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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Albion Hills Conservation Area, Ontario
Date: Jun 24, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

At the start of the 24h of Summer Solstice. Yes, it would be nicer if her hands weren't cut off...

Place: 75 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.4921
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.3699
Avg (non-participants): 5.5678
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 191
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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07/05/2006 09:14:50 AM
Hello from the Critique Club...

Hi John,
This is a really nice photo, technically excellent and a good meet for this challenge. I notice from your portfolio that you have posted other panned photos and your technique here is very good. Especially given the minimal distance to the moving subject. Great work.

The colors really lift the image and you have captured an excellent sense of speed. Voters comments are generally positive as you would expect. I'm not sure I agree with the comment on the harsh shadow, IMO it is not harsh and does not detract from the photo.

Other comments seem to suggest that this was not the only 'bike' picture. It is a reasonably obvious shot for the challenge and as such would need to be exceptional to rise above the others. It is certainly one of the better ones.

It might have been improved had there been more space for the rider to move into and maybe a little more sharpness in the riders face.

Overall I am impressed by this picture and the pictures in your portfolio shows an eclectic mix of subject matter which is always good to see.

I look forward to seeing more pictures from you in the future..

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 07:29:04 PM
I think the light here is too harsh. The shadows on her face are rather dark.
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06/29/2006 09:07:22 PM
great job capturing her!
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06/28/2006 07:57:04 AM
Good capture with bright colours.
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06/27/2006 10:26:13 PM
This to me is what the challenge is all about. You captured a moving object very well.
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06/27/2006 04:14:29 PM
makes me wanna go shoot some bike racers like i used to :-)
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06/26/2006 09:04:26 AM
Love the colors.
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06/26/2006 01:13:23 AM
I think I'm over all the bike shots...
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