Monday, July 13, 2009

I Heart Faces: Sports in Action



Well, as many of you know, we aren't really a Sports family, so I'm stretching this week's theme a bit here. This entry is of Sofi and Granddad. I'm calling the sport "Riding on Granddad". We'll see how that plays with the judges :)

I've been having lots of fun experimenting with slow exposure action shots to get that cool swirly-around-a-central image look. I haven't refined it yet, but every once in a while I get a pretty good shot. Anyone have hints for that? With this one I lassoed her face and sharpened it up a bit and then ran a CoffeeShop action. Can't remember what it's called atm.... I love constructive criticism, so lay it on me!

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9 comments:

Alicia W. said...

aww, this is just great! I love it.

Patty said...

Love it!

Rosina said...

I love the focus is on the little girl, and you can totally see the granddad moving. Great motion picture.

Also, I LOVE the background--the wood fence, the trees, and the swing. This is a beautiful photo.

April said...

What an awesome effect!

Jana Green said...

Thanks for recommending paint.net. I love it.

I also like your picture. Looks like that sweet girl was having fun.

Buckeroomama said...

I like how only her face is sharp and the rest of the pic a bit blurry. Really nice.

Lauren Valentine said...

Oh I love this picture...great job Elisa!

The Animator's Wife said...

I love how her face is perfectly focused but the movement is still obvious. And you caught a great expression.

I also would totally consider this a sport-- for grandpa. :)

julie said...

Wow - that is great! What a cool effect! Thanks for your kind comments on my pictures, too. I miss the beach already, but I am enjoying catching up on all my favorite blogs! :)