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One Step away from an 1800' ride
One Step away from an 1800' ride

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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Date: Feb 3, 2010
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2010

Last minute entry. I debated then I thought: what the heck. Enter it just to share it.

I wish this was under advanced so I could play around with the sky a bit.

Just levels and some saturation tweaks in LR2 before exporting to TIFF and then resizing, sharpening, exporting to JPG in PSP XI

[Feb. 10th, 2010 12:25:39 AM]

The Story:
So now that this is in voting I thought I would add the story to this. On our vacation to Kauai, my wife and I tried zip lining. This was the second last zip line for our tour. The distance across is about 1800' and is about 300' above the valley floor at the midpoint. It takes about 90 seconds to travel and once you are done they use a ladder to get you down. Basically you take off and just enjoy the view...while suspending by that bit of steel cable.

[Feb. 15th, 2010 02:16:55 PM]


Well...Strange results so far considering I wasn't going to enter this at all. Its sitting around 6.18 with a day and a bit of voting left. It looks like people are enjoying it so who am I to disagree. :)

Place: 28 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.1850
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.9701
Avg (non-participants): 6.2932
Views since voting: 785
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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02/17/2010 12:39:24 PM

Wow, great shot taken on one of my favorite islands. This received a fine score and was pleasing to many of those who commented.

I agree that it would have been even better with a stronger sky and much stronger depth of field. Still, as it is, your camera directed attention to that very interesting mechanical device that was to propel you down the hill. and this after all, was the point of the story.

So, you told a good story and told it well, and received a good score. Congratulations.

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02/17/2010 01:01:26 AM
Really cool concept, though I would've liked to see a bit more of the trees in focus. Either the camera pointed down a bit, or an f/11-16 aperture, or both... anyway, good colors and like I said... cool concept :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:03:03 PM
Would have liked to see a little more DOF used here but a good shot for the challenge all the same.
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02/16/2010 04:40:12 PM
Wow, glad I didn't miss this one. Good entry!
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02/16/2010 01:06:49 PM
this has a 'magazine shot' feel to me. It would be a nice stock image dealing with eco tourism, or tourism in general.
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02/16/2010 12:51:25 PM
Unusual perspective and good depth. 5
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02/13/2010 06:05:36 PM
nice! good pov, did this in Maui for the first time last september and we freakin loved it!
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02/13/2010 09:46:09 AM
Did you do it? Makes me want to take the leap and cross over to the other side :)
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02/12/2010 03:13:53 PM
Scary, I'm not a fan of heights. Good job putting the viewer in the shot like they were getting ready to go on the ride.
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02/12/2010 01:44:27 PM
zip tie?
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02/12/2010 12:45:16 PM
That looks so fun, I'd give it a try. Cool shot.
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02/10/2010 05:20:56 PM
i would love for this shot to have the rider/human element to it.. that's just my taste though..
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