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Challenge: Motion Blur III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Oct 28, 2008
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Urban, Blur
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

I expect a validation request on this. This is a popular downtown Pittsburgh lunchtime eatery as seen reflected in a stainless steel sign across the street. The lighting allowed it, so I set the shutter to 1/6 to get some passing figures in blur.

Shot in RAW. Then in PSP X2, crop, mirror image, curves (on RGB for cross-processed effect), clarify, Sharpen, resize, JPG.

POST: As predicted, I got my validation request. It passed, obviously. The image is misleading because the perceived sweeping horizontal blur isn't motion blur at all; it's actualy distortion from the irregular surface of the reflective stainless steel sign, enhanced by the highly acute angle from which I captured the reflection. The only true motion blur in the image is from the passing figure in the foreground.

A lukewarm score/placing, but nine tens, three favorites (and counting?) and a litany of great comments. Can't argue with that! Thanks everyone.

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 201
Avg (all users): 5.6557
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4576
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 1322
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 183
Comments: 24
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/10/2009 12:58:44 AM
Just saw this in "pick your fav" thread. Wow - what an excellent image!! Especially cool that you achieved this strange motion blur effect by photographing a distorted reflection. I totally love it.
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12/06/2008 05:21:10 PM
Love it, great tone and spectacular effect. Way under rated imo.
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12/06/2008 04:50:19 PM
I love this. Adding it to my favs...
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11/27/2008 10:32:35 AM
Cool effect. Reminds me of an older album cover.
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11/25/2008 10:39:30 PM
Brilliant!
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11/25/2008 09:41:26 PM
Awesome! Great vision! : )
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11/08/2008 02:14:36 AM
My God, the whole thing is a reflection. What a fascinating effect, and not affecting the figures in the background. Which also are not so affected by the long exposure. Everything happening on the right, and just a big whoosh to the left, just as the subject steps onto the magic manhole. Wish I had voted and had the wit to add to your tens.
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11/06/2008 05:56:25 AM
This could be your best shot ever. WTG and F$@#% the voters.

;)
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11/05/2008 01:54:53 PM
What a fantastic shot. I wish I had voted this challenge.
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11/05/2008 09:23:06 AM
This rocks!
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11/05/2008 08:20:43 AM
Loved it.
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11/05/2008 05:36:00 AM
Brian - Congrats on a great image. The cross processing gives this image a fantastic feel and the choice of subject composition is just outstanding.
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11/05/2008 04:48:33 AM
great space

didnt voted for awhile
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11/05/2008 12:08:04 AM
Personally I think this was very underscored here. This is a great shot and one of my highest scoring. Definitely expected to see it with a much higher score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 10:05:48 AM
super cool :)
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11/02/2008 01:33:47 PM
I don't know how you did this but I really like it.
Nice colours. I ike how the pedestrian is right on that circle.
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11/01/2008 10:18:35 PM
Very cool. I dig it. Love the way it goes from detailed to complete abstract in a single frame.
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10/31/2008 08:32:50 AM
This is a wonderful image to view/ponder.
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10/31/2008 07:16:26 AM
fantastic image - probably my favorite in the challenge - edgy and gritty
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10/30/2008 08:04:59 PM
eyes go right off the image
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10/29/2008 10:02:04 PM
I like the colors
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10/29/2008 10:05:37 AM
This looks like it should be an album cover or something like that. Very interesting.
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10/29/2008 03:03:07 AM
Outstanding shot!
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10/29/2008 12:46:09 AM
Love it !
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