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Topic ClosedPhoto Assignment #6: Decisive Moments

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2008 at 10:28
Thanks rosie,worth getting my lens wet !
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2008 at 18:18
Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

As for everyone else, this assignment is supposed to be open to discussion... do you all agree with me on the last few or what????

Since no-one else has replied... I think Sue's photo is at the same level of "decisiveness" as HCB's puddle pic, in that both Sue and M Bresson presumably saw the potential in the scene and waited for the human presence to complete the picture. I would pass it but it would fail on the hardline criteria postulated earlier in this thread (as the event could be anticipated) - but as others have said, the hardline approach would disallow all but lucky chance shots - and by their very nature you're unlikely to be thinking of this assignment when a lucky chance arises.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2009 at 21:28
after a very long time looking for an opportunity for this challenge I think I finally got it. I was at the market, and caught this guy in what I think is a decisive moment.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2009 at 22:44
as soon as I saw this I could hear him saying to himself... "the bananas or the alfalfa..." love how the tongue action helps with the whole scenario - well seen and well done!!

Anyone else have a comment????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2009 at 02:58
That could almost be called a indecisive moment ...having been there and done that many times I know exactly what is going through his mind
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2009 at 09:44
I was playing with a flash diffuser I made out of some thin foam from the craft store. It's a great diffuser for indoors - really softens the light output from my Sony HVL-F56AM.

But this thread isn't about flashes or axillary lighting.

I think this is a good decisive moment.

Just shooting away at my son who was playing by the TV.


Here's the 100% crop:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 July 2009 at 07:04
Great pic Darren but I don't know what is going on... is he dribbling??? What is the decisive moment???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 July 2009 at 07:07
The decisive moment is him caught mid-sneeze by the camera, hence the drool shooting out of his mouth - or what I want to believe is drool. ;)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2009 at 09:18

How about this one for a "decisive moment?"

100mm Macro f2.8 (MinO) 1/200 800 ISO


or, how about an "indecisive moment?"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2009 at 03:31
Darren ok, that is something you couldn't predict - which is the idea of a "decisive moment" or at least how I see it, well caught!

Matt on the other hand, your photos (to me) don't seem to capture an impulsive or decisive moment. They are what they are, lovely captures of choreographed dancers going through their moves.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2009 at 14:20
Sony A900, CZ 135 f/1.8 ZA
1/50th sec., f/11 @ I35mm, ISO 200


Edited by Shercando - 09 September 2009 at 14:21
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2009 at 14:48
It's a pity the guy in black isn't sharp, but all the poses together work quite well. Almost seems he's eavesdropping w/o wanting to hear what the ladies are talking about
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2009 at 15:13
The magician is not supposed to be in focus. Being out of focus shows how oblivious the ladies are to his performance. Let the photo speak for itself. If everyone in the photo was in focus it would kill the effect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2009 at 15:22
OK, see what you're saying. Still might have helped to get the two ladies in prime focus then, and not the railing/people further in the background.
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