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The front yard
The front yard

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Challenge: Starburst B&W (Minimal Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L
Location: Taichung city, Taiwan
Date: Apr 18, 2021
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 10
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2021

The front yard of my apartment building in Taichung, looking down from the 24th floor.

I took this handheld - with 2.5 seconds exposure time. The in body stabilization really works!

[Apr. 29th, 2021 09:35:44 AM]

Well, not quite - I redid the photograph because the ISO was pushed up too high to my liking and now I ended up with 10 seconds exposure. That was a bit too much for handheld, so I had to use a tripod.

But the result is intriguing, in particular how nice the starbursts turned out. The 9 blade diaphragm makes an 18-ray star that is quite nice!

I enjoyed learning a new technique, and I thank all voters for their appreciation and, even more so, their comments.

[Post challenge]
For those with doubts: this was shot in perfect agreement with the challenge requirements: no filters, no processing - just diaphragm settings to get the desired effect. Aperture f/22, Focal Length 28mm, Exposure 10 seconds, ISO 1600.

Place: 4 out of 16
Avg (all users): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5385
Views since voting: 274
Views during voting: 82
Votes: 35
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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05/04/2021 04:34:02 AM
Such a beautiful image. Many congrats on your HM.
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05/03/2021 05:30:30 PM
this should have totally beaten my entry in this challenge .. it's so sharp and clean .. and those starbursts are absolutely perfect ..
thanks for the info .. I love reading the backstories .. :)
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05/03/2021 01:33:19 PM
great image for the challenge and the starburst are awesome.
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05/03/2021 08:29:36 AM
Beautiful image
And I will agree with Golfer below
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05/03/2021 06:05:40 AM
Congrats on 4th and thank you for the explanation. Outstanding!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2021 09:54:11 PM
Except for that lower bottom one, the starbursts are understated, which I appreciate. The entirety of the image is intricate and enjoyable to explore. The variety of shapes and lines, then, is engaging while avoiding being cacophanous. So suitable for a black and white treatment.
Personal favorite of the challenge.
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05/02/2021 09:51:51 PM
Perfectly sharp. If this was done without a star filter itís amazing! My choice for a ribbon.
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04/29/2021 12:39:01 AM
if i showed this to any of my family members they would be blown away ..
i'm including myself in that lineup ..
this is a total WOW ... and an incredible image ..
and look at those starbursts dotted around like wonderful electric flowers ..
it doesnt get much better than this .. considering the minimal edit ruleset ..
ribbon for sure .. :)
not voting yet .. :)
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04/27/2021 02:51:20 PM
In my top five.
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