Life rushes by


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Title     Life rushes by
Photographer     mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Patterns
F-stop     f/6.3
Shutter speed     1/8 sec
Categories     Abstract
2012 - year
Lens     Fujinon 23mm f2.0
Camera     Fuji x100
Format     iso 200
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     December 14, 2012 4:04:31 PM CST
Views     293
Rating     4 Thumb-up

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from carrigman/John (7,946) Send mail to this user on January 3, 2013 3:01:07 AM CST (1)

I like it. It has a nice abstract feel about it. And contrary to some comments it is an effect that is not easy to achieve. It requires a combination of good subject, shutter speed and appropriate motion.

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Thumb-down    from richardgreene/Richard (4,158) Send mail to this user on December 14, 2012 7:30:10 PM CST (2)

Well....it looks like any panned camera shot to me. If this is abstract, I've taken quite a few by accidentally snapping the camera while it's moving. Sorry...but it doesn't do anything for me.

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From mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 15, 2012 1:27:34 AM CST

The comment 'looks like any panned shot' was my concern. Is it just ho hum another one that it's not worth doing? Clearly I do like it and in shots like this the trick seems to be to get the balance between blur and colour while avoiding burnt out areas.

Mike

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lamarnix/Lamar (44,786) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 14, 2012 6:07:29 PM CST (2) Early critique

Colors and pleasing and are complementary, seem to be well distributed over the canvas. Camera movement creates an effective fiber texture which pretty much makes the image work.

Best wishes, Lamar

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From mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 15, 2012 1:29:10 AM CST

Perhaps I should post a second shot where I have emphasised that texture through various PP methods and what was once a gentle looking smooth shot becomes more detailed and gnarled.

Mike

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Thumb-down    from ssal/Alex (35,044) Send mail to this user on December 14, 2012 5:15:28 PM CST (2) Early critique

I am sorry. I just don't get it. I see what looks like a camera pan. But there is not a point of focal sharpness. I just don't get the story, if there is one.

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From mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 15, 2012 1:32:57 AM CST

Not sure what you mean by focal sharpness. In this case I didn't move the camera up and down but rotated it around an axis going from hand to hand (if that explains it clearly enough). Therefore, I guess there would be no sharp plane as the sensor was not parallel to anything for any length of time. It also creates a slight bulge in the image which isn't so clear here as in other shots.

No story here just play on texture and colour.

Mike

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From ssal/Alex (35,044) Send mail to this user on December 15, 2012 3:58:41 PM CST

Color and texture are fine. But there should be something that is telling the story clearly.

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From mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 16, 2012 1:47:12 AM CST

I think we have discussed this before - but what story could an image like this possibly tell? It's all about shape, texture and colour. I'd suggest that many landscapes don't tell a story, how about those long exposures of the tide moving around rocks? Most non-glamour nudes don't really tell a story they take the body and use the natural curves etc. to make a pleasing image which ideally overcomes the nudity. I don't buy that every photograph tells a story unless maybe it's about the photographer. Perhaps the story here is that I was stuck at home, bored and wanted to play with ideas so I popped over the fence into the woodland?

Mike

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from johngoyer/John (83,973) Send mail to this user on December 14, 2012 4:22:04 PM CST (5) Early critique

Abstracts are hard! My first impression is of a flag - and the blue patch gives my eye something to fix on while enjoying the rest of the image - I think the lowest blue patch takes the eye too far to the edge, but the other ones are nice secondary subjects - I find the horizontal squiggles pleasing too - John

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From mikewebb/Mike (18,724) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on December 15, 2012 1:34:43 AM CST

Thank you John. Yes I agree that blue at the left is too close to the edge but this process is about intent not guaranteed results :) As another member said it almost has fibres within it which I find delightful.

Mike

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