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Down The Runway

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Down The Runway
Down The Runway
Broad Jumper at local track meet. Excercise in panning.
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America B     Ronald, nice job panning. Your image is very well executed. I have never tried this but can only imagine how difficult it must be. Any tips? Thanks, America.


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5/12/2003 8:02:03 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks for the comment, America. I'm currently enrolled in one of the BetterPhoto courses. We were given an assignment to use 1/60, 1/30, or 1/15 sec. shutter speeds and then adjust aperture for correct exposure. You "simply" follow the subject with the camera. This keeps the subject in focus while the background blurs. A fun excercise but the more you explore the more technique and variables you discover.


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Adam T. Cowart
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2003
 

Worthy of any issue of Sports Illustrated. I agree, a complicated shot pulled off very well. Keep up the great work!


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, Adam, I am flattered by your comments.


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Veeky Liew  

NICE panning pal !!!! I like the colour as well... good job !


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Ray Javier  

Congratulations on the selection. Good Luck!


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, Ray. Congratulations to you as well. It must be all those highly paid models you're using.


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America B  

Congrats Ronald on making it into the Finals...Best of luck to you!!


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Wolfgang Dolak  

Good job!
Congrats!
birdie


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, Veeky, Birdie, and America. Coming from folks whose work I truly admire that means a lot.


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Ron Goldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/5/2002
 

Congratulations Ronald! Your panning shot came out much better than mine for this assignment! Although this was probably the most difficult lesson, it sure was fun and informative! Good luck in the finals!


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, Ron. I appreciate your feedback. It was a fun lesson and my "better" results may just be a factor of the number of attempts from which I had to choose.


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Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

I've never had much success with panning, but you make it look so easy, Ronald! Congratulations on your win! :)


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Ray Javier  

Congrats and well deserved!


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thank you so much, Kathleen and Ray! I'm speechless to have won a second place finish.


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America B  

Congrats Ronald!! Can't wait to see your gallery!!


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, America! I'm not sure they have web space large enough to hold both my pictures in one gallery.


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Bernard B. Travers
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Wonderful win, Ronald. Way to go.


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Wolfgang Dolak  

It has a lot of impact! Congratulations, Ronald!!
birdie


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Collin Clack  

Well done Ron, I always thought that this and Terry's shot were the best panning shots from the class and they have both made it to the winners circle. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more of your work right here at betterphoto.com


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Connie L. Carpenter
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Excellent... great work... and congratulations.


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Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congratulations, Ronald! I'm so happy to know that I knew you got famous.....:) Seriously, a well deserved honor. This is a great panning shot!


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Terry Joshi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/26/2002
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Hi Ronald,
I'm Pleased you entered this into the competition (bet you are too now!), well deserved win.
Terry


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Brenda W. LaFleur
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Ronald, my comment above should read that I knew you BEFORE you got famous, of course. Congrats again!


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Ron Goldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/5/2002
 

Way to go Ronald! Congratulations on a well deserved win!


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Gary Minish
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Great action shot,Ronald! The clear focus is on his face which shows the strain and effort, exemplifying the speed shown by the blurring. Very powerful! Congratulations on your win!


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Wanda Judd
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2003
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Ronald...congratulations. Well deserved. You are a winner. Wanda Judd


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Cathy M. Gromball
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations, Ronald!

Cathy :)


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Ronald Balthazor
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Thanks, Cathy, Wanda, Terry, Brenda, Ron, Gary, Wolfgang, and Bernard. I appreciate your kind words.


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