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Skateboarder       ©2015 Old Finn
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       5th place, 140 points
1/1600s, f4, ISO 100, 121mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, more brightness and contrast, unwanted things removed by cloning, resized, USM       Extra Info: None
 
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mrsawyer
Nov 10, 2015
    Congrats on your top 5 finish! Interesting that the helmets are on a wall in the background instead of on the subject's head... hmmm?

ysal
Nov 9, 2015
    Congrats, a fantastic action shot! It was in my TT.

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jomari
Nov 9, 2015
    Great capture of the action. He looks like he's coming right out of the picture. High in my favourites.

Mepo
Nov 9, 2015
    Great action shot in a cool Northern light. I guess the helmets are put on the wall so they will be close at hand when his head hits it. :-)

bryanshoots
Nov 9, 2015
    Great action. Its nice that he wore a red jacket.

elliott
Nov 8, 2015
    fantastic action shot!
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Lo
Nov 8, 2015
    Great action shot with excellent detail.

forkcandles
Nov 8, 2015
    good title . but why not wear a helmet and knee pads

Andris
Nov 8, 2015
    Good catched action, well exposed.TT

johncomyn
Nov 8, 2015
    Good capture of the moment, would be nicer with full frame. Your background seems almost sharper than your subject, not a focusing issue, just the limitations of small sensor cameras. Great for macro photography though!

artsy
Nov 7, 2015
    very good, not easy to take , I presume, one of my favorites.

Phil99
Nov 7, 2015
    Excellent!

Old Finn
Nov 7, 2015
    Thanks Jade O. I used the camera in normal mode, pre-focused, followed the boy with the camera and shooted. I suppose I took about 20 tries from different skateboarders.

Jade O.
Nov 6, 2015
    Given the challenges of direct sunlight, this is remarkably well exposed! Very nice timing. Would be interested to know if you shot this in burst mode and how many tries it took.

aoc46
Nov 6, 2015
    Nice action that fits the theme. The background is distracting; could you have shot from a lower angle to frame him against the sky? (And shouldn't he be wearing that helmet?)

RobertLavker
Nov 6, 2015
    Great capture. This image clearly conveys a sense of motion. Right on theme.

davep56
Nov 6, 2015
    Like this a good action shot

Patty
Nov 6, 2015
    A great action shot - I have placed this in my top ten. Unfortunately I do find the helmets at the bottom distracting.

SteveBee
Nov 5, 2015
    Nice capture of action. However, the background is too busy. Need a cleaner background or one that is defocused so the subject plane stands out.
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