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    Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    On vacation I tried a few times to make a cool 'blurry' picture. While in this picture I think the water looks pretty cool, the rest isn't working for me. I was panning with the subject and that didn't work so well either.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    On vacation I tried a few times to make a cool 'blurry' picture. While in this picture I think the water looks pretty cool, the rest isn't working for me. I was panning with the subject and that didn't work so well either.
    Think of it two ways, Brian. You might not get the shot you want but you learned a good lesson from it.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    Yep

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    It's not a wall hanger image, but it is a good, fun image...short of hiding some high speed strobes in the sand and being able to do a hot flash about 1/10 of a second at the end of the shot, thus freezing the person in action, this is probably as good as you can get from the distance you were shooting.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    Interesting thought Chris. A lower perspective would help too I think - not a lot lower, just a little. This photo was taken from the balcony of our 6th floor condo/hotel.
    Thank you for your comment.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    The waves do look attractive and although the whole scene result isn't what you'd hoped for it's certainly good and even inspirational to see a different approach (the helicopter ?) to these short of shots . Most slow shutter speed waves just give a 'silky' look but these are different because of the panning so I'll be keeping an eye on your photos, Brian and of course the CC that you get.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    Not bad Brian, but perhaps half whatever the shutter speed was, mainly to get a bit more detail in the person, Chris's idea sounds good for that, if 'not easy'

    Perhaps, if a re-shoot could be organised, you could get your model to walk in 'slow motion'?
    But whether the weather would co-operate is another matter - nice waves here.

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    Re: Trying to be artsy - FAILURE!

    Thanks John. Your comments are encouraging! I was just trying to think outside the box.
    Dave - good idea on the slow mo!
    In this case the model was just some passerby on the beach one morning. I'll have to get a new model for the next attempt!

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