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The Psychedelic Experience
The Psychedelic Experience

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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: basement
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2005

Guitar with bunched up Christmas lights in the background.
I know it's a weird shot but I'm going for abstract this time =)

I expect to get comments about the DOF being too shallow, but I had to set to 1.8 to get the bokeh effect I desired with the lights.

I'll be impressed with anyone who notices the sixth string is missing =)

Lens: Nikkor 50mm 1.8

Place: 105 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.4956
Avg (commenters): 6.4444
Avg (participants): 5.3051
Avg (non-participants): 5.7000
Views since voting: 1362
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 228
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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01/24/2005 07:19:25 PM
Thanks Thamer, much appreciated!
01/24/2005 05:15:03 PM
I gave this a 10 for the same reasons you liked it, creative stuff indeed!
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01/18/2005 01:01:18 PM
Wow, thanks Denis.
Glad you got the jimi hendrix ref (well I hope that's what you meant by Jimmy) in the title, that's exactly what I was going for!
01/17/2005 04:11:10 PM
I'm somewhat discriminating of titles and I have to say you are hands down the best titler i've seen here. Your headlines are concise and often basted with witty insights of philosophy and pop culture. I love em'!

Jimmy would have digged that sheen. 3 faves, nice!
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01/17/2005 11:43:59 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.
Glad to know at least some of you liked it as much as I did :D
01/17/2005 06:01:21 AM
Wonderful idea... I may just copy this setup at some point!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2005 11:45:21 PM
as a musician and photographer, I find this photo appealing on many levels.
Great use of color and good control of DOF. nice job.
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01/14/2005 08:38:01 PM
wow! those colors just POP! this looks like somebody went to a lot of effort to make this image happen. good luck!
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01/12/2005 01:08:38 PM
Another bokeh overkill, but not to worry. You have created a unique image whuth that abstract look and all is forgiven. Bumping up.
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01/12/2005 10:32:49 AM
Wonderful bokeh! 10
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01/11/2005 09:19:10 PM
I love guitar shots and yours is an excellent job. There is much here for the eye to feast on. The multi-colored lights in the background are a treat and the reflection of the lights on the strings/fretboard are a touch of genius. I wish more of the guitar in the foreground were sharply focussed, giving the eye a natural "home base" to return to. Still, the bokeh kicks ass.
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01/11/2005 06:42:22 AM
Maybe you got a little hooked on the bokeh idea - which I've also seen in many of the challenge entries here. I like the idea, but I think the DOF is too shallow since the only thing I can see, is the "Jackson" logo.
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01/10/2005 09:04:35 PM
all bokeh, no substance, in my eye. The picture's all about the blobs, the rest is incidental. seems backlwards to me. but stunning bokeh.
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01/10/2005 02:09:33 PM
The short definition of Bokeh from KenRockwell.com, which I am using for voting on this challenge: "Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light." Definitely present, and so colorul. Is the subject enhanced by the bokeh of the background? Somewhat. This shot feels a bit contrived, and I wish there was just a little more of the guitar in focus. Nice effect on the neck though.
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01/10/2005 01:08:12 PM
Very nice boken, round and colorful! I'd like to see just a bit more of the guitar, or jsut a bit more in focus. Nice image...
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01/10/2005 01:01:29 AM
wonderful idea and wonderfully executed
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