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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: South Jordan UT
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

I gotta say that I think this image was scored too high - thanks for the comments. It's one of those that I worked hard in PS, and kind of fell in love with - but as the week wore on I liked it less and less.

The face is soft - I had to focus on the lip of the bowl and turn the AF off or the lens would do the macro-to-infinity thing searching for focus. I'll do better I'll go back and get a couple of good shots when it's LIGHT -

Convert from RAW
Dodge & Burn aplenty
Varying Smart Sharpen & Neat Image
Levels and Curves
Hue Sat and Color Balance
Cloned out light poles in background

Place: 52 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.9700
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.9765
Avg (non-participants): 5.9652
Views since voting: 764
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 200
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 12:40:25 PM
Nice shot. The only fault I can find is the softness around his face. I'm not sure if this is a result of processing or if the DOF could have been a little greater. Great timing!
08/11/2006 10:17:18 AM
Hey. This is fun. Nice job of stopping the motion overall. Somehow this image feels like it's been heavily processed as to noise. Yes/No? The skateboard is quite sharp and well focused on the nose but as you move back into the image the boarder is a little soft. Could be the background overall, but there seems to be a blue cast to this also. Did you try adjusting the color temp a little to experiment? Just a thought. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
08/11/2006 09:59:15 AM
nice work. could be a bit sharper, but, all the same, cool capture. love the coolors and the composition.
08/08/2006 06:02:39 PM
The guy is kind of fuzzy.
08/08/2006 12:14:57 PM

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