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Challenge: Water II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Scantic River - Enfield, CT
Date: Mar 25, 2006
Aperture: F9
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2006

Shot at the 15th Scantic Spring Splash in Enfield, CT.

Unfortunately, I realized the deadline after I left home for work, and so I plucked this shot off my website - two generations removed from the original and tweaked in Gimp, not Photoshop, on my Linux desktop at the office.

This was cropped from the original, and I would have been gentler with the crop had I known.

It was heavily overcast with little light. In order to get a quick shutter with my slow 70-300mm lens, I pumped the Rebel to ISO 1600, adding lots of noise. In the real world, that seemed the best tradeoff.

I shot off a tripod, unusual for me. Even at these fast shutter speeds, I believe the tripod helped. In fact, it was much less an impediment to quick reaction than I would have thought.

I believe the guy in the blue thought he had safely made it through a short patch of white water. Wrong!

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04/02/2006 11:39:42 PM
Nice action capture. Bump.
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03/31/2006 10:05:09 PM
A little grainy for my taste but fun capture. His expression is priceless.
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03/31/2006 06:19:59 AM
Great action shot. Good capture. Family resemblance?
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03/31/2006 06:10:01 AM
This is a wonderful moment.
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03/29/2006 11:08:59 AM
Hey!It's Al Pacino!.....laughing too much here great shot.9
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03/28/2006 08:42:04 PM
Good action shot. I wish it were sharper.
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03/27/2006 12:19:19 PM
love the face!
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