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spy Feb 28, 2008 6:12 PM

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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!!

jschoenr Feb 28, 2008 6:22 PM

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:
http://lh6.google.com/jschoenr/R8dPR...%5B1000%5D.jpg


spy Feb 29, 2008 12:13 AM

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Hey, thanks for the suggestion. Here is photo #2.

frenchy Feb 29, 2008 2:12 AM

I like these both. Tell me - what post processing did you do to get the surreal sky in the background of #2?

RadioControlGuy Feb 29, 2008 2:33 AM

yeah these are some hot pics!

what post processing (if any) did you do?

musket Feb 29, 2008 3:24 AM

Terrific shots,I can see by your Ixef your using a cathode ray tube display

certanly has made a difference in PP.....................:cool:..............musket.

Mark1616 Feb 29, 2008 8:39 AM

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.

Mark

JohnG Feb 29, 2008 10:05 AM

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!

spy Mar 1, 2008 12:15 PM

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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.

spy Mar 1, 2008 12:16 PM

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One more for the road.....


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