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Old May 6, 2010, 8:39 AM   #1
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Josh Riker-Fox, a serious competitor in the pentathalon sport.

There are five (5) events in a Pentathlon
1) Pistol shooting
2) Epee fencing
3) Swimming
4) Equestrian show jumping
5) Cross-country running.

Today, he is training in freestyle swimming with my club.
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Old May 6, 2010, 9:34 AM   #2
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very striking and powerful image. i really love the processing and the angle, how did you get so low, it almost looks like you were in the water lol.
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why was the iso so high?

for a still shot like that i would have had both the iso and shutter lower?
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very striking and powerful image. i really love the processing and the angle, how did you get so low, it almost looks like you were in the water lol.

I agree...striking pix. No suggestions for improvement. Excellent.
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Extraordinary.
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Old May 6, 2010, 8:56 PM   #6
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Dustin, I wanted to get as low as I could for this shot so I turned on 'live view' and set the camera on the ground tilting it up.

Pbjunkiee, the 5dMII does so well with high ISO's and in this particular pool ISO 1000 is half what I normally shoot but because there was lots of sun coming through the upper windows all around, I cut it back to 1000. I was also shooting action shots that day and needed the 1/400+ to freeze action. In this shot, the only thing to freeze were the water droplets falling from his feet but I was also trying to stop the action of his diving.

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Kevin, tremendous photo. Did you use hdr on this one? I ask because it appears you have used it here, and because I have never tried it, but am getting close to making the plunge, after seeing the nice results from several of our members.
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Great shot nonetheless, i was just wondering the reasoning behind it

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Yes Robert. If details are important for the final image then I do some hdr with it. With out it, the water droplets on his legs and arm would not show up.
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This is breathtaking - love the low perspective and the amount of details you brought out with the slight hdr treatment!
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