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Jumping At You
Jumping At You
BHuseman


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Challenge: Time Lapse (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse")*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Yanji Pine Resort, Republic of Korea
Date: Jan 5, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2008

I love th enew rules, and this was fun to do. I have been wanting to do a shot like this for a long time and the challenge presented the opportunity to do so.

Thank you for the new rules!

My prediction on this is a 5.4XXX

Post challenge:

Thank you for all of the wonderful votes, views, and comments. This is a new PB for obvious reasons, my first 7, and my most comments on a challenge.

Some points...the chair, I wasn't about to clone that out and risk a DQ. Would it have changed the viewer's perspective of the shot? I don't know and wasn't going to risk it! The lift? You are honestly griping that the lift is a distraction? Do you want me to find a snowboard resort without a lift? The people, in my opinion they add to the shot. If you have ever been to a terrain park you will always see the bystanders watching the action. That is just what happens and I think it is an important element, not to mention, I wasn't about to risk a DQ by cloning them out!

The border in my opinion really made this shot stand out. In fact the image is smaller than the 720pix limit because it was an after thought. I had rmemebered seeing a picture of a hippo that had this type of border and how it gave it the 3D effect, so I had to figureout how to do it. Then I got worried about the legality, so I contacted SC before voting began to make sure it was going to be ok, and was told it was. Otherwise Iwouldn't have submitted it, and the score probably wouldn't have been as good as it was. Since it was an afterthought I took my image that was already at the 720 limit and then added this type of border. That reduced the image down to about 680px . That is ok though, in the end it was worth it.

Thanks again DPC. This has been a fun week watching the score, but a long one as well. I peaked at a 7.48 on the first night of voting and kept slipping backwards. At one point I was down to a horrible 6.86, I thought, well there goes the 7. But it came back up and I am happy about that!

Some outtakes on the challenge:

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Before the border was addded:
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A different angle:
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Edit to add, I am saddened that the SC decided to remove this type of image creation from the rules. I think it really added to the challenges and wish they would reconsider this latter decision!


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.0531
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.8710
Avg (non-participants): 7.0969
Views since voting: 5196
Views during voting: 1113
Votes: 320
Comments: 72
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/18/2008 01:28:56 PM
I really love this shot. This is magnificant. I love how it looks like he is popping out of the picture, and your right about the border, it really helped make the photo!! Nice work. Wish I could do something like this. Want to give me steps? ; )
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01/17/2008 06:00:07 PM
Dude, great job with this one, congrats on the first 7+, nice placement as well, very nicely done.
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01/16/2008 04:32:48 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 5th place!
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01/15/2008 12:00:32 PM
This is an excellent photo. It's amazing to see what a difference the border makes - it has so much more impact now. I have to say that I also love the artwork on the board - kind of adds a little fun to the photo. Congrats on the top 5!
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01/15/2008 10:45:19 AM
Congratulations on an excellent interpretation of the Challenge.
(After seeing this one, I want to try this technique now)
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01/14/2008 04:12:35 PM
Congrats on 5th place. Personally I feel you were robbed of a ribbon. This image was the best of the challenge. It was not crowded by too many frames. It was not too dark or over exposed. It had eye catching appeal with the "coming at you" effect. This is a BLUE ribbon winner in my eyes.
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01/14/2008 02:25:22 PM
hey benjamin .. i've just read your comments on this image and i reckon the chair, the lift and the other ppl give the snowboarder an great environment .. often with this sort'v photography there can be elements that dont totally work but its real life and not a setup which adds to its appeal .. perfect number of frames IMO & that border is a master stroke .. i'd say it lifted your score quite a lot ...
i had a look thru this challenge but didnt vote .. i had an image that caused a lot of controversy because the sc said i'd get a dq if i entered it .. they made assumptions about the image that were incorrect and even after further info they didnt retract their opinion .. i could have still entered it but didnt want to risk the dq .. its such a fine line as to wot will be accepted and wot wont with this new time lapse rule .. they said non-linear wasnt time lapse !! .. anyway i'm not saying anything negative about the sc .. they do the best job and a very difficult one i reckon in situations like my image ..
anyway .. like i was saying !!!
i had a look thru this challenge in voting and this one of yours just jumped right out at me !!! ... literally ..
so congratulations on your new pb and a brilliant addition to your portfolio .. it looks just fantastic on your profile page .. :)
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01/14/2008 02:21:53 PM
Ben,
Congratulations for the excellent image, new PB, breaking 7, well deserved high finish and HM,...and for being one of the most enthusiastic dpchallengers.
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01/14/2008 01:20:25 PM
Congrats on a great shot and great finish. Love the setup and sequence of shots. Also really like the OOB look of the border. Well done and congrats again on top 5!!!
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01/14/2008 08:00:34 AM
BEN!! woohoo!! TOP 5! THIS IS EXCELLENT DUDE, TOTALLY RAD!!!

