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© Sadonna  Lingnau
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
Arthur Bohlmann
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    Pretty Cool, I really like your capture

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12/28/2008 2:09:48 PM

Russell E. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/12/2004

Great job, I knew this group would do the challenge justice - great idea and execution! I have tried this technique in the past, without good results - again, good job!

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12/28/2008 3:05:12 PM

Sue C. Cole
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2006

Very nice I really like this kind of abstract.:)

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12/31/2008 11:47:07 PM

Molly A. O
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/13/2007

I love the total effect of this shot, it's not just part of the way, I feel like I am taking off in space mountain or something with the way the lines are placed. AWESOME!

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1/1/2009 4:17:02 PM

Michael S. Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2004
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Great shot, Sadonna!
Can you explain how you captured this image?

Mike B-

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1/2/2009 5:24:11 AM

Irene Colling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2008
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Exciting photo Sadonna. I love playing around with a zoom blur too.
I particularily like the color and sense of movement you captured.

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1/2/2009 8:14:29 PM

Usman M. Bajwa
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Lovely capture and Congratulations on this amazing Finalist.


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1/21/2009 9:15:01 PM

Sadonna  Lingnau
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2007

Here are the specs of the image.

Canon 40D
Shutter 1/8 sec
Exposure Manual
F-Stop f/5.6
ISO 1600

Shot with my 50mm f/1.8 on a tripod

Basically I was bored one day before Christmas and decided to try to get some pictures of the lights on the tree. After that was not really all the great I decided to make shapes with making my lens out of focus.

In CS3 I have a action that takes your image and makes swirls out of it. Have done this before with a few firework pictures. I did not really use the action much just made it to where it looks like out of space. Which was my very first impression of this image.

Gives you a Star Trek feeling to it. Or it does to me. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I am sorry I did not get back in time, I am not on here that much but try to be more often.

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1/22/2009 7:57:00 AM

Melissa G. Meiselman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/24/2005
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!!!

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1/22/2009 10:17:00 AM

Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulation on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done!!!!

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1/23/2009 2:24:10 PM

Raquel J. Ruiz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/10/2006

Awesome job! Congrats!

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2/7/2009 11:53:25 PM

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