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JeffDay


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Challenge: S-Curve (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Portland Oregon
Date: Sep 19, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

Shot at skate park at Madison High school in Portland Oregon.

Wow thanks for the votes and all the nice comments. Really wish I would of spent more time processing this, I accidentally resized it too small and never noticed the slight tilt that needed to be corrected. Oh well, fun day shooting with my kid 21_N.gif nickday, all is good.

Thanks again

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.9635
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8269
Avg (non-participants): 7.0060
Views since voting: 5819
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 219
Comments: 63
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/11/2010 11:00:54 AM
you should have taken it from the other side so it would make a "S" but great action shot
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01/07/2008 06:17:55 PM
i love this shot soo much =]
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10/30/2007 04:44:13 AM
congratz, nice action photo, BW is okay ...!
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10/19/2007 04:01:35 PM
Good eye bro and congrats on your ribbon. Creative.
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10/09/2007 05:30:53 AM
Cool shot Cool Composition! Congrats
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10/08/2007 06:09:05 PM
Great image and congratulations on your ribbon.
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10/07/2007 11:37:45 AM
congratulations on your well deserved ribbon, nice shot, well done, Margaret
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10/07/2007 01:19:10 AM
Really like the texture, wish the top wash cropped down a bit....O yeah Crongrats!!
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10/05/2007 10:53:30 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, excellent example of leading lines.
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10/04/2007 07:34:37 PM
well done/congrats
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10/04/2007 03:13:53 PM
dang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is hotttttttt
very sexy
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10/04/2007 03:09:51 PM
this is a pretty dang cool picture... hahah thats gonna be me one day :D hopefully !!
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10/04/2007 03:09:40 PM
Wow this picture is amazing. I like how the skater is at the top of the ramp going down instead of going up the ramp. The angle of the picture is cool because it is low to the ground yet it is still looking down at the skater.
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10/03/2007 07:23:48 PM
awesome finish! don't waste all your mojo yet:)
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10/03/2007 07:02:11 PM
ROCKIN" SHOT! sorry for yelling but this is cool. I love the fact that something out of the ordinary won! whooot!
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10/03/2007 06:03:02 PM
awesome shot! congrats!
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10/03/2007 04:15:44 PM
I think this picture exactly shows what was asked in this challenge. very cool!
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10/03/2007 02:55:33 PM
This as a B&W I love, may not have liked it much in color but B&W this photo is great. I love the cropping and the curve is great with leading your eye right into the back of the photo with the skateboarder which I also like.
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10/03/2007 11:54:56 AM
Very nice use of the 'S' shape Jeff.

Great shot and congrats on the ribbon
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10/03/2007 09:28:43 AM
Congrats JEFF!! This was one of my faves from the challenge...I'm soooo glad you ribboned. This is amazing. CONGRATS!
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10/03/2007 09:16:48 AM
Oh, what a COOOOOL photo! This is AWESOME!! Congratulations on your ribbon. If this handn't won a ribbon, it would have been the saddest injustice in dpc history :)

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10/03/2007 09:12:13 AM
Awesome Jeff! Congratulations...I will be visiting Portland all the way from Australia in about 10 days! I will wave as I fly over!
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10/03/2007 08:56:55 AM
Very nice, congrats!
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10/03/2007 08:06:10 AM
Congratulations on the yellow ribbon, a very cool shot!
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10/03/2007 08:03:38 AM
WTG Jeff. Well done with this shot. Love the skater in the shot, its adds more to the shot. Well deserved Ribb my friend.
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10/03/2007 07:51:29 AM
groovy baby!
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10/03/2007 07:44:33 AM
Congratulations, Jeff.

