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  #203 Motion Blur
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Commotion and Quiescense       ©2018 aoc46
Panasonic DMC-LX100       4th place, 150 points
1/2s, f16, ISO 640, 50mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Local and global tone and contrast adjustments, B&W conversion, crop, resize.       Extra Info: Shot in daylight with ND filter to enhance motion blur.
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Anthony Comyn
Aug 2, 2018
    Well done on a well deserved spot, I did really love this image. However my first impression was the white point is little low, but that said it probably doesnít matter that much in the end.

What I noticed is that this image evokes some intepretation and emotion (reading through the commentary). Which in itself makes it a success, and you should be proud of that.

Jade O.
Aug 1, 2018
    First off, a fine finish! There is a wonderful technical competence on display here. I also appreciate your taking the time to respond, but for me, even though this is a candid image, the look away contrast seems "forced" somehow to me, which leaves me uncomfortable, like it is a too obvious photographer's conceit. I also don't like the positioning in the frame so far to the edge and looking out of the frame. But what do I know? Top 5!

Jul 31, 2018
    Congratulations. I never would have thought to render this in B&W - but it obviously worked!

Jul 30, 2018
    Congratulations on top five, that is some pretty cool blur you have there

Jul 30, 2018
    Well-deserved high finish! Kudos.

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Jul 30, 2018
    I like the static person sitting, seeming not to notice the frantically spinning carousel behind her. Perhaps a bit too dark, but in my favs.

Jul 30, 2018
    I love carousels, and I have the sense that I'm missing so much by not seeing this in colour. The seated figure does add a sense of separation, which is poignant.

Jul 30, 2018
    Thanks, all, for the comments!
Anthony -
No, I didn't use a tripod, which could have produced a sharper result. But the presence of an obvious photographer with a tripod also could have disrupted the dynamics of the scene.
I liked her facing away, as it emphasizes her separation from the frivolity behind her.
Edited on Jul 30, 2018

Old Finn
Jul 30, 2018
    Motion blur is clear here. It is a good thing, that there are sharp parts too in the picture
Edited on Jul 30, 2018

Jul 29, 2018
    This is an exceptional capture. The solitary figure sitting motionless is a perfect contrast to the whirling merry-go-round. Perfectly executed. Great job.

Jul 29, 2018
    I can't quite work out this one but still like the result .

Jul 29, 2018
    Good find for the theme, like the contrast as presented on your title. Almost technically perfect, just a little blur too in the static subjects but the effect works anyway.
I would have been tempted to clone out the price reclame in background, at least the text. But that's just me being picky probably :) nice job!!

alis nocturnis
Jul 29, 2018
    In my favourites. If the seated figure were a nun it would be on theme for the next challenge - the calm contemplative turning her back on the frivolities of a hectic world.

Jul 29, 2018
    great shot - just enough blur balancing movement and retaining the shape of the horse on the carousel. I quite like the 'shirts' sign for adding another element (fun / faith / shopping!) but i wonder if it distracts a bit?

Had you considered a touch more contrast, as the right side of the picture is quite muted grey - or is that part of the quiescense?

Jul 28, 2018
    I think this would have been fabulous if the still woman wasn't slightly blurred. Terrific scene. In my TT

Anthony Comyn
Jul 28, 2018
    Love this, The lady sitting on the right just adds so much to the image. Pity there appears to be some blurriness in the frame where ideally it should be crisp. Did you use a tripod?
In my Favorites.

Jul 28, 2018
    The contrast of motion and stillness is great.

Jade O.
Jul 28, 2018
    This is a study in contrasts and effective to a point. My negatives are your title (not a fan), and the fact that the figure is looking away from the viewer and out of the frame. Also it seems to me she is a little too far to the edge.

Jul 27, 2018
    Nice juxtaposition, good title.
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