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Challenge: Motion Panning II (Basic Editing)
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Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Carousel at Pier 39, San Francisco
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Family, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2007

I love the slight blur in the dad's hand, as he's pointing out the child's mother. I was going to use my daughter as the subject, but she took an inside horse, and these people just happened to grab the horse on the outside ring, so I ended up shooting them instead.

I had pretty much given up on this competition when I stumbled upon this subject. I had an idea of shooting the cable cars in SF with a blurred background, but the subject was too big and I was either too close or too far, and there were too many tourists in the way with their point and shoots. I had my kids with me, so we wandered down to Pier 39, and then my youngest wanted to ride the carousel and, voila, inspiration.

Handheld with my 18-55mm lens set wide (18mm), ND2 filter on the lens. I was using time priority mode shifting between about 1/10 and 1/30 of a second. This one was at 1/10, and really shows the benefits of Pentax's built in anti shake!


Cropped right side, sharpened, resized, all in Irfanview.
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Post-challenge edit: WOO HOO! 5th challenge entry and my first top 10, first over 6.0, and 2nd spot on the K100D list! Thanks for all the looks and kind comments. I really lucked into this image after almost giving up on this challenge. Thanks!

(Yes, it was a true panned image. I was standing outside the carousel and shooting as it went by ... The subjects were on the outside horse, and the center of the carousel is what's blurred in the background)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.5524
Avg (commenters): 7.1579
Avg (participants): 5.7414
Avg (non-participants): 6.7119
Views since voting: 2617
Views during voting: 574
Votes: 353
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/20/2008 01:31:48 PM
What a fun shot. You have capture the motion in a very uniqe way for this shot. Brilliant photo.
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11/06/2007 04:04:55 PM
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Quite the same, yet quite different.
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01/26/2007 02:39:41 PM
Congratulations, great feeling of motion and very nice composition.
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01/24/2007 11:51:03 AM
Congratulations on your finish. I liked this 1
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01/24/2007 11:02:26 AM
Congrats on you top 10 really like this image. Did not get to finish my voting so I did not see it before.
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01/24/2007 09:14:30 AM
Great shot...This was my favorite. Congrats on the top 10.
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01/24/2007 05:48:44 AM
Congratulations on a top 10 finish. Well deserved too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 08:47:17 PM
Love the motion and colors in this. Nice composition too.
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01/23/2007 03:55:48 PM
excellent motion panning...just wish dad's legs weren't amputated...other than that...great shot
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01/23/2007 03:55:33 PM
This picture is magical!
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01/22/2007 11:16:40 PM
This pan image is very hard to get.
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01/22/2007 04:46:04 PM
This is a great motion panning shot. There was another of a horse on a merry go round but it was shot on the moving merry go round, thus not motion panning. This however is such a warm and welcoming shot panning as the boy and his dad pass, so good I think so far this is my favorite.
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01/21/2007 11:01:48 PM
excellent!! you absolutely nailed it, all the way around. very good work.
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01/21/2007 09:07:06 AM
Nice!
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01/20/2007 06:56:53 PM
I like this photo. Well done.
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01/20/2007 05:19:52 PM
very nice!
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01/19/2007 02:35:58 PM
Exciting memorable intimate moment. Colours and centering all enhance your photo. 10.
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01/18/2007 05:50:58 PM
Fun shot! ... 8
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01/18/2007 02:49:12 PM
Was this taken standing on the carousel rather than panning? It just looks different for some reason.
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01/18/2007 10:43:46 AM
good panning.
but i think it would have been better without the man in there.
just my personal preference.
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01/18/2007 08:44:19 AM
Great timing and a very nice capture. Had they been looking right at you would have made this an amazing pic but still very nice as it is. 7
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01/18/2007 07:01:44 AM
Nice composition and
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01/17/2007 10:14:12 PM
I think the carosal is moving but the camera isn't - so I see the motion, but not the panning.
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01/17/2007 04:50:00 PM
Very Good!
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01/17/2007 04:48:14 PM
Good job! I'll comment more later...
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01/17/2007 03:40:45 PM
Good pan, and clarity...
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01/17/2007 12:47:07 PM
Like the perspective of this image. Decent clarity on your main subjects. Lighting, color and action are well captured.

This image has the appearance that it was taking from the moving platform and not from panning per se and perhaps some voters will think it is not 'true' motion panning.
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01/17/2007 04:23:56 AM
Focus on horse and boy is great, daddy a little extra but still fine..nice colors.
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01/17/2007 01:14:09 AM
Works well.
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