54 Awesome Action Sequences

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What happens when Gizmodo readers capture action at 3-5fps? Why, the results of this week's Shooting Challenge: Action Sequence Photography. Read on for the winners.


Second Runner Up

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"Shot in my New England backyard during the lull in a snowstorm on February 26, 2010."
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
ISO: 3200
Focal Point: 73mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1/4000
[Ed note: Loved the juxtaposition of the soft yet miserable environment and a young, undeterred athlete.]
- Ron Miles

First Runner Up

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"I have shot this series in Engelberg Switzerland on Jochpass on an awesome day. I have used a Canon EOS 50D with a 17-85mm lens."
Exposure Time 1/4000
ISO 100
Exposure bias +2 steps
Focal Length 17mm
[Ed note: The epic jump, mixed with the sun that blinds us to the full scope of the scene—my eye kept coming back.]
- Simon Sharp


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"I was directly below the snowboarder, standing behind the jump ramp. All photos taken with Nikon D2x with Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens. I didn't use any tripod, it was all hand held. Aperture was around f/6.3 and shutter speed around 1/1000sec. No flash Photos are then merged together in Photoshop cs4."
[Ed note: It's just an awesome shot that required an element of risk, capturing a classic sports action sequence from an immersive perspective.]
- Vedran Frka

Truly fantastic entries this week. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Just a note to commenters: Please, please, sing praises for your favorites. There are so many great shots here, and it's flat-out unfair for them not to be recognized. But there's absolutely no reason to put down anyone's work from the cheap seats. We will ban accordingly.

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I know it is subjective, but I consistently find the winning photo to be not nearly as good as some of the others in each of these contests.

Not saying the winning photos are bad though, great work all around here.