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the awakening

the awakening
Photo Information
Copyright: Erik Sven (ErikSven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 946 W: 156 N: 558] (3098)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-15
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 1/1.25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/01/04 'Moving Camera' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 7:17
Viewed: 1439
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Awakening – Le Réveil – Het Ontwaken

Photo Info:
- level adjustments (a slight enhancing of the deep dark tones + a slight brightening of the mid tones)
- gentle camera shake
- cloning out of a small dust spot
- the usual resizing and resharpening for TrekLens

A photo from my archives for the "moving camera" theme.

Thanks for (re)viewing.

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Good control of both exposure time and motion to soften the effect without losing any of the finer details in the tree.

Any longer on exposure, you'd have burnt out the detail, and any faster on the camera shaking, you'd have completely ghosted out the finer details of the twigs.

Effective and successful result.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-04 8:02]

Hi Erik

A perfect example for this weeks theme, i like the blurring effect and the subject matter used, the twigs amoungst the tree add the interest. tfs

stv ;o))

Your image has a dreamlike quality to it Erik. We can clearly see the landscape but the moving camera has blended the colours on the ground and given us this gently moving tree. I think the overcast day has worked to your advantage here too. Nice addition to the theme.


Hi Erik
good shot with a moving camera. interesting results. fine display of partial blurred tree. artistic and splendid for a tutorial image.

Hi Erik,
I like the ghosting effect in the tree. It certainly does fit the movie Awakening. This would actually be a pretty interesting tree for some nice regular landscape photos.
I am impressed that the exposure is this good. Considering the speed.

I like the feelings you have shown in this motion blur shot, Erik!
Good shot with well captured light and exposure.
The colors are pleasing and details are amazing as already said by Martin.7
Well thought entry to the Friday's theme.

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

Hello Erik,
I have read all the critiques above and, why I see some merit in some of them, this image does not do it for me. It is almost as if they are looking for excuses on your behalf. I mean, please, what amazing details are we talking about?

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