CHAT "MOTION" Weekend Competitiion 12th/13th December 2009
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16-12-09, 11:23 AM
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Its neck and neck just now, and I say the person that posted first wins the comp as they got their act together first, its only fair to split a tie that way.
- An interesting panned shot with the soft mute pastel shades adding to the captured motion. I fully appreciate the difficult challenge in the successful panning of wildlife, though in my opinion, the composition is not as pleasing as it could become (through editing and post processing). By seeing, a little more of the area above the swan, a crop to remove the shadow on the right hand side (which would not distract from the overall spacious feel to the image) and finally some airbrush work to weaken / lighten the dark slashes in the top of the image; towards emphasising the impact of the movement within the swan itself. This shot has potential to become a more exciting image.
. - In general this is a nice image (all be it, the expected view / set up, for such a location) although the lights cutting across the whole image, tend to distract or mask the flow of any 'roundabout' effects captured. And to get a more exciting image involves a lot of patience and or perhaps a different angle, unusual view point.
To my choice for this week,
The Motions of Dog Dancing
. I was drawn by the framing and simplicity of this shot, with the back lit jeans cleverly adding to the lovely sense of playfulness. While I appreciate the 'in lens light cast' and fringing may detract to spoil the image, with on screen magnification the apparent excessive noise, almost to the point of Seurat's art in Pointism (or in this case, dare I say Pixelism to describe the effect) is seemingly artistically attractive to the overall composition. For me, this picture emphasises how position and lighting can propel a vibrant sense of movement, almost lifting the subject or subjects, thereby providing an added depth and dimensional freedom.
As a foot note, perhaps I'm mentally wired differently, but I seem to see 'movement mix-up' in some zoom burst photography; as the zooming often works to suggest motions going one way, while subjects or objects are going in an opposing direction, or moving in a different gear and completely out of sync, making the image appear awkward or unbalanced in some way. Having said that, casting Santa in a 'time warp effect' has a sense of sensibility that is refreshingly honest.
Congratulations to Bob with his winning entry, in capturing both play and tactical motion in one shot, and many thanks to those who voted and enjoyed my twist upon the many aspects in motion.
I like the idea of joint winners Bob.
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