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Old Apr 14, 2011, 8:07 PM   #1
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 9:31 PM   #2
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oooooh I really like that - well cool idea and a well groovey effect that creates a super mystical shot. How did you achieve that??
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Cool picture with a nice feel to it
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Well this is different Dwayne. I am not convinced I like the streaky look it has, but it is a cool effect. Frank
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oooooh I really like that - well cool idea and a well groovey effect that creates a super mystical shot. How did you achieve that??
Thank you very much for the comments everyone !

Here are the main stages on how the photo was made:

In-camera
1-The vertical streaks in the photo where made in the field using
the in-camera's double exposure feature, most DSLR camera's have this
feature. I took one photo of the forest handheld and still (use the slowest
shutter speed possible) lens VR can help with this.

I then took a second photo and as I pressed the shutter button down
I moved the camera downward fast to create motion blur. The camera
then combines the two photos together using its firmware.

Editing (Nikon Capture NX2 software)
2-Orton-effect was added to give the photo a dream like look.

3-The photo was converted to black and white.

4-I dodge (lightened) in all the lights on the (motion blur) streaks.

5-The blue tint was added last by moving the WB (white balance) slider
to a very cold setting this gives the photo the night look.

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-Nikon D80/Nikkor 18-200mmVR
-1/25 second @ f/8
-31mm
-ISO 100
-Ev -1 1/3
-Vr ON

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Very creative of you Dwayne, Thanks for allowing me to view your process. The more I look at the photo the better I like it. I guess my first impression of the streaks were based on another mind set totaly. So iin second review, I must congradulate you on a job well done Frank
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