...are 2 sides of the same coin
Taken at Newbury/Berkshire County show.
No PP. Just the old fashioned method-long shutter speed and move the lens with the subject
24 Sep 2012 5:21am
Very nicely done. Great timing for this capture!
"Just . . " ?? . . just one of the most engaging images I shall see today !
24 Sep 2012 5:32am
I'm screaming too....great fun.
24 Sep 2012 5:45am
This shot makes me feel young again and want to use the word rad. This shot is rad. This kid is rad. Nicely done!
24 Sep 2012 5:46am
Beautiful capture, is excellent. I feel he is very afraid. I like this photo.
24 Sep 2012 5:54am
24 Sep 2012 6:13am
Super result - how many frames did you take to get a good result like this ?
24 Sep 2012 6:39am
@Nigel: Somewhere between 80-120. I was getting the effect I wanted on every shot, but commonly the person in focus was too old(Didn't look right, somehow), or was looking bored. The first few were done without swinging the lens with the subject, that didn't work, so, I worked out that the point of greatest relative movement was where some kids were going left to right, and the ones in the front were going right to left(Because they are going in a circle, the 3 o'clock position was the best, jeez what a long explanation!!)
From there it was just a case of finding the right expression.
Is this the show in the field near Vodafone HQ, use to go there as a kids. One of my favorite ever times that will stick with me forever was meeting John Pertwee and Una Stubbs as Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally. Things kids can only dream of.
24 Sep 2012 6:40am
@David: Yep, you know the place well. JP as Wurzel and US as Aunt Sally hold a real place in my heart as well. Around that time was a program called "Catweazle" and even though I was 16 years old, and both series were aimed at 8 year olds, I loved 'em both
Superb capture, I love the movement and the lads excitement
Beautifully executed Mr E. Fabulous!
24 Sep 2012 6:45am
Brilliantly captured and a great title
24 Sep 2012 6:53am
Hervorragend diese Bewegungsunschärfe. Zu den Favoriten für den heutigen Tag.
24 Sep 2012 7:03am
Brilliant technique, Chris. Hope there are no weak links in those chains!
24 Sep 2012 7:19am
E X C E L L N T !!!!
24 Sep 2012 7:26am
24 Sep 2012 7:37am
Luvely shot but makes me feel..... ill ( ( I went on a ride a few years ago against the advise of my children)
24 Sep 2012 7:59am
Damned excellent result sir, and yet it still feels light, airy, and fresh.
24 Sep 2012 8:09am
Il explose de joie!!! Une image ravissante. ***** Belle journée.
24 Sep 2012 8:19am
Lots of patience, worth the effort put into it:)
Fantastic combination of fun and speed, you have really captured the fun of the fair.
24 Sep 2012 8:20am
Fantastic capture. Great fun and excitement. Love the movement. Excellent result. Five Stars. :)
24 Sep 2012 8:41am
Spectacular view... The details you've captured here are wonderful.
24 Sep 2012 8:47am
Nice to see this done "in camera" The old ways are the best ..
24 Sep 2012 8:52am
24 Sep 2012 9:14am
a great bunch of swingers :)
24 Sep 2012 10:51am
Excellent shooting, Chris! I just love the differing expressions of the boy and girl up front.
24 Sep 2012 11:00am
Terrific! great shot!
24 Sep 2012 12:05pm
sentationnal sentation of speed!
24 Sep 2012 12:11pm
amazing, such a cool shot...I'm going to have to try this next time I see one of those rides!!
24 Sep 2012 12:34pm
24 Sep 2012 12:55pm
So much fun that almost hurts.
24 Sep 2012 12:58pm
Lovely frame and an excellent motion capture.
24 Sep 2012 2:46pm
brilliant result ! this picture comes ALIVE on the screen !
24 Sep 2012 3:34pm
Five big ones Chris *****.
24 Sep 2012 3:43pm
Herrlich, Chris ! Angst und Freude in einem einzigen Gesicht !
24 Sep 2012 3:59pm
I think I remember Catweasle, did it have the same bloke who played Worzel's inventor in it?
24 Sep 2012 4:27pm
Superb eiamge de ces jeune sur le manège quel effet la bouche grande ouverte le mouvement sueprbe.
24 Sep 2012 6:08pm
Great sensation of speed! Stunning. I like a lot the contrasts in this scene: frozen vs moved subjects (superb, really well captured) and the two different faces of the frozen subjects ;-) (peace, calm, and... fear)
24 Sep 2012 6:26pm
Well done with two of them in motion focus ... not easy to do!
24 Sep 2012 7:15pm
My title : Excitement
24 Sep 2012 7:31pm
It's all fun till someone pukes on you while photographing.
24 Sep 2012 7:33pm
fabulous capture. great gesture. excellent bokeh
24 Sep 2012 8:21pm
Yeah, I like this
24 Sep 2012 8:28pm
Amazing shot, love the focus
24 Sep 2012 8:42pm
Thanks for the explanation Chris - am relieved that someone else has to shoot dozens of pics to get one reasonable frame in circumstances like this - it was worth it.
