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Another one from wandering around in the woods. Again, no editing beyond the usual tweaks: the blur this time is from rotating the camera while the shutter was open.

All comments and criticism appreciated.

Dave.

Thursday, 30th September, 2010.
50mm, f/5.6, 1/4s, ISO-200.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 50mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Woodland vortex
Username:DRicherby DRicherby
Uploaded:15 Oct 2010 - 12:24 PM
Tags:Blur, Esholt, Flowers & plants, Forests, Motion blur, Rotating, Rotation, Specialist / abstract, Spinning, Spring wood, Trees, Turning, West yorkshire, Woods
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vickyal
vickyal  6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 - 12:27 PM

Very trippy!!!!
Great work.
Vicky

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OVrtnarHigi
15 Oct 2010 - 12:28 PM

Tip tip idea.

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 844 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 12:56 PM

A clever tecnique that looks well worth experimenting with myself....Phil

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 487 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 1:15 PM

Another very good abstract David and I especially like how you have placed the centre of the vortex on the right hand third. Did you achieve that by cropping or is it another clever camera trick?
Phil

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 1:43 PM

Pure luck, Phil! Grin I took about half a dozen of these and the centres were all over the place. This one is actually uncropped.

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 487 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 1:58 PM

Ah yes, an essential part of photography. My swan shots had a huge slice of luck too.
Phil

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 2:13 PM

Clever stuff Dave. Very imaginative. You cant have wandered off centre cos it would have spiraled out of control!! It works. Thanks for your help with my recent uploads. Paul

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 2:46 PM

Very cool effect. I'm surprised by how the trees stay so straight. Quite an unusual result but I do like it...........Sandy

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gingerdelight
15 Oct 2010 - 2:50 PM

As per a previous comment, I like the way the vortex is off centre. A great image Dave.
Carol

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 2:56 PM

Good point about the straight trees. That indicates that the camera must have been still for a good proportion of the exposure, so I must have pressed the button and then started turning the camera.

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Phil_L
Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 3:28 PM

Interesting effect. I'd think it would be easy to overdo this technique but this has turned out very well indeed.

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Adderwatcher
16 Oct 2010 - 8:06 AM

I do like this, different and sucessful! Excellent work Dave!
Scott

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 8:10 AM

I like the effect..

Bernie

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 8:37 AM

Super Work. Its amazing how the camera has caught movment as well as image. Love the title too. Well done
Carol

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 - 8:53 AM

Hi Dave
I like this one better than the previous one.
Must give it ago myself.
Regards
Pete.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 12:44 PM

We might see a few of these now. Good imagination.

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Oleg_Lobzin
17 Oct 2010 - 12:39 AM

Excellent work.
Regards, Oleg.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2010 - 8:42 AM

It's a good one - my attempts were all over the place and very frustrating! A

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NobbytheNobster

Nice image, what a great idea works well Smile
Ricky.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2010 - 4:25 PM

Fascinating idea. Really must give this a try. Sort of a Alien's eye view effect!

Ann

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2010 - 10:12 PM

As though a small whirlwind had come and swirled the leaves up . A clever , fun thing to do . Must try it Wink xx

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
20 Oct 2010 - 10:37 AM

EXcellent!..great effect.
Robert

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MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
20 Oct 2010 - 6:23 PM

Great idea! Like the result! Very imaginative!
Milena

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 10:17 PM

nice affect.
thx for sharing

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 5:21 PM

Hey - I like this - a swirl of bark! That vortex is so well placed - can go straight through - almost like a portal. Love it.

Sue

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Oct 2010 - 6:40 PM

Great image, love the affect.

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 7:17 PM

Wow another image to keep reminding me of the endless possibilities when it comes to photography...Smile

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 10:36 AM

Lovely dynamic effect; very effective. Thank you for your kind comments on my PF.
Rende

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JeniTLC
JeniTLC  6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 - 8:58 AM

Fun and nice, off-centre composition.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 10:09 AM

more experiments - this works well you are creating some nice effects here in this series, shows we need to use our imaginations more.....

Linda Wink

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kforeman
kforeman  5 England
27 Oct 2010 - 1:38 PM

thanks for the comments. great picture. most of my pictures are done on a link

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jonrayner
jonrayner  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 11:21 AM

Another great shot, how far do you rotate the camera, as the trees as most looking fairly straight?
Loving the effect though, spot on.
Jon

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 3:11 PM

I think I took this by rotating the camera about 90° after pressing the shutter. But I'm not sure how far it would have got before the shutter closed again. Smile

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Dave_Holdham
31 Oct 2010 - 7:01 PM

Interesting image, i like the effect

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dusfim
dusfim  4 Malta
1 Nov 2010 - 9:03 PM

Interesting effect.good technical style, interesting. Dusfim

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 3:01 PM

really interesting...... ive been trying something similar
this is a really great result
like this alot Smile

maggie

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 2:16 PM

Like this one feels like your being sucked in,
Liking this alot.

Aidan,,

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sedonamoonshine

oh very effective !!!! like it............p.s. thank you for the train information very interesting

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:29 AM

Rotating the camera? hmmm, that's interesting. I think it is manfroto's rotating adjustment pod. Very nice indeed. low exposure filter probably used to avoid overexposure while the shutter were open...
Great stuff, well done and thank you for your nice comment
Astyag

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 10:39 AM

No need for gadgets or filters. I held the camera in my hands and the woods are dark enough that a quarter-second at f/5.6 was the natural exposure.

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30 Nov 2010 - 11:24 PM

I do like this - and once again, Dave - I've done this with the lensbaby with wild effects. This has good light and definition and the effect of the vortex pulling one in is quite good.
Anne

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