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My Head is Spinning
My Head is Spinning
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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia
Date: Mar 19, 2006
Aperture: f.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2006

I have been on a road trip, and I just got into Savannah, GA. I figured that I wouldn't try to enter this competition. But once I was in the hotel room, I was pretty bored and I figured, what the heck, I have 3 hours. So I set out jogging down the road, in search of something to shoot for 2 sec. I did several road shots with streaking headlights, but nothing stood out. I went across the street in search of a roof that I could scale, found some pipes against a car repair shop, and climbed up. The different angle didn't help the street shots much. Then I spotted the roof vents and started playing around with this. When I saw the outcome, it made me laugh and I figured I would submit it.

I set the timer on my camera, set the vent spinning, and then laid down, stopped breathing and hoped for the best.

Very little post production, a bit of cloning and dodging/burning.
Shot in RAW, desaturated
Saturation (Colorize)
USM
Crop

Statistics
Place: 86 out of 192
Avg (all users): 5.4831
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.3043
Avg (non-participants): 5.6261
Views since voting: 1048
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 207
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/04/2006 04:15:22 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First Impression:
My eyes were drawn to the dark center of the sphere, down the body and then back to the sphere

Composition:
Body position is unnatural. Perspective is going away at the bottom, vs at the top. Don’t know what’s on either side, but picture appears to be cropped too narrow.

Subject:
Meets challenge. Time element is present. Thanks for using a 2 sec exposure

Technical:
Bit grainy, but that could be a result of 1600 ISO. Like the choice of B&W. Works well with the “roof”

Summary:
Quite the resourcefulness in finding a subject to shoot! Good concept, but the spinning “head” was obviously not a “head.”
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03/29/2006 01:47:41 AM
great shot now that a I know what it is it is even better!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 04:11:40 PM
I like the tonal range and sharp contrast of this B&W, the texture of the ground is awesome, I'm lost on the "spinning head" though. I'll keep an open mind though.
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03/23/2006 03:56:41 PM
like the blackness
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03/23/2006 12:40:12 AM
great idea and angle to help add to the feeling. well executed.
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03/22/2006 05:34:34 PM
Whimsical. Good job!
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03/22/2006 02:21:10 PM
great look and feel to this nice idea also to rotate it, cleaver, very cleaver!7
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03/21/2006 10:54:03 AM
I'm kinda hung over, so this picture is making me a little queazy. Good job.
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03/21/2006 10:20:50 AM
Lol. Funny!
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03/20/2006 11:47:52 PM
This is a strange shot and doesn't quite work for me. The spinning "head" looks more like an out of focus light fixture than something spinning.
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03/20/2006 09:43:47 PM
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03/20/2006 07:48:01 PM
Sorry. I don't get it.
03/20/2006 01:52:56 AM
that's a great fun shot with a fun title...hope you do well with this
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