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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Laugardalshöll, Iceland
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2006

Taken at a swim meet for kids, not sure how old he is but I guess 10-12 years old. Went there with Steinar Hugi, he wanted to photograph his nephew who was competing. Only stayed there for about 20 minutes and then went to a handball game, took a couple of photos there of the winning team who just landed an Icelandic championship and had an option of sending in a photo of them cheering with confetti all over the photo but I liked this one better.

Post processing was minimal, would have been legal in basic editing. Just decreased the saturation bumped up the contrast and darkened with curves. Sharpened after resizing.

Cool to have ribboned with both sports shots I have sent in so far, considering I don´t have a clue on what I am doing in sports shooting. :D

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.4410
Avg (commenters): 8.9643
Avg (participants): 7.3289
Avg (non-participants): 7.5126
Views since voting: 16492
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 195
Comments: 86
Favorites: 20 (view)


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10/06/2007 02:53:54 PM
awesome action shot!
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05/13/2006 10:57:09 PM
A most moving capture with the excitement of the race. Congratulations on your well earned Blue!
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05/11/2006 02:16:18 PM
Very cool moment you've captured there.Congrats for the blue. Oh, and I couldn't resist the temptation to make your comment no. 2000 :P
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05/11/2006 11:27:46 AM
Awesome capture. Congrats!
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05/10/2006 12:34:56 PM
Congrats Lárus! Seems like you can't log on to DPC these days without seeing your name on the frontpage. Seeing the eye throught his glasses makes the images special, great capture!
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05/10/2006 03:27:38 AM
til hamingju með þetta
flott mynd og tímasetning
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05/09/2006 05:50:18 PM
This is a really great shot, you absolutely know what you're doing! You have impeccable, natural timing. Good framing and the fact that kid is making eye contact with your lens is incredible. Nice.
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05/09/2006 04:29:20 PM
congatulations! very good.
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05/09/2006 08:15:09 AM
Excellent shot. Like the freeze frame and the colours. Congrats on a well deserved blue.
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05/09/2006 03:55:26 AM
nice man...salute....
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05/09/2006 02:30:17 AM
Óþolandi góður árangur endalaust hjá þér, öskra ég með mikilli öfundsýki

Opinberlega óska ég þér samt til hamingju :)
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05/09/2006 01:06:40 AM
Good work. Again!
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05/08/2006 05:18:17 PM
Góður!

Congrats on the ribbon :)
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05/08/2006 12:58:54 PM
Still an awesome shot to look at and a well deserved blue. Well done on such a great capture under such tough conditions.
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05/08/2006 12:21:19 PM
This was a really well done shot and I knew it was a contender for the ribbon. Such good use of framing to capture a facial expression that scream dedication. Great work and well deserved ribbon.
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05/08/2006 11:55:10 AM
Congrats on your blue, great capture!
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05/08/2006 11:18:33 AM
Amazing photograph, congratulations on your blue.
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05/08/2006 11:04:45 AM
Fantastic picture, congratulations!!
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05/08/2006 11:01:19 AM
Great capture, congrats!
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05/08/2006 08:58:50 AM
about time you turned one of those stars into a ribbon on your profile page :)
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05/08/2006 08:54:09 AM
excellent shot! these are so difficult, you deserve everything you're getting as a result. keep it up!
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05/08/2006 08:51:54 AM
Til hamingju, glæsilegt!!!
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05/08/2006 08:10:32 AM
Til hamingju Lárus flott mynd.
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05/08/2006 08:10:21 AM
Þetta er virkilega flott hjá þér. Þú virðist hafa einhvað vit á þessu íþróttamynda töku fyrst þú ert búinn að fá borða á báðar myndirnar.
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05/08/2006 08:08:33 AM
I try often swim photos , but with different result ! Great !
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05/08/2006 07:12:43 AM
Congratulations! Awesome!
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05/08/2006 06:56:27 AM
Great shot. I love the fact that you decided to desaturate, as it decreases the distraction of a bright blue swimming pool, and focuses the attention on the subject.
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05/08/2006 06:13:07 AM
Way to go, this is a great image and deserved the blue
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05/08/2006 05:34:41 AM
Well done Larus, very strong image. Congratulations of your Blue too, well deserved!
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05/08/2006 05:22:17 AM
Æðisleg mynd hjá þér og nær þemanu sérstaklega vel. Til hamingju.
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05/08/2006 04:35:25 AM
moment is ---- YEEES
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05/08/2006 04:17:14 AM
Great capture Lárus and well deserved blue. Congratulations!
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05/08/2006 03:54:14 AM
You make me proud Larus! Now you are really firing up, go out and get more now :)
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05/08/2006 03:22:43 AM
Haha, vá Lárus, þú getur bara ákveðið hvort þú vinnir eða ekki. Rosalega flott mynd.
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05/08/2006 03:19:43 AM
You seem to be winning everything these days Lárus!!
Congratulations!!!
Frábær mynd
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05/08/2006 03:18:08 AM
great shot, way to go!
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05/08/2006 02:16:51 AM
WOO HOO! I'm sooooo glad you won. This was my most favorite of the entire challenge. BRAVO
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05/08/2006 02:09:01 AM
Lárus, þetta er aldeilis frábær árangur, fín mynd. Congrats, til hamingju.
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05/08/2006 02:00:12 AM
Congrats, great picture!
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05/08/2006 01:39:48 AM
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Congratulations Larus!
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05/08/2006 01:39:24 AM
Congratulations!
Halló Lárus! Það er aldeilis!
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05/08/2006 01:26:26 AM
here is the winner...you deserve the blue ribbon...excellent in every way 10

