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Challenge: Team Sports Without Players (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Oakwood Park - Syracuse, IN
Date: Jun 1, 2004
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2004

I know that basketball is going to be a very popular subject in this challenge, but I'm hoping this will be unique enough to stand out. I tried a couple different ideas, but this one was my favorite.

Used the 18-70mm kit lens while laying down on the ground to get the point of view.

Cropped, auto-levels, contrast, saturation, converted to quadtone, resized, USM.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 162
Avg (all users): 6.3674
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1183
Avg (non-participants): 6.4727
Views since voting: 1822
Votes: 313
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/03/2005 06:42:21 PM
Funny - if i had entered this challenge...this is EXACTLY the shot i was going to try to do. great minds think alike, I guess...or fools seldom differ. :)

P-ness
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06/09/2004 12:14:43 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2004 10:18:14 PM
The ONLY basketball photo I liked!
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06/08/2004 02:42:34 AM
The halo around the ball is evident. It is a nice photo just clean up the post-processing though.
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06/07/2004 05:50:58 PM
really nice photo.
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06/06/2004 09:22:34 PM
Nice photo, B&W a good choice.
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06/06/2004 04:03:01 PM
Wow... I like the color tones. Ball is in superb focus. It looks like you edited the shot around the ball itself, though - a slight change in sharpness or brightness can be seen around it. Very nice picture, though!
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06/05/2004 08:47:27 AM
Good composition.
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06/05/2004 03:04:43 AM
Nice and simple idea. The sepia tone fits with this image. I like the composition and depth of the scene. Great job...

Good luck...
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06/04/2004 11:25:18 AM
Really nice DoF, and good detail in the ball. 10
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06/04/2004 09:49:37 AM
I like everything about this except the distracting lights.reflections in the trees behind the net. Color choice and contrast are excellent, composition and DOF choices are good (a slight increase on DOF so that the net was just alittle more in focus might work as well, not sure.) Your choice of a ball that is somewhat experienced is also perfect for the shot.
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06/03/2004 05:02:34 PM
I like that you put something inthe forefront to make this scene have some drama. a good shot overall. 8
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06/03/2004 04:30:00 PM
Good DOF and I like the halo of light around the ball.
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06/03/2004 02:01:18 PM
nice DOF
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06/03/2004 08:41:04 AM
Really nice image. The choice of sepia really suits. One of my favourites.
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06/02/2004 11:11:41 PM
I like the angle and placement of the ball. I also like the gritty feel of the shot. It also looks like (at least on this monitor) a very subtle duotone coloring. Nice DoF too.
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06/02/2004 05:04:13 PM
i love the colors and i love where the focus is...
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06/02/2004 04:25:22 PM
nice nice nice good pic
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06/02/2004 10:37:27 AM
10-congrats
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06/02/2004 01:33:17 AM
great use of depth of field.
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06/02/2004 12:26:22 AM
beautiful shot, should do quite well. I wish the backboard weren't overexposed.
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