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Challenge: Motion Panning (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Feb 5, 2006
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Family, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2006

Made in Shutter priority.

- Cropped off the right side, to a more squarer format
- Adjusted contrast via levels
- Adjusted light/shadows
- Used clarify
- Adjusted colours to a bit warmer
- Resized, sharpened, saved

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 117
Avg (all users): 7.1772
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 7.0469
Avg (non-participants): 7.2038
Views since voting: 12441
Views during voting: 760
Votes: 378
Comments: 84
Favorites: 28 (view)


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01/13/2007 07:20:25 PM
I really love this shot. I'm trying to figure out how to do this for the new motion panning challenge. I can only hope to capture something like this. Great!!
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01/10/2007 08:33:02 PM
I've admired this shot for a long time now, and just noticed it wasn't in my favorites, nor had I commented on it.
(hides in embarrassment)

This is one of those shots that just brings a smile to my face and melts away the problems of the day.
There's such a carefree, feel-good sensation that comes from just absorbing the mood in it.
Great stuff Ursula!
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01/10/2007 07:43:02 PM
This is not only about motion panning for me. It is about carefree innocence "I am who I am and I am having a good time" kind of thing.

Congratulations on a super capture.
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12/09/2006 07:44:46 PM
Originally posted by Bosborne:

Hi Ursula,
I love this shot, but tell me, where YOU on a swing next to her? I am trying to figure out how else you would have gotten the ''motion'' background.


Oh, no. I was standing at the side of the swing set. The motion blur in the background is essentiallly the background moving whereas the subject is fixed.

Imagine it like this: you have a ping-pong ball in front of polka-dot paper. Move the ping-pong ball back and forth in a swinging fashion, keep your focus on the ball, what happens to the background? The dots become stripes, the stripes are the same direction/shape as the movement of the ball.

That's the way you do these. Use the camera in Shutter-priority, set to a slow shutter speed (something anywhere from 1/15 sec to 1/60 sec, it's worth experimenting). Focus on a moving subject that's in front of a not so plain background (but not too busy either). Start moving the camera with the subject, and match the subject's speed/movement. Then, just keep moving the camera with the subject and press the shutter. You'll get a lot of failures, but you also get some beauties. The more you do it, the easier it becomes, and the more successes you get.

If this doesn't explain it, let me know, and I'll try explaining it some other way.
12/09/2006 05:39:13 PM
Hi Ursula,
I love this shot, but tell me, where YOU on a swing next to her? I am trying to figure out how else you would have gotten the ''motion'' background.
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02/21/2006 08:06:54 AM
Hey Ursula, this is wonderful! Congrats!!! Well deserved.
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02/21/2006 03:36:17 AM
What an amazing photo! The innocence, the playful carefree, the fluid motion of life as a child. Great capture.
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02/20/2006 08:16:46 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon!
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02/16/2006 12:34:35 PM
Bravo Ursula!!! You have started this year greatly!!! I really loved your photo, for me a Blue, Congratulations!!! I hope I can continue finding inspiration in your work
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02/16/2006 11:54:43 AM
Another Ursula wonder with that wind soothing sweep. Congratulations on your RED.
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02/16/2006 08:38:27 AM
My jealousy at your abilities is beginning to get the best of me. LOL

CONGRATS!!!
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02/16/2006 01:12:13 AM
Congratulations Ursula! I like the "cross-directional-contrast" of the hair and background here.
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02/15/2006 10:44:26 PM
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

What's the shutter speed and aperture?


Sorry, I thought I'd typed that in. Set to Shutter priority at 1/30 sec. Aperture went to F13 in this case. I like 1/30 for panning, as it seems to work well for quite a variety of subjects.
02/15/2006 10:31:36 PM
What's the shutter speed and aperture?
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02/15/2006 09:25:27 PM
Congratulations! one of my top two faves :)
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02/15/2006 08:57:27 PM
Wow! Has a dizzy effect! Nice finish! Congrats!!!
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02/15/2006 08:32:54 PM
Congrats, I'm glad to see you won a ribbon, I rated you high on this photo!!!! Great job
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02/15/2006 05:19:20 PM
Congrats on your ribbon - Great shot, the subject's hair really does the trick for motion.
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02/15/2006 05:09:29 PM
wonderful mood capture in this shot! congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/15/2006 01:51:41 PM
Nicely done, I like the hair a lot. Those tricky eyes are also quite funny, great job
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02/15/2006 11:00:07 AM
Great shot. Well deserved ribbon. Congratulations!
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02/15/2006 08:07:56 AM
Excellent work as usual, Ursula. Congratulations!
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02/15/2006 07:24:45 AM
Nice work. Congratulations.
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02/15/2006 07:14:30 AM
Congrats! Another well deserved ribbon! :)
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02/15/2006 07:09:27 AM
Congrats!!!
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02/15/2006 06:27:03 AM
woot! ursula's on a roll! you ARE in a complete state of woo!
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02/15/2006 03:08:12 AM
this is great, you're good!
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02/15/2006 01:40:34 AM
I got to vote on this challenge but run out of time to place comments... I was going to leave you a comment though about this image. Personally, it was #1 in the challenge. A great idea executed to perfection. In particular the hair flowing in the breeze helps confirm the motion, and the colours are lovely and rich. Of course it helps that the girl / lady in the photo has a natural beauty about her. In a word... Stunning.
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02/15/2006 12:34:39 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Ooooh, congrats on another one you ribhog2.gif!

Excellent take on the challenge (one of my top picks), and now your top 10 shots are all 7+ scores. Nice!


