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Challenge: Time Passing (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 880
Location: Office Desk
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Aperture: F/9.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8sec
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2004

Time is an abstract, almost fuzzy concept. I wanted a photo capturing this aspect as well as the ever forward motion of time. An almost circular arc impies continuity (orbit) without actually ever repeating the same path (spiral?) The clockwise direction links in the familiarity of clock-hand direction. Well that was the idea anyway.

B&W/macro mode on camera, 8 second exposure using single candle as light source.

Camera remained stationary as watch moved in two steps by hand to produce desired arc. (Wait four seconds, move qucikly one watch width, then slowly out of frame to right.)

Post Edit: Dust and scratches filter applied to clean up worst of digital noise whilst preserving "film" grain. Spot editing remove some shadows and background surface imperfections. Masked contrast to brighten watch and higlights.

This may have turned out better in colour beign a gold watch. But I took the shot in B&W so couldn't revert.

Place: 90 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.1913
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.3404
Views since voting: 739
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 183
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2004 10:27:15 PM
returning for comments;
Flying watch to signify flying time? Bumping to 6.
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11/26/2004 09:44:54 PM
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11/25/2004 01:25:27 AM
please teach me!
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11/23/2004 09:37:14 PM
Your image conveys the message nicely but maybe just a bit too nicely. It seems a little traditional. Beautiful crisp images on the face of the timepiece.
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11/22/2004 02:12:51 PM
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11/22/2004 12:21:39 PM
Love the blur. Not so sure about the B&W. I feel that the motion could be brought out more if in colour. Could be wrong, though.
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