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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Caledon, South Africa
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Taken at a school netbal match. Those girls are tough!

PS. cropped, USM, curves, cloned out some spots

Place: 89 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.6122
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 5.7532
Avg (non-participants): 5.5210
Views since voting: 785
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 196
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 01:11:23 PM
this would be more effective if all of the ball was showing, IMHO.
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08/11/2006 01:39:47 PM
Nice work at stopping the action and getting the expressions on the faces. Only suggestion I might make is a little different crop, to see the top of the ball or showing more at the bottom so the feet weren't chopped at the ankles.
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08/11/2006 10:06:14 AM
nice moment. it could stand to have been more tightly framed, eliminating a lot of the distracting background.
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08/11/2006 08:31:08 AM
What game are they playing? The ball looks like a volleyball, but the players are in the same court area. You've certainly captured 'Stopped Motion' here. Not seeing any motion trails/blur anywhere. I do find the gal in the back left distracting as she's drawing my attention out of the main subject area (I like her pose and obvious involvement in the action). Good luck in the challenge.
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08/10/2006 05:28:15 PM
I think if you could have cropped more off the bottom and gotten the whole ball in frame it would have been better.
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08/10/2006 11:02:51 AM
looks like skinned knees just waiting to happen!
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08/10/2006 08:01:20 AM
perhaps too tight in the crop cause it would be better if you could see feet and more of the ball
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08/07/2006 09:48:10 PM
Looks like kind of an odd sport... Can't wait to see what it is! And no doubt this is stopped motion ;-)
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08/07/2006 04:39:14 PM
I love this shot. Great Motion stop.
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08/07/2006 11:32:41 AM
hahahah i love shots like this, ew their faces XD
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08/07/2006 02:21:04 AM
its a real shame you cut off their feet and the top of the ball.
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08/07/2006 01:23:48 AM
Great shot here are my thoughts:

Composition is pretty good, I do like the three subjects all fighting over the ball. I would have liked to see the whole basketball in the frame. The background subjects are hurting you here as it makes this shot seem really busy to me. Also the cut off feet take away from the action. You have very nice tonal range throughout the shot that is pleasing to the eye.

What I would have done different is shot at a lower f-stop to keep the focus on my foreground subjects and blurred out the background subjects, this would give more emphasis on your three main subjects. I give this a 6.
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