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  #133 Repetition
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Psycho       ©2013 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       1st place, 209 points
1/4s, f3.2, ISO 200, 44mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop, desaturate, lens adjust, resize, sharpen.       Extra Info: With apologies to Ai Weiwei, PP aside, this was a completely candid capture.
 
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doto
Oct 15, 2013
    Somehow I missed this one when going through the shots (should do it more carefully). It's a great shot well seen and composed, and I'm glad it received it's worthy place even without my vote :)

davep56
Oct 15, 2013
    Congratulations well deserved. Still find the patterns so captivating

f_otto
Oct 15, 2013
    It is the day of bicyclist. Congratulation!

Jade O.
Oct 14, 2013
    Thank you for your votes and comments. I did not think this image was that good so I am surprised so many liked it. Outtake to follow in a week.

Adirondack Gal
Oct 14, 2013
    Congratulations on a well deserved TOP finish! This is a perfect image for the theme. I can't wait to see some out takes!

Amberbug
Oct 14, 2013
    Congratulations on your win.

KJW
Oct 14, 2013
    Congrats, interesting but well deserved.

Adirondack Gal
Oct 14, 2013
    Congratulaions on a well deserved win! This is an amazing image that keeps ones interest for a long time.

Lo
Oct 14, 2013
    Wow! great finish - I'm looking forward to the outtakes.

mrsawyer
Oct 14, 2013
    As fc said:
Well done!

Mepo
Oct 14, 2013
    Congratulations Jade - well deserved win. I did wonder about the gun but thought maybe I was seeing things.

forkcandles
Oct 14, 2013
    Well done
Well done
Sorry couldnt resist.

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Lo
Oct 14, 2013
    I'm totally confused by this shot - and very impressed!

mrsawyer
Oct 14, 2013
    Lots of repetition here! Love the overall effect of this one. In my favs.

Jade O.
Oct 14, 2013
    hifi Old Finn Thanks!

Bill I will post the original in out takes in a week when I am back.

ambaker I was unsure about the PP. Glad you liked it.

fc I was unsure if this was the best shot or not.

babysitter I will let you see the whole piece in out takes next week.

hifi
Oct 14, 2013
    Brilliant capture! My 1st place vote.

Old Finn
Oct 14, 2013
    Good work.Lots of repetition here. In my favorites

wrosenthal
Oct 14, 2013
    I like the b&w treatment here that accentuates the abstract quality of all the frames and wheels. Nicely done.

ambaker
Oct 14, 2013
    Very cool effect. It took a minute to realize that the bike frames were manipulated. Which is a good thing. The special effects supported the image rather than the other way round. B&W was very effective here.

forkcandles
Oct 13, 2013
    it would have a long job but as the figure spoils the pattern and holding a pistol takes the eye away from the lovely patterns. I would have tried to either clone out or blur the figure

babysister
Oct 12, 2013
    My favourite. What a wonderful mess! Are they bicycle wheels or what? beautiful lighting.

Jade O.
Oct 12, 2013
    johncomyn I think the blown highlights could have been avoided but the exposures were a challenge and the scene dynamic.

davep56 Thank you. Credit to the artist Ai Weiwei.

Michael Was unsure about the lens effect; pleased to know it worked for you.

elliott The PP is simple, just desaturate, add the lens effect filter in GIMP, and there you have it. The scene is in front of City Hall in Toronto, part of a street art exhibit showing the works here of Ai Weiwei. I'll post a bit more in outtakes after I am back. The fellow in the scene just pulled out a hand gun so his friend could take a cellphone grab. A little unsettling but it was over in an instant. (Generally carrying a handgun in public is illegal in Canada. Our guns laws are tighter and we avoid the carnage that comes with lax gun ownership laws in the States; we have some extremist positions but the aversion to regulation for public safety is something more prevalent in the US -- not to mention the twisted notions of what "freedom" means. The fact this weapon was pulled shows how Canada has changed due to the import of illegal weapons smuggled in from the U.S. and the change has not been for the better.)
Edited on Oct 12, 2013

johncomyn
Oct 11, 2013
    Well this works great in B&W! Blown highlights, but are unavoidable in a scene like this and they actually work here. A more angular composition could have worked better, but even after seeing that this might be better.

davep56
Oct 11, 2013
    interesting shapes and patterns. well taken

Mepo
Oct 11, 2013
    Right on theme. Love the lens adjust - you had to have a good eye to spot this. Number one perhaps.

elliott
Oct 10, 2013
    i like this for sure. right on theme. just wish you had given a bit more info on your pp and extra info. high in my favorites right away.
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By Jade O.


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