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This will be the last of my carnival pictures
I have loads but they just arent sharp enough Including these 3.How do you take people moving so quickly and at a distance with loads of people in the way?
A big learning experience for me.
V2 ..Dont look if you are at all faint hearted. This chap started years ago just as safety pin man.. He now is beginning to upgrade his piercings.I wanted to ask him if I could take a proper photo ..But I am a wimp!!
Thanks for previous comments and anybody any ideas as to fast taking photos please advise
Enjoy your weekend

V4 has been added to show you his safety pins!!

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 28 - 300 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Carnival Eyes
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:4 Sep 2009 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Photo journalism, Street photography
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somnathchatterjee

first image is colorful,
second image is painful,
third image is artful.
well done.

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davidgibson
davidgibson e2 Member 830 forum postsdavidgibson vcard England
4 Sep 2009 - 8:19 AM

well captured shots barbara.i think a lens with a faster aperture something like a 2.8 will enable you to use faster shutter speeds creating much sharper shots. atb dave x

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:19 AM

love v1, superb colours, textures an vibrancy...

Martin.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:28 AM

I think you have done really well, the colour and quality for the situation are good. I love v3, which I find particularly beautiful, but a cracking set - very well done imo. Linda Wink

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:31 AM

V1 for me Barbara

Bernie

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:33 AM

The work involved in creating V1 is mindblowing. V3 is just beautiful. I don't even want to think about V2!!!! It must surely take carnival folk a full year by the time the decide what they're going to do and then start the creation process. Your images are a great pleasure to see. Glad someone with the knowledge has been able to supply ideas re shutter speed, etc. I'm useless at the technical stuff!

Ann

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:42 AM

Love V1and V3,very striking images and wonderful colouring,V2 made me cringe.
Martin

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:57 AM

A great set Barbara - v1 and v2 is very striking - good street photography

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morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 9:09 AM


Quote: Love v1, superb colours, textures an vibrancy...

Martin.

Nothing more to be said really.

Hugh

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
4 Sep 2009 - 9:39 AM

V1 Barbara!!!!!
A Super Image!!
Dusan

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 9:42 AM

Great work Lass !

Rock

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 9:56 AM

V1 is the best of the series, by miles - wonderfully strong image, enhanced by an inspired crop.
Moira

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gingerdelight
4 Sep 2009 - 10:03 AM

All great images once more Barbara. I just love the colours in V1, which is my favourite, but V2 fascinates me, its gruesome (the piercings, not the shot)!
x Carol x

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mudge
mudge  1241 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:12 AM

Great colour and cropping for V1 By far the best of the three. It's version 1 that gets my vote

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:15 AM

three crackers barbara v3 my favourite love it nice one Wink
andy

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HobbitDave
4 Sep 2009 - 10:29 AM

Three great shots, Barbara. All unique in their own way. Maybe v.2 spends his spare time as a curtain when not attending carnivals, ? There's enough rings! Wink
Dave

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 10:33 AM

I like all three, V3 is my favourite one, just superb.
john

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Andree_Borrel
4 Sep 2009 - 10:34 AM

Breathtaking colours

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woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:35 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

V1 and V3 are strikingly beautiful though totally different. Both are certainly sharp enough for viewing at this resolution and size. Perhaps the eyeball in V1 is not absolutely, totally, critically sharp - but bear in mind that it is behind a mask, the eye's owner does not want it to be inspected too closely! Two images to be proud of, Barbara - I'm green with envy.
Your D80 has a continuous-servo AF (auto-focus) function and dynamic-area autofocus available to assist with moving subjects; your handbook will tell you how to find them. You will need to experiment, though; I'm afraid I have never explored their potential on my Nikons.
Perhaps as well not to get too close to the chap in V2 as he could demagnetise all your camera gear with a single glance Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:39 AM

Love the details and colours in version 1 Babara - good crop too. Good interesting details in this others.
Regards Richard.

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 11:12 AM

Wonderful colours and shapes - a living pattern, and that eye looks slightly distrustful. As for V2 perhaps the image isn't quite sharp but the subject looks as if he is - YUK.
maggie

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 11:14 AM

Super faces Barbara. The focus will come with a little bit of practice and experimenting. asically for moving objectsset your shutter speed as high as you are able or as your apperture will allow.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 11:50 AM

v1 is quite wonderful. v3 has tons of possibilities, a closer crop in portrait style just below the blue and from the right in to just beyond her earring would make this a stunner I think.
v2.....why????????????

