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Getting Ready For Race Day
Getting Ready For Race Day
MRubillo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: Doylestown, PA
Date: Oct 22, 2006
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/202
Galleries: Still Life, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

I measure bokeh by how pleasant or unpleasant the out of focus area of the picture is to my eye. I also look at how the out of focus area is associated with the in focus part of the image. With this in mind I thought this picture worked great for this challenge. Knowing the in focus part of the picture is a bike wheel you can then determine the blurred area is the back of the bike. The next part is a personal preference and I personally like the mix of dark greens and whites in the out of focus area.

I hope everyone enjoys this picture as much as I do.

Thank you for all of the supportive comments. Since this is only my second challenge picture it is nice to recieve positive feedback.

Statistics
Place: 239 out of 440
Avg (all users): 5.0635
Avg (commenters): 5.5833
Avg (participants): 5.0866
Avg (non-participants): 5.0400
Views since voting: 1064
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 252
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/01/2006 01:20:31 AM
i agree...it's a fantastic shot! and i love the border. completely under-rated but you should be proud of this shot.
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11/01/2006 12:50:31 AM
it is a great shot and under-rated. i've been kinda liking these sort of borders lately. :)
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11/01/2006 12:38:36 AM
i totaly agree with krafty1
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11/01/2006 12:31:31 AM
This photo is much better than your final score indicates. IMHO this is a fantastic shot. Great job! I'm adding it to my faves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 11:14:11 PM
I like this a lot. Great take on the subject. Unique among all the photos I've seen thus far.
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10/31/2006 06:09:24 AM
This is what it is all about - great use of foreground bokeh.
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10/31/2006 05:35:04 AM
tells a story..nice one!!
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10/30/2006 05:28:01 PM
hum...bokeh in the foreground...original!
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10/29/2006 09:23:01 AM
I really like the idea behind this shot, but find the foreground and pedal in the top of the image a bit distracting.
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10/28/2006 06:54:42 PM
This is actually a really cool looking picture. One instance where big fat borders on two sides really works. The selective focus is excellent here, and you have a front bokeh that's awesome. ~10
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10/26/2006 04:48:42 PM
I find the border very distracting.
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10/26/2006 08:26:53 AM
Nice capture, the only thing I don't like is the framing with the thick black bars.
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10/25/2006 11:54:55 PM
Not what I would consider boken, to much detail in background to me.
10/25/2006 09:08:55 PM
Original shot - the thick top/bottom border is very attractive on this on. Good work!
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10/25/2006 01:42:12 PM
the border kills it for me
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10/25/2006 02:39:58 AM
too narrow a frame...my eye is not drawn immediatly to the focus of the subject.
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