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How fast is the kid going?

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Old 06-02-2008, 08:56 PM
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How fast is the kid going?

Another photo I found fun was of a friend's kid in a wobbly spinny chair at the park. The original image has only his feet blurry. I did noise reduction, high pass sharpen, and some adjustments with curves and the histogram (or levels). Then I smart-edge cut the child and chair and applied a spin blur to the background.

What else could/would you do with the spinning child?
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:30 AM
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Re: How fast is the kid going?

I'd blur the lens in his glasses also. Fun shot!
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:07 AM
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Re: How fast is the kid going?

MrThalid,
I like what you've done here, and i think it looks good.

As to your question for what else could be done:
Personally, i would soften your mask a little bit. The edges of the "thing"(?) he's sitting in, while sharp, still have a little dirt in them. As for the blur, i would select the child AND the (device? hahaa) and add a radial blur to them, that is centered on his face. This radial blur wouldn't have to be nearly as large as the one you added to the background, but instead would ideally make the outer edges appear as the feet do, blurred in motion. However, his face would still be non-blurred and sharp.

You might play with motion blur as well, as if the axis of the spinning is from where the shot was taken, instead of under the boys seat.

Just thoughts,
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