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Challenge: Motivational Poster II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Yarra River, Melbourne Australia
Date: Sep 3, 2007
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2007

THE IMAGE: Got up at 5:30am and headed down to the Princess Street Bridge overlooking the Yarra River in Melbourne on a brisk, fresh morning. The sky was clear and the sun started coming up when I got there. There are many rowing teams training in the morning and I got some great images. It was hard to choose, but I chose this one because of so many aspects I liked.

I like the graduated light in the water; the blobs of water just left behind; the perfect symmetry in the oars; the fact that they were pretty women :-) and not ugly men... I like the golden light coming in from behind from a spectacular sunrise. It was all magical.

EDIT: I love doing desktop publishing, so having ribboned in the album cover challenge, I had to have a stab at this. The photo editing was so simple...levels, USM, cloned out a few tiny leaves, but gave up in the end as it all added, a little dodge and burn...noise ninja.

PREDICTION: I want to win a ribbon with this

POST CHALLENGE: I am so happy, after a dq in the Fill The Frame challenge, I was a little down, this picked me up! I am in Adelaide for a fantastic Pastor's Conferece and this made a great start to the week. Will post some outtakes when I get home...

And yes, the Yarra was blue and not brown because of the light. But when you look carefully in the cold light of day, it's still a brown dusty track... :-) Thanks everyone.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.5075
Avg (commenters): 8.7037
Avg (participants): 7.3380
Avg (non-participants): 7.6016
Views since voting: 11485
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 199
Comments: 76
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/22/2008 01:09:02 AM
you are incredible
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09/15/2007 11:46:16 AM
Critique Club feedback -

I actually already commented on this image, so I won't bother repeating myself.

Well done!
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09/13/2007 08:29:36 AM
Awesome Stuff Enzo!! Congratulations on the Ribbon!
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09/12/2007 07:03:23 AM
great image, wonderful lines, congrats on your ribbon.
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09/11/2007 03:33:09 PM
Congrats, Enzo! I thought this was the best entry and voted it 10. You really captured the motivational aspect, the picture matched the text perfectly, and of course it's a fantastic image. :)
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09/11/2007 03:48:09 AM
nice work, the light is very good ... the compo is kinda ... how to say it ? ... umm ... errm ... strange? :-) ... nevermind, it works okay here considering your POV ... and besides it's very very cool we can see the bubbles and swirls in the water ... great capture and poster, congratulations !!
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09/11/2007 01:59:23 AM
What a fantastic shot. Very well put together, grats on another ribbon.
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09/11/2007 12:42:40 AM
This was my top pick, congrats, I like it for the same reasons you do! ;-)
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09/10/2007 08:56:53 PM
Great photo. Congratulations!
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09/10/2007 04:59:18 PM
Well done, mate. Mind you, I didn't recognise it as the Yarra as it looks blue; I've only ever seen it brown. ;-Þ Congratulations on another ribbon.
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09/10/2007 04:47:36 PM
Beeeeeeeeeautiful!!!!!!!!! Perfect for this challenge and an excellent choice for one of its highest honors!

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09/10/2007 04:34:37 PM
Enzo! Congratulations on yet ANOTHER ribbon. Truly an outstanding entry. I wish your talent came with my Nikon lens!!! AWESOME!!!!!

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09/10/2007 03:22:58 PM
beaut photo enzo, congrats.
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09/10/2007 02:49:19 PM
the boat is offset a bit to port, the bowman is a little late, their bodies are not in sync horizontally, and they are all feathering at different times. Oh critique the picture not the rowers? I love it! :) Wish I could have it on my wall!

Message edited by author 2007-09-10 14:50:20.
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09/10/2007 12:41:06 PM
I'm not surprised to see this win, the photo is great and perfect material for these types of posters. Only thing that held it back for me (and still does) is - I can't read the damn script to see whose quote that is! I'm on a 22 inch monitor...
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09/10/2007 12:04:44 PM
really nice shot, and excellent quote. Well done.
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09/10/2007 11:49:57 AM
I'm actually surprised to see this ribbon. I thought the photo was too complex for DPC. This is my favorite of the ribbons. The blue isn't really what I would call "Motivational" and the yellow doesn't have a strong fit between words and image, like yours does. Well done.
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09/10/2007 10:06:10 AM
Love it! Many Congrats!!!!
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09/10/2007 09:55:44 AM
Congrat´s Enzo, a perfect example of one of these posters, nice layout too!
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09/10/2007 09:04:49 AM
A great photo Enzo, and a very fitting entry...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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09/10/2007 08:58:10 AM
You never cease to amaze me.
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09/10/2007 08:04:43 AM
Very well done Enzo!
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09/10/2007 06:18:12 AM
You ARE consistently AMAZING! :) Blessings, Bro.! :)
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09/10/2007 05:53:31 AM
Great immage! You fit very good the challenge and the teamwork is well represented. Congrats for red, Paolo.

Message edited by author 2007-09-10 05:53:55.
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09/10/2007 04:42:07 AM
well done/congrats great piccy
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09/10/2007 02:40:38 AM
Totally LOVE this!! Congrats! I knew you'd ribbon!!
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09/10/2007 12:52:52 AM
Enzo, your prediction was certainly right on this one. Great image, great poster. Congratulations!!
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09/10/2007 12:52:01 AM
Grats on the ribbon, great capture and title.

