- May 17, 2019 at 1:43 am #406197MistyisleParticipant
Well the settings for those ready to attack this masterpiece are f5.6; 1/3rd sec; 100mms; ISO100. The sharks will soon be threshing about ….. but I have full confidence in the more discerning amongst them!
- May 17, 2019 at 3:05 am #406208billyspadBlocked
Mmmmm I assume these people are at the local Hop as they all seem to have one leg. Or was it a Prosthetic’s R Us organized event?
- May 17, 2019 at 9:11 am #406258Anonymous
I think motion blur can be a good thing. In the case, in my very humble and unskilled opinion, It’s to much of a good thing.
- May 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm #406330DorothyParticipant
Mistyisle: well, i think a little sharpness might help. maybe bring out a face or two. i have to agree with Craig that there may be a little too much blur. i think as viewers we need a little something to focus on. it looks like you were trying to show how fast they were all moving.
- May 18, 2019 at 1:14 am #4063723pcoParticipant
On the positive side, I think this is a brilliant utilization of a long exposure to turn a snapshot of somebody’s kids at dance class into something that at least aspires to evoke a Degas ballerina. Kudos. I humbly disagree that it’s too blurred. I think that’s the whole point and I like the way the blurred dancers contrast with the (almost) sharp lines of the floor.
On the negative side, the stoop-shouldered old men in the back just aren’t doing it for me, Jim. They contribute to your diagonal, but you could get a compo without them. Go back to dance class, take this idea and run with it. Sweet.
- May 18, 2019 at 8:49 am #406500Graham HartParticipant
I like the effect you have created with the blur Mistyisle but I think with tight framing like this, it becomes a little bit of an overload on the senses. I don’t think the effect itself is strong enough to carry the image alone in such a close up view, particularly with the girls expressions blurred out too.
Which is the long way of simply saying I think the dancing group would benefit from a little breathing space so they are part of a bigger picture rather than the whole picture….a wider shot in other words. Perhaps even a static object off to the side somewhere (person, furniture etc) in sharper focus to balance the image out and provide an anchor to their movement?
- May 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm #406603MistyisleParticipant
Some great comments, everyone, I enjoyed reading and appreciated them all. Here is my updated effort! 🙂 Because the curtain at the back showed as black, I tried a blend mode of screen, which showed that the curtain is a grey-(purple?). In fact in the end I employed three blend mode layers – all ‘screen’ at 100% to get this effect on the curtains! Wow.
- May 19, 2019 at 7:04 am #406647Petr NowakParticipant
I like intentionally blured photos. However its very hard to get proper result. It needs many trials-errors because the right monet is a matter of luck.
Here I feel the visual absence of one leg as strange/inappropriate.
- May 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm #406800Lenny WollitzParticipant
I like it on a big screen but could do without the people in the BG.
- May 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm #406837Philip WattsParticipant
I think it might have benefited from a lower angle if that were possible. Might have made the viewer feel more involved.
Great to try these things out and worthy of praise for that alone!
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