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Archer's Wrath
2nd PlaceArcher's Wrath
casualguy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Zodiac (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Outdoors near home
Date: Jan 24, 2004
Aperture: F9.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/42
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2004

I rigidly established the arrow in front of my camera so the arrow and camera would move as one (maybe explain later). Then I (laterally) swept the camera from right to left and snapped the shutter while doing so (hoping to convey that the arrow was 'in flight').

Post processing: I performed a slight canvas rotation and recropped the image. Applied light sharpening and level adjustments. I then converted to Duotone and added border.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 120
Avg (all users): 7.0726
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.9103
Avg (non-participants): 7.1471
Views since voting: 4430
Votes: 248
Comments: 37
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/10/2004 06:06:01 PM
Well captured, and congratulations on your second ribbon!
02/04/2004 09:00:20 PM
This "Thank You" goes out to all those who took time to vote and/or comment on my entry.

I must admit that I was somewhat surprised at these results. I was hopeful of getting into the top ten, hence 2nd place was a very nice surprise.
02/04/2004 11:04:35 AM
Congratulations on the second placing.
Very impressive idea.
S602 rules :) :) :)
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02/04/2004 10:04:41 AM
Congratulations on a strong second place win - interesting shot
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02/04/2004 07:50:44 AM
congratulations! great method and execution!
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02/04/2004 07:14:26 AM
unbelievably creative!!
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02/04/2004 12:13:34 AM
Love it, love it, love it. I'm a 3D archer myself, and just love it. And it's been achieved by a fellow S602 Zoom user too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2004 10:21:37 PM
I like the concept. Good use of blurred background to convey movement.
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02/03/2004 07:17:07 PM
Dayum. Good shot!!! :) 10
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02/03/2004 03:36:05 PM
very sharp, and great DOF
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02/03/2004 07:43:52 AM
Is this arrow really in motion, or is the background blur a filter?
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02/01/2004 07:31:37 PM
Great sence of speed. Love the photo, great job.
I would love to know how this is done.
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02/01/2004 11:07:48 AM
This is cool. The arrow evokes a good sense of motion. 9
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01/31/2004 08:24:06 AM
cool effect
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01/31/2004 01:33:43 AM
good image I like this
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01/30/2004 07:47:59 PM
I have to know, was this shot actually taken with the arrow in motion?
Great picture none the less! Good luck
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01/30/2004 03:43:30 PM
What great "texture" to that background - nice mix of tones in it too.
Arrow is sharp and well positioned - but feels a little wonky. Doesn't detract for me though.
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01/30/2004 06:17:01 AM
At a quick glance, I thought you did an amazing job panning, then I realized how you took this. Very nice effect, and great focus on the arrow.
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01/30/2004 02:10:38 AM
Sharp!
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01/30/2004 01:00:52 AM
Loved the crispness and movement of the arrow against the blurred moving background.
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01/29/2004 04:37:48 PM
Interesting technique and well executed
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01/29/2004 09:11:43 AM
Sharp as it can be. Very good expression of movement and speed but I cant figure out if you have done it just by using large apperture or if somekind of movement is included.
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01/29/2004 12:24:46 AM
Nice effect here, with the blurred background and completely sharp arrow. I'll guess at how you made it: Slow shutter speed, and moving a picture behind the arrow. However you did it, I like it.
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01/28/2004 11:42:15 PM
Very cool shot, would love to see how you did this when the challenge is over. Good luck.. 8
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01/28/2004 10:56:01 PM
Taken while rotated on a tripod? I like it - nice focus and exposure. I feel like I'm flying with the arrow. Simple, yet effective to me. Well done.
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01/28/2004 10:43:00 PM
Nice illusion of movement.
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01/28/2004 10:13:50 PM
It really is the best of the bunch. Congrats.
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01/28/2004 09:34:34 PM
It's sharp and the blurred background implies motion, but the foreground still fails to keep my attention. The concept is there, but the fact that it's simply an arrowhead tip doesn't really keep me interested.
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01/28/2004 07:39:53 PM
Great DOF... gives it an in motion effect!! Nice photo!!
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01/28/2004 06:16:54 PM
foreground stationary, background moving? Awesome effect, I think you just inspired me!
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01/28/2004 05:44:35 PM
Really nice. Like the foreground sharpness couple with background motion blur. Would love to know "How'd you do that."
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01/28/2004 04:26:54 PM
Love the focus and light...nice nice shot. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/28/2004 11:30:55 AM
this is great... did you actually catch the arrow flying through the air? if so.... WOW! I really like this, nice choice in black and white... great depth of field. Good luck!
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01/28/2004 11:17:10 AM
That's cool - nicely done and very crisp
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01/28/2004 12:56:46 AM
ohmigosh! this is awesome!! I am so intimidated! if I could give you more than 10 I would!!
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01/28/2004 12:24:25 AM
awesome!! -9
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01/28/2004 12:18:14 AM
Amazing panning! (I think) I like the way you choose a "boring" angle/composition, which works extremely well with the determination of the arrow/archer. No screwing around making parabolas. He aims straight for the target! I love it!
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