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Xtreme Heavy Duty Armor...for Men and their Horses
Xtreme Heavy Duty Armor...for Men and their Horses

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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: Estes Park, CO
Date: Sep 6, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000s
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2008

Jousting, some say, has been around since 1066. It's the age-old art of knocking your chain-mail clad foe off his horse and on his ass. Around the year 1200, a code of ethics developed between fighting men, which had never occurred before. This positive code of ethics became known as chivalry, a word that would always be associated with knights. But soon jousting in warfare became obsolete, yet jousting as a sport survived, evolving into a showmanship tournament. And the art of jousting is still revered around the world, especially at the U.S. International Jousting Competition held every September at the Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park, CO.

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Place: 101 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.0748
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 4.6923
Avg (non-participants): 5.2130
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 147
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/16/2008 04:55:13 PM
Where's the product? Why is this even an entry in this challenge? Though, it is a nice action shot.

Message edited by author 2008-09-16 16:55:44.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2008 09:56:47 AM
ahah very good.
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09/10/2008 05:49:59 PM
Very nice capture of the weapon breaking in air! 10!
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09/09/2008 05:26:28 PM
Looks like a lot of fun, but I think this counts as a DNMC for me. Just seems more like an action shot than a product shot to me.
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09/09/2008 02:23:44 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 0/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

Although I don't feel this would work good as a "product shot", the rest of the qualities of the photo are excellent. Good use of limited DOF. Excellent color and sharpness. If only the ropes weren't in there. And great stop action also.
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09/09/2008 09:24:16 AM
The title of your photo made this picture great.
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09/09/2008 08:53:03 AM
Not sure about the viability of this as a product but it's a great action shot, very clear and a perfect cropping.
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09/09/2008 02:03:14 AM
Funny title and great capture
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09/08/2008 01:20:54 PM
Pushing the envelope but i'll give you a 7.
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09/08/2008 07:32:21 AM
so what exactly would I get when I wanted to buy it? smells like shoehorn....
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09/08/2008 12:28:31 AM
Excellent action shot!
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