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Tick. Tock.
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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: My apartment / Singapore
Date: Mar 13, 2006
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2006

This 'double time' effect was gained via 2 x repeating flash @ 1 second interval. Shutter open for exactly 2 seconds of course. I expect some voter confusion around:
1. what it is... hopefully some people will see a clock...
2. whether this was a double exposure or not (it wasn't :) )

Post processing involved levels and saturation to blow out highlights, and bring back the colours. I burnt the moving second hand and shadows slightly as they are were less vivid than the stationary parts of the scene.

Place: 97 out of 192
Avg (all users): 5.4244
Avg (commenters): 6.1875
Avg (participants): 5.3298
Avg (non-participants): 5.5045
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 205
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 10:49:31 PM
Lovely rendition with such a lovely understatement of colors yet so lovely. Bumping up.
03/26/2006 04:11:29 PM
I am surprised that there is no motion blur as the second hand moved. Nice pic anyway, good colors and lighting.
03/26/2006 04:01:50 PM
Looks suspiciously handmade rather than a real timepiece, though I've been known to be way off before LOL.
03/26/2006 03:28:20 PM
The best clock photo in the challenge. I think it helped that you zoomed in so close and have a tight crop.
03/25/2006 12:38:56 AM
I like the concept, nicely done.
03/24/2006 11:33:26 PM
I like the geometric flavor and the simple colors.
03/24/2006 04:33:52 PM
Like this a lot.
03/23/2006 04:31:35 PM
wow lovely colours!
03/21/2006 02:51:51 PM
Yet another second hand.
03/21/2006 09:16:53 AM
03/20/2006 10:20:13 PM
I like the abstract quality of this shot.. the colors are great.. focus is crisp.. very well done
03/20/2006 07:37:50 PM
This might have done better if the second hand was shown in three positions. It looks like only one second has passed.
03/20/2006 04:05:45 PM
Good abstract. I would not know what this is without the title!
03/20/2006 11:34:00 AM
You are (IMO) the only one that made this idea work (and many tried). I love the simplicity, the colours. Well done - one of my faves.
03/20/2006 09:18:18 AM
Yes, I love this, Great composition and colour selection. Mondrian would have been proud of this.

My only concern is that I expect to see a slight blur as the second hand swept through. That being said this has a stronger composition because of the sharpness of the hands.
03/20/2006 01:37:03 AM
nice and simple and effective
03/20/2006 12:24:38 AM
Great idea, and nice execution of it.

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