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Copyright: Richard Gagnon (rgagnon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 124 N: 182] (2390)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-26
Categories: Friends/Family, Action
Camera: Nikon D200 with MBD200, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR, UV (0)
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 17:53
Viewed: 2137
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
here are the Marquis brothers. Both are on the canadian national freestyle ski team. Philippe (left) is a rookie ont the team while Vincent (right) is on the world cup team . For the first time the two brothers were competiting on the same world cup event(Mont Gabriel)!! Vincent won bronze that day and gold the week after in UTah.

this photo is a merge of their separate race. I adjust the composition to make them look racing one against the other but it is one race in the morning (left) and one in the afternoon (right)

I did not adjust the level of blue to make that difference. I need your opinion on this before I print this.

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I like this photo of the two brothers. I really enjoy action photos. How exciting for both of them to be on the same team. I like the blue levels and would not adjust it.. I would prefer a black frame in order to keep the eye moving to the red in the photo in lieu of the frame. This, of course, is just my personal preference.

tfs, Lisa

Your imagnation is great but yes, you do have to smooth out the merge to make a good print---
there is a definite line of seperation here but work on it in levels and adjustment colours and I think you'll get it right---Lynne

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-08 10:08]

The photo is a great idea, but the difference in lighting is HUGE! It would take a lot of PP work to make it look better. The blue needs to be uniform and the lighting on the subjects closer to the same.
Great idea though

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  • Mite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 63] (550)
  • [2008-02-14 8:29]


L'idée est géniale. Personnellement, j'essaierais d'éliminer la différence de couleur et de luminosité dans le ciel avant de "printer", pour rendre l'illusion plus complète (mais c'était correct de la présenter ainsi sur TL). Pas facile, compte tenu de l'importante différence de luminosité qu'il y avait entre le matin et l'après-midi. Il y a aussi le problème de la différence de profondeur de champs entre les 2 images, étrange que la portion droite de l'arrière-plan (la plus éloignée) soit la plus sharp. Peut-être un peu de "blur" appliqué au bon endroit?



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