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Dead Poet's Club
Dead Poet's Club
BrennanOB


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Challenge: DPC Album Cover (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Living room/Walnut Creek, CA
Date: Jul 22, 2004
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2004

Fun with light painting! I thoght of using the Xrays of the guy with the framing nail head peircings for this challenge as it is gross enough to be arresting. I collect images and stories of construction accidents and share them with new hires to put the fear of God and gravity in them.

Add in the most depressing poetry and book titles in the house and the old typewriter from the garage and a hammer and nails, enough already . But my daughter who helped me with this shot added the poem in the typewriter.

Longish (15 -25 seconds )exposure while I played with the mini mag light and took the best on review.

Added in the title and blurred the layer under it to get a ghostly effect, flattened layer, save to web, and for the first time ever, no USM since it was supposed to be sort of ghostly anyway.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.6000
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.4157
Avg (non-participants): 6.7206
Views since voting: 1832
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 225
Comments: 21
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08/02/2004 12:25:31 AM
Congratulations on your 9th finish. A very out of the box comp.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2004 10:25:15 PM
Excellent composition, lighting. Well thought out scene. Great title too.
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08/01/2004 03:21:38 AM
Love the picture .. hate the title treatment. It just doesn't suit the image. Anyway, wonderful setup and theme .. 7
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07/30/2004 06:21:29 PM
Looks like you put a lot of effort into this one! I like the lighting/set-up -- good work!
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07/30/2004 12:28:34 PM
'saddness'?
07/29/2004 05:45:37 AM
Excellent capture, great lighting.
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07/28/2004 06:29:33 PM
Society lol. Nice image, Well processed
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07/27/2004 11:39:06 PM
Love the effects 9
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07/27/2004 08:05:21 PM
Very "albumy" looking indeed. Nice lighting and processing - the nail "ghosts" are very effective.
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07/27/2004 05:12:40 PM
Good composition. Thought provoking
The soft focus effect is nice. Lighting is very appealing to the image.
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07/27/2004 01:26:59 PM
nice picture, ugly text effect ! a7
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07/27/2004 07:50:40 AM
Love it! (10)
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07/26/2004 08:56:03 PM
The "painting" you did with the light here is very effective, it makes the photo have a moody feel which goes along with the band's name. The composition is just great. (9)
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07/26/2004 02:02:24 PM
Interesting title and very interesting shot. I like the shot, I really do but the lettering on the title really pulls me away. The way it's smeared or smudged in all directions is really distracting to me. I used to make signs that had the swept or smudged look and one thing I found that really works for me is to keep it all going in the same direction, making it look more wind swept than smudged.

The lighting is a bit harsh in just a couple of spots but otherwise a nice shot. As is an 8
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07/26/2004 12:00:24 PM
really nice lighting. handwritten paper comming out of a typewritter seems strange. it's not something i would knock points off for or anything, but just something i noticed. the x-rays are a nice touch too.
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07/26/2004 09:40:26 AM
I love the symbolisms your elements portray ... lighting is great, sepia-ish color suggests mystery ... the title is not that original though :-(.
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07/26/2004 08:14:25 AM
Lovely 10
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07/26/2004 07:44:53 AM
Great shot, and effective use of painting with light. 9
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07/26/2004 04:15:58 AM
very well thought out
Great photo
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07/26/2004 01:07:22 AM
I would love to know the lighting and editing techniques used here. Just beautiful. So unique. Very surreal.
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07/26/2004 12:36:42 AM
This is a very interesting image. I can't tell if this was done in photoshop, or if it was painted with light. It looks a tad unnatural.. but impressive nonetheless. I just hope it's painted with light, and not dodged and burned. 8
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