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Got the shadow. Where's the subject?
Got the shadow. Where's the subject?

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Challenge: Out of Place (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS II
Location: CU Dorm Room
Date: Mar 27, 2004
Aperture: 1:2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 15.0 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Interior
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2004

A photo I took in my dorm room. The light source I used from my lava lamp. Uncovered the lamp for an instant so that it lighted the area behind my body which was between the light and the camera making me look like a shadow.

Hope you guys like my first submissions! :)

Place: 234 out of 241
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Votes: 271
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04/07/2004 01:49:46 AM
I think a lot of you thought that it was just a normal shadow on the wall but in fact it was not. The black figure was actually me, the real subject, I just set my camera on long shutter and flashed a light behind me so that for an instant, a black figure appeared, hence this 'shadow' effect (you can still see through the 'solid' body as I only flashed the light behind me for a fraction of a second)...

So basically since I was the actual shadow, there was no actual subject in which this 'shadow' was cast from hence the theme "out of place".

Hope this clears up some ppl's confusion...

Message edited by author 2004-04-07 02:53:59.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2004 11:02:34 PM
I see the double exposure, but overall, the picture is too cluttered and confusing. The title gave me a hint on what's happening, but without it, I don't understand what's going on here. It's understandable if you were short on time and/or in a wrong place, but next time try to plan ahead. Nice attempt.
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04/05/2004 03:25:44 PM
Just dont like this. Sorry!
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04/04/2004 09:37:11 AM
Too blury to make out what you're thyign to do. Perhaps using a single coloer of the background would have made teh shadow stand out more.
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04/02/2004 04:21:28 AM
Not very good I am afraid.
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04/02/2004 02:38:08 AM
don't get it, don't like it, reflections or something of the doorframe, 1
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04/02/2004 02:25:19 AM
This is not very clear, but I see what you mean.
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03/31/2004 08:12:30 PM
great idea, unfortunately not executed as well as I would have like :(
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03/31/2004 02:52:13 PM
Out of place? I don't see it. Sorry. This just isn't really interesting to look at for me.
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03/31/2004 02:14:28 PM
very nice concept, just not well executed photgraphically, of course in my opinion...but great idea.
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03/31/2004 10:08:32 AM
this conveys absolutely nothing to me but I am not a photographer I just like to look at the pictures and see if it fits the topic!
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