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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: jimthetrain on July 31, 2011, 12:15:02 PM

Title: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: jimthetrain on July 31, 2011, 12:15:02 PM
This weeks theme is to show MOVEMENT somewhere in the picture.  :legit:



Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 1st August 2011 to 23:59 Sunday 7th August 2011 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 8th August 2011.
Poll will be up Tuesday 9th August 2011. Winner to be announced Saturday 13th August 2011.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: Reinardina on July 31, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
D*mn! Totally out of my comfort zone! I never get it right with movement.

Good challenge though. I'll do my best!

Reinardina.
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: jimthetrain on August 01, 2011, 12:22:13 AM
here's something from a while back as an example
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: Markulous on August 01, 2011, 12:01:28 PM
We're off to Bakewell Show later in the week......... and they have Scurrying (the pony sort, not the dogs) so hopefully be able to repeat past attempts!
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: krennon on August 02, 2011, 07:21:50 AM
may have to have a go at this one myself hopefully.....off to London tomorrow so may be able to get something there...
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: Reinardina on August 04, 2011, 08:41:06 PM
Motion blur in my shots is mostly accidental. Haven't mastered the technique yet to do it 'on purpose.' With my previous (bridge) camera I could just about manage it, but with my new one, I'm still floundering.

With a lot of patience however, and even more 'burst' shots, I managed to 'catch' a goldfinch in flight. Nicely blurred.

We created a small wildlife haven on our (fourth floor) terrace, with lots of native flowers. This attracts loads of insects, and at the moment, flocks of goldfinches. They are extremely shy though, and disappear at the slightest movement. But I managed it in the end, shooting through the kitchen window.

If you look carefully, you can see two more finches (just about); one in the top right and one in the bottom left.
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: picsfor on August 05, 2011, 07:16:17 PM
Slow shutter speed is what you need... Hand held or tripod.
Set camera to TV or similar and set a shutter speed of about 1/30th sec or slower and you'll get differing levels of motion blur.
The other trick is jerk when you press the shutter button - some call it camera shake - bet every thing looks like it's moving  :tup: :D
Title: Re: CHAT thread for weekly comp 1st August --- 7th August MOVEMENT
Post by: Reinardina on August 06, 2011, 03:24:10 PM
Slow shutter speed is what you need... Hand held or tripod.
Set camera to TV or similar and set a shutter speed of about 1/30th sec or slower and you'll get differing levels of motion blur.
The other trick is jerk when you press the shutter button - some call it camera shake - bet every thing looks like it's moving  :tup: :D

Thanks Andrew. I had a go and the jerk is not too difficult, even though the results are not yet any good. With the slow shutter speed I still have all sorts problems. Working on it. (Till the next challenge comes along.)

(One of) my problem(s) is, that I never ever learned anything about the ins and outs of photography. I read about it, think I 'get' it, but unless I regularly use it, I lose it and have to start from scratch next time I need that particular bit of knowledge.

Doesn't really matter though, it's fun trying.