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There's Even a Line to get in Down There
There's Even a Line to get in Down There

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm F4-5.6
Location: Office Back Stairs, Provo, UT
Date: Jun 9, 2005
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2005

The queue to get into hell.
Kind of a complicated shot. There's a stairway where I work that is completely blocked off from any other light. I set up one light at the top of the stairs so it would just hit the very top of each step. I set my camera at 30s and fired it off. Then I flashed the light on and off to light the top of the stairs, and then using a directional red light, I stood every other step and clicked it on and off of my feet. I had to hurry during each take, and it took a few times to get it right, but I like the results; we'll see how it does (crossing fingers).

Place: 32 out of 373
Avg (all users): 6.0095
Avg (commenters): 7.6452
Avg (participants): 5.8116
Avg (non-participants): 6.1629
Views since voting: 1110
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 316
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0

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06/22/2005 03:58:21 PM
Thanks for your 'Photographer's Comments' explanation of the technical side of your photo. I am even more impressed with your work now.
06/22/2005 08:19:27 AM
Why is this not in the top 10? It meets the challenge, it's composed nicely, great colours and it must have been technically impossible to execute so you definitely have the 'wow' factor. Hard luck, mate, I thought this should have done better.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 03:33:19 PM
Really cool image (and title) but isn't it beyond the simple editing rules for this challenge?
06/21/2005 12:51:45 PM
Walking with a torch?
Looks like it was hooded, to throw light from the knees down only.
Switched off, just before you moved, and switched on again when standing in place.
Very nicely executed
06/21/2005 03:17:19 AM
Humorous idea. Take a number! Next!
06/19/2005 10:01:20 PM
Sorry for the form-letter type commentary. Iím going to try to give almost everyone at least this breakdown to start. I would be happy to offer a more detailed opinion if you would like, though I donít consider myself a very knowledgeable photographer.
Here is how I broke down my score for your submission.
Content: 1/4 (Is the subject compelling? Does the choice of content match the challenge?)
Composition: 1/2 (Is the work well balanced and successful?)
Color/Light: 2/2 (Is light and or color used with skill and artistic intent?)
Clarity: 2/2 (Is the picture in focus? Are the elements clear?)
06/19/2005 03:52:54 PM
love the title. clever pic!
06/19/2005 09:14:33 AM
Fantastically creative and well executed, I hope this great idea produces a ribbon for ya :)

Alex (10)
06/19/2005 12:58:24 AM
Cool image. Nice effect.
06/19/2005 12:22:10 AM
I feel this is one of the few that meet the challenge....I really like how the feet are transparent too.
06/18/2005 08:48:14 PM
Very bizarre... but good.
06/18/2005 01:54:50 PM
Very cool! I like the use of reds in this and repetition of images.
06/18/2005 11:33:18 AM
Great concept.
06/18/2005 05:03:33 AM
Finally something interesting :) looking forward to details
06/17/2005 06:24:39 PM
just don't get it
06/17/2005 05:43:08 PM
it held my attention.
06/17/2005 06:11:08 AM
Had a bit of a chuckle when I saw this. A very cool effect.
06/17/2005 05:48:32 AM
Please tell me, how did you do this?
06/17/2005 03:06:03 AM
took me a second LOL- I love it!
06/16/2005 11:27:09 PM
Unique! Im not real fond of multiples, however this is stylized enough so to create design and impact. very good job. GoodLuck!
06/16/2005 09:40:59 PM
Very creative! technically perfect.
06/16/2005 07:47:44 PM
that's very interesting ;-) i like the colors and the concept-7
06/16/2005 07:30:19 PM
Great use of diagonal and repetition. For an image with such simple elements, it kept my attention for a long time.
06/16/2005 07:04:51 PM
Not entirely sure why, but this gives me the creeping willies - so if that was your intention 10 stars! Maybe i am just scare of the basement - i wouldnt know i've never had one.
06/16/2005 01:29:43 PM
The perspective, color, mood and title work well together. Nice work.
06/16/2005 09:04:52 AM
what is down there? Interesting approach to what I feel is a difficult subject to photograph....very ghost-like. I am voting this a 10!!
06/16/2005 08:04:59 AM
coooool, nice idea, good red exposure
06/16/2005 03:54:46 AM
Excellent idea and execution!
06/15/2005 11:58:59 PM
This photo is in my top two for this challenge. What an eerie, creepy great interpretation of darkness. I don't know how you managed to get all the feet exposed the same amount and lined up almost exactly the same. I love the implication that there is a line to get into hell (at least that's how I read it). Excellent use of perspective, excellent idea. I would love to hear how this one was done. 10.
06/15/2005 07:19:31 PM
Love the title! Very striking image, I enjoy the red on black look. Good clarity/focus, interesting use of the subject. Well done. 6
06/15/2005 01:42:38 PM
good work like it a lot
06/15/2005 01:12:07 PM
Very clever!! 10
06/15/2005 11:43:22 AM
this kicks ass, great idea and photo, 10
06/15/2005 10:40:44 AM
Great title and good execution. Very nice overall....8
06/15/2005 10:28:24 AM
border is a little distracting to me(specifically the red), but a great image. Conveys your message quite well. I understood it without the title. Great job.

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