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Challenge: Fitness (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Vienna, VA
Date: Mar 29, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2007

Lighting: single strobe below the ball with a snoot to just light the ball and part of my hands.
Post: Curves in LR, resize, sharpen in CS2.

Place: 14 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.2287
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 5.8108
Avg (non-participants): 6.2986
Views since voting: 826
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 258
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2007 08:52:00 PM
Nice color tones and a very good composition. Well done!
04/10/2007 08:57:42 AM
nicely lit
04/10/2007 05:33:51 AM
lighting is good...nice tecture captured
04/09/2007 08:38:50 PM
Love the lighting!Cool perspective.
04/09/2007 04:52:06 PM
Cool lighting and great composition.
04/09/2007 02:20:59 PM
I love it, it has almost an antique look. great photo
04/08/2007 12:29:09 AM
great use of light and dark.
04/07/2007 10:00:00 PM
Great photo, would make a great poster.
04/06/2007 09:50:45 PM
The texture and color is great. Very well done.
04/06/2007 07:06:37 PM
great detail
04/06/2007 01:55:50 PM
love the lighting, brings out the ball textures wonderfully
04/06/2007 12:13:35 AM
04/05/2007 06:19:08 PM
love the lighting here!
04/05/2007 05:43:13 PM
Oooooo. A strobist!
04/05/2007 05:06:02 PM
one of my favourites in this challenge!
04/05/2007 03:11:25 PM
perfect use of shadows
04/05/2007 11:36:55 AM
Ooh. First ten for me. I love the glowish lighting. Looks like that basketball has been bounced around alot. Fantastic.
04/04/2007 09:39:03 PM
i dont get it
04/04/2007 09:23:39 PM
Nice image. I would have taken a more aggressive approach with the hands - spread the fingers and squeeze, to add some athletic intensity to the image. The hands seem like they are cradling or caressing the ball, which, to me, doesn't seem to fit. That's pretty picky on my part, so take it for what it's worth! Again, I like this image.
04/04/2007 08:03:56 PM
Very good!
04/04/2007 08:47:47 AM
Nicely done. I like the tone, lighting and contrast.
04/04/2007 12:55:21 AM
Nice dramatic lighting and also dirty texture on the ball.

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