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Ballet and football
Ballet and football

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Challenge: Sports II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Location: Frostaskjol - Reykjavik
Date: Jul 11, 2005
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2005

My history in photoshop :

Image Size
Smart Sharpen
Color Balance
Selective Color
Levels (again)

Place: 36 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.2877
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.0078
Avg (non-participants): 6.4407
Views since voting: 1346
Views during voting: 557
Votes: 365
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2005 06:02:42 PM
How embarassing must it be to have to play with a big pink pig on your shirt?! Nice pic btw...
07/19/2005 02:10:41 PM
great action with excitement and lovely colors.
07/19/2005 01:45:05 PM
Nice capture. Good focus and dof.
07/18/2005 10:29:44 AM
This is a great photo. Good Luck! 10
07/18/2005 10:22:36 AM
Great color and action.
07/18/2005 12:04:23 AM
Looks like 3 people were at the same game. I'm going to stop guessing which one was Arnit. :-) Great capture, great expressions and I like the title.
07/17/2005 03:50:35 PM
Nice capture of action. Great title.
07/16/2005 07:48:49 PM
must be the MLS american league...funny jerseys, or is it kits ?
07/16/2005 10:09:52 AM
(1-2) Below Average (3) Average (4-5) Above Average
Challenge Relevance : 5
Contrast / Colors :5
Creativity / Originality :4
Composition / Eye Appeal: 5 THe Best Soccer photo In the challenge . Just shows the kids the intensity in their Eyes following the ball!
07/16/2005 07:32:49 AM
Hæ Sjonni. :)

Well, what to say. First of all, it's a somewhat nice moment though, and you do know this already, I think you could easily have done better than this 'on a better day'. ;)

However, what I find to more disappointing is how lacking the picture is in the technical aspect.
The focus is of course slightly incorrect but I somehow feel you (and I might be wrong here) could have compensated for it slightly more by applying USM before resize. Anyway, that's what has worked for me with slightly blurred shots - I'm sorry if I'm stating the obvious. :S
More disappointing though is the post-production. The colors are somewhat incorrect here (e.g. the the much too red and saturated color of Fylkir outfit) and the picture has a slight blue/cyan color-cast.
In addition, there are some large areas in the picture that are fully saturated in one or more colour-channels. This is especially noticeable with the guy in the front where a large swath of his outfit above the 'Bónus' logo is fully saturated in the red channel. The fully blown white hightlights (as in the white sock) are also distracting but not nearly as much as the over-saturated red in the Fylkir-outfit.
07/16/2005 01:19:08 AM
Looks pro! great work.
07/15/2005 08:30:36 PM
There is some strange color cast on you photo - you can fix it easly in photoshop.
You can cotact me any time for assistance.
07/15/2005 06:12:36 PM
nice action shot
07/15/2005 03:29:14 PM
One of the best I've seen so far. I'm predicting a soccer shot in the top three. You caught the action at the right point. Good facial expressions on the players that you can see. You should do well with this one.
07/14/2005 05:50:06 PM
Nice action, dof, color and lighting.
07/14/2005 12:09:00 PM
The airborn effect is nice. DOF keeps the subject foremost. Colors are impressive. Stop action is effective. Good luck.
07/14/2005 09:00:05 AM
Very nice! Colors a bit off...
07/14/2005 06:47:06 AM
Absolutely amazing shot. Love the colors, lighting, composition and the smile on his face.
07/13/2005 10:53:14 PM
Great title that really adds to the image. 9
07/13/2005 07:49:24 PM
Looks like a chorus line! I think they are a little too centered. Good action.
07/13/2005 06:10:30 PM
I think that ballet step is called a grand battment - LOL! Well done!
07/13/2005 04:58:35 PM
Colorful, crisp & clear, centering the main action in the photo works well here..
07/13/2005 04:10:37 PM
Great stop-action shot, with extremely vibrant colors! <7>
07/13/2005 01:09:35 PM
PERFECT "Soccer" picture
07/13/2005 09:11:40 AM
good unobstructed action :)
07/13/2005 05:34:43 AM
well timed a good newspaper action shot 8
07/13/2005 05:19:50 AM
Þetta er brilljant mynd.

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