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Challenge: Stopped Motion IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Sports
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Date: Nov 16, 2007
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2007

This is not gonna be wowsy enough for the voters, but I was really happy that I managed to catch this. Especially considering how far away I was and that I had to use a high ISO for my camera (and no tripod).

This definitely looks much better thanks to photoshop!

Place: 120 out of 138
Avg (all users): 4.8938
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 4.7200
Avg (non-participants): 4.9727
Views since voting: 677
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 160
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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12/02/2007 11:07:13 AM
A good decisive moment you managed you capture. I like the competing colors as it really gives balanace to the photo. I would be tempted to crop out the crowd on the top and make it more of a 8x10 landscape. Still good stuff.
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11/26/2007 10:02:08 AM
Wow. I am surprised that this scored so poorly. The focus is right on, the brightness is there, it is a tough shot and you nailed it all but the ball. It's a good thing you don't grade your students so rigidly.
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11/26/2007 03:58:11 AM
I really like sports shots and this is a good one as it really catches a slice of the action.

I like the way that you have made the colours so deep and vibrant (especially given that this looks like a night time game played under lights). Nice composition as well

I guess where this may have suffered is the fact that the red players (especially the one catching the ball) appear to have a bit of motion blur which people may have marked down (despite the fact that yellow top is captured sans blur)

Definitely not a sub 5 shot!
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11/26/2007 01:38:13 AM
I love the composition of this shot. It's almost as if you designed the shot and painted it. Great capture under very difficult conditions. The first thing that caught my eye here is the incredible color -- the blue and gold almost jump off the screen. I am amazed at the score, and I can only guess that people knocked it down because of the motion blur.
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11/26/2007 12:26:50 AM
It IS a great catch! I am quite impressed with the lack of noise based on your "high ISO".
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11/26/2007 12:14:10 AM
Nice shot, especially given the circumstances, and anyway im not a big fan of 'wow'. I think anything bad you could say has been covered by previous commenters.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2007 11:24:53 PM
Solid capture. The focus on the center subject is spot on. Would like to see the ball in focus as well, but the player is paramount to the ball. Good job.
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11/20/2007 05:53:15 PM
could be sharper. sorry.
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11/19/2007 11:33:39 PM
Great job at focus and exposure for an artificial light stadium shot. perfect timing as well.
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11/19/2007 08:46:06 PM
Th photo came a bit blurry. I can never get night photos to come out sharp.
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11/19/2007 07:51:48 PM
Needs a faster shutter speed
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11/19/2007 04:41:43 PM
I think this would be better if all the players were in focus. JMO.
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11/19/2007 02:31:25 PM
Captures motion but needed a higher shutter speed to cut down on the blur.
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11/19/2007 02:26:35 PM
The lighter "halo" around the ball & subjects' arms is distracting to me
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11/19/2007 10:44:32 AM
Brilliant reds

Could it have been lighted a bit?
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11/19/2007 01:30:34 AM
Shadows too harsh, insuffient exposure
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