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* Unseasonably Warm
06-NOV-2005 Lonnit Rysher

* Unseasonably Warm

Hudson Valley, New York

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/6s f/11.0 at 25.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
jimhwy17-Nov-2005 06:33
Shhh! You're supposed to keep me thinking that the slow shutter was intentional :) I find the blur on the child in front to be kind of cool. It adds a sense of motion and action. With everything else fairly static, it sort of gives me a feeling of the exhuberance of youth. You know, a child just bopping along and having fun while everyone else is just slowly strolling. Anyhow, accidental or not, the fact that you chose it tells me that you saw something neat about it too. Jim H.
Canon DSLR Challenge15-Nov-2005 22:22
And the answer to the big question is..... drumroll please.....
Because I'm just an indiot and didn't even realize my speed went so low! LOL! This was on a tripod, so it is actually a pretty sharp shot - it's the compression, I think, that has taken the sharpness out of it. Here is how the shot shows up in my gallery; it's oversharpened there! It's the same file, uploaded here and there, yet look at the difference in how it's displayed. It's horribly oversharpened there. :( Ok, as for the real issue here, the slow shutter... I've no choice. The noise in anything over 200ISO in the 10d just sucks, so I keep it to 200. Now, I do have to say, this is incredibly ironic!!! - I virtually always shoot wide open. I love shallow DOF. Look thru my galleries and you'll see that on virtually every shot, every lens is wide open. So finally, I actually make an effort to stop it down and WHAMMO - I get the what-the-heck-are-you-doing-stopping-down-like-that speech! LMAO!!!!! That is just toooo funny! ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge15-Nov-2005 20:33
Sorry, I had to move this to Pending because it's just a tad over the file size limit. On these landscapes with so much fine detial, it really takes some aggressive compression to get 'em down to the limit. I feel guilty for moving all of these. Jim H.
alexeig15-Nov-2005 17:45
Beautiful autumn feeling * Why such long exposure? Is it tilted to the left or is it just me?
Canon DSLR Challenge15-Nov-2005 15:03

This is a nice shot....I like the colors! You folks don't seem to have lost yolur leaves yet!!! That's cool...we're down to branches now in most places...

regarding the (*) I've noticed this in your 2 shots...there is motion blur in both...In this one, the sharpness of the overall photo also seems compromised (it may be my monitor tho'). I think you are shooting with the DOF in mind...but as a personal preference...I'd have rathered more selective crispness and a more solid capture of the people, and perhaps some bokeh of the b/g leaves...I think there is something nice about a shot which has a nice b/g blur of reds/yellows/oranges. That is of course my preference...I find the motion of the person in the foreground a little I'm not sure what he/she is doing...and that makes me concentrate more on that than on the overall photo...if this is the intention, then great...