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ericwoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Nantahala River Gorge
Date: Jul 29, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2006

Shot at the base of Nantahala Falls this past Saturday. The wife and I went up to take a short rafting trip, but the weather really sucked. Instead, and to her dismay, we sat out in the weather shooting for two or three hours. I have many that I am fond of, and this was the hardest challenge to just pick one. Anyway, here it is.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 279
Avg (all users): 7.0541
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7701
Avg (non-participants): 7.1977
Views since voting: 3327
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 259
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/05/2007 04:47:55 PM
Hey! I've almost made this same shot but not this good and not this guy :)
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09/05/2006 09:00:06 PM
Nice job Eric!
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08/15/2006 10:31:21 PM
Exciting colors and action. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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08/12/2006 02:02:37 PM
Trading post comment

Major congrats, Eric, on your 5th place finish. I love this shot. I agree with Melethia that his expression really makes this photo, but I also think the angle of the kiyak, with the dunking he is about to get, make this photo stand out, too. Superb shot.
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08/11/2006 06:57:28 PM
Congrats on 5th place!

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08/10/2006 03:01:57 PM
Way to go! great shot. His face is perfectly sharp. awesome.
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08/09/2006 09:17:07 PM
Trading Post comment

Wow! Nice of you to stop by, enter a challenge, and score over a 7. :-) Your wife should get bonus points, too, I might add. Looks like you had a great time shooting, though! So what makes this shot work? Probably the key thing, imo, is that you can see, very clearly, the expression on his face. After that, there's very good adherence to the rule of thirds, good color, and the stopped and not quite stopped motion. I can't see anything to suggest to make it "better". Great shot, great score!
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08/09/2006 07:14:42 PM
Wow great shot Eric. that dude looks like he may be in trouble. congrats on 5th place. I know it must have sucked not seeing yourself on that front apge with a 7:(
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08/09/2006 09:07:48 AM
great shot ... congrats on the finish (although, getting a 7 and not a ribbon sucks - been there myself)
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08/09/2006 08:14:08 AM
Better than my own white-water entry to this challenge. Nice job.
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08/09/2006 07:39:26 AM
Oh this is aMAZING! Congratulations on such a high placing in such a tough challenge! Fantastic job!

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08/09/2006 01:23:49 AM
Sweet shot Eric, congrats on the top 5 placement.
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08/09/2006 12:41:58 AM
Excellent capture.
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08/09/2006 12:18:30 AM
Way to break that 7!! :) Awesome shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 04:16:47 AM
yes
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08/07/2006 01:37:49 PM
"Wheeeee" is right! I love it!
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08/07/2006 01:37:46 AM
good capture of someone about to have a "opps moment". I'm guessing that he wasn't intending on this pose?
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08/04/2006 07:36:59 PM
woah...can feel the butterflies in my stomach! 9
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08/03/2006 08:24:09 PM
Really nice one of my favourites
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08/03/2006 08:36:31 AM
WOW! Great catch! LOVE the expression on his face! 10
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08/03/2006 08:05:05 AM
Is the the Arkansas River? Great shot and timing is perfect.
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08/03/2006 02:17:28 AM
beautiful shoot
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08/02/2006 10:18:42 PM
Nice shot, loads of action. Like the composition, do not like the border at all. So many shots in this challenge managed to crop out part of the subject, I'm glad you got all of the guy and his paddle in here. Really nothing bad to say, though a slight increase in constrast might give a little more pop to this. Still, really nice work. Good job, 6.
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08/02/2006 08:47:10 PM
oh man, he's in trouble...my favorite kayak shot of the challenge...nicely done.
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08/02/2006 04:15:19 PM
Great capture!
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08/02/2006 09:52:15 AM
Really good!!! His face is tack sharp.
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08/02/2006 09:11:20 AM
someone's about to get wet! you really stopped the action here
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