Catching a handgun firing

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  1. inTempus

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    I wish I had spent more time this year shooting the shooting sports (if that makes sense). It's an excellent opportunity to catch fasting moving action. I also need to get more creative when doing these shots...

    This is a shot from last weekend. Nothing highly creative, but I like the over the shoulder shot, the unburnt powder in the air above the pistol and the spent cartridge sailing away.

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    Thoughts?
     
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    is this using your 1D?

    what is that white thing a little up and right of the gun barrel? i'm not sure if that supposed to be part of the photo or not but i think it's distracting if it's not :p

    i like the composition... though something is slightly off to me and i'm not too sure what it is... maybe if you had the whole shooter in focus... or maybe if you shot from a slightly higher angle so the gun was backed by the light colored grass instead of the darker trees...

    i'm a nubcake so take my words w a grain of salt... but i think the photo would be stronger if the gun/casing "popped" a bit more... not really sure how to do that though :p
     
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    That is one fine photo. I like the fact that you got the target in the shot and the pistol is still level. I would try and edit that white bucket on that tree as it is distracting like syphlix pointed out. Other than that I soo want a 1911!
     
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    You missed a spot on the headset.
     
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    That was another target hanging in the background. :)
     
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    I don't know what you're talking about. "Missed" what spot?
     
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    On second thought, it almost looks like glasses that are focusing the background.

    Did you PS any of the depth of field on this? At first I was thinking it was part of the background that was missed.
     
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    Nice work on the clone job. Can't tell it was ever there.
     
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    That's called his glasses. :) I'm not going to mess with it, it's perfectly natural. The shot was taken at f/2.8, 1/800, ISO 400. The blur is all camera done, not by post editing.
     
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    I think that's a cool photo. Is it possible to get the bullet in the shot? I wonder what shutter speed you would need for that. It's probably too fast to catch
     
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    Thats actually a really nice shot. Maybe drop to F1.8, and make the shutter speed faster though.
    I didnt even notice the bucket to be honest.
    As for catching the bullet, it IS possible, but with a very expensive high-speed camera.
     

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