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Dwayne Oakes
04-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Thanks for taking a look !

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes


04-15-2011, 08:17 PM
This is very interesting... I'm kind of expecting Captain Picard, Data, and Will Riker to make an appearance, though. :)

04-17-2011, 07:36 AM
I agree, very interesting. But I was thinking Captain Kirk and Spock.

04-17-2011, 12:28 PM
Very nice. I really like this!!

Dwayne Oakes
04-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Thank you very much for the comments everyone !

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

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.

EXIF data

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

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes

04-20-2011, 12:25 PM
I love the play here Dwayne and especially like the specular light on the trees themselves.