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Wimbledon Here I Come!
2nd PlaceWimbledon Here I Come!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motion Panning III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Location: Tennis Court
Date: Jun 16, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009

I mounted my camera to the racket handle using a manfrotto clamp! Hazel threw me a ball and I hit it whilst pressing the shutter and a second curtain flash. Took loads of shots ... must have looked very strange on the tennis court!!

Manual Exposure, second curtain flash with my speedlight. convert from raw upping exposure, blacks, clarity, vibrancy. Cropped and rotated to level it a little. Curves, levels, resize, noise ninja, border, sfw.

[Jun. 17th, 2009 06:38:03 AM]

wow, I am really surprised it's currently on 7.1 after 40 votes :D I thought it was a great idea (thanks Hazel) and was pleased with the pic but didn't think it would be quite so well received!

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Fantastic :D Thank you for all your great comments and votes, I'm thrilled to get a ribbon :)))))

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.9955
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2195
Avg (non-participants): 7.1713
Views since voting: 6154
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 222
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/29/2009 01:57:37 PM
Great shot. Congrats!
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06/26/2009 06:27:02 PM
Very tricky capture and very well done!!
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06/26/2009 10:14:51 AM
Beautiful
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06/25/2009 05:26:53 PM
great ... congratulations !
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06/25/2009 01:59:02 PM
oh, cool I was puzzling over how you managed to do that! Very creative, Glad you ribboned.
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06/25/2009 01:45:19 PM
Very creative. Well done.
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06/24/2009 02:04:50 PM
Oh, that's amazing! Perfect execution! Congratulations. . .and good luck in Wimbledon. I hope you're as successful as your photo is :)

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06/24/2009 01:47:23 PM
Great shot and setup. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/24/2009 10:06:37 AM
Originally posted by jessielude:

I rated a 9. I keep reading all these amazing setups (someone on here mounted their camera on the nose of their Honda S2000) and am intrigued to attempt such a feat. Such a cool moment in time! Wilson may want you for their print ad.


That would be me :D

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06/24/2009 09:50:42 AM
I rated a 9. I keep reading all these amazing setups (someone on here mounted their camera on the nose of their Honda S2000) and am intrigued to attempt such a feat. Such a cool moment in time! Wilson may want you for their print ad.
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06/24/2009 04:24:53 AM
This is fantastic and very unusual. Great work and congrats on your ribbon!
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06/24/2009 03:24:04 AM
I didn't vote but this was my fav, great original idea and excellent excecution. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/24/2009 01:43:21 AM
Man , this is just brilliant. Gotta try it one of these days. Congrats on the ribbon !!
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06/24/2009 01:17:39 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Creative approach to this challenge.
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06/24/2009 12:51:16 AM
Way to go! Congratultions.
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06/24/2009 12:20:15 AM
Congratulations on a very fine shot (both the ball and the picture - hehehe)!
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06/24/2009 12:18:11 AM
Congrats!! Great photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2009 11:54:06 PM
very crisp!
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06/21/2009 12:39:50 PM
cool perspective - great shot.
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06/21/2009 07:19:31 AM
Real thought has gone into this and it's paid off, brilliant idea brilliantly executed. Ribbon-worthy! Well done.
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06/20/2009 12:15:32 PM
Now that's an impressive capture. I love the clarity in the ball and the racket. Nicely done!
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06/18/2009 02:53:39 PM
I'm clicking away...looking at mostly car shots and then this! Excellent!!!
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06/17/2009 10:33:44 AM
Wow, really nice! you really got this one down.
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06/17/2009 09:12:29 AM
Great shot, love the angle and the way the ball looks like it's frozen in mid air
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06/17/2009 08:21:43 AM
Amazing stop-action.
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06/17/2009 01:59:02 AM
Impressive! 8
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06/17/2009 12:52:31 AM
You had the camera attached to tennis racquet? Then how'd you get the tennis ball with no blur? However you acheived it, it's a great shot.
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