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I normally avoid trawling through the archives. But recently, another member and I were discussing motion blur combined with flash, and I hunted back for this image. It reminded me that I had intended to upload more but never got round to it. So, today and next week, the Watcher returns.
I've gone back to the colour images and reworked the b&w conversions from scratch. You won't get to see the colour originals, the décor in this hall is quite unbelievably vile...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 16-85mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Dec 2009 - 12:51 AM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Watcher
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:27 Mar 2014 - 7:49 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Sports / action
Votes:53

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104018 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:51 AM

or "The Wallflower" GrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33150 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:52 AM

That's me...

A wonderfully captured image, I particularly like the movement...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:54 AM

He is looking intently at something Moira? Like ths image, well capturedSmile

Cliff

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 7:58 AM

The very thing Moira! and just the right activity to have used it. Perfect. You are right about the decor too...it's horrendous Smile

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:58 AM

Good movement, but really they should be dancing around their handbags.
Dancing is another thing I've never really understood... I tend to put it in the same box as competitive sports.
Really, Moira, I'm so culturally isolated.


Alan

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1004 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:18 AM


Quote: or "The Wallflower"


Quote: He is looking intently at something Moira?

I was tempted to call this The Voyeur, he seemed to be watching legs a lot.

Quote: Good movement, but really they should be dancing around their handbags.

No, this is a ceilidh, proper dancing.

Quote: Dancing is another thing I've never really understood... I tend to put it in the same box as competitive sports.

But great fun to photograph, both of them... And it's a perfect excuse for not dancing/playing.
Cheers folks. I'll be out the next couple of days, I'll catch up here when I can.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:25 AM

Great movement captured here, Moira, but would love to see the 'vile' décor Wink Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM

great candid capturing movement/non movement
wonder what he is thinking about
and the other two against the wall also intrigue me

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1004 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:32 AM


Quote: would love to see the 'vile' décor

Think orange, yellow, red; but somewhat shabby...
Moira

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:59 AM

Does he watch the dancing or the dancers one wonders?

Dougie

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104018 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:17 AM


Quote: would love to see the 'vile' décor
Think orange, yellow, red; but somewhat shabby...
Moira

is that `shabby chic?' WinkGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:39 AM

Aah everybody, get on the floor, let's dance!
Don't fight your feelings, give yourself a chance!
Shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty! Shake your booty!
........... K.C. And The Sunshine Band

I can't act, can't sing..... and I can't dance even a little!!!

Dave

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dudler
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:45 AM

Watching is but a single step from pointing a camera...

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jadus
jadus e2 Member 21003 forum postsjadus vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:59 AM

I like the emotion you've captured in this man's pose, Moira, it speaks volumes.

Well done!

Jade

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:06 AM

A great study of the 'watcher' - is he studying the girls dancing, or is he miles away in his own thoughts!

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rontear
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27 Mar 2014 - 10:53 AM

We know what Moira Wink
Ron

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Joline
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27 Mar 2014 - 11:27 AM

A great example of motion blur.

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franken
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27 Mar 2014 - 11:49 AM

I love the movement in this one, Moira.
ken

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Daisymaye
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27 Mar 2014 - 12:30 PM

I'm turning my back to that lady with the camera. Great movement captured.

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SUE118
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27 Mar 2014 - 12:34 PM

Super capture.Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 2:48 PM

Yes,certainly looks like a leg watcher here Moira.
Nothing wrong with that I feel.
Although I do prefer to see the legs static !!
Mick.

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Hercules
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27 Mar 2014 - 3:11 PM

Very nice..I've only recently learned about motion blur..(I need lots of practice) this photo looks very retro Smile

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SlowSong
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27 Mar 2014 - 3:26 PM

I'm with him. A watcher, not so much a doer.
Well I used to Do, but now I Don't (or can't)
Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Mar 2014 - 3:45 PM

He seems to have moved very little between this and the other shot in your link, Moira! Grin This reminds me of a Saturday night at our local club, with dancers err, dancing to the entertainment! To me, dancing's a waste of good energy, and I tend to sit and enjoy the music like him on the right. Good for long exposures, though.... Wink
Trev Smile

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mistere
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27 Mar 2014 - 6:20 PM

I know that feeling well, would love to join in but can't dance to save my life.
2 left feet and no co-ordination at all.
Would it be a safe bet to say one of the colours in the wallpaper is red?

Great Capture Moira.

Dave.

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27 Mar 2014 - 6:22 PM

This works REALLY well Moira, and so did your advice on putting Pic's on computer, so a BIG thanks for that.

John Smile

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28 Mar 2014 - 6:41 AM

I agree with John - this works really well

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Glostopcat
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29 Mar 2014 - 9:58 PM

I like the feeling of movement in this one Moira, I guess they are either country dancing or line dancing

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lblythe
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1 Apr 2014 - 7:16 PM

This is up there with the Zumba shot for me.
L

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