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Challenge: Free Study 2011-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon Powershot G11
Location: Bedford, Texas
Date: Dec 18, 2011
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2011

Haven't been hugely motivated to go out shooting this month, so I've not much to choose from for the freestudy. This was taken on a memorial ride for a Megan Babb, a young lady who was recently stuck by a car and killed while riding her bike. Her dad led this memorial ride in her honor. I didn't know her, but having recently been struck by a car myself, I felt it was important to take part in this.

This shot was actually an accidental press of the shutter button while attempting to take a shot of the group riding around me, but something about it appealed to me enough to save it from the delete button.
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I figure a blurry, moody, off center shot like this will be doing well to pull in anything over a 5 from the collective. Not looking for mass appeal, however. The success of this entry will be measured by the comments it draws in.

Post-challenge notes:
Performed WAY better than expected on the average vote and pulled in a large number of positive comments, plus a high commenter's average. A complete success with this one.

Place: 172 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.4338
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4082
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 444
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 136
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/10/2012 12:05:26 PM
The sense if multi-directional blur really captures my heart for this image. Nicely done! I didn't vote on this image, but would have given it an 8.

Message edited by author 2012-01-10 12:05:57.
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01/10/2012 01:29:37 AM
Yeah i liked this, and gave you a 7, oh why did I not comment on it, lazy i guess.
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01/08/2012 12:29:54 AM
LOVE Alex's comment - perfect for this! This did well by me but I didn't get back to comment. The blur is perfect!
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01/08/2012 12:23:16 AM
Love this. Much under appreciated. Well, at least by the masses.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2012 10:48:22 PM
good motion capture. provocative title.
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01/07/2012 09:47:17 PM
Good texture, I like the placement of the bike in the frame.
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01/07/2012 12:44:48 AM
really nice texture and composition.
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01/06/2012 09:48:27 PM
Nicely textured street.
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01/06/2012 08:36:29 PM
Love the composition and the grain.
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01/03/2012 09:51:13 AM
It certainly evokes some.
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01/02/2012 06:53:06 AM
the title is rather meaningless but I do like the image and the motion blur, good luck with it
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01/01/2012 11:39:22 PM
I really like the texture and the grain. The partial image is like "seeing" radio. Your mind gets to tell a whole story around this. Is the rider racing? First and pulling away? Last and trying to catch up? Or just someone touring, an exotic locale? Or maybe only a kid riding down the street... Or maybe none of these. Makes me want to go take pictures.
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01/01/2012 07:53:08 PM
the blur of the path, the wheel distorted...it does feel like a memory
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01/01/2012 02:14:18 PM
Bike and blur. Love it
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01/01/2012 12:40:01 AM
Hope this does well for you!
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