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Rosemary Shattered
Rosemary Shattered

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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D1X
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D
Location: Sonoma County, California
Date: Mar 11, 2008
Aperture: f 7.6
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

Tough challenge to meet, and I'm not sure I've met the challenge. I wanted to blur an image with a liquid on a glass plate, but when I dropped the plate...Oops!

Raw, Adjust EV. Import to PS (16bit), curves, local contrast enhancement. Convert to 8 bit, curves to lighten background, stroke for border, save for web, sharpen with Focus Magic at 50 %, submit, hope and wait.

The set-up: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15511/120/659889.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15511/120/659889.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Place: 62 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.6820
Avg (commenters): 7.2105
Avg (participants): 5.2897
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 239
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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03/23/2008 05:52:14 PM
I think this is just perfect, you nailed the challenge perfectly adn you can still see what it is. I think it is very beautiful indeed
03/21/2008 08:30:11 AM
I truly thought this would score much higher. It was one of my highest scoring shots in this challenge - I think it's great.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 05:53:59 PM
Beautiful and poignant
03/18/2008 09:54:45 AM
great contrast. nice framing. great shot
03/17/2008 05:11:50 PM
Very beautiful and unique take on this challenge
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03/17/2008 02:37:39 AM
The contrast between the sharp focus of the curved lines leads my eye into and out of the 'blurry mess' and that makes this picture work very well for me. Perhaps a tighter crop eliminating the line from the lower left side over to the right side of the photos would not have drawn my attention away from the softening of the sharply curved lines radiating through the colorful rosemary. I also like the 'composure' of the the straight lines coming from the middle left side into the first and second of the curved lines going up and coming together at the top of the photo. Fun to look at and to ponder how did you do this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2008 10:28:17 PM
Amazingly beautiful 10
03/16/2008 11:44:14 AM
I absolutely love this one.
03/15/2008 09:35:34 PM
tad sharp for me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2008 09:17:07 PM
A sharply focused blur! Very nice, indeed. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2008 06:46:44 PM
Neat idea. Nice colors and texture here and it meets the challenge well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2008 08:45:29 PM
shadows and broken glass! two of my favorite things!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2008 12:20:39 AM
I like this one. Would have liked it better without glass pattern.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2008 08:37:46 PM
nice work
03/13/2008 04:09:12 PM
this is interesting. id like to know how you did it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2008 03:19:04 PM
A very clever use of an "overlay" - nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2008 12:41:00 PM
I'm really happy to see such creativity in such a tough challenge - and will mention the elements that stand out here. Creative use of blurriness, slightly messy (probably not enough for most voters), and would have benefitted from the glass being completely shattered somehow. I'll add this two cents: the subject isn't much in the way of engaging, but it was interesting enough for me to take a few minutes here. I appreciate an inventive entry - many were simply a "mess". Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2008 09:01:32 AM
Interesting way of taking this challenge, I like how the shatter lines take your eye through the photo. However, I do think it seems a little to "put together" for my taste, and only in this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 10:36:41 PM
looks like a shower door sorta
03/12/2008 07:33:00 PM
strip of white at top is a bit distracting but I love the comp and texture,7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 03:10:50 PM
i really like this, but i do wish it was cropped to the edge of the broken pane - i find the second edge quite distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 09:05:04 AM
The concept is interesting. but the execution and composition could maybe be better... either more herbs, or colored background, or, well I'm not sure...
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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