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Flash from the subject's point of view
Flash from the subject's point of view
Dave Gordon

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Challenge: Lighting (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Goshen, N.Y. (my home)
Date: Oct 19, 2003
Aperture: f/7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Interior, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2003

The flash unit on the Minolta is a slave unit. The picture was actually taken with the in-camera flash in a Nikon Coolpix 990 set to 1/4 power and a second slave unit to one side of the Minolta.

Place: 132 out of 132
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10/30/2003 04:01:16 PM
Hi from the Critique Club Dave.

Last?! Well, i think that's underserved, certainly. Not a winner, but hey.

The idea's fine - in fact perhaps one of the better ideas for this challenge, but the execution is certainly what's brought your score so low. I have no idea how possible it is to get a clean, un-noisey image of a camera below such a bright flash, without resorting to double-exposures and the like, but had you been able to do that the score would be a load higher. Also, something to black out the background around the Minolta would have helped, those lines of tthe door and window(?) look like an accident.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2003 08:50:45 PM
6. Is that a film camera I see?
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10/25/2003 12:49:16 PM
I assume this was taken in a mirror? The concept is interesting, but I think the picture quality is a little low. It has quite a lot of noise, probably from the low light prior to the flash. And as one expects from a flash in the face, it is a little blinding too.
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10/23/2003 09:37:13 PM
I think the flash is far too bright and dominant in this image. That may have been your intention - but I don't think it's a strong point. It may have been better if you were further away from the subject and some of that bright light could have diffused a bit.
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10/22/2003 04:15:31 PM
Shows lighting well, a different perspective, but it fails to capture my attention. The focus seems a little off, but that could be because of the intense light from the flash. Its an interesting idea, but the execution falls a little short for me. 4
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10/21/2003 08:11:27 AM
Yeah thanks for blinding me there :-) Well I gotta say one thing, this pic has the brightest light of the challenge.
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10/20/2003 12:16:27 PM
Interesting subject for challenge. Good idea. Good composition. 6.
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10/20/2003 12:16:23 PM
neat idea, not the best outcome.
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10/20/2003 10:11:50 AM
I like how it appears as if you're shooting with a film camera. I'm not sure I like the flash going off though. It is absolutely screaming at me and makes it hard for me to look at the rest of the image.
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10/20/2003 12:32:55 AM
A little too much flash here. I think you would have benifited from a faster shutter speed here with some sorrounding light against a black backdrop to comensate for the shutter.
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