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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Haga Town, Japan
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1.4
Galleries: Abstract, Performance
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

The fireworks display in the town where I work.

I also took two rolls of slide film which turned out pretty well, and had some prints done (much more expensive than from negative film).

Oh, the technique. I really thought more people would have been aware of my previous posts on the subject (;>). It's just a matter of having the lens out of focus at the start of exposure, then putting it into focus during exposure. (Too bad if you don't know how manual focussing works. ;>)

Statistics
Place: 102 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.1797
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.9899
Avg (non-participants): 6.8421
Views since voting: 1089
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 256
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/10/2006 02:09:08 PM
Just coming back to appreciate this way cool shot some more :-) Thanks for the technique, I'll keep it in mind for when I get a DSLR someday! Oh, yeah, adding to favs too!
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09/08/2006 07:30:09 PM
Interesting technique. If I remember it I will try this next time. :)
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09/08/2006 06:19:50 AM
Now thats just cool. I will have to try that technique out the next time we have fireworks. I love playing around with manual focus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 10:52:32 PM
Lovely effect! I hope you'll tell us how you took the shot.
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09/07/2006 09:27:19 PM
WOW, Can't wait to see how you captured this!
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09/07/2006 05:14:21 PM
Whatever effects went into this, it works.
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09/07/2006 08:50:52 AM
This is an amazing capture. The pink fireworks at the very bottom sorta take away from awe of the other fireworks, but this is still a great shot.
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09/06/2006 07:12:23 PM
I like this a lot. The colors are gorgeous.
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09/06/2006 01:29:37 PM
now THAT'S different! Almost a graphic image. I like. - 8
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09/06/2006 10:19:54 AM
Wow, I have never seen fireworks that look like that.
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09/05/2006 09:45:38 AM
wow...what the heck...if that's fireworks, you sure have an interesting way of capturing it! 10...and i would like to know how you did it!
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09/05/2006 05:19:53 AM
what great fireworks, I have no idea how you captured them like that but it looks like a painting.
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09/04/2006 10:40:23 PM
No way! How on earth did you do this?!!! Thought I'd seen some spectacular fireworks photography on this site before, but this... this is stupendous! Bugger going for a ribbon here, this should be the shot of the century WORLD WIDE.

Absolutely 10, and fav.
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09/04/2006 11:34:03 AM
Gorgeous abstract. Can't believe the way you were able to get such a wonderful long exposure without overexposure.
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09/03/2006 09:35:18 PM
Very surreal looking, I am guessing this was taken in Japan? Great colours.
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09/03/2006 02:29:07 PM
Great colors! I assumed that I would see a 'This photo has been validated." when I scrolled down, and I did! It looks very unnatural, but I like it. Well done! -7-
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09/03/2006 11:51:49 AM
Looks like flowers in the sky very vibrant against the black. Good job, 10
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09/03/2006 11:49:04 AM
I think th color saturation is fantastic but the scene is too overly softened for me. BOL
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09/03/2006 08:49:36 AM
wow, I hope you tell us how you did this...glad you got it validated as I thought this was probably suspect...amazing, looks like flowers
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09/03/2006 06:41:48 AM
This is great.
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09/02/2006 06:06:32 PM
Totally over-process but hey, it's Free Study so why not! It's very cool but I would have cloned out the pink at the bottom and softened some of the edges along the lower left.
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09/02/2006 05:47:20 PM
Intriguing
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09/02/2006 01:17:25 PM
great bursts of colour, great shot
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09/02/2006 10:39:56 AM
WOW. I've never seen fireworks look like this!
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09/02/2006 09:07:22 AM
I'll be shocked if I don't see this on the front page next week. Beautiful shot and certain to be an all around DPC pleaser. Well done and good luck!
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09/02/2006 04:55:05 AM
I thought it was some sort of weird plant at 1st glance.I`ve never seen fireworks look this good. Maybe should have cloned out the white one at the bottom.Stil a 9.
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09/02/2006 04:31:30 AM
Wowsers! Are those fireworks? I've never seen a fireworks shot like it before, if so. Great colors, and makes for a pretty cool abstract. Hope you have a good writeup in the comments on this one, I'm interested to check it out post-challenge.
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09/01/2006 03:05:20 PM
Well, I'm quite confused about this one and how it was done. I'll give you a 7 right now, but I have to ask for validation, so look for it.
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09/01/2006 12:52:37 PM
Too much post processing, or these are different than any fireworks I hae ever seen.
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09/01/2006 09:27:06 AM
Wow! if this is real than WOW! thats beautiful. 8
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09/01/2006 05:57:42 AM
WOW you got the exposure perfect on this. I would have cropped the bottom higher but this may be the best fireworks shot I have seen here. Well done
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09/01/2006 03:38:50 AM
I thought those were fireworks for a second. Very vibrant.
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09/01/2006 01:18:35 AM
Nice. I love the creamy effect you've captured.
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