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Poster: francis  (see this users gallery)
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Date: October 2, 2003


ent2b
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November 21, 2003 5:51pm

amusing pic. i am assuming you used gaussian blur in PS? what camera/lens/fstop/shutter/spd did you use? dont et me started on metermaids.

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March 10, 2004 5:41pm

This is a lot of fun - I'm completely new to PS techniques: how do you select things with such accuracy?
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April 26, 2004 7:03am

Sorry to be a sourpuss, but I really hate fake blur in photoshop and this looks really fake.

It's a good photo, I bet it would be 5 times better if you let it be the photo it is.

Andrew
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May 6, 2004 9:13pm

To be frank, I actually agree with Andrew. Although I like very much most of your works, this is one of the few that I don't like. As much as I like those colors in the pic, I really can see the fakeness of the gaussian blur. I would rather you leave the pic as is, as the use of gaussian blur in this case is not at all in place
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May 11, 2004 10:18pm

the part that really kills it is how you can see the background (in focus) through the car windows. I think that maybe masking the blur so that it became less extreme towards the foreground could be the way to go on this one.
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June 3, 2004 3:03pm

Pic should be titled, "How many ticket agents does it take to write a ticket". I can only hear the jokes now.
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January 18, 2005 9:24pm

Nice job. This is where artistic preference falls into play. I like how it is so seperated from the rest of the shot, which was achieved with the soft focus. It really makes the image pop and forces you to stare at it. When I first saw it I was like... what the.... then I thought... Sweeeeeet! Cool shot! Take care, Scott
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January 12, 2006 1:10pm

Fact is, it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks. They don't like "fake" PS blur. Good for them, they don't have to do it to any of their images. If you like it, do it. You took the photo, it's yours and if you like the way it makes it look, then good for you. you are staying true to your artistic nature. Great pic. Got a chuckle out of me
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March 30, 2006 10:18am

Wow 8 comments, none strong enough to evoke a respone from the image maker!!! Smile

I like it, honestly, and am accusing you of being an extremist blurrer! Anymore blur and i would've issued you a Ticket for taking the artistic license to new heights.
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May 24, 2006 12:04pm

Yeaaa, I'm afraid inspite of your affinity for excellent compositions as well as photographic techniques, it takes a 70-300mm or 80-200mm or something higher to begin to defocus this background. If I might offer a suggestion: Erase the street and the closest automobile to the metermaids; this wil put these elements on the same plane of 3-D space. The blurred background is much too contrasting and high-key so tone it down. I like your idea nonetheless; the effect conjures up atemporal space.