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Old Aug 15, 2010, 8:20 AM   #1
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This statue commemorates the 65th anniversary of the famous Times Square kiss photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt at the end of WWII. Photos were taken on Friday. Yesterday, Saturday, the official V-J (Victory Over Japan) Day couples donned navy hats and kissed under the statue.

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Hi Vvcarpio,
That first pics so Dynamic it really stands out, brilliant. The second one is so interesting to look at with amazing detail. I really feel like I'm stood there looking at this scene.You have captured so much. Brilliant.
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Thanks, condorman.

3) I thought I'd play around with PSE's radial blur and Topaz Denoise with a high setting to smoothen the streaks. As with the above photos, I processed with DPHDR and Topaz Adjust's "spicify" preset.


#4) Here is the original DPHDR output.
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# 1 is awesome! That perspective again. #3 made me dizzy, but I like it anyway!
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Thanks, Hawgwild. I got lazy deghosting the moving people in the foreground so I thought I'd just blur everything except the statue. I'm glad the effect worked .
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Hi Vvcarpio,
That first pics so Dynamic it really stands out, brilliant. The second one is so interesting to look at with amazing detail. I really feel like I'm stood there looking at this scene.You have captured so much. Brilliant.
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Thanks, Kathleen.
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Your zoom blur is excellent. I find it a bit dizzying too, but it really sets that statue off nicely.
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Thanks, Paul. Yes, I, too, get dizzy if I stare too long. Also at least (I remember reading this somewhere), the blur sets it apart from archetypal images of Godzilla and Gamera trampling on the citizens of Tokyo.
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