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Flying for the Win
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Flying for the Win
Flying for the Win
© Scott W. Pierson
 
 
 
Murry Grigsby
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member since: 8/12/2002
    Nicely done, Scott. The composition, colors and action are all top notch. Good work!

2/24/2003 6:17:31 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Well taken! Nice colours!

 
Gary Minish
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Very nice action shot, Scott!

 
Jessyel T. Gonzalez

member since: 1/8/2003
 

Any Photoshop tricks here? I don't think any exposure would allow the circle effects...

 
Murry Grigsby
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member since: 8/12/2002
 

Congrats, Scott!!

 
Scott W. Pierson
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member since: 2/7/2003
 

Thanks for the comments everyone. Just for the record, I did use photoshop to blur the background, but the radial blur did not blur the writing on the curtain behind them enough so I added a circular blur centered on the flyer and it really brought out her motion.
Because it was a competition, I could not use a flash, not to mention being too far away. I love the sense of urgency that the lower girls give you to look up at the flyer.

Thanks again everyone.

 
Debbie S.
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Great shot! Love that you took a not so perfect lighting situation and turned it into something so interesting. The blur is very effective and I, too love the look of anticipation on the girls faces and body language below! Congrats! -Debbie

 
Scott W. Pierson
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  Original Flying
Original Flying
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Just to show how busy and poor the original shot was, here is the original. I was almost too embarassed to show the original. As you can see, not my best work. The after is much better.

 
Debbie S.
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WOW! There is definately hope for almost any photo! Great job making it what is is now! and thanks for sharing the original-you shouldn't be embarrased at all, but proud of what you were able to do with it! "Go Photoshop-RAH!" -Debbie

 
Dolores Neilson
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Congratulations Scott! WOW..love the motion here! I agree with Debbie...you set out to make this work...and you did it! A quality that I admire! Good luck to you on your finalists!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Scott! Excellent capture!

Cathy :)

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Super job, Scott. Congrats.

 
Stephanie Adams
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Congrats!!

 
Scott W. Pierson
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member since: 2/7/2003
 

 
Thank you all for your positive support. That is what makes Better Photo such a great site for learning and sharing this wonderful craft.

I would also like to share the intemediate stage of this photo. It was good at this point but lacked punch. I could have stopped here, but felt it needed something else.

My point is that you should not be afraid to experiment. You never know where you might end up.

Best regards to all of you.

Scott

 
Debbie S.
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Congrats Scott! Very inspiring!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Many congratulations, Scott! I'm delighted that you shared your techniques!

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Congratulations, Scott.

 
Gary Minish
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Congrats on your win, Scott!

 
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