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Navigating The Back Country
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Challenge: Motion Blur IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Dec 4, 2010
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2010

Post challenge:
Thanks to everyone that voted and commented!

Well, needless to say this is a huge surprise. It's amazing how the score pretty much stayed in this range all week, it hardly fluctuated at all.

So for the question of how I did it. It would've been cool if I said I had been on a set of rollerblades and tied by the hip to the back of the truck as we went racing down the tree-lined road, but in reality...

I was sitting in the back of my truck with my camera hanging off the end of a monopod which was dangled right above the road. The part that made me nervous was because of the angle of the monopod head, I had to mount the camera upside down otherwise the angle of the shot wouldn't have worked. I really like how it came out, esp the tilt and blur : )

We were also driving kind of fast and that particular road has a lot of turns and is damp in areas. At times I was actually sliding around in the truck bed, I also had to pull the camera back into the bed to dodge oncoming cars : )
I took about 80 shots and this was one of the few that was usable, I was very lucky my friend was a good sport about driving around and around on that road. All and all, it was a very fun shoot.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.5802
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2245
Avg (non-participants): 6.7345
Views since voting: 4060
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 162
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/04/2012 04:20:09 PM
That is a great image quality considering that it was taken at 1/2 a second. Ok, it was on a tripod/monopod, but in the tray of the car, that would have still caused a lot of shake. Great work and congrats on the photographer of the year community award.
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12/22/2010 11:26:36 AM
Congrat's Mark! Wish you continued good shooting with your new lens!
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12/18/2010 06:10:34 PM
Holy crap Mark, this is awesome!!! Also, should be inspiring to those who enter a lot and dont win. You got there in the end!! Amazing, remind me of 21.gif KevIP6`' Achonyms entry.
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Message edited by author 2010-12-18 18:10:54.
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12/16/2010 10:37:27 AM
Congrats to you.
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12/16/2010 02:43:06 AM
Hehe, thanks Ashley (and everyone) for the great comments!
12/15/2010 08:25:53 PM
Oh Snap... Fellow V.C. Alumni...Congrats! This shot totally deserved the Blue... Well Done!
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12/15/2010 08:41:57 AM
very innovative. congrats.
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12/15/2010 04:01:04 AM
Congratulations on your first blue! Nice work.
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12/15/2010 02:03:52 AM
Congrats on your blue!
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12/15/2010 01:11:39 AM
Great capture, Congratulations on the blue ribbon!! Could you please inform us about the way and place you positioned your camera?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2010 08:16:56 PM
Great perspective, and colors in this photo.
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12/11/2010 10:45:41 PM
great show of motion and speed.
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12/10/2010 11:12:17 AM
Really interesting perspective! 8
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12/10/2010 08:59:25 AM
whoosh!!!
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12/08/2010 01:40:11 PM
Seen car shots before but not like this! Amazing! 9
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12/08/2010 01:15:15 PM
I don't understand how you photographed this- which is why I love it so much!
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12/08/2010 11:56:18 AM
I love how STRAIGHT all the lines are!! Like being sucked into a vortex.
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12/08/2010 07:41:34 AM
I'd love to know how you did this, were you following behind in another car?

great focus and motion blur. 9. if the truck was clean and had some reflections or maybe a more interesting car you'd have gotten a ten. Its the only thing that's is holding this picture back from being perfect.
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12/08/2010 06:44:16 AM
now we're talking! excellent work!
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12/08/2010 01:45:33 AM
Effective shot, that would have been even better with a nice shiny clean car. :)
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