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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: spare room
Date: Jan 18, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Sports, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2008

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Never quite got the splash of sweat I was after but this image stood out with the facial expression and bent nose and thus the title 'Amorphous' This shot was the last of the day as it gave me a headache! Am now thinking setting fire to myself is a softer option ;) I do hope I beat this score and maybe hit that elusive 7?
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Editing was a pain but settled for a B&W conversion with more than a little D&B'ing to enhance the damage

And MAK if I do lose I won't beat myself up about it lol

*post challenge*

Well, this sits nicely just above 'OMG' lol. thanks for all the comments and votes peeps and giving me my #3 image!

Not quite enough to get MAK but hey, he really made me work for this challenge so thanks can partly go to him!

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 428
Avg (all users): 6.7343
Avg (commenters): 7.7333
Avg (participants): 6.6531
Avg (non-participants): 6.9111
Views since voting: 3344
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 143
Comments: 35
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/11/2008 01:19:37 AM
Great shot and a very tight race to the finish line.
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02/09/2008 08:39:45 PM
One of those shots that I just had to look up afterward to hopefully find out how the heck you got it. I am very impressed!
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02/09/2008 11:48:47 AM
freakin awesome. i love it. fantastic perspective :)
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02/08/2008 11:39:37 PM
This is simply awesome Andi. Maybe I need to get some more pain to get some more gain too ;)
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02/08/2008 08:48:24 AM
Awesome shot, I love it! That's dedication. I hope there wasn't too much brain damage. ;-)
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02/08/2008 05:32:54 AM
GREAT shot! For creativity alone you should have made top 10.
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02/08/2008 04:34:35 AM
Congrats on the score andi :o) Putting the MAK bit to one side for a moment you've done really well and your overall average his shot up! Shame you didn't quite manage to wipe the floor with MAK but hey, you can't have everything! Great to see you entering challenges and really enjoying photography again...it's been too long! XxX
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02/08/2008 04:28:01 AM
superb image - you had my top score from voting.
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02/08/2008 03:39:08 AM
great shot!
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02/08/2008 03:10:07 AM
How damn close was that?... this is a fantastic shot mate, you pushed yourself to the wire with this, great to have you back on top form again... Oooooo Panties!
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02/08/2008 02:13:25 AM
that must have felt good! LOL
congrats, it's an awesome shot, one of the best i've seen in a while and you deserved a higher place imo!
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02/08/2008 01:07:18 AM
Totally convincing. Self torture is your style! ;)
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02/08/2008 12:22:36 AM
Amazing picture. It really feels like I'm the one punching. It seems so real; and painful!
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02/08/2008 12:18:11 AM
this was perhaps the best in the challenge.
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02/08/2008 12:18:07 AM
An amazing shot m8, really. Congratulations on the top15 finish. This free study was especially good compared to others in recent memory.

Message edited by author 2008-02-08 10:13:22.
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02/08/2008 12:10:05 AM
Wow. He got ya by 0.0263. Looking forward to your self-portrait. :)

Regardless, this is a hell of a shot, Andi. Completely convincing, and fantastic stop-motion. Hope you're not too sore!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2008 10:38:27 PM
Truly remarkable photo.
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02/07/2008 05:25:28 PM
A little over-processed for my personal taste, but a strong photo anyway. Great moment, good clarity, love the deep black background.
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02/07/2008 10:19:36 AM
ups! great captured and the b + w is just right
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02/07/2008 08:53:40 AM
I know the right glove is part of the story, but it distracts to my eye. I'd like it cropped so all we see is the left one and have it in the portrait orientation. That guy looks awfully old to be a boxer. WOW
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02/06/2008 05:06:33 PM
great image
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02/04/2008 04:34:33 PM
An outstanding image, and capture.

The only critique giving way to an even higher score from me i the tonal values. There off a bit imo, other that that, this is a great sports image capturing the event, emotional value, and timeliness.

The rules of photography are not observed, but the rules of photography are and that is what makes this a pretty darn good image.

I don't give out large scores normally unless I am moved. This has moved me.

Good luck.
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02/03/2008 11:30:43 PM
that's amazing work - I'm not voting but I just had to stop and say "dang!"
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02/03/2008 03:48:38 PM
Very cool shot... excellent focus, and expression.
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02/03/2008 04:42:27 AM
Excellent :)
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02/02/2008 10:13:20 PM
wow ... amazing shot ... good luck!
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02/02/2008 03:50:22 PM
The composition and clarity are excellent. Like the post processing effect you used.
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02/02/2008 12:12:20 AM
Great camera ANGLE
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02/01/2008 03:02:06 PM
OUCH! Great b&w conversion.
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02/01/2008 01:25:03 PM
Not voting in this but couldn't resist...

What were you thinking?!! ;o) Someone should really give you a smack in the face for trying to make the great DPC voters think this is real! :-P ;o) Seriously, you know what I think ;o) Though, bet you can't tell me 1 thing that I told you to change and it looks like you didn't...
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02/01/2008 08:16:24 AM
I'm not sure how you did this but great job.
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02/01/2008 05:22:32 AM
godd shot, there aren't many shots on boxing, securely original. the whit point on the right,probably a drop, is a bit distracting perhaps was a better choice clone out it.
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02/01/2008 02:15:23 AM
how did you do this ? good lighting , good contrast 6
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02/01/2008 12:50:43 AM
ouch, explosive...
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02/01/2008 12:19:24 AM
how? how could this possibly be captured? really really amazing!
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