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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Local tennis court in Denver, CO
Date: Jun 22, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

It only took 100 photos to get this point. It was taken in the evening to allow for a slower shutter.
I cropped, increased the hue/sat, and saved for web.

Thanks for all the comments, It looks like next time I I need to have a flash at the tail end of the exposure to better capture the tennis ball and clean up the lines.

Place: 113 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.0256
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 5.0357
Avg (non-participants): 5.0200
Views since voting: 673
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 156
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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06/30/2008 10:21:40 AM
Amazing capture. I can't believe the score.

It amazes me that DPCers would rather have you fake it than see something real.
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06/30/2008 02:05:29 AM
I figured out what this was right away looking at it again now. Yes, you're right, a rear-curtain flash would really help. However rather than taking 100 shots or maybe 1000 if you're trying to get the exact timing of the rear flash you could fake it like others have and have the ball stationary on the line at the start of a long exposure and jerk it away with monofilament.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2008 08:21:10 PM
Very abstract. Wow. Like this.
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06/28/2008 10:37:14 AM
Good action/stop motion shot that could use some post editing. With a little tweak on sharpness, contrast and color, your DPC score would probably be a point higher. I rate on the photograph taken more than the editing in this type of image so...6
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06/27/2008 09:16:33 PM
I don't know what this is, and the title doesn't help. It looks like a reflection of something. It's not very sharp. However I'll give it points for meeting the challenge.
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06/26/2008 03:40:22 PM
So that's what the ball lokks like hitting the ground... excellent capture and idea... 9
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06/26/2008 03:30:39 PM
looking good 9
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06/26/2008 08:07:39 AM
Interesting take on the challenge. Such a significant line that can make or break a game, and I like the motion captured. Coloring seems a little flat to me. A little more contrast or a soft light layer might help to really bring out the contrast of the red and green, as well as the white line.
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06/24/2008 11:56:15 PM
Like the idea of the motion shot, though it kind of makes the ball more of the subject than the line. It bothers me a bit that the line appears to be on top of the ball, from a reality perspective (though it makes more sense for the challenge). I keep wanting to see it recede behind the ball where my brain says it belongs.
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06/24/2008 06:15:03 PM
I like the motion blur.
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06/24/2008 05:38:24 AM
Nice concept. If there was just some more punch to the ball image...
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06/23/2008 05:56:39 PM
good capture
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06/23/2008 01:02:09 PM
lighting seems a bit flat but interesting image
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06/23/2008 10:15:53 AM
Excellent shot! (Pun intended)
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