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Challenge: Camera Bag (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: my basement
Date: May 16, 2010
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2010

I wasted spent more time on this challenge than any since I started at DPC. I became obsessed. The idea is a B- idea so I wanted the photo to stand out to make it an A.
I shot for 2 days - The tripod is strung to a pipe in my basement using fishing line. I attached it at 3 points because I didn't wan it to move - turns out whenever I bumped it I had to wait 10 minutes for it to stop moving anyway.

I used a flashlight at first but the batteries died uh yeah how did that happen. So I ended up using a desk lamp and created a snoot using a PVC pipe and metal duct tape. I used a felt backdrop and the bag is resting omn a futon in the basement (where I covered the window for total darkness.

I'm, really hoping this is one of the better bag images and (pray) for top 10 for ImageNation!!! Or it could bomb and be a 5.5 dude to lame idea or bad processing.

Frankly, I will be bummed under a 6.

In processing I cloned out a zipper on the front. Darkened and desaturated the inside of the bag. Cloned out over highlited inside of bag (which had my iphone lighting it BTW - didn't really help much). Desatureatd much of the bag to make the streaks pop more. did some dodging and burning all over the place - really I wish the flash was brighter- but at this point I am limited to 30sec exposures w/ the d300 what a joke!

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.6640
Avg (commenters): 9.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3621
Avg (non-participants): 6.9254
Views since voting: 6669
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 125
Comments: 18
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/27/2010 01:26:20 PM
Great job Tate!..congrats on the yellow!!
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05/26/2010 12:11:58 PM
Beautiful
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05/25/2010 02:31:40 PM
Congrats
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05/25/2010 11:39:06 AM
Congrats Tate - great shot great score :)
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05/24/2010 05:47:14 PM
Nice colors..Congrats!
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05/24/2010 12:22:08 PM
Brilliant shot! Love it! Congrats, Tate.
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05/24/2010 12:09:22 PM
Wonderful job!! Very well done and your work certainly paid off! Congrats!!
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05/24/2010 07:05:20 AM
glad to see all that effort paid off for you - congrats
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05/24/2010 01:12:14 AM
Nice job, tate. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/24/2010 12:53:29 AM
You won the ribbon! Now you can have 3 wishs. :D
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05/24/2010 12:08:16 AM
excellent. Congrats on your ribbon
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05/24/2010 12:07:25 AM
This is super fly! Congrats!
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05/24/2010 12:02:57 AM
Okay! Tate, congratulations on a fine finish with a fine entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2010 06:37:17 PM
incredibly excellent .. hope you do well .. this 10 should help .. !!..;)
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05/17/2010 08:55:04 AM
Great setup and great light painting.
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05/17/2010 04:16:17 AM
very well done..perfect 10
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05/17/2010 01:31:37 AM
Great idea and execution!! <not voting>
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05/17/2010 01:02:59 AM
Great lighting effect. Well-processed
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