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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Our Bedroom
Date: Oct 5, 2003
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 14 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2003

This image was produced by the shutter staying open for 14 seconds with very little light available (two candles). at about 8 seconds I moved out of the image and let the camera finish taking in the background.

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11/09/2005 03:24:04 PM
How amazing. I was thinking about taking a similar photograph with my husband today. This is AWESOME!

Would you mind sharing "How to" for this shot?

Message edited by author 2005-11-09 15:31:42.
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11/09/2005 02:59:49 PM
Awesome picture
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10/26/2005 10:23:02 AM
Great shot. Couldn't you do the same thing by taking two shots and merging them with the top one being transparent? I'm new to this site, and wonder if that would be against the rules?
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10/25/2005 11:11:54 PM
That shot is really awesome. Very good exposure and for a long exposure great detail.
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10/21/2005 05:19:33 PM
Great photo, ethereal quality is stunning.
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07/23/2005 03:30:13 PM
How is the picture still so clear? When you moved out of the photo didn't it add a blur as the picture was still taking? How did you avoid this problem?
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01/17/2005 04:27:09 AM
Thats one amazing shot, how did you avoid getting the follow effect when you moved out of the picture?

Congrats on a really good picture.
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11/22/2004 04:39:53 AM
it stopped my heart for a bet.
it makes me think of the coming days if i die before my beloved wife.

it's moving photo.
i loved it.
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09/21/2004 03:30:06 PM
So heartfelt and romantic...amazing!
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09/05/2004 04:39:20 AM
i don't know much about photography...but I spent about two hours searching for this pic since a friend showed it to me. Very emotional...and I just wanted to see it again. Thanks
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05/17/2004 02:45:44 AM
simply astonishing
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11/03/2003 12:38:09 PM
Incredible. This inspire a great poetry. Congrats!!!
I´ll try to do it... this will be a very special, gift to my wife. Thanks by your supreme inspiration.
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10/15/2003 03:21:04 AM
Cool...how did you do that?
Would you please share your experience? Thanks and again, congrats with your ribbon.
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10/14/2003 10:13:55 PM
the shots of yours that i have seen, most defintely blow me away. Very imaginative. How were you able to not leave a trail when you moved away? & I concur withm Pat Exum- thanks for breaking it down.
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10/14/2003 04:32:48 PM
Excellent technique! CONGRATS!
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10/14/2003 04:41:32 AM
Great shot!!! Definitely displays a lot of emotion. Thanks for explaining how you did the shot.
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10/14/2003 01:50:23 AM
Very Impressive!!Very Impressive!!
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10/13/2003 07:37:45 PM
two 1st in a row. nice job. having my measly pic next to it makes yours look all that much better. keep it up.
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10/13/2003 03:40:08 PM
Great job........
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10/13/2003 02:43:11 PM
Just a thought, the shot is wonderful but I thought it might be erie if the tie she has wrapped around her hand were also seen on him in a suit. Wouldn't that just bother you? Still love the image as it stands.
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10/13/2003 10:50:54 AM
An Honor. Thank you to all. The folks that have in the past and as we speak that have spent the time to comment are truly a big part of the success of this image. I take their guidence an suggestions to the heart of my photography, an effective learning tool. I realize the importants of detail, some of you did notice items that indeed took from the balance of the shot. A little help from Photoshop and most can be taken care of. Again, Thank You! Everyone.

I will be happy to share any knowledge on the "How to" for this shot. If you have questions please feel free to e-mail me

Message edited by author 2003-10-13 10:51:28.
10/13/2003 03:20:15 AM
Congrats on this amazing shot and ribbon. You have also jumped to first place on the Nikon D100 page.
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10/13/2003 02:37:31 AM
This image bears emotional qualities that special effect pictures rarely do. Congratulations.
JJ
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10/13/2003 02:16:33 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this was one of my favorites for this challenge. Wonderful shot.
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10/13/2003 12:36:25 AM
He's on a roll! Watch out! Nice work!
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10/13/2003 12:31:07 AM
fantastic shot. Congrats!
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10/13/2003 12:16:31 AM
Truely an incredible shot. I sat here and looked at it for a bit to really get the feel of it. All I have to say is, "Wow!"

