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Rising Water
Rising Water

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Challenge: Stopped Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P5
Location: Fashion Island, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Apr 14, 2002
Aperture: F/10
ISO: ISO-100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2002

The fountain periodically sprays water upwards, it's pretty beautiful. Shot a whole bunch of shots.

Place: 76 out of 95
Avg (all users): 4.4350
Avg (commenters): 4.2258
Avg (participants): 4.3165
Avg (non-participants): 4.5124
Views since voting: 1047
Votes: 200
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2002 11:29:00 PM
there isn't much to draw the eye, which might be helped with better balance, I would have tried moving the leftmost jet off away from the edge of the picture, or maybe focusing on one of the people in back.
04/21/2002 09:51:00 PM
It's not a real clear photo.
04/21/2002 07:12:00 AM
Not enough appears to be either focused or stopped (not sure which it is)
04/20/2002 09:04:00 AM
Goodness gracious
04/20/2002 02:10:00 AM
pretty blurry....
04/19/2002 02:02:00 PM
The water thing is over done. You should also have considered a higher shutter speed.
04/19/2002 07:20:00 AM
Need a faster shutter speed to really stop the water.
04/19/2002 01:39:00 AM
use of both motion trails and some stopped globules of water is very imaginative.
04/18/2002 03:16:00 PM
The water droplets in the foreground are frozen nicely, but the background drops look like streaks. Must be the depth of field. Anyway, it's a nice picture. The people in the background are a little distracting.
04/18/2002 03:10:00 PM
Not as clear as it could be .
04/18/2002 01:31:00 PM
A little blurry for a stop-motion. Not a bad composition though!
04/18/2002 01:17:00 PM
Its more than obvious a faster shutter speed was needed
04/18/2002 08:30:00 AM
I like the top left hand corner (some cool shapes) but this entire pic is a bit too busy ... don't know if this was the best subject. hope your camera is ok :)
04/18/2002 08:22:00 AM
Perhaps without the @sses. {g}
04/18/2002 07:52:00 AM
unfortunately there is no clear spot this picture focuses on.
04/17/2002 03:26:00 PM
A very busy (and wet!) photo, but the only area of focus appears to be in the upper left, whereas I'd prefer it to be more central.
04/17/2002 03:23:00 PM
there's a lot of action going on here but some will down score because motion not totally stopped, but then some will downscore 'cos they're fed up with warer shots!
04/17/2002 01:30:00 PM
Needed to have fewer motion lines.
04/16/2002 01:53:00 PM
You might want to play with the shutter speed on this shot to try to get as much of the water stopped (without blur) as you can.
04/16/2002 12:37:00 PM
very active image, but my eye searches for a focal point and doesn't find one
04/16/2002 06:42:00 AM
too blurry
04/15/2002 09:36:00 PM
Stopped the action, but still some blur.
04/15/2002 08:34:00 PM
A bit too noisey. There's a lot of not-stopped-motion here. Try a quicker shutter speed.
04/15/2002 06:31:00 PM
Still lots of motion.
04/15/2002 02:01:00 PM
water.. go figure
04/15/2002 01:43:00 PM
Some of the drops look really good and your camera stopped them, but there are some that are out of focus.
04/15/2002 12:31:00 PM
I like this photo, but the motion doesn't seem to be "stopped"?
04/15/2002 11:54:00 AM
A little to blurry and the people in back are distracting. But a good effort.. hey this challenge was tough.
04/15/2002 11:48:00 AM
It's not your fault everyone else did water ones...
04/15/2002 10:40:00 AM
lots of motion trails - flash might have helped arrest this picture more...
04/15/2002 08:40:00 AM
Nice idea but there's just too much streaking from not stopping the action:(
04/15/2002 08:05:00 AM
This is an interesting subject and there is a LOT of activity in it. Depth of field plays a great role in a shot like this because of the 3-dimensional distances between all of the water droplets in this photograph. I believe that you needed a much faster shutter speed and possibly a flash to do a better job of stopping the motion. There are a lot of motion trails on these water droplets and the fountain streams are showing motion blur as well.

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