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Challenge: Camera Movement (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: Path near the river Main
Date: Oct 27, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2009

Took the trusty Lumix out riding this morning. Found a lovely little path where it was kinda dark - dark enough to use the Lumix at a low enough shutter speed to get the camera movement to register. Was fortunate that two ladies and their dogs wandered past me.

Converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex in normal blending mode, with adjustments to brightness, contrast, structure - no spot adjustments or other effects used.

Not expecting this to do all that well scorewise, but am OK with that. I like this one.

[Oct. 30th, 2009 05:13:49 AM]

Doing WAY better scorewise than I expected! And thanks for the comments - very much appreciated!

Many thanks for the yellow P. :-)

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.4196
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.6316
Avg (non-participants): 6.3473
Views since voting: 2051
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 224
Comments: 56
Favorites: 14 (view)


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03/09/2010 09:20:29 AM
Man, this thing just WORKS. Monet would love ya!

What a brilliant pic for just sheer compositional strength.

Only thing I'd like a bit better would be a tiny, tiny bit less strong on the edges of the points of light that got dragged up at the top, but that's impossible in Basic. Something like a Gaussian blur at 1.2 at 40% opacity just in the area of foliage at the top. Through the rest of the pic, it just feels like texture. And very, very nice texture.
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12/01/2009 04:19:07 PM
Such a wonderful shot! Especially for this challenge!
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11/08/2009 06:16:04 PM
Fab image! Congrats on the top ten and the yellow! ...so very creative!
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11/05/2009 10:29:19 PM
This is a very coooooool image. It's blurred but everything stands out so clearly. Nice job there Deb.
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11/05/2009 09:20:06 PM
This is so cool! Love the choice of BW.
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11/05/2009 09:21:50 AM
Deb, this is awesome! Very spooky but also very artistic! Congrats on your top 10!
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11/05/2009 07:56:55 AM
Wow! I really like this!!
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11/05/2009 06:31:01 AM
Congrats on the posthumous Melethia. Great shot! I love the charcoal look.
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11/05/2009 12:40:43 AM
I love this!
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11/04/2009 07:02:37 PM
I should have known you'd ace the blur. Too bad it didn't ribbon. It deserved to.
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11/04/2009 06:29:52 PM
beautiful!
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11/04/2009 06:20:52 PM
This is a very cool photo, really like it alot. Congratulations on being in the top 10!
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11/04/2009 04:22:17 PM
Oh, way to go, Deb! I love when someone gets surprised by a photo doing better than they thought. I would have thought this one would do great in this challenge tho. It looks like a fine art impressionist painting! Congratulations on 7th place!
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11/04/2009 03:03:56 PM
congrats on the top 10!
This is very well seen and perfect for the challenge. You've done a great job!
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11/04/2009 10:57:24 AM
WTG, Deb. The b/w makes this perfect. Excellent stuff!
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11/04/2009 09:21:29 AM
So glad this made the top ten! It is one of my faves.
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11/04/2009 08:34:21 AM
The dynamic quality of the dog with distant figures on a diagonal works well with the camera motion and excellent B&W processing. Glad to see I wasn't alone in giving this a 10. Wonderful to have it in the top ten despite being very different from the images typically up there in DPC challenges.
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11/04/2009 07:40:32 AM
I really liked the abstract story vision of this. The fact that you can you can identify the three figures thru the blur makes this interesting. And it looks great in black and white. Congrats on the Yellow and 7th place!
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11/04/2009 07:23:17 AM
Great stuff Deb. The B/W is perfect here. Very well done.
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11/04/2009 07:20:52 AM
oauiiiis! see, when is your stile of contest, your talent gets recognized! i love the photo!
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11/04/2009 04:18:39 AM
I adore this shot! Congrats on the posthumous and the top 10!! Not too many times that a photo gets that combination!
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11/04/2009 03:57:33 AM
Nice top ten finish deb! :) My kinda photi-graph! : )
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11/04/2009 03:31:03 AM
I had expected to see this on the front page but 7th's not to shabby. Well done Deb. Absolutely love this image and have popped into my favs.

Must get out and try this some time.

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11/04/2009 03:29:32 AM
Look at you go !!

Congrats on a well deserved finish.
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11/04/2009 03:16:31 AM
Sweet top ten shot, Deb! Congrats.
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11/04/2009 03:10:26 AM
Wonderful mood. I like the conversion to B&W. Good luck in the next round of the MS Photo Tournament
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11/04/2009 01:13:06 AM
Hey hey! 7th! GO DEB!

If you ever meet up with the doggy again, you'll have to give him a special treat for being such a great model ;)
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11/04/2009 01:09:10 AM
This is an artwork! One of my favorites in the challenge. Excellent job, Deb. Congrats on top 10 finish!
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11/04/2009 12:54:46 AM
Great job on this one, love it & congrats on the Top10
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11/04/2009 12:48:52 AM
wot an amazing look this image has deb .. just wonderful ... its just so incredible artistic .. love the b&w . just perfect in every way .....!..
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11/04/2009 12:12:49 AM
One of my picks for sure. Gets better the more I look.
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11/04/2009 12:10:03 AM
Congratulations on the top 10 finish and the posthumous ribbon, Deb. A wonderful shot, well seen and captured!
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11/04/2009 12:07:08 AM
Yee Haw! I gave this a 9! Baby's got legs!
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11/04/2009 12:06:46 AM
you go girl!!! great job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2009 11:19:51 PM
Lovely pencil sketch feel.
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11/03/2009 08:00:05 PM
An 8 from me... That dog... perfect.
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11/03/2009 05:27:21 PM
I love how pen-like this looks. I also like the recognizable shapes in all that blur. I give you my yellow ribbon.

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11/02/2009 11:11:39 PM
I realize why I hadn't commented on this one. I hadn't commented on any yet!! Definitely one of my favorites. Wonderful shot!
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11/01/2009 07:39:16 AM
Excellent. Good decision to go BW, adds charcoal drawing look to it. Composition leads to the light, follow the dog, follow the people... Good work.
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10/31/2009 07:12:33 PM
This is fabulous. The composition with the dog and the two dark figures is perfect and I love it in b/w. One of my top pics for this challenge. Excellent image.
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10/31/2009 10:31:52 AM
Fantastic image. Really good job
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10/31/2009 09:19:49 AM
This should be on the first page.
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10/31/2009 02:01:09 AM
this is the art!
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10/30/2009 10:44:15 AM
Fantastic - I love the b&w treatment.
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10/30/2009 09:05:42 AM
I really like this. Almost like a charcoal drawing. 8
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10/30/2009 08:02:41 AM
Absolutely love this. Movement heightens the impact of the image. 10
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10/29/2009 11:21:26 PM
Awesome, square format works.High marks.
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10/29/2009 02:31:41 PM
classic....this will grab a ribbon ;)
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10/28/2009 03:43:17 PM
Excellent example...love it in B&W!!!
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10/28/2009 03:23:49 PM
it's a GRIM! lol jk. love this shot 9!
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10/28/2009 02:36:33 PM
great execution
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10/28/2009 12:07:57 PM
that dog really makes it! 9
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10/28/2009 07:56:49 AM
really nice art work here! Well done!
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10/28/2009 04:57:42 AM
Original idea to use b&w. Perhaps a bit to much light in the back
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10/28/2009 01:45:15 AM
nice atmosphere!
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10/28/2009 01:06:40 AM
good composition and exposure. I'm glad you chose to convert to monochromatic.
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