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This picture was taken of a beech tree in the pouring rain.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Nov 2012 - 12:12 PM
Focal Length:19.2mm
Aperture:f/3.3
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Autumn Cyclone
Username:WendyJ WendyJ
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM
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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

ouch, nausea inducing. Glorious colours but the treatment doesn't work for me, sorry. I'd love to see the original

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WendyJ
WendyJ  7 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

Sorry, this is the original!!

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:59 PM

Pretty much an abstract, probably created by the movement occurring during the slow shutter speed of 1/6sec. I am making the assumption that it was accidental as you have not advised us otherwise under the description section.

Pouring rain of a beech tree? Does this mean you were standing beneath and moved the camera? Who can tell. I am not quite sure what you could do with this one Wendy.

Frank

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iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well I really like this image. The effect is interesting and pleasing to the eye, the colours are lovely.
Looking at the previous images you posted I doubt it's accidental but most likely a well created semi abstract image. It would be very difficult to turn a camera so much accidentally.
The problem of posting artistic and abstract images in this gallery is you run the risk of them being viewed by those who don't understand them.
Good work, keep on posting,
Ian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:17 PM

I have the advantage of now knowing this is the original Wendy, and as such, I am very impressed.
You have produced something quite unique in-camera.
It gives me the impression that there is a strong wind and that it's swirling the raindrops, it speaks of autumn and nature tryng to rid the tree of its golden foliage. So your title is perfect.
It's like an impressionist painting (ordinary subject matter with the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience). They sought to recreate the sensation in the eye that views the subject, rather than delineating the details of the subject.
Pamela.

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Pete Site Moderator 1318432 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 9:32 PM

Looks like the camera spinning technique to me and one you need a little more practice with. Try the shot again but take the camera off program and set either aperture priority or shutter priority and adjust the dial so that the shutter speed is nearer one second. Then try rotating at different speeds and aim for really good streaks. You should do well, especially on a scene with this much colour.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AM

I normally don't go for his type of thing, but this is strangly effective. I assume you have done this in software, but you need to tell us. There are filters in software for this effect.

Paul

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WendyJ
WendyJ  7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 - 11:41 AM

This was all done in - camera, except to give the colour a little tweak. Wendy

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like this Wendy, - it does have a quality thats just beyond my ability to explain. What I do think though is that its very flat, - meaning low contrast, so with contrast up, colours pop, and it takes on a different personality.


Ive loaded mod1 with this done. And why not consider a triptych, as in mod2, - I think this suits this style.

When you say all done in camera, do you mean you used an effect available in the camera, or that you did actually spin the camera?



regards



Willie

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WendyJ
WendyJ  7 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thankyou to all of you who have commented on my image. I can assure you that no effect was used in-camera - I don't think the LX5 has such a thing. Movement of the camera has caused the image to look like it does - no software was used to achieve the finished result either, (except for boosting the original colour in PS5). Because of the foul weather and pouring rain it was literally the work of a moment. I have been experimenting with movement in my images since attending a course near Castle Douglas earlier this year, and I think this image is the best so far. Thankyou, Willie, for your idea of a triptych, an idea I will explore. Again many thanks, Wendy.

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