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MOTION, MANIPULATION, AND FOCUS: CAPTURING THE MANY MANIFESTATIONS OF

BEAUTIFUL BLUR MAY 2010


Contents: 06 THEME: BEAUTIFUL BLUR Embracing the movement and the haze

14 CONTEST WINNERS The top three photos as voted on by you and selected by us

24 FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER Claire Jean talks about inspiration and her favorite ways to use blur

45 UPCOMING THEME Get ready to submit for our next issue!

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02 Leanne Staples

22 Kelly Kellogg

04 Sawyer Pangborn

24 Claire Jean

06 Kaylin Idora

30 James L. McCluskey

10 Akhilesh Sharma

32 Emily Chaplain King

11 Diego Albino Rodriguez Contereras

33 Marzia Frank

12 Igor Petrovic

36 Pekka Nikrus

13 Daniel Israelyan

38 Larry A. Henry

14 Chris Driscoll

40 Florian Cervenka

16 Pavithra Meera Ramashubramanian

42 Anubhav Jain

17 Jayme Rutherford

44 Keith Sanders

19 Tom George

47 Joey Colombo

On the cover: “The Joust” by L. Toshio Kishiyama I Previous page: “E V 6” by Leanne Staples I This page: “Bokeh Blur” by Sawyer Pangborn

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Editor in Chief Adam Oliver Associate Editor/ Graphic Designer: Kaitlyn Ellison Chief Operations Officer Ivan Wong Web Director/ Information Technology: Florian Cervenka

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he theme of Snapixel Magazine’s third issue is Beautiful Blur, sponsored by Lensbaby.com.

The photographs we have chosen for this issue cover a variety of subjects and styles, but all in one way or another feature blur. Whether it is created by playing with focus by using aperture, movement by shutter speed, or manipulation by camera or computer, all of these photos depict the world not through a simple sharp image, but through an artistic expression of what our cameras can be capable of. They capture so much more than just one image at one moment in time. We are all about community! All of the photographs included in this issue were submitted by users of Snapixel.com, so if you want to get involved, head to page 44 to find out what our next issue is about and then visit Snapixel.com to contribute. Cheers, The Snapixel Team

Snapixel assumes that all work published here is original. Images published in Snapixel Magazine are the sole property of the contributing photographers and are copyrighted material. No image may be reproduced without the express written permission of its owner. ©2010 Snapixel Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of this magazine is not permitted without the written consent of Snapixel.

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KAYLIN IDORA THE WAREHOUSE An abandoned factory on the shores of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana

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LEANNE STAPLES EXPRESS Metro North train [50mm, 1/3 sec. at f/5.6]

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AKHILESH SHARMA AFTER 9.00 There are many beautiful ways to spend an evening. Here is mine...

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DIEGO ALBINO RODRIGUEZ CONTERERAS THE NIGHT COMES TO A CLOSE - LAST CALL I’m not much of a drinker. Still, when last call comes around, a hazy romance hangs in the air. And that’s when the room starts spinning,... and you wonder how you’re getting home that night. [18mm, 1/20 sec. at f/3.5]

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IGOR PETROVIC MAHA MANTRA The street of smiling orange colored people

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DANIEL ISRAELYAN MARKET La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain. Although the shop was in a dark corner of the market, the lighting was ample as the fish were illuminated for the countless tourists. [16.5mm, 1/640 sec. at f/5.1]

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LENSBABY BEAUTIFUL BLUR CONTEST WINNERS 1. CHRIS DRISCOLL

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Long exposure of Hong Kong’s skyline at night. Shot from on board USS Chafee DDG-90 during western-pacific deployment 2009.

2. JAYME RUTHERFORD

WINTER’S DREAM

Dandelion seeds covered in early morning dew

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TRACTOR WITH FLOWERS

This shot was taken at a 590 acre flower field this spring in California. I waited for the moment when the tractor lined up at the horizon while the flowers formed a vanishing point. I wanted to blur it to give the photo movement. [50mm, 1/3200 sec. at f/1.4]

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THOM GEORGE TUBBS HILL Tubbs hill is one of the most photographed locations in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, yet most images are sunny and bright. I wanted a darker, more mysterious image.

