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Ruchart


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
Date: Jun 15, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2003

Was covering the Sirius 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Michigan International Speedway for work and brought my digital camera. Shot on the finish line looking into turn 4 before the race began. Auto-evel in Photoshop and adding a border were only alterations.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.1984
Avg (commenters): 8.4333
Avg (participants): 7.1011
Avg (non-participants): 7.4324
Views since voting: 3870
Votes: 126
Comments: 49
Favorites: 22 (view)


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05/30/2005 10:56:08 PM
this is really interesting and graphically intriguing.
06/25/2003 09:30:20 PM
Very nice! Congratulations!
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06/24/2003 03:55:26 PM
Thank you all for the comments. This was one of those goofy "no thought" shots that just seemed to pop. Yes, I plan to put it up on DCPrints as soon as I have a spare moment to do it right.

Ru
06/24/2003 01:46:45 PM
Great shot. Are you going to make this one available in DPCPrints? I have some racing enthusiast friends who would love it.
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06/24/2003 01:17:01 PM
With this pic you now turn tu pro!Congr..
06/24/2003 10:59:36 AM
Very cool, your eye goes right off into turn 4. It would have been awsome if there were no people in the stands, but great composition
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06/23/2003 08:07:00 PM
A worthy winner. Fabulous.
06/23/2003 01:57:54 PM
I was hoping you'd get a ribbon for this ... congrats! :)
06/23/2003 10:50:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Truely a fine shot. I see that you only performed an autolevel on this pic... if you look into doing it as a print you may want to consider a slight curves adjustment as well. It would really punch up the color and increase the contrast a tad.
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06/23/2003 09:18:08 AM
Congrats....fabulous composition.
06/23/2003 07:50:06 AM
Well done and congrats. I knew this pic would do well!
06/23/2003 02:13:10 AM
congratulation ... amazing shot.
06/23/2003 12:43:44 AM
congrats ruchart!
06/23/2003 12:27:41 AM
Go team G2! :) I'd love to see a print of this one!
06/23/2003 12:19:58 AM
Congrats! This was so unique, and I'm happy to see it won a ribbon!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 11:03:21 PM
This is just sweet. The whole photo seems to be askew, making it one of my top picks for this challenge.
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06/22/2003 08:39:11 PM
This is pretty fabulous access - and a good perspective shot. Did they think you were weird? 10.
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06/22/2003 08:27:55 PM
Very cool shot. Only thing that would make it better, is a car on the track. That might be impossible or at least dangerous. It was very effective to tilt the camera to increase the dramatic effect.
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06/22/2003 10:37:01 AM
love the angle and perspective!
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06/22/2003 10:08:27 AM
Probably not the clearest interpretation of the challenge, but my favourite shot of the bunch anyway. Superb viewpoint and great composition.
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06/22/2003 09:44:39 AM
great shot, but i am n ot sure what is off center, my eye is drawn to the squares on the track, not the stands which i think is the off-center part of this picture?
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06/21/2003 10:52:04 AM
Excellent job here! Your composition is superb, creating an abstract quality. A straight-forward shot wouldn't have been nearly as succesful. Commendable!!!
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06/21/2003 06:17:51 AM
Very strong graphics. i would have been more attrated focusing on the spectator stands though. 8
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06/20/2003 09:41:26 PM
Lines, colors and angle of view make this a fun image to look at.
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06/20/2003 03:53:50 PM
intriguing shot, makes me want to race 7
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06/19/2003 05:12:20 PM
Nice work. I like the effect the focus gives here, though an even more indistinct background would also work. The image has the effect of anticipation, as if the cars are about to come tearing around the bend. - Mav
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06/19/2003 03:38:45 PM
Very nice - I don\'t see much of anything wrong with this picture. ~9
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06/19/2003 01:18:37 PM
I really like the tilted perspective of this shot.
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06/19/2003 12:32:13 AM
Awesome, this is a great creative shot. Great choice in F-Stop so everything is in focus. 8.
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06/18/2003 10:18:35 PM
Really captures the bank of the curve.
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06/18/2003 05:46:48 PM
One of the most creative shots of this week's challenge, I think. Fabulous use of wide-angle to add depth to an image, and the tilt is just right to make this really catch your eye and fit in with the challenge. Wonderful! 10
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06/18/2003 05:24:15 PM
WOW... very special! Like it.
06/17/2003 11:18:16 PM
I like the perspective...
06/17/2003 01:56:28 PM
Your title gives the finish line the focus, but my eyes are taken down the track, so there may be some clarity problems here in terms of what your subject actually is. Still, this is such a well done photo that I hardly care if the title gives me a little nudge toward the finish line. Nice work. VERY nice work.
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06/17/2003 08:44:49 AM
My favourite - so you get my top mark, well done
06/17/2003 07:09:24 AM
Original idea, excellent perspective. Right up at the top of my list this week.
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06/16/2003 07:22:18 PM
Would also work for a "perspective" challenge! Great action feeling in this photo, even without any actual action!
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06/16/2003 06:24:08 PM
Kool perspective......just very good!
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06/16/2003 05:52:05 PM
Excellent composition - wish I'd took this for a 9
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06/16/2003 04:10:46 PM
Did you feel like you were in the car when you took this! This is how it makes me feel!! Magic Shot!!
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06/16/2003 03:47:16 PM
I love the angle! You meet the challenge and you take an everyday place and show it from a totally unusual angle. The finish line adds great interest in the foreground and from there the eyes just wander along the converging lines through the whole photo. Awesome. Makes me feel I'm standing at the start and I'm ready to race.
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06/16/2003 03:21:19 PM
Nice perspective and good DOF on this shot. Really gives a speedy feeling to the shot. 10.
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06/16/2003 01:34:45 PM
Exciting shot! Marvellous emptiness!

Composition, perspective, colour and light (the fading tonality toward the distance) are so smoothly integrated. The first and overall impression, to me, is one of an 'easy, casual' shot premissing a fair degree of skill and a very good eye.
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06/16/2003 01:26:04 PM
That's cool! I like the angle, and you did a great job of keeping the whole thing in perfect focus. Well done!
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06/16/2003 07:59:13 AM
I think this is a great shot. The angle is perfect. 10
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06/16/2003 04:45:51 AM
I like the angle, gives a sense of speed although nothing is moving. Great idea for a shot, the chequered foreground works very well. 10
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06/16/2003 03:42:19 AM
Cool angle.
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06/16/2003 02:06:01 AM
Nice!
06/16/2003 12:39:30 AM
I love it! Your angle is great.
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