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Challenge: Abstract Motion Blur (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Feb 28, 2014
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2014

In Wendys 21_F.gif vawendy Blurry Mess II post challenge notes she mentioned that, after shooting for the challenge in the freezing cold for 1˝ hours, she discovered she’d forgotten to shoot jpg and, before finally giving up, instead ended up entering a (beautiful) shot she did of two scarves draped over her shower door.

Well, I’d “swished” my camera for days over everything I laid my eyes on (indoors, outdoors when still light and even in darkness) and couldn’t get anything even remotely like what I was looking and hoping for.
Just as I was getting to the stage where frustration was causing smoke to come out of my ears, I remembered Wendys story about the scarves. I didn’t want to copy her idea but, like her, I really hate giving up, so I threw some cushions and a white fruit bowl onto the sofa and a book with a green cover on the coffee table in front of the sofa and whaddya think, yep, five minutes of “swishing” later I had my challenge entry.

Sooo, thanks to Wendy for the inspiration. Thanks also for the comments and score.

Now I think about it, I could have photographed the abstract motion blur smoke that was coming out of my ears…

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 96
Avg (all users): 6.7128
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8409
Views since voting: 1594
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 94
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/18/2014 09:31:22 PM
Not sure how you got the feather effect, but the colors and curves are great. Well done and good lesson -- never give up.
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03/18/2014 11:14:25 AM
Absolutely beautiful Irene...very well done...
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03/15/2014 08:49:51 PM
Congrats on the red, Irene. This was one of my equal top 3.
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03/14/2014 07:56:49 PM
Beautiful Irene; one of my favorites of the challenge.
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03/14/2014 07:16:51 AM
Congrats Irene! Lovely interpretation of the challenge. Great to see you on the front page again. :)
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03/13/2014 10:14:59 PM
Congratulations, sweet, talented, humble friend!!
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03/13/2014 05:42:26 AM
Congratulations. The front page reminds me of when I first joined DPC. Some familiar names. :)
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03/12/2014 07:39:16 PM
The most frustrating shoots make for the best stories :) Congrats on the ribbon, Irene.
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03/12/2014 09:05:32 AM
Great to be on the front page with you too! Great image, Irene, congrats :)
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03/12/2014 06:56:38 AM
Beautiful abstract. Congrats on the red!
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03/12/2014 05:58:12 AM
congrats on the red Irene .. its a stunning image .. :)
ps .. i really liked reading your comments about how you eventually got the photograph you wanted .. funny .. :)
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03/12/2014 05:43:20 AM
Congrats!!! I one of my favorites!
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03/12/2014 05:32:59 AM
Congrats Irene...this is lovely
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03/12/2014 12:07:16 AM
I had a feeling this was yours, had that sheen to it :)
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03/12/2014 12:05:19 AM
Well done Irene. This was allways going to do well. My pick of the challenge. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2014 10:31:08 PM
Excellent and nonsensical. Maybe not so much about motion but a terrific, colorful abstract blur.
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03/11/2014 07:38:35 PM
Beautiful abstract. Very pleasing colours and forms.
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03/10/2014 08:45:41 PM
Cool top five
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03/06/2014 02:14:06 AM
love it hope it ribbons nice separation between sharp and blur
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03/05/2014 05:55:28 PM
Nice lines,
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03/05/2014 06:36:01 AM
Sweep
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