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Chequered Victory
2nd PlaceChequered Victory

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Success II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Bedford, UK
Date: Jun 12, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2008

Shot using 200mm with teleconverter at x2, with a slight crop to enhance the angle. Image processed in LR to enhance colour and contrast, then with PS CS3 to remove dust spots and USM.

Many thanks for all the nice comments - the picture was taken during a corporate day when I got to drive an amazing variety of machines - here are some more from the day:

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Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.6614
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 6.5806
Avg (non-participants): 6.6772
Views since voting: 4903
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 189
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/01/2008 08:12:05 PM
Congrats! Just a Awesome sports shot!
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07/01/2008 03:35:34 PM
Good to see you on the frontpage.. nice shot.. looks like a great day out you lucky so and so..
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06/27/2008 11:34:43 AM
Just seen this result, Matthew! Well done on a wonderful capture. An added bonus to a great day out! Hope you have more time soon to enjoy your photography.
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06/26/2008 12:41:01 AM
I had to come back to this one and comment. Did the guy holding the flag pose or was that for real. Either way this is composed very well and you still got some motion blur as well. Congrats.
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06/25/2008 11:12:50 PM
Nice Matt!
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06/25/2008 06:54:36 AM
Outstanding capture! I agree with the previous once-in-a-lifetime capture statement. Well done!
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06/25/2008 06:34:13 AM
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. This belongs in a racing magazine. Great work overall.
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06/25/2008 04:11:37 AM
congrats team mate
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06/25/2008 12:53:43 AM
Scalia might have something to say about that victory but he's a knucklehead and nowhere near Bedford. This is a cool thing.

Congrats on your Ribbon and a wonderful shot. Cheers!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/25/2008 12:51:31 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Matthew. Great, dynamic shot.
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06/25/2008 12:28:13 AM
Congrats! A great capture once in a lifetime stuff!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 04:08:33 PM
Perfect!!! Not a lot more I can suggest here. Good luck at roll-over!!!
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06/24/2008 04:00:36 PM
Perfect composition and framing with the arm and flag.

Really good
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06/23/2008 05:29:58 PM
Totally cool! I personally love that the flag is out of the dof and that you focused on the car.
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06/22/2008 06:57:28 PM
I don't vote in challenges I'm in but I thought I'd leave a you a comment because I think this is the best shot in this challenge. The arm and flag do well in framing the car which is in good focus, and the motion blur just adds that extra touch. It's a great shot. I hope it does well for you.
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06/22/2008 10:28:10 AM
Nice framing, and panning, well done
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06/21/2008 07:59:09 AM
Makes me wonder how many shots were taken to get the flag and car perfectly aligned like this.... Great capture- the blurred flag/arm and focused Porsche are great! My favorite of the challenge- great technically and conveys the challenge prompt perfectly.
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06/20/2008 07:03:37 PM
I love how you see the dude's hand with the flag.
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06/20/2008 06:27:17 PM
good use of framing, tilt, foreground bokeh and panning.... one of the best in the challenge IMO
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06/20/2008 10:35:16 AM
Nice composition.
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06/19/2008 09:19:51 PM
excellent view point, amazing composition, beautiful dof, and impressive panning 9
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06/19/2008 10:24:45 AM
Great capture! The flag makes the shot! 9
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06/18/2008 11:50:57 PM
Prediction: This is the blue, easily.
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06/18/2008 02:20:29 PM
Nice idea! Especially having the flag in the foreground! you've got a 10 from me.
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