Thanks! That's cool, I hadn't noticed that. But, I got my average to go over 6, FINALLY!!!!!
02/15/2006 12:30:40 AM
Ooooh, congrats on another one you ribhog2.gif!

Excellent take on the challenge (one of my top picks), and now your top 10 shots are all 7+ scores. Nice!
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02/15/2006 12:28:35 AM
Great job Ursula! Congrats again :)
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02/15/2006 12:14:56 AM
WTG Ursula! One of my top scores!
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02/15/2006 12:10:07 AM
one of only two tens i gave in this challenge... excellent work :)
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02/15/2006 12:09:40 AM
Really well done image, congrats on the ribbon!
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02/15/2006 12:08:50 AM
i knew it! one of the photos that I gave a 10 :) congrats on the win. well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2006 05:05:50 PM
great use of the technique. lovely picture
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02/14/2006 01:58:28 PM
You did it! This is the best of the challenge. Well, this and that dog catching the frisbee.
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02/13/2006 02:24:25 PM
Great photo. Really nice panning effect, I like how the tip of her hair is blurred as the wind catches it, and the composition and her expression are very good. I think this one should ribbon - 8
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02/13/2006 08:09:51 AM
This was a tough assignment, but you captured her motion very well. 8
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02/13/2006 01:35:52 AM
i love it so much ( 10 )
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02/12/2006 09:42:30 PM
a very unique perspective for a panning shot... love her hair, and the softness of her face against the chain of the swing is good composition - a very creative approach to a panning challenge!
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02/12/2006 06:19:26 PM
Excellent clarity on the hair and face. Very well done.
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02/12/2006 02:59:27 AM
great work and true to challenge, well done
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02/11/2006 05:23:59 AM
Great image, very well executed and original. I like the colours as well, hope you'll get a blue ribbon!
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02/11/2006 12:29:36 AM
Very nice!
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02/11/2006 12:26:22 AM
very nice
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02/10/2006 06:02:37 PM
very dynamic. 9
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02/10/2006 05:14:59 PM
Very well done, good amount of motion blur yet the subject face is clean. 9
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02/10/2006 04:20:30 PM
Very nice capture -- sharp face, windblown hair, and, of course, the blurred background.
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02/10/2006 12:48:14 PM
This is a great shot, I love the composition used. 10
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02/10/2006 05:59:10 AM
Original and well done. 9.
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02/10/2006 03:11:16 AM
Good job. Meets the challenge. Great subject sharpness and Background Blur.
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02/10/2006 02:38:51 AM
Very cool. This stands out as both a great portrait and a fine pan. A ten from me.
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02/10/2006 12:49:31 AM
brilliant shot caught at exactly the right time 10
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02/09/2006 10:59:32 PM
nicely done. not sure why, but this one really grabbed my attention
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02/09/2006 04:55:13 PM
wow awesome shot!
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02/09/2006 02:34:05 PM
Very nice, Good show of motion.
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02/09/2006 01:58:41 PM
excellent! great diagonal panning lines and timing.
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02/09/2006 11:38:56 AM
Excellent picture, good job.
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02/09/2006 10:46:19 AM
Oh yeah, that's it, you got it!!
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02/09/2006 07:23:08 AM
One of the better shots in the challenge.
Very nicely done.

Good luck
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02/09/2006 07:08:06 AM
this is my favorite - the detail is so perfect and the blur is so exagerated - really great idea too. I love the look on the model's face and everything A rare 10 from me.
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02/09/2006 12:55:45 AM
absolutely great capture and nice example of panning !
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02/08/2006 06:37:50 PM
The direct view into the camera, the grip on the chain, her hair in the wind... 10!
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02/08/2006 05:30:32 PM
lovely, one of my favourite motion panning shots
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02/08/2006 04:14:43 PM
beautiful effect !!
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02/08/2006 02:44:57 PM
this is really nice! focus is very good and in the right place :)
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02/08/2006 02:40:02 PM
You seem to have captured a lot of movement in this photo. The face may be a little out of focus - its hard to tell at this size. I would have been interested to see a version with more of the girl in it, i.e. perhaps the crop is a little too tight, and hand covering part of the face is unfortunate. Still good techinque though
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02/08/2006 02:34:19 PM
Good Shot!
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02/08/2006 02:32:34 PM
i wish you had had some sweet light for this to make is super special
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02/08/2006 02:24:44 PM
Great motion! Lighting is good also.
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02/08/2006 01:56:39 PM
My favourite so far. A very nice shot! 10
Love the way the subject fills the frame, the suggestion of the motion, and the mood of this picture. Just finished voting, and this remains my favourite in the challenge.
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02/08/2006 11:43:16 AM
This is really nice! Good color and exposure. Gives a great sense of motion.
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02/08/2006 10:08:10 AM
One of the most creative shots in the challenge. Like this a lot
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02/08/2006 09:45:18 AM
Good capture...the expession is right, focus is good.
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02/08/2006 09:38:53 AM
Like how the subject is very sharp.
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02/08/2006 08:53:24 AM
Nicely done! Great blur of the background. The mid-air hair adds to the feel of motion.
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02/08/2006 08:15:50 AM
Good one
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02/08/2006 07:32:53 AM
Great shot.
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02/08/2006 06:29:34 AM
Beutiful idea
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02/08/2006 02:49:02 AM
Very nicely done. We have swings in the park right next door to our house and I didn't think of this idea. D'oh!
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02/08/2006 01:26:33 AM
you win if I was the only judge, 10 - thank you for understanding the challenge and giving us interesting lines and a nice subject to look at.
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02/08/2006 12:47:50 AM
Wonderful shot.
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02/08/2006 12:37:10 AM
This is the clear winner in this challenge. Congrats in advance on your ribbon. :)
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