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Disco Bowling
Disco Bowling

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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Canberra, Australia
Date: Jun 20, 2006
Aperture: NA
Shutter: NA
Galleries: Candid, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Took this picture at a work party where we all went bowling. The lighting was very difficult because the 'disco lights' were on and it was very difficult to not get toooooo much of a camera shake. Having said that, I actually like the slight shake, and I think it makes the players look really supernatural. :o)

Place: 96 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.3061
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.1644
Avg (non-participants): 5.3902
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 196
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/08/2006 04:03:33 PM
*Critique Club*

I really like this. The motion blur works, it's in a setting and not set up, and the color is very nice as well.
Someone made the comment that they didn't appreciate all the negative space, but that's the only suggestion I could think of is that I'd actualy like to see MORE negative space. Just a bit to the right side of the image. The ball and the main bowler seem a little cramped and my eyes are really drawn to the guy in the blue shirt. I think that if there were a bit more space to the right, that maybe he would seem like he were located in a more 'main area' of the photo. If that makes sense. Looking at it though, I realize that there were probably ball return units or something to the right, and that might not have been very attractive as far as visual appeal goes, however, I still think that I'd like to see the guy in the blue shirt in a more important location within the photo.
The color is great, I think the lighting probably played a huge part in that. Great way to use the lighting to your advantage here.
I think the background works very well. Very clean and non distracting. Did a great job of not getting other people/stuff in the background and that makes the overall photo have a clean look to it.
I'm thinking this didn't score higher because there was a lot of great competition and maybe the viewers couldn't personally connect with the photo. Technically though, you did a great job with this one.

P.S. Might I make a couple personal suggestions? I notice you've been around over a year, and have only made 1 comment in return to the almost 80 you have received. I learned more giving comments on other's photos than I did receiving them. You don't have to be a professional to tell people what you like/don't like and why you like/don't like it. You'll find that once you start picking apart others photos, you'll be more critical of your own.
Also, you put N/A in the camera details sections in order to get this critique, next time, don't fudge the info. It is helpful to CCers when writing in depth critiques of your work.

Message edited by author 2006-07-08 16:09:48.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 08:36:32 PM
nice colour and interesting blur
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07/02/2006 08:08:47 PM
It owuld have been great if you could have gotten the blue bowling ball in a total stop motion.
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07/01/2006 08:03:47 PM
Good capture and love those blue hues.
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06/27/2006 05:10:58 PM
nice colors.. fits really well to this challenge, 8.
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06/26/2006 07:47:13 PM
nice perspective.
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06/26/2006 01:27:08 PM
I like this, nice capture
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06/26/2006 09:21:20 AM
Cool shot. Looks like a dream. Almost up there in the clouds.
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06/26/2006 08:49:13 AM
Makes him look like he's walking on air. Kinda cool.
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06/26/2006 07:55:53 AM
Good idea but too much of a colour cast
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06/26/2006 05:18:49 AM
great movement
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06/26/2006 01:05:00 AM
Not feeling all the empty space in this photo.
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