Hi Michael, nothing so tricky I'm afraid..the HDR was a typical bracket of three shots, processed with HDR Efex PRo. The blur was done manually in Photoshop.
very nice work
Nice one - my shot (8th place in this challenge) was of the other side of these very beach boxes :)
adamharper: I wonder if the submitter is the same guy who actually took this photo?http://www.pbase.com/jcsofield/image/128649581
I did a search of users on dpreview and saw that you were a member so thought it was probably you who entered the challenge! Awesome shot.
I wonder if the submitter is the same guy who actually took this photo?http://www.pbase.com/jcsofield/image/128649581
Interesting that there are so many critical comments on this - poor image quality, lack of control, gimmicky, blah blah blah....this is a fundamental change in digital photography, and impressive technology that is still in its infancy. Funny how so many people seem to forget how rapidly new technologies advance once they are unleashed. I have no doubt that in a few years (3? 5?) many (if not most) dslrs will utilise this technology. Problems like dof, image quality, light sensitivity and shutter control are all just technical problems that will be overcome, because the consumer will demand it.
I thought the word 'interpret' in the description of this 'Open to Interpretation' challenge left it pretty wide open...