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The Grand Finale
The Grand Finale

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Challenge: Fireworks VI (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Owatonna, Minnesota
Date: Jul 4, 2013
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: between 1 and 5+ sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2013


Place: 4 out of 37
Avg (all users): 6.7531
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 6.4762
Avg (non-participants): 6.8500
Views since voting: 942
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 81
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/16/2013 10:42:25 AM
very few get to see fireworks through a gravity distortion lens, i like that you gave us a chance.
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07/15/2013 03:11:37 AM
Congrats on the HM. I like how you've filled the frame.
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07/14/2013 05:01:46 PM
This one cracks me up. I do enjoy it, but for the reasons Cory gives it messes with my head too. The physics of it are SO screwed up... Congrats on HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2013 04:42:48 PM
Very well done. Great job on catching the action.
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07/09/2013 09:07:14 PM
Simply wonderful. Great color and details. My favorite in this challenge.
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07/08/2013 02:40:07 PM
Love the colors!!
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07/07/2013 12:53:15 AM
Nice job filling the frame - colors and exposure are good.
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07/06/2013 01:42:14 PM
Nicely done. Not overexposed.
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07/06/2013 10:46:01 AM
A lot of beauty to look at.
Funny how some of the blasts appear to be curving UP.
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07/06/2013 01:25:58 AM
A fairly well executed version of this type of image at first glance, however after inspecting this for a few minutes, I'm afraid that I've found it wanting in several respects.

The bursts have been rotated, leaving the effects of gravity all messed up.

As a result, the physics of this image are distracting to my eye, and it does diminish the enjoyment for me somewhat.

There is also a degree of varying sharpness here, and that is somewhat distracting as well.

Still, not a bad job, you certainly did create an image that most will, at first glance, find quite pleasing.
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