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Skipping Stones
Skipping Stones
Swashbuckler


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Challenge: Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Bowman Lake, Washington
Date: Dec 7, 2002
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

I went to Bowman Lake with this picture in mind. I thought that with the burst mode of my new camera, this would be easy! Guess again, bucko! 105 photos later! Many did not have any splashes at all, some had the rock on it's way to the water, but a few had the effect I wanted.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.2449
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2095
Avg (non-participants): 6.2714
Views since voting: 5694
Votes: 245
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/19/2003 11:20:56 AM
You can certain feel the motion here. You know exactly what is going on in the photo without having to read a thing. I like the fact that you have smooth water up-close and ripples in the background. It gives nice perspective.
12/19/2002 03:07:32 PM
Critique Club:

Looks like a hard shot to get and pretty poor lighting too. My main issue is that I don't think the shutter was fast enough - I'd like it more with a faster shutter/ maybe higher ISO to really freeze the droplets that are in the air and to give a crisper splash.

A great idea and good execution apart from that though.
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12/16/2002 03:16:30 PM
Originally posted by kendall:

Thats some crazy timing. in michigan where i live the whater is all frozen. great shot, fits the theme

Hey, I bet that makes it a LOT easier to "skip" stones...for a half-mile or so!
12/16/2002 12:50:08 PM
great capture ... it was worth the numbers of tries. i like the composition a lot. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 06:42:01 PM
Unique sequence of stop-action captures -- I suspect this was trickier than it looks, or else used trickery I don't notice...How long did you have to wait between throws?
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12/15/2002 11:19:46 AM
Nice photo. Big skipper, eh?
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12/13/2002 06:47:29 PM
ahhh superb use of black and white here... plus the shot is really creative and a great idea!!! If I were to try and recreate it, I would like to see a time lapse of a few secs and a super long line of skips on the water would look like...
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12/12/2002 11:34:13 PM
Well shot--brings back memories!
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12/11/2002 11:35:48 PM
YEAH!! Great! That must have taken all day!
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12/10/2002 03:37:14 PM
Nice shot. Did you only get 1 skip? Focus and lighting are very good. Certainly meets the challenge. 9 waltoml.
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12/10/2002 08:24:21 AM
Good shot! If it wasn't for the fact that it's a little under eposed.... could've been a winenr I think. :o) 7
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12/09/2002 11:31:28 PM
That looks great. The only thing I would change is the focus on the droplets in the air. if they were in focus better this would definately be a ten. Oh maybe a tighter crop to exclude the ripples in the top background area if the front droplets were in focus better.
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12/09/2002 10:06:38 PM
Skipping stones. Fun shot. Great focus and composition.
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12/09/2002 09:26:13 PM
Thats some crazy timing. in michigan where i live the whater is all frozen. great shot, fits the theme
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12/09/2002 02:53:49 PM
In my opinion this is a good example of stopped motion.
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12/09/2002 01:46:37 PM
But I don't see the stones! I like how the water dances though.
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12/09/2002 12:06:26 PM
Outstanding motion! Crisp focus and great capture of water splash. 10 JEM
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12/09/2002 11:02:02 AM
This absolutely meets the challenge. I am wondering if it might have had a little more impact if you had increased the saturation.
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12/09/2002 07:33:47 AM
Probably one of the most original shots in this challenge. Good job.
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12/09/2002 05:54:04 AM
Great shot. I can not even skip a stone, let alone capture such a great motion shot as this one. Good luck.
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12/09/2002 12:17:52 AM
great shot gave it a 10
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