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We started a set of motion assignments last week, and this week we finished up the first one, Water in Motion. As was to be expected, we saw a lot of waterfalls, a lot of water moving in sinks, but there were a few that really stood out, mainly because there was something different about them. Our winner this week was edrunyon‘s Self Portrait (a.k.a. Washing the Day Away). There are rare times where selective colour can work, and this is one of them. The idea that the grey is being washed away was conveyed really well. The water was exposed well, and the expression was great. It was something different from the usual. Our first runner up was Kathy G‘s Detergent. The play of the red and green along with the motion of the bubbles and water flowing out really work well. This shot made an ordinary item look very eye catching. And last, but not least was AlliBear17‘s Streams of Water. This night shot was quite interesting, and the silky streams of water really looked great. We know it was a tough subject, so well done everyone.
We started the second of our two motion assignments this week as well, and this week we’re looking at Motion Blur: People or Animals. We want you to show us people or animals moving in the shot this week. And that can sound pretty easy, since, well… sometimes our subjects move when we don’t want them too… but how do you make your subject moving really work for the photo while keeping the background sharp and in focus? It’s a tricky one to get right. And as always, a quick reminder of the assignment rules whether you’re new or old to participating. First, your photo must have been taken between 28 July – 11 August 2010. Second, your photo must be posted in the Motion Blur: People or Animals thread. Third, you must include the words “Assignment: Motion Blur: People or Animals” and the date that the photo was taken if it is eligible and you want it included in the contest. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points, such as camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment is Celebrate! Whether you’ve just had a birthday, want to celebrate cleaning out a closet, or losing albs, show us what you have to celebrate about and show us how you celebrate. We want to see shots that shout celebration!