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Speed Racer!
Speed Racer!
KarenB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: My Neighborhood
Date: Sep 1, 2002
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2002

Levels, color balance, and sharpened all just a tad bit, and then cropped.
Caught my son in action. He looked so intense!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.8901
Avg (commenters): 7.9773
Avg (participants): 6.9697
Avg (non-participants): 6.8200
Views since voting: 3081
Votes: 282
Comments: 55
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/31/2004 12:52:28 AM
Awesome panning.
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05/15/2003 05:39:23 PM
Just saw this for the first time - great pan shot
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12/06/2002 06:32:33 PM
Very nice shot Karen. You did this very well. The colors are nice also.
Congrats.
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12/06/2002 12:51:54 PM
This has always been a fav of mine. The action is great and the composition is perfect! Go speed racer!
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09/09/2002 07:27:00 PM
Congrats, This is one of my favorites this week
09/09/2002 07:44:00 AM
Congrats Karen on a top five finish! Its a great shot.
09/09/2002 12:51:00 AM
Cool! Was hoping for top 10! Thanks everyone!
Yes, I actually tried to flip this horizontally so that the motion would go left to right, however, my son's face and the angle of his bike then looked somehow odd.
Glad I finally learned to pan. Another dpchallenge lesson learned and a technique checked off! ;-)
09/09/2002 12:10:00 AM
Congrats on the top 5 Karen!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2002 11:43:00 PM
Wow! You captured the kid's face still , very good!
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09/08/2002 11:13:00 PM
nice stop-motion capture!
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09/08/2002 10:55:00 PM
Great shot. The blurred backgroung is a nice touch.
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09/08/2002 08:23:00 PM
Wonderful photo! Great color and stop action.
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09/08/2002 07:10:00 PM
great motion shot,slow shutter speed with panning flip the shot with rider going left to right for more impact, try it it works
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09/08/2002 03:03:00 PM
Superb shot. Lovely focus on his face and everything else is moving. Well done! 10 - floyd
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09/08/2002 11:15:00 AM
One of my top five picks this week. I particularly like the competitive expression on the boy's face.
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09/07/2002 03:10:00 PM
great energy...the blur makes me a bit dizzy in this one though.
09/06/2002 06:47:00 PM
Very nice sense of motion. The bike rider is in pretty gooid focus and the blur of the background "feels" like the child is moving very fast. Nice job! I also like how the photo is leading the rider on. 8 Swash
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09/06/2002 01:55:00 PM
This is a great shot. He really looks like hes breaking the sound barrier. Good job. One of my tops for the week. 8.
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09/06/2002 01:46:00 PM
i like the effect. it looks like you were racing each other. well done
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09/06/2002 01:37:00 PM
Excellent photo. Your pan really gives the impression of high speed. karmat
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09/05/2002 10:32:00 PM
excellent mood and capture 10 sgtpeppa
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09/05/2002 02:19:00 PM
Nice use of motion.
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09/05/2002 02:07:00 PM
Ooooh, such a nice picture!! What do I like? Well, the obvious, blurred background clear face, look of determination, speed. But there is also the sublte stuff. Look at the balance of colors: Red on helmet, red on bike..blue on helmet, blue jeans. Yellow dead center does not have to have a match to balance it. round helmet on top, round wheels on the bottom. I like all the background lines horizontal. Suggestions? None... well, one....when the contest is over, make that triangle between his legs green. Murphy's law haas made brown leaves there and it looks odd.
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09/05/2002 02:07:00 PM
great sense of motion. captures concentration on little boy's face perfectly :) mag99
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09/05/2002 08:51:00 AM
Great! I love the bluury BG and the in focus face! 8
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09/05/2002 06:46:00 AM
very nice! Panning isn't easy... I have tried it a few times myself with minimal luck... This one is also composed very nicely... you left plenty of room on the left side of the frame for your subject to 'move'. Just as a personal preference, I would love to see this one mirrored horizontally so that the child is moving from left to right... good shot :) = 8 - jmsetzler
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09/05/2002 05:50:00 AM
Great job- panning is so hard to do correctly. 9 Kaz
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09/05/2002 04:49:00 AM
good motion
09/04/2002 10:16:00 PM
nice action shot.
09/04/2002 08:36:00 PM
Great action candid..good composition..the boy's expression is priceless.
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09/04/2002 07:46:00 PM
Intense!
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09/04/2002 04:08:00 PM
I WISH I COULD DO THIS. It's terrific. His look of concentration makes it! Very nicely framed, excellent colors. It's in my top three for the week. 9, just-married
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09/04/2002 03:55:00 PM
Really good motion photo. Great job keeping focused on the kid's face and having some leading space in front of him.
Score: 9
Courtenay
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09/04/2002 03:54:00 PM
now how fast is he really going? hehehe ... nice capture candid shot! Ayme-8
09/04/2002 02:42:00 PM
Great panning shot! The expression on the kid's face is very cool. Nice work.
09/04/2002 08:27:00 AM
Great effect of speed and action.
09/03/2002 09:27:00 PM
great blur!
09/03/2002 02:04:00 PM
Good image. The blur affect works well with the image.
09/03/2002 12:33:00 PM
I like the clearity of this guy and the sense of speed in the picture, 9 Frank
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09/03/2002 12:13:00 PM
great shot. love the intensity in his expression. very nice motion capture. (9) ~mcmurma
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09/03/2002 11:50:00 AM
Terrific shot, and I love the expression ! lhall-9
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09/03/2002 08:50:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
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09/03/2002 03:56:00 AM
Priceless shot! If you know the kid, be sure his parents get a copy :) 10
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09/03/2002 02:24:00 AM
technically very impressive
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09/03/2002 12:32:00 AM
I know "how" to take this type of shot, but I have never been successful. Very nice.
09/02/2002 11:53:00 PM
I've seen shots like this and I think they're cool. How do you do this?
09/02/2002 11:51:00 PM
nice pan and click.
09/02/2002 11:09:00 PM
mood captured - I'm indestructible and I intend to prove it. I can handle small bumps and bruises. I'M A KID!
sincerity of expressions - fantastic
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09/02/2002 08:47:00 PM
Great work! I know how hard this is to do -- and you've done it well. On top of the great motion, the expression on the kid's face is great, too!
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09/02/2002 05:10:00 PM
Nice use of motion!
09/02/2002 04:46:00 PM
Good job of panning with the camera. Really helps to give the feeling of tremendous speed. All the blurring contrasting with the sharply focused face makes for an interesting image. Nice work.
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09/02/2002 02:33:00 PM
Great motion shot! You captured his expression well. 8 ~indigo997
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09/02/2002 12:52:00 PM
great shot!! one of the hardest shots to get, a motion with a clear subject. great job!! 8--shutterfly
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09/02/2002 10:53:00 AM
Impressive; you have made a really difficult shot look easy. I love the determination on the child's face. Composition is spot on, lighting and focus are good. It would be hard to improve upon the overall shot. (9)
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09/02/2002 10:52:00 AM
Great action. Like the look of determination on childs face. Go for it!
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