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A bouliste throws a cracker at the boulodrome, La Bouilladisse, Provence.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:EF50mm f/1.8 II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 May 2013 - 3:34 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Bouliste
Username:pdgalvin pdgalvin
Uploaded:10 Jun 2013 - 9:12 AM
Tags:Black & white, Boulles bouliset boulodrome provence black and white portrait
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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 12:56 PM

Would have been fantastic to have the ball in the shot as well but nevertheless a great capture. Love that it is in bw.

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pdgalvin
pdgalvin  3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 4:19 PM

Cheers! The boulle was in the shot, but it was the other side of a tree, so I cropped it out... So-so..

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parob
parob e2 Member 4parob vcard France72 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:23 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great! I like the subject's expression and, of course, the hand gesture. It perfectly reveals the subject's concentration on the boulle's flight, even though it isn't visible. From a technical point of view, I think that while the player's face is correctly lit, there are some excessive highlights, particularly on his right hand. Similarly, the second log and middle-ground could be toned down. Otherwise, what an excellent action shot. Cheers,
Paul

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