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Neil


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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Abstract/ Impress.
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Home Tabletop Studio, Niskayuna, NY
Date: Jun 23, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1.67
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

Straight from the RAW converter... My first entry in a long time...hope to at least be in the high 5's, 6's would be even better...

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.3505
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.2329
Avg (non-participants): 5.4215
Views since voting: 928
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 194
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/07/2006 02:40:19 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -
This shot did not grab me right off the bat. You definitely met the challenge with the camera action causing the blurring motion, but if I remember correctly while I was voting I did not stay long on this shot. It did not grab my attention.

Now, coming back to look at it again with fresh eyes and time to spare I may have judged a bit too harshly. The blur does give a pretty cool pinwheel effect and the choice to have only one red rose be your focal point was good. The other flower colors blend very nicely. The background lighting does good to enhance the mellow colors and blur.

I still have a few issues though probably not anything that could have been taken care of. If there was anyway to really get the center rose to be sharp would have made this much better. You have pretty good detail though and I doubt that there was any realistic way to have the rose moving with you to keep it totally in focus. I think this would have done better with a square crop as well. With such a close crop on the three sides, it leaves the bottom negative space feeling a bit awkward in my eyes.

Overall a good variation on the challenge theme and once again I believe that I was a bit harsh in my initial vote. This shot does better with time but unfortunately that is one thing many DPC voters do not give to enough pictures. It is a pretty shot and shold have done a bit better in my current opinion. Welcome back from your short break of entries and I look forward to seeing what you do next.

Tim
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 07:42:10 PM
This would be a nice abstract in a tighter square crop.
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07/02/2006 04:50:12 PM
The idea really works for this challenge.
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07/02/2006 11:03:56 AM
I actually like thiss one quite a lot..... it just works for me re motion blur.....
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06/28/2006 07:19:29 AM
Awesome capture. Love the swirl of colour.
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06/27/2006 07:57:11 PM
pretty boring
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06/27/2006 03:29:58 PM
I really like this abstract feeling, the blur really adds to the normally dull flower scene.
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06/27/2006 12:27:45 PM
This is a really pretty picture, really clean, nice and soft. I like the placement of the object... the center of the spiral. Very good :-)
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06/27/2006 12:11:18 AM
love this 10
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06/26/2006 10:54:35 PM
lovely...a really pretty shot
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06/26/2006 01:50:05 PM
i like!
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06/26/2006 11:59:19 AM
Best image I have seen so far. This almost borders on impressionism, and has a Shapiro quality to it. Don't know who Shapiro is... visit his profile on DPC... a truly gifted photographer who is reknowned for this genre of images.
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06/26/2006 01:14:48 AM
Trying to figure out how this was done without a radial blur filter.
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