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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: England
Date: Sep 17, 2007
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2007

I did not want to have something falling or physically moving in the shot so I thought I would imply movement within the shot. I might get bashed for it by the voters but then again, I may not. I did not want any blur either hence why the frame being held is very still, I had tried to get a feeing of a painting being carried away.. Anyway...

Est Score - 6.2
Dream Score 6.8

Place: 35 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.9235
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 5.9184
Avg (non-participants): 5.9254
Views since voting: 964
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 183
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/01/2007 01:22:41 PM
It's an interesting shor, and nicely done, but you certainly flew in the face of the challenge description, which said "Create an interesting still life photo, but with a catch! To contrast your still life subject, you should have something separate in the photograph that is moving."

It's no surprise the voters took a literal view of this and scored you down for "lack of blur".

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10/01/2007 09:18:31 AM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but I really liked your take on the challenge, and would have given it an 8. Very creative! I also think it would have been cool to somehow have the wine in the glass splashing a little, so you know, as the picture is being carried away, the wine is splashing from being moved. Just an idea! :)

P.S.-For future reference, lemon juice works really well to keep your apples from browning once they've been cut. Or if you plan to eat them afterwords, than 7-Up work too, and tastes better than lemon juice. Unless of course you were going for that look, in which case just ignore me! =)
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10/01/2007 09:17:35 AM
Seriously underrated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 11:12:33 PM
Nice, different take on the concept.
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09/30/2007 09:28:26 PM
I wish you didn't selectively desaturated it. I assume that was done to hide the differences between what's real and what isn't? You did a great job lining things up but to me it still looks like an actual painting being photographed in front of a real table.
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09/28/2007 08:23:06 PM
I really like this idea and its well done too. You really got the challenge in here !
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09/28/2007 07:29:22 AM
nice idea. well done.
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09/27/2007 10:17:32 PM
Beautiful still life. I don't see the motion. I think I know what you were going for but that would be perceived, and not actual motion. This will be a great test of the concept of the relevance of DNMC votes. If this were free study I'd give it an 8 or 9. Since the intent is there and it's not a shoehorn or outright attempt not to meet the challenge, I will still give it a passing score of 5. Sorry.

If it turns out this ribbons and everyone reading my comments afterwards thinks I'm a close minded idiot for not seeing how perfectly well this shot fit the challenge, I'm holding you personally responsible :)
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09/27/2007 05:46:15 PM
Nice "Moving Pictures" reference.
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09/27/2007 03:43:56 PM
I am not sure about this interpretation,good photographic technique and the two tone adds a nice touch, nice and sharp and the composition is good.
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09/27/2007 11:50:18 AM
Very well done! 9
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09/26/2007 02:12:22 PM
Original idea that's well executed. Nice work.
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09/26/2007 08:42:37 AM
It is a wonderful photo, but where is the movement? The hand is not in motion. Would have been cool to see the hand coming over to the painting with a slower shutter speed.
Great editing too!
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09/25/2007 03:04:36 PM
Great still life sans movement.
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09/24/2007 11:02:59 PM
Cool shot, love the selective desaturation
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09/24/2007 07:36:30 PM
One of the best ideas in the challenge, and well executed. The only problem I see with it is in the small DPC format, the multiple frames take up so much space that the "still life" in the middle is really tiny. Still, one of my top scores.
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09/24/2007 12:18:21 PM
For this challenge I look if its a still life image. check.
Then I look for motion... ? To me it can't be stopped motion but have some blur. I don't see anything here in motion. You did a wonderful job on the still life portion. This would have been great if someone was reaching in from the front to swipe the apple.
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09/24/2007 08:09:08 AM
interesting idea, beautiful still-life, good post-processing. The motion isn't conveyed too well, though; looks like the hand is just holding the frame
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