Four Play

Uploaded: January 19, 2006 01:55:07


I used the same technique for this image as yesterday's, 1 second shutter speed,f8, e.v. +.7 and a tripod. For this one, I fired the shutter, paused breifly, zoomed the lens a little, paused again, zoomed again, paused again, zoomed again and finished with another pause. The tricky part is accomplishing all this in only 1 second, but when done properly will show 4 crisp focused sets of balls.


Catagory: Special Effects


Pat Gamwell January 19, 2006

This is AWESOME, Don! Didn't know a person could do all that with a camera! The title is way cool! #377136

Renee Doyle level-classic January 19, 2006

Fabulous in camera work Donald!!!!!! This is soooo cool!!! Thanks for sharing how you did it too!

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 19, 2006

Really great job on this!! #2305022

Colleen Braun January 19, 2006

super... #2305027

Paul Michko January 19, 2006

SUPERB!!! #2305033

Mata Patan January 19, 2006

Surely a winner one!!!
GREAT GREAT shot!! #2305051

David L. Luchowski January 19, 2006

Great image ,Don. Super effort. #2305102

Dr Silly level-classic January 19, 2006

WOW :o)

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic January 19, 2006

WONDERFUL image, Don - you must have a VERY steady hand!! I'm not sure which of your series of two of these images I like the best!! They're both GREAT!! :o)

Phil and I would like to send belated *Happy Anniversary* wishes to Roger Bernabo, and his wife, too!! What number is that for you folks? :o) #2305170

Colette M. Metcalf January 19, 2006

EXCELLENT!!! #2305236

Jenny Bosmans January 19, 2006

Great title and FANTASTIC image and work, Don!! Really AWESOME! #2305242

Paula Dwyer January 19, 2006

Awesome!! #2305337

Cindy Paquette January 19, 2006

OUTSTANDING YET AGAIN!!!!!!! You continue to amaze the masses with these images Don! WOW and WOW! #2305357

Milan Banik January 19, 2006

great experiment and wonderful result Donald ! #2305413

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic January 19, 2006

DOnald I love both of the special effect image. Both have amazing pattern and presentation to them.

Great job. Kerby #2305426

Pamela Shane January 19, 2006

Super image, good title too Don. :) #2305455

Pamela Shane January 19, 2006

Super image, good title too Don. :) #2305459

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic January 19, 2006

Terrific again Donald!!!
I am enjoying this series very much!!! #2305498

Alison Greenwood January 19, 2006

Superb photography Donald! :o) #2305511

Roger Bernabo January 19, 2006

Great image Don; your pool images are truly special. We thank you for noting our anniversary.... thanks so much

Goshka G. January 19, 2006

This is so very cool, DXonald! Great in-camera effects!! #2305735

Carla Metzler January 19, 2006

Great image, Don! #2305758

Tammy Scott level-classic January 19, 2006

WOW! I am loving this effect! #2305802

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 19, 2006

Wow! Incredibly creative composition, Donald! #2306196

Donna W. Neal January 19, 2006

WOW, these are amazing shots Donald! #2306262

Dan Holm level-classic January 19, 2006

I love THIS one more than yesterday's, Donald!! ... So now THIS is my new favorite!! AWESOME shot!!! #2306467

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 19, 2006

Amazing shot Don...I think I would get one big blur! #2306473

Deb Holmes-Hatfield January 19, 2006

Awesome work Don, such amazing in-camera effects, terrific work! #2306767

Karen Engelbreth January 19, 2006

Another super shot, Donald! #2306838

Judy S. Fung January 19, 2006

Another terrific image, Donald! #2307096

Stephen Zacker January 19, 2006

I like this one even better. Super job #2307616

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 19, 2006

Another very cool shot Donald!! Love it! #2307883

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 19, 2006

Beautifully captured....whoa! #2308003

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 19, 2006

I love both of your images...awesome shots!!!!! #2308019

Darryl Wilkinson January 19, 2006

Steady hands, Don, heck of a shot!!! #2308544

Donna Roberts January 20, 2006

WHOA - you just keep getting better and better Don....another outstanding image.
:-) ddu

Kara L. Hendricks January 20, 2006

I too love this!! Wonderful use of in camera effects!!! And the title... Love it!! #2309612

Cliff & Patti Smith January 20, 2006

Wow..........beautiful image and great effects. I do believe you've learned that technique well! #2309658

Laura Clay-Ballard January 20, 2006

Awesome camera movement shot! #2309691

Mary L. Graham January 20, 2006

Excellent work again Don, think this one is my fav!! You Rock!! =) #2311694

Jill Odice level-classic January 20, 2006

Sounds like you must be very nimble fingered :-) The end result is spectacular! #2312510

Marsha S. Smith January 24, 2006

Even cooler than yesterdays! #2333006

Graeme yew Chow January 25, 2006

Fantastic motion effects ! Donald #2336010

Cathy Barrows January 25, 2006

excellent ...i'm loving these #2336296

Donna Roberts February 21, 2006

WTG on your finalist image Don - I am thrilled for you that this well deserving image has been chosen.
:-) ddu

Renee Doyle level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Don!!!!!