I gave this a 7; Ben, you have really been cranking up the notches on your images!!! Good for you !! (tho I secretly suspect you have far too much time on your hands there in S Korea :)

~Anni
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01/14/2008 01:02:20 AM
Congrats on the HM. You mentioned the chair but I would have thought making the subject appear to be popping out of the frame would be risky. Might have to try that kind of border.
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01/14/2008 12:50:18 AM
Congrats on your new PB! This is a really dynamic scene.
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01/14/2008 12:13:24 AM
Great job, Ben! Conrats on 5th!
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01/14/2008 12:09:27 AM
Congrats on your top 5 and new personal best! This was one of my faves in the challenge.
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01/14/2008 12:07:56 AM
Congrats Ben on the top 5 finish and a personal best. Awesome image.
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01/14/2008 12:01:57 AM
WHOOHOO man good job...

You got a TON of comments

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 00:02:34.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2008 09:12:18 PM
scalvert: once again, I have to ask if the voluntary decisions of an athlete...

muckpond: hold up there! from now on, all snowboarding is natural! I decree it! this shot is so cool!
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01/13/2008 09:59:24 AM
Another great example, I like how you placed the border as well, it really adds to the effect.
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01/12/2008 10:37:45 PM
I'm only goin to be harsh because I love this one!!

Clone out the chair, clone out the dudes just sitting / standing around ... then you have a blue ribby on this.
I keep looking at the dude in the background that it staring at me .. saying -- why am I here?? - that what I'm asking! ;)

