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Olympics by 3wyl Olympics by 3wyl
I made a resolution (of sorts) to upload a piece a month, so here is my piece for February. I cut it close again, but I hope you all enjoy it.

I titled this Olympics, but the event here was actually the Paralympics of 2012. With the Sochi 2014, I thought I'd upload a similar piece.

I apologise for the overexposure, but it was a really sunny day that day. :paranoid:


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:iconbrian-white007:
Brian-White007 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Good photography! I like it. :)
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Ashborne-Demon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
O.O Wow. That's a lot of people.
Nice shot!
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed! Thank you! :D
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cality Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, you went to the Paralympics! :D What events did you see there? 

The perspective is really cool; I love the way the curve of the arena looks. It's strange that the row just in front of you looks quite empty though! Did it fill up throughout the day?
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3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed I did! :la:

I cannot remember, but it was a track race of sorts. :nod:

There were a fair number of empty seats. People came and went, really.. but it was quite packed! :D
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cality Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds cool! I wish I'd been able to see inside the arena; it looks great. :D Although I guess with track races, you can't always see that much, even if you're pretty close to the action. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty big, that's for sure!

Yeah, true. :hmm:

It's better on TV in some ways. ^^;
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cality Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My mum always says that, haha. :XD: I guess people go for the experience, the atmosphere, etc. :la:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right! There are other things that attracts a person, which is probably for the best. :nod:
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R37X Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of those pictures that are pleasing to the eye. A really nice shot, my man.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: featuring this for :iconevery-photo: due to the colors, the angle in which the photograph was taken, and the overall bright ambience. Well done.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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HtBlack Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I agree with the others, the perspective is very nice!

:paranoid: if you decreased the brightness and it still is so bright, I wonder about the original. Very sunny day indeed. :XD:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

Oh, definitely! The original wasn't so bad, but it was still quite bright. :no:
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is another nice shot :) Both in angle and view and the day looks quite the bright one! Although I wonder what you were doing while everyone else was watching the event :)

And thank you for stating the post-processing. It further helps appreciate the work and know what you did.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I was shooting while everyone was watching, though it was more of a family thing, really. Those high up in the stands couldn't see much of things.

Indeed. I've yet to go back on my old pieces and do it there, but I've been doing it for my recent ones. :nod:

Thanks for the comment. :heart:
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :hug: I do understand and at times (I myself) don't really enjoying watching. I mean there is little to see as you stated.

And I wonder if you will get the time to do so - if possible, good enough!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does depend at the end of the day. The tickets were cheap because we were right at the back. :nod:
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cheap tickets - very strong motivation indeed.

But I guess that is also a statement, not a story :tears:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you mean? :O
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I meant "Cheap tickets - very strong motivation indeed."

I added it as my latest deviation but I wonder if this is a story or statement.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. That makes sense. :O

:O_o:

It may be a bit too vague. :hmm:
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556NatoCartridge Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So happy 'n' bright! :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think it's wonderful.  The composition of this shot really leads the eye.  I really wish I could have gone to one of these events (Olympics or Paralympics) but money and time didnt allow.  Thanks for sharing.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:

That is a shame! Though I dare to say you didn't miss much. I guess it depends what you're going for. :nod:
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problem ;).

I would have loved to see the sprinting and perhaps the football as it fascinates me how non and partially sighted players can be so god at the sport. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that would have been pretty awesome!

Then again, it looks pretty cool on TV. In some ways, it's better to watch it at home.
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
There is some truth in that, watching sport at home indies have a comfort and convenience factor but how often does the Olympics come to Britian?  I guess both have their perks.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fair point. I guess one will be very old before it happens again. :hmm:
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well if they have one in France or somewhere like that in the future we can still go to that I feel. A friend of mine was a volunteer in the olympic village and he really enjoyed it.  I wish I knew more about these opportunities, I really should look online more.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very true! A neighbouring country would be great.. though it'd be very expensive, I think?

Ooh, nice! Yes, there were many volunteering spots open. I was in 6th form when there were volunteering spots, and I could have gone, but the process was a lengthy one. :hmm:
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
Awesome!  Love the fisheye!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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innerviki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I like the perspective here soo much! 
it's a good thing You diodn't rotate the picture
looks very dynamic as it is now :nod:
looking at all the people,
I get the impression that as the distance grows,
they kind of 'turn into' a very colorful scarf :D
the overexposure in not a problem here,
not at all.

p.s.
Don't reveal the bad points of your photos 
as sometimes your viewers may simply not notice them.
By mentioning them at the very beginning
you may affect others' perception of Your works
sometimes in a bad way...
it's just a suggestion though :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! :hug:

Hmm.. I never really did think to rotate the piece. I thought it was fine as it is.. which is rare for me, I guess. :D

Yes, something like that! One doesn't really make out features, as such.

I will have to bear that in mind! :D
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice perspective! 

It must've been really fun there! :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

It was something indeed! We had the cheapest seats, so we couldn't see much. :dummy:
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How was the Paralympics? .-.
And damn, that's a big crowd.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There were a lot of people! Even for the Paralympics. :nod:

Indeed. It wasn't too bad at all! I was seated at the back (cheapest seats), so I didn't exactly see much of what was happening. :O
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anything Olympic can get loads of spectators :D

You only saw little dots moving? :T
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fair point. :nod:

Something like that. :lol:

We were quite removed from it all.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds as if the visit wasn't quite worth it o_O
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was alright, but I'm not a big fan of it all generally speaking. :hmm:
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Then why where you there? .-.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mother made an outing of it. :lol:
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Timetosaybye Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Photographer
I think it's a really great shot =) WOW, that's is a lot of people! :faint: I watched some of the Paralympics on TV. They were really inspiring and amazing! :heart: =)
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