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Hafterson's Helping Hand
Hafterson's Helping Hand
mattmac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fitness (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Buckingham, PA USA
Date: Mar 31, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

I originally wanted to tie in this image with the Halfterson fellow in the description, so I wanted to try a few shots with the camera angled down, while I was looking up into the heavenly light, sort of thing.

Then my daughter's hand innocently appeared as an apparition in the frame of one image, and I thought that was a better tie-in. I was thinking of Hafterson's friends, and how they might feel: "Although he is gone, he will always be there beside me".

This was tough to shoot - the first 40 shots went something like this:
-click the remote shutter to start the timer
-Spray face, head and chest with water.
-Sit in correct spot.
-Grab dumbbells off floor.
-Try to time lifting the weights at ear height with the shutter.
-Click.
-Place weights on floor.
-Check image.
-Repeat.

I completed something like 40 partial reps with the 70lb dumbbells (who's the dumbbell?), and that was after I completed an intense workout. Not fun.

My daughter assisted as the "spray daddy in the head with a water bottle" girl for the last 10 shots or so. In one of the images, she was concerned because I was grunting and she reached into the frame to lend a hand...


Statistics
Place: 9 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.3178
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.6750
Avg (non-participants): 6.4358
Views since voting: 1534
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 258
Comments: 16
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04/10/2007 08:56:07 AM
I have rated 51% now and this is the best shot so far.. you get an 8
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04/09/2007 08:05:24 PM
good presentation...
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04/09/2007 11:39:32 AM
Fantastic lighting.... and a good pose.. the thing in the bottom right corner bothers me a little. :s
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04/07/2007 07:16:47 PM
Love the intensity on his face!
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04/07/2007 03:06:01 PM
the hand in the bottom right is intriguing but it takes away from the photo
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04/07/2007 02:33:08 PM
nice one
A bit to hard back lite
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04/07/2007 02:17:32 PM
its hard to tell what the object is in the bottom right corner. was that intentional? i cant make it out.
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04/06/2007 04:22:45 AM
it's really hard but not impressive
04/05/2007 09:22:03 PM
I liked this one right away and it keeps getting better. It's got real strength. I like the black space and the stark lighting.
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04/05/2007 03:38:50 PM
i love the large black space above his head. It gives the picture a great sense of movement and that he has things to accomplish.
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04/05/2007 07:10:51 AM
I found the cropping distracting. Would have preferred to see it cropped more on the right. Good shot capturing the effort made.
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04/05/2007 03:58:00 AM
expressions make this photo! I also like the B&W. But the composition feels a bit disbalanced. 7.
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04/05/2007 02:27:56 AM
good composition and lighting.
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04/05/2007 02:05:25 AM
i can hear him shout! ahaha! well done.
but.. what's that at the bottom right?? ehehe..!
:)
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04/04/2007 08:57:22 AM
Well done. I might have cropped closer and reduced dead space if the resolution permitted.
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04/04/2007 12:20:25 AM
The backlighting really adds a nice definition to the arms and armpit hair. The expression is also nice. The one thing I might have changed if I were you is that thing in the lower right corner. It kind of distracts. 8
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