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Light Speed
Light Speed
jenarom


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

More than a hundred xmas lights in a foam board behing a TIE Fighter. I moved the board as the camera took the picture to simulate the stars as the spaceship travels at light speed.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.4916
Avg (commenters): 7.7308
Avg (participants): 6.5981
Avg (non-participants): 6.4046
Views since voting: 1985
Votes: 238
Comments: 32
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/03/2004 10:23:21 PM
Thanks for your comment, Amor E Morte.
That's a keen observation, about the TIE being unable to go to hyperspace. Being also a SW fan, I do know that, but the TIE fighter is a highly recognizable icon from Star Wars. So I still decided to do it. Also, the TIE is way cooler than the XWing, visually.

03/03/2004 03:37:24 PM
I was browsing old challenges and come across this
picture! Damn, I love it!
Im huge SW fan.

But, there is this one thing that bugs me...
Well you see... Tie Fightar can't go into warp speed
(light speed).
But who the hell knows that anyway ;)

Great photo! :) It would be 9 from me (-1 for light speed)
he,he... :)

Cheers!
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12/18/2002 11:51:35 AM
"Critique Club Comment"

COMPOSITION- Very great idea for the motion challenge. You cropped the shot very well for the theme of you picture. Creative idea with the light. Maybe you could have added just a little more lights to fill the rest of the space. Other than that I think it's perfect.

BACKGROUND- The lights are perfect for the background. Just a little more to fill the rest of the space.

CAMERA WORK- DOF and shutter speed are great. You hit it great.

DIGITAL PROCESSING- I don't know if it's just a light reflection or little "jaggies" just make sure you save it as close to 150K to keep it as clean as possible. Your levels and colors are great.

MY OPINION- I was lucky to get assigned this shot. I think this should have won. I love it. I'm a big Star Wars fan too. Very great job.
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12/16/2002 11:41:45 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments. I really love Star Wars, and this is my 2nd Star Wars picture in dpchallenge. I actually have some other scifi pictures here. I had a lot of fun creating the effect of light speed. I punched more than a hundred holes on a black foam board, and put xmas lights in them. The trouble I had was lighting the TIE Fighter. Because I don't have proper lighting, I used two small flashlights that cast a yellow light, so I had to correct the color in Photoshop. Another problem is that my digital camera has no manual control for the shutter speed. I set the timer in the camera which was placed on a tripod, and at the time of the firing of the camera, I quickly moved the board so that I could get the lines of light, similar to the effects in the movies (ha! I wish!). Thanks again to everyone.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 07:44:11 PM
Very funny! I'm a big Star Wars fan so you get an extra point from me ;-) You did a good job aligning the TIE fighter exactly to the "laser" strokes of light. I don't like the tight crop especially in the lower half of the photo. -stephan
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12/15/2002 06:51:05 PM
Hey I think we have a Geroge Lucas in the crowd.
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12/15/2002 05:21:54 PM
I'd maybe prefer a little softer frontlighting on the ship, but otherwise well-designed and executed; good use of panoramic crop.
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12/15/2002 03:36:36 PM
I like the concept, not sure I like the crop though.
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12/15/2002 11:11:48 AM
Got a laugh out of this one. Well done.
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12/14/2002 09:44:32 PM
You can almost feel you are in the moive!
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12/14/2002 03:05:38 AM
A fun, eentertaining photo. You pulled the lighting off pretty well. Not so sure about the cropping of the image, but it works ok I guess. Nice job.
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12/13/2002 05:53:47 PM
Very creative entry, definatley one of the best of the week.
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12/13/2002 10:59:15 AM
Sharp!
12/13/2002 05:14:30 AM
NIce shot. The tie fighter is really clear. The motion is well captured, even though I don't think it's moving. Great job. - Inspzil
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12/12/2002 08:40:36 AM
wow, i feel like i am in space! what am i looking at and how did you accomplish this!
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12/12/2002 08:37:09 AM
Great job. I like what you did here. Good focus, good lighting, interesting subject. 9 waltoml.
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12/10/2002 03:22:05 PM
awesome. very clever :)
12/10/2002 05:10:28 AM
Love it for it's great idea. Also the light to the star-ship is set well.
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12/10/2002 12:20:22 AM
very creative! good lighting and great focus
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12/09/2002 11:55:20 PM
I couldn't help but to laugh. Well done. Great use of hte new image size rules, good focus on the Tie... Awesome shot Two thumbs up.
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12/09/2002 11:30:24 PM
I love the cropping you did to this picture. Nice use of the new rules..
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12/09/2002 08:43:21 PM
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12/09/2002 04:23:37 PM
Nice TIE Fighter!! It's nice that the site allows different pixel height and width because the cropping here looks really good. Would love to know how you did this one. 8
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12/09/2002 02:37:20 PM
This has come out really well, maybe the stars are a bit bright or wide and two black patches top and bottom without stars. Must of been tricky to do. 9 marbo
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12/09/2002 01:28:09 PM
Luke I'm your father...O' sorry. Hey cool shot. This is really neat.
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12/09/2002 12:22:54 PM
Too bad there is dark space at the bottom of the phot where light blurs should be. jgillard6
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12/09/2002 12:03:28 PM
Very nice
03/03/2004 10:23:21 PM
Great idea! I wish there were a tad of motion blur on the spaceship (I'm pathetic for not knowing what that's called). 9
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12/09/2002 09:47:22 AM
Cute
12/09/2002 04:33:35 AM
Excellent! 9
12/09/2002 02:26:31 AM
haha, this is a great idea. I like the new way that we can crop. It worked good with this shot. 10
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12/09/2002 01:18:09 AM
Very nice! But it looks like the stars are moving faster than the ship. Maybe if the lights were pulled in the opposite direction? hehe (7)
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