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Brad


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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: In my livingroom
Date: Mar 19, 2006
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec.
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2006

Just my cat.
No remote shutter release, no self-timer, no mirror lock-up, just held my camera down on a drinking glass on the table and pressed the shutter release manually.

USM, level & crop.

One shot wonder and proud as hell to have submitted this.
Anyone can go out and do the expected. Try the unexpected.

Statistics
Place: 146 out of 192
Avg (all users): 5.0446
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 4.8571
Avg (non-participants): 5.1780
Views since voting: 1313
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 202
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/03/2007 08:09:36 AM
Ha! My 2 second exposures of my cat look nothing like this. Not even my 1 second exposure. The slight softness from motion in the face is just enough to convince me that you didn't use a stuffed cat. :)
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03/27/2006 08:25:35 PM
I did the same kind of shot as you did here and finished 2 places below you.. mine was a portrait of my fiance but still, its not an easy shot to do AT ALL. this deserved a lot more and I feel mine did also but what can we do?.. LOL, as long as you like it I for one know how tough this shot is to pull off..
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03/27/2006 10:46:04 AM
Downright purrrrfect. Great and rare image.
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03/27/2006 10:27:09 AM
those are the new kitty slippers you were telling me about?
haha, well call it still life what u expect dumbo. :))) - note 3 smileys
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03/27/2006 10:20:40 AM
2 seconds for a cat shot is AMAZING! You are sooooooo right about this being a one off...I don't think I have ever come close with all the cat pictures I have taken...a really nice image Brad, in every sort of way.
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03/27/2006 05:00:06 AM
The cat is stuffed, right? :-) Just goes to prove the current hoo-hah about the challenge, yours doesn't suggest it met the rules (or that it would be unlikely) and gets panned, the winner looks like a long exposure of 2 seconds but isn't.

No justice.
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03/27/2006 03:05:32 AM
This is an amazing shot and you are right in that it's one time and one time only deal. To get a cat to sit still for 2 seconds while they are awake and you have a camera pointed at them, amazing. This should have scored much higher.

Deannda
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03/27/2006 03:03:12 AM
My cats don't stay still for 15 seconds let along 2 minutes ... well not that i have seen anyway .. congrats on the shot.
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03/27/2006 02:58:31 AM
I have to admit you set yourself a difficult hurdle there, Brad. You didn't even mention praying the cat would hold still.

I wish you'd done some drakening in th eupper left area, though; that would have strenghtened the shot immeasurably IMO.
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03/27/2006 12:15:20 AM
24% on a near impossible shot to pull off.
:(

I personally challenge anyone to try and duplicate this.
A 2 second candid shot, with ONE try, and one click to get it right.

Try it.

Message edited by author 2006-03-27 00:23:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 05:53:41 PM
How did you get a cat to sit still that long? Nice sharpness on the cat!
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03/26/2006 05:31:00 PM
Wow... you got the cat to stay perfectly still for 2 seconds? Impressive.
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03/25/2006 01:29:22 PM
You got the cat still for 2 sec?
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03/23/2006 08:55:57 PM
the cat held still that long, nice work...
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03/23/2006 04:02:16 PM
wow love the cats eyes!
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03/23/2006 09:49:18 AM
Glad to see Annabelle ! She's so cute !
B&W work perfectly for her.my vote : 9
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03/21/2006 06:51:25 PM
your cat stood still for two seconds? nice
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03/21/2006 01:43:45 PM
I wish my cat would hold still while I took her picture. Whenever I point the camera in her direction, she quietly moves away. This is a nice cat picture, but it doesn't look like a 2-second exposure (even if it actually is one).
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03/21/2006 12:05:58 PM
Is it alive? Nice image.
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03/20/2006 04:44:17 PM
kitty!
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03/20/2006 04:08:52 PM
Great composition, his(her?) face contrasts well with the rest of the light areas. (How'd you get that cat to sit still for two whole seconds? Mine never would..)
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03/20/2006 12:37:48 AM
this is a great shot, but I a not sure it is demonstrating the sprit of the 2 second challenge...while it may have been a 2 second exposure, it might as well have been a 1/200 exposure if you know what I mean
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