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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Thingvellir, Iceland
Date: Jun 21, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Advertisement, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

I am 100% sure this will NOT score well, donīt think it has enough motion blur or image quality for the voters to react well to it but I spent way too much work on this not to submit it, I still like this shot, was a first time for me doing something like this and I learned a lot from it, several things I see wrong with this image and would have done differently if I shoot this again but thatīs what DPC is all about, learning :)

Shot handheld, was going to use a tripod but it was too tall to fit in the trunk of the car I was in when we shot this. This is my friend Ragnars car, a Volvo S60 Sport Turbo, love that car. Well I got Indriði to help out, he borrowed a Grand Cerokee jeep and drove it for me while I sat in the trunk. In that car you can lift up the rear vindow to shoot out of so I didnīt have to risk my life taking this shot, it was still quite scary even though we were only doing about 40 kmph. Anyway, we took a lot of shots, most of them unusable cause of too much motion blur but a couple came out allright thanx to IS. Wish I could have had more motion blurring with a longer exposure time but those didnīt come out well at all so this will have to do.

As per the rules, no motion blurring or blurring of any kind was added to this shot at all. I did darken the sky though, used a high WB to give it that warm tone and burned in parts of the asphalt as well as sharpened after resizing. Removed one sign in the backround too. Oh and used a polarizer filter on the lens to remove the glare from the car and also act as a ND filter allowing me a slightly bigger aperture for more added backround blur and this is lit solely by natural light, shot at about 11:00 pm.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.7574
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.6486
Avg (non-participants): 6.8203
Views since voting: 4719
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 202
Comments: 57
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/12/2006 09:19:59 PM
The image has enough blur to create that surreal feel of the road. Nice shot. Congratulations on your 4th place.
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07/06/2006 06:08:59 PM
great shot and perfect choice for the background
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07/05/2006 04:00:25 PM
I think this is a fantastic shot, don't know why you're so upset with it =)
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07/04/2006 07:40:34 PM
Straight out of a car commercial! Fabulous shot and congratulations on top 5!!
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07/04/2006 10:33:15 AM
Congratulations on the 4th place, great shot!
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07/03/2006 10:58:30 PM
Ok so you've mastered car photography and hot female photography how about combining the two? :P
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07/03/2006 08:42:36 PM
Jahá hvað sagði ég við þig um daginn drengur :) Tilhamingju..
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07/03/2006 07:23:00 PM
Congrats on the 4th place!

Rosalega flott mynd Lalli, fíla þennan blæ yfir henni.
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07/03/2006 06:01:53 PM
Great motion feel!
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07/03/2006 02:28:48 PM
wow, congrats on 4th place! looks like a car commercial.... sweet photo
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07/03/2006 12:07:46 PM
You shot this from the trunk of a car?? You're nuts man, and one of the best on the site. Nice shot!
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07/03/2006 07:54:21 AM
Congratulations on an excellent 4th placing. This was one of the entries where the feeling of motion really came across well and as for image quality - it suits the scene perfectly. Again, well done.
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07/03/2006 04:38:19 AM
5.5, almost :P
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07/03/2006 03:58:47 AM
thought this would take blue. Great shot mate.
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07/03/2006 03:05:05 AM
I had this as my winner Larus...sorry it didn't ribbon, but congrats on your 4th place mate
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07/03/2006 02:14:10 AM
It looked just like an advertisement shot. When I looked trough this challenge I even went trough some Volvo brochures to see if it wasn't in there. :) Great shot.

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07/03/2006 01:42:19 AM
I LOVED this photo! It was one of the few 10's I gave in this challenge! Congratulations on 4th place with such a strong, beautiful photo!!!

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07/03/2006 12:32:23 AM
Congratulations :) I had a very good hint this was yours. Has Larus' style written all over it ;) which I do like btw. Though some more motion blur would've been nice I still found it good enough.

I'll quote ya ;)

"don´t think it has enough motion blur or image quality for the voters to react well"

I can understand where you're coming from though, I too underrate or underestimate my work sometimes(maybe most of the time) but this image is oozing with image quality.

