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The Merry-Go-Round
The Merry-Go-Round

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Challenge: Missed Focus (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Location: Seattle Center Fun Forest
Date: Sep 17, 2009
Aperture: F/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: .4 sec
Galleries: Action, Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2009


Place: 59 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.3360
Avg (commenters): 5.2857
Avg (participants): 5.0909
Avg (non-participants): 5.5286
Views since voting: 776
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 125
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2009 10:55:23 AM
In this challenge I was looking for something in focus to act as a counterbalance to what might have been in focus instead. This is a really cool long exposure shot but it gives me no indication of what an intended subject might have been. The only thing I can see that might have been cool is the shadow of the horse in the reflective mirror. I think I'd like to have seen a tighter crop to give that more emphasis. 6
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09/22/2009 01:38:28 PM
Where is the missed focus? I see a completely in focus motion blur shot. I do like it, but it does not fit the challenge topic at all. Sorry.
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09/22/2009 11:38:50 AM
great capture, great use of motion blur.
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09/21/2009 08:48:47 PM
Well...part of the merry-go-round is in focus...so that is okay.
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09/21/2009 02:59:42 PM
To begin with, I am not sure which way I lean as to whether motion blur fits in with this challenge or not. If it is used in conjunction with an OOF area, then I think it would be appropriate. It this particular photo, the merry-go-round looks as though it would be in focus if it was stopped. But since there are differing opinions on this topic, I am not going to allow my personal opinion of does motion blur = OOF affect my vote.

So with that aside, I do like the way you used the blur - it is very creative. What I am not that fond of is what appears to be a tilt, and the slightly in focus background on image left, but not on the right. It feels very off balanced to me. If you crop out the left, I think it would help add to the composition. But besides that, great job! This was a very interesting challenge to participate in and I think your choice of subject is very creative!

BTW - This is all just my opinion - please take it with a grain of salt! Most of the time, I donít know what I am talking about! :)
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09/21/2009 03:49:52 AM
Motion blur
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09/21/2009 02:08:36 AM
It would be better if you cropped the left part. just my opinion.
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