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Challenge: Time Lapse (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse")*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Date: Jan 5, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2008

Thanks to fellow member 21.gif venom (he's a really nice guy) for hanging out in the rain with me. That's him with the brolly. Yes it was windy and raining. I actually wanted the streaks of rain to show up against the black coat but after all of the processing they disappeard.

I've never spent more time on one photo(actually 4 photos!). Lots of steps...maybe I'll just post a screen shot showing my masking and layers. I did use some tonemapping to help bring out the colors in the umbrellas and the texture of the wet ground.

I like it, maybe the voters will too. I wanted an umbrella that would turn inside out in the wind but all I could find was this 11.00 special which proved to be pretty sturdy.

Thanks for all the views and votes. Here is an outtake with some quick and dirty editing to see how it looked. 629593.jpg

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.1597
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.9831
Avg (non-participants): 7.2008
Views since voting: 5110
Views during voting: 849
Votes: 313
Comments: 51
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/16/2008 04:33:34 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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01/16/2008 02:39:44 PM
Cool shot m8. I like it more with every view. Congratulations on the HM :)
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01/14/2008 06:10:52 AM
great finish, Mark
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01/14/2008 03:48:15 AM
Congrats on your HM, Mark, great shot and processing!
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01/14/2008 01:07:27 AM
Congrats Mark!
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01/14/2008 12:55:38 AM
Marvelous shot Mark, congrats on the HM, see you up the river
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01/14/2008 12:43:18 AM
7.1+ score! Congrats on the fourth place HM.
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01/14/2008 12:32:14 AM
was my fave, congrats on 4th :)

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 00:32:23.
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01/14/2008 12:13:04 AM
So Close! Congrats on the Green, Mark!!
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01/14/2008 12:08:07 AM
Congrats, Mark! It's a really fun, colorful shot.
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01/14/2008 12:06:35 AM
This was my fav hand down. Way to go, man. Awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2008 10:08:33 PM
Great contrast with the umbrella, super sequence.
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01/13/2008 02:30:13 PM
Love the umberella, it's bright and jolly colours contrasting with the rain. great shot 8 :)
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01/13/2008 09:51:51 AM
I think this is my favorite of the challenge. Great idea and nice colors. The Border really adds to this photo....great job.
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01/12/2008 10:25:17 PM
Wow!!! blue ribbon for you!!
Awesome!
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01/12/2008 12:48:36 PM
This challenge has lots of very good and creative entries - you have one of the best! I especially like the subtle shadows. Nice idea and well done... -10-
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01/12/2008 03:01:35 AM
Nice shot in many respects: colours, composition, etc. I like how there is more than one subject in motion (the man walking and the action of putting up the umbrella)
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01/11/2008 08:24:12 PM
Nice example for this challenge, I like the color against a mostly drab back ground. Well Done.
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01/11/2008 07:44:42 PM
I think this is my favorite of this challenge
good luck
10
a ribbon comming your way i hope

Kev
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01/11/2008 05:41:20 PM
I like how the colors of the umbrella contrast the mood of the shot. Dreary and rainy, but bright and playful umbrella.
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01/11/2008 08:59:30 AM
I like the colorful umbrella. Nice one.
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01/11/2008 04:54:13 AM
You`ve turned an everyday scene into a cracking photo. 10
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01/10/2008 08:17:38 PM
hmmm... i think i've seen that rainbow umbrella before in other challenge :-)
very good pov,
shutter speed was not fast enough to freeze action in captures 3 and 4..there is some motion blur there, specially in number 3...but it may have been on purpose.
processing looks good
nice texture on floor and bg.
border ads to the composition
a solid 9 from me
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01/10/2008 07:28:05 PM
Great colors and angle!
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01/10/2008 06:59:07 PM
I like the colors here
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01/10/2008 04:18:34 PM
I love the colors and the movement into the frame! Nice shot! 8
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01/10/2008 09:48:15 AM
Wow, great colors, love it!
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01/09/2008 06:58:24 PM
This is just cool!
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01/09/2008 01:09:28 PM
i lovve the colours an tones here! well done!
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01/09/2008 12:22:27 PM
Have you added HDR? Something makes the umbrella's corny colours right. Good picture.
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01/09/2008 12:48:42 AM
great photo - love the colours of the umbrella against the dullness of the day and that the movement can be seen in each capture by the different positions of the walker and the umbrella /10
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01/08/2008 11:46:16 PM
Sweet! this turned out nice. Great framing and editing. The colors really do 'pop' from the brick bg.
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01/08/2008 05:15:01 PM
Love the colours in the umbrellas.
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01/08/2008 01:39:59 PM
Great shot, great contrast between the dullness of the background and the vibrance of the umbrella. Nice building as well.
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01/08/2008 12:55:50 PM
Love the bright colorfulness you put into this photo. Great work! 9
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01/07/2008 11:06:42 PM
I don't give 10's often, but this is top notch. Love the colors and post processing. Great job
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01/07/2008 10:15:18 PM
Oh I absolutely love this shot! I have always wanted to do one like this! AWESOME job!
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01/07/2008 09:28:57 PM
should be near the top for sure, right out of the movies. nice title too :)
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01/07/2008 09:22:13 PM
nice colours & the picture tells a story
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01/07/2008 08:33:25 PM
This is my favorite of the challenge, it tells a wonderful story and is so well done. It makes me smile every time I look at it.
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01/07/2008 07:25:38 PM
Excellent in all regards. I'm half way through voting and this is my pick of the litter so far.
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01/07/2008 07:18:11 PM
GeneralE: this is unnatural. a step is missing.

muckpond: he's going out for food. it's totally natural!

GeneralE: how do you know that?

muckpond: I can tell by his expression.

scalvert: it's clearly a staged shot. the next thing he's going to do is turn around and pick up his camera. Not natural.

sher: it's natural. It's raining so you lift an umbrella. What's more natural than that?
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01/07/2008 07:02:27 PM
Gorgeous! Perfectly meets the challenge and the colors are lovely. Cool hat & coat too! My pick for the blue ribbon. Back to bump you up to 10 and adding to fav's. Well done.
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01/07/2008 06:25:05 PM
I love this shot - the atmosphere, the colors, the captures - it all just works. 10.
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01/07/2008 06:22:20 PM
Awsome colors adn a great choice of motion!
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01/07/2008 01:23:18 PM
Really gives the feel of a wet, blustery day. I like the way the man seems to be hurrying to get out of the elements, even as he is entering them.
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01/07/2008 01:16:36 PM
Still my favorite after viewing all of the pictures.
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01/07/2008 11:50:32 AM
Maybe it's the letterboxing but this has such a movie feel to it. The umbrella works brilliantly against the drab rainy surround.
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01/07/2008 10:46:40 AM
good choice on the black attire and brightly coloured umbrella - wish the first one showed the umbrella less opened. as presented one of my ribbon picks
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01/07/2008 09:54:54 AM
Reminds me of Clockwork Orange!
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01/07/2008 12:33:16 AM
Very fun. I love the vivid colors and the black. GREAT shot.
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