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Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Camp Fortune, PQ
Date: Jan 31, 2010
Aperture: f.9
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2010

A skiier at a local snowpark, showing off :-)

pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, crop, brightness/contrast, saturation, resize, usm, sharpen edges, save for web

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post-challenge: WOW! Thanks everyone for all the great comments! In fact this image is roughly 20% of the whole image. Behind him is a chairlift and skiiers/boarders, so a close crop had to be used. It was a cold day that Ryan and I went up there and shot, but so worth it!

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.0813
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9828
Avg (non-participants): 6.1192
Views since voting: 816
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 209
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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02/11/2010 04:03:28 PM
This was a great capture, should have been higher! Nice work with the 10-20mm! Love the sharpness!
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02/10/2010 05:33:02 PM
I love the movement on this--the colors, and especially the face gear the person's wearing! Awesome shot!
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02/10/2010 09:20:20 AM
You're doing sports/action now, too?? And very well, I might add! Lots of energy to this shot, great detail, and that sweet pastel sky to top it all off. Nicely done!
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02/10/2010 08:40:44 AM
Hi again Susan :)
We continually meet (at least virtually)

Composition
Great crop, albeit a bit tight. It's amazing though, how could you get so close with just a 10-20mm? You had to be right below him, so of course no snow appears.
Yet, you still managed to capture the cold feeling required for this challenge.

Technique
Great stop-motion photo, perfect timing, and just superbly captured.

Processing
As you didn't have any snow or distinctive features to add to the photo, the skier look a bit lonely. I see that there are hints of clouds in the sky, so I would probably would darken just the blue channel / tones, as to try and get a few clouds to appear in the sky. I think it would boost the overall image.

Overall
I gave it an 8 at voting, because it was one of the best in the challenge.
An 8 average vote from commentators is also a very good score, and you managed a 6+ score in total. A job well done :)

Take care,
Joao
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02/10/2010 06:45:24 AM
Susan, this was my favourite in the challenge... great action shot.
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02/10/2010 12:41:30 AM
Nice shot with the cooooool new camera!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2010 07:12:13 PM
Nice bright colours.
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02/07/2010 08:29:54 PM
Wow. Cool image. Nice crop too.
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02/03/2010 11:58:33 AM
Great timing.
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02/03/2010 06:13:54 AM
Lovely capture. Good timing. Nice colors. Conveys the concept even though no ice/snow is in the frame !
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