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right moment, good composition, my compliments!

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 4:31PM
Fantastic shot. The acrobatics and angle are great, but I also love the guy who's quietly walking away from it all.
xinia Plus
12 54
15 Jun 2007 4:40PM
I couldn'r resist a hand at a mod Koen - tricky pic Smile) brilliant action caught
tenter Plus
11 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 4:44PM
I examined the previous image and I don't think I like this as much. I was on the side that favoured seeing the background to put the sport in context, rather than shortenning the depth of field to blur the background. In theory this shot should have given me more context, but, something does not seem to work.

Timing is perfect, the person on the far side of the net has great presence and determination. It may just be the face of the person on this side of the net is unseen, and therefore I can't see his reaction to what has just happened.

Still it is great to see images other than flowers and birds.
he he... see you had a go at blurring... veeeeery tricky, isn't it Smile
g_parry Plus
12 332 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 4:46PM
This is great all that action and everything else in the frame. I keep new elements.

Good image

Thanks folks Smile
apreciate your views on this
to be honest Moira, the kid walking away is about the only thing that bothers me in this pic. Well, that, and the left guy 'holding the wire' with his hand.
tenter Plus
11 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 5:08PM
I've never tried a mod before, so for the first time I have tried to mod someones picture. I've just cropped it, to see if it looked better in a closer crop. I'll leave the judgement to you.
oppo Plus
11 6 2 Scotland
15 Jun 2007 5:57PM
I'm amazed those guys don't injure themselves ! Excellent !

NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
15 Jun 2007 7:15PM
Another fab action shot Koen, timing is great as is the dynamic angle of the net and shot in general.

I also quite like the selective blurring on the mod, not sure if it makes it better, just different. Quality shot, gets my solid vote.

And btw, farherhood is..........busy! But awesome. Smile
15 Jun 2007 9:20PM
I think the previous one had a lot more impact. I've been studying both to try to put my finger on why. I think the angle of the camera in this one is a little disorientating for the viewer. Some would argue with justification that the camera angle suits the subject matter. I think the player on the left makes more impact in the last shot because he is looking more towards the camera and his placing in the frame is perhaps in keeping with the 'Rule of Thirds'. I also think there is too much sky and the eye is drawn to the TV ariel and wires too much. I'll try a mod and if I come up with anything, I'll post it. John
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
15 Jun 2007 9:22PM
It is a fine action shot Koen, and something I could'nt do in a zillion years. But I find it overly busy and just too confusing for the old eyeballs. IMO the background is fighting for attention and detracting from the main characters. My mod is again on the theme of toning down the background and I've gone for an arty zoom blur. Pretty crap really but I enjoyed fiddling with it.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 9:28PM
No, the kid's body language is a great contrast to the main action. He's had enough, he's off out of it. The image might be cleaner and better composed in abstract terms without him, but he adds a lot to the human interest for me.
thanks again for the interesting opinions, taking the time to comment, and mod. surprised at the quality of the mods really. the closer crop works and can imagine it to be a prefered one for those who find the bg distractive. Dave's zoom blur looks soooo fake, but also rather irresistable, and is also giving quite some relief at the bg distraction, so must have a go at that lol. I would even add the effect as well in the sky part in the middle ? Anyway, it's my fav of the 3 mods (wait... I'll be right back... have to go rinse my mouth)

Moira, sometimes it is a disadvantage to have been there I guess. For you it is relevant to the story, or part of it...whereas I happen to know it's just a little boy walking by and going for an ice cream in the shop down below. Wish I could have your eyes for this one lol.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
15 Jun 2007 9:46PM
F - A - K - E ?????

But I'm a photoshop expert, a maestro of manipulation, a pixel-pushing perfectionist. I live, eat and breathe digital image manipulation.

I am hurt Koen .... deeply wounded, nay scarred for life Smile
15 Jun 2007 10:05PM
Fantastic action shot. Like the movements and instant.

TommyStr Plus
12 9 3 Norway
16 Jun 2007 4:35AM
Sweet comeback! Like this more than got you sucker. The dynamic angle, even nicer colours (like how the bottom of their shoes are simliar btw)
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
16 Jun 2007 8:25AM

User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
17 Jun 2007 9:24AM
Great dynamic shot. contrary to some I love the fact that there's so much screaming for attention here. That's what I like about life anyway so why not capture it in a good photo? Oh, and Koen, that includes the little boy walking away from the scene. On important business no doubt. Bert
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
18 Jun 2007 10:22PM
This is very good Koen, part of a good series. Uploaded a mod, see if you can work out what has been done Smile
phew... difficult one paul. Only difference I see is that your version is a bit less saturated, and the sky in mine is brighter.
Aha ! very interesting Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
19 Jun 2007 9:23PM
Did it work Koen Smile
A Booth Plus
15 11 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 7:23AM
good angle of view catching the action.
10 Jul 2007 12:24PM
excellent action shot, well captured.
like the arm that runs vertically with the building easier on the eye for a busy image
Krakman 11 3.6k Scotland
23 Jul 2007 7:27PM
Great composition, like the power lines and ball position etc. The confusion is good.
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
10 Aug 2007 2:09PM
Awesome action shot! Happy to be number 30!
Cheers Ty Smile

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