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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC for Pentax
Location: Swan River. Perth, Western Australia.
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Sports, Water
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

Mixed K2 team in action at the State Kayak Marathon Championships. Shot taken from down near water level, with polarizing filter to reduce glare (which required use of ISO800 to be able to maintain relatively fast shutter speed)

Converted from RAW and taken to PS7. Minor adjustments made to saturation and brightness/contrast. Resized, added border, USM.

Place: 64 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.0467
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8734
Avg (non-participants): 6.1481
Views since voting: 749
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 214
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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05/16/2007 03:23:41 PM
greetings from critique club

I love the goofy but intimate way he's looking at you! And I like the up-close composition. the background paddler is distracting, though. I would have probably given this a 5, but only because I think sports shots are boring... which is why I didn't vote.

amazing you don't have more noise at iso800. well done! and that Pentax must be a great camera.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 06:42:23 PM
Nice capture. Almost the same amount of water displaces by their paddles top and bottom. Nice colors. The guy in the back looks awfully proud of himself!
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05/13/2007 04:21:57 PM
The guy in the front looks like he's hard at work, but David Hasselhoff's cheesy grin straight into the camera takes away from the shot. :) The color, the water splashes, , the tight crop, and the parallel lines of the oars are all good.
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05/10/2007 10:29:49 PM
Great focus and nice light for shooting. 7
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05/10/2007 10:54:19 AM
Yep! Good!
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05/10/2007 08:52:54 AM
run in the mill................must say !
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05/10/2007 06:05:26 AM
Good capture. Looks like they're right into it.
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05/09/2007 09:17:13 AM
Excellent depiction of an action shot.
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05/09/2007 04:46:04 AM
i think this shot would improve with a little more contrast as it seems a little washed out. Almost misty on my monitor other than that a really good shot 7
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05/09/2007 01:38:46 AM
where do the back guy's legs fit? it looks like they're sitting awfully close!
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