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© David Bowden
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UploadedJune 15, 2008
TakenJune 14, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/5 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length65 mm
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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

Maple Valley Days in Washington:

This shot was done with a slow shutter (drag) on purpose. Why, well... to me shooting rides like this with a fast shutter never really gives you the feel for the ride. Stop Action is great in a variety of things, but at times the sense of motion is needed. This shot isn’t like football or basketball where you capture the majesty of the player frozen as they make a move or complete a play. This shot is about getting in a metal bucket and getting beat to death and spun around until you about puke. It’s fun... and this to me is what it looks like when you are on the ride. That is what I wanted to capture.

So, I sat out with the goal of capturing this whirly motion. The compositional goal was to capture enough detail so that the image was clear yet the motion and "jolt" or "ride" was shown.

Tracking with a slow shutter is harder than it sounds. A few turned out, this one had the most vivid colors and consistent motion.

27 responses

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    Very cool, Dave!! Feels like I'm on the ride!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    Too cool, have you considered entering this capture in the swirls theme?

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    this is really fun, great colors and movement

  • Bill Hathaway

    Bill Hathaway gave props (22 Jun 2008):

    Well done!

  • Melissa Ferrara

    Melissa Ferrara (Deleted) gave props (25 Jun 2008):

    very nice!! i love the colors!

  • Kari Vredevoogd

    Kari Vredevoogd gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    awesome shot

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Oh yes!!!! Wonderful!

  • Pereshaped

    Pereshaped (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Excellent waves of colour, great capture, P

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    A very cool shot.

  • S Curtis

    S Curtis gave props (4 Oct 2008):


  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    really neat concept and follow through- you captured great motion/blur and made the ride become alive-really cool!

  • Suzy Jones

    Suzy Jones gave props (28 Feb 2009):

    I have no concept of this camera language- I point and shoot, lol...I dream to te get edumacated some day. I am amazed at the shot! It is beautiful and certainly fits the theme doesn't it?

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Wheeeeee......this is Awesome!!! :)

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    ♥♥♥ It!!!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (26 Sep 2009):

    Just a dandy, and damn well done technically.

  • Monique Guilbault

    Monique Guilbault (Deleted) gave props (4 Sep 2010):

    So joyfull!

  • Ana Magalhaes

    Ana Magalhaes (Deleted) said (21 Oct 2010):

    yes =)

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (21 Oct 2010):

    Neat photo!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Oct 2010):

    wild & cool!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (24 Oct 2010):

    Love the madness, V!

  • Traci Cottingham

    Traci Cottingham gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    very cool!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (11 Jan 2011):

    BTV......fasten your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy ride ~ !!! ;)

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    feeling a bit dizzy looking at this

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    Success! Super image, David. "Yeah!" R

  • Scott Loop

    Scott Loop said (14 Jan 2011):

    ya FUN

  • Ursula Tillmann

    Ursula Tillmann gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    great composition

  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (3 Jun 2011):

    Indeed, this turned out really well! Vivid colours and great motion.

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