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Challenge: Jump II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Colorado College
Date: Oct 24, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010

Kind of a crazy shoot. My roommate's a diver, and, fortunately, he was nice enough to bare with me for 1.5 hours as I made him go off the 3 meter over and over and over again...

So there are two speedlights, no deflectors or umbrellas, either side of the diving board at almost his height set to full power. Triggered by Cactus V4. Me, I'm under the diving board, hanging by my feet, in jeans, with everything but my arms and my calves in the water. One wrong move and the camera would've been 14 feet under water.

Editing:
Clone out sensor dust
Brightness/Contrast
Color Balance
Vibrance
Unsharp Mask
Border
Save for Web

Really hoping for a 6, but will probably get a 5.5.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.3702
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 7.0294
Avg (non-participants): 7.4368
Views since voting: 4146
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 208
Comments: 40
Favorites: 8 (view)


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06/02/2011 12:32:10 AM
This is absolutely spectacular! Inspires me to get out this summer at our local pool and shoot the dive team.
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11/09/2010 02:59:21 PM
excellent idea
huge congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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11/07/2010 06:07:28 AM
Congrats,great image.
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11/07/2010 01:36:16 AM
GREAT JOB.
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11/06/2010 08:00:25 PM
Just to answer Chicagrafo's question, yeah, I tried this exact shot maybe 6 or 7 times and this is the closest I could line him up to the board. It probably had something to do with the fact that the block i was hanging off of wasn't exactly centered with the board. Appreciate the criticism though, really.
11/06/2010 01:50:25 PM
Would have worked better in vertical or portrait orientation.

Did you have problems aligning the diver with the board? Symmetry would have given an extra punch
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11/05/2010 09:02:45 AM
Wow! You ARE stantheman! I'd never have been brave enough to dangle with the camera! Good shot!
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11/04/2010 11:29:35 PM
Killer shot. Killer roommate. Congrats to the both of you :-)
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11/04/2010 11:17:38 PM
What an intruiging, stop-you-in-your-tracks image. Congrats!
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11/04/2010 08:34:44 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!! great shot!
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11/04/2010 05:22:40 PM
I'm your 2nd fave. Awesome
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11/03/2010 02:09:56 PM
That's a pretty funky shot !
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11/03/2010 09:43:00 AM
you did a much better job on the lighting than me! ;)
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congrats on the yellow!
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11/03/2010 07:24:27 AM
Very creative and deserving of a ribbon! Congrats!!
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11/03/2010 03:04:08 AM
Wow, you roommate should get a piece of the ribbon for doing that for you. I voted 9 on this, really liked it, glad it ribboned.
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11/03/2010 02:24:35 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Congrats on your first ribbon. I was thinking, as I voted on this, "I wish it were vertically oriented, this looks awkward..." but I guess that didn't hurt you :-)


I called this to ribbon, and I'm glad it did. I do agree with Robert here though that the landscape orientation was a little awkward to the eye. Not that it's a bad thing because it can add to an image as much as take away from it. In this case it more than likely helped as you got your ribbon which again...I knew you would. LOL. :) Congrats!

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11/03/2010 12:23:25 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. I was thinking, as I voted on this, "I wish it were vertically oriented, this looks awkward..." but I guess that didn't hurt you :-)
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11/03/2010 12:17:16 AM
Wow...he could have landed on you as well....amazing shot. Congrats. And as you say...no pain, no gain..lol!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2010 07:12:21 PM
My vote for the Blue goes here. Well done. Great perspective.
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11/02/2010 03:24:03 PM
The subject is too much to the right IMO and away from the light.
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11/02/2010 10:12:39 AM
Excellent photo. Great composition and orientation. Great tones and color linking the board and his speedo. Nice one.
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11/02/2010 07:25:19 AM
Really great angle! Spectacular capture!
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11/01/2010 03:45:01 PM
wonderful, in my top 3. Great compostion.
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11/01/2010 03:28:10 PM
top 3 for me! great job!
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10/31/2010 06:48:22 PM
Outstanding perspective. Great shot.
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10/31/2010 06:50:50 AM
My absolute favorite, no doubt.
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10/30/2010 02:19:16 PM
Fabulous. The colors, the pov, the detail, the height. Really terrific. Front page.
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10/29/2010 08:34:17 PM
This is a great angle, and a great idea.
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10/29/2010 06:20:48 PM
Looks like you found the perfect location to take the shot!
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10/29/2010 04:14:03 PM
different!
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10/28/2010 09:38:07 PM
I wish that he had a little more room in front of him. Part of me likes the feel of almost leaving the frame, but a larger part just feels squished. Doesn't affect the vote; I'm just thinking out loud. :) -7-
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10/28/2010 03:10:34 PM
Love the perspective!
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10/28/2010 11:38:05 AM
must finish high (no pun intended)
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10/28/2010 02:40:49 AM
Beautiful lines! One of the better images in an otherwise unimpressive challenge... 8
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10/28/2010 12:50:56 AM
I like this a lot. Great perspective on the jump as well. Should place very high and probably even ribbon. Good luck. 9
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10/27/2010 12:00:36 PM
Great image !
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10/27/2010 11:59:37 AM
Wow! Unique perspective. Masterfully captured. Pro shot.
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10/27/2010 08:11:35 AM
one of the best!
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10/27/2010 03:34:34 AM
great pov on this!
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10/27/2010 01:15:23 AM
wow amazing shot
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