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Switch-stance 180
Switch-stance 180
Imagineer


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Challenge: Feet (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Road
Date: Aug 8, 2004
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Urban, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2004

Shot using a tripod strapped to my skateboard. The use of an ND filter allowed the slow shutter speed despite bright sunlight. No additional blur in Photoshop!

Edits:
> Clone small debris between laces
> Colour Balance
> Levels & Curves
> Lab colour, sharpen 'Lightness' channel
> Hue/Sat

I'll upload the 'Making Of...' shot shortly. This was one of around 30 shots, some of which had ugly road, camera shake, dodgy angles on the foot, etc.

My neighbours and passers-by kept asking me what the hell I was doing riding the streets with a camera hanging off my board. I felt stupid saying I was entering a digital photo competition where all you [don't] win is a small coloured GIF. So I said it was for a skateboarding magazine. ; )

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 134
Avg (all users): 7.2263
Avg (commenters): 8.9259
Avg (participants): 6.8537
Avg (non-participants): 7.5093
Views since voting: 6586
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 190
Comments: 58
Favorites: 57 (view)


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06/15/2005 11:46:41 PM
Nice close up. Some "dude" would love this one!!! The angle and composition is really well done.
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06/15/2005 09:51:53 PM
This is incredible. What's even more incredible is that it's not a studio shot: you actually strapped a camera to your skateboard and road it around. I am very very impressed.
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04/17/2005 10:15:43 AM
Really great photo. I had no idea how you did this until I read your comments. I like how you told your neighbors how you were shooting for a magazine. I know my neighbors look at me weird sometimes too. Great job though. Marked uo as a new favorite for me.
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04/14/2005 07:28:07 AM
Super well done. An inspiration.
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01/28/2005 12:23:23 AM
LOL..I think I would have said the same thing. Great shot! I don't think I would have the guts to put my camera on something that is so close to the ground.
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01/19/2005 08:17:53 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-12 08:04:14.
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12/29/2004 01:06:01 PM
wow!
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11/20/2004 08:42:02 PM
great shot
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10/28/2004 01:09:43 AM
Lovely shoes!
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08/20/2004 04:53:17 PM
You must be comfortable on a skateboard -- I would've been too scared of hurting my camera! Really a great shot! Deserved the blue imo. :)
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08/19/2004 12:23:13 PM
This should be the winner. Great job man.

//WWW.postp.is/bjorn
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08/17/2004 06:51:12 AM
Congrats on 4th place Jon, really cool shot!
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08/17/2004 02:47:04 AM
You have come so close to getting a ribbon - much like myself! I predict you will have one soon though! Your stuff is awesome - and this is just superb! Well Done!
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08/16/2004 04:26:46 PM
Awesome!
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08/16/2004 03:30:15 PM
Wow!! Excelent picture. You sure know how to capture movement.
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08/16/2004 02:36:21 PM
Wow... this is one more amazing shot. Great work! Congrats on your placement! ;o)
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08/16/2004 01:48:31 PM
ouch 7.2 and no ribbon!
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08/16/2004 12:06:29 PM
nice job - really gives the feeling of motion.
almost made it.
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08/16/2004 09:33:10 AM
Jon, this is a great shot. It's a winning picture which you should have had a ribbon for.
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08/16/2004 08:09:19 AM
Ohhh maan a green ribbon
I see that ribbon of yours coming soon
Good picture congrats
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08/16/2004 06:27:43 AM
I thought this was a lock for a ribbon.

4th place is awesome, but this definitely deserved a ribbon.
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08/16/2004 05:18:21 AM
Great composition, would like to see a bigger picture of the tripod on your board. Lots of work into it.
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08/16/2004 05:05:34 AM
I simply cannot understand why you don`t have a multitude of ribbons adorning your profile page Jon...this is a classic example of excellent work going unrewarded.
My favourite of the challenge....sorry I didn`t get the chance to comment on it..it was earmarked for my second run through which I never managed.

