DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
A moment of beauty you stumble upon
A moment of beauty you stumble upon
Neat


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Pentax
Location: Somewhere in WA
Date: Dec 19, 2011
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Black and White, Blur
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2011

Well the thing about vacations is you take loads of photos, and then you come back, view them and think "now which one for the f/s".
I had too many to choose from and that's always my dilemma, so I just thought I'd go for the shot out of a moving car, hey why not, it's unlikely I'll ever win a FS so I just go for the image that moves me the most.

I was listening to "Time by Bens Brother" at the time of uploading this photo and when it was time to enter the title of the photo he sung "A moment of beauty you stumble upon" and I thought 'thats it'. I'm pretty sure I have another photo with that title as well. That song is so inspirational.



I simply used the panning motion to take this, locked my camera on the tree then held it along as long as possible then fire the shutter using 1/20 th speed.



Statistics
Place: 75 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.9929
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9615
Avg (non-participants): 6.0833
Views since voting: 587
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 140
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
01/08/2012 11:22:04 AM
A beautiful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 10:24:45 AM
I couldn't figure out how you kept the tree in focus but everything else was blurry. I just read your explaination. You did a fantastic job with this and it should have scored much higher in my opinion. I gave it an 8. Amazing shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 08:19:18 AM
love the motion you've captured and perfect in B&W
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 07:54:36 AM
I think you made an excellent choice. Eerily fascinating image. I hope to take more risks with my 2012 entries. I think this one paid off for you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 02:41:28 AM
this must be top ten..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2012 11:26:22 PM
remarkable

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

artpost.jpg
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/07/2012 10:16:40 PM
Cinematic feel, emotive. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2012 03:40:44 AM
Hauntingly beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2012 08:10:28 PM
Such an interesting and lovely effect you have achieved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2012 12:30:25 AM
Love this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2012 06:47:54 PM
This is great. I don't know how you did it but I love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2012 02:30:08 PM
love the motion captured here - it is the shot we all hope to get while moving in car/train/etc.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2012 06:59:39 AM
lovely old gnarled tree, I assume the background is a PS filter effect?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2012 01:04:13 AM
I love the movement and atriness of this 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2012 10:14:33 PM
I gave this a 9. The tones are perfect and the blur of the background while keeping the main tree more in focus make this image spectacular. DPC members are a finicky bunch but I hope to see this in the top 10 at least! Good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2012 10:13:27 PM
Fragments of intense beauty and possible happiness ...
I imagine gazelles and long eared rabbits and the promise of rain.
Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2012 02:39:53 PM
Contemplating the ages as they speed by
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2012 07:25:06 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: An amalgam of sharpness and movement blur - like a linear tomogram... Panning from a moving vehicle? Whatever the technique, it is most effective. I really like your toning choices too with its wonderful greenish hue.

Critical stuff: Nothing

Overall: A very effective image - technique used to deliberate artistic intent. Well played.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/18/2017 12:34:51 AM EST.