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Raven's raving resonator
Raven's raving resonator

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Challenge: Abstract Motion (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Albuqurque, New Mexico
Date: Mar 20, 2009
Aperture: F29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 Second
Galleries: Blur, Street
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2009

Closeup of a Raven Redfox, a musician playing in Albuqurque's Old Town. Raven Redfox's MySpace page
Note: My title was suggested by the musician. Quite appropriate, I think.

I had originally been attempting this for the "1 second exposure" challenge, but the chrome guitar was reflecting way too much light for a second long exposure, even at my lowest ISO and narrowest aperture. The blown highlights seem to work for this theme better, adding abstractness to the image.

Pre-challenge notes:
Not expecting much from this. A low 5 if it does well, but a 4 would not surprise me either. Hard to really tell with this sort of image.

Post challenge notes:
Did about as anticipated and hoped, placing mid-pack and on the positive side of a 5. It is not pure abstract, as it is identifiable, but It does have a strong abstract component and past challenges have shown me that there tend to be many semi-abstract entries like this.

Not sure what the black spots were caused by. Maybe long expsoure in strong light was the culprit. Wasn't sure I could clone those out under basic rules.

Here are some shots of this musician that I am far more pleased with, though they are not abstract at all.
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Place: 117 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.1474
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0897
Avg (non-participants): 5.1875
Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 190
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/31/2009 08:01:26 AM
Interesting processing. I like the hand. I'm thinking this is more motion blur than abstract though.
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03/30/2009 08:22:13 AM
lol, this looks like the player has a cloven foot (whoops, maybe he/she has?)
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03/29/2009 05:08:20 PM
Very different shot. I'd be tempted to crop it in a little from the right to get rid of the bits of black in the lower and lower-mid right. They keep drawing my eye...
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03/29/2009 03:03:53 AM
There are very beautiful spots in this photo. I'm not fond of the shape and color of 'hand', maybe it would have looked better if all was in the same color tone, like sepia or b&w.
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03/28/2009 03:14:25 PM
Very good abstract image looks almost like an oil painting
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03/28/2009 02:20:55 PM
Great job showing motion.
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03/28/2009 11:00:35 AM
Nice shot! The problem I have are the black spots.
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03/26/2009 06:18:01 PM
I like the shot, great motion, but not enough abstract. 6
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03/25/2009 11:08:02 PM
Nice capture and processing. Unfortunately the spots on the hand and sleeve are a little distracting but still scored it well.
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03/25/2009 10:17:06 PM
cool hand i wonder what it would have looked like with the guitarr moving in the opposite direction
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03/25/2009 08:16:22 AM
Cool shot! 9
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