarity. Congrats on teh Ribbon as well.

Edit to add WTF is with the 1? DPC who can ever tell.

Message edited by author 2006-08-18 14:19:35.
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08/17/2006 11:07:17 PM
Fantastic shot! Congrats!
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08/17/2006 02:13:06 AM
Deserving the blue... shoulda won it. Amazing.
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08/16/2006 11:10:12 PM
super - congrats !
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08/16/2006 05:38:29 PM
Great Shot!
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08/15/2006 10:51:54 PM
Great job here, Skip. Congratulations on your RED.
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08/15/2006 10:10:13 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Skip
Stunning shot...whoa
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08/15/2006 09:47:27 PM
Sorry, I was the only one that voted this a 1

NOT!

This is awesome Skip! 1/8000 comes in handy at times huh?
Amazing to see the detail in the water. Well done!
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08/15/2006 07:05:34 AM
Really nice shot"!"""
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08/15/2006 06:31:18 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations!!
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08/15/2006 04:45:47 AM
what a motion!!! The colors are perfectly set!This is something man! It's goin to explode!!! Perfect! PErfect!
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08/15/2006 02:41:22 AM
Wonderful pic. I too find the rotation a neat idea but found myself turning my head to look at it.I'm a hobby photo guy turned glass worker doing kilnwork with what freetime I have now. I still drop in to see the wonderful work you all do here.
This one is just plain fun to look at!
Great work!
Rod

Message edited by author 2006-08-15 02:41:58.
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08/14/2006 04:48:26 PM
Great shot, Skip! Congratulaitons!
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08/14/2006 04:13:55 PM
the rotation was genius
the image a hit
congrats skip
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08/14/2006 11:48:14 AM
Way to go Skip the is a wonderful image. Deserved of the Blue!

Congratulations! :-D
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08/14/2006 10:40:12 AM
This is phenomenal!!!! I love it when the ribbon winners are all photos that make you go YES -- SO deserving!!!! Congratulations!!

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08/14/2006 10:02:42 AM
What a great shot, congrats!!
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08/14/2006 09:02:58 AM
Yee Haaa! Skip! I knew this was going to be on the front page! The one person who gave you a 1 needs to have his village torched by ArtROFLMAO! ;)
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08/14/2006 08:31:11 AM
Skip Skip Hurray!!! Great Shot! Congratulations on a Winner and my favorite in this challenge Very cool work!
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08/14/2006 08:21:42 AM
Skip, congrats on another ribbon, I knew you were up to no good! :-)

My wife was watching as I was flipping through all the entries (didn't vote on this challenge, though)and when I came to this one I stopped for a bit and we both said, "Wow, that's really cool!"

Great exposure. High enough shutter speed? Hehe. The rotate was a unique idea, though to me it would be better to leave it au natural, as the background water is a giveaway to the original orientation hence just causing me to rotate my head when I look at it. I found the crop to be a tough choice in my own entry, as I had a lot of leaway. I wonder if you had a tough time deciding for this entry, as it is a wonderful spiral.

Cheers,
Slippy
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08/14/2006 07:18:09 AM
Amazing photograph. Well deserved. Who, on earth, could give this a one???!!!!
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08/14/2006 07:03:34 AM
Well done.. congrats :o) Love this picture, will surely try it out one of these days with my boys...

p.s. thanks for your comment on my "motion stop" picture. It was the flying red... Could not shoot at the propeller speed (3000rpm) but decided to submit it anyway (mostly because I love this ac and my father is flying it)...

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08/14/2006 06:55:10 AM
That 1 gives the rest of us some hopes, "if this absolutely amazing shot receives a 1 is normal I receive some more"...LOL.
Congrats for the well deserved ribbon.

Álex.

