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Collection: Blurry_Pics
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date: Aug 11, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Architecture, Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2007

Viewed: 701
Comments: 4
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Shot from an airliner on approach to LAX ... edited to try and make it look like a model.

-Handheld
-Gradient selection to isolate top
-Duplicated BG and applied Gaussian Blur at 33 pixel radius through gradient mask
-RGB Curve
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0 applied twice (enhances contrast)
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 applied three times
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 391kb

File: LA-Mini_IMG_4184-DPC.jpg
Link to re-sized original:
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09/14/2007 05:18:26 PM
Originally posted by Kali:

The effect doesn't seem to be as effective on this one. Maybe narrowing the gap for what's sharp and cropping out most of the sky would help...

Yeah, I've actually done that a bit compared to my first version, though I decided to leave the sky; I'll see if I can move the margin where the blur begins to just above the first building.
09/14/2007 03:35:37 PM
The effect doesn't seem to be as effective on this one. Maybe narrowing the gap for what's sharp and cropping out most of the sky would help... to me it just seems like LA has some really bad smog, not so mini.
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09/14/2007 01:29:57 PM
Nice effect. Cool.
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09/14/2007 10:39:26 AM
Very cool. I wish I were landing there. Miss my sis who lives there.
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