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Challenge: Motion Panning II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

This gymnast from the College of William & Mary was running towards the vault in this meet against University of North Carolina. I was in the front row of the bleachers when I got this motion panning shot, shot at 1/60 shutter.

Place: 34 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.9583
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.7636
Avg (non-participants): 5.9964
Views since voting: 1400
Views during voting: 560
Votes: 336
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/27/2007 07:26:10 AM
The tension on her face speaks volumes. One of the best sports photos, but not only that, it's more than sports, it's about humans, how we waste energy so that we gain more. It reminded me of one passage from Bronowski's the Ascent of Man, when he explains why we humans engage in sports, while animals don't.
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07/14/2007 12:06:23 AM
Really nice panning. Good one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 06:03:11 AM
love the expression, realy looks like she is going for it, shutter speed is just right to get the motion, and her face is good and sharp, well done
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01/22/2007 10:48:24 PM
Good sense of motion here, keeping the her face well-defined!
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01/21/2007 09:38:37 PM
I like this photo, I just wish her facce was more in focus. Nice job
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01/21/2007 05:33:40 PM
Great timing on this shot. love the look on her face.
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01/20/2007 11:43:53 PM
01/20/2007 10:10:19 PM
excellent work. and i know from experience just how hard it was to get it. good luck!
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01/18/2007 10:16:31 PM
Nice motion pan, nice movement in the hands... Unfortunately not a flattering look even though it does show her determination.
01/18/2007 05:12:05 PM
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01/18/2007 10:05:33 AM
Nice capture of expression and action. Too bad this isn't a bit wider and less centered. I'd like to see the horse or springboard that she is running to. Lots of noise on this one which is common indoors - a bit of neat image would take this picture a long way.
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01/18/2007 07:09:07 AM
Great and a really wonderful capture. The hands and the hairs and background are in blur and the case is relatively much sharper. A welcome change from the tracking shots - a true motion pan here- 8
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01/17/2007 02:17:46 PM
Good shot - pity about the beam through her head, but still a good shot.
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01/17/2007 01:39:58 PM
Worthy of Sports Illustrated, I think. The title sure fits the look on her face!
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01/17/2007 12:41:22 PM
I like this one. The look of determination on her face, the blur of the hands, the flying hair, very good. ~8
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01/17/2007 09:19:30 AM
oh yeah, this is very familiar.
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01/17/2007 06:13:40 AM
Great expression, well composed etc
I'm sure it could be sharper buit hell you know that!
Love the hands.
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