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Challenge: Missed Focus (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Crosswalk in Wiesbaden
Date: Sep 19, 2009
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2009

I know better. Really, I do.

Shot with the Lensbaby, purposely didn't try to get anything in focus much. Wouldn't really have mattered if I tried to get something in focus, now that I think about it. I rarely manage to do that well with the LB. Which is more than half the fun of the thing!

I think the ring was either the f/4 or the f/5.6. Or it could have been the f/2.8 but I do think it was one of the other two.

A demo action from Totally Rad with the layers tweaked to taste.

[Sep. 27th, 2009 02:52:04 PM]

This did a whole lot better than I expected it to! Thanks!! (And a nod to Peter for the fav during voting - always a delight!)

Oh, and this is a complete candid - no idea who the person is and I'm pretty sure she didn't even notice.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.8226
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 5.4615
Avg (non-participants): 6.0833
Views since voting: 1112
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 124
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/23/2013 07:24:06 PM
My fave part of this is the shadow of the post/light mimicking the stance of the person. It helps that the shadow is the only thing in focus.
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10/02/2009 08:49:09 AM
Went looking for this in my 'faves' and it wasn't there. Is now!
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10/01/2009 08:48:02 PM
Originally posted by rinac:

I'd say this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Zigomar's entry, but there's no green in it ;)


Thanks, I'm very flattered. Great shot Deb.
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09/29/2009 04:41:01 PM
Fantastic example of the challenge.
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09/28/2009 01:01:59 PM
You know what ? I think that's a really cool shot and fitted the challenge perfectly.

Should have got higher
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09/28/2009 09:46:21 AM
Absolutely compelling! I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yanko!
I credited you with someone else's image in this challenge.....Sorry Deb! I do love this one, especially the shadow of the traffic lights on the wall.....and the sixties feel.....it's those knee high white boots.... Congrats on the well deserved ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Posthumous post blur! ....
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09/28/2009 08:32:35 AM
HEE HEE - I knew that was a lensbaby!!!
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09/28/2009 05:59:32 AM
gave this an 8. was going to comment during voting but was worried that what I wanted to say might sound 'arty' or pretentious.
(Anyway, I know what I like, guv.) lol
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09/28/2009 12:56:31 AM
Wonderful sense of NOT Being There. But do please share this and your many other kudos with your fabulous model.
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09/28/2009 12:05:18 AM
Very cool shot!! Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2009 08:13:33 PM
A good example of what looks like a missed focus with a compelling result.
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09/27/2009 10:33:38 AM
Like the desaturated palette here. Good use of vertical lines, especially how the shadow continues the echo of pole and person.
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09/26/2009 08:10:18 PM
I'm still trying to find where the focus is on!
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09/26/2009 10:53:30 AM
there are other out of focus city shots, but I think this one works. It has very controlled hues and great work on the tones. I like the balance of the poles and am glad you included both - they compliment/mimic the corner of the building. Very well seen and taken. 8
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09/25/2009 05:18:36 PM
Now *that* is an impressive missed focus. :-)
I really like the contrast behind the creamy colors and the surprisingly strong shadow.
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09/22/2009 07:50:44 PM
my favorite story in the whole challenge
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09/22/2009 12:03:33 PM
Hopefully this will climb up Deb. I think it's well done.
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09/22/2009 11:37:34 AM
lensbaby is only good when it's good, and this is good. I'm back in the 60s, in the eyes of one of its great street photographers.

You get a Posthumous Blur Ribbon ' . substr('//blackyak.com/dpc/blurpost.jpg', strrpos('//blackyak.com/dpc/blurpost.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
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09/21/2009 09:49:50 PM
Now this I love. I can't say it enough, there's just something about the lensbaby oof that's so darned good. Add to that, it's an interesting street scene with deliberate partial desat to accentuate the signal and complete the story, and you have a great recipe.

I'd say this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Zigomar's entry, but there's no green in it ;)
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09/21/2009 08:59:23 PM
Now this is great...love the whole image.
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09/21/2009 09:16:52 AM
I avoided the Lensbaby for this one because I felt that since the lens is all about selective focus and because that act of focussing is (for me) the very essence of its use, its applicability for this challenge would seem a little diminished. -every unfocussed element becomes a choice.

However, your choice of selective focus is very clever and sufficiently obtuse to fulfil a 'missed criteria': having said all that, I'm really only scoring on whether I find the use of blur / focus / lack of focus compelling - in this case I do. 7.
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09/21/2009 08:40:30 AM
GOOD GOING. Lensbaby???
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09/21/2009 03:54:57 AM
Great shot, love it
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