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At the fun fair - the octapussy
At the fun fair - the octapussy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: At Bern / Switzerland
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2005


Place: 90 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.0814
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.2079
Views since voting: 1707
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 258
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/20/2005 11:41:08 AM
I really like the way you captured this subject. Because it's off center and seems to shoot from the bottom corner of the frame it keeps the viewers eyes moving and really conveys a sense of action.

I think the colors are fantastic and I really like the motion blur of the ride. That said however, I'm not so crazy about the motion blur in the background because it makes all the motion blur makes it difficult to look at this photo for long because you start to feel like you just stepped off the ride. On the other hand, I think it's great that your photo can produce this result, but aesthetically speaking it would be an even stronger image if you had used a tripod so that you didn't have blur in the background.

Oh, and for the record, it's okay for you to call this place a fun fair. It's true that people say carnival in the US but that doesn't mean you have to.

Keep up the creativity and shooting!

All the best,
Christina Mallet
(DP Critique Club)
04/19/2005 07:39:29 PM
Actually suprised this one didn't rate higher... the blurriness may be a bit much, but in a way, it really captures the feeling of being at the fair.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2005 10:28:53 PM
I hate these things. Get sick everytime! The object in the best focus is the single octopus arm. I think this image would be better if either the background was in focus or one of the cars (the one to the left) was in focus. pretty neat though.
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04/12/2005 02:12:11 PM
You must be british. The british are the only ones that call it fun fair. In the US its call the carnival.
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04/11/2005 09:25:32 PM
Everything just looks blurry. If everything but the ride was sharp, it would give a better sense of action.
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04/11/2005 12:14:42 PM
overall too blurry - would have been much better if the background was in focus.
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