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Quantum Crash
Quantum Crash

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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Mar 11, 2008
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

This was a fun challenge to shoot for! This shot was taken from the back seat of a nearly empty bus, while I rotated the camera around the lens axis. In Photoshop, I cropped, changed the hue, bumped up saturation and contrast, tweaked levels and curves (all of these through adjustment layers), USM, resized, USM again, and added the border.

This is certainly one of my more abstract shots from the week. I was aiming for getting some good motion blur shots with the background still clear, but this image jumped out from the set.

Place: 120 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.2965
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2673
Avg (non-participants): 5.3200
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 226
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/23/2008 01:55:25 PM
I love purple with green and this is a very interesting abstract to boot! For me it falls somewhere between Pink Floyd's lightshows and Deep Space 9. Excellent title too.
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03/20/2008 05:18:09 PM
Very sci-fi feeling here. The colors are put to good use and the feeling of depth really lends itself well.
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03/20/2008 11:10:51 AM
Reminds me of a tunnel. A dark, scary tunnel with bolts of lightning that I definitely wouldn't want to walk through, lol!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2008 07:33:23 PM
hard to see what it is but i do like it
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03/15/2008 07:03:35 PM
Chaotic and blurry too. I like the purple and green together. This has a very psychadelic feel to it.
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03/15/2008 05:48:58 PM
can't see what's being blurred but I like the colours and comp. 7
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03/14/2008 08:41:38 PM
nice abstract, with the kind of energy we've come to expect from chaos.
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03/12/2008 10:31:35 PM
Love the complimentary colors used! the lights draw your eye through the photo
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03/12/2008 07:54:24 PM
looks like some sort of weather instrument,radar-ish! kool!
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03/12/2008 03:35:51 PM
Interesting squigglies going on in the center - pretty good composition.
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03/12/2008 02:01:54 PM
You definitely got the blurry mess nailed. I find it strangely interesting too..I like the fact that I'm being sucked in to the center where the light worms are.
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