Well done...it was the standout shot in the challenge and a well deserved win. Larus you are a genius
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05/08/2006 01:22:47 AM
Well done dude. Congrats again.
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05/08/2006 12:42:48 AM
Congrats on a great shot and Blue ribbon to go with
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05/08/2006 12:33:15 AM
Knew this would take the blue... Congrats on a fantastic capture!
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05/08/2006 12:32:45 AM
A worthy winner, congrats Larus.
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05/08/2006 12:32:28 AM
Hmmmm... ok you have to give some of us some of those ribbons dude! great job and awesome timing!
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05/08/2006 12:28:03 AM
congrats on the blue!
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05/08/2006 12:22:27 AM
Had this picked for a ribbon well done! Simple effective post processing.
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05/08/2006 12:21:44 AM
Nice to see you doing a different kind of water shot. :P Congrats
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05/08/2006 12:21:05 AM
Glad to see you get another blue ribbon, I love the half-desaturated look. :-)
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05/08/2006 12:20:57 AM
congrats, I knew this one would do good.
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05/08/2006 12:20:43 AM
wow great awesome photo, fits the challenge perfectly
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:48:17 PM
Thats magazine worthy, no doubt !

Great one.
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05/07/2006 08:18:13 PM
Love the sharpness!
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05/07/2006 07:08:31 PM
Great action shot...love it
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05/07/2006 12:41:56 PM
great capture
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05/07/2006 09:34:07 AM
A shot worthy of the front of the sports section! Great action shot. I like the way you've included the swimmer, the wave they are creating and the splash, but also left room for them to continue on to the right of the shot. Well done.
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05/07/2006 07:34:32 AM
here is the winner...you deserve the blue ribbon...excellent in every way 10
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05/06/2006 12:04:06 PM
Very strong shot, well captured w/ the clarity in the eyes and in the flying water droplets. Could easily be one from SI or another sports mag.
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05/06/2006 12:31:20 AM
Super!!!
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05/04/2006 11:31:07 PM
great shot! Love the 'frozen' water, and I can almost feel her (him?) breathing.
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05/04/2006 06:39:08 AM
Great action shot.
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05/04/2006 12:05:51 AM
Excellent shot. 10
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05/03/2006 08:49:26 PM
Great shot.....
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05/03/2006 08:39:59 PM
Great capture. Sharp focus and the stare works great. Well done and bumping up.
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05/03/2006 06:14:47 PM
Over done :)
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05/03/2006 05:16:14 PM
Good shot. I could see this, although cropped more imaginitively, gracing a front page for sure. Your chosen crop lets it down though - I can see the point pof keeping the splash all in, but it kills the immediacy of the image, which requires a stronger placing of the athlete's face I think. The splash gets you after some study - the face gets you straight away.
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05/03/2006 01:25:13 PM
Pffft. Yet another water splash shot :D

This is excellent. The focus is right on the mark, and the "breathe in" moment is caught perfectly. Top stuff.
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05/03/2006 07:57:01 AM
fantastic photo ... 10
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05/03/2006 02:57:26 AM
Nice photo capturing the movement and the moment well.
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05/02/2006 04:27:13 PM
Stunning! Excelent capture and worthy of a place in magazine or newspaper. Its perfect for this challenge. Love the colour/contrast etc. Would also like to see this in B&W. Good luck to you and thanks
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05/01/2006 10:19:49 PM
My favourite of the challenge, love the look on the swimmer's face
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05/01/2006 09:55:02 PM
Great timing on this capture. Very detailed and crisp. 10
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05/01/2006 09:39:26 PM
great capture.
I've nearly finished voting and I haven't seen anything that's really grabbed me yet.
Apart from my own entry of course :-)
But I think this has the makings of a ribbon winner for sure.
But, here's the bad news, I'm not very good at prediciting the winners!!!!
So I hope I haven't jinxed you.
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05/01/2006 04:31:25 PM
Good sports capture. Love how the water isolates the emotion on her face.
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05/01/2006 03:23:01 PM
i like the impact the picture has..it has been well seen ..good luck..
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05/01/2006 12:51:01 PM
impressive. I like the exact focus, and her eye contact.
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05/01/2006 11:55:45 AM
Great great capture. crisp with interesting tones.
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05/01/2006 11:48:43 AM
excellent photojournalistic shot
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05/01/2006 06:57:27 AM
I love it, very well captured
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05/01/2006 01:43:25 AM
You know what I would change here? Not a thing! 10
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05/01/2006 01:13:04 AM
AWESOME! Love everything about this. The open mouth and eyes, the arm about to come up and over as she turns her head to breath. The stop action and focus is spot on! I love the blue lane divider behind her too - 10 - best I've seen so far.
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05/01/2006 12:46:01 AM
What a moment! You can actually hear the gasp for breath!
Sorry, I can't vote, but if I could, it would be a 10!
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05/01/2006 12:35:01 AM
Wonderful!
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05/01/2006 12:32:28 AM
Very sharp, very clear.
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