Originally posted by focuspoint:

1?

you have an enemy (probably more than one, but this one knew your photo LOL)

Very good shot Skip ;)
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08/14/2006 06:35:12 AM
1?

you have an enemy (probably more than one, but this one knew your photo LOL)

Very good shot Skip ;)
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08/14/2006 06:09:17 AM
Well I finally called one right. Of course you made it an easy call with this shot Skip! Congrats!!! ;^)
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08/14/2006 05:20:31 AM
Congratulations, Skip.
Great work. Happy to see you ribbon.
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08/14/2006 04:41:42 AM
Wow! The red hair really plays a big part in this shot, congratulations!
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08/14/2006 03:26:42 AM
Very dynamic and exciting. I knew this would ribbon.
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08/14/2006 02:37:23 AM
Great imagination and great capture, congrats!
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08/14/2006 02:23:05 AM
hey skip!!! congrats man
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08/14/2006 02:17:57 AM
Wicked shot.........Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon Skip!!

WTG Lexa.... this is such an awesome action (and the water gets right up your nose when you do it!!)
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08/14/2006 02:02:48 AM
Congrats. That was really awesome.
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08/14/2006 01:26:50 AM
congrat ... wonderful shot.
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08/14/2006 12:46:03 AM
well done Skip!
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08/14/2006 12:41:49 AM
Awesome shot, definitely one of my ribbon favourites. Huge congrats on the red.
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08/14/2006 12:39:24 AM
Way to go Lexa!!! Nice of you to get dad another ribbon. Hope he's paying you top model rates for this killer shot.

BTW -- way to go Skip :-) You're on a roll with that camera.
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08/14/2006 12:36:27 AM
Hey, way to go Skip! Slam one home for the team! Really fine work!
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08/14/2006 12:31:39 AM
Go Lexa, awesome performance, and awesome execution Skiprow.
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08/14/2006 12:29:02 AM
Yay Skip!!! Congrats on the ribbon and the awesome shot! :)
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08/14/2006 12:28:22 AM
Awesome shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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08/14/2006 12:23:35 AM
Congrats, Skip! Glad to see all the work you put into this shot paid off - pfffft. :)

Edit to add: I was the one who gave you the one one. :P
j/k! I do wish I knew who it was that gave this a one though - coulda used their village in the Fire II challenge. :)

