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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Jan 31, 2009
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Sports, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

My son Ty helped me out with this one. I like the way it came out and I really hope I can get above my average and start this year's free study off on the right foot.

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Yes I stood above the rim with the camera. I was about 18' up. Hence, the facial expression on my son. This was the 2nd or 3rd shot I took. My original idea was to get a ball in the net and call it "Swish", but this shot was much better. Like most of my ideas, they usually evolve away from the original intent.

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.5488
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4821
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 1319
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 164
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/04/2012 10:49:12 PM
Looking through for sports ideas -- searching for basketballs and hoops, etc. Came across this one and just had to tell you how wonderful it is. What an incredible shot!
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07/26/2009 09:26:39 PM
This shot is really great.
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04/02/2009 01:30:49 AM
Wow, this is a brilliant image - I would never have thought to use that angle, but I love it! My son thinks its extremely cool too - he also plays basketball.
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02/20/2009 11:36:48 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Excellent idea for a portrait!
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02/09/2009 07:43:27 PM
This rocks, Jeff!
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02/08/2009 10:34:38 PM
Jeff, this was one of my favorites. Clever framing and processed perfectly. Should have been right up there...
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02/08/2009 08:19:15 AM
Great picture and great score! Congrats!!
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02/08/2009 07:38:48 AM
Awesome shot. You should be really proud of this one.
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02/08/2009 04:25:51 AM
A wonderful picture and idea that scored so well, congratulations! I love his face centered in the net like that, and the expression really fits.
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02/08/2009 02:00:33 AM
Oh, excellent finish on this very beguiling shot.
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02/08/2009 01:17:00 AM
My original idea was to get a ball in the net and call it "Swish", but this shot was much better. Like most of my ideas, they usually evolve away from the original intent.

Here is an out take:

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02/08/2009 12:38:31 AM
Excellent idea for a portrait!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 10:44:47 PM
Love this. Not only was the idea great but love how the net pulls you right to his face. Nice and orginal. 8
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02/07/2009 01:26:39 PM
Interesting angle! Never seen that before. 7... went back and changed it to 8
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02/05/2009 06:11:04 PM
Great angle and framing! :)
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02/04/2009 02:49:52 PM
Cool angle to make a unique portrait. Great idea and I'm looking forward to hearing how you got up there!
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02/04/2009 02:22:49 AM
Great shot with focus on the face - third rule, thematic and thought provoking.
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02/03/2009 11:06:07 PM
Great composition and angle! I like the expression and eyes. The hood helps to direct the focus to the face as does the overall composition. My favorite so far! 10
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02/03/2009 03:18:20 PM
I like the point of view you have chosen. I think it makes a nice shot.
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02/01/2009 08:56:44 PM
Nice perspective.
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02/01/2009 07:22:58 PM
This is fantastic. I've seen lots of basketball pics but the angle here really makes this stand out to me.
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02/01/2009 04:42:10 PM
Clever and well done.
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02/01/2009 03:12:53 PM
Nice
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02/01/2009 01:20:28 PM
Awesome shot. I'd be afraid of dropping my gear! 9
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02/01/2009 12:47:27 PM
great angle and composition, great use of DOF
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02/01/2009 10:29:49 AM
Nicely done. How on earth did you get atop that basketball goal? LOL Nice composition and perfect focus. Even though he's far away, those eyes are tack sharp.
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