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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Date: Mar 6, 2008
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

I thought that spring was near. This image was taken just before the big storm that hit Ohio. The day that I took this image was warm and full of hope for spring and much more color in my images . . .

I shot this RAW and then processed using levels, curves, and saturation.

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.7531
Avg (commenters): 5.8824
Avg (participants): 5.1058
Avg (non-participants): 6.2519
Views since voting: 818
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 239
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/18/2008 10:12:27 PM
simple, refinado.
03/18/2008 05:56:22 PM
So soft and beautiful
03/18/2008 04:22:11 AM
Very blurry and messy on first glance but upon further inspection the harmony surfaces and with it a sense of life. As a result you get my YankO Yellow Ribbon!
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03/16/2008 12:40:58 AM
I love the sepia tones here. The background is excellent.
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03/15/2008 09:30:56 PM
nicely done
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03/14/2008 08:50:29 PM
very good-looking.
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03/13/2008 07:16:27 PM
very elegant 7
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03/13/2008 03:46:06 AM
Otherwise fine photography - but lacking that chaotic, unintended consequence that would make something here appear messy, and less compositional, a touch of disorder - something unordinary that catches color or light in unique, interesting ways. I'm not gonna ding for having an in focus element, but my criteria is that at least the subject should be blurred. Only the background is, here.

I have found a few creative entries, but I can't qualify this as a creative use of this particularly challenging theme.
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03/12/2008 10:06:26 PM
a really neat image, great toning.
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03/12/2008 09:27:57 PM
not nearly messy/chaotic enuff. but a very stunning image it just seems more suited for a DOF type challenge,sorry
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03/12/2008 09:21:29 PM
Beautiful shot that has winds of chaos - the color is lovely. The photo doesn't exemplify the challenge but I'd say it fits ok.
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03/12/2008 08:55:19 PM
One of the best blur photos I have seen.
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03/12/2008 04:13:44 PM
the image is nice, background is blurred and chaotic so meets challenge IMHO (though I'm sure you've got loads saying it doesn't), I am more focused on the twig rather than the feather, not sure if that's what you intended ... does lack a little colour IMHO though
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03/12/2008 01:31:41 PM
Had the object in the foreground been out of the scene this would have been perfect for this challenge. with it however I feel it does not meet the challenge as the entire scene is not blurry. Sorry.
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03/12/2008 12:37:29 PM
This is one of the best actual photos if it was in a different challenge, but I think if you had left out the in focus branch you would have made it a lot more appropriate for this challenge. The mess in the background is cool, but the foreground branch distracts a lot from the actual blur.
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03/12/2008 11:54:38 AM
A solid entry, I feel you may get downgraded by the fact that the foreground subject is in crisp focus... I'm scoring it pretty high relative to the challenge.
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03/12/2008 10:04:37 AM
Beautiful sepia! Looks like an Ursula!
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03/12/2008 09:39:44 AM
This is a beautiful image.
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