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Ready, Steady – GO!!

Ready, Steady – GO!!
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Action
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Murrays Bay Wharf [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 0:43
Viewed: 1909
Points: 16
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Ready, Steady – GO!!

My THIRD photo in the series

This is the photo I took just before the one I posted yesterday.

I thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions.

Some felt that I needed to show where the jumper had come from – as he looked superimposed on the scene.

The jumpers hardly showed any emotion. These are young teenage boys and they do not show their feelings at all – it’s not cool!!

There were a lot of people on the wharf and it isn’t easy leaning over and getting photos without a head or arms also showing from the onlookers.

What do you think of this one?

I shall add another photo in the workshop

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-27 0:58]

This one I like the most !
It's putting us in the context and it's more joyful than the others.

ps.All are a bit too bright on my monitor

Hello Janice,

I think this is the best although it may have been even better to clone out the second boy.

I am impressed by the sharpness of the action shot. The quayside anchors the shot and the composition is great.

These boys are fearless!
My son came to N.Z, a few years ago and did all these dare-devil activities!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hi Janice,
Following your series of jumpings, this seems to be the most interesting to me. :) You captured an unusual diving pose, perfectly sharp subjet, good timing. Brightness is also OK on the whole picture. I guess the feeling of splashing into the water is much greater thn these jumpers show on their fce. :)Anyway, nice post! TFS.

Hi Janice.
Superbly timed and very sharp capture! I like the inclusion of both the near post and the smiling onlooker, for depth and human interest. I don't think cloning him out would be successful, and he's too close to the jumper and the border to crop. Great exposure at 1/800, although maybe a fraction early to get perfect balance in the final picture. I know what you mean by not showing emotion, as I've watched boys do this most predictable thing many times on many piers. It must be an innate urge.

I like this one! Now I want to see one with SUPER fast shutter speed JUST as he hits the water! Wouldn't that be cool!! How about one of you and Hansie doing that? B-).. Nice work Janice! That's what this is about, experimentation and learning!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-27 20:14]

hi Janice

Action freeze at the right moment! Good choice of POV to show the height of the jump with inclusion of the steps and platform.

tfs, bill

I think this is a lot more interesting, Janice - and the first thing that strikes me is that we now get an idea of the height involved - maybe that was a key element missing from the previous one?

There's context in the form of the steps, expression in the face of the non-jumper and a more dynamic pose from the jumper himself. I like this one far more :-)

ah your fav. subject again :) the other one is posing for you, Janice.. well taken action shot.. nicely done.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
  • [2009-01-29 11:41]

Hi Janice

The inclusion of the steps on the left really shows the height they are jumping from.
Maybe the lack of emotion is from the beer, looks like the guy standing has a beer anyway.
Good timing and sharp details.

Regards Derek

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