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Stop Motion (You are getting sleepy...10...10....10......)
Stop Motion (You are getting sleepy...10...10....10......)

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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Basement
Date: Oct 12, 2006
Aperture: 25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2006

Multi step single exposure. Much trial and error. In the end, I had two basment lights on (100W each) to capture just the streak part. Let the watch dead hang in the middle and fired my flash by hand. Then reached in a swung the watch, firing the flash again when it reached the right, and one more time when it reached the left.

I fired the flash right at it for the first one, then used the white top to a plastic storage bin as a bounch for the next two flashes.

Basic editing is a bummer. "Out Damn Spot" Oh well.

I did some color temp corrections in RAW, then added a curves layer, levels layer, and a color adjustment layer. Neat Image, unsharp mask, resize, save for web.

Post Challenge:
I was really excited about this photo and am really happy with my highest finish yet. The "Street Road" picture was in my top three, so I was surprised that mine was so close to it.

I deleted my first attempt at this, which I should have posted. It was horrible. The watch was given to me by my wife as an anniversary present. Luckily our marriage has lasted longer than the watch, which doesn't work anymore.


Place: 15 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.1051
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 5.8551
Avg (non-participants): 6.1884
Views since voting: 1675
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 276
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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10/29/2006 09:17:30 PM
Nice concept brought to a cool fruition. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/26/2006 04:35:12 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 01:07:01 PM
10/22/2006 09:40:03 PM
Nice idea. I'm guessing that it took multiple attempts to get this the way that you wanted. I hope that you are rewarded for the effort.
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10/20/2006 05:38:27 PM
Great idea, but even better title!
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10/19/2006 10:37:19 AM
It almost worked, I got sorta tired and gave you an 8.... Very nice shot I like the way the watch was caught evenly on the two ends to keep it symetrical.
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10/19/2006 07:28:15 AM
Nice! Very well done.
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10/19/2006 03:20:11 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 9
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10/19/2006 12:09:58 AM
Great Shot! How dificult to get the right time of shutter release and speed?
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10/18/2006 10:26:54 PM
haha! The photo is fantastic as is the title. That also looks like a very interesting watch. Maybe after the challenge you could post a picture of the watch stopped, looks really cool.
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10/18/2006 04:15:02 PM
ahahahahahaahah...... It's impossible to give a rating under 10 :)
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10/18/2006 01:13:14 PM
Cute. Good choice for 'Stop Motion'. Certainly a well used oxymoron in photography. I like how you've put this together in a well balanced image. Sorry, the hypnosis didn't work on me however. :D
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10/18/2006 12:54:37 PM
good oxymoron. You should have ditched the rest of the title. Nicely frozen action. 7
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10/18/2006 01:05:46 AM
Good humor...like it...well done also
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10/18/2006 12:24:14 AM
lol! 10!
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