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Swept Away

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Swept Away
Swept Away
Blur created by panning the camera during a 1/2 sec exposure at F9.
© Heather K. McFarland
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Joy Brown
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    Gorgeous colors and abstract, Heather! Great job!


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5/23/2004 6:41:19 AM

 
Duane Carter
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Very pleasing and well done, Heather!


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5/23/2004 6:43:32 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Very different for you Heather but very effective. Love the flow and colors! Your tack sharp graphic designs are wonderful but I really like seeing you stretch your creative legs :0) Well done as usual!!


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5/23/2004 6:54:12 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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This is wonderful, Heather. I agree with Murry.
Judy


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5/23/2004 6:56:47 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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very nice, I have tried this , love your outcome...


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5/23/2004 7:00:01 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

I agree with Murry, Heather!


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5/23/2004 7:49:31 AM

 
Michael Brown  

A stunning, beautiful image Heather.
I'd hang it!

Mike


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5/23/2004 7:52:20 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Very nice Heather. It's different but really nice!


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5/23/2004 8:51:51 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful, Heather!!


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5/23/2004 1:22:55 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Magnificent. You are really in tune with your subjects and I find your images are evocative. Kudos.


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5/23/2004 3:10:40 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Heather, great abstract image! Nice colors captured!


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5/23/2004 8:03:46 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Fantastic!


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5/23/2004 10:30:56 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations! -K


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6/15/2004 1:01:27 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Big congrats from me!


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6/15/2004 2:30:28 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Heather!


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6/15/2004 4:23:55 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful


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6/15/2004 4:37:43 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Heather!!!


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6/15/2004 5:21:11 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats on your 5 finalists this month Heather!! All stunning!
Good luck!!


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6/15/2004 6:57:21 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Your great ideas in beautiful execution always make my eyes smile ;-). Many congratulations, Heather!
Monika


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6/15/2004 7:23:04 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Congratulations Heather!


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6/15/2004 8:31:51 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hi Heather,
Congratulations...


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6/16/2004 7:42:35 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations Heather!!


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6/16/2004 8:40:10 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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AWESOME CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE. I truly was swept away when I first saw this magnificent and moving photo. Carolina


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6/16/2004 6:18:30 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Woo-Hoo! Grand prize - Congratulations! I'm happy for you! -K


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6/16/2004 6:19:47 PM

 
Liz  Kepner  

Heather, Congratulations on your Grand Prize win. Way to go! This is so beautiful.


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6/16/2004 6:23:38 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Heather, you never cease to amaze and impress me with your talent. What a lovely winner. Congratulations on another GP win!


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6/16/2004 6:40:03 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, Heather!!!! :-)))


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6/16/2004 7:17:17 PM

 
Michael Brown  

Atta girl Heather! Congrats!!

Mike


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6/16/2004 7:31:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Lovely image Heather. Congratulations on your grand prize win!!


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6/16/2004 8:05:40 PM

 
Sherri L. Regalbuto
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Congratulations, amazing artistic photo.


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6/16/2004 10:00:41 PM

 
Gene Spears
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Congratulations, Heather - well deserved!


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6/16/2004 11:13:29 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!


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6/16/2004 11:56:10 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

BIG Congrats, Heather!


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6/17/2004 12:42:34 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Many congrats, Heather!


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6/17/2004 2:54:42 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this grand win, Heather!


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6/17/2004 2:57:42 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Woo Hoo Congratulations Heather!!!


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6/17/2004 3:09:29 AM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Congratulations, Heather. Very beautiful and very creative.


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6/17/2004 3:13:45 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Congratulations, Heather!


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6/17/2004 3:26:34 AM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations on this superb image!


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6/17/2004 3:50:18 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on another big win, Heather!


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6/17/2004 3:55:33 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your grand prize, Heather!


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6/17/2004 4:17:22 AM

 
Wim Wilmers  

Congratulations here from holland , well done sublime colors great composition and good timing

greetings wim wilmers


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6/17/2004 4:19:57 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Congrats on your grand prize win, Heather!


