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Wingless Flight
Wingless Flight

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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Durand, Michigan
Date: Apr 14, 2004
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2004

Sometimes it's difficult to get close enough to the athlete to block out the sun, but this shot comes close.

Editing: Crop, then clone brushed out some of the bar-hanging hardware and some specks on my lens (note: always clean your lens before shooting important photos!).

Place: 110 out of 169
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Votes: 204
Comments: 6
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04/29/2004 12:00:32 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hiya Doug, nice to meet you.

I know you already know this, so I will keep it short - if he was in front of the sun, much better photo.

Another suggestion is to back off this composition a bit. I don't normally say that, usually I say the opposite! But in this case, maybe the bar he's jumping is TOO simple. A bit of perspective or even a show of the height may enhance your shot.

Happy shooting and good luck,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 09:22:01 PM
Nice action capture.
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04/24/2004 07:48:59 PM
I understand the difficulties involved taking a shot like this, but IMO the glare is just too much.
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04/20/2004 01:07:20 AM
A little over the top :)
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04/19/2004 04:01:27 PM
Great capture of the moment. Nice composition. Lens flare doesn't add anything.
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04/19/2004 11:49:48 AM
Good action catch. Good subject. Personally not wild about the light effect although I'm sure that's what you were going for.
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