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Challenge: Leap Day: In The Style Of: Natsumi Hayashi (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Date: Mar 5, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2012

It took 150 jumps before I got what I felt looked like natural levitation. I now have even more respect for Natsumi Hawashi. I can't believe she does this almost every day and has up to 300 takes. She must have calves of steel!

I'm not 100% happy with this. I think the "levitation" looks good, but I'm not sure about the shots composure. It's hard to make "mundane life" look interesting. I'm going to guess this gets a 5.7

Front room had an 580EX II pointed mostly at the ceiling, but I let some bleed through a shoot through umbrella. Set to 1/4 power.

Middle room had a bare SB-26 set to 1/16 power. It had a gobo to block any hard light and was bounced off some white paper to get the edge lighting on my left side.

Back room had a Vivitar 285 set to 1/16 power on a shoot through umbrella.

Place: 7 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.9556
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5778
Avg (non-participants): 7.0500
Views since voting: 1667
Views during voting: 535
Votes: 225
Comments: 12
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03/14/2012 04:36:06 PM
Way too Go! Ben!
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03/14/2012 01:44:57 PM
Should have been a ribbon... nicely done!
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03/14/2012 03:29:46 AM
Love the simplicity. Congrats on the top ten
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2012 09:50:37 PM
Nice energy in the leap.
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03/13/2012 08:23:59 PM
Fantastic job, he seems to fly!
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03/10/2012 07:43:32 PM
that's the way. Very Natsumi. Nice work.
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03/08/2012 09:04:07 AM
Oh I like this a lot. The clock adds a nice touch.
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03/07/2012 04:24:10 PM
That must have hurt! Impressive! One of my favorites due to the simplicity of the setting, pose, composition, and clarity. Giving this a 10.
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03/07/2012 03:31:46 PM
This is probably my favorite of the bunch! The look is so amazing realistic. The appearance of levitation is perfectly executed here! WONDERFUL SHOT! 10.
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03/07/2012 01:13:43 PM
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03/07/2012 04:30:34 AM
That's really good! Nice clean colors
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03/07/2012 01:47:48 AM
This shot is very well done. My Yellow - 9
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