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::: Handheld Long Exposure and Flash :::
::: Handheld Long Exposure and Flash :::
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Home, Sheffield, UK
Date: Jan 18, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 seconds
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2005

OK, so its not innovative, but it sure as hell is for me ;-)

Sheet of A4 white paper with 2 corners glued down in a sort of 'S' shape. Laid on a black card surface and backdrop. Lit from above by room tungsten and below by a 550EX flash.

This was hand held for six second, but used a flash to hold the paper and get some sharpness. A bit of a mistake really if I'm truthful, because I had the camera in Av mode and it chose to hold for 6 seconds. I was actually going for M mode and 1/125 second exposure ;-)

Anyway the handheld part of the exposure has provided quite a nice 'blur', with the flash providing a nice sharp edge.

PS work:

shifted the hue from the tungsten orange to blues, rotated and cropped to give a better angle on the paper.
Sharpen and contrast.
Levels and Curves

File Name
CRW_0891.CRW
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 10D
Shooting Date/Time
18/01/2005 19:31:54
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
6
Av( Aperture Value )
22
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
-1/2
ISO Speed
100
Lens
50.0mm
Focal Length
50.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
RAW
Flash
On
Flash Type
External E-TTL
Flash Exposure Compensation
-1/2
Red-eye Reduction
On
Shutter curtain sync
1st-curtain sync
White Balance
Auto
AF Mode
One-Shot AF
Parameters
Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Color saturation Normal
Color tone Normal
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
4734KB

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.4819
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4200
Avg (non-participants): 6.5058
Views since voting: 2124
Views during voting: 667
Votes: 359
Comments: 30
Favorites: 8 (view)


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06/20/2005 02:26:50 PM
Really satisfying shot. A good abstract that would look striking at poster size in a decent, contemporary bar.
02/21/2005 11:45:23 AM
It took a minute for me to figure out what it was. Very nice.
01/27/2005 11:17:31 PM
It is out of such common objects that make a great clever illusion. I came back to this image. Well, my eye problems prevented my return for comment. This a fascinating because at first I thought it was a shell. Then I discovered it was paper. This image certainly qualifies as bng. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 11:50:15 PM
Hypnotic.
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01/25/2005 11:47:18 PM
I like this a lot (10) but don't really know what it is! A sheet of paper?

edit: typo. Who ever heard of a sheet of aper?

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 00:10:06.
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01/25/2005 11:29:09 PM
very eclectic. Nice colors, soft focus, great lighting.
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01/25/2005 09:26:15 PM
Very nice tones and abstract quality. Bumping up.
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01/25/2005 07:44:46 PM
Nice abstract and colour, great simple background, great light, although the crop/composition is not as appealing.
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01/25/2005 03:14:12 PM
Nice composition and great use of color. Well done!
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01/25/2005 02:23:09 PM
There's quite a bit of nice detail considering this was handheld, I wouldn't have guessed it. Nice work. Very simple subject and technique: I dig it. 7
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01/25/2005 01:37:54 PM
Nice :)
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01/23/2005 03:26:33 PM
stunning
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01/22/2005 04:52:35 PM
very cool, kind of wondering what that is, but still cool none the less
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01/22/2005 05:07:00 AM
Gorgeous blues here, and it looks great set off from a black background. I'll be interested to read about this later :)
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01/21/2005 08:03:46 PM
Like how the colors blend. Breaking new ground?
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01/21/2005 04:13:47 PM
Stunning use of lighting, exposure and color for an abstract piece of art. 10
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01/21/2005 04:43:37 AM
this looks very cool - is it smoke? 9
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01/20/2005 11:20:41 PM
Nice abstract entry. Probably a good idea to explain your technique in your title for this particular shot. Well done!
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01/20/2005 08:43:11 PM
It's pretty but, what is it?
01/20/2005 09:16:13 AM
Like a sculpture, nice
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01/19/2005 10:25:22 PM
ok going by title. good shot
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01/19/2005 08:16:18 PM
maybe u missed ta chance to come up with a different title to do justice to this great abstract u created!
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01/19/2005 04:20:28 PM
It is great shoot.
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01/19/2005 03:43:50 PM
very abstract, very stlylized, very interesting. Cant wait to see how this was achieved. 9
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01/19/2005 01:44:08 PM
what am i looking at?
01/19/2005 10:41:16 AM
Really good, I want to know how to
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01/19/2005 10:17:09 AM
Pleasing to mine eye ;)
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01/19/2005 02:29:55 AM
my only quibble is the light triangle at the top
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01/19/2005 01:55:20 AM
Great image. Simple but innovative. Good luck.
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01/19/2005 12:43:17 AM
This resembles a blue ribbon...I hope it is the case...magnificent
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