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dressage rider
dressage rider

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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A345
Location: Dressage barn
Date: Jun 22, 2006
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/45 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2006

A dressage rider taking a riding lesson on her mare...I happened to have just finished riding, had my little Fuji camera with me and took a few pictures of her...didn't like the color image as much as a b&w conversion: cropped, levels, curves, cloned out top of riding crop and a few highlights in her breeches, usm, brightess/contrast. Also, just because I know something will be said about the rider's face being blurred, it is important to realize that as I panned the camera with the horse, the rider was sitting in the saddle and relatively immobile, yet her head was moving with the motion of the trot.

Place: 115 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.0995
Avg (commenters): 5.1250
Avg (participants): 4.8243
Avg (non-participants): 5.2598
Views since voting: 637
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 201
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 05:32:39 PM
Something in this photo needs to be in focus, like the rider or the horse's face. As is, the motion doesn't enhance the photo because it just looks accidental.
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07/02/2006 02:52:01 PM
an excellant photo but nothing is in focus
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07/02/2006 12:16:12 AM
A nice sense of motion with the backround and foreleg blur.

I can't help but feel that it might have worked better in colour. There would surely have been some very rich browns and greens to work with.
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06/29/2006 06:50:43 PM
awwww, such a beautiful horse!!! i'm a sucker for horses... 10 for you :-D
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06/28/2006 07:17:59 AM
Nice capture.
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06/27/2006 01:36:17 AM
Either the subject or the background should be blurred, but not both.
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06/26/2006 11:49:15 AM
Quite nice. Tones are very nice. I wonder if a tiny adjustment to shutter speed would have put the rider in sharper focus while still maintaining blur on the horse's legs. Easier said than done, no doubt. Just a thought. I like to have some sort of stasis in a motion picture by way of counterpoint.
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06/26/2006 12:50:54 AM
Would give you a higher score if the subject was in focus.
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06/26/2006 12:38:59 AM
Nice looking horse.
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