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Neil


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Date: Mar 11, 2008
Aperture: 4.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Abstract, Blur
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

Woo Hoo. Thanks everyone! I love motion blur shots, so even though I've been busy, I just had to enter.

These are tulips. The original idea was to go for an effect similar to one of my very first blur shots:

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Thanks!

Technicals: Taken while moving the camera. Shaken, not stirred. ;) Adjustments in LR.



Statistics
Place: 3 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.6851
Avg (commenters): 8.4194
Avg (participants): 6.6538
Avg (non-participants): 6.7099
Views since voting: 6623
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 235
Comments: 74
Favorites: 28 (view)


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11/13/2012 01:16:34 PM
Brilliant and a ribbon.
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08/06/2009 08:22:19 PM
this is beautiful Neil...love it
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06/04/2008 06:06:11 PM
Stunning..... actually breathtaking.....
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06/04/2008 02:25:13 PM
This is one very beautiful shot. I really, really like it.
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03/26/2008 12:51:00 PM
Would love to know how long your shutter was open when you took this shot. You have added such beauty and appreciation to my day with your beautiful photo. Thank you.
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03/24/2008 05:16:17 AM
Such a beautiful shot! Congrats Neil!!!
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03/22/2008 12:11:06 PM
This is just gorgeous!! I love the whole feeling. Nice work! I hope you post it for sale!

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03/22/2008 08:05:10 AM
So very pretty.... congrats on the ribbon...
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03/20/2008 11:59:06 PM
Glad to see this image take a ribbon. Amazing how you have persisted with your vision for the love of these images. Glad to see you cash in on your talent.

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03/20/2008 10:32:45 PM
I absolutely LOVE this! So artistic and beautiful. And perfect title!
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03/19/2008 11:52:39 PM
This is just STUNNING,..... So beautiful beyond words.....

I am so pleased it ribboned for you.....
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03/19/2008 09:00:37 PM
I fully expected to see you on the front page as soon as I saw the challenge topic. Another great shot to add to your collection.

Originally posted by colyla:

I always love your abstract photos like this! You really should do a 'show' in your town with these type photos that you do.


I'll second this! That would be a show I'd definitely try to see in person! :)
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03/19/2008 07:27:44 PM
One of the best. Congrats Neil!
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03/19/2008 06:41:26 PM
A top scorer for me, so pleased to see it do well. A soft wave of flower.
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03/19/2008 01:33:46 PM
Lovely gentle abstract - love the colours.

Congrats on (another) Yellow :- )
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03/19/2008 12:55:19 PM
It's gorgeous, congrats on the ribbon!
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03/19/2008 12:53:50 PM
I always love your abstract photos like this! You really should do a 'show' in your town with these type photos that you do.
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03/19/2008 12:02:33 PM
It absolutely does my heart good to finally see one of your Blur shots with a ribbon. Congrats!
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03/19/2008 12:00:06 PM
Breathtaking image, congrats on the Ribb.
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03/19/2008 10:35:41 AM
I knew this one was yours! Had your style written all over it. Congrats Neil! Well done.
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03/19/2008 10:28:24 AM
This is really beautiful! I just love the colors. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/19/2008 10:19:40 AM
This is so STUNNING! So beautifully YOU! :) CONGRATULATIONS on a MOST deserved ribbon!