25 Sep 2012 6:43am
Absolutely, phenomenally, stupendoulsy, magnificent!! WOW! This needs to be Spotlight!!
25 Sep 2012 4:11pm
Congratulations , fantastic shot *****
25 Sep 2012 8:46pm
Great shot !
25 Sep 2012 9:04pm
25 Sep 2012 9:05pm
Just terrific to get the focus on him, a zillion bravos !
A fabulous shot! Congratulations!
25 Sep 2012 10:48pm
I cried like him opening this....THANKS!
25 Sep 2012 11:03pm
Absolutely fantastic! The essence of the swing ride! Congratulations on the Spotlight!
26 Sep 2012 12:10am
@Elaine Hancock: thanks
Beautifully composed with perfect timing to capture this priceless expression! A spotlight well deserved!
26 Sep 2012 2:22am
Super Action shot.....Congratulations on the Spotlight ...cheers !!
26 Sep 2012 3:32am
A great shot. I'm not sure whether the boy was feeling the pleasure or the pain - probably a bit of both as your title suggests. Congratulations for the Spotlight.
26 Sep 2012 5:20am
@Lai Chan See: Thankyou
. . ah, and Congrats on the Spotlight, too, Chris. Reading your Response to Nigel, we can say perseverance pays off ! Well earned.
26 Sep 2012 5:40am
@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers mate!
fantastic shot.Congratulations on the Spotlight :)
26 Sep 2012 5:53am
@Mehdi Monadi: thanks!
GREAT IMAGE, BUT i THINK IT IS ONLY PLEASURE ON HIS PART!
26 Sep 2012 7:10am
Thank you for the explanation you gave Nigel. I admire your work on this picture.
26 Sep 2012 7:13am
Congratulations on the spotlight
26 Sep 2012 7:22am
Congratulations Chris I just discovered your success and share your happiness and joy. Absolutely sweet capture very well deserved.
I have something like this with my boys in a very different quality which now you gave me the idea that I gotta show you all here on animus3.
26 Sep 2012 7:24am
@Othersideblue: thankyou! Yes, please do!
Félicitations pour le Spotlight!!! Bonne journée.
26 Sep 2012 7:43am
May I use your title with your link and consent?
26 Sep 2012 7:45am
@Othersideblue: Haha! Do whatever you like!!
Fabulous image, motion, excitement, right THERE
26 Sep 2012 8:31am
@Ann: Very kind, thankyou!
congrats on yet another great one !!!
26 Sep 2012 9:01am
Congratulations, well deserved :)
26 Sep 2012 9:13am
26 Sep 2012 9:14am
26 Sep 2012 9:22am
@Ana Lúcia: How kind, thankyou
Congratulations on the spotlight, well deserved. :)
26 Sep 2012 9:39am
@Sam: Thanks, Sam
Congrats on your Spotlight, Chris!
26 Sep 2012 9:54am
@Stephen: That's very kind, thanks
Superb ! Congratulations on the spotlight!
26 Sep 2012 10:18am
26 Sep 2012 10:46am
@Betsy Barron: Thankyou!
Oh BRAVO. Mr Elliott!1 The lords of wisdom can tell a winner most cerainly! And THIS is defintely a winner Your creativity and persistence certainly paid off here..I absolutely LOVE this piece - Well done snd Congratulations for sure!! dj
26 Sep 2012 12:01pm
@Denny Jump Photo: That's very kind, thankyou!
ps - just noticed those shoes...awesome ;-)
Hätte mich auch gewundert wenn das kein Spotlight bekommen hätte. Herzlichen Glückwunsch.
26 Sep 2012 12:40pm
@Heinz: Thank you so much
Congratulations on the Spotlight, Chris!
26 Sep 2012 2:58pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: That's very kind, thankyou
Excellent picture !! Bravo !
26 Sep 2012 3:41pm
Superbe scène dynamique, bravos pour le Spotlight!
26 Sep 2012 8:01pm
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S C H R I S
27 Sep 2012 6:49am
@Nigel: T H A N K Y O U !
Fantastic shot !!!!
27 Sep 2012 8:54am
Fantastic shot. Great control with movement, spectacular expression. Wonderful. Congratulations on the Spotlight.
27 Sep 2012 11:20pm
Excellent - congrats on the Spotlight, Chris!
28 Sep 2012 12:52am
@Jason Politte: Thank you, Sir
9 Oct 2012 8:47pm
Chris - I just keep coming back to this photo. It tickles me to no end. It brings memories as a kid myself. It makes me wonder what this young gent was thinking/feeling. It just brings emotion and grinz at so many levels. The perfect image in my opinion. Hope all is well.
13 Oct 2012 12:52pm
@Leslie Horacek: Hi Leslie, How are you doing? Well, I hope. Thank you for your very kind words, I really appreciate them.The last couple of years have been about me simply trying to master the basics of "Capture the facts/scientific reporting" photography. I'm hoping that within 6 months or so, I will have got that to a level where I can move on to more expressive shots like this, so who knows, maybe by next summer , a few more like this will start creeping in.
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