To undertake our Decisive Movement challenge, photographers had to ensure their shutter speed was a 1/60th of a second or slower – and that some aspect of their subject was in motion.
Jetski by Dennis Rickard
As always, our loyal band of Photo Challengers responded in splendid style.
We went back and forth between Dennis Rickard’s hurtling jet ski and Amanda Bull’s swirling carnival ride. In the end the nod went the jet ski’s way. Dennis’s composition, with its focused rider and creamy blurred background, really conveys a sense of speed and excitement.
It will be our pleasure to send Dennis a snappy Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 250 AW (RRP $345) for him to haul his gear in style.
As noted, we thought Amanda Bull’s clever juxtaposition of a neon star against a backdrop of an illuminated ride was also an eye-catching composition. Stalwart contributor Andy Parkee’s picture of one still ant among a blur of its fellows is just exactly the kind of acute observation and patience we admire in a photographer. The equally reliable Robert Zappia’s puckish grab of young shoppers pausing before an alluring niche in the midst of the mall madness is sure to raise a smile or two. And Gary Wallis’s flow of humanity comes together quite well thanks to that gent with the backpack.
Fun Time by Amanda Bull
Canon 50D, Canon 17-85mm USM L lens @70mm; f 5.6; 1/10s; ISO 100, handheld.
Untitled by Andy Parkee
The relentless movement of ants, bar one.
To Buy or Not To Buy by Robert Zappia
Rush hour by Gary Wallis
Olympus EM-1; f/22; 1/4s; ISO 100; 22mm.
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