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A Quick Descent
A Quick Descent

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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical IF Super II for Canon
Location: Playground
Date: Aug 27, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Action, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

My daughter, sliding down a recently-rained-upon slide that made her slide quicker, and wetter. I panned with her so she wouldn't be a total blur, but I was hoping to get more of her face in focus, but with young subjects, you get what you can.
Shot RAW, applied some Recovery in Bridge, converted to JPEG, in Photoshop: levels, cropped, curves, resized, unsharp mask, saved for Web.

Place: 171 out of 204
Avg (all users): 4.5928
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 4.4638
Avg (non-participants): 4.6640
Views since voting: 586
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 194
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/16/2007 11:12:50 AM
fun image & the color makes that resonate! nicely done
hard to get good scores with blur iamges eh? :)
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09/16/2007 09:11:53 AM
Fun image with great color.
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09/15/2007 10:49:13 PM
It fits this "Blur" side challenge very well. There is big fun going on in this image. I can almost hear the squeals of pleasure.
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09/15/2007 09:51:50 PM
Big bold color patches give it a great painterly look (Van Gogh, Gaugin?) -- this might have fared better in the Impressionism challenge, where I suspect people were more tolerant of blur.

Personally, I think I'd mask off and darken the background showing on the left side, especially the sky area, as it really tends to pull the eye towards the upper-left corner, in the opposite direction of your subject's motion. I think making it darker would reduce the effect.

Now I have to check and see if I don't have some blurry pictures of my kid on a slide ... ;-)

Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2007 01:50:15 AM
Oh, panning is very difficult if the subject is not moving on a straight axis. Any way i do like this one very much.
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09/01/2007 04:47:46 PM
Would be better if the slide was blurry and the girl in focus or the girl blurry and the slide in focus. Both blurry makes it look like you post-processed for motion are had too slow of a shutter speed.
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08/30/2007 03:49:40 PM
i like it a lot
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08/30/2007 01:33:40 PM
Could have been better is something was in focus.
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08/29/2007 10:29:36 PM
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08/29/2007 08:36:17 PM
A little too blury for me... sorry.
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08/29/2007 06:40:14 PM
I like the colors, but it's a little too blurry for me.
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08/29/2007 03:43:20 PM
just too blurry for me.
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08/29/2007 10:56:42 AM
Good idea! the photo would be better in focus though :-)
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08/29/2007 09:32:34 AM
I love the distortion that the movement makes. Great colors.
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