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The Blur Of A Moment
The Blur Of A Moment

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: Oct 4, 2009
Aperture: 4.9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2009

Marlie's game vs Hamilton

Taken from the cheap seats with my big lens.....

Place: 390 out of 403
Avg (all users): 4.6918
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 4.6460
Avg (non-participants): 4.8043
Views since voting: 460
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 159
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/14/2009 05:58:31 PM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
Nice movement with the colors but overall too busy, especially with the mix of movement and stillness of the spectators/crowd. I gave this a 4 during voting.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Depending what your aim was with the image (just taking a shot during the game, or going for a specific effect), perhaps trying to focus further to the fore, especially at the players and the action and using a shallower depth of field to eliminate / reduce the crowd, would have produced a stronger image. Again, depends what you were going for - from your Photographer's Comments, I cannot tell.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
390/403 is quite low down the pack and your 5.2 average from your commenters seems to reflect their comments, some of which seem to be especially helpful.

Perhaps cropping out the spectators and going for a more abstract/movement type of image may have produced something that held more interest but as is, I suspect it didn't hold people's attention long enough because of the busyness and slight snapshot feel to the image.

Message edited by author 2009-11-15 14:33:52.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 11:35:00 PM
Too blurry to freeze any real sports action, but not blurry enough to be abstract. As such, the eye is drawn to the more sharply rendered spectators (who probably could have been cropped out).
11/06/2009 04:20:29 PM
excellent ACTIOn shot!! love the blur..great colors too! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 01:45:05 PM
I would like it better in focus..but hockey is lots of fun and a fast game...it really can be a blur!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2009 09:28:26 PM
Everything is way too blurry, but what bothers me most is the white balance being so far off. One other thing I try to avoid is any slight clipping of subjects. For example two players sticks are slightly cut off, it looks almost accidental.
11/01/2009 10:49:34 AM
Great action shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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