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She rides the wind
She rides the wind
rinac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Pentax FA J 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL AF
Location: Pauanui Beach, Coromandel Peninsula
Date: Jan 29, 2009
Aperture: f32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2009

Title borrowed from a line in "She Speeds" by Dunedin rock band Straitjacket Fits.

Four faves during the challenge... can't even begin to tell you how that makes me feel. Thank you.

Funny, it seemed with every fave, not long after came a 0.1 drop in score. Like other voters were telling me not to get too cocky ;)

*Just an extra note to say that these images are always perfectly focused. If they weren't, there's no way you'd see this much detail in the movement.

Now, if by "focus" you really mean to say "still", then I'm afraid that's tough bickies. It's simply not what this technique is all about :D

Statistics
Place: 122 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.8933
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 5.8558
Avg (non-participants): 5.9783
Views since voting: 1256
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 150
Comments: 32
Favorites: 13 (view)


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09/14/2009 09:35:33 AM
Beautiful capture (in every sense of the word). Extra points for the title.
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09/14/2009 06:51:59 AM
Rina, how did I miss this! I LOVE IT! This is wonderful, flawless use of artistic blur. I think our dpc community hasn't quite learned to fully appreciate the beauty of this type of art, but I give this one a 10!

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07/14/2009 06:04:05 AM
Love this. A beautiful shot.
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07/01/2009 08:03:09 PM
I have to admit that this is the first photo in a long time that made me say to myself: "I wish I had taken this!" :-)

Bravo
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02/08/2009 06:18:34 AM
Oh so VERY beautiful.
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02/08/2009 03:23:27 AM
What an absolutely gorgeous shot Rina! Outstanding work!!!
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02/08/2009 02:56:39 AM
Rina, this scored pretty well. Clearly there is a market after all for this type of image on DPC! I agree with WeJay, ignore the low votes. Go to say, I'd love to be able to achieve this look (intentionally at least!). Well done!
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02/08/2009 01:24:30 AM
Wonderfully done picture. You got very good scores too, if you see from the overall voting patterns. My view is this that you can ignore the 5 and and below for this picture and continue to take this technique to your next level. The graininess and the slight framing improvement, are the only thing that might be considered for improvement.

The mood, the elements (beach, birds, sea, girl, waves, sand) and the stillness of the motion that you create in this picture is simply wonderful!

Regards,
Vikram

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02/08/2009 12:54:47 AM
Tough bickies?? You crack me up! I love this shot. And the fact that it is indeed perfectly focused is what prevents me from being able to do work like this! Oh, and that having an ocean nearby which kinda helps. :) This did well - congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 11:26:27 PM
i love love love this image. the camera shake really adds to the motion. not sure if it'll do well, but i really hope it does :)
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02/07/2009 06:49:37 PM
Surreal feel to it. For some reason though I want something in focus.
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02/07/2009 06:28:40 PM
Blurry in a good way. Feels wonderfully carefree.
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02/07/2009 12:57:43 PM
Awesome, 10 and favd. Reminds me of 21_F.gif judi's and 21_N.gif hihosilver's horse pics.
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02/06/2009 07:08:55 PM
Fantastic
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02/06/2009 05:03:54 PM
Balletic - beautiful!
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02/06/2009 02:22:04 PM
Rinac? Such a delicate, emotive image. I cannot stop looking at it, such a stunning image.
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02/06/2009 07:06:37 AM
I'm a sucker for these long exposure beach shots ... waves, gulls and somebody running, all blurred into an overly-sweet charm. It's like visual Abba music, and I can't help singing along every time. This is an especially good one.
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02/05/2009 11:04:23 PM
I wonder if you are getting hammered for this image because it is blurred? I love it. I find it to work wonderfully with this type of image, the blur shows all the movement in the freame. Really well done with a soft flow to it.
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02/05/2009 12:26:13 AM
Back for a bump - my favorite of the challenge!
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02/02/2009 05:44:38 PM
nice colors and interesting as an abstract....I guess the question is, do I like it.....not sure
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02/01/2009 08:29:38 PM
Such a cool image. The color, the composition, the subject, all awesome. Top marks!
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02/01/2009 04:33:12 PM
Something in the way she moves... Original take. My prize is a 9.
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02/01/2009 04:23:05 PM
I think the camera was riding the wind on this one.
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02/01/2009 04:05:18 PM
miracles of the long exposure. this photo well deserve a longest comment. from compositional point of view is perfect, the child on the the left thirth line,the horizon on the first thirth line. colour: the choice of the blu is perfect, the light vignetting add something to the image and focusing my attention on the animated scene. the sea waves,the gulls seems a paint on the image and his reflections in the water is great. the garment in motion of the children is a little jewel it delete the children as person and it transports her in a dream.
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02/01/2009 03:13:43 PM
I like how they all ride that wind you created using a single camera stroke.

(not voting)
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02/01/2009 12:38:39 PM
Cool idea but wish there was some focus somewhere... but that's probably the intention :)
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02/01/2009 12:27:53 PM
I can only imagine that you will get "hit" for this being "blurry, out of focus", whatever...this is a wonderful image. I just love the movement of it. Very nice. 9
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02/01/2009 11:33:45 AM
Very free spirited. The inclusion of the birds and the echo of her clothes with the wings and the waves really give this image depth. The tones work well to convey peace. well done! 9
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02/01/2009 11:27:16 AM
Absolutely Awesome!! Good luck. I hope to see this top ten!
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02/01/2009 10:29:14 AM
I really love this. Blur is way underrated. 8
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02/01/2009 02:13:11 AM
Like a painting, interesting.
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02/01/2009 01:02:32 AM
Great abstract. I love the use of a longer shutter speed. It adds a great surreal effect. It probably won't go over well with lots of the voters :( That's ok though because I like it and that's what matters, right? :) :) :)

Evan 8
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