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Capsized! (and hiding from the camera)
Capsized! (and hiding from the camera)

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Austin Texas
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Photojournalism, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

I was photographing my son's "Heart of Texas" Crew Tournament in Austin, Texas today and happened to be right there when a team of two boys capsized. The one you see here saw me and tried to hide. Poor kid!

I know this is a bit "snapshotty," but I need to live up to my goal and start submitting to challenges every month. I had already put away my telephoto lens and went back to the kit lens when I took this photo. Not quite as sharp at longer distances (the full 135mm). Uggh!

I am afraid this is going to score lower than my current average of 5.2878. Trying not to do that!

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Place: 92 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.0359
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 4.7222
Avg (non-participants): 5.1858
Views since voting: 567
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 167
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2008 03:41:21 PM
A tighter zoom and/or crop would have worked here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2008 12:23:32 AM
I feel this could use a bit of straightening
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2008 08:59:04 AM
If the challenge were called; Embarrassment, you would rank high.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 09:45:51 PM
You almost don't need the shoreline. The bouys communicate that this is near land.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 01:06:09 AM
you should crop out the land in the background and maybe clone the water to cover the bouys.... or crop them out too so you don't have the reflection of the trees. i think this would give you the illusion that this guy is stranded/desperate and hanging on for life just as he is hanging on to the capsized boat.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 05:36:07 PM
here, that would be a COLD "hiding spot"! *grin*
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 12:21:17 PM
Excellent, well captured.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 12:30:40 AM
This shot certainly meets the criteria of the challenge. I might have tried to crop it a bit tighter. I know it's important to get the boat, but even in this shot you can't see the whole thing. I think with a tighter crop more focus from the viewer would fall on the subject. As I look at the photo I can't help but look to the left because of the letter on the boat.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2008 11:29:48 PM
Too much overcast and lost highlights. Maybe change WB and adjust contrast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2008 04:43:12 PM
Believe a tighter crop would have worked better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2008 10:21:28 AM
Could have cropped tighter to make the image more impactful
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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