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 Even Springs Splendor Fades with Time
Even Springs Splendor Fades with Time
sjhuls


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Challenge: Spring II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 23, 2013
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 147 seconds
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2013



[Apr. 30th, 2013 09:57:41 PM]

I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed in the score this was receiving for most of the challenge. It was in the high 5's for most of the challenge but started rising slowly since Sunday and now I am quite happy with the score.

I know everyone will not appreciate the work that went into making this image. So I am going to force you to appreciate it ;)

Here is how I did it. It took forever to get the right settings. And each shot took 1-2 min to make so when one didn't turn out it was very disappointing.

First of all this is a long exposure and is made with only 4 flowers in the vase. I started with a dimly lit room and experimented with leaving the shutter open for different amounts of time and also leaving the flower in each spot for different amounts of time. In the end the best recipe was this.

Put tulips in first spot. Press shutter release. Time for 25 seconds place black cardboard over the front of the lens. Move flowers to second spot, move the black cardboard out of the way and time for another 25 seconds. I moved the flowers a total of 5 times to get the full bouquet of flowers.

Some of you guessed a double exposure, that may have been easier. But not quite as fun :) Thanks for all of those who left comments and took the time to look at it and appreciate the work that went into it.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.1650
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.1803
Views since voting: 809
Views during voting: 191
Votes: 103
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/02/2013 11:45:26 AM
Yeah its good ,I thought that was how you had performed the trick.
Worth the work for the different end I think.
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05/01/2013 07:51:11 PM
I think this IS a killer image, and thanks for posting how to! Gave me all kinds of cool ideas!
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05/01/2013 04:35:14 PM
I think it was a lovely experiment but the result puts emphasis on the sharp door losing the flowers in the process. Having simpler background may have made this a killer image.
PS Why not use ND filters in a bright room?
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05/01/2013 02:39:57 PM
Very well done Jen. Thanks for the explanation.
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05/01/2013 02:16:21 PM
Pretty nice use of that effect, live the muted coloring of the flowers, really works nicely against the old door. Ddefinitely under rated in my opinion.
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05/01/2013 12:23:01 PM
Hi Jenn,

I did something similar to this in the 30 second exposure challenge, only thing is I only had to move the hands on a clock. I tried mine in a completely darkened room and was working with a flashlight. It took many tries to get it right so I can appreciate how much effort went in to making this look as great as it does. Good on you for posting your thread, sometimes I wonder how certain effects are done and since this is a place to learn and grow, I'm glad your shared your technique.
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05/01/2013 10:21:18 AM
I really appreciate the explanation of how this was done - very educational and it's a very lovely shot.
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05/01/2013 09:39:52 AM
I think this is quite awesome.
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05/01/2013 08:59:40 AM
Very cool and I can't believe this didn't score higher!
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05/01/2013 08:55:14 AM
So sorry I didn't get back to bump that one more time or to comment - I'm on vacation and a laptop so time and viewing speed and image quality (on this monitor) all conspired to keep me from doing a last run through. This was my stand-alone favorite, however, and I gave it a 9 my first time through which I almost never do. Thanks so much for the notes and congrats on a fine result - the image itself, not the finish in the challenge :)
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05/01/2013 08:53:43 AM
Thank you for sharing - I would like to try this effect sometime and your description will be very helpful
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05/01/2013 12:26:39 AM
impressive process. you can go anywhere!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2013 10:37:52 PM
Intriguing.
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04/30/2013 08:44:13 PM
Interesting capture. Double Exposure? Pretty cool effect and an interesting take on the challenge
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04/30/2013 11:29:47 AM
I enjoy how this came out.
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04/30/2013 09:59:00 AM
A little different which is good and I really like the background.
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04/29/2013 05:18:43 PM
Very cool idea.
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04/25/2013 08:43:52 PM
Love your long exposure. Such a unique take on the challenge. BRAVO
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04/25/2013 07:51:53 PM
Nice textures and nice "movement" of the flowers. Looks a little like that cool effect they use in the movies where they show a plant grow in a few seconds. Okay a different concept but made me think about it.
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04/24/2013 07:13:02 AM
This effect is awesome!
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