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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: England
Date: Apr 13, 2007
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2007

I used the pen tool in Photoshop to extract one battery, made a selection from this extraction, inverted it and then made a new layer from this selection. I then applied radial blur/zoom to this layer three times at 90% and changed the opacity to 60% for this layer to produce this simple effect.

Statistics
Place: 208 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.8982
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8824
Avg (non-participants): 5.9375
Views since voting: 589
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 167
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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05/12/2007 03:23:08 PM
Hi from the critique club
What can I say, IMO this is a superb composition. I love the abstract quality. To me it advocates non-conformity. A bit like photography really many people can photograph the same subject matter but one will stand out from the rest, because of a discerning change of approach. I think that the score is reflective of DCP voters understanding and preference rather than the shot itself
I honestly cannot find fault with it, if I try to I would then disagree with myself. As you put it yourself a relatively simple manipulation has turned your shot into a great image. So many people tend to over do enhancement and kill a shot. This is spot on.
I hope you find this critique useful and I wish you good luck in future challenge entries.
Regards Rosie
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2007 09:42:54 PM
excellent and creative shot. well done.
05/04/2007 01:59:30 PM
I can't really say why I like this so much, but truly it is a great work of art. I don't know if this was accomplished with expert editing or out of the camera and I don't really care....it works in lighting, composition and flow. 10
05/02/2007 09:08:58 PM
Cool concept shot. Very clever way on putting the looser expert editing rules to really good use.


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