How did you get the 17 - 40 to do f/2.8?
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10/03/2007 06:45:43 AM
Congrats Jeff, great shot and ribbon well deserved.
Beautiful b/w conversion

Message edited by author 2007-10-03 10:31:01.
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10/03/2007 06:30:37 AM
Congrats Jeff on the ribbon! Nicely done.
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10/03/2007 05:06:34 AM
A very dynamic shot, excellent in b/w. Great work, Jeff. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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10/03/2007 05:03:51 AM
Fantastic image, great capture, excellent tonal range and... should have the blue ribbon IMO. Never mind the slight tilt, no big deal! Congrats!
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10/03/2007 05:02:01 AM
I am very impressed with the voters lol, I didn't think this would make 3rd!!!!! Congrats well deserved!
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10/03/2007 04:12:45 AM
Congrats, a great shot that should of been into the 7's, loverly tonal work on your B&W, great eye to see this shot... top class
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10/03/2007 03:14:22 AM
For me, this is the best shot in the challenge.
Should have got the Blue.......................
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10/03/2007 03:09:36 AM
Well Done ! Thank you for sharing !
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10/03/2007 02:40:31 AM
Congrats mate. It seems our team is on fire. Hope I'll be the next to ribbon...LOL
Now seriously, wonderful shot and very in the challenge.

Álex.
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10/03/2007 01:41:15 AM
Jeff this is AWESOME and I particularly love that you had fun with your child - that's combining your loves - GRIN!
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10/03/2007 01:13:28 AM
One of the really nice things is skateboarder's white shirt parallel to upper rim. (Agree about tilt; also think a third or so cropped off the bottom, making a sort of question mark but still "S" ish would highlight subject better).
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10/03/2007 01:11:42 AM
very cool, well done.
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10/03/2007 12:35:49 AM
congrats on the yellow!
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10/03/2007 12:32:31 AM
Woohoo!! Great shot Jeff! Congrats!
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10/03/2007 12:18:32 AM
good Jeff, well done.
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10/03/2007 12:13:41 AM
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A yellow ribbon! CONGRATULATIONS! Much deserved!
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10/03/2007 12:12:47 AM
You're my kind of shooter - now if I only had your eye and your skillz. :-) Very nicely seen, captured, and presented and 'grats on the ribbon.
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10/03/2007 12:03:35 AM
wow congrats on another ribbon! This picture is just awesome, perfect timing...fav'd
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10/03/2007 12:03:16 AM
no offense to the blue winner but this should have taken the Blue! its not cliche and very interesting
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10/03/2007 12:02:19 AM
very nice, congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 01:13:41 PM
Nice photo......good luck!!
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10/02/2007 12:52:24 PM
Nice capture.
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10/02/2007 11:51:33 AM
For me personally this is the best shot in the challenge. It combines so many great elements, a fantastic s curve that is at once both subtle and obvious. A great action shot with a crispness of focus to die for and a wonderful wonderful b&w conversion

10 from me and if this doesnt ribbon then I have no idea what would
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10/02/2007 11:13:59 AM
like the foreground being slightly oof, adds to the depth a great deal. Good action capture too. 8
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10/01/2007 01:20:50 AM
Nice job Jeff!
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09/30/2007 05:07:48 PM
nice shot
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09/30/2007 09:12:55 AM
I like this. B&W looks good. Composition is great. Love the skater frozen in mid air.
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09/29/2007 07:23:15 PM
A 10 ! Everything is right. The curve leads me right into the skater which rightly so is the sharpest element in the picture. I can feel the potential energy.
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09/29/2007 02:48:04 PM
One of my faves for this challenge. The S curve leads you right to the skateboarder.
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09/29/2007 02:12:58 PM
Good job psart 7
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09/28/2007 09:56:32 PM
Oh nicely done! dof is very nice and curves just lead you around well!
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09/28/2007 07:40:10 AM
Very cool shot. Great curve, excellent use of DOF. I would imagine that this kid would love a print. Bumping up to 8
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09/27/2007 04:41:43 AM
First Impression: vgood
Presentation:vgood
What I Like:the way the curve leads one to the skater
What I donít Like:nothing
IMO, Does it meet the Challenge : definitely

Composition: v good
Background :good
Subject Placement: excellent
Cropping: vgood
Focus: Good
Exposure: perhaps a bit overexposed on the foreground
Editing: good

Total Averaged Rating :9
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09/26/2007 08:20:08 AM
Very cool
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09/26/2007 08:16:26 AM
Sweet idea! The composition is maybe not perfect, but it's a great capture and excellent use of the s-curve.
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09/26/2007 02:07:10 AM
would be cooler if he was getting some air :)
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