Monthly #118 - Movement Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 30/04/2022
Judge: PRYorkshire

For April's competition I am looking for movement, whether that is through panning of a moving object or through motion blur. The main thing is to clearly demonstrate your subject is moving. As usual all enteries must be taken this month, April, using a Pentax or Ricoh camera. Please ensure that if the EXIF data doesn't show the date or camera then this is confirmed in your comments. Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the subject.

Competition Entries


Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 09:28
A good selection of images demonstrating movement, either through the blurring of the subject or through panning and blurred background. I actually found the entries difficult to judge as all images had different merits. My thoughts on each entry are:-

Falling by Perspicador – perspicador gets us off to a good start this month with a great tit launching itself off its perch, or should that be controlled plummeting. The blur of the bird definitely meets the brief of indicating movement. Well caught.

Undertaking Approaching the Bend by newbiek50user – we clearly have an indication of movement through the blur of the van and the undertaking car. A square crop may have given a better composition by losing the distracting signs and chimneys on the right, but there again the arrows on the roundabout do lead you through the scene. An interesting scene that I keep coming back to.

Water Flow Pattern by johnwnjr – a good shot of water with the lighting showing the movement through the bubble pattern. I like the way the bubble pattern is almost like tendrils leading the eye across the scene.

Leaving Home by MHOL190246 – a well caught shot of the great tit in mid-flight. I like the way that a relatively high shutter speed has frozen the bird itself but kept the blur of the bird’s wings so still meeting the movement brief.

Bizzy, Bizzy, Buzzy, Fuzzy Bee by drofmit – definite movement of the bee here, particularly of the wings, and with a nice composition using the diagonals of the cane ends and bee.

Run Baby Run by Noelcmn – again movement definitely shown here with the running gosling against the blurred background. I like the blurred background from panning, that and the colour give an abstract quality to the image that I like.

Bath Time by MHOL190246 – a well taken image of a starling in a bird bath. The bird is splashing the water and clearly showing movement. The point of focus is on the eye of the bird with a nicely out of focus background. A well composed and well executed shot that I cannot fault.

Wonderful night for a stroll by Flan – an interesting shot using a slow shutter speed and wide aperture to give a blur to the people walking. Nice colour rendition to a shot taken on what appears to be a wet night. Unfortunately neither the EXIF data or the comments have confirmed what camera was used.

Firstly thank you every one for taking the time to go out this month and take such a great selection of images and making my job of selecting a winner so difficult. However after careful consideration:-

1st Place goes to MHOL190246 for Bath Time
2nd Place to johnwnjr for Water Flow Pattern
3rd Place to Noelcmn for Run Baby Run

HC for the rest because I appreciate that capturing movement without freezing the subject and background is never easy.

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.


Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 11:08
Thanks for a very interesting competition and for the win. Congratulations to other podium places. I will set a new comp asap


Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 20:56
well done to the winner MHOL and runners up and thank you PRYyorkshire for the comments and Critique
Ah the dreaded exif data, well i only have two DSLRs k70 and k1ii , i appears sometimes(the exif) and other times not so depends on where i upload them from, i must pay stricter attention


Link Posted 02/05/2022 - 17:23
Congrats MHOL190246, worthy winner, lovely sharp image, and I like the composition with the angular slant of thebird bath! And extended to Johnwnjr. Thanks for the 3rd spot, for what was literally a pot luck shot, taken as I was walking around the Lake. Thanks to our Judge, for the challenge and the C&C's, always appreciated!
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