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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Pentax
Location: Indianapolis Children's Museum
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Abstract, Blur
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2008

This is a shot of the Dale Chihuly glass sculpture located at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. Below the main sculpture is an exhibit called "Fireworks" The celling is lined with blown glass and the low lighting is designed to give it the feel of a fireworks show. I was able to set a long exposure and then do a zoom blur on the colorful glass to get this shot.

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Thanks for all the votes and great comments. I am thrilled that this did so well. I am new to dpchallenge and really did not know what to expect when I submitted this image.


Statistics
Place: 10 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.2078
Avg (commenters): 7.7895
Avg (participants): 6.0784
Avg (non-participants): 6.3101
Views since voting: 1742
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 231
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0


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03/25/2008 08:46:21 AM
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

It's like Chihuly glass art, beautiful.


Oh wow, I can't believe that I correctly guessed that this was Chihuly glass!
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03/23/2008 02:00:05 AM
This was a complex challenge to shoot for, and you found a colorful subject which added interest to the shot. Good job. You are doing very nicely having been on DPC for only a month.
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03/20/2008 02:50:31 PM
It absolutely blows my mind how anyone (much less 4 people) gave this a one. I don't get it. What could their argument be. It's too blurry. It's too chaotic. Are they just voting down the competition? I wonder.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 05:55:35 PM
It's like Chihuly glass art, beautiful.
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03/15/2008 07:35:56 PM
great use of colors
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03/15/2008 06:48:35 PM
This is terrific! I'll be excited to read about how you did this.
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03/13/2008 07:23:28 PM
another trippy abstract! very fun, would make great wallpaper. 8
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03/13/2008 04:33:08 PM
The colouts are really good, nice zoom blur
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03/13/2008 01:33:22 PM
10
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03/13/2008 12:37:16 PM
A fine entry, and very creative. Nice abstract, and this would look good on a wall, to boot. Well done!

But having said that - it's hard to imply that there's somehow anything "messy" in this image, since the consequences seem completely intended, rather than the inverse.

I was looking for a bit more originality, and an element of the "unplanned", which is what makes this challenge so hard to score.
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03/13/2008 09:22:14 AM
This is definitely the most blurry, most chaotic, most engaging image I have seen yet. Excellent. I wish I could give it an 11.
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03/13/2008 12:26:22 AM
love it!
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03/12/2008 10:56:40 PM
Ahead warp factor 7, Mr. Sulu!! (I like it.)
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03/12/2008 10:49:02 PM
nice colors, but I'm not sure the zoom blur works well here
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03/12/2008 10:37:00 PM
Bright and engaging
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03/12/2008 10:30:08 PM
Love this abstract, nice colors and motion!
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03/12/2008 08:58:46 PM
Mesmerizing image -
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03/12/2008 08:45:48 PM
Very cool. Wonderful color and texture. Not sure what it really is, but I like it. Not the messiest subject, but I believe that messes aren't necessarily something you want to try to depict in a dp challenge. Think you went in the right direction with this one.
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03/12/2008 08:40:59 PM
Whoa! When I opened this I actually jumped back a little bit. Nice reaction to a photo. you get an extra point for that. 8
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03/12/2008 04:29:31 PM
Richly bright and chaotic.
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03/12/2008 04:01:57 PM
a very nice display of color and light. Its nice to find little patterns through out the image.
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03/12/2008 02:15:50 PM
Ouch this really hurts my eyes. I have to give you an 8 even though I don't like the abstractness because you have met the challenge perfectly, created interest, provided a path for my eyes and made me think. Perfect for this challenge.
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03/12/2008 01:58:40 PM
Nice. I love the colors. xxx.
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03/12/2008 11:12:07 AM
Very colorful. Lots to look at.
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