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Boatmen in a Song
Boatmen in a Song

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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Location: Venice, Italy
Date: Oct 19, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006


Place: 432 out of 440
Avg (all users): 2.9455
Avg (commenters): 2.4783
Avg (participants): 2.8905
Avg (non-participants): 3.0083
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 257
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/06/2006 01:08:35 PM
Yeah, I agree with Traff that this image is good. The tones seem a little off... maybe autolevels or curves would help - but I think this is the only thing that keeps it from being, to me, an *outstanding* abstract.
11/01/2006 07:06:44 AM
Even I'd have to acknowledge it DNMC and I like to be liberal on that (motion blur is not boke) but... what the heck this is an absolute killer image.
Maybe now that the challenge is over you could consider cloning out the bright highlights on the second boatman, they kind of intrude on the painterly effect for me. In an ideal world I guess the figure right at front would have been a boatman too - just a touch of a red stripe on his shirt would have really set the image off - but I'm being really picky now. Great work - its position in the challenge is not a reflection of its true worth.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 01:32:11 PM
Not at all in focus so no area is contrasting with others like the challenge is wanting
10/30/2006 05:51:27 PM
No Bokeh
10/29/2006 10:18:46 AM
Not sure what the in-focus subject is ...
10/28/2006 09:09:57 AM
Motion blur because you or the camera has moved isn't Bokeh, for Bokeh, the background is blurred because of the depth of field of your aperture, and the distance of the background from the lens. I'd guess you had to use a slow shutter speed due to the low light, which isnt ideal this challenge. Flash and/or a higher ISO setting would have been the only way to get the subjects in sharp focus, but any kind of true Bokeh would have been difficult in this situation.
10/27/2006 06:24:14 PM
the entire image is out of focus
10/27/2006 09:23:33 AM
Nice abstract, but I don't see any bokeh.
10/27/2006 07:42:43 AM
Rather than bokeh that adds to the picture, this just looks like a blurry picture to me. Sorry
10/27/2006 12:26:26 AM
I like this! I can hear the song looking at this. Daring entry :)
10/26/2006 08:14:03 PM
This appears to be more blurry than bokeh.
10/26/2006 06:19:59 PM
10/26/2006 05:47:52 PM
I'm guessing that you are being trashed for using motion blur to produce bokeh. The guy that invented the term 'bokeh' as applied to photography specifically excluded motion blur and camera shake in his definition, I believe. Yours is a good picture under any definition.
10/26/2006 04:46:40 PM
I think that some part of the shot should be in focus.
10/26/2006 03:51:28 PM
The colors are pretty, but there's so much motion blur that I can't tell what's going on.
10/26/2006 12:51:49 PM
Very out of focus/blurred.
10/25/2006 11:30:41 PM
Not what I would consider boken, to much detail in background to me.
10/25/2006 11:21:00 PM
nothing's in focus
10/25/2006 04:04:37 PM
I donít see how a completely motion blurred image qualifies as bokeh
10/25/2006 02:48:21 PM
nice one. but I don't see the in-focus part
10/25/2006 01:20:35 PM
Looks like camera movement to me. Probably best not to drink and take pictures at the same time.
10/25/2006 01:12:04 PM
i think this is judt blurry your shutter speed was too slow
10/25/2006 11:16:42 AM
While I think you'll get reamed for everything being out of focus, I like the atmosphere in this photo. The man on the right, however, throws it off a bit due to his non-uniform appearance.
10/25/2006 10:02:17 AM
bokeh would require something to be in sharp focus. I do not see anythinh in focus
10/25/2006 09:35:10 AM
What the??? Do you want fries with that shake?

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