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Keep In Motion

Keep In Motion
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-04
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Action
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/22, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/01/04 'Moving Camera' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 12:25
Viewed: 1824
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was planning to make a dedicated photo for this Friday Theme, but unfortunately I did not have the time to create something so I had to look into my archive. I first thought of posting a similar photo to this one but that decided to post this funky photo.

It was my first trip with my current employer and my first trip to Hong Kong. We decided to go up to Peak View. While exploring the area we noticed that there was some running event going on. I decided then to do something fun with my camera and go for some motion blur. Normally a shutter speed of 1/25 is perfect for running people, but I decided to go up a little and be more creative. The end result could have been a little better with more sharpness in the girl. But, the effect is, to me, still pretty funny.

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Hi Niek,

The slow shutter speed is giving a motion blur of the runner, even the top part of the runner is slightly blurred. I think it is contributing to the Friday's theme account of the motion blur. Have a nice day.


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-01-04 13:09]

Brilliant job Niek, very well done.

The runners' face is sharp, her hand is recognisable, and the front foot is sharp, perfect timing.
The standout image this week.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-04 14:23]

Hi Niek.
Wow, I love thr mix of motion and blur, the mix of detail grabs the appeal and interest. I also like your thoughts behind this and your addition to this theme.

Stv ;0))

Dear Niek,

A fabulous entry to Friday's theme!
I like the effect you got here and the details are just amazing.
The light and exposure are just perfect and positioning of the runner in a vertical framed shot.
Well spotted and nicely executed shot I must say!

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

Good contribution to weekly theme. I like the combination of sharpness and motion blur

Ciao Niek, great motion effect, good focus on face of runner, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Niek, it reminds me of the old cartoons where they have the motion lines when someone speeds of in a chase. Fiona

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2013-01-19 22:02]

Well well well..this is the class panning that in the direction of move, perfect capture in 1/13 sec shutter speed, TFS.

Hi Neik,
Your note reminds me my trips back to Hong Kong in 2010 and 2011. I went to the Peak View too. I always like to capture motion like you did in this image. It delivers a great blurry motion yet it tells you what is happening in the motion. Thank for the tips of your note.

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