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Going Down?
Going Down?

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Challenge: Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: From my loft balcony to my living room. LOL!!!
Date: Dec 5, 2002
Aperture: f16
ISO: 1.5 seconds
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2002

My first submission into a contest here. Took a zillion clicks to capture this. Hope you enjoy.

Place: 8 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.6411
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.6429
Avg (non-participants): 6.6397
Views since voting: 1818
Votes: 248
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/10/2011 02:33:43 AM
I like the subject chosen and the outcome as well!

I am not a photographer and so this is just a thought...
Wondering whether a horizontal motion would have been more natural? I tilted my laptop sideways and it looked (to me) quite interesting. The alternate title "Going Right?" seemed to fit too? Ofcourse, thats just me.

You bet this is "Going Down" into my favs!
12/17/2002 09:40:12 PM
Davenit -- Greetings from the Critique Club:

Outstanding and beautiful motion capture! I feel that any critique I might offer would be nit-picking. Please take the following ideas as my "thinking aloud" about your submission.

I like the long and narrow approach to cropping that you've used, but wonder if it might look more natural to show this as a horizontal composition (dart moving from left to right)? I mention this only because we think of darts being thrown at a target, not being dropped straight down from a balcony! Of course, if the dart were moving horizontally then we would expect to see a small amount of downward motion in the trail so maybe it wouldn't look natural as a horizontal composition? I also wonder if the composition would be improved with a bit more space between the tip of the dart and the edge of the frame?

I notice that you've listed the shutter speed as 1.5 seconds -- is this correct? I don't have experience with this type of photo, but it seems like the dart would be out of the frame in 1.5 seconds?

Anyway, great photograph and congratulations on your high placement in the challenge!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 11:14:35 AM
Nice shot.
12/14/2002 07:43:21 PM
1)Does it fit the theme?(9)

Total Score:(7.57 rounded to 8.0)

The idea here is wonderful. Exectution was great. One thing wrong with this picture that I can see and I do not know if it is my monitor or not, but I think I can see pixels. Other than that this is something i would hang on my wall. Good job.

John (TurboTech)
12/13/2002 05:39:08 AM
Excellent shot. My one 10 for the week. I like how the dart is clear, but not too clear and shows the motion trails. Very well captured. - Inspzil
12/13/2002 05:13:51 AM
Or up, even.
12/12/2002 10:48:50 AM
Excellent shot. Very good composition, colour and clarity.
12/12/2002 09:03:49 AM
nice job!
12/11/2002 10:38:22 PM
Nice cropping, it fits the pic perfectly
12/10/2002 02:46:51 PM
Neat capture. Love the crop, color and action.
12/10/2002 02:24:45 PM
Nice long exposure - the dart is going straight down, so all the motion looks right.
12/10/2002 02:23:27 PM
Good n sharp (excuse the pun!)
12/09/2002 11:27:07 PM
Nice use of the new image size rules. Looks great. Well done.
12/09/2002 10:29:10 PM
Great capture of motion. I like it! Cub
12/09/2002 10:09:57 PM
Great job. Got the motion thing down real nice. jacko 9
12/09/2002 07:15:34 AM
Good concept, well executed. (Also nice to see someone making use of the new width and height allowances.)
12/09/2002 03:32:55 AM
Great use of the new cropping rules! I love how the point is sharp, but the rest is blurred.
12/09/2002 12:25:14 AM
Excellent pic! Love the composition, color, contrast. 10!

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