Single Motion - Photography Contest [10 entries]

Going for a Spin Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
64.2%
Contest goal:

In this contest, shoot a subject that is in focus surrounded by other subject matter that is out of focus by means of motion blur. This is like the bokeh contest, but instead of a defocused background, you must portray movement in the surroundings by means of motion blur. As long as there is one subject in the image in focus with the motion blurred subjects, it is on theme. Have fun and good luck!


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: jawshoewhah

jawshoewhah: Damn I can't enter..... ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
jeaniblog: Just 37 members can enter this one...must have 59%+ ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
jeaniblog: 31 out of these 37 members have less than 50 completed entries, thus the high average! ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
xsingthesorrowo: where is your average? ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
xsingthesorrowo: I think I have 58.8% lol looks like I cant enter either. 58.8 on 43 entries is not to shabby either ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
jeaniblog: According to Stats, xsingthesorrowo, your average is 5.9062%, but your profile page shows 58.8%...don't know which is correct, Mods?? ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
friiskiwi: 9 of the 37 have 4 or less entries. I feel there need to be a minimum number of entries. ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think 59% is a wee bit high ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
kyricom: I think these "average score" contests have forgotten to take into account that the scores on the photography contests are consistently, significantly lower that in the other areas. ( 5 years and 2588 days ago )
solkee: It's based on the last 20 entries you have submitted, so there is no way possible of knowing how many are eligible to enter by looking at the stats list. Check your profile and see what your score is under "Photo Last 20", that will let you know if you are eligible. I do agree that 59% is high though. ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
friiskiwi: Thanks, that just does make it more fair. ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
LEEBAOREN: hey guys....i have something to say...i don't understand why for some contests , people have to reach a certain level....and in pxleyes website....there are many people taking part in photoshop and photography....in drawing contest...very few...LOL! ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
MnMCarta: If there was a contest for drawing of a stick figure I might be able to enter but drawing is something I have NEVER been and probably NEVER will be good at. Hoping that this weeks entries can push me over the 59%... been thinking of my idea. Nothing as of yet but this isn't easy. ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think 59% is a wee bit high ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
athousandwords: Not high enough to enter. Went through the work of getting a photo before I realized it too! Hate when that happens! *rolls eyes* ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
WYSIWYG: 58.57%....damn..... ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
friiskiwi: I can't enter either, I guess if I want to enter these contest, I will have to reduce the number of entries I make. ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
UncleJimmy: Well....sad to say....I'm sittin' this one out as well... ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
bartoszwozniak: Great idea with the average!!! I really like it. But unfortunately I have to sit out 57% I think.



Good Luck to all! ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
karaflazz: jawshoewhah.
I saw a comment of you on a contest's entry.
What EXACTLY do you want from a photo to be on theme.
Bokeh....motion blur...out of focus all in ONE single capture????
Please help me get this right!!!!!!
( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
FallingHorse: Well - I must be getting worse as my 'Last 20 percentage' is lower than my average lol!!! ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
Contest Moderator: 59% is indeed a bit too high. Requirement reduced to 58%. ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
jawshoewhah: No chance of getting it dropped to 56??? ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Karaflazz: It's just like the bokah contest but instead of a defocus in the background, it's motion blur. Here' s a few good examples:

http://www.guidetofilmphotography.com/photos/motion-photo-panning.jpg

http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1226944153.usr1.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3204128388_55f8a62504_b.jpg ( 5 years and 2587 days ago )
karaflazz: OK
Now i get it jawshoewhah!!!
( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
jeaniblog: The new 58% level allows approx 73 members a chance to participate, 54 of which have less than 50 completed entries! ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
locksmagic: Where did you get that figure from jeaniblog? It goes off of your last 20 entries so you have no possible way of looking that up. And even if that was the case what does it matter? ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
jeaniblog: I did say approx, I was using the stats, I'm just a numbers freak. If we are looking at the last 20 entries, one of the two entrants so far is ineligible! ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
kyricom: wow... I hope I can find the time to wade through all these entries. Wish i could enter *grumble, grumble, complain, whine* ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
kyricom: ummm... so far, the only two entries seem to be the exact opposite of what the theme asks for ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think a fair percentage would be 55% I think that would account for at least a large majority of the consistently better photographers on the site and we could get a few more entries. Not everybody that enters is going to get it right. ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
k5683: I think the percentage is just fine. I think it is great that only a few higher level members can enter. ( 5 years and 2586 days ago )
kyricom: I think the stats jeaniblog is referring to is if you go to the "stats" tab at the top and go to "ranks," it will provide the different levels of the members. If, when your on that list, you click on the various categories at the top, it re-organizes the list for that category. So, by clicking on the average score, you can see there are only a little over 70 people who have 58% scores or higher. Look to the right of that and you see how many entries they have. You are correct in that it doesn't show the last 20 entries, but if you REALLY are just dying to know you could go to people's portfolios and figure it out. Doubt many would go to that kind of trouble. And, Mr.M has said in the forum that if you don't have 20 entries, it will go by what you have. BUT... it is far easier to have a high score if you only have a handful of entries (statistically, not talented-ly). ( 5 years and 2585 days ago )
cocor: Too much philosophizing and too many technicalities for me. I'll sit and watch the show. Go ahead, I'm curious. ( 5 years and 2584 days ago )
FallingHorse: Is 58.7 overall average eligible?? I only ask beacuse it's actually higher than my last 20 average - I do have something in mind for this but wont enter till A Mod OKays it ( 5 years and 2584 days ago )
MnMCarta: man! I went backwards and not fwd! GRR! ( 5 years and 2584 days ago )
MnMCarta: ha! Look at that! LAST WORD! hehe ( 5 years and 2582 days ago )
jeaniblog: Don't be so sure...lol! ( 5 years and 2582 days ago )
FallingHorse: Still waiting on Mods to answer ( 5 years and 2581 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Fallinghorse it goes by your last 20 avg. if you click the submit button and have too low of an avg. then it should give a message saying you can't enter. ( 5 years and 2581 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think this was a good idea for participation, but I think next time drop the percentage a little lower..... ( 5 years and 2581 days ago )
FallingHorse: Thanks for getting back to me Mods - can't enter anyway - my overall % is higher than last 20 so didn't manage to scrape it in ( 5 years and 2581 days ago )
MnMCarta: jeaniblog..... LAST WORD again... hehehe ( 5 years and 2579 days ago )
jeaniblog: No it's not...lol ( 5 years and 2574 days ago )

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