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Witness

By gilad
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In all your wisdom you made the earth for me to stand on
In all your glory you made the wind to blow my mind
In all your might you made the fire to warm my nights
In all your kindness you made me a witness of your work


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30 seconds exposure of Wheat blowing in the wind (I thought about titling this piece Wheatness, but I felt nobody will really get it). I am the model for that.
Canon 5D mark II and a Canon 17-40mm with B+W 110 ND filter.

B&W version
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
552x800px 267.7 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/18.0
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 25, 2009, 3:56:17 PM
Published:
Comments125
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otsego-amigo Photographer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Watching this picture I feel like a fresh breeze is flowing out of my monitor into my face.
Even if the concept is quite common, I've rarely seen such an expressive photograph. Almost every detail - starting with the fluffy wheat field that seems to rustle in the wind through to the deep blue sky sending its stormy hazy energy ending with the obviously overwhelmed person who is surrounded by these forces of nature - emits so much power and provides this image a convincing authenticity.
There is only one point that doesn't please me: The blurry arms and back of the person. But considering that this is a 30 second exposure shot (this fact alone made my jaw drop) such a bagatelle is all too reasonable.
Great work!
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DakotahorseHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!:)
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eN-eLHobbyist Photographer
The mixture of sharpness at some spots and the blur make the pic so unrealistic. Just great.
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AkaiRabbitStudent Artist
i don't know .... but this picture makes me scared
the atmosphere is tense
this point of view ...is like a
lion hiding...getting ready to pounce on it's prey
scary but amazing ^^
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DABLEKZHobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :huggle: :rose:
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SerinaNightStudent General Artist
The fade effect one the wheat makes it look even better.
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I actually love the fact that the hands are blurry, cause it adds to the movement of the piece, that there is life not just in the wheat but in the witness as well! I think that too much 'clarity' in a piece can make it look too stiff or fake sometimes. Great shot! :)
adala's avatar
that's so fantastic. the oure natural elements together with your poem-very great association :clap:
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iyariHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea and thought behind it :)

Haha I love the thought of you standing there for 30seconds doing absolutely nothing but holding your arms out, I think it's funny and awesome and cool.
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mmusAProfessional Photographer
This is wonderful! Makes me want to try something similar.
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themonsterlovedbyGodProfessional Photographer
didn't your hands grow sore for 30 seconds of raising it like that?
gilad's avatar
giladProfessional Photographer
No, 30 seconds isn't that much. 30 minutes would be harder
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themonsterlovedbyGodProfessional Photographer
wow, i have a hard time posing for 5 seconds already, you must really be used to doing this thing, huh. :)

i truly admire your photos, hope i could be as good as you someday. :)
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LDFranklin Photographer
Awesome capture!
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paddimirHobbyist Photographer
magnificent movement :)
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GrandSpammerProfessional Interface Designer
:heart: Featured here [link] :heart:
hhryah's avatar
Beautiful colors in the sky! Great composition too.
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kevyynHobbyist Photographer
Great saturated colours. The sky is magnificent and I love the processing. Well done
YaelSela's avatar
Wheatness is perfect!

Since when do we care if people get it or not? :P
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giladProfessional Photographer
Thank you my dear, great hearing from you
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Julie-tibby-tatProfessional Traditional Artist
Very cool picture, but I love the writing even more!

Julie
brennennn's avatar
Pretty.. I love the effect of the extended exposure.
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