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markwiley


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Challenge: Missed Focus III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Jun 4, 2013
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2013



[Jun. 11th, 2013 03:25:15 PM]

When this was announced I struggled. It was a process getting to this image. I generally like thinks sharp (too often over sharpened). To purposely have the subject out of focus goes against my instincts. However, I can be comfortable with some motion blur on the subject as long as other elements are sharp. That thought lead me to the idea of shooting my out of focus daughter framed in the focused panes of glass in our back door. The back yard did not add much, so I thought to add the umbrella. The umbrella lead to the idea to add water to the window panes. This was key for me -- adding a nice texture to the out of focus subject. Fortunately, this all evolved quickly before my model lost interest in helping me out. Thank you, daughter.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.7500
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 2526
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 100
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/15/2013 10:55:52 AM
Such a clever concept. Had ribbon written all over it. I'm glad it did well.
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06/14/2013 09:40:49 AM
Beautiful
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06/13/2013 01:45:52 AM
Nice idea, congrats on the Red!
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06/12/2013 11:04:44 AM
Yor daughter, and YOU are the bomb! This picture is so amazing, and I so expected it to ne a winner! Congratulations!
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06/12/2013 08:45:14 AM
Just adding them up aren't ya...go Mark!!!
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06/12/2013 08:29:24 AM
Originally posted by Neat:

I was going to do something like this, pretty sure it's a set up, since she has a short sleeved shirt on, still doesn't matter, it's very lovely, and my pick for 3rd place.

alice"oh ,what a sharp eye you got' :-)
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06/12/2013 07:51:55 AM
Congrats on the ribbon; really nice image.
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06/12/2013 07:49:12 AM
Good shot. Nice finish.
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06/12/2013 04:51:54 AM
Congratulations,love this image.
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06/12/2013 04:37:57 AM
What a nice image Mark. Even out of focus your daughter looks beautiful! Congrats on the red :)
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06/12/2013 03:25:29 AM
Congratulations Mark. Lovely shot.
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06/12/2013 01:47:49 AM
Excellent result - well done!
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06/12/2013 12:54:58 AM
Just lovely, Mark. Both the image and your daughter. I might have cropped out the upper, partial panes, but this was clearly good enough to earn a ribbon, as is :)
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06/12/2013 12:45:24 AM
Did not get round to vote on this one, congrats, simply stunning
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06/12/2013 12:02:42 AM
Looks like the rainy day shots won, well done Mark, on a good set up!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2013 11:01:21 PM
Nice colors
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06/11/2013 10:14:39 PM
would have played down the colours a tad but still 9
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06/11/2013 08:14:32 PM
Nicely done.
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06/11/2013 07:12:37 PM
Dang rain! Nicely done.
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06/11/2013 12:38:45 PM
Very nice framing of the subject. I like the rain adding to the feeling of out of focus
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06/10/2013 10:05:30 PM
I really like this one. I think I would have cropped it to the top part of the top section to draw more attention to the girl, but I still really love the photo.
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06/09/2013 08:12:48 PM
Nicely done.
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06/09/2013 10:31:07 AM
Another that I hope makes it to the top ten.
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06/06/2013 10:53:00 AM
I think this was a very clever way to approach this challenge.
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06/06/2013 01:40:40 AM
I was going to do something like this, pretty sure it's a set up, since she has a short sleeved shirt on, still doesn't matter, it's very lovely, and my pick for 3rd place.
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06/05/2013 10:15:21 AM
Great idea and well executed.
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06/05/2013 07:42:48 AM
There is something very captivating about this shot.
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