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Blinding Speed
Blinding Speed
darnok


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: South Africa, Pretoria
Date: Apr 10, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

I suspect that this will do very badly, but I just had to try this. I was going for this almost dizzying effect to really emphasize speed and motion.

The main challenge was getting the right amount of blur without while not going at a suicidal speed. Lucky this bit of street was shaded by some trees, so that helped to get the shutter speed down, as it was otherwise a bright, cloudless day.

Post processing:
RAW conversion.
Levels to set black and white point.
Curves to punch up the contrast.
Resize to 640 pixels across.
Smart Sharpen.
Border.
Save for web.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.0596
Avg (commenters): 7.2381
Avg (participants): 5.7869
Avg (non-participants): 6.1656
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 218
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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12/21/2007 11:26:51 PM
Sweet colours.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 04:49:53 PM
Nice motion shot and I like the almost silhouetted nature of the handlebar against the vibrant colours of the environment.
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04/17/2007 01:11:39 PM
Can totally feel the motion here.
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04/17/2007 11:24:18 AM
Interesting. Nice colors, good idea.
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04/17/2007 10:38:15 AM
Great shot - would be better if the handle bar were in better focus. But still a great shot. 8
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04/16/2007 11:33:40 AM
I like the motiong and colors
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04/16/2007 09:23:04 AM
I really love the motion you captured, i feel like im actually moving!nice job!
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04/15/2007 08:32:30 PM
Great photo. I can feel the motion. (I'm a cyclist). I would have liked it even better with hands in the picture. I think I'll try this shot myself with the camera against my chest and the self timer. I gave it a 9.
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04/15/2007 07:17:43 PM
wow, i'm really dizzy !!!!
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04/15/2007 04:23:25 PM
a very good high dynamic shot. Congratulations!!
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04/15/2007 08:19:44 AM
shame about the vibration getting the handlebars, but still a great shot :)
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04/14/2007 12:52:39 PM
Very nice!
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04/14/2007 12:23:05 PM
a lot of motion
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04/13/2007 05:31:11 PM
That's trippy, makes me dizzy. Good job.
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04/13/2007 01:38:36 PM
I get a definite feeling of motion here. Good one.
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04/12/2007 03:36:43 PM
Very nice blurring and colors :-) 7.
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04/12/2007 03:42:07 AM
I like the perspective. if I'd have tried that...well I'd be hurnin' a little.
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04/11/2007 07:40:55 PM
I love the shaking action on the handles and the speed...
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04/11/2007 12:28:14 PM
nice
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04/11/2007 12:02:31 PM
Perfect motion blur. I really feel the speed and movement when I look at this. Well done!
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04/11/2007 11:46:45 AM
Interesting angle and good picture!
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04/11/2007 10:36:05 AM
clever
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04/11/2007 09:52:16 AM
I suppose "Look Ma, No hands" might have been the title as you took the picture. I loke the sense of movement.
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