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Enough with the impressionists
Enough with the impressionists

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Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Ottawa river
Date: May 13, 2008
Aperture: f20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Sports, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

I did this panning from a moving car. What I like about it is the impressionist effect of the water being seen through the vegetation. I also like the contrast with the biker whom has nothing in common with impressionists' models.

In the original picture, the bike was going in the left direction. I swithed it and croped it close to the right side to give the feeling she is leaving from the scene, hence the title "enough with the impressionists" to which I could have added "I'm out of here". It is a bit of a statement about woman's liberation and a "clin d'oeil" to Marcel Duchamps' Nude Descending The Stairs.

For the overall composition, I chose a stripe (green, blue, green) leaving more green in the bottom, again to accentuate the leaving position of the biker (she is slighly moving up). But I realize now that the bottom green is not quite in the same impressionist style as the middle part, and takes to much space compare to it, as a frame that would be too heavy. If I could resubmit, I would cut the bottom green, leaving a third or even just a forth of it.

Thank you in advance for your comments.

Place: 61 out of 139
Avg (all users): 5.3426
Avg (commenters): 5.6923
Avg (participants): 5.4364
Avg (non-participants): 5.3106
Views since voting: 766
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 216
Comments: 14
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 12:23:41 AM
Like the title. Nice "lure of the road" scene.
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05/19/2008 10:07:39 PM
The bike is not the main focus in this picture.
05/17/2008 10:39:40 PM
Nice panning here. and a great comp.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2008 10:46:31 AM
Very good effect, would be almost perefct if the biker was on left side
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05/16/2008 07:35:52 PM
Very creative.
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05/16/2008 07:20:58 PM
sweet green
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2008 11:31:16 AM
Really nice use of the frame! Putting the rider on the right (and, thereby, having a lot less space in front of her) really helps with the sense of speed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2008 10:06:00 AM
The use of panning in this photograph a s little ak, it would be better if there was less negative space.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 06:38:22 PM
wow there is just alittle too much green for my taste
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 12:17:48 AM
love it - 9
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05/14/2008 07:43:40 PM
Nice colour and effect. I would have liked the subject entering the frame and not leaving it however.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2008 03:10:21 PM
lol @ titel
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2008 09:22:36 AM
Great title!
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05/14/2008 12:45:51 AM
Love the colour, but kind of soft. Good composition.
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