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Challenge: Stopped Motion II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Sep 16, 2004
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 180 / with strobe
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2004

Crop: hi-pass in overlay mode, accented shadows and highlights. Selected hand, inversed and um slightly remainer. Clone out imperfections.

The shot was done by throwing pieces up in the air and bringing fist down quickly while the other hand controlled the shutter. The kings were arranged first.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.2025
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.1217
Avg (non-participants): 7.2787
Views since voting: 7596
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 237
Comments: 59
Favorites: 35 (view)


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07/12/2005 09:21:57 AM
WOW! This is beautiful! Fantastically composed and executed. Very ingenious. I can't believe how good the DOF is. I'm very impressed...

I also have to agree with KDO's praise. You are a gem on this site. Thank you for sharing your art, expertise, and wisdom so generously.
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12/03/2004 06:43:31 PM
(Long speechless pause)... so amazing. You are not only a person who transcends in heart, soul, and spirit; you are an artistic genius. This photo, all of these photos, are breath-taking and awe-inspiring.

Although it will go against your humble nature, please accept the following praise:

We all have much to learn from you: in life and in art.

I wonder if you know how rare you really are: one in a million, no, more like one in a billion. It is an honor to view your work and read your words. Thanks for the balance and the brilliant common sense you bring to this place.

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11/26/2004 05:18:26 AM
I always meant to comment on this. It's excellent - very competently shot and a superb answer to the brief. The only thing missing from it is a ribbon!
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09/30/2004 01:23:57 PM
hey daniel, great image and congrats on the high score!

and a very big thanks for leaving all the great comments on my photos!
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09/28/2004 10:28:28 PM
Great capture and the post processing is amazingly perfect! Do you give lessons? Congratulations.
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09/27/2004 09:13:23 PM
Congrats on the top 5 and an awsome score, and awsome shot.
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09/27/2004 10:37:38 AM
This was a 10 from me -- I'm even more impressed that this wasn't "staged" motion! I really thought you had stuck those pieces into place in some way.
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09/27/2004 08:05:24 AM
congratulations on fifth place; creative and technically superb.
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09/27/2004 07:33:13 AM
After reading how you did this, it made it an even more amazing shot. Congratulations on being in the top 5.
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09/27/2004 07:20:40 AM
Dan, I really thought it would ribbon. But ribbon or not, the quality of the image is there to be admired. Excellent work.
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09/27/2004 04:48:15 AM
Congratulations on top5! This was seriously underrated, you deserved a ribbon with this.

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09/27/2004 01:33:20 AM
Congrats on the top 5 Dan. The lighting is perfect.
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09/27/2004 12:51:16 AM
Awesome job! I gave you a 10 for this shot - absolutely sensational :-D

p.s. What does 'ym' mean?
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09/27/2004 12:33:09 AM
I pegged you as the blue ribbon winner but hey, 5th not bad in this very tough challenge.
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09/27/2004 12:28:59 AM
Beautiful! Lovely lighting and excellent stop motion. Congrats!
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09/27/2004 12:28:08 AM
I definitely had this one pegged as a ribbon winner. I loved the originality. Great shot. Great job.
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09/27/2004 12:24:00 AM
Congrats ... had you as my fav for the challenge!

nice shot Coley
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09/27/2004 12:20:05 AM
Hi vote from me on this, Dan. Congrats on your finish!
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09/27/2004 12:16:10 AM
Congrats on 5th place Dan, very creative!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2004 10:16:42 PM
one of my picks for a top 10. good luck!
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09/26/2004 09:58:10 PM
Not sure if the pieces are actually hit in the air, or if they are dropped. Either way, it's still well done. Nice composition.
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09/26/2004 03:25:32 AM
Not sure how you managed this but it works perfectly.
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09/25/2004 04:36:41 PM
Ready voting, can't score you high enough, so you need to do with 10 (1 of 3)
It's not because it's perfect, it's not but its the best idea and worked out 99%
There is just one thing that you could have done and that's clone out the "white dust" on the black background...
I realy hope you score well and people won't notice or don't care...

