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Maximum Warp...Engage
taterbug


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: My bedroom in Lansing, MI.
Date: Jul 31, 2005
ISO: 80
Shutter: 16 sec
Galleries: Action, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2005

Obviously a concept shot. My first attempt at a long exposure shot. Played around for 3 days to try and get it how I wanted. I really like it, but I realize it may look too processed, too 'digital art' for many. If a couple or so people dig it though, I'll be happy :-)

Set up was in my bedroom during morning light with the blinds drawn. No other light. Put a black sheet on the bed, and a string on the neck of the guitar to pull it. Set the tripod fairly close to the edge of the bed at my selected angle and used the self-timer and a 16 sec. exposure. Just before the shot began, started pulling the guitar, counted off the time and pulled it into final position with a good 5-6 seconds to go.

The stars have me a little torn. I thought they were a neat touch, but in the end, I wished I would of gone without them and just had the black background. My wife said she liked them though, thought they added. I don't know, but we'll see I guess :-\

In ps-cropped, burned some highlights and details with opacity dropped, did a color burn layer @45%, hue/sat adj. with opacity dropped, curves adj. with opacity dropped, levels adj, added border.

thanks for checking out my pic :-)

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.1885
Avg (commenters): 7.6111
Avg (participants): 6.1373
Avg (non-participants): 6.2254
Views since voting: 2148
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 244
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/08/2005 07:09:54 AM
Oh Tater, I love this! Haven't had much time to hang around dpc, and I missed this one. Wish I'd have been able to vote in the challenge, this would have been a top pic, no doubt.

Great placing in the challenge, congratulations!

(I like the stars too!)

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08/08/2005 03:02:39 PM
Very nice shot, colors are great! Congratulations with your 6+
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08/08/2005 09:05:25 AM
Good job with this shot!! This was my favorite in this challenge! Well done.
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08/08/2005 02:26:49 AM
Very creative idea and well done!! Congrats on your first 6+!
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08/08/2005 12:46:28 AM
Dude ya got your first top 50 and your first 6+! Feels good don't it!
TC
Where's my shout out? Doin' payroll tomorrow! :-P

Message edited by author 2005-08-08 00:47:09.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 11:03:50 PM
pretty cool i like the technique used here and how sharp the actual guitar is and the starts are kinda iffy but don't really hurt the overall image. 6
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08/06/2005 01:50:18 PM
A happy and tuneful comet. Bumping up.
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08/06/2005 09:16:42 AM
The red frame is mabe not so good but the photo is 10
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08/06/2005 02:03:33 AM
beautifully done! 10
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08/05/2005 02:52:31 PM
Has a good graphics art feel to the shot. Wish there wasn't as much grain in the photo, but overall, the long exposure makes the shot interesting. 7
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08/05/2005 12:50:18 PM
that was a fun experiment. It works, but might look cheesier than you expected.
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08/05/2005 04:17:12 AM
Cool, well done, bumping up
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08/03/2005 02:24:24 AM
Dude, a bit oversaturated for my taste, but good show anyways. Wonderful what a decent camera can do for ya, eh? Oh, by the way. Ya better gimme a shout out for the help on this one or I'm gonna short ya on your next paycheck! Just kiddin'! Great capture.
Yours (like ya don't know it)
TC
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08/02/2005 10:39:34 PM
Creative. Vibrant colors are very attractive, appealing. LIght on the guitar is a tad too much. Still an awesome pic. Good job. 8
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08/02/2005 04:21:11 PM
dont care for this border but the shot is exploring
and succesfull in this
the sunburst a bit poppy
but i really like the angle here !
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08/02/2005 09:45:29 AM
THE BEST IMHO
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08/02/2005 01:07:26 AM
Very cool!! Well done. The only thing I don't like is the border. It's kind of distracting, especially since this is a shot depicting a guitar flying in space. I'm thinking symbolic wise. The bold red border, to me, defines a limit...whereas space is limitless. OK, enough, deep thinking for one night. All in all, this is a very creative shot and technically well done.
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08/02/2005 12:24:26 AM
Wow!! Super Creative I love the motion and the colors. Fabulous.
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08/01/2005 02:17:31 PM
This was awesome. I can imagine this working in an add about guitars, only with the name visible. I gave it a 10
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08/01/2005 01:12:24 PM
Where did I put my Darkness CD? ;) Good job, fun shot I think the border really adds to this picture. I'm not usually a fan of the borders on pics. 8
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08/01/2005 12:53:33 PM
Nice effect. Well lit and the angle of the subject is just right.
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08/01/2005 10:03:25 AM
Niiiiiiiice!
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08/01/2005 01:37:48 AM
Next stop: Planet Rock! Don't bring the kids cause this partys going to be going past bedtime! Wahoooo!
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08/01/2005 01:06:16 AM
Interesting. Sat here and tried to figure out how you did it for a sec. Great composition and fantastic color range. well done and good luck in this challenge. <7>
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08/01/2005 12:36:44 AM
What a fun take on the challenge. I love it. The rich colors and stars are great. I love the tail left behind. This would make an awesome poster. Rock on!!!
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