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Carnival Eyes

By barbarahirst
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!!

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Close-up and macro

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

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4 Sep 2009 8:19AM
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
4 Sep 2009 8:19AM
love v1, superb colours, textures an vibrancy...

Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 8:28AM
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
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
4 Sep 2009 8:31AM
V1 for me Barbara

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
4 Sep 2009 8:33AM
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!

redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 8:42AM
Love V1and V3,very striking images and wonderful colouring,V2 made me cringe.
4 Sep 2009 8:57AM
A great set Barbara - v1 and v2 is very striking - good street photography
4 Sep 2009 9:09AM

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


Nothing more to be said really.

4 Sep 2009 9:39AM
V1 Barbara!!!!!
A Super Image!!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
4 Sep 2009 9:42AM
Great work Lass !

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1855 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 9:56AM
V1 is the best of the series, by miles - wonderfully strong image, enhanced by an inspired crop.
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 10:03AM
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
mudge Plus
15 942 75 England
4 Sep 2009 10:12AM
Great colour and cropping for V1 By far the best of the three. It's version 1 that gets my vote
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 10:15AM
three crackers barbara v3 my favourite love it nice one Wink
4 Sep 2009 10:29AM
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
4 Sep 2009 10:33AM
I like all three, V3 is my favourite one, just superb.
Breathtaking colours
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 10:35AM
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
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
4 Sep 2009 10:39AM
Love the details and colours in version 1 Babara - good crop too. Good interesting details in this others.
Regards Richard.
4 Sep 2009 11:12AM
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.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
4 Sep 2009 11:14AM
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.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
4 Sep 2009 11:50AM
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.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
4 Sep 2009 12:44PM
Lots and lots of details

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Sep 2009 1:33PM
Another eye image--- love the crop and the saturation!
SueEley Plus
11 279 96 Wales
4 Sep 2009 2:05PM
Super details, especially 1 and 3
4 Sep 2009 2:38PM
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.
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 2:40PM
All I can say is "thanks for V4"!!!! (Good capture though!) xx
x Carol x
8 10 10 England
4 Sep 2009 2:43PM
Appreciate 1 & 3 but that chap gives me the shivers!!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
4 Sep 2009 3:02PM
Super images, Barbara, but as for the guy in V's 2 & 4, I think he's crazy! Carol
4 Sep 2009 3:40PM
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!
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
4 Sep 2009 3:42PM
Love version one, quality.

Best Matt
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
4 Sep 2009 4:04PM
Excellent composition V1. I can't look at the piercings for too long, they make me queasy.
Super set of images.
V1 is superb. Beautiful colours and lovely crop. One of your best.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 7:24PM
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
4 Sep 2009 8:11PM
Nothing more I can add, Barbara, V1 is just brilliant.
4 Sep 2009 8:45PM
Nice set Barbara.V1 is fantastic.
Barbara - it's all been said . . . V1 & V3 yes, V2 & V4 hmmm! Smile
4 Sep 2009 10:48PM
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

LV426 Plus
8 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 1:18AM
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
5 Sep 2009 11:30AM
A great collection Barbara, super detail.

tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 1:46PM
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!
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
5 Sep 2009 3:45PM
Superb captures Barbara. V1 is my favourite, the colours are brilliant.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
5 Sep 2009 4:36PM
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
gregl Plus
13 19 1 England
5 Sep 2009 6:10PM
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.
Your carnival images have been lovely, bright and beautiful.
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
6 Sep 2009 11:00AM
I especially like V1; beautifully framed portrait.
Great set, like the colour to v1 superb
6 Sep 2009 4:24PM
Love V1 Barbara. great detail and color.
6 Sep 2009 9:29PM
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
6 Sep 2009 9:30PM
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
6 Sep 2009 9:30PM
Excellent series V1 brill
6 Sep 2009 11:48PM
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,
v1 is an absolute brilliant shot
very well captured
v2 and 4, as they say, it takes all kinds,
interesting set
ireid7 Plus
11 11 Scotland
9 Sep 2009 8:24AM
great shot
gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 4:35PM
Nice set Babs.....super crop on v 1 which is my fav.

11 Sep 2009 10:13AM
Beautiful photos love the brilliant colours.
Ouch for the man though, very interesting.
11 Sep 2009 6:35PM
Excellent colors and composition
Platchet Plus
11 5 8 Wales
27 Sep 2009 9:30PM
Deserves 80.
11 Jan 2015 5:28AM
V1 is just superb..

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