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Airheads Playing Volleyball
Airheads Playing Volleyball

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Challenge: Sports (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Brighton Seafront
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Aperture: F3.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2003

The effect was created using the Dust & Scratches filter, and so should be DPC-legal.

Place: 79 out of 79
Avg (all users): 3.3061
Avg (commenters): 2.6429
Avg (participants): 2.7547
Avg (non-participants): 3.6170
Views since voting: 1727
Votes: 147
Comments: 16
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09/22/2003 06:23:25 AM
My wife said I wasn't clear enough with my intentions for this photo...
I'm not really into sports, and was making an artistic comment on the vacuous nature of these guys posing by the beach playing volleyball. That's why I called them airheads in the title... there's nothing going on in their heads! By removing their heads and the ball, I was making a comment on how I saw them. Obviously this photo wasn't for everyone, but I still stand by it.
Thanks for (most of) your comments anyway.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2003 09:10:53 PM
A little bizarre but funny!
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09/21/2003 01:35:43 PM
In my opinion, this photo has a number of quite serious flaws. I'm also not sure why the heads seem to whited out.
09/20/2003 02:41:37 PM
I really can't comment on this because I think the image has errored in upload or something. If it's meant to look like their faces and the ball are made of a graduated tone, then I have to say that it's a gross error of judgement instead. On what I see (and I've screen-grabbed it just in case)- I have to vote this 1. Sorry.
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09/18/2003 09:16:13 PM
the one guy is a silverback, too!
09/17/2003 02:13:05 PM
I'm not sure how you achieved this in camera but i don't really like what happened to it. I just don't really find this to be an amusing, or attractive photo, and it just doesn't look good to me. This might have had the makings of a good sports photo if you didn't have the weird things on it. Sorry.
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09/17/2003 06:42:36 AM

09/15/2003 11:16:05 PM
What the? Doesn't look legal.
09/15/2003 06:06:54 PM
Removing the ball and the peoples heads was a very poor idea. This image would have been fine showing the people.
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09/15/2003 05:22:03 PM
The effect of this picture ruins it for me...
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09/15/2003 05:00:11 PM
the aftereffect really doesn't add anything to this. it would have been a neat volleyball shot without it, especially with the ball on top of the net like that. but now it's just strange.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2003 10:37:38 AM
Not sure what's up with the solarization on this, would have liked a plain shot beter.
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09/15/2003 09:52:26 AM
Well, I gotta admit this is... different! I'm not sure I get the point of it, in all honesty though. I'm also curious to know how this was done legally.
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09/15/2003 08:55:33 AM
i think this would have been an excellent shot without the post processing tricks. To me, it serves no purpose other than some sort of 'gimmick'.
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09/15/2003 04:12:54 AM
why ruin a good shot? don't think you needed too do those effects., like the sand moovement, and the composition.
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09/15/2003 12:19:22 AM
Don't care for the distortion of their heads and the ball in this photo at all, would have been much better in the original form.
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