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Challenge: Before and After II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: AB
Date: Dec 9, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2008

I used my 580 Canon flash, it was set for stroboscopic use, 3 Htz, 2 pops

Thanks everybody for voting and the comments. I would probably not take this picture if it wouldn’t be for the DPC Olympics III, so thanks Olympics for making me to experiment. I have just got a message from DPC that my picture was validated, which was essential for our result and the Gold in this edition of the Olympics. Thanks all participants of the Olympics and especially team Iceland for making us (team Poland) to work hard! The setup was quite easy, I constructed from 2x4s a stand where I placed big nail, put it in my bath tub covered it with black clothing and taped the fabric to the wall by the tub. I suspended the balloon on a very heavy plastic line attached to a curtain pole which I moved into the middle above the bath tub, and started experimenting with swinging balloons and exposure. I used my 580 EX flash in multi mode . You can set the flash to how often the strobe flashes, how many times and how strong is the pop. After experimenting with about 40 balloons I got satisfactory results. There was not too much to clean after. I should mention that the pictures were taken in complete darkness and the flashes of the strobe made the exposure. I submitted the picture which my family and friends liked the most, not the one I liked, which you can see here. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/20324/120/748241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/20324/120/748241.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

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Place: 1 out of 143
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Avg (commenters): 8.3704
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Views since voting: 9676
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Votes: 208
Comments: 57
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12/23/2008 10:25:59 AM
This is a great example of why you can't judge on a thumbnail. I almost didn't even look at this shot (I joined after voting had concluded) but WOW I am glad I did. Great shot and congrats on your win! It looks deserved!
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12/20/2008 08:22:15 AM
Fantastic photo. Definitely has the Wow factor. I should try this...

I think you chose the right photo for the challenge. Congrats!
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12/18/2008 04:34:27 PM
Thanks so much !
Debbi
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12/17/2008 11:33:09 PM
Thanks everybody for voting and the comments. I would probably not take this picture if it wouldn’t be for the DPC Olympics III, so thanks Olympics for making me to experiment. I have just got a message from DPC that my picture was validated, which was essential for our result and the Gold in this edition of the Olympics. Thanks all participants of the Olympics and especially team Iceland for making us (team Poland) to work hard! The setup was quite easy, I constructed from 2x4s a stand where I placed big nail, put it in my bath tub covered it with black clothing and taped the fabric to the wall by the tub. I suspended the balloon on a very heavy plastic line attached to a curtain pole which I moved into the middle above the bath tub, and started experimenting with swinging balloons and exposure. I used my 580 EX flash in multi mode . You can set the flash to how often the strobe flashes, how many times and how strong is the pop. After experimenting with about 40 balloons I got satisfactory results. There was not too much to clean after. I should mention that the pictures were taken in complete darkness and the flashes of the strobe made the exposure. I submitted the picture which my family and friends liked the most, not the one I liked, which you can see here. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/20324/120/748241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/20324/120/748241.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
12/17/2008 10:25:44 PM
LOL! It probably took a heck of a lot longer to clean up the aftermath! Congrats on the blue.
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12/17/2008 09:06:27 PM
Congrats on the blue! Did you ever consider flipping the photo horizontally? The 1 sec exposure fascinates me
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12/17/2008 05:35:59 PM
Awesome shot - congrat's!
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12/17/2008 04:54:23 PM
Bravo! Congrats on the blue!
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12/17/2008 04:23:30 PM
Oh man! You did GOOOOOOD ! ! ! ! This amazing. I wonder how many ballons and puddles of water did you have to kill before you got perfect, flawless, EXQUISITE timing for your award winning photo! Mega Congratulations!
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12/17/2008 04:06:31 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon and the gold in DPCO III! Well deserved!
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12/17/2008 02:58:59 PM
Top notch shot. Very different. Deserving of the ribbon
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12/17/2008 11:45:33 AM
Wow, I'd love to see a setup shot on this. Done outside?
Debbi
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12/17/2008 07:52:55 AM
Awesome, Artur! Congrats on the blue!!!
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12/17/2008 07:42:49 AM
Very cool shot, new it had to ribbon. Congratulations!
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12/17/2008 05:07:30 AM
Fly the flag Brother, fly the flag
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12/17/2008 04:25:32 AM
nice shot
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12/17/2008 02:37:16 AM
It's been a while since I've seen such shot! Really excellent. Congrats on the blue
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12/17/2008 02:05:49 AM
oh man! home run Art
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12/17/2008 02:00:31 AM
Congrats on your blue, great shot!
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12/17/2008 12:55:23 AM
Superb action shot!!! Congrats on the blue!
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12/17/2008 12:33:03 AM
Fabulous photo. Exquisite timing.
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12/17/2008 12:31:40 AM
Wow! How cool is this? Great shot, Artur. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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12/17/2008 12:20:05 AM
GRRREAT IDEA! Congrats!!
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12/17/2008 12:17:29 AM
Way to Artur, another to add to the growing collection. Wonderful shot!
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12/17/2008 12:08:01 AM
AWEASOME JOB Art. This is a great shot and so completely deserved the Blue.
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12/17/2008 12:06:10 AM
oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing and clever to think of.

