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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Houston
Date: Apr 1, 2004
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.5 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2004

This was taken on one of the few really clear nights we had here in houston lately.

I know some commented it was not very sharp in a few areas and I agree, this shot was hand held while sitting in my truck, so I think it came out ok. Plus the carnies (carnival employees) were looking at me weird.

ISO 200 F/16 1.5 second exposure

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Place: 1 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.9502
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 6.5354
Avg (non-participants): 7.3433
Views since voting: 6966
Votes: 261
Comments: 46
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06/16/2004 11:54:44 PM
Handheld with a 1.5sec shutter?! What are you nuts? Great job! You must not be a caffeine addict yet. I grab a tripod for 1/60 shots. Wonderful composition and contrast.
04/20/2004 06:05:29 AM
Congrats on the bluey!!!
04/17/2004 09:30:50 PM
hey this picture is making ,me dizzy i rate u a ten good job
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04/14/2004 07:41:57 PM
Congratulations James, you must be a surgeon with such hands :) Great shot.
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04/14/2004 03:54:24 PM
Thanks all, I rested my elbow on the door arm rest and the camera against the window, no ND filters, yes it was spinning pretty fast or fast enough to give the motion... I took about 40 pics that night from a few different angles

James
04/14/2004 03:25:01 PM
James

Congratulations!
Hand Held? Did you rest on the truck door?
Did you use any ND filters or etc?
For only 1.5 secs It looks like it was turning fast :)

Message edited by author 2004-04-14 15:26:17.
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04/14/2004 11:56:31 AM
I was going to say, "Wow, hand held?!" But everyone else has said it, so I won't bother... :)
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04/14/2004 08:42:40 AM

Hand held!! awesome shot!
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04/14/2004 05:50:27 AM
Hand held! wow, you must have a very steady hand! Congrats!
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04/14/2004 05:20:33 AM
Congrats! You won!!! :D
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04/14/2004 02:23:45 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - Great photo
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04/14/2004 02:11:32 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon James! It's a great photo.
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04/14/2004 12:59:32 AM
Beautiful colors and exposure. Congrats on the ribbon.

Keep it up...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 09:31:59 PM
Gives impression of moving at 120 mph,poor people who are taking the ride! :-)
Compsition and light very good,lack of sharpness,maybe because of done handheld or poor lense,7.
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04/13/2004 02:07:33 PM
I can not believe you made this so very interesting. Even though there can't be too many Ferris Wheel pictures, you really did this well -- it looks as dangerous as I first thought when I was 3 years old.
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04/13/2004 08:52:56 AM
Nice use of motion blur. I'm glad you didn't add a border. I expect you will do very well with this one.
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04/12/2004 05:19:49 PM
This is AWESOME. Best photo in this challenge that I've seen yet.
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04/12/2004 04:27:14 PM
Great shot. Nothing else to say. 9
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04/12/2004 03:37:04 PM
nice
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04/12/2004 03:06:24 PM
great exposure.
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04/12/2004 02:19:29 AM
Beautiful picture. It fits the challenge so well, is so well composed and the colors are great.
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04/11/2004 10:16:33 PM
very nice and colourful wheel
wish u did not catch the roof in the righthand side of the shot
but still very nice
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04/11/2004 11:13:30 AM
Excellent...
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04/10/2004 11:26:49 PM
very nice capture.good and bright...lots of colour
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04/10/2004 07:00:48 PM
Very nice. Love the colors.
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04/10/2004 04:33:55 AM
i like this.
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04/09/2004 07:37:56 PM
Nice motion. Like the contrast against the night blue sky.
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04/09/2004 01:19:47 PM
Nice photo. This seems to be the most interesting photo to me in this challenge. I might have liked to see it a little more centered though.
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04/09/2004 09:17:43 AM
excellent
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04/09/2004 09:08:38 AM
A really nice image. The colours of the sky are spot on in complementing the colours of the fairground lights.
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04/08/2004 05:45:17 PM
Like it a lot, a pity that the other parts of the picture are out of focus. But the wheel looks fantastic. Therefore I rate it a 7
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04/08/2004 05:43:29 PM
I very much like how this turned out, I gave it a 9
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04/08/2004 04:12:16 PM
I don't know what this is, but i hope there is nobody in it. This would have gone just as well in the 'motion blur' challenge. Very good.
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04/08/2004 03:51:34 PM
Nicely done. I like the color of the sky. This looks similar to a picture in Pop Photo and Imaging a few months back.
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04/08/2004 11:54:35 AM
Composition doesn't really thrill me. Think I'd have approached it from a different angle, but great exposure and motion blur.
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04/08/2004 09:15:20 AM
Very nice! I'm an aficianado of time-lapse shots of carnivals (small group, eh?) and you've really caught the motion nicely. Did you use a tripod? Nitpicking, but it seems like some things are nicely sharp (the checkered canopy) but other things aren't so sharp (the mini-indy sign). Perhaps different USM settings would yield more uniform sharpness?
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04/07/2004 11:41:19 PM
beautiful!!!
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04/07/2004 11:29:07 PM
WAAaooaAAaooaAAaooaAAaoowww....i'm too dizzy to comment. ;)
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04/07/2004 02:14:38 PM
great shot! makes me a little dizzy!
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04/07/2004 01:25:11 PM
This is a nice motion shot. Good job!
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04/07/2004 09:44:29 AM
Great time of day - nice use of color and blur.
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04/07/2004 07:05:23 AM
Almost perfect... focus is just off IMO.. this would do MUCH better (knowing the DPC crowd) had this been in focus. Otherwise, everything else seems to be in order... composition and color tone. Very good sky too, perfect timing is all i can say. Hope you do well! Good luck! :D
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04/07/2004 06:54:00 AM
Neat Shot
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04/07/2004 06:48:48 AM
the gradual dark shade in the background works well
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04/07/2004 12:50:20 AM
I predict a ribbon. Love the entire scene.
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04/07/2004 12:05:59 AM
Excellent photo! Love it. 10!
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