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Five Seconds
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abh1


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Time (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: Studio
Date: Mar 23, 2003
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 seconds
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2003

I cleaned the inside of this clock twice, but some dust still managed to get in there and detract from this image. Itís disappointing to me that the clone tool is prohibited on this site, especially when you consider the extent an image can be distorted with other "legal" techniques.

A relatively dust free version of this photo can be seen here: //www.pbase.com/image/14631480/original.jpg

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.6961
Avg (commenters): 7.8261
Avg (participants): 6.7876
Avg (non-participants): 6.5824
Views since voting: 3713
Votes: 204
Comments: 36
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/08/2006 10:52:42 PM
oh, i just love this. wonderful job.
04/28/2003 02:20:37 PM
wonderful quality work.
04/06/2003 10:54:59 PM
Alan congrats, looks familiar. You added a second and more detail... LOL //www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=1237162
04/01/2003 10:56:16 PM
Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.

Achiral: The shot was actually taken mid-day in a sunlight room. I partially wrapped the clock and camera with black foam to get the exposure I wanted, and to control reflections.Here's what the setup looks like.

The hardest part of this shot -- aside from the dust -- was focus. Each time I modified the composition, I'd have to wait for the second hand to return to xx:35, and then had to work fast. :-)

e301 -- The clock is the sort that advances to the next second very quickly, then also stops quickly -- that's why you don't really see any motion blur between the seconds.

Swash -- Even though the second hand stops for almost a full second, I still needed to experiment with the angle of the camera so the photo would show enough of a side view. I had a few shots taken from a more vertical angle, and the second hand is hardly visible -- it's too thin.
04/01/2003 10:27:59 AM
was this shot in very low light?
03/31/2003 11:47:25 PM
This is well done. I actually wanted to try and do an image like this for another project I have, but I haven't yet tried. The clarity and the detail (absent the dust) is excellent.

Good win for you!
03/31/2003 08:36:26 AM
Congrats on the win! I agree with your comment about not being able to remove minor flaws like dust.
03/31/2003 08:34:50 AM
I had this down as the winner - but third is prettty good. usually the shots i think will win end up around 50th or so :-). Congrats.
03/31/2003 01:08:32 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Such a cool photo too!
03/31/2003 12:36:28 AM
Well done. Congratulations!
03/31/2003 12:18:13 AM
great shot...conrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2003 09:42:30 PM
I lik the repition in this photo.
03/30/2003 08:53:52 PM
nice macro!
03/30/2003 04:50:56 AM
Well, it's been done before, but I like the way this one looks. I would get rid of the dust flecks, if they're on the outside, and make sure the shiny parts are well polished.
03/29/2003 10:41:48 PM
Nicely done! The way which you have executed this technique is great. The angle which this was taken was a very nice touch and makes your entry stand out.
03/29/2003 01:31:56 PM
Well done. Be interested to see the exposure info.
03/28/2003 10:42:30 PM
Excellent focus and composiiton.
03/28/2003 01:01:49 PM
The idea and shot are great. Very good timing too.
03/26/2003 07:19:37 PM
Very nicely done. Ticking second hand is nicely strong (not faint/transparent). Easy 9. Swash
03/26/2003 11:49:08 AM
Ah, the first clock shot that I like. And I seem to be getting all the good ones together. This is wonderful - is this a long exposure or multiple - the latter I'd guess, as there's so very little motion blur between the iterations of the second hand. Great work. Really great work. <edit> I've been out all day today shooting, and this shot has really stayed in my mind - one of the best shots I've seen on the entire site. One thing: coming back to it, those dust spots really bother me (if that's what they are)
03/26/2003 01:56:02 AM
Beeeaaauuuutifullllll !!
03/25/2003 05:50:27 PM
neat lighting
03/25/2003 05:21:11 PM
Nice Compositon and Focus.
03/25/2003 01:29:35 PM
nice photo good idea.
03/25/2003 01:16:48 PM
Of all the time elapse & macro photos, this was my favorite.
The elegant, yet simple clock face compliments the
equally simple second-hand.
03/25/2003 11:21:29 AM
Others have tried to do the same, but only you have created an appealing image out of it. good composition and light.
03/25/2003 01:18:22 AM
Very nice.
03/25/2003 12:04:23 AM
Excellent focus on the second hand!
03/24/2003 11:34:36 PM
Beautifully done. Rich colors and extremely adept composition. Very clever and a great perspective. 10 from me.
03/24/2003 10:43:00 PM
very impressive, the focus is perfect.
03/24/2003 08:24:50 PM
GREAT colors and capture of movement. 10.
03/24/2003 07:36:40 PM
Very cool idea and implementation. Like the lighting and composition as well.
03/24/2003 03:29:34 PM
Neat shooting...nice work.
03/24/2003 03:01:55 PM
veyr nicely done... great long exposure shot :) - setzler
03/24/2003 11:32:41 AM
Elegantly done!
03/24/2003 10:39:00 AM
nice job


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