Spin Cycle

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    I've long been inspired by one of Fipi's pictures. I've wanted to do something similar, and finally had opportunity, and did so today with Kristen's help. Unfortunately it was a bit muddy. Though the tripod was all the way down my beloved D40 took a trip to the mud after spinning a bit too fast. All I could do when my camera fell in the mud was laugh. It was odd.

    The camera is working perfectly. The lens, after scraping mud off the front element, doesn't feel as smooth as it used to. I'm concerned about that a bit. I've always wanted an 18-70mm instead of the 18-55mm anyway, so perhaps this is my excuse to get one. For the cost, kit lenses go very wide.

    Photoshopped for sensor dust, and resized. No levels/saturation/any other edits. Just in-camera Jpeg processing.

    D'Arne, Ming & Jack, almost3299, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Stephanie Massaro 90 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful, i love the background, the colors from the trees, and how its blurred out.

      Score 9/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    2. Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando 90 months ago | reply

      Score 8/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    3. Oram24 90 months ago | reply

      Score 8.5/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    4. saxcubano 90 months ago | reply

      Like the panning effect!

      Score 7/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    5. Zinnia. 90 months ago | reply

      awsome effect
      Score 8.5/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    6. SingleDadLaughing 90 months ago | reply

      Love your photo!

      Hey, thought you might be interested in joining the new flickr Rank me! group. :) It's brand-new (today) and I think it's right up your alley. Please check us out (click on the link below).

      This group lets you rank the previous five instead of just scoring. Hope to see you there!

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    7. Rob Kints (Robk1964) 90 months ago | reply

      Great idea, well worked out!

      Ranked #2 out of 5! in the

    8. MissCharity 90 months ago | reply

      Love this, the moving background is great.
      Ranked #1st out of 5! in the

    9. Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando 90 months ago | reply

      Ranked #2 out of 5! in the

      My last dream:
      Raining blood sky

    10. blunotte 90 months ago | reply

      Ranked #3 out of 5! in the

    11. Rahil. 90 months ago | reply

      Ranked 1 out of 5! in the

    12. romanian2 90 months ago | reply

      this is one kind of photo wich i do not know how to make
      i tried many times...but in the end the result was wrong
      maybe you can tell me how you make this kind of photo

      great job

    13. mr.diesio 89 months ago | reply

      Wow..very cool idea!!

    14. NIKONGERL / Please do not copy my images without p 88 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nikon D40 Most Interesting!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    15. Retinal Fetish 87 months ago | reply

      I've been meaning to do a slow shutter Merry-Go-Round shot myself, and worried about the centrifugal force... I think having it land in the mud would have made me cry. :( Glad to hear that it it survived.

    16. Alaya Bleu 86 months ago | reply

      Very nice dynamic picture! I like how the photo is tipped also.... gives it even more movement! Cool! Hope your camera is okay again.

    17. Alaya Bleu 86 months ago | reply

      P.s. I like your photo better than that of the person you got the inspiration from. Why? Because your colors are better, they are warmer than hers.

    18. jeyoung [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      Nice picture. It gives me motion sickness just by looking at it. I guess it's working then :-)

    19. frankweir 81 months ago | reply

      I suffer from vertigo and this is enough to put me over the edge and run for the john! PROOF POSITIVE that it's a successful photo!

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