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Marciare Carino
Marciare Carino
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Challenge: Rhythm II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Location: studio
Date: Apr 27, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2.0 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2006

Subject between two mirrors and floodlit. This was more difficult to accomplish than I had imagined. Note that the camera is not visible in the shot. Positioning of the mirrors, subject, lights, and camera is critical to achieve this effect. I love the basket-weave effect in the toy! Image cropped, levels adjusted, resized, USM applied.

Thanks to all for your encouraging and helpful comments!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.5420
Avg (commenters): 8.3182
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6845
Views since voting: 2165
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 238
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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05/19/2006 06:47:09 AM
This is an amazing shot, so creative.
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05/13/2006 10:47:27 PM
Congratulations on your 11th placing with this lovely colorful march. Congratulations on your top 12th finish.
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05/10/2006 11:32:46 AM
Great shot!

I have an idea how difficult this is because I have toyed around with this sort of setup in the past. The first thing I saw in this pic was the lack of camera in the shot. That's tricky! Mirrors can be really fiddly like this.

I didn't even notice the basket weave in the slinky, but after reading of it in your description, I noticed how great it looked alternately reversing in the mirrors too... very cool!

At f/8, it looks like you may have encountered some softness inherent to diffraction limitation. Tough break shooting the P&S on this one...

That is one of the single greatest reasons I knew I had to get a DSLR.

I find that on my S2 (which has a very similar pixel pitch and crop factor to the 8800), anything past f/5.6 starts to get a little soft... At f/7.1 and 8.0 it's quite noticeable.

I recently found a chart with hyperfocal distances for my camera and I think that will help a lot.

Try a google... My hyperfocal distance can be as close as approx 5 meters (if I remember correctly) at f/5.6 which isn't too bad with a bit of zoom...

Something definitely worth researching as this can definitely help with shooting long DOF while keeping your diffraction effects at a minimum!

Message edited by author 2006-05-10 11:38:01.
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05/10/2006 02:45:32 AM
Clever idea. Wouldn't have thought of that myself.
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05/10/2006 02:32:28 AM
I really expected this to get a much higher position..... I love this, and adding it to my favorites.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 02:33:56 PM
Very interesting shot!
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05/09/2006 01:50:11 PM
Love this! 10 from me.
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05/09/2006 10:26:43 AM
Cant go wrong with a Slinky. Nice photo and a nice idea.
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05/09/2006 09:10:21 AM
Nicely arranged.
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05/09/2006 04:34:43 AM
Visually very interesting, full of easily seen contrast. Greys of wall and frame against neon rainbow slinky, flat wall and wood against slinky spiral web and complex frame pattern. Light and shadows.

I wish it were clearer in focus. I have the feeling that even the nearest slinkies aren't at center of focus, and me, I would have aimed for either the real slinky closest to the mirror, or the first reflected slinky. Some slinky should be crisp and clear.
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05/08/2006 10:58:46 PM
very nice work with mirrors. It gives your photo quite a lot of depth
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05/08/2006 10:23:51 PM
very nice idea, the biggest proble i iave is there is a lot of grain, and artifcats on the background wall
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05/08/2006 01:08:21 PM
Wow great
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05/08/2006 11:07:58 AM
Very clever, like this alot!
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05/07/2006 06:51:46 PM
A winner, this is in my top 10... no negatives that I can see.
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05/07/2006 12:13:51 AM
Fantastic!
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05/05/2006 07:42:03 PM
This is a very cool idea and well done. I think it would be a smidgen more apealing if you had covered the box with black fabric - making it a little less busy. Overall, this is one of my favorites for this challenge. Nice.
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05/05/2006 04:33:49 AM
Very clever
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05/04/2006 02:59:16 PM
Well done.
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05/04/2006 01:52:39 PM
Unusually interesting.
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05/04/2006 11:56:25 AM
This is fun! Very creative setup.
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05/04/2006 10:12:55 AM
very fun image!
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05/04/2006 08:25:22 AM
Perfect...ribbon on its way to you on a silver platter.
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05/03/2006 11:22:18 PM
looks great exceptfor the blue monitor? in each screen
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05/03/2006 08:27:33 PM
One of my two top picks. My only complaint (a very small one at that) is the frame on the mirror. Takes away a little bit from it all. Great idea and the colors on the slinky work great all the way through. Good job and bumping up.
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05/03/2006 03:28:45 PM
Great idea for the photo. Great color and consistency with the colors receding into the background.
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05/03/2006 03:25:21 PM
a very interesting shot
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05/03/2006 12:51:42 PM
Nice use of mirror. Great result.10 for you.
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05/03/2006 01:58:00 AM
Neat idea
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05/03/2006 01:03:28 AM
So very creative! Great idea, well executed.
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