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Challenge: Wide Angle II (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Sport
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC fish eye
Location: Montesilvano (PE) - Italy
Date: Jun 6, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2012

[Jun. 14th, 2012 08:44:54 AM]

15 hours before rollover the score is 7.42 (3 votes ago it reached once again 7.50).

I assume I will get a top 5.

I always wanted to shoot some guys skating and Manuel has been very kind accepting my proposal. We have done tons of good shots and this was by far my favorite. My idea was to shoot with multiple flashes but my trigger didn't work so I used just one mounted on the camera. The result was in any case ok. I very carefully set the settings of my camera to get this result. Not easy to do, but gave me a lot of satisfaction!

Yeah! My third blue and ribbon number 10! This is a great way to wake up! :)

For the ones who were wondering what is the black spot in the sky, it is a bird. In this resized version is not very nice, but in a bigger size is pretty cool!

Thank you very much for your votes and comments!

ETA: in any case Photoshop is still a great tool - this is the edited version:

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ETA2: Winning this ribbon I got a result I'm very proud of: I won a ribbon under all the 4 different kind of ruleset :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.3085
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.0789
Avg (non-participants): 7.4643
Views since voting: 3435
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 94
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0


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06/19/2012 09:38:27 AM
Great work for both you and Manuel. More impressive in minimal editing.
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06/18/2012 08:31:52 PM
You had to be pretty close using that lens. Great use of lighting too. Love it!!.....Congrats!
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06/17/2012 09:15:33 PM
Good action shot Alessandro, knew this was a winner, gave you a 9. Congrats on your bluey.
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06/17/2012 01:14:17 AM
Hey, alessandro - just saw this. Fantastic!!! Congrats on the Blue.
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06/17/2012 12:42:58 AM
Very very cool! Congratulations!!
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06/16/2012 09:13:01 AM
Yep, boarders and bikers are fun to shoot! Great shot and definitely huge congrats on ribboning in all 4 editing categories :-)
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06/16/2012 01:00:40 AM
Incredible that this is minimal. Huge congrats for your four different ruleset ribbons. Very cool.
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06/15/2012 08:20:27 PM
A very well deserved Blue. Congrats!
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06/15/2012 11:31:51 AM
Congratulations - well deserved! Very cool shot.
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06/15/2012 10:36:58 AM
Very well done Alessandro! Love the Lakers shirt!LOL. Winning a minimal is great achievement! After I entered my shot, I thought to myself, I should have used a flash! Duh!
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06/15/2012 10:36:26 AM
Nice image,Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/15/2012 08:55:18 AM
Congrats, I love this! Just one flash on camera? Wow. You rock.
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06/15/2012 08:48:03 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue! Great image, especially for minimal editing.
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06/15/2012 08:23:53 AM
Quite impressive for the minimal ruleset. Nicely done!
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06/15/2012 06:29:41 AM
Awesome shot Alessandro!!!! Congrats on a well deserved blue!!
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06/15/2012 05:46:16 AM
This is so good I like it better than your edited version, WTG Alessandro.
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06/15/2012 03:48:09 AM
woo hoo! awesome shot and a beautiful blue! congratulations!
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06/15/2012 02:27:35 AM
Excellent shot and very cool model. Many congrats on your win.
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06/15/2012 12:57:29 AM
Great shot and a well deserved first spot. Very well lit subject.
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06/15/2012 12:18:00 AM
Lovely, Congrats. You are a genius. Great great shot
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06/15/2012 12:17:33 AM
I suspected this might be yours. Good job, man.
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06/15/2012 12:11:57 AM
Hoo hoo! Not too shabby for an Expert guy shooting Minimal!!! Congratulations on well deserved blue, Alex!
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06/15/2012 12:10:29 AM
Shot Alessandro! What a take. Loving this and glad the rest of DPC as well. Congrats with the Blue!!
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06/15/2012 12:10:10 AM
What I really like is how you got the bird to fly into the frame at just the right time. :-) Great work! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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06/15/2012 12:09:46 AM
Great job! Congrats on the blue!
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06/15/2012 12:09:04 AM
WTG Alessandro! Great work for minimal!
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06/15/2012 12:03:40 AM
Fantastic! Congrats Alessandro on the blue!
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06/15/2012 12:02:14 AM
Flying High! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2012 08:56:55 PM
One of my top picks; the detail, color, light is great. (voted earlier)
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06/14/2012 06:12:46 AM
Awesome action shot. Superb lighting.
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06/14/2012 05:43:46 AM
Will likely be in Top Ten, but a shame about that UBS (Unidentified Black Speck).
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06/13/2012 07:24:31 PM
I love this shot.
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06/13/2012 03:12:05 PM
life, as seen through the eyes of our fish

(doing what i can to comment on every post, some of my comments aren't that witty...sorry)
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06/12/2012 01:07:39 AM
Awesome catch! This had to take a couple of tries. Excellent wide, excellent exposure. Who needs editing when you can do this?
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06/09/2012 12:14:57 PM
Works real well for this challenge.
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06/09/2012 11:13:02 AM
Very cool.
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06/08/2012 11:07:39 PM
This is sweet. Ribbon contender.
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06/08/2012 09:07:51 AM
Brilliant, a winner...great for minimal editing 8
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06/08/2012 07:13:38 AM
Excellent image. Should score well.
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06/08/2012 06:39:29 AM
Sweet. Reminds me of nutzito's iconic shot that continues to grab me. Excellent use of fill flash. Top marks.

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