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Alamy QC is hard and consequent, so we tend to over criticise some of our work.

Nevertheless artistically blurry, unsharp and soft images seem to pass QC and I have quite some blurry images as I like shallow DOF's. 

This topic is inspired by the thread that Ed started in Alamy QC ( http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5282-the-case-for-unsharp-images/). 

 

Share your favourite blurry image(s) in this thread, so fellow photographers can get a feeling of what can potentially pass QC. 

 

One of my favourites is already in the above thread.

Below is with a very shallow depth of field of a stone head in Angkor Wat.  

detail-passage-of-the-leper-king-F5F1AP.

 

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I probably wouldn't dare submit this nowadays, but it has sold. The print is fairly sharp.

 

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Edited by spacecadet

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This is one of a series I did once upon a time for a winery in Napa County.
I like some of the others better, to be uploaded when I get to it.

 

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This one stayed for weeks in my "Maybe upload to Alamy" folder. 

It is shot with a Canon 400D @ high iso, had a lot of noise to begin with and after a bit of gimping ended up soft. 

Finally I had the guts to upload and it passed QC:

 

man-playing-violin-with-a-fiddle-bow-on-

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FWIW I wouldn't call that digitally altered.

Fair point, did not tick the digitally altered box but had it in description. This now reads "Postprocessed". 

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Alamy has licensed images from this series for me a couple of times. I used a lensbaby:

 

mans-hands-only-with-pen-writing-on-pape

 

man-working-on-laptop-computer-hands-on-

 

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It's a great Ciba print at 80x120cm.

On Alamy it has never sold.

 

tate-modern-london-art-museum-giacometti

wim

 

edit: 35mm Velvia

Edited by wiskerke
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Alamy has licensed images from this series for me a couple of times. I used a lensbaby:

 

 

Oh, I did not know what a lensbaby was.

At first sight I thought the blurriness was shopped in. 

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This afternoon when I popped out to take a photo of something different, a parade in Otavalo, Ecuador.

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Great idea. Very helpful for me because I'm a total wimp when it comes to uploading blurry (intentional, of course) images. Consequently, I don't have many on Alamy to share. Here's one that I like shot in a small indigenous community in Mexico. It was taken a long time ago with a manual focus camera. Somehow I nailed the focus on the girl's face and upper body. Not sure I could do it now, having been spoiled by AF. On second thought, this isn't really a blurry image after all but a panned image. Oh well, it's as close as I can get to blurred.

 

purepecha-or-tarascan-girl-running-down-

 

This one is perhaps a bit closer to being a blurry image. The bullet hole is sharp, though. Fortunately she missed me. B)

 

bullet-hole-in-window-of-the-autopsy-roo

Edited by John Mitchell

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Channeling Ernst Haas, I suppose. This is the great Luis Miguel Dominguin. 

 

bullfighter-makes-a-pass-in-the-ring-in-

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I think Ernst Haas just won this challenge!

 

wim

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London, Tate Modern. I'm not the only one that could not resist it: Google.

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Not sure if this qualifies (face is fairly sharp, given it was night)... I hadn't even considered that it might have failed QC.  Maybe a good moment to step back and inject some caution.

 

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There's no reason that should fail QC, Mike . . . a good blurred-for-motion shot, and the driver's face is readable, his expression. 

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London, Tate Modern. I'm not the only one that could not resist it: Google.

Still like yours the most, great shot! 

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There's no reason that should fail QC, Mike . . . a good blurred-for-motion shot, and the driver's face is readable, his expression. 

Thanks, easy to give way to paranoia in this company!

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Just recently shot this rather blurry rainbow...

 

playa-san-juan-tenerife-canary-islands-s

Phil

 

Noice!!! Very, very noice!!!!

 

Sort of a double-double-bluff . . . the rainbow stands out, grabs the eye immediately, demands to be the centre of attention, proclaims itself the subject  . . . but the window and raindrops cover the whole frame and thereby have a technical claim to be the subject and by default have to pass QC muster, if they're sharp . . . and they are, they're sharp as a tack . . . but the real subject, the one the eye keeps guiltily sneaking back to, sits there in all its blurry glory, daring QC to say the focus is in the wrong place :) . . .

 

Hey, okay, sometimes when I'm not too busy my mind wanders . . . others collect stamps . . . :P

 

dd

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Aylesbury taken by rocking my Fuji X100 up/down during the exposure with its built in ND filter engaged.

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Parm

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Just recently shot this rather blurry rainbow...

 

playa-san-juan-tenerife-canary-islands-s

Phil

 

Noice!!! Very, very noice!!!!

 

Sort of a double-double-bluff . . . the rainbow stands out, grabs the eye immediately, demands to be the centre of attention, proclaims itself the subject  . . . but the window and raindrops cover the whole frame and thereby have a technical claim to be the subject and by default have to pass QC muster, if they're sharp . . . and they are, they're sharp as a tack . . . but the real subject, the one the eye keeps guiltily sneaking back to, sits there in all its blurry glory, daring QC to say the focus is in the wrong place :) . . .

 

Hey, okay, sometimes when I'm not too busy my mind wanders . . . others collect stamps . . . :P

 

dd

 

 

Muchos thank yous for your comments....Wander on... :D

 

Phil

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Not what I had anticipated when I was strolling to the botanical gadens yesterday.... suddenly PAMPAMPAMPAM.

Two gunmen flee the scene of the shooting.

 

quito-ecuador-20th-february-2016-a-shoot

Edited by funkyworm
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