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athegn

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Its a blur
« on: April 04, 2014, 02:42:07 am »

Love the images; what I once tried to get but failed!

I should have read this article before I got to a joust in Italy:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saracen_Joust

This was in my film days so could not see what I had taken, also I only had four chances to take the jousting shots and I, like most of the audience, was facing the Sun whereas the jousting was mainly in the shade.

I will get out my films, then scan, and see if I can make anything of them.
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 03:04:05 am »

Ernst Haas did a series of motion blur photographs of bullfights and rodeos back in the 1970's
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tony barranco

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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 03:17:03 am »

Correction 1956!
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 04:20:00 am »

Wonderful images.

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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 08:09:07 am »

Beautiful images.
I've tried the same technique (slow shutter and panning) on moving water with the same type of result - a combination of sharp features with moderate and heavy blur.  But like Michael says it's pretty difficult to predict what you get.

Chuck
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 09:04:11 am »

Quite right it was Ernst Haas. My brain knew that but my fingers types otherwise.

Michael
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Alan Smallbone

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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 09:38:23 am »

Wonderful images, really a nice feel to them. Thanks for the tips as well.

Alan
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 09:43:28 am »

Very well done!!!
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 12:34:06 pm »

Ernst Haas did a series of motion blur photographs of bullfights and rodeos…

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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 02:05:20 pm »

terrific images.  I’ve never been very successful at shooting “impressionistic” type of images, but love viewing them.
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 11:43:10 am »

I thought I was absolutely not a fan of this style of photography, but, surprise, turns out I was wrong -- when it's done right.  These are terrific.
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 07:31:58 pm »

Thank you for the care in preparing these images as well as the narrative describing how you set up each shot. It is the planning and visualization that distinguishes a photograph from a snapshot. I hope I am not asking for too much, but a few of your thoughts of the post processing would also be helpful.
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Jack Varney

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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 06:41:24 pm »

Wonderful images, especially "The Cape". Square format? I grew up on it with Rolleiflex and Hasselblad 500C cameras. Fritz Henle's books on Rellei photography helped a lot to make it work for me. Later after years with 3:2 and 6:45 formats I still am drawn to the 1:1.
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Re: Its a blur
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2014, 06:35:08 pm »

In the article, you mention that you went back a second and third time to the ring to take photographs and this got me wondering...

Did you find that it was necessary to study and learn the behavioural patterns of all of those in the ring so that you could anticipate what the result would be when taking the blurry pictures or was it just random chance?
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