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Challenge: Indecision (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Duotone
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: The Office
Date: Nov 2, 2004
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2004

Used wax to prop up a series of quarters On a white backround to give the appearence of a strobe light sequence of flipping a coin. Had to set it up and take it at the office during my lunch hour!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 5.8784
Avg (non-participants): 6.8770
Views since voting: 7675
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 196
Comments: 49
Favorites: 15 (view)


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11/10/2004 06:30:28 PM
Very cool setup (you can light a candle at work?LOL) and shot. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/09/2004 08:46:28 PM
Congratulations on Your Ribbon! Creatively planned and executed!
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11/09/2004 08:25:06 PM
Congratulations on a winner shot. I was curious how you did it. Very creative.
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11/09/2004 07:56:45 PM
How imaginative! Great job.
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11/09/2004 07:09:40 PM
It is very creative! But I can't help noticing that the coin flips the wrong way :)
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11/09/2004 06:39:57 PM
Very nice idea, quite a simple setup, congrats on the ribbon...
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11/09/2004 12:11:03 PM
Amazing. Most creative of the bunch. Congratulations!
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11/09/2004 07:34:44 AM
congrats on the red!
I'm glad I was wrong about the shadow blowing the shot! (i still would have cloned out the shadows, but, hey, that's me)
good concept none the less, and a great way to make them stick (wax)
keep it up!
E
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11/09/2004 07:05:00 AM
Well done!
Congratulations on an excellent image and the ribbon!
Good time managment at work too by the way!

Randy.
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11/09/2004 02:45:16 AM
Well, call me wrong for suggesting that the political title was costing you. lol.

congrats on the red.
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11/09/2004 02:21:54 AM
Awsome shot! Creatively done without having to stitch multiple shots togheter. Wish I could be this productive during my lunch break =).
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11/09/2004 02:10:33 AM
I am trying as I type this to pull off you picture for real with my d70 and SB-800 flash that can do rapid fire. Great inspiration for me. Thanks for the great Idea.

Adam
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11/09/2004 01:42:28 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments and voting on my picture. Winning this ribbon is a wonderful surprise. Just goes to show that even a blind squirrel will find a nut on occasion!
11/09/2004 12:17:09 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon!
Ingenious simplicity - Well Done!
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11/09/2004 12:04:12 AM
Hey Lawrence: an ideal way to use the luch time break. Cool image. Congrats on your red.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2004 10:21:08 PM
The photo is great -- so I won't lower your score for the title ;-) It took me a white to figure out how you did this, but I think I finally did. I wish I could think this creatively! BOL
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11/08/2004 09:45:56 PM
Quite impressive, I really enjoyed this shot. Love the idea.
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11/08/2004 08:45:47 PM
wow.....wow.
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11/08/2004 05:12:58 AM
I like this. The idea is not unique in the challenge, and some have even used the same approach. Yours stands out from the rest because the use of your hand is more natural, and the lighting works well in this composition.
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11/07/2004 07:47:02 PM
Very nice. The border is kind of awkward though. I won't deduct for that. My favorite of this challenge so far. The black and white, composition are both great ideas.
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11/07/2004 04:38:48 PM
You should have left this one untitled, IMO.. It doesn't need one, and making it a political decision is probably costing you.
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11/06/2004 10:08:57 AM
very original, i like it
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11/06/2004 12:50:21 AM
great composition.. ya had me for a second.
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11/05/2004 11:39:48 PM
Well set up. It would actually look even more realistic without the shadows of the coins. Nice b&w shot.
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11/05/2004 11:04:05 PM
Clever! Looks like you shot this with all the coins standing on a sheet of paper (the shadows and traces of adhesive give it away). I think it might be a little more natural to flip the image so you'd have a right-handed person and a time progression from left to right. 8
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11/05/2004 10:57:30 AM
Nice try! Took you some time...
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11/05/2004 07:41:13 AM
well done too bad about the shadows on the coins.. a little distracting but this is well put-together
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11/04/2004 09:58:50 PM
Interesting and clever setup you have there.
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11/04/2004 04:26:42 PM
Great composition, idea and execution! You must have a lot of patience.
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11/04/2004 10:12:21 AM
best of the coin shots. well executed.
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11/03/2004 07:48:04 PM
What a creative shot on such short notice! Outstanding!
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11/03/2004 04:05:20 PM
Nice work...if it was not for the shadows, it would be a perfect "trick". still a great shot.
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11/03/2004 03:48:52 PM
too bad about the shadows - kind of gives the illusion away.
good idea - good luck
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11/03/2004 03:08:11 PM
Hah, I had the exact same idea, but grew tired of sticking the coins to the paper - they kept falling over.
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11/03/2004 01:59:31 PM
shadow on background ruins the illusion. you should have dodged it out, or used a black BG and leveled it out.
Good idea, and mostly well executed.
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11/03/2004 01:37:24 PM
very cool Idea for a shot it turned out really well good job
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11/03/2004 01:05:26 PM
Nice setup - the shadows give it away a little, but it looks like that would be hard to avoid. "A" for effort certainly!
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11/03/2004 10:02:47 AM
Out of all the coins pictures, think this one is the best, how long did it take you to stand them up :-) 5x2
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11/03/2004 09:21:16 AM
Can't wait to see how this was done - it is difficult - I know, I have a similar but much less effective submission. - yours is the best!
I think I've worked it out - now I'm not so impressed but it is still a gerat photo
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11/03/2004 08:55:46 AM
Great idea and execution!
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11/03/2004 08:39:06 AM
very nice. it's too bad you can see the shadownear your thumb/finger and the coins at the left. It really blows the effect.
next time you try a photo like this, where the background is very close to your subject, you might want to use a white reflector just off camera (in this case lower half) to fill in those shadows some.
good idea I'm sure you will do well!
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11/03/2004 08:10:50 AM
Challenge link: strong. Nice (if predictable) idea.

Image critique: not bad, well composed, but you've given the game away with the shadow. Why!!!? This is advanced editing and you could have removed this which would have made your shot 10 times better. As it is, I'd have to say it's too harsh and washed out.

Out of challenge interest: not much.
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11/03/2004 07:59:21 AM
Very very creative. I hope this ribbon :-) 10 good luck
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11/03/2004 06:41:18 AM
hehehehe :)
I had to think for a moment ...
The shadows gave it away finaly.
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11/03/2004 02:29:24 AM
Nice setup and good lighting to create this illusion. Very nice job.
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11/03/2004 01:30:26 AM
I don't care for the title, but that is not important. I love the photo - its such a clever idea. If only you could have managed without the "give-away" shadows. The b&w works well in this case.
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11/03/2004 12:45:06 AM
nice...just wish you'd taken out the shadow off the hand--it would have been even more effective. all the same, great job for a speed challenge!
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11/03/2004 12:41:17 AM
cool! .. it took me about 5 seconds to figure out how you did this. cool idea, well executed
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11/03/2004 12:14:53 AM
Getting them to stay upright must have been quite a struggle. A great image. 10
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