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jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Sep 2009 - 12:44 PM

Lots and lots of details

Peter

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 1:33 PM

Another eye image--- love the crop and the saturation!
Jennnnn

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 2:05 PM

Super details, especially 1 and 3

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 2:38 PM

Something about the eye of the beholder fits here. The odd numbers are truly wonderful, the even ones, well, I am sure his mother thinks he looks well. Scares me though, suppose I should join the society of wimps.
jon

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gingerdelight

All I can say is "thanks for V4"!!!! (Good capture though!) xx
x Carol x

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 2:43 PM

Appreciate 1 & 3 but that chap gives me the shivers!!
Joan.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 3:02 PM

Super images, Barbara, but as for the guy in V's 2 & 4, I think he's crazy! Carol

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donnagreen
4 Sep 2009 - 3:40 PM

Wow, V1 really does it for me - the colours and composition are fantastic. Having just one eye in the frame really gives it an edge somehow - great!

As for query about getting sharper shots, can I ask, what ISO have you used? I have a D80 and you can get decent shots by bumping it up fairly high. Saying that though, I've only shot with a maximum focal length of 200, not 300 like your pictures, so it's entirely possible I have no clue what I'm talking about!

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Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 3:42 PM

Love version one, quality.

Best Matt

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64365 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 4:04 PM

Excellent composition V1. I can't look at the piercings for too long, they make me queasy.
Chris

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 4:10 PM

Super set of images.
Dave

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 4:27 PM

V1 is superb. Beautiful colours and lovely crop. One of your best.
Steve.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 7:24 PM

one other thing you can do is to up your iso and it will give you a faster shutter speed - I dont know overly much about photography but I am learning and will only comment where I feel confident, I love the V1 - V4 gets an OMG all that piercing!!! - a well done tho for you taking the pics

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 8:11 PM

Nothing more I can add, Barbara, V1 is just brilliant.
Roy

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Roly  7 Wales
4 Sep 2009 - 8:45 PM

Nice set Barbara.V1 is fantastic.

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CaptainTweaky

Barbara - it's all been said . . . V1 & V3 yes, V2 & V4 hmmm! Smile
David

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susanbarton
4 Sep 2009 - 10:48 PM

Version 1 for me brilliant, well done it is not easy to find the good shots in an ever moving crowd the colour and detail here are superb

susan

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LV426
LV426  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 1:18 AM

V1 is a great shot! Really well done i have to say.
Love the way you shot it,.... like a photo out of a magazine!
V2 & 4 ...gosch thats quite is a bit of metal in his face isn't it! Smile

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trissie  8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 - 11:30 AM

A great collection Barbara, super detail.

Trish

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 1:46 PM

An interesting and colourful series Barbara and I really like the tight crops of #1 and #3 - some good advice from Bill, your camera needs a little hint that it's meant to cope with moving subjects!
Tim

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 3:45 PM

Superb captures Barbara. V1 is my favourite, the colours are brilliant.
Pete.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
5 Sep 2009 - 4:36 PM

Great set of shots, puts a new meaning to me on a hat pin, stick it through your head to keep in place, like them all, lots of colour

Nicky x

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gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 6:10 PM

Great images Barbara. V1 is an absloute feast of colour and I really like the way you have cropped it in the frame. Very nice series.
Greg

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Traceyflowerpots

Your carnival images have been lovely, bright and beautiful.

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6 Sep 2009 - 11:00 AM

I especially like V1; beautifully framed portrait.
Rende

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Dave_Holdham
6 Sep 2009 - 1:30 PM

Great set, like the colour to v1 superb

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 4:24 PM

Love V1 Barbara. great detail and color.
Thushari

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Zilba
Zilba  5 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 9:29 PM

Professional image, well handled with superb colour.

Excellent crop and well spotted.

With experience comes skill, carry on shooting and the threads start to make sense.
Faster shutter speed, higher iso and faster glass.

I work ina press environment and sometimes the moment is there and I am prepared and sometimes not.

You do the best you can, with what you have, in the time allowed.

Very well done.

best regards
Bazil

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Zilba  5 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 9:30 PM

Professional image, well handled with superb colour.

Excellent crop and well spotted.

With experience comes skill, carry on shooting and the threads start to make sense.
Faster shutter speed, higher iso and faster glass.

I work in a press environment and sometimes the moment is there and I am prepared and sometimes not.

You do the best you can, with what you have, in the time allowed.

Very well done.

best regards
Bazil

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hary60  5 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 - 9:30 PM

Excellent series V1 brill
Harry

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foxtolbot  5 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 11:48 PM

V1 for me barb, v2 wow it just makes you feel what does blooming goes on in there head to make them have things like that,
James

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stephanfowles
7 Sep 2009 - 12:19 AM

v1 is an absolute brilliant shot
very well captured
v2 and 4, as they say, it takes all kinds,
interesting set
stephan

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ireid7
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9 Sep 2009 - 8:24 AM

great shot

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2009 - 4:35 PM

Nice set Babs.....super crop on v 1 which is my fav.

Gerry

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x_posure  5 Australia
11 Sep 2009 - 10:13 AM

Beautiful photos love the brilliant colours.
Ouch for the man though, very interesting.

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HectorRivera
11 Sep 2009 - 6:35 PM

Excellent colors and composition

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Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2009 - 9:30 PM

Deserves 80.
Gary

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