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Old Jan 8, 2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Just a shot from the sidelines but thought I could post it and see what you thought.
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Old Jan 8, 2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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Great shot. Timing was terrific, and all those eyes in the background only emphasize the point of interest.

On my monitor, it was a bit lacking in contrast. It might do better with just a bit of more.

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 8:05 AM   #3
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Very nice capture. I agree, colors look a bit faded - try to darken the blacks a little and bump up contrast and saturation. But those are easy things to fix - you already got the tough part right
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 8:58 PM   #4
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To me, it looks a little tightly cropped. The shot needs a little more at the bottom and the top.

Also, the background looks too busy so that it's hard to find the athlete in amongst it all.

Try shooting with a wider aperture to blur the background.

Nice catch of the guy at the top of his jump.

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 9:18 PM   #5
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That was at 2.8 with my FZ20

Any photoshop elements ideas on how to blur it to help the pic.
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 9:24 PM   #6
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Actually you can dodge and burn using Elements 2.0 and make the background around the athlete darker.

As for blurring the background, there's probably a way to do it, but it would get real technical.

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Actually you can dodge and burn using Elements 2.0 and make the background around the athlete darker.

As for blurring the background, there's probably a way to do it, but it would get real technical.

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Yeah... That would be a tough one. To many things in the foregroundto mask off.
The picture is a good picture, but I not sure it's worth the kind of time it would take.
If you've never done dodge and burn or in this case a dodge and blur this wouldn't
be the place to start.

Hey. Perfectly timed!

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