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Look Ma - no hands!
Look Ma - no hands!
LevT


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Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Collection: Sports
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Apr 7, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2007

Take two of my recent shot for the "Motion panning" challenge
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Not very creative of me, I know, but I wanted to see how it would score when it is not borderline DNMC, as it happened for that previous challenge.

To repeat the description of the technique from that shot, I strapped the camera to my chest with a bungee cord and put it on a timer. A wide-angle lens is required to capture the whole scene with the hands.

Last time it was an old d70 and hands firmly on the handles. This time I decided to up the stakes a little bit, so this was taken with a brand new d200 and hands off the handles. It turned out quite a bit harder to hold the body still in order to get a reasonably sharp shot, so this is the best I could do in the very limited time I had for this "project".

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.5587
Avg (commenters): 7.6500
Avg (participants): 6.4688
Avg (non-participants): 6.5973
Views since voting: 1581
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 213
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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10/31/2007 04:54:24 PM
Great movement! It makes me dizzy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 04:23:49 PM
Oooh nice motion blur and I really like the use of that path leading my eye in the direction of the motion. The "rules" of composition usually direct us not to lead the viewers' eyes out of the frame but here I think it works really well.
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04/17/2007 11:04:49 AM
How did you take this picture?
It is interesting and dynamic and perfect compositionally.
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04/17/2007 08:30:19 AM
haha, almost made me dizzy :)
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04/17/2007 08:10:51 AM
Looks dangerous! Well done!
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04/17/2007 06:33:54 AM
like this you can actually feel the speed by looking at the photo well done
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04/14/2007 11:23:38 PM
dramatic picture, I like the way you captured the speed
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04/14/2007 09:29:24 PM
I'm that kind of "over-the-edge" guy, too! Amazing shot! This is a keeper! Great job! :)
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04/13/2007 07:36:21 PM
Watch out for the bench up ahead! :) Nice shot.
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04/13/2007 03:48:03 PM
Ugh! That makes my tummy turn a bit, nice job!
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04/13/2007 12:20:37 PM
Cool. Great shot. Interested to learn how the heck you did it!
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04/13/2007 05:30:51 AM
Wow! I can't imagine how you did this! I like very much the composition, the steer and the road both going to the right, and the colors, which are very natural... still IMO something could be improved to make this one of my favorites: the focus on the hands is perfect, but it would add more impact if it was on the steer also, and the gate at the end of the road is somewhat distracting. Anyway, very interesting job!
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04/12/2007 11:41:54 PM
great shot .... excellent ...... love the simple uncluttered feel of this ... =9
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04/12/2007 11:06:56 AM
i don't know how you took this but good job. haha its a little crazy when you look at it too long. good job, very nice for the challenge.
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04/12/2007 10:19:36 AM
Nice shot, but no hands on what? You would have us believe that you weren't holding the handle bars and you weren't holding the camera. It will be interesting to see how you pulled this one off. I like the motion blur and the orientation of the photo. This gives the image a sense of speed, the feeling of a slight loss of control, and a feeling of dizziness.
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04/12/2007 09:20:10 AM
simply cool! i absolutely love the way you have kept hands/bike-handle sharp and have included the curved bike path. one of my favourites of the challenge and definitely the best image of moving bikes (view while riding the bike) in this challenge. good luck!
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04/11/2007 10:48:59 PM
Nice sence of speed, interesting shot that I am sure was a little tricky to take.
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04/11/2007 06:19:39 PM
Fun shot, nicely done.
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04/11/2007 05:04:19 PM
Nice job :D
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04/11/2007 04:28:28 PM
haha it actually makes me dizzy to look at.
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04/11/2007 12:30:54 PM
Cool! I have no clue how you pulled this one off without killing yourself. :)
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04/11/2007 12:04:51 PM
oh look you gona get broke
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04/11/2007 11:22:02 AM
Creative idea. I like the interesting angle and the movement created.
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04/11/2007 10:44:21 AM
Neat. Made me wonder how this was done. Would've been perfect if the handlebars weren't blurred. Probably hung the camera around your neck using the self-timer.
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04/11/2007 01:46:33 AM
Excellent! I just voted on a similar composition. I like them both, but I do like the hands in your shot. I like the slight tilt, the natural color and the pathway. 10 from me.
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04/11/2007 12:30:03 AM
Great Shot!!! It will make you dizzy!! It may just be me but I think you can tell that the bike is actually moving backwards, perhaps it is just my visual impression biased by what I think is the way the picture was taken. I am giving you a 10 though.
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