Flying for the Win

© Scott W. Pierson

Flying for the Win

Murry Grigsby 2/24/2003 6:17:31 AM

Nicely done, Scott. The composition, colors and action are all top notch. Good work! #23992

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Well taken! Nice colours! #58537

Gary H. Minish

Very nice action shot, Scott! #58816

Jessyel T. Gonzalez

Any Photoshop tricks here? I don't think any exposure would allow the circle effects... #61866

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Scott!! #62123

Scott W. Pierson

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. #62135

Debbie S.

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 #62328

Scott W. Pierson

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. #62343

Debbie S.

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 #62390

Dolores Neilson

Congratulations Scott! the motion here! I agree with set out to make this work...and you did it! A quality that I admire! Good luck to you on your finalists! #62585

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Scott! Excellent capture!

Cathy :) #64272

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Super job, Scott. Congrats. #64381

Stephanie Adams

Congrats!! #64607

Scott W. Pierson

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 #64751

Debbie S.

Congrats Scott! Very inspiring! #64848

Dolores Neilson

Many congratulations, Scott! I'm delighted that you shared your techniques! #64886

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Scott. #64909

Gary H. Minish

Congrats on your win, Scott! #65529

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Uploaded on 2/23/2003 7:47:28 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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