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Into the Vortex
Into the Vortex

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Challenge: From Above II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
Location: Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Date: Jul 3, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Sports, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2009

I had great plans for our day at Hershey Park. The night before, my wife told me to charge the camera battery. I thought it was already fully charged so I didn't. You can probably guess the rest of the story. I was able to take 11 pictures. Lesson learned. Listen to your wife.

This water slide is actually called "The Vortex". We rode it. It's awesome. I wanted to go again, but waiting 30 minutes for a 30 second ride and second time seemed dumb.

crop, resize, levels, curves, shadow/highlight, color balance, sharpen, shadow/highlight again, canvas size to add border, flip horizontal

I wish I had been able to get more of the entry and exit openings in the crop, but I had to get rid of some ugliness. And the one kid's head blends in to th eother one's crotch. I also don't like how they are about to go out of frame, but that's just the way the ride is configured. I did flip it horizontally. I get more of a sense of speed with them heading to the left than I did to the right. I'm not sure why, but I just did.

Place: 24 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.0355
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3654
Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 2147
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 169
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2009 09:50:24 PM
Wheeeeeeeee! Man, that looks like fun. I love the composition, light, etc. Great timing too! Looks like a fun day of shooting. I really hope this does well. Bumping to a 9 after second look.
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07/11/2009 02:17:46 PM
Good composition. It's unfortunate that the guys are in the shadows.
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07/10/2009 05:31:34 PM
That looks like a lot of fun. I like the colors and the freeze of the water they are sliding through.
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07/10/2009 03:18:52 PM
are you actually above them or just slightly higher than them? I really like the photo but I don't think it is a good pick for the "From Above" challenge.
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07/09/2009 10:01:40 PM
Challenge Relevance:5.5 Impact/Emotion/Mood:6 Technicals:6 Processing:5.5 Creativity:5.5
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07/09/2009 09:34:10 PM
Nice graphic feel to this. Really a cool shot.
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07/08/2009 12:56:57 PM
i like the composition.
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07/08/2009 12:47:23 AM
nice pic for the waterpark. you should show it to them
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