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Bowling is a Team Sport
Bowling is a Team Sport
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 20, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2008

This was taken at a birthday party my kids were invited to. We didnt go intending on shooting any pics, but the mom only had a disposable camera. We had the camera in the car and ended up bringing it in. Didnt bring the flash though and I dont have a clue how to use the on camera flash to save my life. Bumped the ISO up to 800, switched to manual settings and hoped that RAW conversion would save me for the shots as I would have to bump up exposure in most every one.

I remember seeing this shot happen. Aimee remembers seeing this shot happen as well and she also remembers seeing me catch it. As I was editing this I was thinking that 21_N.gif pawdrix would be proud. I rarely "capture" images. Granted I capture all of my images but only in the sense of them being on a memory card. Most every picture I have taken has been created to some extent by me to capture. This image here was a found capture. The only thing I had to do with this image was be in the right place at the right time and hitting the button as I saw the "event" unfold.

Rowan had thrown the ball (a whopping 2 miles an hour) and Aidan and Gideon were around her watching it go down the lane. It was a moment of peace and yet one of anticipation as well. I never would have thought that this situation would have given me a FS entry like this. I do love this shot and I am so glad that the voters came along for the ride. 4 faves in challenge - how cool is that.

So a question to some of the guys I admire - 21_N.gif pawdrix, 21.gif nixter, 21_N.gif e301 - how did I do?

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 473
Avg (all users): 6.6429
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.5347
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 1307
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 140
Comments: 24
Favorites: 9 (view)


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09/22/2008 11:40:02 PM
Wow Tim! What a perfect moment. The desat helps a lot to make it seem to bring out the timeless quality of interacting children, and the suspense of the activity.
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07/08/2008 09:58:47 PM
I freekin love this one Tim.
I have an affinity for Bowling - I was always decent, but never one to spin the ball too much and of course those darn kids. This just brings innocence back for me and is quite palpably emotive.
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07/08/2008 11:10:40 AM
Well, you scored a 7 from me. Norman Rockwell is not exactly my favorite painter, but you capture him well. And the moment does seem real, as indeed it is.
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07/08/2008 10:39:50 AM
Great story...but..did it go in the gutter or did the ball actually hit some pins?
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07/08/2008 08:43:21 AM
For me at least, DPC is a strange place. I had this image and at least a dozen others rated much higher than mine - and deservedly so. This is what photography is about. This place is crazy when they don't rate this image above a static nature shot such as mine. Or maybe its just me - meaning trumps wow every time. I love this and think you did really well with the editing, particularly concerning the circumstances. You should do it more often...
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07/08/2008 06:05:23 AM
tim, this may be my favourite of yours. the truly 'caught' images are so much more satisfying, don't you think? the lack of control means the magic when it works is so much stronger.
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07/08/2008 04:17:20 AM
There is an element of joy to be found in caputured captures. Even better when they turn out this nicely.
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07/08/2008 03:36:43 AM
Just wonderful and a great story as well.....
I loved it.....
A perfect candid from you mate.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 07:15:42 PM
Great image! I'm bumping this one up.
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07/06/2008 02:36:38 AM
I love this photo.. What a sweet moment.. The focus points are perfect and the conversion to b & w makes it.. Well done.
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07/06/2008 02:16:21 AM
Love the processing, great photo. 7
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07/05/2008 06:50:20 PM
aww, cute, i love it in black and white, gives it so much more drama
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07/05/2008 07:41:00 AM
That is a great moment you have caught there. Especially like the kid peeking around watching the ball.
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07/04/2008 06:00:06 PM
Great capture of the joy and wonder of childhood.
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07/04/2008 07:01:25 AM
Black & White works really nice here, well done.
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07/02/2008 11:19:15 AM
awesome...what a great image! it really tells a great story...I love the b and w...9
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07/01/2008 10:16:55 PM
I love these candids of children that tell a story and capture a moment in time that I am sure they will always enjoy to remember.
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07/01/2008 09:47:06 PM
love this shot
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07/01/2008 09:38:30 PM
Don't care for the border but the conversion is perfect. 9
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07/01/2008 04:50:59 PM
BW works well here.
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07/01/2008 10:17:50 AM
Now this has such a story to tell...good work.
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07/01/2008 05:46:15 AM
Nice shot , can almost feel their anticipation. 7
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07/01/2008 03:29:05 AM
i love this pic...added it to my favorites. So cute...I can't wait till my children are this age....oh wait...yes i can..I never want them to stop being my babies!

:)

This photo touched me. thank you.
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07/01/2008 01:38:52 AM
Very nostalgic. I like the subject, the composition, the B&W. All very good. Maybe a little over sharpened. Soften that a bit and you've got a 10.

Normally I detest a letter box frame, but in this case, with the B&W and subject, it works splendidly. Thanks for daring to be out of the box a bit!
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