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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
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Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007

05/02/2007 04:49:38 AM - ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Blue Moon - 'horrible pp'

This comment had a profound effect on how I view this website. Words are a powerful thing. I'm not angry at it, in fact, I'm grateful. Those simple words released me.

For the 16 people who gave this photo a score of 6 and over, thanks, I didn't deserve it!

For most of the rest of you: Can you people honestly think that somebody wouldn't know how to focus a camera and that anybody would knowingly submit such an out-of-focus photo for a challenge? Symmetry, symmetry, symmetry! Oh, and madam spelled backwards is still madam - thanks for not noticing that...

Take care,
Blackbox
May 2007

Statistics
Place: 241 out of 249
Avg (all users): 3.8811
Avg (commenters): 3.1875
Avg (participants): 3.6897
Avg (non-participants): 4.0118
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 193
Votes: 143
Comments: 19
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02/20/2009 01:07:23 PM
You are indeed an artist and this is an excellent example of impressionistic digital imagery. It appears to be a lensbaby shot although I'm no expert, I think you achieved the effect very well, with or without.

Addendum: Brad, I wish you would share with us the technical aspects of your PP so people can better understand what was involved in achieveing this effect.

Message edited by author 2009-02-24 21:39:42.
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06/23/2007 11:57:53 PM
Brad, destructive is the word, hahahahaha! Don't you already know the Tribe, they sharpen their teeth for pics like this, hisss at the moon, dance in the sun an'then... an'then hit the 1 button. But yes it looks like the same variety of flutter-by.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2007 05:28:07 PM
butterfly is too out-of-focus 4
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05/06/2007 08:50:22 PM
nothings in focus
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05/06/2007 11:04:50 AM
This is a great shot and I can't imagine why you would apply a blurring effect to it. The colors jump out of the sreen, the composition is great. I don't understand. The blurring of the surroundings don't bother me as much as the blur on the butterfly. With basic editing, I understand you could not do differently but still... WHY?
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05/05/2007 07:38:04 PM
This is a very interesting picture, I wonder how you could get that effect, but I don't think that the out of focus of what should have been the center of attention (the buttefly) is working well
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05/05/2007 07:30:10 AM
Oops, what happened here?
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05/04/2007 07:40:42 PM
I am sure it is close to impossible to capture a live butterfly such as you did. Unfortunatly, it is a bit blurry and out of focus. The background is very distracting. Nice try though - keep it up.
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05/04/2007 09:17:05 AM
focus focus focus
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05/04/2007 08:47:14 AM
I'm sorry but did you shoot this out of focus or did you add the effect later. Either way it doesn't really work. I want to see the butterfly but can't.
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05/04/2007 06:22:10 AM
Love the colour, but I'm not sure of the intermittent blurriness works.
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05/03/2007 04:15:16 PM
Focus appears to be a problem.
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05/03/2007 12:21:32 AM
Picture is out of focus, so it is hard to see the symmetry in the wings.
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05/02/2007 11:14:09 PM
out of focus.
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05/02/2007 05:35:52 PM
Good colors, but details vanished
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05/02/2007 05:00:52 PM
blurry and looks like a mess. were you trying to use a watery effect here?
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05/02/2007 11:58:29 AM
could be a great pic, but the insect is out of focus
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05/02/2007 04:49:38 AM
horrible pp
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05/02/2007 12:29:47 AM
I think madam would be much better in focus
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