a lot of times i think that blue ribbon winners don't deserve it.. but this time, you DEFINITELY deserve it.
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12/17/2008 12:02:40 AM
BOOOYYEAAHH!! Good work Art!!!!!
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12/17/2008 12:01:48 AM
hey congrats! what a freaking awesome photo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/16/2008 11:06:58 PM
Really nice photo!
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12/16/2008 11:28:48 AM
Love the idea, great capture.
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12/16/2008 08:41:52 AM
Awesome! Well done!
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12/15/2008 11:48:43 AM
how did you get the water to freeze like that?! A 9 for sure!!
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12/15/2008 02:17:22 AM
great shot
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12/14/2008 11:49:28 PM
Great idea and execution! One of the top photos for me.
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12/14/2008 02:33:37 PM
Exactly what I wanted to do for this challenge, but didn't have time in the end :-(, so good to see it done better than I would have managed :-)
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12/13/2008 05:12:09 PM
Very cool, I have wanted to try this for a while....the only thing is it is before and after, and it seems that you have the after before the before.....I don't know....
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12/13/2008 02:06:52 PM
Very neat. I like the fact the angle of both balloons is exactly the same. I sure this was very tricky to shoot. 8
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12/13/2008 01:08:33 PM
wow.. to capture it while its still in the same shape... well done 8
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12/13/2008 12:04:37 AM
I'm sure you didn't catch this on the first take - great job at this one: 10!
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12/12/2008 01:13:41 PM
ha nice shot, sorry GREAT SHOT!! 9
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12/12/2008 09:20:11 AM
While I think this shot is neat (and probably took a lot of skill and shots to capture at just the right moment), it seems a little flat to me somehow. Maybe its the lighting?
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12/12/2008 08:54:10 AM
interesting great job
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12/12/2008 08:24:34 AM
Love it! Best of show for me and a Blue prediction! 10 from me and a fav
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12/11/2008 09:41:45 PM
This is cool. How many shots did you take to capture this? Did you flood anyone? Excellent! 10
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12/11/2008 04:26:14 PM
Timed to perfection. Well done.
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12/11/2008 04:08:56 PM
Love it... how many times did you have to do this before you caught it just right?
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12/11/2008 10:34:57 AM
I love these shots, they're so fun!
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12/10/2008 07:09:14 PM
I LOVE IT! Wow, what perfect timing. I'm wondering how many tries it took to get this? Right after the balloon broke, but before the water could accelerate out of shape. Creativity, execution, even the simple orange frame. 10 from me. Well done!
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12/10/2008 06:30:08 PM
So cool!
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12/10/2008 03:06:48 PM
Nice timing!
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12/10/2008 12:39:00 PM
10
:)
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12/10/2008 12:18:14 PM
How many balloons before this turned out?
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12/10/2008 11:53:08 AM
wooowwwww. You have quite a trigger finger there, managing to capture this. Excellent image! -9
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12/10/2008 08:30:27 AM
Great capture!
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12/10/2008 03:02:59 AM
I wanna get me one of these cameras and blow stuff up too.
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12/10/2008 02:06:24 AM
Im imagine this will do very well!
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12/10/2008 12:41:17 AM
very cool
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