Coming Around the Bend is 227

© Nancy (Peaches) Harker

Coming Around the Bend is 227

Uploaded: January 26, 2008 00:53:18


April 2008 Finalist

Resubmit to DDR
We have a dirt bike track about 2 miles from our house that attrack's many dirt bike rider's
and 4 wheeler's from all over WI, Illinois and Iowa that I know of.
On my way home a couple rider's from Ft Atkinson, WI were there practicing and asked if I could shoot some photo's of them.
This guy was the only one left that was riding and was ever so nice to let me.
Comment's welcome and have a GREAT DAY!
7/19/07 7:15:24 pm, 1/180 sec, 14.80 aperture, 108.00mm, ISO 140, sport'setting.

Cropped, ortoned everything but the bike, rider and dirt, motion blur, Dreamy's preset ghost zoom, history brush on the bike and rider, auto levels.

Exif: F Number: 4.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/180 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 140, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: KODAK Z730 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Awesome job on this one Peaches!! Great action shot!! I get dizzy looking at that motion blur!! #839169

Mary K. Robison January 26, 2008

FANTASTIC capture and effects, Peaches!! A wonderful MT entry! #5397656

January 26, 2008

great effect nice capture have a nice day #5397658

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 26, 2008

Thanks so very much Teresa, I really appreciate it a lot! It does kinda get to the eyes LOL!

Mary, thank you so very much, I had a lot of fun watching and trying to get at least one good shot.

Thanks svery much Nitin!

You all have a super day!

I will catch up with everyone later today, having a bad migraine and need some sleep right now!
Have a super day! #5397665

Chris Ebben January 26, 2008

Great action shot, well taken & presented. Good one=^..^= #5397687

Carol Sawyer January 26, 2008

Fantastic action capture and effects, Nancy! #5397803

Henry Miller January 26, 2008

AS always Nancy,another great shot!! #5397810

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 26, 2008

Great image and use of effects here, Nancy.

Dominick #5397889

Erin Appelbaum January 26, 2008

Great action shot Nancy. Awesome clarity. Peter #5398009

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 26, 2008

ery cool image, Peaches. Wisconsin Life would love it. So excellent action shot! #5398105

Janet McNeil level-classic January 26, 2008

Great action shot and use of motion blur! #5398171

Deb Koskovich January 26, 2008

Amazing shot!! Nancy, I hope you got the guy's contact info, because he would pay you $$$ for this! #5398174

frank w. degenhardt level-classic January 26, 2008

Peaches- Great motion blur. Gives the impression he is really in warp speed.
Nice action shot. Wonderful clarity, colors, details. The lighting is perfect.
Good mt
Have a great day my friend, take care #5398222

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 26, 2008

Nice capture. Love effect. #5398343

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic January 26, 2008

FANTASTIC effects, PS work, & capture, Peaches!!!! <>< #5398523

Kathy L. Clark January 26, 2008

Fantastic capture and effects Peaches. I really like this. #5398834

Jennifer L. Alder January 26, 2008

Peaches, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! #5398941

Bill Knaps January 26, 2008

Great shot and work Peaches. Bill #5398981

Nadya Johnson January 26, 2008

Wow! This is awesome, Peaches! Fantastic work! #5399073

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 26, 2008

FANTASTIC, INCREDIBLE and SPECTACULAR, Peaches!!!!!!!!! ♫ k #5399127

Tiia Vissak January 26, 2008

a great action capture! #5399137

Jeana Clark January 26, 2008

Fantastic Peaches!!!
Effects work well!!
Awesome clarity on the rider and the motion blur is awesome!!

~J~ #5399488

Colleen Farrell January 26, 2008

Fantastic! I remember this shot, Peaches, it's so well-done. I don't know what you did to improve it, but imho, it's definitely worth a winner's badge! #5400032

John Connolly January 26, 2008

A wonderful creation of movement here Peaches, with masterful darkroom technique! Love your color too! #5400151

Kathleen Rinker January 26, 2008

Very cool image, I really like it!!! #5400310

Tammy Espino January 26, 2008

You work it girl~! Great before and great now! You are so talented! #5400722

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 26, 2008

Chris, Carol, Henry, Dominick, Peter, Ellen, Janet, Deb, Frank, Kay, Nadine, Kathy, Jen, Bill, Nadya, Kitty, Tiia, Jeana, Colleen, John, Kathleen and Tammy, thank you all so very much, You all brought a smile to my face! I am not feeling so very good right now so you brought a little bit of medicine to me. I apprceiate all the support and encouragment from you all everyday! You all are the best!
Do have a super weekend!!!

ellen, I don't know what Wis Life is??? Are you from WI?

