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The World Game
Copyright ©2008, Val Bridge
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Shot this image for a poster promoting Women's football in Gosford, Australia. The idea was 'swapping stilettos for boots'. Comments welcome.

Photographer: Val Bridge
Folder: Vals Random Images
Uploaded: 06-Jan-2008 12:56 CET
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Camera: Olympus C4000
Exposure time: 1/80
Aperture: F5.6
Focal length: 60mm
Lens: Zuiko
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Applied gausian blur in photoshop to background.
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Image resized to: 964x700

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the blur is very unrealystic, but the idea is great! I would rather did focus on hand of a women, or on to the ball. But overall - keep it that way!

Simas Mockevicius at 19:06 CET on 06-Jan-2008 [Reply]

focus

for me the obvious focus point(s) would be the shoes......but it sure as hell needs something sharp!

that said the framing, idea and pose ie all the other elements! look great.

duncan mackie at 00:44 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]

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WoW!!!

Powerful Image!!!

Bruce Thomas at 02:26 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]

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Thanks to all... critique very important, for the sharpness/focus comments.... taken in. The finished poster looked pretty good whether it will attract more women to football remains to be seen. Fianl headline was 'swapping stilettos for soccer boots on Sunday'.

Val Bridge at 05:54 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]

Good idea

Recalls the classic 80s poster of the female tennis player minus her knicks!
Sorry, this is just plain unsharp.

Dave Bennett at 20:57 CET on 08-Jan-2008 [Reply]

Dave Barnet

Dave barnet wrote; 'Recalls the classic 80s poster of the female tennis player minus her knicks!
Sorry, this is just plain unsharp.'

Does this mean someone stole my idea back in the 80's and applied it to Tennis!!! How can they live with that? Cheers Dave, I have been told the sharpness is lacking in the image, something for me to watch in the future.

Val Bridge at 22:48 CET on 08-Jan-2008 [Reply]

Bin Dare!

Val Bridge wrote:
> Dave barnet wrote; 'Recalls the classic 80s poster of the female tennis player minus her knicks!
> Sorry, this is just plain unsharp.'
>
> Does this mean someone stole my idea back in the 80's and applied it to Tennis!!! How can
> they live with that? Cheers Dave, I have been told the sharpness is lacking in the image,
> something for me to watch in the future.
Hi Val and Dave this last comment got my attention. The poster that you are alluding to Dave was called Tennis Girl http://www.pyramidposters.com/tennisgirlcanvas and was taken by Martin Elliott at Birmingham University in 1976. The subject was Fiona Butler, his 18-year-old girlfriend at the time. She could not play tennis, and the couple had to borrow a racquet and balls. It and the famous poster of Farrah Fawcett http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Farrah-Fawcett-Posters_i275030_.htm were in the mid 80s the highest grossing posters ever! Actually Val your image is very reminiscent of another female photographer from the 70s named Deborah Turbeville and her very famous "Bath House" series which if memory serves was for the French firm of Charles Jordan. For the record I also did a shot back in 2005 along the same lines called ”Get The Point” http://myolympus.org/document.php?id=4490 I guess one could say that everything New is Old again ;-) R.

Randall Beaudin at 07:17 CET on 10-Jan-2008 [Reply]

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Val Bridge wrote:
> Dave barnet wrote; 'Recalls the classic 80s poster of the female tennis player minus her knicks!
> Sorry, this is just plain unsharp.'
>
> Does this mean someone stole my idea back in the 80's and applied it to Tennis!!! How can
> they live with that? Cheers Dave, I have been told the sharpness is lacking in the image,
> something for me to watch in the future.
Hi Val and Dave this last comment got my attention. The poster that you are alluding to Dave was called Tennis Girl http://www.pyramidposters.com/tennisgirlcanvas and was taken by Martin Elliott at Birmingham University in 1976. The subject was Fiona Butler, his 18-year-old girlfriend at the time. She could not play tennis, and the couple had to borrow a racquet and balls. It and the famous poster of Farrah Fawcett http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Farrah-Fawcett-Posters_i275030_.htm were in the mid 80s the highest grossing posters ever! Actually Val your image is very reminiscent of another female photographer from the 70s named Deborah Turbeville and her very famous "Bath House" series which if memory serves was for the French firm of Charles Jordan. For the record I also did a shot back in 2005 along the same lines called ”Get The Point” http://myolympus.org/document.php?id=4490 I guess one could say that everything New is Old again ;-) R.


And I thought it an original idea...damn!!!!! Cheers every1

Val Bridge at 12:59 CET on 10-Jan-2008 [Reply]