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Gravitating towards the sun
Gravitating towards the sun

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Challenge: Sun in Frame II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Miscellaneous (or what was I thinking?)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Sep 10, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2011

I wasn't going to enter this challenge as I wasn't feeling that inspired. But then I thought what type of abstract image could I produce and this is what I created. I ended up having fun and my wife hates it so I just had to enter it even though I know it will score in the 4's or lower.

Looking up through a pine tree I positioned myself so the sun poked through the branches. I then set the aperture wide open, ISO at the lowest setting and the shutter at a speed that would not over expose the shot but slow enough that I could get some motion blur when I rotated the camera body whilst holding the lens still. The sun was centred to reduce its motion blur then the image cropped produce a better composition.

Besides having fun what I really wanted to achieve is a shot that is very different to what is generally expected.

Place: 118 out of 146
Avg (all users): 5.3000
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4839
Avg (non-participants): 5.1034
Views since voting: 336
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 120
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2011 10:31:47 PM
beautiful spirals
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09/18/2011 11:20:22 AM
Very nice abstract shot.
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09/18/2011 10:40:11 AM
Sweeping blur
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09/18/2011 03:12:17 AM
Nice movement
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09/18/2011 03:01:24 AM
A glorious ride. 8
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09/17/2011 09:15:19 AM
Brilliant composition! =)
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09/14/2011 01:40:24 AM
This is so cool, whoosh, really nice.
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09/12/2011 11:30:36 PM
Marvelous energy!
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