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6/17/2004 4:35:10 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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A big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! I love this image! Just so beautiful and graceful!


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6/17/2004 5:03:29 AM

 
Myra Vos
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Congratulations Heather, great work!


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6/17/2004 5:24:57 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! You've certainly figured out how to win at Betterphoto!! Of course great photos may have something to do with it :0)


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6/17/2004 6:30:46 AM

 
Jennifer Jones
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Congratulations Heather! Beautiful colors and design!


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6/17/2004 6:38:41 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Congrats on the win Heather!


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6/17/2004 6:39:06 AM

 
Jean Garrett  

Congratulations Heather. Wonderful image, I love the abstract effect caused by the panning.


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6/17/2004 7:44:35 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Congrats on da big one, lady. Well done Heather.


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6/17/2004 10:06:09 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Congrats Heather


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6/17/2004 11:53:16 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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so beautiful... congratulations, Heather.
kathleen


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6/17/2004 12:28:13 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Hi Heather! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Win, well deserved!!


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6/17/2004 1:08:25 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Heather!!!


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6/17/2004 9:08:39 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Grand Prize!! Well deserved congratulations, Heather!!!


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6/17/2004 10:48:59 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Heather certanly a beautiful photo, natures bloom from another point of view. I am glad I got to rank it at DFC. Felicitations on your Grand Prize! Viveca.


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6/18/2004 6:23:17 AM

 
Sherri Miller  

wounderful work Abstract is my fav... CONGRATS


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6/18/2004 9:57:57 AM

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Thank you all for your kind words! It is a great honor to have been chosen GP winnner out of all the fabulous images that were entered this month!


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6/18/2004 1:54:47 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Big and hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!
Monika


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6/18/2004 4:59:15 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Heather. A very creative and artistic image!


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6/19/2004 6:14:58 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Beautiful image Heather...and congrat's on taking out the Grand Prize with it! It's a simple but very effective image...


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6/19/2004 9:43:04 AM

 
Pu Chen  

What a wonderful painting! Congratulations, Heather!


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6/19/2004 11:40:31 PM

 
bob garas
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once again. congrats..wonderful shot


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6/20/2004 6:38:19 AM

 
April Bryant
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Heather, I have to say first of all that I love your photos! Second, congratulations!

I have tried and tried panning and all of my shots either are over exposed or under exposed. Can you please give me some hints as to how you got this great shot? (The smallist f-stop on my digital is 8)


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6/20/2004 7:22:25 AM

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Thank you April!

One method I use for panning and slower exposures during daylight to cut down on the overexposing is to use ND filters. I have two of them...and 2X and 4X. Sometimes I only have to use one of them...sometimes both of them stacked.

For this shot however, I was able to get the correct exposure without using Neutral Density filters as I took the image while the flowers were still in shaded light.

Also if your camera has Exposure compensation use that. If it's overexposed start changing the stops to -1EV, then -2EV...etc. If underexposed start changing the EV to +1EV, then +2EV...etc...until you see the correct exposure in your LCD!


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6/20/2004 7:31:13 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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I am so happy for you,Heather! Congrats on your grand prize win! Woo hooo!


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6/20/2004 7:35:26 AM

 
David Wilkinson  

Hi Heather,
Wonderful, creative, different, effective, pleasing to the eye and a very very worthy winner of the grand prize. Love it!
Well done.

David


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6/21/2004 2:54:19 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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Congratulations on this fine image.


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6/23/2004 1:02:06 PM

 
Nyoman Putra Dewantara  

What a masterpiece.. I won't be able to paint something like this! Great experimental job, well done indeed. Congratulations!


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6/29/2004 9:47:42 PM

 
Cheryl Steinhoff
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This is so strikingly beautiful! I love the effect. Very creative. Congrats on the win...it was well deserved.


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7/15/2004 6:23:45 AM

 
Sherri Miller  

 
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kewl it looks some what like mine!
gr8 job!


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7/15/2004 7:04:03 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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I have not tried panning flowers. tomorrow I go out with my camera and will do so! Thanks for the inspiration.


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4/16/2005 8:27:24 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic color, composition, effects!


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