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oriental rug -- or last thing a solar system sees?
oriental rug -- or last thing a solar system sees?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: a room with a rug, los angeles, ca
Date: Mar 5, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.60s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2008

Took this shot on a whim after seeing the challenge. Was originally shooting the dog while he was laying on an oriental rug. Took one shot of just the rug while zooming in/out during the exposure to produce the "extension" effect, thought it looked on the cool end like something from space or inside the body, on the not-so-cool end a computer visualization or screensaver.

Adjusted RAW to taste
Noise Ninja
Slight Hue adjustment
Selective Color layer
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Place: 131 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.2599
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.2500
Avg (non-participants): 5.2677
Views since voting: 759
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 227
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:59:39 AM
Nice sunburst effect you got out of this.
03/15/2008 09:21:01 PM
very well done
03/14/2008 09:17:17 PM
03/13/2008 10:18:03 PM
Looks like the jumpgate from "Babylon 5"
03/13/2008 04:27:32 PM
the colors arent doing it for me,but its a neat pattern
03/13/2008 01:20:53 PM
Chaotic, interesting and blurry. Another challenging entry to score - Hmmm... This might have benefitted from a bit more intensity in the color, but that may have hurt the blurry aspect. I like looking at this, but wouldn't qualify it as overtly "engaging". Overall, however, I'd call this an above average entry, considering the many simply "messy" shots. Nice!

This would have fit more comfortably in a simple "abstract" challenge, however, since the consequences of light and color seem more "planned" here.
03/12/2008 10:46:11 PM
I have no idea what it is but it is beautiful
03/12/2008 10:26:19 PM
I'd be interested to find out what this is! Nice composition.

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