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In His Footsteps

In His Footsteps
Copyright ©2008, Kathy Kempson ¤

Photographer: Kathy Kempson ¤
Folder: kk
Uploaded: 2008-Jan-03 21:19 EST
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Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus ED 50mm f2.0 Macro
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 10
Shutter Speed: 1/13
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Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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For me Kathy, the subjects are blurred. Needed to use a larger aperture. Cheers.

Geno Sajko HoF Win ¤ $1 at 21:49 EST on 2008-Jan-03 [Reply]


You are correct Geno, I saw this and went for my camera, pressed the shutter then knew I had left the mirror lock up on, 6 seconds later UGH!!!!! and they were so much futher away then when I first saw it. I do like the motion blur in the subjects though, but to each his own. Thank you for you input, I do appreciate it.

Kathy Kempson ¤1 at 21:59 EST on 2008-Jan-03 [Reply]


I wonder, Kathy, if the blur was for technique. We are seeing more and more photos posted where folks are depicted in motion by blurring them intentionally. Here there is a slight blur.

Personally, I think a slight blurring breaks the tension created by freezing a person or an object that is obviously in motion.

In this photo, as the title suggests, the man is on a mission, moving forward with purpose, and the little boy is fast on his tail, and for good reason: dad know how to have fun!!!

Looking at the numbers here, I would suspect that you slowed this down as much as possible knowing, as I am sure you knew, just how far you could push the IS. The whole scene is tack sharp. If there were and OOF foreground or background, the blurring of the boys would not work.

So my preference is for the sligt blurring. Freezing people in mid stride creates tension in a picture, to me.

Tom D ¤1 at 22:11 EST on 2008-Jan-03 [Reply]


Well that settles that! I did not refresh the picture before commenting, Kathy, and I did not see your reply.

Well, even if it wasn't technique, I think it was a lucky oversight. For technique, this gives me something to think about.

Tom D ¤1 at 22:17 EST on 2008-Jan-03 [Reply]


Tom, I can't recall if I had checked the shutter speed before I shot, but I do know if the mirror lock up had not been on, I would have had more shots at different speeds as the two made their way down the walk way. So with the one shot, I was pleased with it and the blur that goes with it. Like you, I logged it in the book of things to remember when shooting. sometimes it may be of advantage. Thanks for you thoughtful comments.

Kathy Kempson ¤1 at 22:24 EST on 2008-Jan-03 [Reply]


it's not for me kathy,but thats just what i think, good title...............regards bob

robert cooper ¤ ¤1 at 06:17 EST on 2008-Jan-04 [Reply]


Very cute and a great title.

Frank Brault ¤1 $ at 12:38 EST on 2008-Jan-04 [Reply]


It's a really fun scene, these two...

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 16:40 EST on 2008-Jan-04 [Reply]


Thank you for posting this Kathy. I have learned something valuable today regarding composition and frame tension. well done. george

george shaw ¤1 at 18:27 EST on 2008-Jan-04 [Reply]


Robert, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your honesty.

Frank , Vaggelis, thank you, glad you like this. And I am glad you see what I saw.

George, :) thanks for the kind words. Glad you like it.

Kathy Kempson ¤1 at 18:51 EST on 2008-Jan-04 [Reply]


Very nice Kathy... and I kind of like the blurring. I'm sure it was intentional.

Robert Melnyk HoF ¤ $1 at 16:03 EST on 2008-Jan-05 [Reply]