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08/03/2007 12:10:47 PM · #176
Originally posted by Melethia:

Bear in mind that just because something might not strike my fancy doesn't mean it won't appeal to others. Figured I'd better offer that caveat. Lesley may luuurrrvveee something that I just see as a blurry picture. In which case, we'll go with Lesley's opinion. :-)

And whatever happened to Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers??


we had to put Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers on hold,
cus some people didnt want to play. ;)
it may or may not happen still.
08/03/2007 12:48:06 PM · #177
Originally posted by goodman:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Bear in mind that just because something might not strike my fancy doesn't mean it won't appeal to others. Figured I'd better offer that caveat. Lesley may luuurrrvveee something that I just see as a blurry picture. In which case, we'll go with Lesley's opinion. :-)

And whatever happened to Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers??


we had to put Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers on hold,
cus some people didnt want to play. ;)
it may or may not happen still.


don't not do it on my account. I started submitting here thinkng it was going to happen and I am ok if it does. I promise not to speak out about it anymore:)
08/03/2007 12:55:02 PM · #178
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08/03/2007 01:02:42 PM · #179
I hope I get a ShannonLee poem one day. :(
08/03/2007 01:18:57 PM · #180
Since I won't be around I'm posting tomorrow's now. (and if I get around to it maybe even Sunday's, lol)

It's been really hazy here lately...

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08/03/2007 01:24:58 PM · #181
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Day Four The Sunset Screen

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I'm slowly moving ahead of the calendar here 'cuz I will be gone for most of the last week in August.

R.
08/03/2007 01:37:52 PM · #182
Day 3 -

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08/03/2007 02:00:46 PM · #183
Originally posted by goodman:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Bear in mind that just because something might not strike my fancy doesn't mean it won't appeal to others. Figured I'd better offer that caveat. Lesley may luuurrrvveee something that I just see as a blurry picture. In which case, we'll go with Lesley's opinion. :-)

And whatever happened to Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers??


we had to put Ed and his fancy Esoteric Elitist Eschewers on hold,
cus some people didnt want to play. ;)
it may or may not happen still.


I would love to hear from some people why they think some of these images work and perhaps why some don't.

There's a lot of great images popping up but like Melethia said some seem to me like blurry pictures. It's hard to nail down in some cases why some that have been posted really work and why others don't.
08/03/2007 02:14:57 PM · #184
Originally posted by pawdrix:

I would love to hear from some people why they think some of these images work and perhaps why some don't.

You could start :-)

I think this thread is open for discussion as well as posting. Also, I've gotten some great comments directly on the images I've posted, where they are part of the photo's permanent record (unlike this thread, which will almost certainly fade away someday).

Message edited by author 2007-08-03 14:48:06.
08/03/2007 02:45:27 PM · #185
I tried a few more of these (in a different place), but only 2 turned out looking like anything other than a blurry picture. Not sure which one I like better. For now (and this will be my Sunday submission, lol) I choose this one. I like the streaky lines and the contrast of the sunlit leaves.

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08/03/2007 03:02:56 PM · #186
Originally posted by bob350:

The forest and the tree.
This impression of a large Douglas fir tree resulted from panning the camera up the trunk -- it took a fair number of tries to get a smooth result and reasonable exposure.
Nikon D200, 50 mm f1.4 lens, 0.4 sec, f/1.4

click here


Welcome to DPC! :)

You know, if you had not said that this was panning, I had thought it was raining in this image. :)
08/03/2007 03:20:12 PM · #187
Apologies for starting late (and for being cheeky in at least one of my processing descriptions), but I was getting ready to travel (the first) while my car was still in the shop, then traveling (car being finished and getting me the 1.5 hours to the airport), and then (today) settling in a bit. Now I'm here, should be here regularly (including commenting, of which I have so far done zero).

Day 1 - Ball

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Day 2 - Berries

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Day 3 - Bird and Rainbow

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I'm going to shoot for this project tomorrow with my "new" M42 mount (won't focus to infinity on a Nikon) Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/3.5, which I specifically bought because it's legendary . . . sharpness :)

Best,

Rob
08/03/2007 03:53:34 PM · #188
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08/03/2007 04:03:58 PM · #189
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08/03/2007 04:13:51 PM · #190
Have been trying to make the comments round, wow, am only on page four of the thread. My fingers are tired! :D

So, am giving comments a break and finally adding my day 2. Hadn't even got it to the thread yet and have had some comments. Thanks ladies! Appreciated. :)

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Day 2
08/03/2007 04:35:54 PM · #191
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08/03/2007 04:45:12 PM · #192
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

Originally posted by Melethia:

A humble request:

If a shot does NOT work for you, please don't be shy about saying so. The point of this, other than to have a blast not focusing and smearing vaseline on UV filters, is to learn a bit about what makes for a good not-sharply-focused picture. And yes, I realize it's a matter of taste - always is! But if something doesn't strike you as anything more than a blurry picture, say so (but do it kindly.) In other words, I don't want to be the only one that's saying so.... :-)


guilty.... :P I'll try, but I don't want to seem like a B**ch. Even critical comments from me are NEVER intended to be mean. just know that guys...and gals. I don't want anyone to be discouraged from thier path because of something I said. I want to further creativity and passion not kill it. and I know that some people I speak to off of DPC get VERY discouraged when a shot isn't appreciated by others the way they appreciate it. also I don't know anything about blur. it's new territory so take my comments with a grain of salt.

Well said, Crystal. I always try to get out of my own "box" and try to appreciate the photographer's perspective -- to try to see what they see. So, I don't give too many unappreciative comments because usually I can genuinely appreciate something of what the photographer appreciated. And I know NOTHING about blurry photography, and plan to learn everything I know here in this thread.
08/03/2007 04:49:19 PM · #193
In regard to Melethia's suggestion, I'm by no means an ass kisser, but for the most part, I'm attuned to this blur thing and I'm finding some really interesting things about most of the images. Not all but most. If something doesn't strike me - I don't think saying "oh it just looks like a blur" is really going to do anything. Instead, someone who does like it might say something that will make me think "oh yeah, I didn't see it that way, or I didn't think of that."

Ok, Deb. Put one up and I'll rip it to shreds. ROFL (just kidding)
08/03/2007 05:34:50 PM · #194
Missed a day or two, so here are two.
,Never thought it so hard to unsharpen mask. ahmmm picture.
the gecko took me 3 tries :)
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08/03/2007 06:11:29 PM · #195
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Yeh, finally I had some time to see all the Works in this thread. I impressed with the average quality. Congrats to all.

Message edited by author 2007-08-03 18:16:46.
08/03/2007 06:37:26 PM · #196
Day 3:
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08/03/2007 07:07:10 PM · #197
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Day 4

a night driving shot.
08/03/2007 07:50:36 PM · #198
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day 3

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day 4
08/03/2007 08:13:04 PM · #199
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My day 4
I'm going away next week and will be gone for almost two weeks, so just trying to get a few extra ones in before I go, hope y'all don't mind. : )
08/03/2007 08:27:40 PM · #200
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I am enjoying looking thru the images in this challenge, as it makes me think about a different aspect of getting images that have impact.
I will try to get some comments out as soon as time allows.
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