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Challenge: Portrait Without Eyes (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 150mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Date: Dec 5, 2015
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2015

A racer pushes his bike up a step section of trail during the Texas State Cyclocross Championships at Mason Park in Houston, Texas, USA.

Wow! Based on my score and the other amazing photos in this challenge I did not expect to wake up to this. Thank you everyone for the votes and comments.

This image also filled the last spot on the page for this lens, now to start scoring high enough to start dropping the non-active people with that lens off the page. This is the best lens I have ever used but I wonder how much I will use it next year. It has become my go to wildlife lens, even if it is a bit short at an effective 300mm or 420mm with the 1.4x TC. I have the 2.0x TC but don't like using it, even tho I had an image with it do pretty good in last months free study (just feel they are a bit to soft for my liking). I wonder how much I will use it because in March I should have the much anticipated Olympus 300mm 4.0 Pro (effective reach of 600mm).

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4792
Views since voting: 1194
Views during voting: 134
Votes: 69
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/22/2015 09:13:03 PM
If the bike is stolen, I did not done it. I am inocent
12/19/2015 05:08:00 AM
Great capture
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12/17/2015 05:30:14 PM
outstanding composition, bang on focus.
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12/17/2015 08:20:28 AM
Well done, congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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12/16/2015 10:11:28 PM
Very nice shot and a good match for the challenge. Congrats on the Yellow.
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12/16/2015 03:35:52 PM
Congrats; nicely done.
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12/16/2015 12:37:19 PM
Love that the subject is darker than the background
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12/16/2015 09:06:28 AM
Hello from the Critique club

An interesting image that meets the challenge well.

Congratulations on the ribbon, very well deserved. A great image that captures both the strength and the fatigue. I like to do cycle racing shots myself and end up with no end of 'head down no eyes shots' so this challenge would have been a welcome relief to such as myself! Your focus and DOF is accurate and appropriate and coincidentally echoed by the name of the bike too. I have to make comment about the background which I do find a rather unfortunate distraction and wonder, contrary to my previous comment, if a smaller aperture to bring out enough detail to recognise it better may have improved it.

Well done for submitting such a strong shot that has been justifiably well received
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12/16/2015 08:34:03 AM
Great balance of subject with bg. Congrats on the deserved ribbon!
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12/16/2015 07:53:40 AM
Great shot, very deserving of third. FWIW I barely even noticed the very oof competitor and they're certainly not a distraction.
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12/16/2015 04:04:33 AM
Excellent capture, accept for the tatts :P
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12/16/2015 02:18:19 AM
Congrats on the yellow. This was one of my ribbon picks, too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2015 03:54:16 PM
Very nice sport portrait Give 8
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12/10/2015 09:44:59 AM
I would have waved had you said.
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12/09/2015 12:16:17 PM
Nice pic but the athlete in the background is a real distraction
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12/09/2015 11:09:17 AM
So tired that got the hives on his arms!
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12/09/2015 08:12:50 AM
great shot of a worn-out cyclocross competitor.
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