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Mike Schwentner: Lien Grab
Mike Schwentner: Lien Grab
Ricky Cleave

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Challenge: Stopped Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S30
Location: Mt. Hood Meadows USA
Date: Apr 1, 2002
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2002


Place: 58 out of 95
Avg (all users): 5.0545
Avg (commenters): 5.5385
Avg (participants): 5.2436
Avg (non-participants): 4.9355
Views since voting: 1238
Votes: 202
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2002 11:34:00 PM
The composition is nice if a bit far from the boarder, and I really like the trees shrouded in haze, but that show is nasty. :) Also, what is going on in the back? It looks like someone lost a board! I also noticed some fringing from compression in the sky, the file is just 20K, you could have compressed it a lot less.
04/20/2002 10:05:00 AM
Sure looks cold there. With the stormy conditions you got good stop action. I find the other objects in foreground and background distract from the picture.
04/20/2002 08:34:00 AM
A tighter crop of the snowboarder would've been more dramatic. There's just too much dead space here.
04/20/2002 04:08:00 AM
This would have been a great shot if the weather conditions would have been better. I might have tried to get the jumper to fill up the photo..
04/19/2002 06:39:00 PM
That's way cool. If only it had been a nicer day.
04/19/2002 08:28:00 AM
too much empty space at the top. the color of hte board contrasts very nicely with the rest of the picture.
04/19/2002 01:23:00 AM
i like the blizzard look though i suspect many will down-vote you for the dimness. and the stop action is lovely.
04/18/2002 03:25:00 PM
Looks foggy. Seems like that would make difficult conditions for stop-action, but you did good. I kind of like the mood it sets.
04/18/2002 01:20:00 PM
I like the contrast of the red against the grey of the rest of the image.
04/18/2002 10:19:00 AM
You did a good job stopping the motion. This would have been a more appealing photo if it were taken on a nicer day.
04/17/2002 04:00:00 PM
The red board really stands out and attracts the eye, but needs to be a bit more central
04/17/2002 11:08:00 AM
cool. i would have preferred to see the jumper in profile.
04/17/2002 09:18:00 AM
bloody boarders ... nice shot though :) Shame about the board sticking out in the background
04/17/2002 02:23:00 AM
well captured and stopped in what looks pretty poor lighting conditions - good external flash would have helped to light and colour the subject making it stand out darkening the backdrop and giving u a faster shutter speed - allowing you to get even closer to the subject - just my thoughts - additional equipment is not always at your disposal.
04/16/2002 08:29:00 PM
nice stop too bad about the bad snow conditions
04/16/2002 04:46:00 PM
I like your viewing angle. Very interesting subject. As constructive criticism, you may have tried to overexpose the scene a little more. As you may already know, when shooting in a bright scene, such as snow or very bright sunlight, the camera will tend to meter for a short exposure or small (numerically large) aperture as it tries to average the scene to neutral grey. You then have to overexpose the shot to compensate for this if your subject is a darker object in the scene. I think this probably would have been a fabulous photo if the exposure would have been "nailed". Again, please take this in the spirit it is intended as I have no desire to "tell you something you already know". Nice work.
04/16/2002 02:53:00 AM
a little dark
04/15/2002 06:38:00 PM
Big air, as they say. Tricky subject with the limited light.
04/15/2002 06:09:00 PM
04/15/2002 05:46:00 PM
Maybe if you had more of the snowboarder and less of the surroundings I might like it better.
04/15/2002 04:43:00 PM
im a fan of snowboading, but I might have waited for a nicer day to shoot.
04/15/2002 02:35:00 PM
I like the fogginess, it makes it stand out from other snowboard pictures i've seen.
04/15/2002 09:51:00 AM
The picture is too grey for me. That, and there are what looks like compression artifacts here.
04/15/2002 09:08:00 AM
good air , but too much sky. Need to be closer in or more tightly cropped to have a good impact. Crappy weather didn't help you much.
04/15/2002 08:44:00 AM
Good shot, the red jumps out at you.
04/15/2002 08:23:00 AM
I like the fog in this photo. The effect of stopped motion in this photo is OK too. To improve this photo, I may have cropped differently to eliminate the empty space at the top of the shot. I don't know if you could have had the camera lower to the ground, but if so, it may have created a more dramatic effect.

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