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..pass through the gate..
..pass through the gate..
mshimer5


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Ship Road, Exton, PA
Date: Mar 7, 2009
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Architecture, Action
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Not exactly my best shot, but the best that I had available to me during the competition. Hopefully it scores better than a 5...we shall see.

Statistics
Place: 1012 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.6734
Avg (commenters): 5.4082
Avg (participants): 4.6505
Avg (non-participants): 4.7901
Views since voting: 643
Views during voting: 649
Votes: 493
Comments: 53
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:40:24 PM
Very "Blair Witch Project". Wild effect.
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03/17/2009 09:27:00 PM
Draws you there. Nice exposure.
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03/17/2009 03:58:09 PM
Whoa, this is spooky, I feel like I'm in the mind of a wolf or something.
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03/17/2009 02:09:06 PM
This one is gaining favor with me big-time. I doubt it's scoring well for you, which is a pity, because there's so much to love here. I'm guessing lensbaby, which is a real plus courage-wise :-) I love the intricate interleaving of sharp/soft/sharp/soft in this sweeping, emotive image. Bumping to 8.
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03/17/2009 11:39:27 AM
Nice surreal effect. Like a time warp or something or a doorway to a separate reality.
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03/17/2009 11:27:04 AM
I like the mood that this shot creates! Wonderful!
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03/17/2009 10:21:37 AM
I like the foreground blur. It looks like you're in a car driving by this scene rather than going through the gate. At the speed this looks like a good catch and a split second decision.
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03/17/2009 08:41:47 AM
nice effect,
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03/17/2009 04:44:36 AM
not to keen on the movement blur makes the image look OOF rather than what you were trying to achieve well done for trying something differnt tho
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03/16/2009 06:01:40 PM
great motion blur, very effective, nice light and comp. 8
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03/16/2009 12:13:46 PM
hm... if the gate was sharp... I gave much better rate its just three now.. I think its incorrectly zoomed...

good luck though and take care ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 02:11:35 AM
great warping. Keep playing- maybe sepia- high contrast. etc :)
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03/15/2009 09:34:45 PM
personally i love this. it looks like a fairytale or dream... it reminds me of the book bridge to teribethia (sp?) but anyways... nice job :)
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03/15/2009 08:14:07 PM
Normally, this would get a negative comment for having nothing in focus. But you've capture a hurried feel here. Not sure whether the gate is a good idea or bad, but the house hidden in the right edge doesn't look all that hospitable. To me, it does convey a sense of urgency to get through the stone gate.
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03/15/2009 11:47:55 AM
i so like this blur effect, but i think its taking away more then its adding to the photo. perhaps if the gate was still clear, and the blur was coming form it it would feel different to me
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03/15/2009 04:32:05 AM
Nicely done. Looks as if there's a strong wind going through the gate.
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03/14/2009 11:41:35 PM
An extra point for trying something different - good luck
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03/14/2009 10:52:31 PM
these type of shots always make me a little seasick.
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03/14/2009 05:31:23 PM
This could make you dizzy! Very interesting.
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03/14/2009 03:37:36 PM
Interesting use of motion blur.
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03/14/2009 02:15:10 PM
makes me feel strange......
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03/14/2009 12:35:19 PM
very surreal feel to the image. 6
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03/14/2009 10:06:57 AM
Wonderful sense of motion leading to the door!
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03/14/2009 09:01:58 AM
Interesting effect.
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03/13/2009 07:31:45 PM
warp speed now!!
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03/13/2009 06:16:36 PM
Oh wow that is some serious movement, good timing.
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03/13/2009 06:16:31 PM
Interesting use of lens blur (assuming that is what you did). I would have preferred a stronger focus on the gate however.
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03/13/2009 02:24:36 PM
This is a brilliant idea, and I'm sure it took a lot of work to get the zoom blur that close to the gate, but if the zoom were just a little more centered at the gate, then maybe this image would have a stronger impact. My eyes sort of wander around, and I think, with this concept, you want the viewer's attention to be directed to the gate.
Just a thought.
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03/13/2009 01:22:53 PM
interesting use of the blur, i feel a bit dizzy
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03/13/2009 11:57:34 AM
wow, this is cool
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03/13/2009 09:29:46 AM
I think this would do better in b&w... fun idea though
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03/12/2009 11:14:16 PM
Rather disorienting. I wish the gate were a little more interesting.
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03/12/2009 07:53:48 PM
Dizzy! Not sure if it's all the voting or the pic. Good shot.
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03/12/2009 07:42:55 PM
This makes me dizzy - lol!
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03/12/2009 06:48:29 PM
I like the feel of motion here. I wish the gate itself was a little more stationary in feel. It feels like it's moving as well.
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03/12/2009 04:05:14 PM
yay for motion blur! Just because you submitted this, I give you a 8! Love motion blur because it always stands out among a sea of very similar "pretty pictures." Nice capture, would have liked a little more shadow detail however in post processing.
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03/12/2009 02:13:05 PM
To be honest, I don't care for the motion blur here. Having said that, I do like the composition and the sharp focus on the gate. And I must admit the motion does send my eye to exactly that point in the photo.
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03/12/2009 10:18:15 AM
whow, nice way to use the lensbaby
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03/12/2009 09:32:58 AM
Interesting shot, very dynamic.
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03/12/2009 06:13:55 AM
cool effect
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03/12/2009 03:21:40 AM
Perhaps the Blair witch passes thru here? Good out of the box movement and composition.
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03/11/2009 06:57:44 PM
no offense...but I don't like the forward movement in your shot...I would although like to see what the gate and house look like
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03/11/2009 05:42:30 PM
Someone stop the camera I want to see the gate! hahaha. Really dont like the motion blur on this one. I do like the subject tho.
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03/11/2009 05:36:36 PM
motion works very well here. i really like this
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03/11/2009 03:28:42 PM
Great sense of movement! Very well done! 9
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03/11/2009 02:48:01 PM
I'm almost dizzy looking at this. Definite feeling of motion. Clever. I like it. *falls off chair*
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03/11/2009 11:25:07 AM
Lots of motion and very unsettling.
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03/11/2009 11:06:56 AM
Surprisingly I like this, good use of the motion blur.
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03/11/2009 06:32:35 AM
I can almost see the ghosts passing through!
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03/11/2009 05:54:07 AM
Definitely makes me think of some type of horror movie scene. Although maybe it's a bit too bright for that.
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03/11/2009 05:34:31 AM
I am going to puke if I look at this one again....
03/11/2009 05:17:01 AM
This feels like a shot from a scary movie. nicely done
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03/11/2009 12:51:56 AM
Feels very medieval - like it could be a Black Sabbath album cover
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