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Challenge: Headlines (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Northwestern University lakefront field
Date: Nov 13, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2012

Sunday I went to the Big Ten men's soccer finals between Michigan and Michigan State held on the Northwestern University campus. Michigan State won in overtime.

[Nov. 15th, 2012 03:47:42 PM]

I received a comment about the crop. I agree the crop may be too large, but this is something I wrestled with. On a tighter vertical crop I lost the shadow. I like the shadow because it show how high they are. On a tighter horizontal crop I chop the player in the background in half. He does not add much but I found leaving half of him disconcerting. If I had it to do over I might have cropped differently.

[Nov. 19th, 2012 05:21:48 PM]

This is doing better than I anticipated. Things usually go the other direction. Also, sports photography is more challenging than it seems like it should be. For a couple hours I had excellent athletes performing amazing feats right in front of me, but it is hard to catch a clear well focused shot at the right moment from a decent angle. I have renewed respect for folks like 21.gif MattO that catch amazing shots on a routine basis.

Post challenge: Wow. Thanks. My first red ribbon.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.5338
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1860
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 1891
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 133
Comments: 18
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11/24/2012 10:29:14 PM
whoa!! Two on the front page!! Way to go!

Huge congrats on the red!
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11/23/2012 11:45:58 AM
Well captured. No contact with ground anywhere. A levitating ribbon! Congrats!
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11/21/2012 12:29:40 PM
Everyone is off the ground, very well done Mark.
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11/21/2012 11:49:32 AM
ahhh. those Michigan teams :D

Great timing! Love the facial expression.

Congrats on the Red! (look who's on some kind of fun ribbon rally!)
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11/21/2012 08:09:08 AM
Still keep hearing a muffled *thunk* as they collide. Well done and grats on the red!
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11/21/2012 07:27:31 AM
This shot is fantastic Mark, congrats on the red!
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11/21/2012 05:30:10 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful image!
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11/21/2012 12:38:42 AM
Congrats, Mark!
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11/21/2012 12:27:40 AM
Very nice, congrats on the well deserved red..!
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11/21/2012 12:21:32 AM
Originally posted by illini75:

Go Spartans!!

Said the man with the Illini avatar?

Lucky shot again, Mark. You're really good at luck I tell ya.
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11/21/2012 12:06:35 AM
The crop is perfect! Very nicely done. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/21/2012 12:02:49 AM
Aha, congrats on the red, you will be happy now that you can fly ahead of me in the rankings...lol!!!

I'll get you back soon ;O)

I gave you an 8.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2012 08:31:21 PM
Go Spartans!!
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11/20/2012 07:36:34 PM
Ouch! Looks painful but well-seen. 7
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11/20/2012 12:39:12 PM
I love that all their feet are off the ground! Great catch - perfect for the challenge!
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11/15/2012 03:33:54 PM
This has a lot of potential... I would have cropped in much tighter on the two players, leaving out all of the extra space and the #13 guy who didn't really add anything to the scene.
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11/15/2012 12:29:51 PM
Great shot and works wonderful as a headline.
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11/14/2012 12:51:11 AM
Like that no foot is touching the turf...
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