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harlequin nights
harlequin nights
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Challenge: Free Study 2010-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
Date: Mar 6, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2500s
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2010

caught the waning light glinting madly off a small pond - I had on me my 135mm with Soft Focus - I dialed it up to the highest level of soft focus, set the aperture wide open (f/2.8) and then focused on the trees in the foreground, and then ever-so-slightly defocused them. Just a little bit, since the soft focus would be doing its magic as well. I think the mechanism the soft focus lens uses to achieve the effect is what made those peculiar looking discs of light - not quite bokeh, but something just as interesting.

The image is a cropped detail of a larger image - here's the full view:

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and an inversion of the cropped view that I seriously considered entering instead:

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Statistics
Place: 49 out of 350
Avg (all users): 6.2653
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.2885
Avg (non-participants): 6.2093
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 147
Comments: 26
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/19/2011 09:48:16 PM
Originally posted by mariuca:

If you ever check your comments. I don't know how I stumbled upon this picture but I'll add it right now to my favorites.


Thank you mariuca, I'm glad you like it.
02/19/2011 09:13:22 PM
If you ever check your comments. I don't know how I stumbled upon this picture but I'll add it right now to my favorites.
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04/20/2010 07:02:59 AM
Really magical, reminds me of glistening fireflies.
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04/12/2010 01:44:34 PM
I really love this
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04/08/2010 02:09:53 PM
Sooo gorgeous!
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04/08/2010 08:56:45 AM
I,m glad that this scored high.I thought most voters would miss the beauty of this shot.
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04/08/2010 01:25:38 AM
added this one to my favorites
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04/08/2010 12:30:18 AM
we marvelled at this one. way to seize the moment! like the uncropped too, looks like balloons. actually prefer the uninverted!
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04/08/2010 12:26:48 AM
This is like nothing I've ever seen before. You know how I like that... :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2010 06:21:34 PM
This goes into my fantasy art show.
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04/07/2010 05:10:23 PM
Beautifully done :)
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04/07/2010 05:00:24 PM
Amazing. I'm curious to read how you've done this.
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04/06/2010 09:12:10 PM
Totally enchanting!
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04/06/2010 06:06:53 PM
Very neat image. Love it.
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04/05/2010 10:01:56 PM
how'd you do this? very out 0f this world-ly congrats
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04/05/2010 09:03:22 AM
This photo has a fun effect to it. I wonder how it would look with a star burst filter (on lens)? Good luck in the challenge.
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04/05/2010 08:35:08 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Great effect - looks like an intricate mosaic. I really like how we can find sharpness and blur in this image and how those elements are intermixed across the whole frame. The trees themselves offer a great primer for the image - we see the trees but the way the branches act to fragment the image is very effective.

Critical stuff: The dark band at the top of the image - this area doesn't really add much and actually detracts a little from the effect you have created.

Overall: Very effective image.
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04/04/2010 12:12:06 PM
A very good one!
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04/02/2010 03:57:57 PM
aaaaah,,,,,,, have to study this one little bit more,,,, something something,,,, love and hate in this one,,,, scary ,,,, give 9,,,
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04/02/2010 03:18:39 PM
brilliant!!! my first 10 for this challenge and a new fav. congrats
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04/02/2010 11:15:08 AM
very nice
normally I'll give a picture like that an 8 or 9
but as I just had a spliff u get a 10
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04/02/2010 10:49:54 AM
Wonderful! (not voting)
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04/02/2010 12:32:46 AM
Not a strong enough subject for me. 4
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04/01/2010 08:42:52 PM
Looks like a thousand little fireflies lighting up the night.
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04/01/2010 12:09:42 PM
interesting, made me stop and look awhile, a sign of a good photo
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04/01/2010 07:30:11 AM
Lovely Abstract...well done 8
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