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The Chaotic Blur of Traveling
The Chaotic Blur of Traveling
Melethia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4 sec
Galleries: Blur
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

Hopefully this meets the challenge. It's chaotic, it's blurred, it's disorganized, and yet I think the color of the lights and the silhouettes of the travelers make it interesting. It's supposed to represent that harried, hurried blur things become when traveling all day. At least that's what I set out to capture!

Shot from the stairs that go to a restaurant in the train station in Frankfurt. Zoomed the 10-22, shot handheld, slightly underexposed in manual mode. Post processing includes levels, hue/sat, selective color, sharpening, Neat Image, crop, resize.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.1602
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.0283
Avg (non-participants): 6.2720
Views since voting: 1540
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 231
Comments: 37
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/05/2011 02:52:16 PM
Art!
love this!
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02/09/2010 04:39:26 PM
Awesome.
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04/08/2008 12:21:01 AM
Great! I love what it does to my eyeballs! And you're right on about the travelling, that's for sure!
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03/31/2008 06:19:48 PM
I think you did a great job of capturing traveling!
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03/27/2008 08:56:37 PM
Love the streaky colors in the upper/right half of the image. Like the way you got this to be nice and blurry yet still maintained the integrity of the scene.
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03/27/2008 08:22:11 PM
very interesting zoom effect
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03/27/2008 06:09:58 PM
I particularly liked visiting the blur challenge to see what people would come up with. I avoided the challenge because I don't need DPC "enabling" my natural faults :)

Your photo represents a nice learning curve for me...learning manual mode! (hmm? just what were those settings?)

I think I can try this and proudly say "I meant to do that!"
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03/27/2008 05:58:38 PM
Zoom blur is always interesting. Nicely done getting a 6+ on this topic.
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03/27/2008 05:58:10 PM
Wow! this one screams at you. Great job
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03/27/2008 05:41:54 PM
Hey there again... Thought I would look around and some other things you have done. WOW 13 out of 290 awesome job. I thought for sure this challenges winner would have a zoomed blur but I guess not. I thought it was an excellent idea (psssst I did a zoom blur too) but you're finished WAY ahead of mine. Again great work and congrats on such a wonderful finish.
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03/25/2008 12:00:49 PM
Congrats on this & the 13th place- I love it as it captures what I went thru recently coming back from vacation...well done, Deb.
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03/20/2008 04:56:01 PM
Very nice zoom effect. The composition of the colors really propel this image. Congrats on the placement to boot.
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03/20/2008 11:15:15 AM
Congrats on the placing! It is very chaotic and the colors are brilliant! Yet, it does work on a primal level with everything directed towards that one lonely person strolling directly in the middle, through the chaos, seemingly without a care in the world.
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03/19/2008 11:24:46 AM
What I liked about this was the man in the center and the two people on the left about to cross his path. I like that they are all the focal points and it leaves you wondering what kind of mess they are headed towards. Very nice.
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03/19/2008 10:30:15 AM
This is awesome, Deb! The colors and energy are so engaging. This is a perfect use of blur to make a beautiful, creative work of art :)

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03/19/2008 10:17:13 AM
Well done Deb. This was one of my highest scoring in the challenge.
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03/19/2008 09:28:58 AM
I like it. A good balance of colors Reds at both ends. Good balance of people moving and standing still, too. Looking at all these blurry pictures makes me want to have my glasses checked.
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03/19/2008 03:31:42 AM
Go you, Deb! The score may have been a tad disappointing, but that is a pretty good finish - Congrats!
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03/19/2008 01:28:20 AM
I gave this a 7 during vote but the more I look at this picture the more I think this was the best picture of the whole lot.
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03/19/2008 12:48:51 AM
Wow Deb!! Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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03/19/2008 12:34:46 AM
Very good! I love the colors, the geometry, the contrast, and the focal point of the human silhouettes. Every line leads straight to the travelers.
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03/19/2008 12:19:06 AM
Woohoo, Deb! Congrats on the fine storytelling (once again) and the top 15 finish! :)
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03/19/2008 12:16:12 AM
Very cool and unique Deb! Congrat's on 14th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 01:29:36 AM
very cool!!!!
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03/16/2008 11:44:08 AM
I am getting ready to travel, and this is exactly how I see the airport experience. Great capture.
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03/16/2008 10:32:32 AM
Zoom blur! One of the best of those in this challenge. The lonely traveler frozen among the motion as the two long striders race to catch their plane or train in front of him make this a story not just a blurry picture. 9
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03/16/2008 10:13:33 AM
This is really well done, with the focal point being in the middle.
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03/15/2008 10:34:24 PM
Looks like an airport. Nice job, especially with the figures visible with their luggage.
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03/15/2008 07:32:57 PM
interesting kinda gives a falling feeling too
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03/15/2008 05:53:13 PM
haha! know that feeling well, great capture. 8
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03/15/2008 02:16:29 PM
Nice colors and zoomy effect
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03/15/2008 01:18:32 PM
This is just great - fits the challenge just well enough to keep from losing points. The strong sense of isolation is played precipitously against that common thread between airline travelers - that being the feeling of surrounded by controlled chaos. << 9 >>
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03/15/2008 11:02:31 AM
Deb, this shows really well. I wish I could vote and give you an 8, which is my inclination here. Great job! Hope it scores well!
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03/13/2008 04:37:32 PM
excellent! its like an ad for ocular migrains...8
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03/12/2008 10:07:45 PM
Wow, nicely done!
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03/12/2008 09:54:43 PM
Oh wow, excellent! Fantastic zoom blur, I just love it!
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03/12/2008 12:10:40 AM
Awesome.
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