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Shooting the Breeze
Shooting the Breeze
Artan


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: Jun 19, 2006
Aperture: f29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 Sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

Camera set to 8 seconds with lens zoomed out to maximum.
After 4ish seconds gently zoomed back in.

Post Process in CS2...
Converted from RAW,
Custom White Balance setting
Tint +10
Temperature +40
Calibration
Shadow Tint +40
Red Hue +2
Red Saturation +44
Green hue and Sat = 0
Blue Hue +6
Blue Saturation + 52

Converted to CS2
Spot Healing Brush to remove various spots
Create new layer for Sky- Neat Image
Smart Sharpened background New Adjustment layer Colour balance to reduce Selective colour adjustment on magenta channel
New adjustment layer Brightness/Contrast
Sized for DPC
Slight USM
Added border

IMG_2989.CR2

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.1340
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 5.9231
Avg (non-participants): 6.2759
Views since voting: 1481
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 194
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/05/2006 04:51:05 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: These are always very difficult for me to critique, especially from a technical standpoint. The blur is a bit distracting to me, and it is difficult to find an area of crisp focus.

Lighting: Very nice lighting. This is the main strength of this image. You captured great coloring in every part of this image.

Composition/Content: I think that the tall parts of the skyline are a bit too centered for this type of capture.

My Opinion: While this is a very nice zoom blur, it really isn't what I think of when I hear motion blur. Still, I think that it met the challenge, and the voters liked it enough to place it in the top 25.

Eric
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07/03/2006 04:37:09 AM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Gosh! I expected this to be on the front page -- winner's circle!!! Not a bad score at all. . .but not nearly what it deserves. This photo is GORGEOUS!!! It's one of my favorites of all time!


Sandy
Thanks for the support, I am a little dissapointed, but Im sure I will get back on that horse again...
07/03/2006 01:48:39 AM
Gosh! I expected this to be on the front page -- winner's circle!!! Not a bad score at all. . .but not nearly what it deserves. This photo is GORGEOUS!!! It's one of my favorites of all time!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 07:11:20 PM
Nice use of the zoom technique!
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07/02/2006 04:00:40 PM
Beautiful light and inviting night.
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07/02/2006 02:51:18 PM
It would have been more interesting in the blur were offset, more directional.
my appologies for previous comments - I misunderstood how this was achieved.

Message edited by author 2006-07-03 13:55:47.
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07/02/2006 01:33:52 AM
Nice effect. Nice colours. A simple idea, well executed.
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07/01/2006 02:34:07 PM
VERY nice! What a feeling of motion!
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07/01/2006 07:51:32 AM
Awesome...love the colours. Reminds me of something out of Superman.
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06/30/2006 06:22:33 PM
Nice, well done...
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06/30/2006 06:18:50 PM
Spectacular!
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06/29/2006 11:32:00 AM
pretty! appropriate subject for a zoom blur.
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06/28/2006 07:26:04 PM
Back to bump. Very cool shot. Great idea and I love the colors and light. It's kind of like I've just entered warp speed!
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06/27/2006 05:59:58 PM
Colorful & fine
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06/27/2006 06:07:42 AM
good idea I think you exposure is spot on and interesting subject
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06/27/2006 04:55:08 AM
lovely shot! the zoom blur effect is very, er, effective here; and not done excessively so either. the mix of bright colours is very pleasing, though one wonders how it would look with the contrast and brightness cranked up a little bit to make it feel a bit more neon like... still, excellently dramatic cityscape. 9.
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06/27/2006 01:46:41 AM
Very nice use of zooming! I hope you'll tell us how you did it. 9.
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06/26/2006 10:51:12 PM
well done...after trying to do these myself, I realised it's not that easy to zoom and shoot at the same time...nice shot, hope this does well for you
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06/26/2006 08:42:58 PM
What a zoom. I like the effect and the subject seems to be perfect.
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06/26/2006 06:01:51 PM
I will be really surprised if this doesn't ribbon. Great job. Love the color and the motion blur, more enhancing than distracting.
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06/26/2006 11:24:02 AM
This is fun, almost abstract in feel. Well done.
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06/26/2006 01:55:35 AM
Spectacular Zoom! awesome light, Great color. I like it. too bad there's that one stray white reflection.(lower center) Since this is advanced editing I might have tried to clone that out. Good job!
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06/26/2006 01:53:19 AM
Amazing image here, and should do really well..... I love it.....A "10" from me.....
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06/26/2006 01:28:16 AM
This should be front page
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06/26/2006 12:25:31 AM
This is stunning! My favorite in this challenge. I would love to see this with a blue ribbon. In the meantime, it's going straight to my favorites folder :) 10
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