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Zoooom

By jon1169
Spring riding on the south downs. I like the intensity of colour and the feeling of speed in this shot.

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: highlander, onewaymag.co.uk, spaceman and 7 more

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csurry 19 9.2k 92
14 Nov 2003 7:02PM
I feel sick - great capture but really can't look at it for long
englishw 18 4
14 Nov 2003 7:09PM
Shutterspeed/apature would be helpful on this one...I'd like to try something similar. How did you do this?
Bernie 18 2.2k
14 Nov 2003 7:24PM
A technique I have yet to try. You have got it spot on, nice shot.
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2003 7:48PM
Thanks for the comments. I've tried using the zoom lens to get this effect in the past and always struggled to get a good result.

This is a standard shot that I've modified digitally using a radial zoom filter effect(photoshop elements) having masked out the rider first.
vfr400 20 886
14 Nov 2003 8:19PM
Makes my eyes go funny! good application of the effect.
Terry L 18 609 5 England
14 Nov 2003 11:07PM
Great use of photoshop, but you can't look at it for too long, does your eyes in.

Terry.
jon.s 18 176
15 Nov 2003 11:12AM
Good use of photoshop, but it Spins you out!
manxmaid 18 38 Isle of Man
15 Nov 2003 12:39PM
Superb technique and great colours too.
naturenut 18 1.8k England
15 Nov 2003 7:23PM
Agree I can't look for too long either, certainly gives a sense of speed.
Margaret.
Carabosse 18 41.8k 270 England
15 Nov 2003 9:04PM
Yes these zoom effects (big no-no in videography) don't do much for me in stills either. Sorry!
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2003 9:49PM
Just want to say thanks to everyone for the comments and especially thanks to Pete for the Editors Choice - I'm well chuffed! Smile

Jon.
achilles2k 18 25 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2003 12:23AM
Great colours. Love the shot.

Staring at this gives me the feeling that the rider is being sucked backwards into the picture rather than coming out!

Nigel
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
16 Nov 2003 5:43PM
The excellent exposure and vivid greens combined with the competent use of the selection tool and applied motion blur have come together to make a really spot on action pic.
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2003 10:57AM
Pete, thanks for the feedback and especially the Editors Choice. It's the first time I'd tried this technique with photoshop and was pleased with the effect. Glad you liked it too!

Jon.
cal9 18 99
24 Nov 2003 9:26PM
Great shot....feel my dinner coming back though...oh well, never mind....I like cauliflower cheese!!!
achilles2k 18 25 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2003 10:38PM
That's sick!
cgl 18 1
4 Dec 2003 2:35PM
I like it makes you feel as if you are there with the rider
highlander 17 32 Scotland
18 Jan 2004 8:53PM
What a beauty, making the feeling of being on the bike...clever work.
Doug.
5 Jul 2004 8:54AM
I agree: very good double shot... with the camera, and with photoshop and imagination (photoshop without ideas is of no use).
Thanks also for your useful comments concerning my picture of a face in the fire.
debbiehardy 17 363 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2004 10:33PM
Wow...like it, but it makes my eyes go funny!
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2004 3:05PM
Love it but as has been said it hurts my eyes. Have you tried doing this without PS?
Sweetpea 16 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2006 8:31AM
Great effect (now I've looked away from it and the room has stopped spinning!) Well done on the EC Smile
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2006 9:05AM
Sweetpea thanks for the comments - It's been about 18 months since anyone's commented on this! Guess they all look at it and get dizzy.......
ThomasGorman 17 87 Scotland
29 Nov 2006 10:29AM
Nice effect, well captured. Congrats on the EC!
Thomas
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Nov 2006 10:35AM
Superb image - congrats on the EC

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