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gredan May 2, 2006 4:27 PM

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It's a long way down after a miss.

JohnG May 2, 2006 4:31 PM

Gredan - very nice concept. But given the choice between exposing the person and exposing the sky, I recommend exposing the person. The face is vastly under-exposed - and while the sky is very nice and blue, I think the shot could be better if the emphasis were on the person and not the sky.

gredan May 2, 2006 4:42 PM

After I looked at the picture, I realized I should have used some fill flash.This image is just as it was taken. I did try lightening it up, but didn't like the results. Lesson learned.

klfatcj May 5, 2006 11:43 PM

The way the bar sits on his foot, it really seems as if he was jumping forward and tripped over the bar.

Kevin

klfatcj May 5, 2006 11:47 PM

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If you use the shadows/highlights adjustment on photoshop, I think you may get some better results with this picture. I did a 10 second adjustment and it's not too bad (although I've had problems with my current monitor where I though things looked good, but on others not so great.)

Kevin

gredan May 7, 2006 2:41 PM

Excellent job, Kevin. The sky and clouds still look great. I'm not an experienced Photoshop user and the clouds ended up very washed out when I tried.

Thanks


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