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Challenge: Footwear III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon Powershot G11
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2012

Wow, I had estimated this for a high five, so it totally surprised me that it stayed over a 7 for most of the challenge! I guess DPC has trained me to only look at the flaws and imperfections in my images.

Got a cycling shot in my top 5, a ribbon, and a new highest rated for the Canon G11. Not a bad week at all!

Thanks for all the great comments!

Originally posted by Melethia:

How did you do it??

Put the G11 in macro mode, leaned over and took a blind shot. Actually, a lot of blind shots, reviewing my framing every 3 or 4 takes. Did enough variations that I got one with all the right angles that looked like the bike was moving.

First attempt of this scene, taken in a different location with different cycling shoes 2 days earlier:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 117
Avg (all users): 7.0970
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.3167
Avg (non-participants): 6.9714
Views since voting: 2989
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 165
Comments: 72
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/05/2013 05:57:58 PM
Already commented on this before, but this is a cool "action" shot :)
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01/05/2013 01:12:56 PM
Perhaps my favorite of your bicycle images
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03/03/2012 01:28:39 PM
Congrats Steve....great image and POV.
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03/02/2012 08:06:16 AM
Nice work, Steve.
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03/01/2012 03:53:00 PM
Congrats Steve! Excellent job!
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03/01/2012 06:30:06 AM
Congratulations,nice work.
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03/01/2012 04:41:59 AM
WD Steve. Hard work pays off. So does patience and practice.
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03/01/2012 03:01:46 AM
Congrats honey on another ribbon. Hey can't you share one or two of them. I promise to make it worth your while....
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03/01/2012 12:05:19 AM
Excellent image Steve. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/29/2012 11:43:39 PM
Congratulations, Steve. I think you chose the right one, although the other is good too. I like the angle of the wheel here. It imparts a sense of dynamic movement.
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02/29/2012 11:12:38 PM
Your right about walking in bike shoes.Mountain shoes are more versatile and the metal cleats last longer.I know from experence having both types.
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02/29/2012 10:21:28 PM
Congrats on being back on the front page with your latest ribbon Steve.
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02/29/2012 08:28:20 PM
Cheers to Steve!
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02/29/2012 07:08:50 PM
you chose the right one.

congrats !~
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02/29/2012 04:16:36 PM
Yipppeeee Spiffy! Congrats! Wonderful!
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02/29/2012 02:38:41 PM
Super shot. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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02/29/2012 01:43:18 PM
grog shoes not skin and mud, grog not ride sabre tooth pussy cat like rest of tribe, grog not funny shaped thing behind grogs fancy shoe, GI think grog do well, GI beat chest at grog say big man, with girly yellow ribbon ;)

haha i gave it an 8 top work
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02/29/2012 12:22:33 PM
Steve, congrats on your ribbon with this great shot! Being a cycling related photo makes it even better.
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02/29/2012 12:17:31 PM
WTG, Steve!!!!! So glad this ribboned for you.
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02/29/2012 11:52:38 AM
Originally posted by ozerad:

Why are you using mountain bike shoes on a road bike?

Because I like being able to walk. I prefer the type like these that are more roadish, but have some decent tread on the bottoms. The ones with laces in my outtake are MTB shoes that I wear when I am leaving to go riding from work, because I can walk down the stairs and drive my truck with them on.

Added: Yes, I'm a Fred.

Message edited by author 2012-02-29 12:00:28.
02/29/2012 11:05:00 AM
Why are you using mountain bike shoes on a road bike?
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02/29/2012 10:47:09 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and excellent image. A great idea that you executed well.
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02/29/2012 10:25:45 AM
Really thrilled to see this ribbon Steve! A fantastic shot! This reminds me of my attempts at the motion blur challenge with my bike. Not so easy, is it!
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02/29/2012 10:18:19 AM
This is a very cool shot Steve...congrats on the well deserved ribbon!!
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02/29/2012 09:13:26 AM
yea! congrats!!!

+1 on everything Wendy said, this exciting for so many reasons.
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02/29/2012 07:33:30 AM
whooo hoooo!!! You did it!

Congrats on the 7! Congrats on the ribbon and the G11 high!

