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Jumping Caucasian *
10-JUN-2005 Rod

Jumping Caucasian *

Cleveland Brisbane Oz

I tried B&W, film grain, & all sorts but ended up posting the original. I'm not sure if this one works. Which is signature me:-)

Canon EOS 350D ,Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
1/200s f/8.0 at 55.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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ctfchallenge15-Jun-2005 03:27
Glad you brought this back, Rod. (Now the guy has plenty of room to complete his catch! LOL) Shu
ctfchallenge13-Jun-2005 16:28
nice action shot, Rod. as i missed all the distractions (cars, arrows and what not) in the original, i can enjoy this shot without any problem. -Abstract
ctfchallenge13-Jun-2005 02:45
This is much better. I would have cropped even tighter (but, then thats me...)
- RK
Shu12-Jun-2005 22:32
My frank opinion of this is that it looked perfect without cropping out those elements! In the original image, the composition was better. Crop more and I'll doze off!!! Shu
Paul 12-Jun-2005 22:30
Works much better with this crop Rod. I don't find the light pole any distraction. If anything it seems to frame the right hand side of the image and leads your eye across to the ball .
alexeig12-Jun-2005 16:39
Nice shot. I am trying to understand whether the light pole adds or detracts
Rod 12-Jun-2005 02:02
Thanks Cat & Ioana, Yes the arrow does add to it a little, that's why timing & framing is the key to these shots ........cough...cough:-)
Ioana Davies (Drutu)12-Jun-2005 01:06
Rod, I think this works much better, gets rid of (most) distractions and brings the subject closer to the viewer. Another thing - I didn't notice before, but the arrow on the road pointing at the kid is a nice bonus.
ctfchallenge12-Jun-2005 00:14
Didn't see the previous one, but what you have now works nicely! I don't see any distracting cars. -Cat
Rod 11-Jun-2005 12:29
Does this crop work any better without the cars? I tried to clone the cars out but ended up in a real mess. As this crop was taken from a horizontal picy I just moved the crop to the right & only had to clone a small section of car.
pfehlauer11-Jun-2005 02:55
Nice catch, Rod.
Canon DSLR Challenge11-Jun-2005 00:38
Fun shot Rod. theFly
Rod 10-Jun-2005 22:47
Thanks all:-) I took the missus to the sewing shop to buy some threads & had a few mins to shoot some close ups of weeds when this boy came up the road bouncing the ball. As he got past me he did an almighty kick up in the air which gave me time to focus & shoot. I only got the one shot & on the way home was telling Mereana about this great shot if it's in focus. Well unlike Mr Bresson's shots none of the other elements in the shot really work. I might try & clone the cars out but I will probably make a mess out of it. If all else fails I might just put a frame on it:-)
Photogenix10-Jun-2005 20:56
Rod, very expressive photo. The red ball against the sky really stands out besides the jumping boy.
Wondering if a tighter crop will further improve this...
- RK
Paul 10-Jun-2005 19:05
I love this one Rod, it's got a fantastic carefree feel to it for a friday out of school after the rain. Love the wheels of the ute too but i can see how it might distract but then this is a suburban street with street lights and road markings and not a studio.
ctfchallenge10-Jun-2005 18:21
Me like. Move trucks? Me love. (Me not know why me talk like this! - Rod do weird things to me brain!) ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge10-Jun-2005 14:36
I like the color saturation and mid-air capture. The red elements seem to be in the right place (lucky you). Very well done! Shu
Ioana Davies (Drutu)10-Jun-2005 14:16
Cool! I like the carefree feeling of this one. Also, the red shoes, red backpack and red ball alligned vertically make the subject and the action stand out from the background.
Rod 10-Jun-2005 11:27
Thanks for commenting:-)
Rod 10-Jun-2005 11:17
What's the problem if the comments do disappear aammmm? It takes a lot longer to get a photo than it does to make a little comment. It would seem that everything is ego driven these days & the words must be immortalised along with the photo in cyber space, is it mate?