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Speed round
Speed round
divernick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Pentax *ist D
Location: Benoni, South Africa
Date: Apr 24, 2004
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2005

A young rider from Botswana in the middle of an outstanding round on her steed.

Statistics
Place: 86 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.3049
Avg (commenters): 7.9615
Avg (participants): 6.3187
Avg (non-participants): 6.2597
Views since voting: 1220
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 328
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/19/2005 01:00:58 PM
This a great shot!. The panning really emphasizes what it is like to ride in a speed class, and absolutely enhances the action. This image in my opinion should be used in a riding magazine.
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02/02/2005 09:41:27 AM
I think that you did a great job capturing this image, and it should have placed much higher than it did.

It amazes me that 80 people thought it was only an average shot for this place, and 26 actually voted it below average! It just goes to show that this place has a LOT more frikkin idiots than it needs.
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02/01/2005 08:53:53 AM
I thought this one would score better!! Anyway, congratulations on a great shot!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 10:34:42 PM
Great motion blur while keeping the subject clear. Depicts great movement. ((7))
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01/30/2005 03:03:19 PM
Is it me or does the horse look like it's smiling? Nice capture.
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01/29/2005 12:03:59 AM
Great stopped-motion shot.
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01/27/2005 07:35:14 PM
Wonderful capture of the action. Love the concentrated expressions on both subjects. Bumping up one.
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01/27/2005 02:12:27 AM
Very nice job on this, great focus on the horses face, and near perfect on the girls.
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01/26/2005 03:32:24 PM
This shot is all about motion. Excellent motion capture. You really nailed the concentration on both rider and horse, and show how much of this kind of sport is true teamwork. Focus seems a bit sharper on the horse than the girl. I would guess that's an autofocus issue. Might be worth playing around a bit in manual mode to see if you can get a sharper image? 9
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01/25/2005 04:54:22 PM
excellent, excellent capture! wow, you can just feel it, like you were right there! great job! i hope this isn't getting overlooked in this super-sized challenge, and that viewers are giving this the time necessary to appreciate it. thanks for sharing. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
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01/24/2005 10:02:34 PM
Love the blurred background, looks very majestic
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01/24/2005 06:38:29 PM
Frell. That's some panning job!
Unbelievable clarity, just where it's needed, on the horses head. Kudos on an awesome piece of sports photography.
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01/22/2005 06:59:28 PM
NIce shot here... wonderful panning job! I'm a horseback rider so I really appreciate this shot, not only because of how clear botht eh rider and the horse aare... but the horses and riders stances as well. Only thing I might say is I would have wanted to see a tad more definition in the pants... What level is she riding at? What height here? Definitely gives the thinking of "speed" Love it. -9-
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01/21/2005 07:15:06 PM
I am usually not a big fan of motion blur because so many use it when it does not enhance a shot. This on the other hand is very nearly perfect. Great focus on the subject. My only suggestion would be to maybe crop a little tighter on the left, but I understand why you didn't with the writing on the saddle blanket.
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01/19/2005 10:16:05 PM
Nice capture. Looks like you panned perfectly. Good luck in the challenge!
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01/19/2005 09:48:15 PM
Other than wanting to see the whole horse, there's a lot to like about this shot--rider's correct position and their eyes both looking ahead, the intensity that both display, the motion blur. Must be an oxer from the horse's position? Great job.
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01/19/2005 07:26:35 PM
I like this image a lot but unfortunately the back ground is a bit distracting (imho). I would have liked to seen that softened considerably to really bring focus on the fantastic dynamics between horse and rider. None-the-less, a fantastic capture. BOL 7
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01/19/2005 12:42:07 PM
Fantastic action shot. 9
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01/18/2005 10:50:31 PM
Nice capture of the jump and concentration of horse and rider. Looks like you were panning with the rider creating a nice motion blur of the background. Like the cropping as well. Good Luck.
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01/18/2005 05:49:22 PM
Superb panning technique.
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01/18/2005 10:14:21 AM
A great shot. Would have been even better if we could have some space infront of her...
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01/16/2005 05:37:50 PM
Wow, great motion capture! Super job! A 10 from me.
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01/16/2005 04:35:05 PM
Nice job panning.
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01/16/2005 01:55:01 PM
Superb action shot.
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01/16/2005 12:24:00 PM
Amazing focus for such a fast moving action picture. Good luck.
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01/16/2005 10:12:26 AM
great action shot
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01/16/2005 08:55:02 AM
Great job!
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01/16/2005 07:34:16 AM
Absolutely fantastic stop motion here. Great subject and technical excellentce. Love the way you have captured the concentraion in the riders face. 9.
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01/16/2005 01:23:06 AM
Amazing catch! My first 10 for this challenge!
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01/16/2005 01:15:27 AM
Great panning effect. You could have reduced the background colour saturation a bit to give more life to the subject.
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