Deb, no I didn't, got their names but they didn't want them disclosed in the photo, so I didn't. I was on my way home so just made a quick stop.
I will go back again, most likely at some point I will see them again, it is a very popular used track and brings people in from everywhere.

Colleen I didn't change it much as far as the blur, just used auto levels which changed the colors in this one.
Thanks for the vote! Made my day! I just hope they like it this time.

Tammy, thanks for the smile girl, needed it! #5401292

Colette M. Metcalf January 26, 2008

GREAT capture!! #5401466

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 26, 2008

Thanks so very much Colette, really appreciate the kind comment!!!
Have a super night! #5401720

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 26, 2008

Perfect effects on this excellent shot, Peaches! #5401726

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 26, 2008

Hi Barbara, thank so very much, I do appreciate the kind comment and visit!!!
Have a super night! #5401736

Sandra R. Alvey January 26, 2008

AWESOME Peaches!! I love the sense of movement and the blured BG is awesome! Great DD work hon! #5401833

Brenda c. McFarland January 26, 2008

WOWZERS!!! Great this time too! #5402050

Rosemary Buffoni January 26, 2008

You started out with a great capture, added some amazing filter work and wow-fantastic image. It really gives the sense of speed.
Ro #5402087

Lorraine A. Cook January 27, 2008

AWESOME capture with super effects, Nancy!<:))

We pass dirt bike trails in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey when heading to the sailboat. #5402618

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 27, 2008

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Peaches, phenomenal & sensational & incredible & exceptional work here, my friend!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!I could go on....................................

I agree wiht Deb K.- I see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ signs.

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 27, 2008

Sandra, Brenda, Ro, Lorraine and Patrick, thanks soooooooooooo very very much for the support here! Your comments have made me smile!!!

Lorraine, you will have to stop and take some shots next time, it was rather challenging and fun to watch them.
I however would LOVE to see sailboat pictures in the ocean :)

Patrick, wow bud, THANKS SO very much for the big smile, I am so glad you like this!

Have a super day!!! #5405046

Jessica Jenney January 27, 2008

WOW!!!!! Amazing capture and effects, Peaches! So well done! #5405259

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 27, 2008

Hey Jessica, thanks so very much and have a super night!!!! #5405524

Z. Banu January 28, 2008

Wow!!!Stunning picture Like the effects!Nancy Superb! #5405994

Peggy J. Maguire January 28, 2008

Awesome Nancy!!! #5409847

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 28, 2008

Zaanat and Peggy, thank you so very much, have a super night!!! #5409997

Heather L. Haderly January 28, 2008

Superb Peaches!!!!!!! #5410032

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 28, 2008

Hey Heather, thanks so very much, have a super night!!! #5410062

Toni Riggs January 28, 2008

Wow, great shot! #5410145

James E. Coleman level-classic January 28, 2008

This is indeed great work here!!
Way to go!!!

(I can just see me out there racing around now!!...well actually my arithritis is starting to hurt just looking at the photo...better pass!:) )
Jim #5410986

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 28, 2008

Thanks so very much Toni, have a super night!!!

JIM, it does look fun doesn't it? I wish I had my dirt bike back, I probably would go, MAYBE LOL, though they probably would have ten laps in before my one LOL!
Thanks so very much and have a super night! #5411158

Howard B. Cheek January 29, 2008

You've created a dynamic image here Nancy, it has an "energy" or life all its own. I like it very much :)
Howard #5412408

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 29, 2008

Thank you very much Howard, really appreciate it!
Have a super night! #5415253

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 31, 2008

Fabulous, Nancy!
Great sense of motion!
~Lisa #5422426

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 31, 2008

Thank you very much Lisa, Have a wonderful night!!! #5424984

Deb Koskovich April 10, 2008

Wow, Peaches -- you did an exceptional job on this. Hope you got the guy's contact info, cuz he'd pay you for this! #5769380

Carol Sawyer April 10, 2008

Fantastic action capture, Nancy!! #5769408

Eivor Kuchta April 10, 2008

Great action shot and effects, Nancy! #5770099

Robyn A. Terrell April 10, 2008

Peaches, this is an awesome action shot!!!
Image and work are a true testament of your talent!
Robyn #5770304

