photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
ctfchallenge | all galleries >> Challenge 149 - Breaking the Rules >> Challange 149 - Exhibition > Rolling Around With Mom
previous | next
 Rolling Around With Mom
22-NOV-2007 John Prichard

Rolling Around With Mom

Living Room Floor

Forgot to reset the flash and left it on slow synchro which motion blurred the shot. Almost threw it away but couldn't because my grandson's face is perfect and exuberant and my daughter's was in pretty good shape. After seeing the strength in thirds, I rotated and shifted the photo so that their faces would come out on the third lines. The I motioned blurred (why not they already were) every thing else to isolate them from the background. Rule broken: slow synchro flash leaves blur image. Why this works: he is just having too much fun for you to notice much else. Rule broken: tilt. Why this works: since they were already in motion the tilt helps out. Also the tile put both their faces on the thirds lines.

Canon PowerShot G9
1/2s f/3.2 at 10.7mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
comment | share
ctfchallenge31-Dec-2007 21:11
You know, it's also really helped to emphasize the motion here - I feel the rolling now! ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge31-Dec-2007 21:10
Oh, now that feels so much better. I go right to his face, then to hers, and I don't feel distracted by too much background now. Thanks! ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge31-Dec-2007 17:44
Done. John
ctfchallenge31-Dec-2007 05:15
Qualified. BTW, a slightly tighter crop, which puts both their noses directly on the intersections of thirds, looks slightly better, as there is a bit much extra, unnecessary space around them. Your rules were justifiable broken. :) ~ Lonnit