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Neon Zoom
Neon Zoom
Gordon


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Challenge: Motion Blur (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Highway 183, Austin, Tx
Date: Mar 23, 2004
Aperture: f32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Performance
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2004

Tripod, 70-200 F4L. Exposure compensation set at +1EV. Lens zoomed through the exposure, while adjusting the focus to 'bloom' the neon as needed.

Curves, levels, hue/sat, sharpen and resize.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.8556
Avg (commenters): 8.5769
Avg (participants): 6.6585
Avg (non-participants): 7.0095
Views since voting: 3494
Votes: 187
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/12/2004 12:55:26 PM
This is just a lot of fun to look at! Great work. I hope the Neon challenge is half this good.
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04/07/2004 02:19:06 PM
happy greens my friend. very creative, and well executed.
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04/05/2004 08:40:29 PM
Man! This was my fav!! I like everything about it!!! You've been jipped! :-)
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04/05/2004 05:02:59 PM
you got screwed by the non-camera voters. i suspect since they don't know how difficult it can be. deserving of a ribbon for sure.
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04/05/2004 12:18:03 PM
I still think that this picture is better than than the ribbon winners. The angle, the colors, your technique.....it all makes for a great photo. This one is going into my favorites.
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04/05/2004 12:01:44 PM
This is very unique! I really liked the technique, colors and the angle you used.

Hopefuly you'll get a ribbon soon, good luck...
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04/05/2004 09:25:28 AM
Very close Gordon. I really expected this to ribbon. One of my top picks.
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04/05/2004 04:06:52 AM
Congrats on the coveted "green" ribbon. :) I am disappointed I did not comment on it during the challenge after I finished voting, but I felt this was the overall "best". It is technically superior to almost all others, it has a great perspective and your method of using zoom gives you complete control yet it is simple and very creative. No luck involved here. Kudos to you for a great shot.
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04/05/2004 01:13:22 AM
Congrats! So close.
How many Brewskies did you have before LOL
Nice work!
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04/05/2004 01:12:19 AM
Close one, G. I really like this shot. Excellent technique too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2004 08:36:15 PM
Now that's a BetterPhoto!! ;)
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04/04/2004 01:05:19 PM
a winner --- i think so - has the wow factor 10/10
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04/03/2004 11:58:33 PM
zoom technique very well executed.
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04/03/2004 11:58:43 AM
I like this one, good color and easy to look at. Good entry.
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04/02/2004 06:55:16 PM
Great use of zoom lens. Color sparkles. Good work!
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04/02/2004 03:31:59 AM
My pick for the ribbons, well done.
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04/01/2004 04:17:39 AM
My favorite. I really love this. great job.
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03/31/2004 04:51:41 PM
nice job - good luck
colors are fantastic
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03/31/2004 02:40:07 PM
Great example of what the challenge is all about, very nice
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03/31/2004 11:36:12 AM
this is a great shot! reminds me of the old "special" animation that would come up before a charlie brown special on tv. i suck at this technique....you've mastered it.
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03/30/2004 04:53:45 PM
There are a number of zooming shots in the challenge, but this is the only one (so far) that is really working for me. I think it's the subject ... neon lights can be a little disorienting, so it's not as unnatural to see this effect with them, I think. Great job! 8
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03/30/2004 02:40:38 PM
very cool! by far the best zoom blur I've come across so far!
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03/30/2004 12:09:11 PM
beautiful use of color... perfect execution... = 10
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03/30/2004 05:50:21 AM
here the zoom effect really enhances the image, well done. I like the angle and colors.
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03/30/2004 05:02:12 AM
very cool.
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03/30/2004 12:50:18 AM
Way cool. I love the effects and the colors. I also like the choice to angle this instead of a straight-on shot.
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03/29/2004 11:39:56 PM
this is great-and it seems to feel this way inside one of these restaraunts too!
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03/29/2004 08:21:37 PM
Very good example of zoom blur. The colours of the neon make this shot. The red,green,yellow,red streaks above Joe's is the only element I find distracting. Not much you can do other than re-compose I guess. Otherwise a great shot. One of my top picks. Good luck. :)
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03/29/2004 06:12:52 PM
Excellent shot! Zoom blur is perfect for this type of colorful subject - the neon and zoom work together to give the impression of fast-paced city lights.
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03/29/2004 04:56:08 PM
This is an astoundingly good image - the clarity is unlike anything i've really ever seen before - I want your camera! I so would like to know how you did this! The E in Joes is especially super! Technically it can't be faulted - and for sheer woomph factor it easily get's a 10.
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03/29/2004 11:06:47 AM
great picture very sharp zoom start and finish like it
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03/29/2004 10:12:15 AM
Just wonderful! Nice and clear, very cool!
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03/29/2004 09:50:05 AM
excelent, I love the colors and you did an awesome job at the zoom blur!!!
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03/29/2004 09:14:44 AM
A dynamic image that I can see on the front of a magazine. Nice composition and nice focus on the central JOE'S text at different zooms.
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03/29/2004 08:09:35 AM
Very nice effect. I like this shot a lot.
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03/29/2004 06:06:41 AM
Fantastic, I love this shot, good to see something original (not cars) 10
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03/29/2004 01:49:23 AM
I saw this on nother POTD site.... but I still like it and voted it high!
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03/29/2004 12:31:29 AM
great use of the lights!
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