Kathleen Rinker April 10, 2008

Great shot and great editing Nancy!!! #5770365

Susan Weisensel April 10, 2008

This is so cool and I remember this from January, I could swear I commented then but I don't see it. So I will again, Love the effect on the Background, and outstanding color. #5770370

Tiia Vissak April 10, 2008

a great action capture! #5770818

Erika Haight April 10, 2008

Zooommmmmm!!! Very cool effects my friend! I could almost feel the wind on my face! Excellent image! #5770976

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 10, 2008

EXCELLENT action capture and PERFECT effects!!! GREAT color as well. Yes, my husband has a gallery too. He isn't quite as diligent with it as I am...LOL! You can view it here if you'd like: #5771451

John Connolly April 10, 2008

Your darkroom work is quite remarkable here Peaches! A dynamic presentation! #5771689

Roxanne M. Bubar April 10, 2008

Spectacular work, effects, image and depth. #5772143

Shannon D. Miller April 10, 2008

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Nancy! FANTASTIC work girl! The motion and colors are amazing!! We will see this one again! Shannon~ #5772401

Michelle Alton April 10, 2008

What a cool speed shot, Nancy. #5772457

Eugenio Diaz April 10, 2008

Great action-shot!Wonderful focus on a fast moving target....Very nice speed action and blur! #5772602

Michael Umbreit April 10, 2008

Peaches - If this was my shot, I would resubmit it too! It has some really excellent effects and it is stunning! Thanks for the BP tip for changing the category on my pelican shot! - Mike #5772691

April 10, 2008

Wonderful action shot!!! Great colors and effects! #5772883

April 10, 2008

Peaches a awesome action shot. Love the colors of the rider against the back ground #5773230

Nadya Johnson April 11, 2008

Wow! This is one fantastic action capture, Peaches! Outstanding! #5775520

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 11, 2008

Spectacular work again,Peaches!!! You are very talented,my friend!!! #5776568

Laura L. Gonzales April 11, 2008

WOW Peaches, this is fantastic!! Great color, comp and love the blur!! I can feel the speed!!! Wonderful action capture, and hope to see more!!!! Great work!!! You go girl!!! Laura #5776621

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 11, 2008

Thanks so very much everybody for all the wonderful comment's and support.
I really appriciate them and YOU!!!
Have a super night.

Deb, no I didn't but I am sure they will be at the track all summer. I am sure I can find him again.

Nadine, thanks, I will pop on over and check his gallery out :)

Shannon thanks lol, this is the third time I have entered this, catch all first (the colors were a bit different on that one) then a MT, they don't seem to like dirt bike images much!

Mike you are so welcome and good luck!!!


Jennifer L. Alder April 11, 2008

Wow- Peaches, this is some killer DDR work. Love the sense of motion. Nicely accomplished :) #5777397

Mary K. Robison April 11, 2008

Third time's the charm, Peaches! Best of luck with this outstanding image this time through --- the effects work for that "need to speed" is excellent!! #5777416

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 11, 2008

Jennifer and Mary, thanks so very much, I really appriciate the ever so nice comment's!
Have a super night!!! #5777569

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 13, 2008

WOW!!! What a GREAT action shot, WTG!! <>< #5782444

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 13, 2008

Thanks so very much Nancy, so much appriciated!!!
Have a wonderful day!!! #5782789

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic April 13, 2008

Great action shot, love all the effects to emphasize the sense of motion. Nice work! #5783609

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 13, 2008

Thank you Renaldo so very much, I really appriciate the support!
Have a super night!!! #5783791

Luigi Di Serio level-classic April 14, 2008

So cool, awesome motion blur #5785774

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 14, 2008

Hi Luigi, so nice to meet you, I thank you so very much and do have a wonderful day!!! #5787017

Dianna Murphy April 15, 2008

Wow Peaches that's is really cool how you combined all those effects for a really fantastic image. #5791347

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 15, 2008

Thanks so very much Dianna, really appriciate it!
Have a super day!!! #5791578

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 15, 2008

Caught my attention again, Nancy!
I hope the judges give it another look, too!
Love it!
~Lisa #5792256

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 15, 2008

Thank you Lisa very much, hope you have a wonderful day!!! #5792661

Raymond Pauly level-classic April 24, 2008

Awesome action capture, Peaches! Great in-camera work and composition! #5838310

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 24, 2008

Raymond, Thanks so very much, I really appriciate it!
Have a wonderful night!!! #5838464

Erin Appelbaum May 19, 2008

Congrats and good luck again Nancy. Peter #5942942

Melissa G. Meiselman May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Peaches!!! #5943022

Tiia Vissak May 19, 2008

Congratulations! #5943267

Jeana Clark May 19, 2008

Seems BOTH our bikes made it to this round.....SO HAPPY FOR YOU PEACHES!!!!

