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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 80-200 f/2.8L
Location: Montreal
Date: Jun 23, 2006
Aperture: 16
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

Shot in RAW
basic RAW adjustments
Exposure comensation
WB adjustment
CLoned out some telephone wires
Duplicate layer - desat and masked out player on sidelines and adjusted opacity
Flatten image
Image Size
Save for web

Place: 103 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.1905
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0548
Avg (non-participants): 5.2759
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 189
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/05/2006 05:03:25 PM
It's all due to your tilted horizon. haha, just kidding (but it is slightly tilted). You know, I like this shot, although I would have called it "Sidelined" instead of "Sidelines". That, to me, draws more attention to the subject and his contrast with the players in motion. The composition is nicely balanced with red on both the right and left. The boxy white thing in the back is unfortunate, but what can you do about that? Having an actual soccer ball in the shot would have been a nice touch as well. I would have certainly given this a 6 and maybe a 7 if I was in a good mood.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 07:32:57 PM
The lighting is rather dull.
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07/01/2006 11:52:14 PM
I think the title definitely makes you look at this shot in a different way, which is great - helps us to see what the photographer saw.

It's a shame the ball is out of shot.
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06/28/2006 07:20:46 AM
Good work. I like the stillness of the man in the foreground.
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06/27/2006 09:07:31 PM
Great work!
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06/27/2006 08:08:16 PM
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06/27/2006 04:04:40 PM
Good idea with this one, looks like he wants to get in there himself.
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06/27/2006 08:38:25 AM
This works well with the stationary subject and the moving players. Enough blur to show motion, but not so much you lose the entire player forms. Only complaint I have (it's minor) is the position you selected to take this from. The background left is distracting. A few steps to your left maybe? Just a thought. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/27/2006 01:57:23 AM
The title and the pic go very, very well together. I had a similar idea, but ended up using another shot. Yours turned out much better, anyway!

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06/26/2006 12:10:54 PM
I like the gradation between static to full speed ahead that is going on here. Nice colours too.
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