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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D2Xs
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Isle of Man, U.K.
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Manxman Stephen Oates pilots the Hallett Aviation Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Gooseneck Corner during the Centennial Senior TT event on the Isle of Man, ultimately finishing 18th.

Edits:
- Cropped (left the foreground grass in to emphasize the outer edge of this street course). Add a little saturation, re-size, sharpen, Save for web, a little additional sharpening, adjust file size.

Statistics
Place: 505 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.6705
Avg (commenters): 6.5370
Avg (participants): 5.6620
Avg (non-participants): 5.7143
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 687
Votes: 516
Comments: 58
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:11:37 PM
Excellent action shot. Even if there is no motion blur at all, the lean of the bike tells you it is moving. Great colors and detail.
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03/17/2009 09:23:38 PM
Great stop.
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03/17/2009 08:57:43 PM
Very sharp shot of a split second in time.
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03/17/2009 12:17:27 PM
Nice clarity here, great corner shot.
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03/17/2009 06:29:44 AM
Very cool action shot
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03/17/2009 01:31:23 AM
Nice action shot. The details are very crisp.
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03/17/2009 12:28:47 AM
Great shot.
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03/16/2009 05:56:48 PM
good clear shot...not easy to do at a race...great colors and tones
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03/16/2009 05:34:05 PM
Another magazine caliber image 7
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03/16/2009 05:09:50 PM
Could be an idea to cut the disturbing foreground. The out of focus grass got nothing to do with this splendid capture. Keep it up!
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03/16/2009 11:05:57 AM
The clarity and colors make this image seem almost 3D - it just pops off the screen like I was seeing it live. Fantastic work.
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03/16/2009 04:25:28 AM
Well captured and presented. Gotta love racing!!!!!
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03/16/2009 03:55:28 AM
nice capture
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03/15/2009 09:26:38 PM
Excellent capture!
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03/15/2009 06:42:34 PM
Sweet sweet capture. Nice and sharp.
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03/15/2009 05:29:57 PM
Framing this in a square limits the sensation of the propulsion of the subject.
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03/15/2009 05:22:07 PM
what if he touched his knee to the ground? that makes me cringe just thinking about it:/ lovely stopped action btw. good bike positioning
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03/15/2009 04:57:49 PM
Beautiful action. I like the sharpness and the freeze of movement
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03/15/2009 04:10:44 PM
Nice capture, self explanatory.
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03/15/2009 01:33:54 PM
Very nice action shot
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03/15/2009 10:04:01 AM
Very clear, great colours, good timing.
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03/15/2009 09:36:35 AM
nice shot ! 6

;) brano
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03/14/2009 10:22:05 PM
Good clear picture for as fast as they go. Good capture!
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03/14/2009 06:47:51 PM
Great action shot!!
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03/14/2009 05:53:36 PM
This greatly reminds me of a shot in a magazine that was advertising a new Nikon camera. I liked that shot, I like this one, too! the orange bike really contrasts with the rest of the shot, the freeze frame is great, the intensity is good. 9
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03/14/2009 11:13:33 AM
nice stop action shot, wonder about cropping away the foreground grass?
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03/14/2009 08:39:08 AM
I would sure like for you to take a great photo of me doing this on the backroads of the counties we ride! I'll even put on the 'stich & send a copy to Andy Goldfine. Maybe he'll tune it up for me as it's a bit rough around the edges... Damn ~ You'll have to use a different lens though!
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03/14/2009 08:26:26 AM
Excellent timing on your shot. It's impressive when someone is able to stop something moving so fast with such detail and focus. No blur what so ever. Nicely done.
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03/14/2009 12:05:58 AM
Good stop action!
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03/13/2009 10:38:53 PM
terrific detail and so crisp
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03/13/2009 08:12:54 PM
I like the way motion is so obviously portrayed by the angle of the bike yet it's so crisp and sharp with no motion blur. Good DOF as well.
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03/13/2009 07:14:51 PM
I think this photo would be stronger without the grass in the foreground.
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03/13/2009 02:18:21 PM
Nice crop and good action shot.
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03/13/2009 01:50:38 PM
Great capture.
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03/13/2009 01:37:55 PM
Very nice
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03/13/2009 08:24:45 AM
Nice stop action. Love the colors and very good detail.
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03/13/2009 08:09:30 AM
Nice capture
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03/13/2009 01:18:24 AM
Great sharpness and color. Like the touch of the grass clarity as well.
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03/13/2009 12:07:02 AM
extremely well done - incredible sharpness of the bike and the grass (those guys make it look so easy to go so fast and lean over so much)...
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03/12/2009 11:55:28 PM
good job on stopping the motion but IMHO a little motion blur would kick it up a bit more.
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03/12/2009 07:39:22 PM
Excellent shot !! crisp with excellent details. 7
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03/12/2009 02:16:17 PM
nice freeze. good shot!
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03/12/2009 06:02:14 AM
Great capture - nice and sharp - Its hard to shot these fast bikes
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03/12/2009 05:17:26 AM
Crisp sharp and on the money - nice capture
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03/12/2009 01:29:58 AM
Nice heavy bank shot with good stop motion. Is this a racetrack or road?
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03/11/2009 10:26:41 PM
now thats a fast shutter! very sharp.
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03/11/2009 06:01:26 PM
great action shot made even better by being taken on the curve
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03/11/2009 04:40:33 PM
Nice capture of a high speed action shot. Great focus and detail.
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03/11/2009 04:18:04 PM
Good stop motion shot overall. I might have preffered a tighter crop, removing the grasss from the bottom.
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03/11/2009 03:27:09 PM
Wonderful clarity. 7.
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03/11/2009 03:04:12 PM
Nice capture, a little motion panning would have really expressed the feeling of speed though
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03/11/2009 01:46:08 PM
Pin sharp excellent - lacks panning blur or out-focus-background or whatever, to lend dynamic to the frozen scene.
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03/11/2009 11:01:36 AM
in my opinion, i would have cropped the grass at the bottom of the picture, it's a little distracting.
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03/11/2009 10:31:50 AM
I,d go for a tighter crop - good luck
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03/11/2009 10:04:58 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
03/11/2009 08:28:33 AM
Great shot. Personally I would have crop'd the grass out of the bottom.
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03/11/2009 04:24:09 AM
Great motion stopping shot, the kerb really adds to the racy feel
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03/11/2009 02:58:09 AM
Incredibly sharp and focused action shot. Great colors.
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