Pat Gamwell February 21, 2006

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST for a well deserved image, Don! #2443843

Cindy Paquette February 21, 2006

Congrats Donald...maybe this will put your negativity toward your photo abilites to rest! #2444170

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 21, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Donald!! #2444183

Graeme yew Chow February 21, 2006

congratulations on this superb finalist, Donald. #2444301

Souha Dooly February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!!! #2444341

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 21, 2006

WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2444369

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 21, 2006

Love these pool shots. Congrats Donald! #2444585

Nina Shields level-addict February 21, 2006

Donald, congratulations on a much deserved recognition! Good luck! #2445000

Dr Silly level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Donald. :o)

Roger Bernabo February 21, 2006

Congratulations Don! #2445269

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 21, 2006

Beautiful! Congrats!!!! #2445279

Donna W. Neal February 21, 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Donald, I loved this series so glad to see one here in the finalist #2445295

Cathy Barrows February 21, 2006

Congrats on your finalists...well deserved #2445599

Pamela Shane February 21, 2006

Congratulations Don on a super finalist! :) #2445704

Carla Metzler February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Don! #2445857

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 21, 2006

Way to go Don! Congratulations! #2445986

Steven Gunnerson February 21, 2006

Congratulations Donald!!! #2446381

Milan Banik February 21, 2006

Donald Congratulations ,glad to see this one here! #2447023

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 21, 2006

Amazing finalist! Congratulations, Donald!!! #2447497

Donald K. Cherry level-classic February 21, 2006

Thanks so much everyone for all the wonderful comments! #2447866

Judy S. Fung February 21, 2006

Congrats, Donald! #2448169

Robyn Mackenzie February 21, 2006

Amazing, Donald! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! :o) Robyn #2448847

Stanley J. Contrades February 21, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS once again, Donald, and good luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2449357

Kara L. Hendricks February 21, 2006

Fantastic Don!! So glad to see it among the finalists!!! Good luck! #2450271

Darryl Wilkinson February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Don! Way to go, once again!!!!! #2450633

February 22, 2006

Interesting composition. #2451742

She-She Killough February 22, 2006

HEY Don, WOW!!! This is amazing! You are one creative guy!! Congrats on this incredible finalist!! #2452963

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Heartiest congratulations, Don!!! I can see a winner here! #2455476

Corinne M. Thompson February 23, 2006

Outstanding colors and capture...Congrats on your Finalist :) #2455843

Paul Michko February 23, 2006

Big congratulations on this finalist, Donald. #2459761

Tammy Scott level-classic February 24, 2006

I knew we would be seeing one of these again! Congratulations on this cool finalist! #2463506

Margaret Sikora February 24, 2006

Congratulations Donald for this outstanding photo and being a finalist,this has to be a winner. #2464189

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place win! Very cool shot! #2466381

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic February 25, 2006

DOnald congrats on your second place win. Awesome job. Kerby #2466465

Sandra Freyler February 25, 2006

Congratulations Donald on your second place win! Awesome work! :) #2466581

Sharon Day level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Don!!! #2466724

February 25, 2006

That is AMAMING. Very cool. #2466739

Goshka G. February 25, 2006

Big congrats on this very cool win, Donald!! #2466759

Renee Doyle level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this 2nd place win Don!!!!!!! WTG!

Alan L. Borror February 25, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful winner, Don! #2466975

Cathy Barrows February 25, 2006

congrats on this one...excellent #2467083

Cindy Paquette February 25, 2006

Congrats on the #2 Gold Badge!!! #2467234

Stan Kwasniowski February 25, 2006

Don, Congratulations #2467269

Stanley J. Contrades February 25, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Donald, on your Second Place Win ... Way to go!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2467504

Steven Gunnerson February 25, 2006

Congratulations Donald!!! #2467727

Jenny Bosmans February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this super winner, Don!! #2467761

Laura Clay-Ballard February 25, 2006

congrats on this winning image, Don! #2467829

Darryl Wilkinson February 25, 2006

Way to go, Donald! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Second Place WINNER!!! #2467848

Pamela Shane February 25, 2006

Big congratulations on your super winner Don!!!! :} #2467869

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations on your well deserved Win, dear friend Donald!! #2467912