Message edited by author 2006-07-03 00:35:47.
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07/03/2006 12:24:19 AM
Amazing shot, congratulations on another great finish.
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07/03/2006 12:18:14 AM
Congrats on your 4th, I really like this shot. You've kept the other car so sharp.
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07/03/2006 12:13:22 AM
Congrats on 4th place Larus! Another terrific shot - you're on a tear lately!
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07/03/2006 12:12:19 AM
Yeah, you're 100% WRONG dude! Congrats on your 4th place! This was one of my high-scorers. It's very accomplished, very compelling, for all its simplicity.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 11:27:36 PM
sweet shot, looks like a print photo for a car ad!!!
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07/02/2006 09:30:57 PM
This is beautiful. Makes me feel like I'm moving.
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07/02/2006 08:40:59 PM
very nice
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07/02/2006 04:49:46 PM
Very nicely done, not just a motion blur but one with scenic appeal and good composition.
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07/02/2006 06:53:50 AM
Good photo for the front of the automaker's brochure.
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07/01/2006 08:54:31 PM
wow! my favorite vehicle shot in the whole challenge, and maybe even my favorite shot. great job! 10
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06/30/2006 11:09:01 AM
Wow - great catch... love it (the car is also nice) :o)
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06/29/2006 10:01:55 PM
Ahhh, from another vehicle .. very commercial and well composed.
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06/29/2006 09:14:18 PM
so good! it could be a professional Ad!!
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06/29/2006 05:51:22 PM
Feels like I'M moving. Great shot! Love the curves of the car too.
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06/29/2006 01:59:09 PM
Great shot. I think you could sell it to the car maker for advertisement. Bumping up.
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06/29/2006 01:18:51 PM
Looks like an advertisement... Nice Job and Good Luck.
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06/29/2006 02:51:35 AM
Great ad shot.
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06/28/2006 07:22:30 PM
Back to bump. I think you might have a future in car ads. :) Nicely done.
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06/28/2006 04:40:26 PM
The back drop makes this shot. Looks like an ad in a pamphlet at the dealership. My only suggestion would be to clone out the three orange objects behind the volve. 8
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06/28/2006 04:16:41 PM
I could see this in a magazine. Love the colours and just enough blur to really feel the movement. The right side of the shot really draws your eye to the car. I would have placed the car lower, but that's just me. Very nice, good job :) 9
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06/28/2006 03:17:35 PM
like it
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06/28/2006 07:50:20 AM
Nice freedom style capture.
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06/27/2006 11:53:38 PM
Very nice! It just screams "print ad", doesn't it?
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06/27/2006 10:26:33 PM
Nice colors. Looks like an add.
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06/27/2006 09:27:01 PM
An advertising cliche to be sure, but a most EXCELLENT one!!! Everything about this is screaming WINNER!
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06/27/2006 03:39:09 PM
looks like a magazine ad, except for the orange markers in the back. one of the better ones i've seen so far.
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06/27/2006 08:06:24 AM
Glæsilegt skot, vel gert
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06/27/2006 05:03:37 AM
I'm sure you'll get this comment a dozen times over....This looks like a shot from a Volvo catalogue. Considering the car has no licence plate I'm wondering if you took this as part of a commercial shoot? Well done.
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06/27/2006 01:43:21 AM
oh that's pretty! Love the colors! 9
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06/26/2006 11:11:32 PM
should be used by Volvo for a brochure...it's spectacular in every way...lighting, mood, colour, composition...one of the best in the challenge 10
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06/26/2006 07:49:52 PM
Looks like a comercial(in a good way) I love the scenery
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06/26/2006 06:02:49 PM
You should submit this to the car company so they can use it for promo material and you can get paid. Nice job.
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06/26/2006 04:55:44 PM
Nice clean image. Speedy too. 8.
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06/26/2006 01:59:06 PM
This looks right out of a manufacturers add. The blur is minimal, but that is what makes it much more effctive. Well done!
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06/26/2006 01:31:27 PM
gret moving feel to this. 7
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06/26/2006 07:55:23 AM
Almost too subtle
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06/26/2006 06:01:32 AM
very professional looking shot, very much like it's straight out of the brochure. it having the model number on the number plate just adds to the overall polished impression (got a mate who works for volvo?) the composition is good in that it gives equal billing to the car and the landscape, though one gets the sneaking suspicion i would like to have the car at a more 3/4 view. and like any good volvo, it's good to see that it has its headlights on, even in broad daylight. a good take on a familiar kind of promotional car shot - 8.
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06/26/2006 01:46:25 AM
Nice one.....
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06/26/2006 12:33:17 AM
This is very nice. Jeeeez. ..when I look at it, it looks like the car is actually driving towards me. It makes me dizzy. The more I look at it, the more awesome I think it is. Very well done!! Beautiful surroundings help the overall look of the photo so much. 10
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