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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: South Farm
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: f 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

Taken at an equine mini event for stadium jumping.

Place: 72 out of 230
Avg (all users): 5.9577
Avg (commenters): 6.4167
Avg (participants): 5.9595
Avg (non-participants): 5.9568
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 213
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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05/16/2007 11:08:09 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Oh, I liked this when I saw it in competition and I still like it now!
Seems to me I saw a "Validated" notice on this then, but can't figure out what could have prompted that, unless you were away during judging.

Anyhow: Beautiful composition, coloring and subject matter. Excellent capture of a difficult subject. YOur lens was just right for the occasion. Processing - well, yes, it does appear to be a bit over-processed. There's a slight halo around the girl's thigh and the horse's legs, usually a sign of oversharpening. That may be the only reason why you didn't make it to the "6" column with this excellent image.

Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 03:42:38 PM
Horse, rider and bottom quarter of the photo are great. The background has something wavy/blurry going on that I'm not getting.
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05/15/2007 11:24:00 AM
why is one stirrup so much shorter than the other?
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05/14/2007 12:38:04 PM
Great timing on the capture, but there's something going on processing-wise (I think) in the tree behind the rider's head. Still nicely depicts a beautiful sport!
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05/13/2007 08:47:27 PM
would consider cropping just a tad more on the right side - otherwise an awesome shot!
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05/12/2007 09:01:42 PM
Very nice timing and capture of the motion - even the flying bits of sand. This seems slightly oversharpened or something (the trees in the background especially look strange) but other than that is a strong entry. And the rider looks so calm!
05/12/2007 02:34:13 AM
good head-on action shot
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05/11/2007 10:01:40 PM
I really like the action here. Not sure about the background, is that just the lens rendition of bokeh? Everything else is spot on. Nice detail. Above average rating.
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05/10/2007 12:34:02 PM
great capture, but you got some really weird bokeh artifact back there. I don't quite know what's up with that. 7
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05/10/2007 10:35:52 AM
Good all round shot - clarity, DoF, shutter speed. Nice
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05/09/2007 09:11:39 AM
Wow, this is lovely
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05/09/2007 04:17:45 AM
Nice...a lovely composition, but your processing has done some funny things to the bokeh (perhaps oversharpening) which has made a distracting mess in the background...it looks like a Neat Image thing. I like it overall, but maybe something to think about next time 7
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05/09/2007 03:18:55 AM
Wow what a great picture, as it appeared on my screen all I could see was the riders face and it appeared so serene I thought it would just be of someone riding. Too then see that she is jumping (and that you have captured it so well) is a real treat. Only minus for me is the tree background on the left which is (imo) not pleasing to the eye and a bit distracting
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