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Challenge: Motion Panning II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Location: City
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Aperture: f/5.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2007

From camera: crop/sharpen/contrast/slight desat

I like the way the skateboarder's gaze is caught here... hopefully, 5.0+ score.

I made my score goal for this pic--thanks for all who voted!

Biggest issue with most commenters was the guy in the background... BTW, he was a friend working with me on the shot, not a random passerby. I had versions of the pic without him in the background, although the skateboarder wasn't frozen as well. In the end, I decided that the background movement was a positive here, and selected this photo. From the comments, however, I might have scored higher with just a simpler background.

Place: 24 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.1638
Avg (commenters): 7.1600
Avg (participants): 5.8276
Avg (non-participants): 6.2310
Views since voting: 1743
Views during voting: 670
Votes: 348
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/27/2007 12:24:44 PM
Originally posted by Citadel:

Not really getting a feeling of panning in this shot. The guy in the background is also distracting. In fact he is the only evidence of motion in this shot (aside from the fact that the subject will be coming down at some point)

Not quite sure what to say about this; what about the skateboarder's right foot? hands? the background railing? I thought all of these gave a real sense of motion to the pic, while keeping the gaze locked. I will concede that having the guy in the background turned out to be a bit distracting to most voters.
01/27/2007 08:49:42 AM
i love the expression.
p.s. real guys wear tight jeans!
01/24/2007 07:23:17 PM
awesome pic!!!
01/24/2007 07:13:43 AM
wow. underrated. great capture!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 04:03:59 PM
the guy in the bg is a major distraction...
01/22/2007 10:51:47 PM
Good sense of motion here, keeping the main subject clear - well done!
01/22/2007 08:32:06 PM
Holy crap... give that boy a steak or something.
01/21/2007 05:35:31 PM
A difficult one to pull off with all the movement going on, but keeping the face sharp makes it work. Well done.
01/20/2007 11:33:06 PM
Funny, fun, exciting. 7
01/20/2007 08:43:47 PM
Good one!!
01/20/2007 05:10:23 PM
great shot! good subject.
01/20/2007 09:50:17 AM
Awesome! I don't normally dig guys that are half my size and half my age..but I'd be willing to change my entire criteria for him. Nice trainers too :-) 8
01/19/2007 11:47:39 PM
nice work.
01/19/2007 09:35:36 PM
really great freeze on teh subject - these shots are hard. real shame about the man in background.
01/18/2007 07:45:21 PM
nicely focused on the face, background adds to the motion but in my oppinion is too much, refering to the individual walking by -5-
01/18/2007 07:13:21 PM
one of my favorites so far, I even kind of like the man walking behind
01/18/2007 02:47:04 PM
I like the focus on the face...
01/18/2007 09:36:21 AM
I like this alot. The skateboarder is focused and all of the rest of the activity is behind him, suiting the challenge well.
01/18/2007 08:30:34 AM
Was the guy walking behind a plant or just a passer by. A part ofme would like to see the image without him, but if he was gone you wouldnt have met the challenge as well. Great capture on his face - clean and in focus. 7
01/17/2007 11:10:30 PM
I hope you told the guy who walked by that he distroyed the best shot taken in this challenge. Great shot, but the guy in the background is way too distracting.
01/17/2007 10:18:12 PM
01/17/2007 08:12:30 PM
Great capture! Perfect expression and clarity. To bad about the distracting person walking behind your subject.
01/17/2007 04:45:33 PM
That's an excellent shot. *applause*
Now if only we could make random passerbys dissappear. :)
01/17/2007 04:29:56 PM
Awesome capture of the eyes! I find the guy stroling along behind just slightly distracting. But other than that, VERY NICE.
01/17/2007 04:24:44 PM
Good timing
01/17/2007 03:04:18 PM
well done
01/17/2007 11:20:44 AM
background subject too distracting, otherwise great shot!
01/17/2007 10:20:07 AM
totally awsome
01/17/2007 01:35:32 AM
Not really getting a feeling of panning in this shot. The guy in the background is also distracting. In fact he is the only evidence of motion in this shot (aside from the fact that the subject will be coming down at some point)
01/17/2007 12:28:55 AM
It's great when you manage to isolate the face with these shots. You did this well.

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