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Ice Man

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Long Beach
Date: Nov 18, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 3.2
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2012

A fun thing to try from time to time is to shoot in a low light situation is to take aim, keep the camera focused in the direction of your subject, and walk by. (I do this from the hip mostly since if I shoot with the camera to my eye, I tend to run into things.) So this is one such shooting - at the Aquarium of the Pacific, while a gentleman and his child were looking into one of the tanks. The fun thing is seeing what you end up with... most of the experiments can be enjoyed then deleted but every now and then you get a good one!

A couple others taken with this method:

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Place: 85 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.8947
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.0471
Avg (non-participants): 5.4483
Views since voting: 490
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 114
Comments: 24
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/18/2014 03:47:30 PM
beautifully balanced blue treat.
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05/24/2013 10:16:06 PM
Very cool, Deb!!! It's like an alien abduction. :)
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05/24/2013 10:08:36 PM
This is fantastic Deb!!! I can't believe it didn't do better!
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12/10/2012 05:54:59 PM
Gorgeous blue blur.. wonderful comment trail except I don't know how anyone could find this creepy! I think it's soothing. Congrats on the mention too.
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12/08/2012 05:19:40 PM
one of my favorites in the free study. I never got back for ribbon giving.
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12/08/2012 10:24:12 AM
Came back to see if you put any notes on this--you did! I enjoy motion blur & will give this technique a try as soon as I can. There is a feeling of stillness in the subject but motion in the surrounding light that keeps me looking. Definitely, a keeper. 10.
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12/08/2012 04:50:47 AM
Aha. This was yours - well, got an 8 from me. My kind of blur did better than you reported early on

Message edited by author 2012-12-08 04:51:13.
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12/08/2012 02:35:25 AM
Well, this one was an 8 from me, and up in my top 10 of the challenge. Vastly under appreciated. Keep with the experiments!
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12/08/2012 12:34:13 AM
Did quite well with the collective for a blur shot, you know how risky those can be score-wise. Got a 9 from me, however. Oh, look, an "unconventional eye" comment from Paul! Nicely played!
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12/08/2012 12:28:42 AM
Fascinating image. A longer look and a couple of favorites. Nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2012 09:47:27 PM
Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous abstract with so much to wonder about. There are stories to be told here.
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12/07/2012 06:59:50 PM
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12/07/2012 01:11:25 PM
beautifully creative
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12/07/2012 10:17:49 AM
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12/07/2012 07:10:14 AM
Fantastically abstract. The blues are very alluring
Voted earlier
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12/05/2012 12:50:27 AM
Very artistic and I love it. Would love to know how this was created. 8
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12/04/2012 08:14:24 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: Fascinating image - so rich in its presentation of colour. The degree of blur is fantastic - oodles of mystery but with maintenance of the shape of the figure. I feel we are high, looking over his shoulder; I'm intrigued by the red thing by his right foot (assuming I'm right about the orientation) - is it a pot plant? Ahead into the light, the sense of mystery is almost mystical - like a light in the woods - alien abduction dream incarnate!

Critical stuff: Nope

Overall: Very successful image.
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12/03/2012 10:13:41 AM
Mysterious, and a bit creepy.
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12/03/2012 03:29:16 AM
Solitude and sadness, won't last long. Beautifully created.
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12/02/2012 07:37:27 PM
I love the abxtact textures & the splash of red. One of my favourite images of this free study!
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12/02/2012 12:46:37 PM
Nice image, give me the feeling of standing in one of those glacier caves, producing those nice blue colours.
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12/02/2012 10:19:45 AM
I see an ice dog also. Very nice
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12/02/2012 07:00:40 AM
Brilliant blues~
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12/01/2012 08:51:09 AM
how nice. Reminds me of:
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