Excellent choice in breaking the frame in the foreground. 7
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01/12/2008 10:36:18 PM
I love how he comes out of the frame. Great idea. It makes this shot.
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01/12/2008 03:25:03 PM
great job on this,love the boarder lapping the edge...
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01/12/2008 01:30:14 AM
Very nice effect. Frame works for me
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01/11/2008 05:42:03 PM
There is way too much going on in this photo. Too many distractions in the background...the chair, the other people, the lift.
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01/11/2008 03:16:03 PM
Well Worked
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01/11/2008 09:00:30 AM
Nicely done.
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01/10/2008 07:46:48 PM
Wicked. I love how the illusion is given that the snowboarder is coming out of the photo. Great lines and composition
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01/10/2008 05:54:14 PM
I know it's only a little thing but I really like how the board tip and his hand is "breaking out" of the frame. Love the motion here. BB
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01/10/2008 04:26:18 PM
Sweet use of movement out of the frame. The shot of the bottom of the board adds a lot to this image. Excellent work! 9
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01/10/2008 02:07:19 PM
Nice use of border to make shot appear 3D.
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01/10/2008 01:01:24 PM
Nice 7
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01/10/2008 08:54:38 AM
great composition. very well done. i love how the board intersects the frame and makes it look like it's coming off the screen.
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01/10/2008 01:42:09 AM
Really in your face action. Love the snowboard graphic!
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01/10/2008 12:41:37 AM
love the border and jumping out of the border, adds a great effect
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01/09/2008 06:54:40 PM
I love how you've popped the last image through the border, it makes the photo :)
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01/09/2008 12:18:14 PM
There's no stopping him, jumped out of the frame. Boring old farts like me see only a real cool time and money waster, but it's a great sequence capture and you got the snow right too :-)
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01/09/2008 03:16:02 AM
Nice sequence, funny paint job.
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01/09/2008 01:48:48 AM
Looks like multiple actions to me and that jumping out of the frame I wonder about, but rules aside this came out great.
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01/08/2008 10:26:08 PM
I liked what you did with the border here, looks like he is jumping out of my monitor.
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01/08/2008 05:55:22 PM
The concept of this is great. I love how the boarder is jumping out of the frame. What would have made this a ten shot would be the absense of all of the distracting things in the background. The chair, the other boarders, and the lift all distract from the main subject. The other thing is that the shot appears slightly underexposed. The snow is gray instead of a pure white.
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01/08/2008 02:41:23 PM
Coming out of the frame made this shot good.
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01/08/2008 02:30:01 PM
great picture, a real sence that hes coming at you well done.
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01/08/2008 12:57:59 PM
Very cool shot. Seamless. Good job.
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01/08/2008 12:56:56 PM
I love how it pops out at you. Great work!
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01/08/2008 09:55:00 AM
Nice touch with the border, its not often people submit an image using that technique but it complements the image subject well. Positions of the snow boarder are consistent which others have failed to achieve so well done for that.
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01/08/2008 08:51:35 AM
Very cool. Love the "jumping at you" effect. One of my favorites in this challenge.
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01/08/2008 07:50:43 AM
I love how you caught the image on the bottom of the board! It adds so much visual interest to the image. Also, good job with the editing . I see a few halos around some of the captures, but not enough to be distracting.
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01/08/2008 04:42:36 AM
The out-of-the-frame effect works great here!
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01/08/2008 04:23:33 AM
very good shot
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01/08/2008 12:43:31 AM
would it have illegal to clone out the chair? Pretty cool though
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01/07/2008 11:50:02 PM
I love that he comes out of the border. You did an awesome capturing this one.
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01/07/2008 11:26:07 PM
Magnificent shot. Great design to breaking the border. 10 Absolutely tops, in my book.
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01/07/2008 10:51:37 PM
love the 'in your face action'!
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01/07/2008 10:43:26 PM
Love the action but the busy background is distracting
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01/07/2008 10:07:01 PM
So did you land?
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01/07/2008 10:04:55 PM
you definitely nailed this one. Not only is the jump awesome, but the out of frame experience doubles the greatness! top ten i'm guessing.
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01/07/2008 09:20:13 PM
Nice...Very Nice!
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01/07/2008 08:31:29 PM
LOVE THIS 10!!!!
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01/07/2008 06:53:23 PM
Great perspective and good selection of frames to use. Same complaint I have as with some of the other shots though - too many 'frames' and it gets a bit too busy. Some space between the slices would really make this stand out and accentuate what is happening rather than presenting a mish mash of poses.
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01/07/2008 02:47:55 PM
Well Done! Exciting sequence.
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01/07/2008 01:55:16 PM
Very nicely done! Love the "out of the frame" look to this!
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01/07/2008 01:33:49 PM
Great action shot. Nicely assembled. I like what you did with the frame. The overall image seems to be a bit lacking in contrast and the white halos around the subject and lift chairs indicate over-sharpening.
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01/07/2008 01:20:34 PM
cool, great angle to shoot from!
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01/07/2008 11:01:42 AM
very cool
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01/07/2008 10:52:38 AM
like how boarder is popping out of the frame - wish that red-suited person wasn't right in the middle and the background people don't add to the composition. clever idea nonetheless - one of my favorites this challenge
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01/07/2008 09:46:26 AM
Can't vote on it because it's a teammate vote, but i love this photo. As a snowboarder, i can appreciate the difficulty in capturing this just right. I also like how you have the snowboard practically jumping out of the picture. the on thing i would say is that you have slightly too many frames in there. you probably could have delete one of the first two frames where he is approaching the jump.
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01/07/2008 09:35:47 AM
You took a pretty unoriginal idea and added some very unique aspects to it. Nicely done.
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01/07/2008 09:18:15 AM
Awesome job! 10
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01/07/2008 03:42:16 AM
Anopther of the contenders for blue.
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01/07/2008 12:57:21 AM
Amazing sequence - I like the effect of the border with the snow boarder :) 10
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01/07/2008 12:51:34 AM
great perspective...the second image looks like his gead is inside his rear end LOL! Anyhow, awesome action...
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01/07/2008 12:35:29 AM
Nice composition and I like how he bursts out of the frame.
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01/07/2008 12:30:24 AM
I would have voted higher if they weren't so bunched up close together like that.
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