Gordon

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08/16/2004 04:22:42 AM
Had to have a look to see how you'd done this amazing shot! Superb!! Your creativity and images are inspirational.

sue
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08/16/2004 02:49:09 AM
So you actually took this while doing a switch 180 yourself? I am amazed that it worked! :) I'm gonna have to give that a try sometime. Congrats on a great image.
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08/16/2004 02:35:13 AM
You were, in my humble opinion, robbed.
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08/16/2004 01:01:16 AM
Hey Imagineer: Congratulations on your 4th placing. A very exciting and creative image with a great sense of speed. Your work is very inspiring.
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08/16/2004 12:38:01 AM
This should have been the Blue. Just my opinion.
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08/16/2004 12:12:03 AM
A difficult shot, well done!
Alice
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08/16/2004 12:07:09 AM
Excellent image. Caught my eye right away and had picked it to ribbon.
Good job and congratulations on a top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2004 08:11:46 PM
Great capture... technically sound.. sure to ribbon! Congrats!
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08/15/2004 05:25:36 PM
Fantastic....
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08/14/2004 03:05:30 AM
Awesome photo! The POV, motion blur, composition, and even title are killer. The use of other elements besides "feet" make this really intersting. I'm giving this the only 10 i've voted in the whole challenge..... nice work.
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08/13/2004 03:19:08 PM
Voted earlier, returning for comments.

Very impressive. Action is very well displayed. The shoe texture is great and the composition and cropping excellent. Bumping from 5 to 6.
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08/13/2004 01:09:32 AM
Great shot! Very interesting perspective, I'd be curious how you had your camera mounted on the deck.
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08/12/2004 06:46:09 PM
Wow - I hope you'll have an explanation of how you did this!
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08/12/2004 06:18:19 PM
My favorite of the challenge. 10. Good luck
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08/12/2004 11:45:59 AM
very well done ... 10
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08/12/2004 10:20:52 AM
Great shot, I like it a lot.
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08/12/2004 04:24:33 AM
Dynamic and well composed. One of my two favorites in this challenge <10>
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08/12/2004 01:48:19 AM
wow. nice motion, color, dof framing. My pick to win. Nicely done.
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08/11/2004 08:24:45 PM
WOW! You must tell us how you did it! Simple great!
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08/10/2004 09:24:30 PM
great capture!
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08/10/2004 05:06:40 PM
Good shot. I guess there is a foot in there,
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08/10/2004 03:53:59 PM
Love the movement of the pavemant in this picture. The old tennis shoe adds to the skate board feel.
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08/10/2004 10:50:48 AM
killer shot, great colors. can't wait to find out how much was done in camera and how much was post-processing. either way, hope you do well.
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08/10/2004 10:34:20 AM
Well thought out and beautifully sharp where needed for composition. Looks like radial blur in the background?
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08/10/2004 04:45:33 AM
DUUUUDE! Very cool idea, well executed. (8)
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08/09/2004 10:57:26 PM
This is awesome. This would make a great image ad for a shoe company... or a kick-ass label for Jones Soda! You should enter it-- www.jonessoda.com! :) 10
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08/09/2004 10:01:00 PM
Great shot, it's definately one of the week's best.
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08/09/2004 07:02:15 PM
I adored this shot its just very well done, just my only gripe is the interpretation of the challenge - there's only one foot and i know its pedantic but to me, its feet plural but still, ive scored it based on the photo itself instead. (8)
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08/09/2004 06:57:25 PM
great shot , good composition, great colors
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08/09/2004 05:30:24 PM
The more I look at this photo the more I realize it kicked the pants off my photo. This is great. I would love to know how you did it. Great job .
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08/09/2004 04:16:53 PM
very creative
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08/09/2004 12:27:47 PM
Excellent! Creative and dynamic approach to a difficult subject.
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08/09/2004 11:16:10 AM
I love the motion of the road, yet stillness of the rider. This is an excellent photo!
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08/09/2004 08:22:54 AM
wow. this hit the wow factor for sure and meets the challenge perfectly. this should ribbon. a 10!
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08/09/2004 12:51:16 AM
Great photo but somehow i get the feeling that it is contrived. I feel like there is no ankle attached to the shoe. Still a 10 though. :)
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