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The Manouevre - Over the Dune of Pyla
The Manouevre - Over the Dune of Pyla
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Arcachon, France
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 19 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.5327
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.2949
Avg (non-participants): 6.6691
Views since voting: 957
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 214
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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05/22/2007 04:44:21 PM
Absolutely great shot. I gave this a 7.
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05/20/2007 09:33:23 PM
Super capture that gives the viewer a quick virtual thrill. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/17/2007 08:22:07 PM
What a wonderful feeling of being suspended in the air. "Pop" and "wow" have their place, but in this shot they are totally unnecessary, and, IMNSHO, would be intrusive and counter-productive.
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05/17/2007 04:29:15 PM
Awesome! I wondered if you were in the air as well when I first saw it. I love the composition and muted tones of the background. And congrats on a new PB!
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05/16/2007 07:36:02 PM
I do think you had a great shot. Congrats on the PB...
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05/16/2007 05:36:27 PM
Great to hit a PB again! Thanks for all the votes and comments! The shot was taken at full zoom from above the Great Dune of Pyla(highest dune in Europe). This image was the best aerial view I found from the web depicting exactly the extent of this wondrous natural formation. THat's why it felt like I was in the air as well. The place was a great find and it's a haven for parasailing and paragliding. :)

My alternative choice (below) for this challenge had brighter colour pop but I thought my actual entry reflected more the spirit of a sport in action.
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05/16/2007 12:11:07 AM
Aha...this one was yours! Yes, very good photo with a strong feeling of freedom. Congrats on the new PB, woohoo!!!

Message edited by author 2007-05-16 12:36:09.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2007 12:39:36 PM
Gosh that looks like fun. I like the tilted horizon on this alot.
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05/14/2007 08:31:01 AM
simply superb, just admiring the clear land scape and vibrant oranges. gr8 shot. I guess a ribbon is awaiting you.
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05/12/2007 07:48:03 PM
Beautiful colors and an interesting angle. Were you in the air as well? Love the composition for some reason; it has a very good feel.
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05/12/2007 05:20:11 PM
Excellent composition. A little less cropping would put things in thirds. I like the angled horizon for this shot. 8
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05/12/2007 12:58:17 PM
If this doesn't win I'll be shocked
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05/12/2007 09:06:29 AM
wonderful capture
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05/12/2007 12:02:59 AM
nice use of space - I like this foto - 7
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05/11/2007 09:30:34 AM
I like the artistic tilt in this photo...it's like he's taking you along for the ride into his banking turn. Very nice!
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05/10/2007 03:18:55 PM
Is this a sport or just recreation. They are not competing for anything right?
Great photo!
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05/09/2007 04:29:49 PM
Funnnn...good luck
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05/09/2007 03:16:43 PM
that looks awesome
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05/09/2007 10:13:43 AM
this looks awesome man!
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05/09/2007 12:38:09 AM
would have liked to see a little bit more zoom - 6
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