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Blackout Coder
Blackout Coder

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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Brighton MA
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.625
Galleries: Portraiture, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

'Blackout' coding sessions are what coders turn to when their eyes are as exhausted as their bodies. Dark backgrounds, no other light sources, only the text glowing on the screen.

Removing all distractions from the environment and saving the power of ones eyes for just a few more hours is the last stage after even the 'midnight oil' has burned out.

The shot itself was taken in my kitchen, where I do a good deal of my work. Curtains and black sheets covered the windows behind and in front of the camera (offcamera to the right). The only illumination comes from my disseration research up on the screen. Long[ish] exposure to deal with the very low lighting conditions. I'm guessing at the ISO, it didn't get recorded, for whatever reason.

Place: 144 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.4299
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3280
Avg (non-participants): 5.4974
Views since voting: 756
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 314
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 06:57:57 PM
Nice coloring, maybe seems a little dark overall for me though. BB
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12/09/2007 03:21:04 PM
I hope Mr. Jobs is giving you royalties... But I like it.
12/09/2007 02:13:35 PM
I hate apple... 1

No kidding. Although I don't use, never used and never will use apple, let’s talk about this photo. It is an apple commercial more than yourself. But I still like it. It's an interesting and unique idea :) Good one overall :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2007 09:51:16 AM
nice one
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12/07/2007 12:10:16 AM
Not too much going on here huh?
12/06/2007 07:58:22 PM
I like the blue lighting, nice moment captured as well, seems like a candid shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2007 09:34:16 AM
Nice lighting and glow. Upgrade to a PC though. :)
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12/06/2007 12:17:31 AM
Nifty comp and lighting - the presentation tells me quite a bit about you.
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12/05/2007 06:22:58 PM
Maybe not your intention, but I got a giggle out of this. I think I've known too many obsessive programmers!
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12/05/2007 01:43:15 AM
I guess that wil be better if the blue tone adjusted to brighter, so the model will more standing out. ;) 7++
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