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Challenge: Free Study 2013-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Date: Feb 2, 2013
Aperture: 18
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2013

[Mar. 7th, 2013 11:27:06 PM]

I like the motion, lines and that the hilt in focus. This was not a Blur outtake. It was taken the week before Blur was announced.

Place: 93 out of 205
Avg (all users): 5.7184
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7123
Avg (non-participants): 5.7333
Views since voting: 360
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 103
Comments: 6
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03/08/2013 02:50:37 AM
OK sorry! :) next time I wont vote 7 hehe.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2013 11:52:08 PM
Excellent action!
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03/07/2013 10:50:39 PM
Very cool. Love the contrast and motion. So well balanced.
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03/04/2013 09:38:39 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Love the motion blur shown in this fencing match (a foil I believe from what little I can see of the handle and blade). That blur adds to the sense of action going on. I think it would improve the composition if both the blade and the helmet were in better focus...and perhaps a tad bit more focus detail on the fencer on the left as well. The detail is there on the blade and the legs of the lunging fencer, but it just needs a little more on the helmet/head. It is a difficult thing to get the right amount of motion blur to show the action balanced with the right amount of focus on the subjects to showcase some detail, but I believe with that perfect balance this would take this from a good shot to an excellent shot.
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03/02/2013 12:27:10 PM
Funny how many of the blur challenge out takes are ending up in the Feb FS :)
Great image, and has to be blurred to work. It will however battle to compete with the traditional FS.
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03/01/2013 02:46:00 PM
Great catch. Love the motion and grain.
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