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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: my bathroom!
Date: Mar 11, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

Came up with the idea of a blurred drunken mess picture at the beginning of the week, and then shot this using my wife as a model.
I used ISO 1600 because I felt grain would help the image. Still used a slow shutter to crank the camera a bit while I shot. Now that its done, I've reread the challenge, and I hope that voters consider it blurry enough!

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Place: 138 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.1880
Avg (commenters): 6.6111
Avg (participants): 5.1731
Avg (non-participants): 5.2000
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 234
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/14/2008 12:31:57 PM
Ah, yes the days before my UpsyDaisy award. Might as well update it ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 12:42:39 AM
I'd prefer it to be a little less grainy, but it suits the challenge in more than one way! Very clever!!
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03/17/2008 11:14:08 AM
Wow...throwing up while you're drinking. Don't people usually wait until they're done ;)
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03/16/2008 09:55:59 AM
The grain together with the blur really make this shot work.
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03/15/2008 09:23:23 PM
nice shot
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03/15/2008 06:33:28 PM
I love the tilt, grain, blur and title; everything is just right! Truly the quintessential of a blurry mess.
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Good luck!

Message edited by author 2008-05-14 12:32:55.
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03/15/2008 06:35:26 AM
Nice take on the challenge!
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03/14/2008 04:16:35 PM
Dizzying, but we've all been there, right? :)
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03/13/2008 07:36:43 PM
very gritty and brave shot. 7
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03/13/2008 12:28:31 PM
Great use of the Blurred Mess license!!! And one of the best in this challenge IMO. You could caption this "Blurry Mess" and it works. Very nice!

My criteria for scoring these is with an objective, open mind to a criteria/theme with many subjective terms. I can see you took a more literal approach, and see no broach of challenge criteria as per the wording used. Since it has the appearance of disorganized and chaotic, and messy subject matter, who am I to say this isn't a fine entry?

I know that the challenge theme is implied to to encourage a less compositional approach, but I would say it allows for more creative license due to it's completely subjective wording. I really like this capture.

I didn't want to see simple abstracts in this challenge - I wanted to see different and original ideas as to what could express "blurry mess" on the whole, and you accomplished that here.
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03/13/2008 10:30:57 AM
lol. The toilet becomes your best friend in situations like this. Cold, still and happy to be pucked on.
I'm sure you are getting "not enough blur" comments. I think you captured the mood well and this couldn't have been done with the normal requirements for a "clean" image.
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03/13/2008 12:36:49 AM
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03/12/2008 09:30:52 PM
great use of grain an the slight motion blur adds a lot!
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03/12/2008 06:25:00 PM
Great shot!
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03/12/2008 05:26:51 PM
nothing more humiliating that someone taking a pic of you hugging the toilet

i guess video would be.
well. come to think of it im glad i had clothes on the last time i got filmed hugging the toilet
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03/12/2008 05:20:18 PM
Gross me out the window yet I do appreciate the duality, the tones and the grain. Utimately quite clever but your score may be in the toilet.
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03/12/2008 08:03:59 AM
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03/12/2008 07:05:27 AM
have 1 on me 8
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03/12/2008 02:47:10 AM
How did you get the grain in basic?
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03/12/2008 01:00:06 AM
The blur and pixelation work really well in this shot to bring the emotion of the moment to your audience.
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03/12/2008 12:46:38 AM
Ahhhhh, a little "Praying to the Porcelain God"! Good photo, but maybe not quite a blurry mess. Almost looks like a painting.
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