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Dragon Encounter
Dragon Encounter

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Marietta, GA
Date: Nov 29, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Animals, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2003

I really didn't know how to use this technique but knew I needed a shot of this dragon statue made of metal (actually car bumpers). Used Gaussian blur, unsharpen mask, and levels.

Place: 94 out of 99
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Votes: 143
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12/08/2003 10:47:42 PM
It's a very cool statue in Marietta, GA on Terrell Mill Rd. just west of I-75. There is also a knight battling the beast but I had to crop him for the sake of composition - he's very cool too. I will probably revisit this spot for a future challenge for a technique where I know what I'm doing. Thanks for your comment. Steve

Message edited by author 2003-12-08 23:00:39.
12/08/2003 01:21:40 AM
Where did you find that? I love it! I'm going to have to visit that spot just to examen the craftsmenship on the dragon. Maybe if I take enough notes I can replicate it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 04:08:25 PM
this is just plain out of focus
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12/01/2003 10:10:48 PM
out of focus... particularly 'contrasty' as well but I bet there are some excellent photo opportunities in this one :)
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12/01/2003 06:58:49 PM
Woah. This looks like a scene out of a movie with special effects. I assume this is a sculpture, those are funky reflections. Wish both front feet were in the frame and the dragon had a bit more room around him, would give more of a feeling he was about to take off. I'f afraid your attempt at soft focus just looks too much like out of focus.
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12/01/2003 03:06:44 PM
The dragon is lost in the back ground.
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