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18 Inch Headache
18 Inch Headache

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Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: bedroom
Date: Jun 6, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2004

My sister Suzanne.
Went out and bought an 18 inch wrench. the opening must be around 5 to 6cm. There are 5 light bulbs for this shot. two 100W desklamps used to give her hair some shine. a 500W light from the bottom up. another 500W shining at the ceiling and illuminating a large piece of white carboard, which is reflected in the wrench. The paper had to be right above the camera. The last 500 W light bulb is pointing straight at her at camera level, but a bit the left. With this much light, I could shrink to aperture to 6.3, focus at the mid point between her and the wrench so that they both come out in focus.

I handheld the wrench with arm extended out while snapping the the other hand. Most shots where misaligned; but I had many to choose from and this one was the best.

I handheld the wrench with arm extended out while snapping the photo wioth my other hand. Most shots where misaligned; but I had many to choose from and this one was the best.

PS: the background is a hanging velvet sheet.

Place: 27 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.1940
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.0505
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 2329
Votes: 201
Comments: 45
Favorites: 0

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11/19/2004 01:28:50 PM
Unfortunately, a wrench doesn't look to be "there". But the idea is nice...
06/14/2004 05:45:48 AM
I gave this a 10
maybe if you had done a poor job more people would have believed it and you would have scored higher
bad luck should have been much higher
06/14/2004 05:44:42 AM
I can't believe this got so many low scores. You win some, you lose some I guess.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 11:57:25 PM
My fav...hope it ribbons...She really looks like she has a headache....great job!
06/13/2004 11:09:43 PM
I was surprised not to see more optical illusions like this in this challenge. This one is cleverly done and sharp as a tack. Nice job.
06/13/2004 03:51:35 PM
wheres the Deep Depth Of Field
06/13/2004 01:50:39 PM
Cool concept. Very original take on the challenge. I hope a ribbon for this picture. I love color and skin texture too.
06/13/2004 09:36:59 AM
Another of the photos in this challenge where I can't wait to see how you did it. I liked this shot from the first time I saw it.
06/12/2004 09:58:45 PM
06/11/2004 05:35:45 PM
Sweeeet! Great idea and flawless execution! A ribbon winner in my book.
06/11/2004 04:50:38 AM
Great idea, that headache looks real. 10
06/10/2004 11:20:21 PM
Superb lighting!!
One of my 2 favorites in this challenge.
06/10/2004 10:40:36 PM
Nice shot, But I don't think this fits the category. Depth of Field
06/10/2004 01:07:38 PM
great shot, Its amazing how clear both the wrench and the person are. 7
06/10/2004 03:43:56 AM
Great concept and of course it's real-- otherwise it wouldn't meet the challenge. Excellent focus on the wrench and the wench. :)
06/09/2004 04:34:03 PM
very orginal
06/08/2004 10:16:48 PM
Ha! Great positioning of the crescent wrench - and using it as a tool to demonstrate DoF! It's also a perfect demonstration of multiple sources of light - exposure is perfect on the model and the prop. Black background a real winner. This should finish well above the pack.
06/08/2004 09:39:22 PM
Can't believe you had to validate this. Hopefully you haven't got many weak votes. Great shot. Bump for creativity.
06/08/2004 07:32:47 PM
great idea, attractive model and good lighting (especially since chrome is not easy to light). 9
06/08/2004 06:50:02 PM
LMAO, very imaginative and very well executed. 10
06/08/2004 01:42:11 PM
Made me laugh a lot
Big 9
Good Luck
06/08/2004 12:25:02 PM
I feel like this every Monday morning at work....nice photo.
06/08/2004 11:32:26 AM
This is fantastic. It has captured how so many of our headaches are. Bravo!
06/08/2004 10:52:52 AM
Great humor. :)
06/08/2004 03:33:16 AM
Very cool photo. The setup and composition of the shot look perfect. DOF, detail, and lighting is great. Hope you do well, I give a 9
06/07/2004 11:04:33 PM
well done. Original.
06/07/2004 09:57:10 PM
what is it with the eye highlight?
06/07/2004 08:15:58 PM
Great Composition.
06/07/2004 06:47:59 PM
This is a well executed forced perspective shot and it does require deep depth of field to achieve. I don't find the subject appealing, however. I'm sure others will. Good luck with it!
06/07/2004 05:44:38 PM
Cute....I think if model had her hair pulled back it'd have been just a touch more realistic.....but creative....

06/07/2004 04:05:16 PM
GREAT PICTURE -- I tried for the same concept - (mine came out a little sloppy) -- no one understood the deep depth of field in the illusion! I'm giving you a 10!
06/07/2004 02:20:19 PM
This cracks me up. Great idea and humorous take on the challenge theme. It's one of my top choices.
06/07/2004 01:16:07 PM
Very cool!!! Excellent take on the challenge! Now that's using your head. :) Good clarity and focus throughout the photo. Good luck with the challenge!!!
06/07/2004 12:26:38 PM
Very well done and great job of balancing the light! 7
06/07/2004 09:44:52 AM
*Very* creative! Great clean background really emphasizes the sbuject(s). Nice composition as well.
06/07/2004 09:27:31 AM
Good use of a longer lens to flatten out the image. Creative idea, well done. Well lit and composed, including no disturbing reflections in the spanner/wrench, and that vivid blue eye in the middle of the whole shot really catches your attention. I like this more the more I look at it. Good work!
06/07/2004 06:36:58 AM
Bad piece of photoshop work (does not look real at all) and I can't see the connection to the challenge theme. Sorry.
06/07/2004 04:18:11 AM
Really cute idea. Did you edit her eye at all? It looks a little strange.
06/07/2004 03:32:52 AM
good ideea and dof...hope the model is still alive...;-)
06/07/2004 03:31:26 AM
What a great idea. Hope this one does well.
06/07/2004 02:46:15 AM
06/07/2004 01:29:37 AM
Nice visual illusion and nice example of how a deep depth of field can be applied. Good work and good luck in the challenge.
06/07/2004 01:09:40 AM
Nicely done, and a great way to illustrate a large DOF. Nice shot.
06/07/2004 01:05:33 AM
Wow! What clarity! How did you do that?
06/07/2004 12:30:37 AM
Very nice take on the challenge. This one may ribbon

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