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Halley's Pepper

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Challenge: Yellow Revisited (Basic Editing II)
Collection: Abstract/ Impress.
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Date: Dec 7, 2004
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2004

Done via slow exposure, panning. I had the camera on a tripod, head tilted, fired via remote control, then "dropped" the head of the tripod. Required a lot of tries and experiments to get this.

For those visiting, I'd love to hear your comments on this. It didn't do very well, and I'd love to know if/why some people were put off by this. I don't mind it if you are critical.

Place: 113 out of 393
Avg (all users): 5.3701
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 5.1842
Avg (non-participants): 5.5891
Views since voting: 1366
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 281
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/20/2004 07:12:59 PM
Far out!!! How did you do that? Great picture...and I like the caption.
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12/16/2004 11:34:53 AM
To me, the yellow color did not lend to the impact of the photo.... the blur led to the impact... but I am new here, and my opinion does not count for much.... being new, I wasn't sure how to vote... I stayed away from 1's, 9's and 10's....and I put my empasis on yellow leading to the impact of the photo, not so much the photo quality...your's is quiet nice there....
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12/16/2004 02:30:50 AM
i think this is a great shot, after looking at it. my first impression though didn't let me register what kind of work may have gone into this. I also think a flash to seperate the peppers a little more may have helped this shot. If I were goin through voting without a lot of time i'd probably give it a 6 or 7. If i had a lot of time to think, probably an 8.
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12/15/2004 07:38:00 PM
Owen, no I didn't use flash, I used two halogen work lights and styrofoam to fill/bounce the light. I'll have to try that though, it's a great idea, and thanks for reminding me about your image--which proves that motion blur CAN do well in a challenge (I thought I'd remembered seeing some). Maybe I'll give your shot a try for Deja Vu.
12/15/2004 04:09:54 PM
Did you use the flash for this shot Neil? To me it doesn't look like it. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe, had you used first curtain sync (all that us DRebel users can do anyway), you would have separated the pepper from the trail; I think that would have made it much more dynamic and the pepper would have shined (no pun intended). That's how I did this ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/202/thumb/67133.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/202/thumb/67133.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
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12/15/2004 11:06:27 AM
I just love the colors on this shot. It's diferent to, you play very well with motion blurr, it's blurred but at the same time you can see what it is. I don't really know why this got so low. I didn't votte on this challenge but i would probably give it a 7. Keep it up i would like to see more photos of this kind. Directly to my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2004 12:49:06 PM
very creative. I like the diagonal composition, and the smeared light. Good work!
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12/11/2004 10:49:48 PM
interesting shot, you dont often see a motion blur with peppers.
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12/11/2004 11:49:17 AM
Best of the pepper shots. You took a very common theme and made something unique of it. Also, I like the corner to corner composition. Bumping to 8.
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12/10/2004 08:55:09 PM
There were a lot of pictures of peppers in this contest, but you were able to use it in a unique manner and it was very artistic and abstract. Great job!
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12/09/2004 09:03:22 AM
This is very creative. I like the colors. Nice work!
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12/09/2004 03:41:55 AM
this is a nifty effect. i kind of wish the pepper had its resting point (or starting position) a bit closer to the 1/3 mark of the photo area...
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12/08/2004 06:12:01 PM
Clever thinking. Totally weird and I absolutely love it.
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12/08/2004 12:26:43 AM
Cool effect.
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12/08/2004 12:13:13 AM
Lighting on this is awkward.. with the shadow at the front of the pepper...
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