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Cosmic Spin
Cosmic Spin

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Challenge: Blurry Mess II (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Date: Feb 4, 2014
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: .6
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2014

This is one of those challenges that I did for fun, not for really learning anything. It can be very relaxing just going out and playing around :)

In this case, I found a chair made out of colorful bottle caps. Set my camera to a slow shutter, and started taking photos while moving the camera around in different patterns. This pattern worked the best. The circles all seem to contain their bottle cap, while at the same time meshing everything together.

To help the color, I used the Vivid image style on my camera, which pumps up the saturation even further than just pumping up the saturation myself in other styles. I wanted a bit more color still, but this works.

Wow, thank you for the votes and comments! I didn't think I had a chance to make a honorable mention in such a challenge. Even more fun :)

Fun fact, when my 2.5 yr old son saw this, he immediately said "doggy!" I mostly dismissed it, but then kept looking. All of a sudden, it popped out at me. On the left side of the image there is a likeness of a dog. Half its face is blue, half white, and a black nose.

If you still can't see it, I have a rough outline:

Place: 5 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.2143
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1220
Avg (non-participants): 6.3023
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 84
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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02/14/2014 01:26:04 PM
A chair made out of bottle caps!??? I want to see the chair, now!

Congrats on the HM!
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02/14/2014 10:06:26 AM
I really had this pegged for top 3...well done

And I'm glad you included how & what you did to achieve this...
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02/14/2014 08:32:29 AM
This was one of my top picks; lovely blurry mess. Congrats on the HM.
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02/14/2014 12:20:44 AM
Congratulations on Top 5 Mike. One of my 10s in this challenge.
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02/14/2014 12:13:53 AM
The fun challenges are the best kind. This is a magical image.
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02/14/2014 12:05:52 AM
WTG on the HM Mike!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2014 08:54:11 PM
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02/13/2014 04:41:17 PM
Looks like a painting. Lovely colours. Great stuff.
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02/13/2014 02:38:40 PM
Good blur messy effect love the color ..Nicely done
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02/13/2014 11:13:06 AM
I will be very curious to read your notes on this...
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02/13/2014 03:06:57 AM
Cool... eyes, nose, mouth... ha: teddybear!
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02/12/2014 08:24:23 PM
Well this is interesting. Feels like a party!
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02/11/2014 11:10:36 AM
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02/10/2014 08:36:10 AM
Reminds me of those spin art things we used to have as kids. I also see a Slinky! ;)
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02/09/2014 09:05:43 PM
7 from me... in my top ten. Would have been higher without the blown whites. I love the swirls!
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