But most of all -- congrats on the cycling shot not only in your top 5, but in your top 3!
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02/29/2012 07:31:43 AM
Didn't have time to vote here but this is terrific - congrats
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02/29/2012 06:58:16 AM
Good job Steve! Congrats
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02/29/2012 06:46:44 AM
Congrats on the yellow. I was sure the bike was moving due to the lean. Great shot. Thanks for the details.
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02/29/2012 06:00:25 AM
Yeah I liked this one, well done. ,..thought it would do well
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02/29/2012 03:45:02 AM
Great work Steve!
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02/29/2012 03:04:51 AM
I had a feeling this was yours, love those tones, especially on the metal. Congrats on the ribbon, Steve!
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02/29/2012 02:55:09 AM
Congrats on the great finish, Steve. Fantastic shot.
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02/29/2012 01:49:36 AM
No way should you have thought this a high five image Steve! Love the perspective and especially the leaning wheel. The city behind is a very nice touch. Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/29/2012 12:58:08 AM
Nice!!!
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02/29/2012 12:44:03 AM
Congratulations!
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02/29/2012 12:32:12 AM
We knew this had to be a winner! Congrats!
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02/29/2012 12:31:16 AM
Go,,, Yo!
Grand image with a nice little camera, and including your bike too. It's not every day that you get to have your true loves meet and be happy together. : )
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02/29/2012 12:26:17 AM
nice hooves!
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02/29/2012 12:23:19 AM
That is AWESOME! Congrats on the finish!
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02/29/2012 12:21:40 AM
Thought this might have been you! Congratulations! Great shot. How did you do it??
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02/29/2012 12:15:20 AM
WTG Steve, i'm glad it did so well.
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02/29/2012 12:09:44 AM
in your face good. Congrats.
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02/29/2012 12:09:30 AM
Congrats, Spiffy!
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02/29/2012 12:09:04 AM
Very cool shot - what a coup for the G11.
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02/29/2012 12:05:14 AM
Congrats Steve, Great shot. I thought this might be yours.
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02/29/2012 12:04:25 AM
Congrats Steve!!!! Well deserved
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02/29/2012 12:01:51 AM
Congrats Steve. Great shot! Got an 8 from me.
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02/29/2012 12:01:39 AM
Well done! Great pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2012 11:42:17 PM
Very interesting and engaging perspective.
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02/28/2012 10:24:53 PM
This ain't Dallas!! Hey this is really really nice!!! love the comp and the dof really draws intrest beyond the shoe, makes me wonder where this person is going, how long they've been going, how come the shoe is muddy.. Pretty Sweet pix to make me think that long about what I see!!
And my First 10 to you.... also duhh this was a basic, so even more intrestring!
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02/28/2012 09:18:29 PM
Great angle and execution. One of my two 10's in this challenge.
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02/28/2012 11:56:48 AM
Great detail in the shoe and bike and I like how the city behind is still recognizable.
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02/28/2012 10:43:42 AM
Great use of a wide angle lens.
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02/28/2012 10:04:47 AM
This has an awesome feel to it, a superhero-esque action halo. good work.
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02/28/2012 07:53:50 AM
Now that's close!
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02/26/2012 11:38:36 PM
Very cool perspective. I like it a lot
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02/26/2012 08:39:57 PM
Very creative POV, I like it. I even like the choice of B&W white on this one as well.
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02/26/2012 07:47:45 AM
You chose wisely I think Steve, just the right amount of bike and background and the style of shoe gives it a serious feel, well done.
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02/26/2012 01:22:27 AM
Really unique picture... good job.
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02/25/2012 02:48:32 AM
Top pick for the creativity of the image. Most of the other pics seem "static" and you've made this an action pic. POV is cool, along with the lean of the bike. Hope this does well.
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02/23/2012 11:16:55 AM
The pov is great.
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02/22/2012 04:31:57 PM
Nice!!!
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02/22/2012 02:22:30 PM
Very cool perspective!
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02/22/2012 01:39:42 PM
Awesome angle!
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02/22/2012 01:33:13 PM
Cool shot! Guess I might like to see a little more light on upper part of the shoe, but otherwise a fantastic job.
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02/22/2012 12:47:04 PM
I like the composition, detail in the sky with out blocking out the shadows and blacks. The water on the cranks is a nice bit of detail. It looks like there are a lot of miles on those shoes too, I just got back from a ride too.
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02/22/2012 09:55:48 AM
Awesome picture. Really like the "up close and personal" feeling, as with the feeling of movement this picture portrays. Great shot
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02/22/2012 09:16:27 AM
Good idea and shot.
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02/22/2012 08:24:23 AM
Oh this is great!!
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02/22/2012 07:25:12 AM
Great shot and absolutely my pick to win.
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02/22/2012 05:41:16 AM
Cracking shot - would have scored this highly in a FS, not just a niche challenge like this one.
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