Congrats!
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10/13/2003 12:10:42 AM
Impressive work. Incredible composed. Shutter speed was done perfectly and gives the shot a very clear view.
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10/13/2003 12:10:20 AM
You did a wonderful job here and deserve the ribbon. Congrats!
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10/13/2003 12:09:59 AM
Congratulations on your win. I truly got goosebumps when I saw this photo.
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10/13/2003 12:06:44 AM
Congrats on a terrific photo and blue ribbon - most certainly deserved! This was one of my favorites in the challenge.
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10/13/2003 12:04:35 AM
Great photo Richard, congrats.
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10/13/2003 12:03:57 AM
Bravo. Congrats.
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10/13/2003 12:03:14 AM
Frickin' amazing....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 11:36:02 PM
Oww this is soo cool!
very great concept on the theme -- its a 10-- hope it ribbons
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10/12/2003 08:10:24 PM
Great idea this. I think there'll be lots of people who've lost someone dear who will relate to this - including me. Well executed shot too. [9]
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10/12/2003 01:36:25 AM
Nice. Definite 10, if I could vote.
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10/11/2003 05:03:47 AM
Wonderful photo, congratulations!
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10/11/2003 04:22:04 AM
This reminds me of the scene from the movie Sixth Sense. Good use of b&w. The elements on the right and left of the chair are a bit distracting - removing them could have made it cleaner. I am aslo not too keen on the thick black border. It is the darkest part of your photo and takes a bit from the over all dreamy feel of the image.
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10/10/2003 11:21:52 PM
Very imaginative. One of my favorites.
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10/10/2003 10:43:42 PM
Good idea, definately dreamy. Just curious can you blur the background when using this effect? Is this a long exposure or double? I want to try some of these kind of shots. nice work.
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10/10/2003 06:35:34 PM
I have got to know how these shots are done! I didn't think you could do double exposure with a digital! The surreal quality of the photo is excellent, the man really comes off as a someone watching over her from another plain, the slight furrowing of her brow, the sadness on her face is just right to indicate a slightly restless sleep. The only think that could have made this better for me is just slight more contrast and a little less light. Otherwise, excellent.
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10/10/2003 12:21:34 AM
Excellent work, very clever
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10/09/2003 07:52:56 PM
Well done double exposure. I wish the man was a bit darker, but that's just me. The dark box on the middle of the mantel is a bid distracting.
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10/09/2003 04:26:36 PM
This is just super and surreal. It fits so well with the theme and is excellently done. I wish I knew how you did it.
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10/09/2003 12:06:36 AM
i feel this, and ive dreamt this, very moving
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10/08/2003 10:56:50 PM
A FINE photo, precisely topical, so much more than just a dreamy image!

Ideally, and if possible, I'd consider removing anything distracting from the image (fire place utensils, water bottle, VCR)...



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10/08/2003 10:11:13 PM
Great photo. Very emotionall charged.
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10/08/2003 11:50:03 AM
THis is spooky
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10/08/2003 08:59:06 AM
Really nice
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10/08/2003 07:59:05 AM
Very good work. 7 Morgan
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10/08/2003 02:17:47 AM
Ahhh, memories of the Everley Brothers! NICE interpretation of the challenge!
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10/07/2003 11:29:44 PM
Really good. I like the rings being so prominent on both their hands. The items on the mantel could be a tad darker, they look washed out from the window light.
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10/07/2003 10:33:59 PM
I absolutely love this photo!

I would be very interesed in knowing quite how it was done. I am assuming a loooong apperture and then you jumped into the shot briefly. If so then any chance of a guideline as to times involved? If not then how done?

Excellent!
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10/07/2003 10:20:21 PM
Lots of people used this effect, but this is my favorite. Very well done. I think my only gripe would be the water bottle in front of the fireplace, and maybe the fireplace tools there on the left. 10 from me.
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10/07/2003 08:04:29 PM
Well executed. Very minor, but I would have removed the water bottle and fireplace tools from the bottom left... 8
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10/07/2003 12:59:40 PM
Wow. So much balance and control in this shot. I love how you managed to blend the border of the tile above the fireplace with the facial features of the "ghost". And the accent you put on the rings. 10 obviously.
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10/07/2003 12:26:09 PM
Nice and intimate. B/W may have been a good choice, but I'd like to see some warm colors, perhaps. 9
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10/07/2003 11:09:16 AM
Very well done... Best of luck!
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10/07/2003 10:09:25 AM
Clever, clever, clever! Excellent...
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10/06/2003 10:10:46 PM
All you have to do is dream....Very nice shot,good luck
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10/06/2003 09:20:27 PM
Wow. What a perfect representation of a dream. You may get my only 10 for this challenge. You got a more than solid 9 on my first pass.
PS- After reviewing the field. You got my 10. And it's well deserved.
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10/06/2003 05:27:32 PM
by far the best. i don't think there is any doubt that you will win.
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10/06/2003 03:05:15 PM
Fantastic! I'd love to know how you got the translucent effect. I also like the thought/feeling the photograph gives. Gave an 8
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10/06/2003 02:48:23 PM
great ghosting image. I think the tones could be boosted, though. the blacks don't look dark enough in the shot.
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10/06/2003 02:17:52 PM
Wonderful interpretation. The ghost immage is really nice. shades and contrasts right on. Great shot..
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10/06/2003 12:20:58 PM
beautifully done. Nice, crisp and clear! Very soft lighting sets the mood and tone of this one! Great job. May I ask how you accomplished this photo...I love it...a definite 10!
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10/06/2003 10:30:41 AM
The winner! I can't wait to hear how you did this shot. 10
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10/06/2003 05:52:23 AM
Excellent, I love this effect, and it is so fitting for this challenge - 10.
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10/06/2003 05:34:41 AM
V. cool. Excellent dreamlike thing. Not sure about the background, though. (7)
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10/06/2003 02:19:19 AM
That is brilliant!!! Love it, I'm guessing that you interlaid two shots.
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10/06/2003 01:58:33 AM
SUPERB! I like your photo very much, the chice of b&w, postures - great work, the woman in the arm chair could be a little bit sharper to show the contrast - but you still get a 10 from me! If you could give 20....:-)

Cheers Nasti
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10/06/2003 12:42:15 AM
Very nicely done.
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10/06/2003 12:15:48 AM
Nice work. I love the tones, the title and the pose. Good going....this is intriguing and good to look at.
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