OK - pass or fail ..... ?

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  1. ottor

    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Walk out here about 4 times a day on a work break ... these weeds just flow in the wind. I wanted to capture the movement of the grasses just as I see them during the day.. I don't want to set this up for failure, but I'm not sure it's a "Pass"... It's difficult to show movement in a still photograph - at least the way the eye sees it...

    Opinions - c&c on the exposure/sharpness and attempt ??

    tks,

    Rick

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    EXP 1/5

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  2. Tulsa

    Tulsa TPF Noob!

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    I like the first one, its nice, does not come across as a photograph on first look.
    While the second does show the motion, I like the first one better!

    I dont think it could be much sharper with the style of shot.
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I think #1 is to abstract, because it has to little in focus. fail

    #2 for me is just right, and has a subtle diagonal from lower right up to upper left that helps convey the sense of motion and movement. Pass

    There are 2 more subtle diagonals that help reinforce the sense of movement.

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  4. lunaaa

    lunaaa TPF Noob!

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    i agree with Keith,second one is a pass
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    To me, #2 passes, as even with movement, our brain translates what might reach our eyes as a blurred picture (as depicted in #1) into a sharp one, out of its memory of what we're looking at, so we see as we see #2, so #1 has turned out too blurred, too abstract, too little recognisable, yet #2 still does show the movement.
     

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