The Swing in Motion

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Jman, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Charles Howell III at this year's Memorial Tournament...his full swing. This is 16 separate exposures blended into the one image (from a 40fps burst with the GH2 and my FD 135mm f/2):

    howell_multi.
     
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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Really nice Jordan..... excellent !
     
  3. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Cool effect! How did you merge the 16 images?
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very cool! I'd like a similar series of a Federer forehand to print and hang. Was sad to see him get knocked out of Wimbledon today.
     
  5. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Fantastic!
    Great work both in capturing and processing.
     
  6. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Here's a redone version I like a little better...getting more concrete leading up to the final pose. To blend these, I aligned all the images and then masked each shot individually to only have the golfer club and ball, to allow the other images to show through. Took quite a long time to do. Probably spent about 4 hours postprocessing. Still not sure if it was worth it, though.

    howell_multi2.
     
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  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    IMHO, more than worth the time spent !
    Very nice !

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'd love to see that as an animated GIF! Super slo mo ...
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Federer is no longer invincible. It does make men's tennis more interesting though. He almost made it look too easy for too many years.
     
  10. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    Jman.. the second print was worth every extra second of time.

    But just how did you get him to stare straight into the camera?

    Bokeh D
     
  11. Flagg

    Flagg Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    Yep definitly worth it. :smile:
     
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Jordan, after the hummingbird shots, I started looking at your other posts. Some of the best work I've seen posted to this site. Bravo!
     
  13. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Thanks! That's one of the nicest compliments I've received about my photography!