At least 3 look to be off-level, which always puts me off a bit. Nice images, though.
mike schm: DEAR HOST & fellow participants,
I don't usually consider jogging in the park, skiing on novice sloops or surfing on two to three foot mushy waves to be "extreme sports". However, I would consider jogging in Death Valley, skiing down a mile long vertical chute or surfing in remote, twenty foot, shark infested waters to be rather "extreme".
Are all motorcycle races extreme? How about stylish jumps in kite surfing? Can tricks make it "extreme"? In other words, what separates an "extreme sport" from a "sport"?
I want to vote fairly on this challenge, so could you please provide your definition of what an "extreme sport" is. I look forward to your (& other participants) response. I hope we all will honor the host's final definition.
Thank you for hosting and being a part of this challenge,
I'll take a shot. I've been considering the definition of "extreme sports" since this challenge was listed. To me, it's non-traditional sports (as in, NOT baseball, football, soccer, etc) that are widely perceived to be dangerous, and which require good physical abilities. Some of the activities may be less dangerous than the perception, especially to those that attain proficiency.
Motorcycle stunting would certainly qualify -- and they're included in the X-Games. As to motocross racers, they are agile, and take a pretty good beating, so, I can see how that would qualify, as well. I don't know if kite surfing is dangerous or physically demanding... but, it [looks] pretty extreme.
Kinda bummed. I've found that, between moving, changing computers, AND restructuring my backup drives, I lost almost all photos from my FZ1 era. I did find a handful, including one that's always been a favorite, which you will see, shortly.
elmo: I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.
Sounds good. Now, I'll have to see what I've got from the old girl. (whoops on other reply, out of place)
I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.
Reg Natarajan: I love Flickr the way it is. I hope they improve it without messing it up. I don't want another Facebook. A few new features would be nice, though, and with Picnik closing in April, they'll need something to replace that.
I wonder if they could replace Picnik with Pixlr. I've found that to be a good online editor. I have the Pixlr Grabber extension in Firefox. If, while reading forums, I see a photo that seems to need certain tweaks, I can take it straight to Pixlr for a quick edit, to confirm my impressions.
Congratulations! I did expect our photos to be close in standing. I should have given you a lower rating... hah!
Love the facial expression.
That's cute. The fingers / scale really make the shot.
You picked the right title; I never would have expected to see this posture. Nice capture.
Beautiful shot. Such colors!
That's pretty cool. I never would have expected the square neck opening.