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Stage Fright
Stage Fright
bseifipour


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Challenge: Deck Of Cards (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Location: Russia
Date: Apr 22, 2012
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2012

Setup is camera, in the dark, with long exposure (30 sec) high aperture. Used a candle to get the orange tint on the Queen, then used a flashlight (white light) to light up the "stage" and "audience" in the background. Was trying ot create sortof a dreamlike feel on the stage.


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.1053
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1351
Avg (non-participants): 6.0909
Views since voting: 520
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 114
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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05/04/2012 08:17:21 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

And welcome back from a long absence, too...five years without DPC? How on earth did you survive, inquiring minds want to know...;-)

Ok enough silliness. I really like this shot, especially with the jokers in the front row. No wonder the poor queen looks trepidatious about going out on the stage. The towel as stage curtain and checkerboard shows resourcefulness and creativity and the checkerboard also evokes Alice in Wonderland.

Technically the comp is fine, good use of a tripod, long exposure, candle and a flashlight. Done that more than once and still do! I do feel the queen is oversharpened and a bit too bleedy to the lower right, I'm guessing that's where the candle was located. Very good creation of an audience in ramped seats staggered as they are in an actual theatre.

Otherwise I really can't poke any holes in this image. I love homemade setups like this, and am glad to see you finished quite well. So welcome back and hope to see more entries from you soon!

Feel free to PM me

Susan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2012 10:38:41 PM
Lovely idea in dire need for a better representation. The sharpness of the queen is terrible and the haloes are damaging the entire shot, the blur is too obviously added in pp - I gave it a 6 for now
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04/28/2012 03:13:06 PM
snicker
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04/28/2012 02:52:46 PM
I that a towel?
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04/28/2012 06:24:47 AM
I like your mind,certainly in my top ten.Boost.
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04/24/2012 03:39:30 PM
Amusing scene
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04/23/2012 06:45:50 PM
Clever and imaginative. A touch too much red bleed over on the Queen, but it works when looked at as a whole. Very imaginative. Nice job.
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04/23/2012 05:18:51 AM
one of my favorites... very nice story
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