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Ye-eah, surf's up dude!
2nd PlaceYe-eah, surf's up dude!
Insomniac


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Challenge: Enthused (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Ericeira, Portugal
Date: Dec 11, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sports, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2009

Taken after a fun surf session in Ribeira d'Ilhas in Ericeira, Portugal. Thanks to my great friend Art for playing along and generally being a good sport about it.

Hardly any work done on the photo - just bumped it a little using contrast and curves then sharpened before resizing.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.9383
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3810
Avg (non-participants): 6.9910
Views since voting: 4005
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 243
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/29/2009 11:52:31 PM
** Greetings from the Critique Club **

It is often difficult to offer a critique when a score and a ribbon placement can say it all, not to mention the comments below.

Composition
The single most striking aspect of this photo are the bold colors. The primary colors blue, red, and orange/yellow stand out quite well so the eye is naturally drawn to this photo in a very pleasing manner. The rule of thirds is often followed to closely when tends to ruin a composition. This is certainly not the case here. The head and feet fall into the top and bottom thirds well giving the body a vertically centered look. The inclusion of the sand on the right, rather than placing the body on the right third, adds a sense of perspective to the photo and adds to the exuberance of the subject. The angle of the photo also draws specific attention. First, the bottom up view gives a sense of openness and freedom (fitting the challenge well). Second, the angle is not flat and allows the viewer to understand that the subject is jumping from right to left and up.

Technical
Excellent use of shutter speed to stop the action of the subject. There seems to be a little sand or water kicked up behind the subject and is stopped well also. You were fortunate with the lighting too as it has perfectly lit the subject. Kudos too for having a clean sensor (since blue sky often shows a dirty sensor), although at f/4.5 you are not as likely to pick up as much sensor dust. :)
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12/27/2009 08:41:59 PM
Very nice, congratulations on the ribbon. It was well deserved.
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12/23/2009 06:59:23 PM
First place is good but this is better.
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12/23/2009 06:59:22 PM
First place is good but this is better.
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12/23/2009 05:40:25 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/23/2009 04:17:34 PM
Whoa... you dont waste any time do you. 5 challenges in, and a ribbon already. Congrats :)
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12/23/2009 01:04:15 PM
Great finish, Sam. Wonderful shot, many congrats on your first ribbon and new PB.
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12/23/2009 09:26:39 AM
TOO cute! Congrats!
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12/23/2009 07:14:28 AM
Hey Sam, great finish and congrats on the ribbon!
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12/23/2009 06:25:04 AM
Originally posted by Insomniac:

Thanks for all the comments, votes and the the favourite guys! This is an excellent early Christmas present and totally unexpected. It's gonna take some hard work to beat this result!

Don't thank us. You deserved it! This one is up there with the best I've seen in stock sites.
Happy Season.
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12/23/2009 04:37:47 AM
Thanks for all the comments, votes and the the favourite guys! This is an excellent early Christmas present and totally unexpected. It's gonna take some hard work to beat this result!
12/23/2009 04:05:05 AM
Huge congrats on your first ribbon Sam!! Excellent action shot!!
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12/23/2009 04:00:39 AM
Hahaha! Great moment! And a great personal best, a ribbon after 5 challenges?? Super!
So well deserving :)
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12/23/2009 01:22:23 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and personal best!
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12/23/2009 01:03:51 AM
Congrats! Definate enthusiasm.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2009 12:15:20 PM
Definitely enthused. I love the color, frozen motion, and composition on this one. Is that sky polarized? Got my 10.
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12/22/2009 09:55:41 AM
great capture, excellent color and focus...well done
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12/19/2009 12:22:21 PM
Great timing!
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12/17/2009 09:45:31 AM
Such energy!
Such movement!
10*
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12/16/2009 11:54:36 PM
Great capture.
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12/16/2009 08:03:56 PM
Nice shot!
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12/16/2009 07:30:42 AM
The blue, red and yellow colours in this image ensure that it will go with whatever ribbon you get for this. Good job!
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12/16/2009 05:56:54 AM
Just superb contrast, freeze action moment, and very spontaneous. I like the fact that you left a bit of floor below, it adds perspective. Seems cold outside though :-P
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