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations, Donald, on this fantastic win! #2467924

Jamil Saliba February 25, 2006

Congratulation on your creative Winner Donald #2468001

Tammy Scott level-classic February 25, 2006

SUPER effect! Awesome win! Congratulations! #2468012

Paul Michko February 25, 2006

Congratulations on a true winner, Donald. #2468143

Graeme yew Chow February 25, 2006

Fantastic win , Donald. No surprise as I expected to figure up on top. #2468194

Casey A. Hanson February 25, 2006

Congrats on an awesome win, Don! :0) #2468324

Pat Gamwell February 25, 2006

This is not surprising, my friend! CONGRATS on a well deserved creation! #2468366

Corinne M. Thompson February 25, 2006

Congrats on your win :) #2468569

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe February 25, 2006

Terrific idea and implementation, Donald...Congragulations!:) #2468873

Donald K. Cherry level-classic February 25, 2006

Thanks so much everyone for all the fantastic comments. This is the first time I've ever had back to back winners at BP and I'm really proud of that accomplishment! #2468900

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic winner my friend!!!! #2469054

Karen Engelbreth February 26, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Donald! #2469194

Stephen Zacker February 26, 2006

Very cool image. Congratulations, Donald #2469854

Candy Avera February 26, 2006

Love this image! Congratulation - and thanks for sharing w/us how you did it - give us novices a challenge to emulate. #2469888

Susie Peek-Swint February 26, 2006

Well done on this awesome shot Don ~ many congrats! #2470205

Janet L. Skinner February 26, 2006

Congratulations, Donald!! You create such art on that pool table of yours! #2470519

Donna W. Neal February 26, 2006

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Donald.

Now why do you suppose the judges picked this one....title maybe...LOL #2470546

Donna W. Neal February 26, 2006

Oh I need to clarify what I just said why did they pick this one over all the other great pool ball shots you had..:) #2470548

Leanne M.E. Boyd February 26, 2006

Too cool, Don! Congratulations on your win! #2470769

Murry Grigsby February 26, 2006

Congrats on your super image and win Don!! #2471137

Carla Metzler February 26, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Don!! #2471842

Mata Patan February 27, 2006

Congrats Don! A well deserved win! #2472976

Daniel Diaz February 27, 2006

Way to go Don, Huge Congrats on this AMAZING shot buddy!!! #2473099

Colleen Braun February 27, 2006

congratulations on this one... #2473107

Allan L. Whitehead February 27, 2006

Donald, congratulations on this marvelous POTD selection. It is truly, richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #2473264

Alison Greenwood February 27, 2006

Another winner!!! Congratulations Donald!!! #2473295

Wally Orlowsky February 27, 2006

Congratulations on this special winner, Don! #2473735

Claudette Foote February 27, 2006

Another winner!!! Congratulations Donald!!!WTG!!


Cathy Gregor February 28, 2006

Great shot, Don!
Congratulations! #2478174

Dr Silly level-classic February 28, 2006

Congratulations Donald on your win. :o)

Graham D. Sher February 28, 2006

Donald, brilliant idea and very well executed indeed! Deserved winner #2480113

Paula Dwyer March 01, 2006

Fantastic and beautifully done. Your very talented with in-camera effects.
Congratulations on your 2nd place win.
You truly deserved it!! :) #2482653

Milan Banik March 02, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place win on this creative shot,happy to see this here.this is one of my favourite shot. #2487741

Nadya Johnson June 01, 2006

And a second late congrats for another stunning winner, Donald! "Awesome!" At least here, I have somewhat of an excuse for missing this, as I hadn't really joined yet. I really stand in awe of in-camera motion such as this: especially since it's so symetrical and portions are in such clear focus. EXCELLENT work! #2840768

August 13, 2006

Wow! Absolutely beautiful Donald, I just love it!
Congratulations for this well deserving win! #3158039

Z. Banu February 02, 2007

Wow!Outstanding Image !you deserve to be Winner Congratulation Donald! #3902639

February 06, 2007

This makes me want to come beat you in a game of Pool Don,

:-) Smiles!!!!!!!! #3918913

Maya Schlegel February 06, 2007

Very clever! I like the distinctive stops to give the four repetitions!! Great work! #3918921

Carol Teal April 10, 2007

Great in-camera effects! A late congrats on your win! #4149682

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe April 10, 2007

A lot of wonderful images in your gallery, Don. This is one is outstanding but I like a lot of the silhouettes as well. Great job! #4150796

Steven E. Ray October 06, 2007

This is absolutely superb Donald! The method my which you attained it is nothing less than spectacular. I lay prostrate before your photography skills :) #4891918

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