~J~ #5943708

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 19, 2008

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY,PEACHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist!!! Good luck in next round,my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5943803

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008

amazingly gorgeous..... big congrats!!!! #5944124

Tammy Espino May 19, 2008

Persistance pays off, congrats! #5944183

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 19, 2008

Just gorgeous, Peaches. Many congrats on this wonderful finalist. #5944347

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 19, 2008

~♥~Lisa #5944521

Alex T. Mizuno May 19, 2008

Wowee! You are excellent at sporting scenes also, Peaches! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5944646

Shannon D. Miller May 19, 2008

LOVE IT!!! This is AMAZING!! CONGRATULATIONS Peaches!! Shannon~ #5945254

John Connolly May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist award for this might image, Peaches! #5945960

Jennifer L. Alder May 19, 2008

SUCH a cool finalist my dear!
Big congrats to ya #5946262

Raymond Pauly level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations, Peaches! I knew this was a good one! #5947139

Mary K. Robison May 19, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on another cool finalist, Peaches! #5947207

Laura L. Gonzales May 19, 2008

Way to go Peaches on a great capture and fantastic finalist!!!!!! Super! Laura #5948263

Michael Umbreit May 19, 2008

Peaches - Congratulations again! - Mike #5948317

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 20, 2008

WTG, Peaches! #5949321

Carol Teal May 20, 2008

Goes to show you that it can pay to reenter an image! Great sense of motion! Congrats on your finalist Peaches!! #5949946

Colleen Farrell May 20, 2008

Your hard work and PS skills sure paid off--big congrats on this amazing finalist, Peaches! #5951915

Sam Britt May 20, 2008

Congratulations, Peaches. Great work on this. #5953725

Susan Fox May 20, 2008

Congratulations Peaches! #5954055

Eugenio Diaz May 20, 2008

ONE MORE time CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! #5954271

Eivor Kuchta May 20, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Peaches! #5954359

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 21, 2008

Great image and congratulations on your Finalists, Peaches!! #5955468

Kathy Reeves May 21, 2008

Another finalist congratulations #5958022


Don't tell Ma #5958866

Michael G. Marshall May 21, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Peaches! Michael #5959175

Kathy L. Clark May 21, 2008

WTG Peaches. congratulations. #5959932

Sue Marshall May 22, 2008

Big congrats to you Peaches on your wonderful finalists!!!! :-)) #5961322

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 22, 2008

Thank you all so VERY VERY muh for your congrats, your support means a lot to me!
Have a wonderful day! #5962754

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic May 22, 2008

Sorry,Nancy,I am yet to go through the Finalist list and did not notice it till I looked at your gallery, I am just buried under work :-(

This is an awesome image, the shot and the treatment are just fantastic! BIG congratulations on your Finalist achievement!!

Sharon Sawyer May 23, 2008

Congrats on this finalist, Peaches, It is awesome !!!! #5967546

Laurie Daily level-deluxe May 23, 2008

Congratulations on this so very cool finalist, Nancy!!! I am so behind on my congrats...just trying to catch up! #5968117

Lorraine A. Cook May 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this SUPERB FINALIST, Nancy!<:)) #5970849

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 24, 2008

Ujjwal, Sharon, Laurie and Lorraine, thanks so very very much for the congrat's and support, I really appriciate them!

Ujjwal and Laurie, that's ok, I am WAY behind myself!

Have a wonderful weekend! #5972724

Linda Blair May 25, 2008

Totally awesome capture and show of motion....congratulations Peaches!!!!! ☺ #5976365

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 28, 2008

Thank you Linda so very much, I really appriciate it!
Have a wonderful night! #5990037

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 22, 2009

An amazing action capture, fabulous sense of motion.

So well done!!! Congratulations on your finalist Peaches!

You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Please take care!!!

Your friend,

Donna #7194019

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