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Sail Away
salmiakki


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Tampere, Finland
Date: May 22, 2010
Aperture: F36
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Blur, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2010

Effects are totally in camera. Not enhanced by PS at all.

And it is not out of focus, it's intentional camera blur.

WOW. Did NOT expect this to do so well. Thanks everyone.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.8417
Avg (commenters): 8.3500
Avg (participants): 6.8796
Avg (non-participants): 6.7097
Views since voting: 3016
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 139
Comments: 56
Favorites: 39 (view)


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05/21/2011 01:04:13 AM
You have enough wonderful shots as these(intentional camera blur) to make it a series. I like how Yanko says that it looks like an Enya song. I totally see it!
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11/21/2010 08:07:02 PM
This is so unbelievably good, we're all so proud of you (and envious ;>)
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11/21/2010 11:58:49 AM
Hey - I never realised that you had put this into a FS - or that it had got such a good result !

Goes to show how much nonsense is talked about people only voting for 'DPC Friendly' shots - whatever the heck they are . .

Great shot - great result !
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09/06/2010 03:14:13 PM
Beautiful work.
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07/31/2010 04:53:22 PM
Sarah - This was easily my favorite shot of the challenge. I'm interested in how you accomplished your camera blur for this shot. Did you zoom in while during exposure?
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06/13/2010 05:09:17 AM
love it
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06/09/2010 10:29:37 PM
Gorgeous! Congrats on a great finish!
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06/09/2010 07:57:13 PM
Looks like an Enya song.
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06/09/2010 09:39:10 AM
Fantastic! One beautiful abstract.
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06/09/2010 09:05:16 AM
Well done , Sarah !!!!
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06/09/2010 06:42:21 AM
Love it. I think I might start only shooting in blue and white.
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06/08/2010 11:35:59 PM
Beautiful! Congrats on top 10 in a FS with an artistic shot. :)
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06/08/2010 10:17:46 PM
Congratulations, Sarah. Look at all those great comments -- everyone is so thrilled to see an abstract do well!
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06/08/2010 07:00:15 PM
Wowser! My favorite genre (blur), I've shot a lot of motion blur and you've outdone anything I've ever done in it! A real winner.
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06/08/2010 02:46:15 PM
Ohmy! What beautiful fine art! And I am so impressed and delighted that it won 7th place in a free study. In the past, artistic blur has been hard to sell with this crowd. It just goes to show how fabulous it is! Congratulations!
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06/08/2010 11:22:45 AM
OH Sarah!!! Fabulous use of blur. So glad to see the masses are coming around. Congrats on top 10
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06/08/2010 08:49:57 AM
Congratulations!! I am in awe. Totally. I really love this picture (I've tried it on every monitor and it keeps getting better!)
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06/08/2010 08:09:41 AM
Wonderful!
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06/08/2010 07:09:52 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a top 10!!
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06/08/2010 06:37:46 AM
Im so glad this did well. Congrats on the top 10.
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06/08/2010 01:48:33 AM
I am happy to see this one get a good score. It's the essence of sailing with no hard edges.
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06/08/2010 01:10:26 AM
Very HAPPY for this shot!!! Just fabulous that it did so well especially with the cranky , unpredictable DPC voters. CONGRATS on Top10
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06/08/2010 01:05:51 AM
It was among my top-scoring photos, but I didn't really expect it to do so well with the general dpc populace. Top 10 - brilliant.
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06/08/2010 12:49:03 AM
Congrats on a top ten placing. This really is stunning.
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06/08/2010 12:32:33 AM
I already said it was beautiful. but congrats on the high score Sarah - and for an abstract image, to boot!!! what a feat!
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06/08/2010 12:25:50 AM
one of my 10s in this FS..beautiful image! congrats on TOP 10~
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06/08/2010 12:25:43 AM
Love this artistic picture. I grew up sailing and almost always like sail boat pictures. This one is no different.
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06/08/2010 12:24:43 AM
Congrats on your front page finnish ;) Very nice image that is well deserving of this high placement.
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06/08/2010 12:22:55 AM
Wow look what you did: a blur in a free study that finished in the top 10. That's awesome! Congrats!
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06/08/2010 12:11:26 AM
One of my favorites for the challenge, very nicely done!
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06/08/2010 12:10:02 AM
Fantastic Sarah, congrats on the high finish!

Message edited by author 2010-06-08 00:10:27.
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06/08/2010 12:05:17 AM
Only a VERY few can do this well with intentional blur. Congrats!
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06/08/2010 12:03:46 AM
very cool. I knew it was yours when I saw the thumbnail. congrats on the top ten finish. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2010 09:18:55 PM
Beautiful.
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06/07/2010 04:49:41 PM
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 image - creates such a mood of warmth and evoked almost the sound of the sea. Your exposure recreates the light perfectly, but most of all your use of movement blur works like a magic trick, seemingly adding to the information the brain has to work with rather than detracting from the detail on offer.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all.

Overall: A truly lovely image.
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06/07/2010 04:49:08 PM
Gorgeous, love it! I hope this ribbons.
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06/07/2010 03:52:00 PM
this image appeals to me in a way which i hardly define and i love it
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06/07/2010 02:02:33 AM
Beautiful, simplistic blur!
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06/06/2010 09:43:49 PM
Thats really cool , i love it.
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06/06/2010 08:11:53 PM
I know that motion blur photos like this normally get hammered on DPC, but I hope this one doesnt. It looks as if you took it from another boat, with the camera on a tripod. As your boat rocked up and down, it created this.

Looks awesome, and hopefully does really well.
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06/06/2010 07:19:18 PM
That would make a good print
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06/05/2010 11:18:09 PM
excellent almost abstract and gorgeous color and lines. Love it!
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06/05/2010 09:51:06 PM
Nice use of blur. Just enough shape to be clear what it is, but nice and abstracty.
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06/05/2010 02:48:11 PM
So simple yet so striking.10
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06/04/2010 07:24:28 AM
gorgeous
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06/04/2010 12:45:07 AM
Beautiful abstract !!
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06/04/2010 12:17:42 AM
beautiful image (not voting)
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06/03/2010 01:08:11 PM
I like the slightly abstract and painting like feel of the picture.
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06/03/2010 01:07:15 AM
bumping to a 10. Magical blur, I feel the rolling ocean.
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06/01/2010 09:26:37 PM
For an abstract, it's good. I'm not a huge fan of this type of shot, but this one is done well.
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06/01/2010 06:19:15 PM
Amazing.. love the colors want this on my wall!
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06/01/2010 04:08:31 PM
looks like a painting!!! wonderful effect!
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06/01/2010 02:31:35 PM
cool image, something differant
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06/01/2010 07:12:43 AM
amazing use of motion blur... brilliant piece of art work...
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06/01/2010 06:34:42 AM
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay. Very nice, well coordinated. Simple and elegant.
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06/01/2010 04:35:27 AM
could this be....a perfect abstract. very beautiful. 10.
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