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Mid Air-Climber in His Element
Mid Air-Climber in His Element
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Smith Rocks, Oregon
Date: May 10, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2006

Lots of Burning, Sharpening, duotone, darken, dodge, rotate, crop, add border.

This is a climber who just finished and decided to jump off the top.

//www.johnstonephotography.net

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.8762
Avg (commenters): 7.6957
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0643
Views since voting: 2676
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 210
Comments: 32
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/13/2007 04:38:48 AM
very cool capture, i like the processing as well, the tones look great.
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01/13/2007 02:42:40 AM
like this! you're not afraid to experiment with different post editing,
i admire that.
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05/27/2006 09:57:59 PM
*Critique Club*

"Mid Air-Climber in His Element" is a wonderful entry into the Environmental Portrait challenge. Wonderful score, very well deserved.

I would say you nailed the Environmental piece, unfortunately I think voters really get picky towards the portrait aspect. I still loved this piece. I think you did an excellent job capturing someone truly in their environment without poising.

I think your composition is cool because you took a different approach. I like the long stretched feel, as well as how dark it gets toward the bottom. The lighting seems just right,which probably wasn't so easy since you were outdoors. The boarders are interesting and I think they add to that stretched feeling to show the perspective of how small the climber is compared to his environment.

Overall this is a very strong image, it almost looks like one of the inspirational posters. Congrats on the new personal best score, it was very well deserved.
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05/22/2006 12:38:39 AM
this is a great shot..well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2006 02:02:31 PM
Nice choice of light sepia tones, you can see the detail in the rock but it does not take away attention from the climber. I'd like to know where this is.
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05/21/2006 10:32:45 AM
This is very nice portrait and should be in the top 10.
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05/20/2006 06:19:58 PM
highly dramatic shot with strong geometrical elements = I like it. even though he is not posing, per se, this is exactly how someone like him would probably want to be portrayed. 8.
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05/20/2006 10:45:34 AM
Great shot, but not really a portrait IMO.
05/20/2006 06:10:16 AM
This shows the environment really well but it's kind of far away from the man to really be a portrait. I do like it though.
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05/19/2006 04:33:06 PM
AMAZING capture! Lighting is spot on and focus really draws me into the shot. I also like your choice of border. 10 from me.
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05/19/2006 01:34:17 PM
Wow! Love the action in this shot! The lighting and tones of this photo really give this shot a great impact. Great job!!
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05/19/2006 05:30:18 AM
Oooh! This is pretty cool. The ONLY thing that stopped me giving it a 10 was the fact that this doesn´t appear very set up to me, like you just saw him climbing up there and decided to snap a photo. If he were standing on the wall, looking down at you or something, this would have gotten a 10 from me.

That said though, just added this to my favorites and it got a 9 from me, love everything about this shot.
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05/18/2006 11:16:44 PM
wow. that looks fun.
this is awesome, you can really see all the texture
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05/18/2006 07:58:35 PM
Great Shot!
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05/18/2006 06:46:48 PM
Nice capture and dramatic post processing. I'm not a fan of heavy borders especially asymmetric ones (prefer thin all the way round or none at all) but I won't penalise you for that... 10!
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05/18/2006 03:47:16 PM
Wow! Impressive picture. Excellent capture.
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05/18/2006 12:29:29 PM
Fabulous tones, Fabulous comp, Fabulous timing, Fabulous exposure = ACE!
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05/18/2006 10:56:54 AM
wow this is the best I have seen yet! love the post processing! the angle everything! (10)
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05/18/2006 02:41:59 AM
Nice shot but its not a portrait
05/17/2006 08:37:43 PM
Outstanding sense of moment. I like that you can see the face. It works extremely well in Black and White.
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05/17/2006 06:44:17 PM
More of an action shot than a portrait
05/17/2006 07:29:06 AM
border is a little heavy for an image so dark to begin with
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05/16/2006 05:35:00 PM
great shot,really like the mid -air moment you've captured and the scale/composition of the shot.only point detracting from the whole (for me) is the border.I find the disproportions distracting but I'm not going to let that hurt your score !well done.
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05/16/2006 11:22:56 AM
nice capture, i think this works well as a black and white. not really sure about the framing, but still a great photo. great job. 7
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05/16/2006 10:28:02 AM
Well done!
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05/16/2006 08:04:37 AM
One of the best I would say.. Tells a story.
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05/15/2006 10:23:52 PM
Let's see, I'm 111 shots in and finally hit my second 9+ (I rarely give 10s first go around). Meets challenge well by actually telling me something about the subject. Great B&W conversion. 9
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05/15/2006 08:55:06 PM
Hey really good mono treatment. I like the PP as it has resulted in not just a picture of a guy on a rope but of a mood. It has feeling, not just 'stuff'.
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05/15/2006 03:15:33 PM
And quite an element it is. Great capture of the texture. Nice lighting to focus attention on the climber.
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05/15/2006 01:40:37 PM
Great shot!
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05/15/2006 11:20:22 AM
An interesting photo. Cannot make up my mind if it would be better closer up.
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05/15/2006 12:34:29 AM
Love this. 10 and favorite.
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