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'Ode to a Runner
'Ode to a Runner

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Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: Apr 28, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2007

Suzy Schumacher during the 2007 Country Music Marathon!

Taken from 3 pictures where I basically did the following to all:

Convert from Raw
Then applied the layer formats

Did a little cloning on the background picture to take away some of the salt on Suzy's uniform.

Aperture/ISO/Shutter Speed is taken from the background picture.

Place: 94 out of 244
Avg (all users): 5.9426
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.7912
Avg (non-participants): 6.0593
Views since voting: 872
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 209
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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05/07/2007 08:48:24 AM

My first thoughts were "How cool would this look on someone's wall?" This fresh take on the triptych challenge is well deserving of a much higher mark in my opinion. I particularly like the arangement of photos as if the smaller photos are hovering over a much larger photo. It may not be unique but I'd never seen it done quite that way and I thought it worked excellent. I love the choice of angles you provided of the runner which definately gives the feel of a montage of the race. The only distraction I really find in the photo is the stop sign in the top right corner. By the way, having the time clock in the big shot was a fantastic choice. All of your shots are crisp clear focus with of course strong direct light. Though I'd normally say this is a distraction, I find myself so impressed with the photographers and cameras at the finish line. It really adds a great element to this. Your use of borders was excellent and the banner on the large photo almost gives the impression of being inside another border which is interesting. I'm STUNNED that this photo had no votes of 10. I really can't understand that at all. However, if it's any consolation, it's rare to find no 1's, 2's OR 3's so NO ONE thought your picture sucked. As I wrack my brain trying to figure out why you didn't score/place higher I would have to guess that perhaps the photos are just too busy for most people. There are indeed a lot of little things to draw the eye away but for me, I was still focused on the runner the instantly. Unlike many entries, yours truly tells a story, expresses a sense of emotion and should make you very proud! Honestly should have placed much higher in my opinion. Outstanding!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 04:36:41 AM
Wonderful composition and well put together - the image has emotional impact.
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05/04/2007 12:57:16 PM
Nice, you cought the full story, including the finnishing time.

The shoots are nice with good cropping.
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05/03/2007 11:09:21 PM
she"ll luv the 16x20 poster
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05/02/2007 02:52:39 AM
Nice idea but the whole thing looks a little too fussy
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04/30/2007 08:22:01 PM
Great action capture.
04/30/2007 07:53:48 PM
Great story being told...7
04/30/2007 06:09:33 PM
Picture three in the bottom right make this a good triptych, the other two are a little busy in the background.
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04/30/2007 09:50:39 AM
nice job. good story and some pics to match
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