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Challenge: Skyscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 Mega O.I.S.
Location: Holland
Date: Sep 12, 2010
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40s
Galleries: Sky, Birds
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2010

The blur was done entirely on purpose when photographing the image. {1/40s at f4.5} It was not achieved during post processing. It was meant to create a feeling of spirituality in a dreamlike way. The bird not a bird, but the representation of a spirit set free from it's earthly bonds.

Raw conversion,curves,very slight saturation boost, noise removal, crop and resize.

Statistics
Place: 73 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.5398
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5254
Avg (non-participants): 5.5556
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 113
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/20/2010 11:24:04 AM
I thought it was beautiful and I gave it an 8. :)
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09/20/2010 10:50:38 AM
Well I have to say that I like it enough to add it my favorites. It does evoke an emotional response and I think that should always be one of our goals as photographers.
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09/20/2010 09:02:54 AM
I gave it an 8 also. I'm not surprised it received a lukewarm reception, but plenty of the more thoughtful/introspective voters appreciated what you were doing, and that's a good result in my book.
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09/20/2010 06:44:50 AM
Fabulous concept, just wonder what a bit of dodge and burn on the bottom clouds would have done, or mask it and play with curves.
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09/20/2010 05:56:42 AM
I loved the dreamlike/spiritual feel of this and the soft color palate and gave you and an 8. I'm surprised it didn't score higher too. :-/
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09/20/2010 04:29:38 AM
I rather liked this image and gave it an 8. The colours and the hazy effects are exactly what I did like about this photo and it reminded me of some of the images I have seen depicting spirituality.

Very nicely done.

Ray
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09/20/2010 04:24:05 AM
Wow, I don't think I have ever seen a voting spread as symmetrical as this! I am another who really liked the motion blur of the bird.
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09/20/2010 04:08:32 AM
Yes Abra nice voting split and it shows that the voters were 100% divided. An extra 1 would have made it perfect indeed.
Ps. Funny...your entry got a 6 from me also.

Message edited by author 2010-09-20 04:33:16.
09/20/2010 04:03:08 AM
I'm rather impressed by the voting split. Although I'm sure you wont agree but it's a pitty you didn't get one more 1 vote :-)

I thought the shot was quite nice and had given it a 6.
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09/20/2010 03:55:35 AM
The blur was done entirely on purpose when photographing the image. {1/40s at f4.5} It was not achieved during post processing. It was meant to create a feeling of spirituality in a dreamlike way. The bird not a bird but the representation of a spirit set free from it's earthly bonds. I am afraid most voters did not see it like that at all.

Message edited by author 2010-09-20 04:28:21.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2010 11:15:44 PM
beautiful colors...on one hand I want more clarity of the clouds and bird on the other....I like the feel the blurriness adds...good job
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09/19/2010 03:49:55 PM
Great motion shot.
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09/19/2010 12:01:39 PM
Lovely shot. The blur makes it for me, but probably not for most voters. I like the different tones as well; the smooth pinks and blues. It's different from every shot here. Nice one. Not voting, but that's what I see.
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09/17/2010 08:03:24 AM
this , for me anyways, would be even better B&W ... I have a thing about birds silhoutets in flight with motion blur - lovely
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09/14/2010 10:34:59 PM
The bird is a marvelous addition.
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09/13/2010 03:00:05 PM
very nice work :-)
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09/13/2010 09:17:32 AM
This has a dreamlike quality. The fluttering bird really works!
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