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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: A Boise, Idaho park
Date: Sep 14, 2002
Aperture: 10.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/235
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002

Chance encounter with this cyclist at Camel's back park in Boise. He's riding across the face of a hill at about 6:45 pm. The dry grass makes the degative space. I changed the contrast and did an unsharp mask at 1 pixel and 40%

Place: 10 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.8483
Avg (commenters): 7.9268
Avg (participants): 6.8958
Avg (non-participants): 6.8101
Views since voting: 2240
Votes: 323
Comments: 42
Favorites: 4 (view)

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09/23/2002 11:08:00 AM
Congrats on 10th!!!
Apologies for not finishing my comments...As I read a few of the other comments, I too wondered what it looked like horizontal - just curious. As it is, I definately think that the neg space really brings out the subject - makes a statement. I love the angle, makes it seem as if there is no trail. I like the colors as well. Great job!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 09:13:00 PM
I know you probably couldn't controll it but I think a complimentary color, like purple,blue or green on the bike and rider would have made this a 10 for me. As it is you only get a 9. : )

09/22/2002 08:29:00 PM
Very wonderful shot. This would have been a 10 from me but I felt like the rider just was a bit overpowered by the space....still...very nice..9 hokie
09/22/2002 06:07:00 PM
Super job! This is a great example of using negative space to enhance a subject. Kudos!
09/22/2002 03:30:00 PM
nice... 9 paganini
09/22/2002 03:02:00 AM
Great shot. I don't know how your surroundings where, but I would have liked it cropped the other way to give him more things in front of him to make it look like he had a long way to go. 7
09/21/2002 06:44:00 PM
09/21/2002 04:57:00 PM
YES! Excellent negative space!, and good contrast with the subject. -10
09/21/2002 12:50:00 PM
The inclusion of the grassy land above and below and infront really make this shot by placing the biker so effectively in the environment. The grass works both as an abstract background and as a specific location. The colours and light are good.
Great shot!
9, Kavey
09/20/2002 04:12:00 PM
I simply love this. I wish I had more to say, but you've done a great job.
09/20/2002 01:56:00 PM
Beautiful use of negative space. Only detractor is the soft focus on the bike, but that could be the resampling step.... 9
09/20/2002 01:51:00 PM
the grass has incredible texture, quite the opposite of neg space
09/20/2002 12:00:00 AM
looks like a magazine ad shot! very good! 9
09/19/2002 04:29:00 PM
Very good shot..nice neg space..could use a little more contrast. ---8 shutterfly
09/19/2002 12:11:00 PM
the background is the star. love the movement upwards and the swirling arc in front of the cyclist. great shot! (10) ~mcmurma
09/19/2002 09:23:00 AM
One of my favorites this week - excellent use of negative space to add Wow to the main image. Wonderful texture and tone in the neg space, interesting colors in the positive - orange, brown, black, green, white, red. Great job!
09/19/2002 05:33:00 AM
Cool shot.
09/19/2002 03:34:00 AM
Just what ever you do, don't light a match........my only pointer: the biker could have been a brighter color. The red blends too well into the background.
09/18/2002 08:24:00 PM
I love it.
09/18/2002 08:19:00 PM
very very cool
09/18/2002 08:18:00 PM
technically excellent
09/18/2002 06:10:00 PM
Very nice colors, and I think I can see why you had a vertical framing here, but what did it do with a horizontal one? karmat
09/18/2002 02:03:00 PM
Great shot. Well thought out. Nice composition. 8-Martin
09/18/2002 07:52:00 AM
Great action shot using negative space!
09/18/2002 12:10:00 AM
I like the feel of this photo. It gives me a feeling that this cyclist is really all alone out there. It may be just my imagination but the front tire seems to be plowing down the tall grass in front of it as it speeds along.
09/17/2002 10:53:00 PM
Gorgeous shot, beautiful use of NS...8
09/17/2002 08:06:00 AM
Composition: 6 Lighting: good 6,
Appeal: 6, Total Rating 6Sulamk
09/16/2002 11:46:00 PM
Bamaster likes! Really nice shot... cant see the road at all! Who knows how many roads are above him? (8)
09/16/2002 11:41:00 PM
very well done !!
09/16/2002 10:38:00 PM
One of the best examples of negative space I have seen. I love the way the colors of the bicyclist stand out against the brown grasses. I can feel the struggle of his/her journey. Excellent picture. A 10 from me.
09/16/2002 09:45:00 PM
Very good composition. I like bikes so this one really caught my attention. Very interesting terrain to be riding.
09/16/2002 08:13:00 PM
nice shot.
09/16/2002 07:56:00 PM
Excellent. Shows what the cyclist must face... and gives an air that he/she is alone in this personal challenge.
09/16/2002 07:53:00 PM
very cool use of - space :)
09/16/2002 07:21:00 PM
excellent composition and negative space.
09/16/2002 05:27:00 PM
could this have been cropped lengthwise instead up vertcaly? if there are no obstacles I would prefer the horizontal crop on this.
09/16/2002 05:08:00 PM
Excellent shot, well-balanced spaces. 9 Jak
09/16/2002 04:45:00 PM
This is an excellent photo... I don't know if it would have been possible or not, but I would love to have seen this one horizontal to provide the rider much more room to move.. good work = 8 - jmsetzler
09/16/2002 01:54:00 PM
very nice shot! vertical lines and orientation, color, etc work well 9 sgtpepper6344
09/16/2002 01:23:00 PM
Great composition, great colors..................!!!!!!!! LOVE IT. Good luck-score 8 Justine
09/16/2002 11:41:00 AM
Great work (more comments later) 9
09/16/2002 09:17:00 AM
Good use of negative space --andrewm

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