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Windswept
Windswept
mchalmers


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Flora III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Office
Date: Mar 31, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10 sec.
Galleries: Studio, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2009

This is a fake bonsai, but I think it looks pretty nice for a fake plant.

Hopefully this will be a different type of entry in this challenge.. Might tank, but we'll see.

Long exposure, painting with light shot with a white LED light inside a clear plastic mug filled with water and baking soda to even out the light. The mug was then put inside a shirt to diffuse it a bit, and add some nicer definition to the light trails. Don't ask me how I come up with this stuff. :)

Editting included level adjustments, colour balance, sharpening, all done in Lightroom. Final sharpen and resize done in the GIMP.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.5854
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.7910
Avg (non-participants): 6.4433
Views since voting: 2385
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 164
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/08/2009 09:13:10 AM
Wow. Awesome as all of our Snowmen team mates new it would be! Great imagination and technically perfect!

Go Snowmen!
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04/08/2009 08:31:47 AM
Congrats on your PB. You sure do get a lot of 6.5's. Keep it up!
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04/08/2009 12:23:47 AM
I had to laugh at your technique - very imaginative and it produced a very interesting and lovely effect - congrats on your 6th place finish!
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04/08/2009 12:23:09 AM
Go Mark! Congrats on your PB! Super strong finish! Congrats!
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04/08/2009 12:15:46 AM
Amazing finish Mark. Go SNOWMEN.
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04/08/2009 12:10:52 AM
Awesome Finish!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2009 10:46:29 AM
Looks good Mark. Would love to see your alternate version with the dirt across the frame.
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04/06/2009 10:39:11 PM
Very beautiful bonsai. Great image, very well done!
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04/06/2009 08:15:27 PM
Lovely, very nicely done. Beautiful bonsai, well-composed, and the wisp of smoke is a great touch.
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04/06/2009 04:06:54 PM
Very nice representation of the for of Bonsai captures
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04/05/2009 09:53:58 PM
Absolutely love this shot. Great shot, great execution
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04/05/2009 02:29:18 PM
Lovely composition. Pleasing and interesting subjects
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04/05/2009 07:41:08 AM
Eye-catching creative photo.
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04/04/2009 01:27:59 PM
Very nice
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04/03/2009 01:50:10 PM
Wow, I can't wait to read about your setup/pp for this. I think this will be on the front page soon. Fantastic shot, great lighting and the colors are lovely.
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04/02/2009 10:18:30 PM
I like this if only because of the inspired use of light for effect. The background helps, but is not overly imposing on the image.
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04/02/2009 07:33:48 PM
one of the bests in the show! would have liked just a bit more light on the tree but still that doesnt stop me from awarding 10
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04/02/2009 05:52:56 PM
wow what a great shot. This works really well. 8
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04/01/2009 09:13:16 PM
Nice idea. Only nitpick is that the bonsai specimen is not popping. I think perhaps a few changes - minor ones - with the composition might help. I like the blue background.
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04/01/2009 02:44:25 PM
I like your photo...I am wondering if it could be better by cropping out the pot from the bottom...? Just a thought.
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04/01/2009 02:00:57 PM
Clever!!! Nice job.
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04/01/2009 03:36:41 AM
Absolutely Wow!

No vote.

Go Snowmen!
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04/01/2009 01:57:00 AM
i don't know how you created the wind effect, but it's extremely well executed. really amazing picture.
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