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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Columbus Ohio
Date: Sep 5, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Backlit oak tree in my backyard.

Shot with a slow shutter and zoom blur.

Import from RAW, Levels, Saturation.

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.6846
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5959
Avg (non-participants): 5.7697
Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 298
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/14/2005 12:33:29 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments!! This is the first image that I have done that has received so many remarks.

For those of you who asked, this is a simple zoom blur taken of a tree with the sun directly behind the trunk.

A zoom blur is easily done with a good tripod and any zoom lens - simply lock the camera down tight, choose a good aperture and a fairly slow shutter - in this case 1/25th of a second. While you release the shutter with one hand, your free hand takes hold of the zoom ring on the lens and rotates in or out while the shutter is open. The length of the lens and the amount of twist you give the zoom ring will determine how long the blurred lines are. Pretty simple, eh? Its a cool effect and since it is all done in camera, it tends to add a unique approach to some shots.

Thanks again for all of the comments - I do appreciate everyone's feedback!

Message edited by author 2005-09-14 00:56:04.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:58:02 PM
A great zoom look, 8
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09/13/2005 06:10:29 PM
Woah! Trippy! Seems like its gonna fall on me. I like it a lot.
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09/13/2005 03:41:29 PM
Love it !
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09/12/2005 08:07:23 PM
Cool zoom blurr, I like what it does to the leaves.
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09/12/2005 05:42:41 PM
Love it! Very nice job creating an interesting shot out of this challenge subject.
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09/11/2005 11:07:16 PM
Like your zoom technique - great color
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09/11/2005 07:21:40 PM
Lot of punch .... well done!
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09/09/2005 07:18:55 PM
wow. thats crazy. looks like tie-dye. wow...cool for a shirt tho.
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09/09/2005 04:28:20 PM
wow. Didn't expect to see so much motion in any of the branch photos.
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09/08/2005 08:08:29 PM
Made me instantly dizzy! LOL Wild!
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09/08/2005 06:23:19 PM
this photo makes me dizzy...
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09/08/2005 04:39:07 PM
Interesting effect. I would like to know how you did it!
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09/08/2005 04:25:36 PM
Im assuming thisis a time exposure with a zoom lens. I must admit I am very dissapointed with the creativity in this challenge. So many trees. But I do like this image its a stound out 6. Its still a tree.
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09/08/2005 10:59:24 AM
i never think to use that trick....
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09/08/2005 10:36:12 AM
very nice, one of the best in this challange, the effect is cool!
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09/08/2005 12:43:35 AM
Very cool. Nice zoom effect. To bad you had to go through the verification. The one down side to dgital photography is that nobody believes the in-camera effects anymore. I experience this on my very first challenge. Overall, a very good photo and unique in presentation.
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09/07/2005 11:19:43 PM
Wow. not sure how you did this..but Wow.
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09/07/2005 10:52:12 PM
that is quite the effect. your picture is inventive and eye catching
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09/07/2005 10:04:55 PM
I like this photo, but it honestly makes my eyes hurt from such a blur.
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09/07/2005 09:45:42 PM
I'm Dizzy!!
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09/07/2005 04:08:55 PM
whoaa! that's enough to make yer head spin. nice job with the effect.
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09/07/2005 03:17:24 PM
is this photo taken by zooming in/out as you take the shot? I really like this one well done!
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09/07/2005 02:09:41 PM
Was this quick use of a zoom lens - very nice well done
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09/07/2005 01:51:04 PM
How did you do this? That looks amazing, probably will be my favorite. Nice Job
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09/07/2005 01:20:16 PM
too difficult on the eyes
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09/07/2005 08:39:35 AM
Wow! How'd you do that?
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09/07/2005 08:13:12 AM
A spectacular nightmarish effect. I love the trick of moving the lens during a long exposure like that. I think you could have chosen a better title however that reflects the nature of the shot, like hallucinations or something.
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09/07/2005 04:20:14 AM
Very cool! 10
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09/07/2005 01:34:40 AM
wow.so different.i don't know how u did this but it's the best.10
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