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Swept Away


 
BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner   Swept Away
Swept Away
Blur created by panning the camera during a 1/2 sec exposure at F9.

Heather K. McFarland

 
 
 

Joy Brown
 

Gorgeous colors and abstract, Heather! Great job!


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May 23, 2004

 

Duane Carter
  Very pleasing and well done, Heather!


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May 23, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Very different for you Heather but very effective. Love the flow and colors! Your tack sharp graphic designs are wonderful but I really like seeing you stretch your creative legs :0) Well done as usual!!


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May 23, 2004

 

Judith G. Secco
  This is wonderful, Heather. I agree with Murry.
Judy


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May 23, 2004

 

Colleen Braun
  very nice, I have tried this , love your outcome...


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May 23, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  I agree with Murry, Heather!


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May 23, 2004

 

Michael Brown
  A stunning, beautiful image Heather.
I'd hang it!

Mike


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May 23, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  Very nice Heather. It's different but really nice!


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May 23, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Beautiful, Heather!!


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May 23, 2004

 
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  Magnificent. You are really in tune with your subjects and I find your images are evocative. Kudos.


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May 23, 2004

 

Dale Ann Cubbage
  Heather, great abstract image! Nice colors captured!


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May 23, 2004

 

Alisha May Furbish
  Fantastic!


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May 23, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Congratulations! -K


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June 15, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Big congrats from me!


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June 15, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats Heather!


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June 15, 2004

 

Cathy Barrows
  Congrats!...beautiful


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June 15, 2004

 

Donna J. Taff
  Congrat's, Heather!!!


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June 15, 2004

 

Diane Dupuis
  Congrats on your 5 finalists this month Heather!! All stunning!
Good luck!!


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June 15, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Your great ideas in beautiful execution always make my eyes smile ;-). Many congratulations, Heather!
Monika


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June 15, 2004

 

Jennifer Rennison
  Congratulations Heather!


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June 15, 2004

 

Ed Heaton
  Hi Heather,
Congratulations...


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June 16, 2004

 

Robin L. Wehrman
  Congratulations Heather!!


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June 16, 2004

 
CarolinaSmith.com

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  AWESOME CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE. I truly was swept away when I first saw this magnificent and moving photo. Carolina


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June 16, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Woo-Hoo! Grand prize - Congratulations! I'm happy for you! -K


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June 16, 2004

 

Liz Kepner
  Heather, Congratulations on your Grand Prize win. Way to go! This is so beautiful.


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June 16, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Heather, you never cease to amaze and impress me with your talent. What a lovely winner. Congratulations on another GP win!


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June 16, 2004

 

Janet Detota
  Congratulations, Heather!!!! :-)))


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June 16, 2004

 

Michael Brown
  Atta girl Heather! Congrats!!

Mike


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June 16, 2004

 
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  Lovely image Heather. Congratulations on your grand prize win!!


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June 16, 2004

 

Sherri L. Regalbuto
  Congratulations, amazing artistic photo.


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June 16, 2004

 

Gene Spears
  Congratulations, Heather - well deserved!


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June 16, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!


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June 16, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  BIG Congrats, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Many congrats, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Wally Orlowsky
  Congratulations on this grand win, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna W. Neal
  Woo Hoo Congratulations Heather!!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Kathleen N. Nelson
  Congratulations, Heather. Very beautiful and very creative.


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June 17, 2004

 

Paul C. Gazzanigo
  Congratulations, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

June Marie Sobrito
  Congratulations on this superb image!


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June 17, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  Congrats on another big win, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Debra Booth
  Congratulations on your grand prize, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Wim Wilmers
  Congratulations here from holland , well done sublime colors great composition and good timing

greetings wim wilmers


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June 17, 2004

 

Gianna Stadelmyer
  Congrats on your grand prize win, Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna J. Eaton
  A big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! I love this image! Just so beautiful and graceful!


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June 17, 2004

 

Myra Vos
  Congratulations Heather, great work!


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June 17, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! You've certainly figured out how to win at Betterphoto!! Of course great photos may have something to do with it :0)


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June 17, 2004

 

Jennifer Jones
  Congratulations Heather! Beautiful colors and design!


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June 17, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  Congrats on the win Heather!


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June 17, 2004

 

Jean Garrett
  Congratulations Heather. Wonderful image, I love the abstract effect caused by the panning.


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June 17, 2004

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Congrats on da big one, lady. Well done Heather.


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Congrats Heather


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June 17, 2004

 
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  so beautiful... congratulations, Heather.
kathleen


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June 17, 2004

 

Robin L. Wehrman
  Hi Heather! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Win, well deserved!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congratulations, Heather!!!


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June 17, 2004

 
- Dan Holm

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  Wow! Grand Prize!! Well deserved congratulations, Heather!!!


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Heather certanly a beautiful photo, natures bloom from another point of view. I am glad I got to rank it at DFC. Felicitations on your Grand Prize! Viveca.


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June 18, 2004

 

Sherri Miller
  wounderful work Abstract is my fav... CONGRATS


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June 18, 2004

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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  Thank you all for your kind words! It is a great honor to have been chosen GP winnner out of all the fabulous images that were entered this month!


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June 18, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Big and hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!
Monika


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June 18, 2004

 

Stephen Zacker
  Congratulations Heather. A very creative and artistic image!


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June 19, 2004

 
- Carolyn J. Connolly

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  Beautiful image Heather...and congrat's on taking out the Grand Prize with it! It's a simple but very effective image...


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June 19, 2004

 

Pu Chen
  What a wonderful painting! Congratulations, Heather!


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June 19, 2004

 

bob garas
 
 
 
once again. congrats..wonderful shot


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June 20, 2004

 

April Bryant
  Heather, I have to say first of all that I love your photos! Second, congratulations!

I have tried and tried panning and all of my shots either are over exposed or under exposed. Can you please give me some hints as to how you got this great shot? (The smallist f-stop on my digital is 8)


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June 20, 2004

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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  Thank you April!

One method I use for panning and slower exposures during daylight to cut down on the overexposing is to use ND filters. I have two of them...and 2X and 4X. Sometimes I only have to use one of them...sometimes both of them stacked.

For this shot however, I was able to get the correct exposure without using Neutral Density filters as I took the image while the flowers were still in shaded light.

Also if your camera has Exposure compensation use that. If it's overexposed start changing the stops to -1EV, then -2EV...etc. If underexposed start changing the EV to +1EV, then +2EV...etc...until you see the correct exposure in your LCD!


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June 20, 2004

 

Dolores Neilson
  I am so happy for you,Heather! Congrats on your grand prize win! Woo hooo!


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June 20, 2004

 

David Wilkinson
  Hi Heather,
Wonderful, creative, different, effective, pleasing to the eye and a very very worthy winner of the grand prize. Love it!
Well done.

David


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June 21, 2004

 

Roger D. Meador
  Congratulations on this fine image.


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June 23, 2004

 

Nyoman Putra Dewantara
  What a masterpiece.. I won't be able to paint something like this! Great experimental job, well done indeed. Congratulations!


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June 29, 2004

 

Cheryl Steinhoff
  This is so strikingly beautiful! I love the effect. Very creative. Congrats on the win...it was well deserved.


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July 15, 2004

 

Sherri Miller
 
 
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kewl it looks some what like mine!
gr8 job!


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July 15, 2004

 

Laura Clay-Ballard
  I have not tried panning flowers. tomorrow I go out with my camera and will do so! Thanks for the inspiration.


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April 16, 2005

 

Vladan D. Djordjevic
  Fantastic color, composition, effects!


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January 22, 2007

 
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