PAUL PHILLIPS ROMANCE Red tulips lit from behind and filtered through textured glass [22mm, 1/160 sec. at f/13]

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KELLY KELLOGG

AUTUMN TIMBER IMPRESSIONS

This image was created by panning the camera downward during the exposure to give and impressionistic feel to the autumn forest scene.

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EXPLORING LIFE’S POETRY WITH THIS MONTH’S SNAPIXEL FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

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CLAIRE JEAN “I am french and have spent half of my life in Brazil. I took photography as a means of therapy ten years ago and it quickly became a passion. The spirit of the amateur lives inside me and I am always driven by my enthusiasm for photography.” A native of France residing in Brazil, our featured photographer of the month brings a multicultural world view to a series of topics ranging from portraits to still life to abstractions. Her strongest photos, and self-professed favorites, depict the naked form in black and white. If you visit her website (www. clairejean.daportfolio.com) you can see an entire collections dedicated to this subject, one of the strongest and most unique galleries features models covered in sea life - that’s right, people scantily clad in octopi and conch shells. In this article we place the focus on her photographs that employ blur, but the rest of her photos are definitely worth a look.

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“I use my camera as a tool to explore the poetry of life and satisfy my need for creative expression. As a poetry, a picture has to contain a mood, an idea, a story, a feeling. The Lensbaby, one of my favorite lenses, allows me to distort reality in a magical way-giving me more flexibility with the composition. Beauty is everywhere and I am interested in all subjects, although nature is one of my principal inspirations. My goal is to work with bodies integrated with nature in a perfect symbiosis.�

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JAMES L. McCLUSKEY SOLAR HAZE I took this picture early one morning after work. I passed by this everyday and could not help but notice how beautiful it is to look out over the meadow with the sun illuminating the fog. It is a real shame because some construction company came along and destroyed the scene by building a cement producer right where I took the shot. At least I captured the moment about a year before it was torn up for progress. That’s an irony, is it not? [86mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/8]

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EMILY CHAPLIN KING VENICE AT SUNSET Gondolas parked for the evening near Venice’s Piazza San Marco

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PAVITHRA MEERA RAMASUBRAMANIAN DANDELION DREAMS Taken in my backyard where this dandelion against the sun formed beautiful colors with the background [100mm, 1/100 sec. at f/2.8]

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PEKKA NIKRUS MULTIPLE NATURE 95 These apples in Helsinki were my 95th published attempt to make identifiable nature abstractions by multiple exposure. It’s one of the many endless dances I do with randomness. [85mm, 1/60 sec. at f/5.6] 36

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FLORIAN CERVENKA CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR [75mm, 1/2000 sec. at f/2.8] 40

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ANUBHUAV JAIN BIRDS 5 [28mm, 1/30 sec. at f/5.6]

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KEITH SANDERS SUN THIRST The desert sun sips from the world’s fourth largest fountain (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

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42 ANUBHAV JAIN /anubhav 24 CLAIRE JEAN /claire747 22 KELLY KELLOGG /specialk 01 L. TOSHIO KISHIYAMA /toshio 30 JAMES L. MCCLUSKY /jimmymac 36 PEKKA NIKRUS /pni 12 IGOR PETROVIC /IgorPetrovic 21 PAUL PHILLIPS /iOpeners 16 PAVITHRA MEERA RAMASUBRAMANIAN /Meera 11 DIEGO ALBINO RODRIGUEZ CONTERERAS /Darc 17 JAYME RUTHERFORD /jrphotography

40 FLORIAN CERVENKA /Flo

33 MARZIA FRANCHINI /Marziafrank

44 KEITH SANDERS /sanders0906

32 EMILY CHAPLIN KRUG /wideopenroad

18 THOM GEORGE /thomg57

10 AKHILESH SHARMA /akhilesh

47 JOEY COLOMBO /jdotcolombo

38 LARRY A. HENRY /Larry

04 SAWYER PANGBORN /spangborn

14 CHRIS DRISCOLL /comosaydice

13 KAYLIN IDORA /kaylin

02 LEANNE STAPLES /ifotog

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13 DANIEL ISRAELYAN /BigPisces

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