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    Posted: 15 September 2014 at 11:32
Dear Dyxumers,

Wow! I do not think we have ever had a photo that won the competition so much ahead of other competitiors. But no wonder because the idea and execution of this shot is great

"Shoot High Aim Low" by napo





The two photos which earned the Honourable Mention awards are:


"Nakamura" by joel22484




and


"Stupid Knife Tricks(*)" by pdeley


(*) no knives were hurt in the making of this picture


Congratulations to the winner and the HMs and thank you all for voting and participation in this DPC ...

Happy shooting,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2014 at 20:35
A well-deserved bullseye for napo!


The contest was over from the moment we saw the masterful unofficial outtake from "crouching photographer/flying blade".

Edited by pdeley - 15 September 2014 at 20:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2014 at 20:46
Well deserved winner. Great idea, great execution. Congratulations napo
And very good honorable mentions too
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congrats
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SteveMRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2014 at 01:32
Fantastic picture. Definitely deserves to win. Congratulations Napo.

I do have a question though- the EXIF data says it was taken at ISO200, f5.6 and 1/50. How did you stop the action with such a slow speed- flash?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2014 at 02:40
No surprise to see this result. The image is superbly conceived and executed. Congrats, Napo.
And to the HMs too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlassEye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2014 at 14:24
Congratulations, Napo! Creative concept and technique.
Praise of HMs, too. This seemed to be a difficult theme and these are great examples.

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Well done to everyone!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote dogears Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2014 at 02:13
    I'm still wondering how he did it, very well executed and congrats to the HMs too.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote napo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2014 at 06:30
    Thank you all very much. Joel and pdeley congrats to you too!!! Pity we were so few in this contest.                               Sorry for late reply but I am away from my computer traveling in western China with not much internet around.             
    About the photo few words for those who are wondering. The knife is actually not moving but is hanged by two very thin strings which I cloned out later...      :)
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2014 at 01:10
    Congratulations to the winner and the HMs.
    George: Fantastic idea and execution for this challenging dpc. It was very obvious winner.   
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    All great shots guys, well done!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2014 at 22:37
    Excellent winner photo! I hope nobody was injured during the trial sessions (I would have told the same story about the strings cloned out afterwards, but let's face it: doing it that way would have been only half the fun!).
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