-dave
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09/10/2007 12:39:14 AM
Perfect for this theme and very well deserved!
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09/10/2007 12:38:08 AM
Many congratulations! This is such a classic.
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09/10/2007 12:32:59 AM
As I mentioned earlier very well put together and a great looking photo to boot. Congrats!
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09/10/2007 12:32:07 AM
Wow, congrats on a beautiful image, Enzo - one of my favorites in the challenge.
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09/10/2007 12:28:18 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is just beautiful and one of my top picks.
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09/10/2007 12:27:22 AM
Enzo, your photo was my pick for the blue. This is a fantastic entry in every sense . Congratulations!!

Message edited by author 2007-09-10 03:42:31.
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09/10/2007 12:26:53 AM
The image is great but the poster is amazing...congrats!
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09/10/2007 12:26:47 AM
Fantastic shot. Congratulations Aussie.
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09/10/2007 12:17:07 AM
Outstanding image and an outstanding poster. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/10/2007 12:13:45 AM
perfect image/text match, nice job, congratulations on red.
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09/10/2007 12:11:48 AM
Congratulations Enzo. What a great idea for the poster and well carried out. You positioned yourself perfectly, nailed the shot, and came up with a good textual message to match!
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09/10/2007 12:08:05 AM
I knew (hoped) this would be at the top! Congrats on the red.
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09/10/2007 12:05:12 AM
Haha! Congratulations!! Super happy to see this get a ribbon :)
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09/10/2007 12:03:58 AM
Congrats on Red!
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09/10/2007 12:01:27 AM
Grats on a great image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2007 11:42:02 PM
A perfect motivational poster! congrats on the fine capture :)
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09/09/2007 11:12:42 PM
Great image. Everything here meets the challenge very well. Nice work.
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09/09/2007 06:05:31 PM
Nice image and meets the challenge well! Don't like the dots between the letters, but that's more of a personal preference.
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09/09/2007 04:06:04 PM
Great shot and great quote.
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09/09/2007 10:53:07 AM
gorgeous!
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09/09/2007 02:54:47 AM
Amazing photo, nice poster.
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09/07/2007 01:50:43 AM
Love the colors in this! Nice perspective. 10
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09/07/2007 01:17:26 AM
Great image!!!!
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09/06/2007 04:09:57 PM
Sweet! Eye grabbing colors, great composition, professional look. Kudos.
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09/06/2007 03:29:51 PM
this is a great example of a motivational poster - perfect melding of image and words. well done!!
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09/06/2007 02:59:06 PM
This is really fantastic, I wouldn't be surprised if this won. My only nitpick is that the boat seems blown out but that is looking for something to nitpick.
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09/06/2007 10:37:40 AM
Outstanding shot and well put together. Looks like something already in a store for sale!! GREAT JOB!!
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09/05/2007 07:28:35 PM
derivative... seen it a milion times, but in my opinion this is what the challenge was meant to be. nice wokr.
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09/05/2007 06:11:26 PM
Love the colours and natural lighting!!
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09/05/2007 11:21:24 AM
great image and good use of type
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09/05/2007 08:09:18 AM
Excellent color and composition.
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09/04/2007 11:59:28 PM
Cool, this is very nice. Composition, colors, perpective, meets the challenge. Everything works for me. Ribbon.
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09/04/2007 08:05:12 PM
this is truly awesome.
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09/04/2007 07:47:38 PM
I vote this as the winner or atleast top 3. Fantastic job.
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09/04/2007 06:59:54 PM
I'd buy this poster.
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09/04/2007 06:26:40 PM
How dare you? What makes you think you can just come in here and crush 164 other entries with your clear, bright, colourful, beautiful shot that perfectly conveys the motivational message of your poster, along with your fancy-pants use of fonts to polish off the whole package? Huh? HUH?... You want a 10? Is that it? FINE. I'll give you a 10...
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09/04/2007 06:24:39 PM
as a rower and rowing photographer i must just say this is one of the best shots ive seen in a while, AMAZING.
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09/04/2007 09:43:55 AM
This stands out from the crowd. I predict blue. 10.
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09/04/2007 02:41:05 AM
great color transition and sharpness, a top finisher for sure
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09/04/2007 12:56:51 AM
Great perspective. Is this taken from a bridge the team just went under? 8
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09/03/2007 11:15:44 PM
Very nice presentation but lacks originality.
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09/03/2007 02:48:35 PM
Great poster.
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09/03/2007 10:54:06 AM
I love the photo. The TEAMWORK text is very good. The small text quote is not a positive. The frame is not a positive, as it reduces the viewable portion of the image. In this case, less would have been more. I'm still voting this a "9" based on the excellent photo.
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09/03/2007 09:23:02 AM
not the most original idea, but very well executed; great colors and sharpness, beautiful gradient created through the light from top to bottom. Good layout, border color is too muddy, choice of typeface for "Henry Ford" is questionable.
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09/03/2007 07:42:47 AM
I love it!9
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09/03/2007 05:57:41 AM
Absolutely spot on, i can see this hanging on a wall in an office somewhere.
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09/03/2007 01:21:41 AM
fantastic, the photo is awesome!
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09/03/2007 12:15:51 AM
the texture in the water is FABULOUS! this looks like a real poster!
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