Message edited by author 2006-08-14 00:25:10.
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08/14/2006 12:23:10 AM
Nice job! Congrats!
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08/14/2006 12:22:18 AM
Got an 8 from me, Skip! Excellent shot!! Is that 'our' A Varya?? :D
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08/14/2006 12:20:01 AM
Sweet Shot!!! Congrats!!!
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08/14/2006 12:19:01 AM
This was my tip for the blue Skip...congrats on an awesome image and a ribbon
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08/14/2006 12:18:18 AM
Awesome shot, this was tied for my pick for blue..
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08/14/2006 12:16:37 AM
OK you're officially a head....I will catch up...I Hope... someday....Big congrats on your Red. Great stop motion shot, super composition and WOW! Really stood out on the thumbs too!...Thanks for you fine comment on mine! Congrats Skip!!!!
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08/14/2006 12:15:22 AM
Hey! Way to go, Skip!
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08/14/2006 12:14:41 AM
congrats on 2nd!!!
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08/14/2006 12:12:55 AM
Congrat's Sklp! Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 08:30:05 PM
Not original, but definitely done well, one of the best of it's kind.
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08/13/2006 06:23:13 PM
What is not to like about this photograph. It captures motion, form, and balance with tremendous grace. The symmetry of the hair and the water is incredible. Wonderful shot!
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08/13/2006 01:27:12 PM
Youhave been influenced by someone here. Great execution!
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08/13/2006 01:04:55 AM
WOW, really nice action shot. Really like the hair. Should be there in top 10.
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08/12/2006 11:56:57 PM
Nice capture! It's been done before, but I like your rotation of the image - gives it a little different flare. Good luck!
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08/12/2006 11:21:01 PM
Awesome capture. Great detail, clarity and contrast. Makes my top10 list for this challenge. Good luck! :)
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08/12/2006 12:03:39 PM
great capture. I wonder how many times the girl had to repeat her action for you. If you shot this in one take, as it were, even more well done. This deserves to place highly
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08/11/2006 01:26:14 PM
Good choice to rotate this. Works great this way. I'll be surprised if this doesn't make the front page. Stopped motion - yes. Fun to look at - yes. Clean, sharp, properly exposed, and easily identified subject - yes. Well done!
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08/11/2006 10:19:38 AM
wasn't this in another challenge a few weeks back?
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08/11/2006 10:08:37 AM
Unbelieveable...I wish I could vote in this challenge. It's a perfect 10 for sure!
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08/11/2006 08:27:07 AM
Very good. excellent composition and exposure.
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08/11/2006 03:48:35 AM
Big WOW hier. This must do well in the challenge.
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08/10/2006 09:52:44 PM
Returning for comments and bump.
What a fun and wonderful capture! Love it.
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08/10/2006 06:16:35 PM
Back to bump you up. Fabulous capture. I wish I could see the very top of the water curve but I'm not complaining. 9
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08/10/2006 12:29:56 PM
Punk all the way baby
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08/10/2006 05:13:50 AM
Great catpure, cool composition.
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08/10/2006 12:47:12 AM
I like how the hair and water splashes appeared in this frozen shot.
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08/09/2006 09:26:10 PM
"Great Job" from the "Great Job Baggie"! This is pretty phenomenal. The clarity and sharpness is wonderful, as is the motion that you have stopped. I love how it just swings from the lower right hand corner to the upper left corner. Great use of space in your canvas size. The water flow and position of the hair in this really make the shot, as does the background color which allows the main subject and the movement of the water to really STAND OUT. I gave you a 9 originally, and then went back in and gave you a 10. Originally thought it was near perfect, and after a second look, it is perfect.
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08/09/2006 08:08:33 PM
Excellent!
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08/09/2006 06:11:03 PM
Wonderful shot
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08/09/2006 03:53:27 PM
Great capture, use of the curve pattern, colors, clever use of 90 degree rotation. Superb!
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08/09/2006 09:57:02 AM
Sure, I've seen this done before, but you pulled this one off tremendously. You could easily submit this to a newspaper as a feature photo on a hot day.
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08/09/2006 02:52:53 AM
Stop the voting - we have a winner! This is a challenge with many WOW shots, but this is the wowest of them all and it will ribbon or my name isn't...oh wait, you'll have to find out after voting whta my name is or isn't.

Seriously fantastic job here!! 10+++
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08/08/2006 11:15:50 PM
creative composition and orientation. You create half a heart. 8
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08/08/2006 09:29:17 PM
I love this shot! Adding to favorites.
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08/08/2006 12:26:32 PM
wow 9
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08/08/2006 07:02:23 AM
Good picture and a nice idea to turn it like you did.
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08/08/2006 05:57:30 AM
I know it's asking a lot but perhaps the girls expression needs more "joy" rather than "do I have to do this again, I am drowning here!" - very good shot though
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08/08/2006 01:58:56 AM
I am speechless!!
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08/07/2006 09:49:34 PM
cute, funny, and nice capture..gl 10
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08/07/2006 08:58:25 PM
Very cool shot. The rotation adds a lot to the image so great choice there.
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08/07/2006 02:33:08 PM
Good idea, well executed. I'd bet it does well here.
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08/07/2006 01:58:24 PM
Great job with the stopped motion. The vertical orientation of the photo is bugging me though. I keep turning my head to the side to view it. I'm sure I'll be the only person that it bothers, but it does have a huge impact on the photo for me.
Focus and clarity are amazing. Great detail in the water and hair. I love the colors too. Excellent stopped motion, perfect for the challenge.
Lighting on her face could be a little more even but it doesn't distract from the photo at all.
Congrats.
~Heather~
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08/07/2006 10:17:19 AM
Brilliant.
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08/07/2006 09:11:08 AM
This is my first "10" for this challenge as it is a great shot.....
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08/07/2006 07:01:45 AM
Wouldn't be surprised to see this on the front page!
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08/07/2006 06:57:29 AM
crop is quite tight, rotation of the image doesn't add
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08/07/2006 06:42:19 AM
Very cool. Many points frome me.
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08/07/2006 01:10:23 AM
ribbon winner for sure...I tip the blue ribbon for this...I cannot fault it on every front, has to be a 10
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