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03/19/2008 09:54:07 AM
Even better than the original. A favorite!
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03/19/2008 09:35:32 AM
Man, Neil, that's back-to-back ribbons for you! Congratulations, I thought "this reminds me of something Neil would take" while voting, but didn't realize you'd entered till after, so you got another nice score from me. Great job!
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03/19/2008 09:27:44 AM
a theme made for you..glad you took advantage...congrats, great work!
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03/19/2008 08:43:01 AM
Congratulations! I love this shot! The colours are supberb!
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03/19/2008 07:19:18 AM
Lovely image Neil. COngrats!
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03/19/2008 06:51:30 AM
well done/congratulations
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03/19/2008 04:47:55 AM
Very beautiful! Congrats!
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03/19/2008 04:41:01 AM
Yep, you've still got it! Wonderfully done - congrats on the ribbon!
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03/19/2008 03:58:31 AM
beautiful lines and colors, congrats on the yellow.
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03/19/2008 02:15:45 AM
Huge congratulations to you, as this is your trademark, so to speak. Well done.
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03/19/2008 01:44:57 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Neil. This was my favourite in the challenge.
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03/19/2008 12:59:28 AM
Damn...Going into favs. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/19/2008 12:55:31 AM
Lovely. Congrats. I love the title. ;~)
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03/19/2008 12:49:02 AM
congrats, Neil!
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03/19/2008 12:34:56 AM
Ethereal. One of my faves.
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03/19/2008 12:23:19 AM
Way to go Neil! I didn't vote, but this woulda been a favorite since it looks so much like fire! :)
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03/19/2008 12:07:35 AM
Congrats, Neil! Looks like your forte came through for you! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 10:30:49 PM
Gorgeous swirls of color, a very appealing blurry mess. Title is about as perfect as you can get! 10
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03/18/2008 10:10:24 PM
sutil, elegante.
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03/18/2008 07:05:23 PM
Looks just like a painting. Definitely blurry, although perhaps not ultimately messy - the subject would be evident even without your title. You've gone a very similar route to my own entry in this challenge, using colour strongly which I think was vital to achieving an interesting enough composition which also met the challenge guidelines.
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03/18/2008 06:28:33 PM
love this
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03/18/2008 05:48:05 PM
Excellent texture, color and flow. Reminds me of a abstract painting, more specifically roses.
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03/18/2008 12:20:04 PM
beautiful!
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03/18/2008 09:53:43 AM
Pretty!!! This works as an abstract and as a soft portrayal of spring flowers. The bits of stem keep me from thinking "flame" which is what springs to mind when I scroll them off the screen, but that would work, too, in its own way. Great job :-)
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03/18/2008 12:11:42 AM
Excellent title and a lovely shot.
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03/17/2008 05:09:24 PM
Very beautiful except for the bottom left corner with the black and green. it distracts from the beauty of the flower blooms.
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03/16/2008 11:35:09 AM
Excellent shot. Looks like fire yet has definition as a flower. One of my picks for a top finish.
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03/16/2008 10:22:27 AM
Beautiful abstract, wonderful colors, great title = 10
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03/15/2008 06:46:03 PM
Terrific! The colors and framing are great. Love the title...
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03/15/2008 11:19:11 AM
Pretty, I like the lines a lot. I think this would be even stronger if the colors were separated out a bit.
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03/15/2008 09:39:11 AM
great image...color and composition are one of best in this challenge...nice sense of movement, too
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03/14/2008 01:31:10 PM
Good title for this. I like it.
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03/13/2008 11:13:46 PM
Nice. 10. My pick for top 5. Good luck.
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03/13/2008 10:55:22 PM
This is simply amazing, and I even think I may know who took this!

This would look great hanging on a wall, in a huge frame on canvas!
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03/13/2008 07:28:02 PM
nice play on fleur-de-lis. 7
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03/13/2008 01:34:25 PM
oh, this is wonderful. Love the rich color and the lines. Are this tulips? Beautiful, just beautiful!
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03/13/2008 12:28:43 PM
I like this interpreation of the challenge. For me it shows high dynamics in the curves and bent lines. composition/crop are nicely chosen
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03/13/2008 10:13:47 AM
This is one of the 2 10s I've given in this challenge.
Love it, the colors, direction, everything. Just enough detail to guess what it is while allowing the mind to fill in the rest. It feels like they are falling out of view and you must keep staring before they disappear.
I hope I am with the majority and you ribbon. Good luck.
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03/13/2008 09:18:03 AM
Very nice effect. The colors flow so well it almost seems like fire.
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03/12/2008 11:00:45 PM
lovely flow and colour balance
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03/12/2008 10:38:25 PM
Pretty
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03/12/2008 10:11:33 PM
Fantastic abstract, luscious lines and colors!
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03/12/2008 08:53:48 PM
beautiful
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03/12/2008 08:34:45 PM
Just a tad brighter and I think you have a top 10 image. Recognizable and beautiful - just seems a tad dark.
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03/12/2008 07:52:25 PM
Absolutely stunning.
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03/12/2008 05:28:21 PM
great title - image works for me too.
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03/12/2008 03:42:53 PM
Stunning, one of my two favorites in this challenge. I love how what looks to be flowers look to be on fire.
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03/12/2008 11:34:42 AM
This one is just beautiful...and the title is perfect!
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03/12/2008 10:04:31 AM
I love the title.
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03/12/2008 09:49:53 AM
Very nice!
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03/12/2008 08:53:51 AM
Clever title for sure... very Blurgia O'Keefe
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03/12/2008 04:54:15 AM
nice abstract, like the firey motion here. a tad too dark IMO
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