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Wakeboard
Wakeboard
basssman7


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Location: Toronto, ON
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

Crop, rotate slightly to fix waterline, levels, shadow/highlight, clone out two minor distracting spots in the trees, dodge dark side of face, duplicate layer set as overlay and adjust opacity, flatten, sharpen, noise ninja, resize, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.8112
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.7152
Avg (non-participants): 7.0441
Views since voting: 2401
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 233
Comments: 42
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/04/2008 12:16:49 PM
Wow, terrific action shot. The detail is spot on and the focus crisp. Good use of the frame. My only slight question would be is his arm really that orange? Still, this is one of those sport shots most dream to catch. Congrats on the placement too!
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01/29/2008 05:35:40 PM
21 out of 478?! That's AWESOME! Congrats :)
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01/28/2008 10:00:23 AM
WOW ! ! ! ! Sports Illustrated cover material for sure !!!
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01/28/2008 07:37:17 AM
Congrats on your high finish for a great photo I was one of your 9's. Really great capture!
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01/28/2008 05:34:50 AM
Your Wakeboard shots are just sick! This is no exception. I love the sharpness and detail on the boarder, and the water. Great shot, congratulations on the high score and an exceptional action shot!
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01/28/2008 01:54:10 AM
hey i still gave it an 8...
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01/28/2008 01:49:55 AM
Originally posted by option:

I cant believe you beat me with a guy-in-the-sky shot... :-P


Hey now, technically the bottom of my photo is the water level. the other issue is that on this type of shot he is busting towards the camera after hitting the far wake. that makes it pretty darn tough to get both in the photo. (this was taken from shore, not the boat)

Besides, it was karma that I beat you, because yours was my first comment left and you weren't very kind to my photo. LOL
01/28/2008 01:39:59 AM
I cant believe you beat me with a guy-in-the-sky shot... :-P
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01/28/2008 01:02:07 AM
Congrats - a PB with your BO! Excellent shutter speed! Hold the onions!
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01/28/2008 12:45:20 AM
Wow - what a score and placement! You really are the master of this kind of action shooting. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 10:47:11 PM
Love the clarity and the splashes of water. The fact that there's no motion blur is awesome!
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01/27/2008 06:37:29 PM
Hmmm...it could be a couple of different people, but I'm going with basssman7. This is a great shot. Perfect motion capture.
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01/27/2008 03:21:39 PM
awesome BIG AIR & stop action shot!!
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01/27/2008 03:13:15 PM
Really nice capture here. Love the water droplets flying all over the place.
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01/27/2008 02:58:51 PM
Great capture!
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01/26/2008 09:00:49 PM
Spectacular, surely a top ten sports shot if not overall here.
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01/26/2008 01:12:05 PM
Wow! Excellent shot!
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01/26/2008 11:47:15 AM
that is sweet. perfect capture
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01/26/2008 08:07:26 AM
Great stop action capture.
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01/25/2008 09:04:00 PM
Excellent capture. Should make a cover for a magazine.
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01/25/2008 10:43:25 AM
Fantastic stopped action!
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01/24/2008 08:23:42 PM
Great action shot, nice composition, and DOF.
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01/24/2008 04:08:29 PM
awesome catch of the action
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01/24/2008 04:06:24 PM
Great photo! This is awesome. Love everything about it. 10
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01/24/2008 02:11:17 PM
Excellent capture. Really like the water. Hope this young man has this up on display somewhere.
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01/24/2008 10:41:17 AM
Really great action capture!
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01/24/2008 10:27:31 AM
Great capture. Excellent detail.
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01/23/2008 09:22:08 PM
Wonderful stop action photography, so clear.
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01/23/2008 09:18:28 PM
What an excellent shot! WOW I love how crisp this piece is.
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01/23/2008 11:49:10 AM
Very well captured, I love how the background compliments the boarder and makes him stand out!
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01/23/2008 11:36:52 AM
Awesome action, clarity and position! 10
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01/22/2008 09:50:37 PM
Excellent action capture. Very sharp image.
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01/22/2008 09:30:05 PM
boo on the guy-in-the-sky shot... but the voters here will probably prefer it that way.
01/22/2008 05:21:16 PM
great action shot. focus loosk good and the stopped motion is great. the best sports photo so far this challenge.
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01/22/2008 03:47:54 PM
good timing to show his focus and tension.
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01/22/2008 07:00:38 AM
What a great action shot! Well captured!
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01/22/2008 05:52:58 AM
wonderful action image...perfect for this sport...8
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01/21/2008 09:36:31 PM
Nicely captured action shop and cropping. Good Job. 7.
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01/21/2008 02:47:01 PM
amazing shot ...8 great clarity
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01/21/2008 11:49:12 AM
Incredible capture! Perfect focus. Amazing. 10 & Favorite.
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01/21/2008 09:38:27 AM
Very nice action shot!
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01/21/2008 05:34:04 AM
Brilliant action camera...This has got it all, sharpness, composition, colour, dof. I salute you on such a great image
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