Twirly Whirly Girl!

© Jane M

Twirly Whirly Girl!

Uploaded: June 30, 2006


Getting swung around by her arms in the garden - wheee!

Panning only, no motion blur filter, colors enhanced in PSE.

1/100, f3.5, 18mm, afternoon light

Exif: FNumber: 3.5, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.01, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


anonymous June 30, 2006

Nice clear shot. #475237

Federico Collazuol July 01, 2006

Wow! excellent shot,Jane! #2974267

Ross Throndson July 02, 2006

Jane, see you got your theme entry in, in the nick of time. Great motion capture - love the blurred background!! :^) #2977007

Jane M July 04, 2006

Anitra, Federico, and Ross-thanks so much for the comments!

Ross, now I have kids EVEYTHING gets done on the last minute! LOL! #2986601

Tressie Davis July 11, 2006

GREAT catch Jane! I've been trying to do this, but can't quite get it! #3012375

Jane M August 27, 2006

I'm relieved this was selected as a finalist because it justifies the amount of work involved in getting it! There were a lot of duds before getting this one... This was taken by strapping the camera against my husband's body, setting the exposure manually with emphasis on shutter speed to get the right amount of background blur whilst keeping my daughter sharp, setting the (estimated!) focus manually as I couldn't rely on autofocus, and setting the timer mode so the shot would be taken by the camera once my husband started swinging her around. Now whenever my daughter hears the "beep beep" of the self-timer she asks "want another twirly"! :) #3224510

Laura Clay-Ballard August 27, 2006

FAB shot! congrats! #3225023

Tonya R. Boles August 27, 2006

Congratulations, your hard work paid off..Good luck in the next round. #3225582

Virginia Leone level-classic August 27, 2006

Wow, great shot, she looks a little pained but I'm sure she had fun! Congrats! #3225877

Jane M August 27, 2006

Yes my one concern with this shot was she wasn't laughing during it. I can assure you she did enjoy it and was constantly clamoring to be swung around again! #3225912

Ross Throndson August 27, 2006

Big Congratulations, Jane...Great Job on this!! :^) #3226235

Sharon Day level-classic August 27, 2006

Congratulations again, Jane!!! Fantastic image! #3229060

Susana Ms Heide August 27, 2006

Great work to get this shot Jane! Love the bright colors! Congratulations! #3229132

Jane M August 27, 2006

Thanks everyone! It was hard choosing the best photo to enter from this session, some had great expression but had something wrong with focus,exposure,composition etc. It was great fun though and this is one of the few times the kids were asking for more photos to be taken! :)

Here's a couple more from the session that make me smile. #3229213

Carolyn Foster Spano August 28, 2006

Congrats on another awesome finalist. #3231125

Tonya Shackelford August 28, 2006

Congrats, Jane!! Love the expression on her face!! :) #3233021

Jane M August 30, 2006

Much appreciated Carolyn and Tonya! #3244134

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