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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: The city
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Urban, Blur
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2007

Viewed: 659
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)

day one
Reflection in a shop window.
PP included a little cross processing,
some levels and curves, and although it sounds strange in a blurry challenge, a bit of sharpening to exaggerate the grain/noise :)

oh, there was no movement of the camera.

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08/29/2007 03:56:50 PM
from blurgeois pedagogues:

Blur is a painter. He tries to make a cartoon of our world, an irreverent graffito. You want this guy in your corner when the world inside your little frame is getting dull. If you are lucky, he will, like a good cartoonist, make an instant emotional connection with us, a story instantly told or imagined, a compelling, almost anxious, sense that something is happening RIGHT NOW!
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08/07/2007 11:49:44 PM
i really like this
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08/07/2007 11:42:26 PM
amazing. it makes me look and think, and I like that.
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08/05/2007 08:06:51 PM
wow amazing stuff man!
Love it!
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08/05/2007 08:06:28 AM
Peaking through the curtain of clarity that we think we exist in to the real world, one hidden in shades and tones and haziness in which we impress on our visions our own preconceptions of what it means to perceive, of what it means to be real.
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08/03/2007 03:44:34 PM
How cool! This would have made a great shadow entry. The shapes, colors, texture. . . all of it make a most appealing image!
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08/03/2007 10:07:23 AM
Window Watcher :)

I like how you can't see the person on the left, but can just make out the wavy/curly hair. Almost as if we are watching the person covertly, as they watch out the window. Nice effect. :)
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08/02/2007 09:56:41 PM
the grainy textures & tones set this up, the silhouette carries it home..there is a lot happening here & yet it seems so effortless in the image...
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08/02/2007 09:13:10 PM
I'm just mass commenting. opened a whole bunch of pictures and am going through one by one. but when I saw this I was like "Yess!! Now this I Looooove" and of friggen course it's yours. you can't seem to take a picture I don't like. It's getting spooky. If I faved everything of yours I wanted to I'd look like a crazy stalker or something. lol. Lovely again.
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08/02/2007 08:57:54 PM
Cool use of renegade sharpening to add more blurred complexity to the shot. Nice patterning of different shapes.
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08/02/2007 11:51:30 AM
Excellent, distant looking, the shapes and lines come together so well in this one.
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08/02/2007 12:16:41 AM
the amount of blur is just right i think to give this picture a mysterious look. makes me wonder what i'm not seeing in this picture. beautiful composition.
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08/01/2007 11:57:24 PM
This one grabbed me from thumbnail and didnt dissapoint once opened up. Shapes and lines, colors and flow can all come out and stand strong when not having to focus on a specific point or primary subject matter. There is a line between just a blurry picture and a picture that is made because of the non focus. This is one of them. I am also drawn to the texture that can come with images like these. This has a great feel to it.
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08/01/2007 09:45:51 PM
Um...wow. This is so beautiful. I would hang this on my wall. :)
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08/01/2007 09:14:02 PM
Cripes. Nothing to say. :/ Striking and gorgeous.
Edit: I guess I could mention the perfectly framed angles and dissecting lines framing the indistinct human figure, because they're really making this for me.

Message edited by author 2007-08-01 21:14:49.
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08/01/2007 08:27:47 PM
WOW!
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08/01/2007 07:57:20 PM
very cool, I love window shots
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08/01/2007 04:46:13 PM
OH!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! The processing adds so much to the mystery of this photo...woh it is, wwhere they are gonig... etc. It's wonderful.
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08/01/2007 03:45:12 PM
Nick what AWESOME tones and colours here - just lovely.
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08/01/2007 02:20:24 PM
hey nick !!! .. here's a challenge that you'll just shine in .. and wot a start .. this is just excellent ..
i found that CS3 has cross processing as a preset in curves .. how great is that !! ... you use that cross processing to perfection and your image is just wonderful .. reflections work so well with the imperfections on the reflective surface .. to me those imperfections really add another layer of excellence to this image .. :)
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08/01/2007 01:27:40 PM
Cool.
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08/01/2007 01:24:14 PM
Oh yeah baby!! Acidic blur rocks.
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08/01/2007 12:59:29 PM
What a great start Nick. Wonderful image, colors are amazing.
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08/01/2007 12:52:07 PM
your editing blows me out the window. speaking of window, was this shot with a window of sorts? oh, yes, it was... just read your comments. totally awesome man, totally awesome. pictures like this get me even more excited for this challenge!
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08/01/2007 11:56:08 AM
Love the composition, very mysterious, awesome color and processing technique!
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08/01/2007 11:52:09 AM
dark, soft, urban, grid matrix, tone matched human walking/hanging on this flat, gorgeous reflected pane.
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08/01/2007 11:42:37 AM
Squigglies, shapes, lines, color - all there. As a thumb, the figure is apparent, but I like that when it's opened, the figure is more subtle, more blended into the scene.
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08/01/2007 11:13:51 AM
Fantastic - really. The colors, or color as it were, is fabulous, as well as the whole composition. Is that a hank of hair on the left? In any case, it adds some mystery.
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08/01/2007 10:38:37 AM
The blur has purpose here and it works...it makes the image, it isn't gimmicky...this rocks.
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08/01/2007 10:24:20 AM
i like it, i'm such an acid freak, raw and yummy
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08/01/2007 10:11:51 AM
Love the effects captured. Intensely emotive image. Great work.
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08/01/2007 10:00:33 AM
Beautiful use of cross processing and the textures are wonderful.
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08/01/2007 09:40:03 AM
Very imaginative photograph, lots of great texture. Excellent!
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