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Canoes race

Canoes race
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Copyright: Ivan Simard (Ivan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-06
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Action
Camera: FujiFilm S5000
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/849 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 17:50
Viewed: 3135
Points: 59
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This is an activity at the winter carnaval in Quebec. Crossing the frozen St-Laurence river over the moving ice pack on and beside canoe. The ice pack are moving relatively fast (water current can reach 4-5 knots), so this is very physical and need a good strategy to win, or even just to complete the race.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eleana: Hi ElenaIvan 1 10-03 13:29
To quantabeh: Thanks BehrangIvan 1 01-29 17:51
To hobbitenok2005: Thanks MichaelIvan 1 12-21 17:22
To malyshev: Hi YuriIvan 1 12-21 17:21
To -peterpan-: Thanks PeterIvan 1 12-21 17:20
To MarcLabbe: Bonsoir MarcIvan 1 12-21 17:19
To samuraicamera: You are right !Ivan 1 12-21 17:16
To moli: Thanks Hans !Ivan 1 12-21 17:11
To twin: Thanks AlperIvan 1 12-21 17:06
To Mite: Merci bienIvan 1 12-21 17:04
To rgagnon: !Ivan 1 12-21 07:06
To TheMystic: You're rightIvan 1 12-20 20:19
To JeL_1200: C'eut été possible ...Ivan 1 12-20 17:26
To JohnTulip: Good !Ivan 1 12-20 17:21
To alcaline: Hi MyriamIvan 1 12-20 17:15
To tfebbo: Hi ToddIvan 1 12-20 07:23
To ttreen: Bonjour TriciaIvan 1 12-20 07:14
To GreenBaron: Thanks Hans !Ivan 1 12-19 17:57
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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-19 18:02]
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Ivan... what a great shot. It looks sooooo cold. Love the note

I see it was in 2005 How is the ice pack this year?


ps Hubby was walking by and said "that looks like fun!" LOL

Spectacular shot! The action is well captured and the contrast of white and colored is very rich!

Ivan, great photo of a challenging sport. You've captured the snow and the canoes with great colour and clarity, how did you set your white balance - auto or preset?
TFS, Todd

Great shot,Ivan!!!!
Fantastic mix of colours and wonderful composition!

hi ivan, great capture -- a sharp and crisp composition. i like how the colors are lifted by the surrounding white ice. thanks for sharing this interesting sport. cheers!

- peter

J'ai vu moult images de la course de canots du Carnaval, mais si ce n'est pas la meilleure, on se tire à l'eau.
Pour une fois, on se rend compte, qu'il y a quelque chose en plus des canots.




Salut Yvan,

C'est une photo superbe. Les couleurs sont brillantes et nette. Le focus et la profondeur de champ sont très réussis. Ton point de vu était bien choisi.



This is a nice action piece, has some hurry to the subjects getting the boat out of the water. I like the winter events going on way in the back. Colors are nice!

Salut Ivan, Belle photo très focus. Belles couleurs et bon cadrage.

Au plaisir de se croiser sur TL. Marie-José

hi ivan,
well captured moment,
nice pov, good dof,
well done,
tfs& regards

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-12-19 22:31]

Good shot Ivan
Good colours, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done


Wonderful picture, Ivan. A lot of action and great details. I hope you stood in a safe place taking this shot. To me, it looks like a suicide mission!

Belle réussite avec celle-ci.

Tu vas faire venir les touristes à Québec.

Connaissant le fleuve je soupçonne que tu étais sur le traversier.

Bel endroit pour cet évennement.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2006-12-20 3:45]
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Nice composition and point of view. Very good deatlis. I like this one.
Best of Luck

Sometimes I like to say sorry that I can not keep up with the many nice photo's people post on TL.. it all goes so fast, so.. even if I cannot critique all your photo's .. let me know I like your work very much!!Like this photo here good friend !!! Compliment and a smile from Holland


Hello Ivan

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOf perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

wow great shot yvan !!! where you competing ?
Very interresting subject, especially for one who has never seen such thing, an such ice !!
Thank you for sharing !!

Hi Ivan,
Spectacular shot my friend! The nice contrasting colours show up very well here. The skaters in the background ar ea bonus. TFS.

:) Later...

yessssssssssssss sssssiiiiiirrrr
This is an action shot!
Cadrage parfait, couleurs éclatantes accentuant le mouvement,
Définition parfaite ( et ca ne pardonne pas à cause de l'écriture...)
One of your best shot my friend!


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  • Mite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 63] (550)
  • [2006-12-21 14:02]
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Salut Ivan

Ça fait du bien de voir un peu de blanc ds le paysage ;-)

La composition est très réussie, on sent toute la dynamique. La glace est bien exposée sans aucune perte de détail, on y découvre au contraire toute une gamme de teintes. Les couleurs sont éclatantes et l'image très nette avec une grande PDC.

Ta photo et les autres commentaires qui s'y rattachent me font réaliser à quel point cette activité qui nous est si familière peut sembler exotique, et quel excellent sujet à photographier. Bravo et TFS.

Salutations et joyeux Noel,

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2006-12-21 15:32]
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hi ivan,

what an amazing shot it is...
I love the composition...

my congratulations...

Brilliant shot of this exciting competition. The colours are spectacular agains the white ice. It is difficult to get good colours on ice and snow, but yours are perfect here. Great composition. Very well done.
Cheeers Joan
Thanks for your visit to my photo and for your very kind comments.

This photo also fits in the category of action. For my always they have been photos difficult to catch, by the speed and opportunity that is due to have.
Excellent definition, I congratulate to you.

Salut Ivan!

À moins d'avoir du temps glacial les prochaines semaines, cette scène ne risque pas de se répéter cette année ( LOL! ).

Très jolis contrastes entre les couleurs chaleures des canoës et le fleuve glacé. Brrrrrr!

Bien vu et capté,

beautiful image. great dof, great exposure and nice colors. I would have preferred an aspect ratio of 6 by 4, to show more of the left...

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-01-20 13:56]

Hi Ivan
Great! Wonderful moment captured! Beautiful scene :)
Very effective!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-07-02 20:22]

Hello Ivan,
a very astonishing impact you have created by having captured the red canoe against th white BG. Well thought and well planned thought. the composition is also wonderful.
Wrell cepicted action oriented shot.
Great job.


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  • D_Stig (59)
  • [2008-07-23 5:32]

this looks fun! extra challenge for a boat ride. i like the way you portray the sport in your picture.


like this photo
very good composition

Hi Ivan,
a great photo made on great place at the fit moment.
I likes the dynamics of this scene, and colours - red against white - really catch my eyes!
Nice work, thank you and best wishes from Ukraine,

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