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He's Gone Now...But We Could Never Find His Camera
He's Gone Now...But We Could Never Find His Camera
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Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: My House
Date: Mar 7, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10 sec.
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2006

This is my first challenge entry. I came up with the idea and my Dad helped me pull it off (he's the dead guy). I got the idea to make someone a ghost by seeing other pics here on DPC and I wanted to try it.

We set up the camera and a couple of lamps with the switches near each other. It took a while to get the lighting just right. I had to use my Dad's D70 because my Sony F707 wouldn't let me do a long exposure. I set the camera for a 10 second exposure, the timer for 5 seconds to give me time to get to the light switches, and played around with different aperatures. I pressed the shutter, turned the lights off, the shutter opened, turned the lights on and off really quick, my dad sat down, turned the lights on and off really quick again, and waited for the shutter to close. We did this 40 times and picked the best one. I hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 178
Avg (all users): 5.7216
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3623
Avg (non-participants): 5.8333
Views since voting: 1361
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 291
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/25/2007 10:51:00 PM
by Donald
Your great comment's give me the idea to experiment with your technique in my classroom this month. Thanks for the description and we will send you a photo if we are successful. I found your photo by reading a note Langdon made about a fox photo that led me to your relatives alligator who noted your profile as his favorite.
03/21/2006 01:12:05 PM
Hey Chris - I remembered you said you were going to enter this challenge and I finally got around to looking it up. You did a great job! I love the idea and you did very well with the execution. Keep up the good work!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 03:10:31 PM
nicley done. i think the portrait on the table isn't really needed.
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03/12/2006 03:59:34 PM
Good artistic representation, yet over saturated to the point where it distracts.
03/11/2006 05:19:45 PM
Cute!
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03/10/2006 11:18:02 PM
Very nice d.e. Bumping up.
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03/10/2006 10:59:03 PM
This is very well done, very interesting, well thought out!!
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03/10/2006 04:56:39 PM
Good idea :) I wish I could take my camera wherever we go afterwards
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03/09/2006 05:03:46 PM
Wonderful wonderful pic :) great idea too ;)
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03/08/2006 01:42:07 PM
Very clever! Executed so well! 10
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03/08/2006 08:49:56 AM
You nailed the challenge - 2 extra points for humour, otherwise minus 2 points for tasteless interior ;-)
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