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Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: Soccer Complex
Date: Jul 31, 2006
Aperture: Dont know
ISO: Dont know
Shutter: Dont know
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2006

Taken at my boyfriends soccer game; Same day my camera quick working on me =(. so this is the best of the shots i took. i love the guy's expression, & of course the "what the.." looking referree.

Place: 196 out of 279
Avg (all users): 4.8376
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4568
Avg (non-participants): 5.0392
Views since voting: 809
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 234
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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08/14/2006 04:38:55 PM
Hello from the Critique Club,

I like the action of this image a lot. You have a good eye for capturing action as it unfolds. Obviously from your score, there is room for improvement with this image. There are two major elements that are negatively affecting your entry in this challenge. First, the faces of the players are not as sharp (in focus) as the voters at DPC like to see. Not knowing what software you have or what post processing steps you used, I downloaded your image and used USM twice [1 radius, 100 strength, and 5 clipping], once before processing and once after I tweaked a few things. This seemed to help the sharpness considerably. The second issue is that both players seem to blend into the trees in the background. This can be corrected by using levels [RGB increase gamma to 1.33, decrease red channel output to 225 from 255], saturation [Increase 25], and Contrast/Brightness [+10 each]. If you would like to see the image I tweaked, let me know and Iíll be glad to add it to this comment.

Send me a PM if you have any questions regarding this critique.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 03:43:39 AM
i love it!!! best shot so far :)
08/05/2006 09:15:56 AM
Good action shot. Focus and exposure are not quite right though. I would have risked washing out the shin guards for more exposure in the shadow areas.
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