An expert enjoying grade four white-water on river Soca near Trnovo. In Soca this wonderful sport should be actually named blue-water paddling. Thousands (too many) come to Soca every year to challenge their skills and body and fill their souls with natural beauties. Every difficulty grade of paddling is available, from easy for beginners to suicides.
Scanned with Nikon CoolScan ED IV. Cropped, levels, resampled, unsarp mask level 54, 1 pix radius, JPEG level 30 (Corel PhotoPaint notation)
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PLD_images (7149) 2003-08-09 16:17
Great action shot. Very good sharpness and framing.
roconnell (327) 2003-08-09 17:16
Fantastic detail and a very strong composition. Wonderful sports action photo.
Didi (57250) 2003-08-09 18:14
Amadej est un as de la numérisation. Très bonne explication technique.
Il y adu suspense dans cette scène, le kayak réussira t'il à éviter le rocher ?
La suite à la prochaine photo ...
En résumé cette prise de vue est formidable.
Amadej is an ace of digitalization. Very good technical explanation. There is some suspense in this scene. Will the kayak crash into the rock?
To be continued...
This catch of sight is fantastic.
technogran (1339) 2003-08-09 19:56
Great action shot. The colours are so beautiful. The water sure looks cold, like liquid ice with frosting.. (hmmm I guess water is liquid ice isn't it?).....
This shot is really nice and sharp and clear.
Mrcurtain (421) 2003-08-09 21:45
Great action shot!
A minor suggestion though would be to crop the photo to a portrait mode. I think the vertical kayak would go better with a vertical photo.
Curioso (9271) 2003-08-10 3:05
Everything is there to make this picture a great sport illustration especially the speed shutter which is fast enought to leave lot of water details but blurry enough to show us how furious it is.
I totally agree with the beauty of the colors : this emerald blue is really stunning ! On top of that, the contrast with the kayak is good. Good focus on this acrobatic position !
Great action shot !
RobBrown (1797) 2003-08-10 11:26
Great shot as a paddler Iam not sure this guy ment to be doing tailey just there the way the water is running down between those rock could mean he's in for a few problems? you know the out come of the manover. Sorry you feel like that about us enjoying your superb water and country.
Back to the picture nicely caught in the action water and rocks nice and clear, my only thought was that the point of sharpest focus was the rocks above the kayak in the pic, leading to the object of the pic being slightly soft in focus IMO, so maybe selecting the lower half of the pic and applying a unsharp mask to it may help.
dominique (11414) 2003-08-10 17:47
Not badly the action, I like the color and the contrast with water.
Eagle (522) 2003-09-13 10:30
Great action shot! Maybe too much contrast though, or are the colors for real? =)
gringofil (0) 2003-09-27 11:57
Amazing action shot. Even the central placing does not bother me here, as there is so much going on here. The colors of the water are truly beautiful. I did some white water rafting in my life, but have yet to brave the big rapids. Maybe I'll come down to Slovenia sometime and try my luck.
ssddgreg (219) 2003-10-06 13:25
Excellent shot! The colour of Soca is still visible -- did you use any filters or special lenses?
Porteplume (3412) 2003-10-07 5:08
The water must be cold, but you froze it in one "click" Amadej...
The colour is amazing and the framing very well chosen.
- Copyright: Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) (1285)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon 8008S, Tamron AF 35-105/2.8, Fuji Velvia
- Exposure: 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rivers, Sports, Canoes & Kayaks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-09 15:27
- Favorites: 2 [view]