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January Afternoon
January Afternoon
bspurgeon


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Lensbaby Lensbaby Muse
Date: Jan 27, 2012
Aperture: f/177
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2012

Pinhole Optic

Statistics
Place: 174 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.6803
Avg (commenters): 8.3529
Avg (participants): 5.8879
Avg (non-participants): 5.1250
Views since voting: 519
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 147
Comments: 27
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/18/2012 10:08:58 AM
Great story telling blur; helps to have the stationary young girl in the pic, and her head position adds to the story.
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02/15/2012 09:13:17 AM
i think her head is titled just a little bit too far
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02/15/2012 01:17:21 AM
Of your duckpond images this one is the one I like best. There's so much to hold my interest and the portrayal of mood is wonderful. I think the posture of the figure adds so much to this.
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02/08/2012 10:19:19 PM
You have to share credit with the ducks. They swam perfectly for you. A ballet of ducks. Someone should make a ballet about a lake full of ... oh, never mind.
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02/08/2012 09:54:34 PM
Ben, your pinhole at 6400ISO shots are wonderful. Just the right amount of soft blurry noise.
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02/08/2012 09:08:36 PM
Wonderful mood and feel. I like how you "muted" this scene (which was probably rather busy in real life) with your interpretation.
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02/08/2012 01:20:06 PM
all mood, timeless beyond time, and how did you get the model to tilt her head just so...
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02/08/2012 12:07:04 PM
exceptional image Ben, well worthy of the Blue, congrats.
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02/08/2012 01:55:13 AM
Yup there's the blue hand... :) Oddly I appreciated it enough for a 7. These images are growing on me, like a fungus :)
If you ever win a challenge with a pinhole shot how are you going to validate it? :) Email them a picture of the tin foil with needle hole? hehe.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 08:35:36 PM
What a beautiful image! Back to bump and this is just too fascinating and pleasing not to add to my favs. 10.
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02/07/2012 08:31:53 PM
bravo

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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02/07/2012 11:41:46 AM
Wonderful sense of movement and light.
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02/06/2012 10:43:37 PM
Impressive BW, an image that affords viewing time.
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02/04/2012 02:11:48 PM
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: Ben, I know this is yours but I'm not letting that exclude me from commenting or scoring. I love how relaxed this is - it makes me what to take a deep breath; it feels like a warm evening. The blurry ducks are amazing - just enough form to remain coherent. I'm particularly fond of the trees in the background and how they seem to be illuminated. Of course, your daughter is so important. Like a catalyst, I feel she doesn't take an active role in the image but none of it would work if she were absent.

Critical stuff: I'm not sure I like that lighter area below the wall of the left edge of the frame.

Overall: Marvellously understated stuff.
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02/04/2012 04:44:55 AM
Was it meant to be this out of focus? It's not bad, it actually works well I find.
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02/03/2012 08:58:19 PM
Looks like a lazy, dreamy sort of afternoon, just watching the ducks in the pond.
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02/03/2012 07:14:15 PM
Like a zone plate dream...
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02/03/2012 04:48:34 PM
a work in charcoal....
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02/03/2012 04:47:31 AM
Lovely, lovely, lovely; like a long lost memory found again. It's fascinating how certain recollections seem to be our common property. 8 & thank you.
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02/02/2012 10:41:00 PM
Like a vague memory from my childhood.
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02/02/2012 09:35:30 AM
Beautiful mood here!
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02/02/2012 03:14:23 AM
There's a posthumous award in this.
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02/01/2012 05:59:55 PM
Beautiful grainy image. This just has such a serene feel to it. Excellent job.10
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02/01/2012 03:57:18 PM
The magical light is coming from those branches in the back. Delightful.
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02/01/2012 12:11:45 PM
Very nice.
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02/01/2012 04:39:06 AM
Time does go too quickly doesn't it? Least that's what I got from this. Love it. Love the ducks. Love the grain. Got yourself a fav and 10
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02/01/2012 12:12:23 AM
This is so gorgeous I could stare at it for hours. Thanks. 10 faving it as well.
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