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Scottish Hammer Throw
Scottish Hammer Throw

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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC
Date: Jul 8, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2006

Taken at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C. This is a photo of a professional highland athlete competing in the 22lb. hammer throw for distance.

Used my Canon 5D, shot wide angle at 24mm, with wide open aperture at f2.8, from the safe side of a chainlink fence. Hence the slight vingetting, because my lense was too wide to fit inside a chain link.

Place: 96 out of 379
Avg (all users): 5.7608
Avg (commenters): 6.3125
Avg (participants): 5.5476
Avg (non-participants): 5.9040
Views since voting: 4981
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 209
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/05/2006 05:02:59 AM
excellent capture. don't sweat the comments about the fence--the fence is the reality of the situation. as is, the fence provides a natural framing, and the timing of the capture couldn't be better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 10:24:59 PM
Interesting and very dynamic. I trying to figure out the cause vignette, like shot through the fence. However, the effcet of the image is very good.
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07/18/2006 12:20:32 AM
He has a Marilyn Monroe going with his kilt. I hope that he isn't going comando.
07/17/2006 07:03:06 AM
Would have liked a more shallow dof, so that the background was not detailed at all. Takes away from the main subject.
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07/16/2006 11:57:47 PM
7, which is very high for a sports photo from me. I can feel the power and the danger, intensified by the hint of fence in the foreground. 7
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07/16/2006 11:43:59 PM
good photo you should have stood on the other side of the fence
07/16/2006 08:09:42 PM
great shot.....should rank very high
07/16/2006 04:58:08 PM
Top shot! Very well caught.
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07/16/2006 11:54:46 AM
Interesting concept, nice execution.
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07/15/2006 09:44:00 AM
Liked to have seen more of him and less of the background. Great capture..I really like the kilt flip!
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07/13/2006 06:42:26 PM
8 :)
07/13/2006 03:20:27 PM
Great shot, really nice use of perspective to accentuate the action.
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07/13/2006 12:36:45 PM
Cool shot, I like the framing produced by shooting through the net. I would have liked this image even more if there was a hint of motion blurring going on in the sledge but nowhere else but this is excellent as it is, 7 from me.
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07/13/2006 05:58:39 AM
It's reamy a pitty that you can't use the advanced edit
07/12/2006 08:48:39 PM
hmm, I can't decide if the fence adds a nice framing effect, or is merely distracting.
07/12/2006 03:12:01 PM
Love the perspective but the lines from the fence is really distracting.6
07/12/2006 05:57:58 AM
good capture, just pity that we can see the grid !
07/12/2006 05:47:48 AM
Great pic but would be better without the fence
07/12/2006 12:29:57 AM
Nice. You don't see this everyday.
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