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By sputnki
Took last Thu off and used some hotel points to take my daughter into the city for the busker-fest and book shopping. From the hotel room had a great view of a path cutting across an abandoned lot. When I was in uni it used to have a bunch of slum apartments for the student crowd, so I guess the local authority finally wised up and tore it down!

First go at a 'zoom blur' which I've read about but never attempted before (this is probably take 34!). Kind of neat you focus zoomed in then twist your zoom to a wider angle while pressing the shutter. Needs a speed slow enough to blur the zoom without losing too much detail on the center. A heavy camera with light zoom helps! Probably a tripod would have helped more Wink


Tags: Zoom blur Joggers Sports and action

Voters: taggart, woolybill1, ESP and 14 more

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
20 Aug 2007 1:05PM
I have read about this-- always wondered how it was acomplished-- maybe a tiny aperture and log shutter speed-- pleus a tripod-- This looks good-- just enough focus to see what the image is all about!

Inspires me-- thanks, Jennnnn

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sputnki 15 10 Canada
20 Aug 2007 1:10PM
Thanks Jenn. This was taken at 1/10th of a second with the aperature closed down a bit for some depth of field. Can't honestly remember now whether I when from zoomed out to in or in to out! EXIF says 55mm which is zoomed in on that lens so maybe I went from wide to zoom...

Doug ought-to-keep-a-log
achimd 13 1
20 Aug 2007 2:23PM
Sucked in. The Zoom effect pulls the eye right into the centre. Great shot.

What is the beige thingy (technical term) on the left of the image - a reflection of the room? Takes a bit away from the image.
TommyStr 14 9 3 Norway
20 Aug 2007 3:07PM
Great result Doug. Quite a refreshing shot..think I agree about the beige part, but I really like the shot.
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:06PM
what a cool experiment, i really like the result, beige bits all add to it IMO Smile

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
20 Aug 2007 7:40PM
very effective
sputnki 15 10 Canada
20 Aug 2007 8:31PM
Hmmm, I think the beigey-bit is actually the sidewalk that goes around the abandoned lot on the left and top sides.

To eliminate reflections from inside the room, I actually put my camera on the outside of the curtains. Couldn't do anything about the sidewalk tho Wink

AlanBW 14 20 England
20 Aug 2007 8:47PM
Love the effect, great stuff Doug
BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:50PM
I find my vision goes like that if I am foolish enough to try and run more than a few yards... Are you sure that's not what happened to you. Smile

tonymarq 14 1 United States
21 Aug 2007 2:49AM
Doug see your up to your old tricks and i love the depth of this!!

Doug how are you guys doing up North were all holding our own here below ya!

stay well
User_Removed 15 825 Lithuania
21 Aug 2007 6:02AM
great shot!... super effect!
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 10:38PM
well, it's a birds eye view...

like the effect it makes it very different.

now, look what you've done to blUe he's all puffed out lol

glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
24 Aug 2007 10:47PM
Glad you explained what you did Doug, thought the 70's where coming back to haunt me! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

ChrisOs 15 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 1:51PM
Good work. It's nice when an experiment pays off isn't it? You need to look at the pic for a moment to see what it is, and that's no bad thing, quite often.

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