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The Bocce Player
The Bocce Player

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Goleta Beach
Date: Nov 24, 2003
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2003


Place: 35 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.6879
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5672
Avg (non-participants): 5.7973
Views since voting: 945
Votes: 141
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/14/2003 12:16:00 PM
Greetings from the CC, the color in your shot are really great, certainly IMO the highpoint. Matched by the intense look in your subjects eye, the focus and concentration are superb, I am curious if he is posed or naturally captured here. The composition is very well done, creating a diagonal from bottom right (with leg) to upper left (with arm). The sharpness is certainly present, even though 'softened'.
I suspect if this shot was in a bocce ball magazine challenge it would win the ribbon. I think the subject does not necessarily convey 'softness', being a sort of burly dude : ), I do not tend to rate shots on topicality and while this one has been, softened, the feel of his activity is not soft really. I think this is a very well done shot and my criticism is minimal in that it is very well done. Keep up the good work, you seem to have a good grasp of the technical aspects of photography as well as an ability to capture some emotion.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 04:04:46 PM
nicely captured...excellent color
12/07/2003 09:31:23 AM
Interesting photo. I love the color variation here. It makes me wonder what is he doing? Bowling, Frisbee, yoga maybe? I like photos that make me think, let my mind wander. Composition and lighting are excellent.
12/03/2003 08:10:18 PM
I like the warmth of the light in this image...
12/02/2003 11:52:31 AM
Absolutely love this game. . . but we don't see it!
12/02/2003 11:44:06 AM
Absolutely gorgeous work. Great (and creative) use of soft focus, beautiful colors and excellent composition. 10
12/01/2003 07:03:52 PM
Very dramatic, never knew Bocce was so action filled. I like the effect of the soft focus on the bold sunlight - very heroic feel, vibrant, suggets action without bluring. I don't like the dark spots in the corners tho'
12/01/2003 05:26:15 PM
the soft focus is more apparent in the trees for this shot and surrounding the corners of the photo. the subject seems to be quite clear and defined
12/01/2003 12:38:54 AM
Bocce Ball. Very cool. The colors, focus, light, and composition are wonderful. The light is magic in this shot. Love this. 9

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