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Jetty jumping

Jetty jumping
Copyright ©2008, Ingrid Matschke
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These kids were jumping off the Henley Beach Jetty (suburban Adelaide, Sth Aust) and I just happened to be there at the right time. They were a bit worried that I was working 'for the government' because I had a big camera in hand and they weren't supposed to be doing it. When reassured I was just doing it as a personal hobby they were more than happy to continue their jumping fun. It had been 38 that day.

Photographer: Ingrid Matschke
Folder: Ingrid Matschke
Uploaded: 07-Jan-2008 06:54 CET
Current Rating: 9.67/3
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 1/800
Aperture: F5
Focal length: 12mm
Lens: 12-60
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 400
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Adjusted shadows/highlights, cropping, resizing.
Image resized to: 714x650

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Nice one Ingrid. I cropped/reduced the ocean by half by placing my hand over the screen and thought it had greater impact. Am I being to critical? Sorry! BTW looked at your portfolio and loved that image of your daughter. Normally I am critical of unnatural lighting, but whoever organised yours did well.

Val Bridge at 10:57 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Thanks Val, I originally had a lot more ocean in the shot but have already cropped out at least half of it. I was trying to retain the idea of having the person above the viewer's line of sight to keep with the subject suspended at a higher level, at the same time I was mindfull of the fact that there was quite a bit of water left under him (so to Thanks for the comments about the other shots, the lady with the lighting is doing a degree in photographic art and just borrowed the kids for the day - she's doing it all with film though, hard work.

Ingrid Matschke at 11:25 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Super action shot .........well done Ingrid....;-))
Best regards...........Fons

Fonzy - at 17:14 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]


what a great action capture and nailed exposure - thanks for sharing Ingrid. Some months before anyones going to be jumping in like this around here! i like the crop.

duncan mackie at 17:47 CET on 07-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Great Shot!!!
Perfect timing.
Denny G.

Denny Giacobe at 00:23 CET on 08-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Thanks guys for your positive responses, happy new year. IngridM

Ingrid Matschke at 10:42 CET on 08-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Great action picture Ingrid..congratulations!!. best wishes, Ricardo

Ricardo Rico at 00:24 CET on 13-Jan-2008 [Reply]


Thanks everyone for your positive feedback, much appreciated. IngridM

Ingrid Matschke at 21:34 CET on 13-Jan-2008 [Reply]