Oh and love to know how this is done :)
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09/25/2004 02:37:03 PM
Is this a photo of my husband??? LOL Excellent detail and stop action!
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09/24/2004 11:41:40 PM
Temper temper. Nice shot that captures the topic of the challenge well. Looks like it was staged but great either way. Very clean.
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09/24/2004 11:09:42 PM
This has got to be my favorite in the challenge. Great idea excellent execution. This would be a great stock photo. Almost too perfect as absolutly nothing is moving in the shot, black background, two pieces still on the board... I still like it.
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09/24/2004 10:59:15 PM
The intelectual + the violent touch... something new and inspiring

Very nice.. 9 from me
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09/24/2004 10:46:24 PM
good shot, great composition, top 3 for sure! Hope you tell us how you did it!
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09/24/2004 10:09:35 PM
This is my very favorite. Very original and I just love it!!!
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09/24/2004 10:27:38 AM
You must have been playing black! Nice shot. 7
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09/24/2004 09:37:36 AM
EddyG?
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09/24/2004 08:43:18 AM
heh great shot.. hope this does well
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09/24/2004 05:01:12 AM
clever idea, you must have done this before.
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09/23/2004 07:13:38 PM
Great photo! How many attempts did it take to get the pieces in the right spots? This turned out great, not only technically but also in terms of what it conveys.
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09/23/2004 12:21:49 AM
Good idea and very well executed.
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09/22/2004 07:43:32 PM
Very nice! Excellent sharpness and clarity of image. The reflections are controled well on the board and chess pieces. There's something in the background that looks like dirt on the backdrop? Not enough to get me to vote lower, but something to look at and clone out when you offer this as a print. 9
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09/22/2004 04:35:27 PM
My favorite for this challenge. Nice, crisp, and well composed.
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09/21/2004 11:40:38 PM
Very creative. How did you do this? Lighting is great, and I like the touch with the both Kings "fighting" on the ground. Pretty cool.
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09/21/2004 10:47:26 PM
Interesting approach. How many times did you need to hit the board to get them composed like that? The contrast between the natural browns and green against the black background is very attractive. Really like the image. Good luck with the challenge.
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09/21/2004 09:11:41 PM
Nice photo!
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09/21/2004 09:06:25 PM
One of my favorites. If the hand had not been in the picture and the black on the top right would have been more uniform, I would have given it a 10.
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09/21/2004 08:09:00 PM
Amazing job you did on this.
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09/21/2004 06:55:42 PM
Very nice shot.
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09/21/2004 03:44:12 PM
pretty chess set!
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09/21/2004 02:04:04 PM
This is a REALLY great and original idea! Very very well executed! Let me guess, graphicfunk? (10)

Good luck...
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09/21/2004 11:32:05 AM
This is realy cool and emotive image. Would like to know how you did this but in any case this is a very good image.
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09/21/2004 11:29:54 AM
The lighting on each piece betrays the fact that this is a composited photo. This isn't stopped motion. This is a creation in Photoshop. Additionally, the composition is extremely weak.
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09/21/2004 11:22:34 AM
Good lighting no Motion Trails, and a nice picture, this is a good example to have all others follow. Good job 8
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09/21/2004 02:39:18 AM
Great idea. Interesting subject. Terrific stopped motion effect.
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09/21/2004 01:36:50 AM
Very clever idea! You should get points for originality. I like it alot. :)
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09/21/2004 12:09:32 AM
One of the few unique entries. Good job. 8.
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09/20/2004 11:24:42 PM
Nice lighting and wonderfully saturated color. I hope this one is in the top 10.
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09/20/2004 10:29:25 PM
I have to say, this is the best shot of chess pieces I've ever seen on this site!
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09/20/2004 08:55:25 PM
Beautiful lighting, color and composure on this one.
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09/20/2004 11:26:29 AM
very cool shot.
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09/20/2004 10:58:32 AM
Very nice shot. The lighting, composition and motion are all captured well.
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09/20/2004 09:00:19 AM
Great!
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09/20/2004 04:45:15 AM
Love the idea, execution and the control of lighting. Not sure about the choice of pieces you have used, like 2 kings and the rest still flying out of the board. Still, a great shot and you deserve a 10.
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09/20/2004 12:31:03 AM
Excellent idea, well framed, perfect lighting. One of my favourites to ribbon. 10
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