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Jupiter's Lazy Susan
Jupiter's Lazy Susan

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Challenge: Circle IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Miscellaneous (or what was I thinking?)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My living room
Date: Nov 30, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2011

As the title suggest I took this shot putting my camera on a Lazy Susan and spinning it for a one second exposure whilst pointed at my ceiling that has a collection of hanging Christmas Balls. Also, some of the colours and shapes reminded me of the cloud rings on Jupiter. I found some interesting things in nature that had circles such as spider webs and sand at low tide but I wanted to try something completely different. There is still a few days so I might try and get a web shot as I always enjoy those.

Iíve slightly cropped it to off-centre the image. Mucked around with different Topaz Adjust 5 and Topaz DeNoise as well as levels, curves and un-sharpen mask to get the abstract result that appealed to me.

I have a few other shots from this session that created some very different results but this is the first that I got a chance to muck around with so Iíve entered it. If this is the one that got voted on then I either didnít get the time to play with any of the other shots or this just happen to be the best of the lot. Anyway, Iím happy with the abstract shot and feel confident that it will score low.

One last thing Ė I spent hours mucking around with my 50mm prime lens that I dropped and broke a few months ago and got it back together. I used it for this series of circle shots before it promptly fell apart again. Sigh

Place: 55 out of 106
Avg (all users): 5.4690
Avg (commenters): 10.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5577
Avg (non-participants): 5.3934
Views since voting: 531
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 113
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/15/2011 01:15:56 AM
This is so delicious! Whatever you did with the spinning, pp'ing, etc., created a jewel. Congrats on the gallery
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12/12/2011 01:48:41 PM
the mamas of jupiter thank you.
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12/12/2011 09:08:31 AM
I really thought this would be in the top 10 for sure...love the colors and all the circles...I think you did a marvelous job
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12/12/2011 03:30:46 AM
Jupiter's polar region. Beautiful shot, you had a 10 from me.
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12/11/2011 11:20:03 AM
beautiful intriguing image

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