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Gladiatorial Battle of Colours
Gladiatorial Battle of Colours

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: The Melbourne Cricket Ground AFL Preliminary Final
Date: Sep 20, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

The Image: Not sure if this is going to meet the challenge, but I think this is a great colour image in black and white. It was taken on a night when my team Hawthorn won the Preliminary final to progress through to the Grand Final on Saturday 27th September. It was a fantastic win, and our first Grand Final since 1991 when our daughter was born! I was there, and was lucky enough to get a ticket. The guy taking the 'mark' is our champion Lance 'Buddy' Franklin.

The Edit: grayscale, duotone, rgb, USM, Noise Ninja, smart sharpen

The Prediction: Could go either side of 6

Place: 80 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.4557
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7667
Avg (non-participants): 5.8776
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 158
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2008 05:35:09 AM
bloody Hawthorn
i knew this was yours mate
what most wouldnt understand was it was also shot at night underlights ........... just awesome
you know all Us aussies (vics)can see the green grass the brown and gold and the red black and white of the saints
maybe an outtake in color would help :)
btw congrats on the flag
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10/01/2008 04:04:19 AM
I thought this was yours, Enzo, but I didn't think it would do that, hmm, mediocre. Very good action shot, as Melethia mentioned, works better in b/w than in colour. Can imagine blue and red shirts and green lawn, though. Maybe just too many "colours" to stand out.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2008 05:36:12 PM
yeah i guess maybe there was color in the pic.. doesnt communicate them to me...
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09/24/2008 03:46:14 PM
I prefer shots like these in B&W - tends to keep the focus on the action, the faces, the forms. No doubt it's vibrant in color, but the "color" (colour in your case) is the action itself. In essence, this is a very solid interpretation of the challenge on a figurative (and literal) level. And were I to guess, I'd say this is Enzo's. (If not, that's a compliment!)
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09/24/2008 12:49:31 PM
Great action shot.
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09/24/2008 12:25:45 PM
Nice image, good contrast. It doesn't imply one particular color, but does imply there is color there.
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09/24/2008 12:31:36 AM
Great action capture and such clarity. Nice conversion, too.
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