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Purple Circle
Purple Circle

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 80-200 f/2.8L
Location: Morley, Leeds
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

Tried all sorts of shots in the park for the Shallow DOF comp - got nowhere.

Got home and put the Xmas lights on and had an idea.

I draped them across the room like a clothes line, attaching them to my tripod head, then took a series of shots focussing on one light, leaving the others to blur at F2.8.

Only edit was a crop in PS and a resize to 640 wide and a hue/sat "colourise" to get it looking purple

Place: 167 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.3043
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 4.9672
Avg (non-participants): 5.5714
Views since voting: 970
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 276
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:51:31 PM
nice image
12/27/2005 12:13:04 AM
So simple, so striking, so suttle as well.............
12/26/2005 07:16:57 PM
12/26/2005 02:00:45 PM
Nice abstract.
12/25/2005 08:09:29 PM
to much contrast...hard on eyes
12/24/2005 05:23:16 AM
This is a very interesting, almost abstract, picture to me. I would've liked to see maybe one more light that was in focus...or one more that was more in focus.
12/23/2005 03:03:51 PM
lovely. (it may help that I like purple. ;-)
12/22/2005 02:26:30 PM
Your composition of the out of focus lights really makes this shot. Nice job.
12/22/2005 09:03:27 AM
Very nice! It's your composition that creates the flow of lights, that really make this photo great.
12/21/2005 06:47:44 PM
a little too bright for me but great idea and composition
12/21/2005 02:35:14 AM
I love this image due to it's creativity and stark simplicity. 7

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