Saturday, January 10, 2009

39 - Jibe-in Norm

Click to see complete image. Canon 40D, 10-22mm at 10mm, iso 100, 1/60 at f/11, +CPL

I set the camera up just to record the afternoons sail, an image every 5 minutes. This image caught a down wind direction change called a jibe, Norm was driving (on the left) I was pulling in the main (middle) as crew watched (right). In this maneuver everything happens quickly so in processing I added the blur to help that feeling. Did it work or over the top?

5 comments:

Robert said...

Well the colors are unbelievable. I assume that this is HDR. I am not convinced that Norm needs the blur. You are the one doing the work. The blur on your arms and shoulder makes sense, The blur on your back looks not quite right, to me.

Bob

PJ said...

Does look like HDR. Blur seems to be a distraction, but makes me curious of what it would have looked like if you had two or three shots spaced a second (or whatever) apart. Saw a shot once done like that of a kid doing a backflip into the water. You can see the beginning, middle and end of the backflip. It's on my shot list to try something like that and then treat it with HDR. Working something on a sailboat would be cool. Something like showing somebody hauling up a mast, brining in a rope, whatever...

J. L. T. said...

Hi Mike,
yes, unbelievable colors! I love the clouds, they seem to besiege the situation. But I think there is too much blur. However a wonderful picture! Sunny greetings

TJ Avery said...

Cool. I like the concept - an image every 5 minutes. I particularly liked your series from the camera fixed to the top of the mast, BTW.

Using blur to imply motion is a really neat effect. I think you've done pretty good for using PS, although I agree with some of the comments posted. Perhaps a blur on just you would work better.

Do you think you could retry this scenario and use a longer shutter speed and a flash set to go off on 2nd curtain? That might catch the action "naturally". "Shutter-dragging" is what the kids are calling it these days, I think :-)

a passion 'n frames said...

very unique and I like it the motion is fun and the colors are amazing...