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Old Feb 28, 2008, 6:12 PM   #1
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I got to try my hand at shooting snowboarding for the first time. Staring into the sun made this shot very difficult but I think it turned out alright.

This weekend I'll be shooting the Provincial Bobsleigh event at the Olympic Park in Calgary. Should be a blast!!
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 6:22 PM   #2
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Really nice timing and exposure seems to be right on to me. The only suggestion I'd make is maybe a tighter crop and change to portrait orientation. Like this:


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Old Feb 29, 2008, 12:13 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the suggestion. Here is photo #2.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 2:12 AM   #4
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I like these both. Tell me - what post processing did you do to get the surreal sky in the background of #2?
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 2:33 AM   #5
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yeah these are some hot pics!

what post processing (if any) did you do?
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 3:24 AM   #6
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Terrific shots,I can see by your Ixef your using a cathode ray tube display

certanly has made a difference in PP...................................musket.
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Hey Kevin, #2 simply rocks, that is a great shot and I would get it to the magazines (if the rider is known)!!!

Great work and please share the PP.

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Old Feb 29, 2008, 10:05 AM   #8
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Yep - photo 2 is the one. Shot 1 would be great if the backround were more interesting (mountain range, trees, blue sky etc). So I like the style just not the particular background. But 2nd shot is cool. Nicely done!
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments. I figured this type of shot was going to raise some curiosity. Tipically, shooting a shot like this where you have tons of highlights leaves anything darker blacked out like a silhouette so the only thing I was thinking during the shots was "don't blow the highlights" and set my exposure to the left of centre.

I came across a program that takes 3 exposure images, merges them in such a way that it uses the blown highlights image, the normally exposed image and the underexposed image to create the photo I posted. Better known as "hdr" imagery or "high dynamic range". Goggle it and there's lots of reading on it.

I was quite shocked to say the least that the entire image turns out perfect in extreme conditions.

Here is the original image hdr worked from.
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 12:16 PM   #10
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One more for the road.....
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