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The Pirouette
The Pirouette
Jedusi


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Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Apr 9, 2007
Aperture: F7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Sports, Performance
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

Desaturated using the DPC tutorial on desat within Basic editing :- )

Cropped, sharpened.

Post Challenge
There have been many questions about whether this should or shouldn't have been desat. The main reason it was is that the fence above the wall is a really strong green and quite distracting, so to lose that I had to lose most of the rest of the colour.


Statistics
Place: 17 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.3657
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.4423
Views since voting: 1047
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 216
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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04/23/2007 04:53:58 PM
It was at that moment he questioned if his hat was was SNELL tested and approved.

Good shot...I agree with the desat...the green would destract.
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04/19/2007 04:21:24 AM
Top 10% and made your profile page! Well done!
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04/18/2007 03:42:08 AM
Congratulations on a top 20 placing. Very clever use of desat to get the balance of colours right whilst remaining inside the basic editing rules and a great action capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 09:38:12 PM
a bit of color saturation would have improved this image. 7.
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04/17/2007 04:34:16 PM
Quite like the way the graffiti matches the biker's clothing! Nice capture of the manoevre though perhaps not an image with a universal appeal since I suspect a lot of people, like me, won't have done this kind of stuff, whereas a lot more of us will share memories of regular bike riding shown in other shots. That's not a bad thing at all but may lead to less shared interest and therefore lower overall votes from the voting masses?
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04/17/2007 08:30:28 AM
Good action shot. I like the relatively low saturation levels here. They enhance the image.
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04/16/2007 06:41:48 AM
Nice action. 5
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04/15/2007 04:09:50 PM
perhaps better with a shorter DOF
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04/15/2007 02:02:20 PM
Good job on the stop action. Did you desaturate the colours? I might like them a bit brighter. 8 from me
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04/15/2007 12:45:48 PM
Great capture of the moment; I like the desat. Good work. 9.
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04/14/2007 12:53:38 PM
Nice! I like the desat beyond the fence and keeping the color of the wall. Great action capture.
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04/14/2007 06:45:19 AM
Great capture!
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04/13/2007 03:49:51 PM
good timing to capture his concentration and the one wheel off the ground
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04/13/2007 11:11:40 AM
nice pose, for one- very good shot. love the muted colours
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04/12/2007 11:39:29 PM
excellent .. he makes it look so easy ......great shot ...... =8
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04/12/2007 07:47:55 PM
Very nice capture, I only wish the colors were a bit brighter
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04/11/2007 08:15:04 PM
very good 10
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04/11/2007 07:48:10 PM
superbe... good balanced...
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04/11/2007 03:59:42 PM
Nice shot. Colours seem a bit weak though. Faster shutter speed may have frozen the action better.
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04/11/2007 11:53:48 AM
niceee
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04/11/2007 11:01:21 AM
cool. nice composition. love the movement captured in this shot.
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04/11/2007 10:56:12 AM
Nice action shot, slight blur on his foot detracts a bit
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04/11/2007 09:35:05 AM
Brilliant action and a great moment. C'mon ribbon :)10
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04/11/2007 09:20:35 AM
I'd love to see the colour version of this. nice capture..gl 6
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04/11/2007 05:06:40 AM
very nice capture, maybe a little slower shutter speed would better indicate some speed......
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