Illegal Use of Beauty

Lulu Lockjaw

  • Karl Elvis MacRae 4y

    That's an awesome shot.
  • Joe Schwartz PRO 4y

    Thanks, guys! This was one of those rare times when everything magically aligned, and the autofocus and PocketWizards actually worked when I needed them to. The background is a mess, but I can replace it in Photoshop if I get the urge. :)
  • Preflash Gordon PRO 4y

    Don't hurry. It gives the photo wonderful verite and adds to the excitement. I really is like catching a magic moment.
  • Karl Elvis MacRae 4y

    I actually like the background, i wouldn't remove it. It's what gives the shot a sense of presence - you're right there in the action as LuLu rounds the corner.

    What I do with these sometimes is darken and blur the background just a bit; it de-emphasizes the background without fundamentally changing it.

    But really, I mean - what background? B^)
  • David 4y

    Hot pic! Hotter Rollergirl!!

    On a technical note, it's hard to believe this was shot @ ISO 3200, no discernible noise, very cool.
  • Joe Schwartz PRO 4y

    DBE, I use noise reduction in Lightroom 3. Its algorithm is amazing, far better than the Neat Image program I used to use.

    Muy buena captura. Fabulosa de nitidez, enfoque y color.
  • D Eiri 4y

    That IS a great photo Joe....INCREDIBLE!
  • John Connelly 4y

    The background actually adds. You can see some of her teammates.
  • PITA.heather 4y

    Great shot!! She is beautiful!
  • Bob Krzaczek PRO 4y

    That is a fantastic shot!
  • me_here1 4y

  • Preflash Gordon PRO 4y

    Just saw this again today on Tumblr. It still gives me the shivers. Getting these jammer-head-on blazing-towards-you shots looking crisp and well-lit is bloody hard enough. But this image is just off the scale. She is utterly beautiful and so is this as a captured sports moment. Phew.
  • MarSan Photos 4y

    Excellent shot Joe, and not a bad looker too :)
  • John Rudoff PRO 4y

    Jeez', Joe, you are putting the rest of us out of business. That is just gorgeous. So .. is she. This is an OMG shot.
  • RWSportsPhotos 4y

    This is a wonderful image!
    Please consider posting in our group
    Human Sporting Inspiration
  • Dino Quinto PRO 3y

    Molto Bella ! D^
  • len_north66 2y

    Timing is everything
  • .avina. 5mo

    Great title and shot.
  • John Rudoff PRO 5mo

    Bravo!! what avina said.
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Taken on March 4, 2011
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