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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:01 PM   #11
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aladyforty wrote:
Rodney did you blur the whole background or just over the bush in the background?
I smudged only the portion I wanted to change. I did it quickly...Better results can be achieved when you don't rush it.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:39 PM   #12
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alady, looks like Rodney only smudged the upper left corner. the rest looks the same to me.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:42 PM   #13
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thanks i will probably edit it this way:-)
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:45 PM   #14
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I do like Rodney's edit, and I understand where the judges are coming from on this issue. It sounds as if they are a bit prejudiced, but trying to be fair, as they understand it. A selective blur can be done in a wet darkroom, but is not terribly common. Something like a spot filter is fairly common, and may be better accepted by the judges, especially if you consult them beforehand about it.

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